Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

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

Hybrid petrol engines 13.1 - 13.4 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Hybrid petrol engines 61.4 - 62.8 mpg
  • Only one engine choice, a hybrid
  • Low fuel costs across the range
  • Small tyres, brakes should last

As there’s only one engine option for the Honda Jazz and it’s a hybrid, so fuel economy and CO2 emissions are pretty good across the board. Honda claims 62.8mpg and 104g/km of CO2 are possible, although those figures relate to the bottom two trims. Pick a top spec car and that worsens to 61.4mpg and 102g/km of CO2, owing to its larger wheels. The Crosstar model is also slightly worse again.

Other costs should be low too – with a choice of 15- and 16-inch wheels keeping tyre costs down, and strong regenerative braking helping to reduce pad and disc wear.

Reliability

  • Previous Jazz models have fared well
  • Some untested tech in this car
  • Hybrid system will be used extensively

Previous generations of the Honda Jazz have enjoyed a strong reputation for reliability and the model this car replaces was not subjected to any recalls. There is a bit of new tech in this car – the infotainment and dial screens, and most notably the hybrid powertrain, which we can’t really speak for.

That said, a similar system has been used in the Honda CR-V Hybrid and will find itself in other Honda cars as time goes on, so it should be easier to assess its reliability in the future.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £140
Insurance group 19 - 20
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