In focusing on the key features of the Jazz, the dashboard seems to have missed out on the same level of attention. Everything is clear enough with chunky controls that are easy to use, but where more small cars are adopting a big car feel by introducing soft-touch materials, the Honda sticks to hard plastics that look like they might be susceptible to scratching over time.
At least it's well screwed together. The addition of the steering wheel from the 2006 Honda Civic initially looks like a more up-market feature, but feels a little too large.
The Jazz has evolved into a very comfortable small car that should have strong enough appeal to attract buyers used to driving larger vehicles and engine noise is far less intrusive than on the original Jazz. All models (except the entry grade S) come with air conditioning, while the high seating positions and tall roof make for easy access and good rear passenger room.
If only the ride was a little smoother Honda Jazz comfort would be excellent.