Honda Jazz Hatchback

We say Great all-round supermini. A tad more expensive in its class but compares favourably in many regards, not least its enormous interior space.Performance

We say Great all-round supermini. A tad more expensive in its class but compares favourably in many regards, not least its enormous interior space.Performance Just the two petrol engines available on the jazz range: a 75bhp 1.2-litre petrol that delivers decent performance and a better 81bhp 1.4 petrol model offers more power and feels comfortable at motorway speeds – it can sprint to 62mph in a respectable 11.6 seconds. Five-speed manuals or a seven-speed Continuously Variable Transmission are transmission choices.Emissions The smaller Jazz engine can return 51mpg combined and offers emissions below 130g/km; the 1.4 is only slightly down at 47mpg and 134g/km.Driving Great body control means it's great around town and back roads but steering lets it down, feeling rather vague and imprecise. Ride is somewhat firm.Feel Both engines are noisy when pushed and the cabin could be better insulated. The firm ride means the Jazz isn’t the most compliant ride in the sector but it’s certainly comfortable enough for most – including the Jazz’s fairly ancient owning demographic.Space Interior space in the Jazz is generally good with height providing decent headroom, even in the back. Rear seats fold flat to extend the extremely impressive 380 litres of load space even further.Equipment CD player and splitfolding seats are standard. Aircon and alloys at higher spec and climate control on top SE Sport spec. Sunroof is an extra with certain trim levels.Price Higher specs are expensive for the segment. Residuals for the Jazz are good, however, and running costs are generally good.Quality Classy interior and reliability make for a good score in this class. Honda reliability is second to very few.Safety ABS and two airbags as standard safety kit. The Jazz scored four stars from a maximum five in Euro NCAP crash tests.Pros Good drive, well-equipped, good space.Cons Difficult to fault. Limited safety kit if we had to pick something.Alternatives Nissan Note

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