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Parkers overall rating: 3.9 out of 5 3.9
  • Claimed fuel economy impressive across the range
  • Drive carefully and it’s possible to get close
  • Engines need working hard, which harms economy

The Jazz offers low running costs across the board, with both petrol engines claiming more than 50mpg.

If you choose the 1.3-litre, the official economy figures vary depending on your choice of trim level and transmission.

For instance, claimed economy could be as much as 61.4mpg for an entry-level Jazz S with a CVT transmission, but go for a higher-spec Jazz EX with a manual gearbox, and claimed economy is 55.3mpg. Other trim and transmission combinations fall between these two figures for the 1.3-litre powerplant.

If you want the extra power of the 130hp 1.5-litre petrol, you can expect claimed fuel economy figures of up to 52.3mpg if you specify it with the CVT transmission. It shouldn’t be too difficult to achieve this figure, either, as you won’t need to work the engine as hard as the 1.3-litre to keep up with faster-moving traffic.

Go for the 1.5-litre with a manual gearbox, and claimed fuel economy dips below 50mpg – Honda claims it’ll return 47.9mpg. 

Green credentials

The CO2 emissions range between 106g/km and 133g/km. The exact figure for particular versions depends on the trim level and transmission

The lowest emissions figures come from the 1.3-litre petrol paired with a CVT in base-spec S trim, at 106g/km. Move higher up the range with this transmission, and figures of 111g/km and 114g/km for SE and EX trims respectively can be expected.

Choose the manual gearbox, and the emissions levels follow a similar pattern, with figures as low as 116g/km, topping out at 120g/km for a higher-spec EX.

Unsurprisingly, the more powerful 1.5-litre Jazz Sport produces higher CO2 figures. With a manual gearbox, it puts out 133g/km, while one fitted with a CVT transmission emits 124g/km. 

Reliability

  • Honda has an excellent reputation for reliability
  • Most recent Jazz hasn’t been recalled
  • Should be very little to worry about

The previous generation of Jazz was named the most reliable car in the UK for eight years in a row, and the current one looks to be following suit. There have been no official recalls in its life cycle so far, so buyers can rest assured it’s unlikely anything too significant will go wrong with theirs.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £954 - £1,238 *

* 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.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.3 Petrol 106 g/km (Min) £20 - £145
1.5 Petrol 134 g/km (Max) £145

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £20 - £145
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 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.