Although it isn't cheap for a small car, Honda Jazz running costs are reasonable with both engines capable of more than 50mpg and low insurance groups. The Jazz also depreciates slowly, protecting owners' investments for longer than most other small cars.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||116p||£977 - £1,055 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Variable, according to on board computer.|
|Warranty||Three years/90,000 miles.|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£10 - £115
See tax rates for all versions
13 - 19
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
The Honda Jazz offers emissions levels are reasonable with the 1.2-litre at 123g/km. The manual 1.4-litre achieves 126g/km or 125g/km with the CVT auto ’box. While this is an improvement on the previous version, we feel Honda should have done better. There is no diesel engine, but diesel is often costly in small cars, and with such low emissions and good fuel economy, many would question the virtues of bothering to offer one.
The 1.4 Hybrid manages 104g/km, but it’s a pity it doesn’t dip under the 100g/km mark.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|1.3 IMA Hybrid||104 g/km (Min)||£10|
|1.4 i-VTEC Petrol||129 g/km (Max)||£115|
The original Honda Jazz reliability record was excellent so the 2008 model should perform just as well.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported.|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported.|
|Other||No problems reported.|