Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1

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

Hybrid petrol engines 8.2 - 8.4 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 impressive across the range.

  • 1.5 i-MMD e:HEV: 62.8mpg, 102-104g/km of CO2

It’s the top-spec EX models with the inferior CO2 emissions rating, caused by its larger diameter alloy wheels. 

Particularly impressive is that you don’t have to drive frugally to reap those fuel efficiency rewards – over long slogs of motorway driving, spirited B-road zipping and lots of stop-start urban crawls the Jazz struggled to dip below 50mpg.

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.

Is the Jazz reliable?

  • 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.

So far there have been no legally required recalls sanctioned by the DVSA vehicle inspectorate.

Blue 2021 Honda Jazz LED tail lamps

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £155
Insurance group 18 - 20
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