This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Honda Jazz Hatchback review.

Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 50 - 62 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

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.

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.

The original Honda Jazz reliability record was excellent so the 2008 model should perform just as well.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £10 - £125
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Insurance group 13 - 19
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