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HONDA JAZZ HATCHBACK

1.5 i-MMD Hybrid SE 5dr eCVT

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The fourth generation version of Honda's Jazz supermini looks to shake off its image as the senior citizen's poster child. June Neary checks it out.

Will It Suit Me?

Although it's fair to say that my days of being asked for ID when buying alcohol are but a distant memory, I'm not about to pick up my free bus pass just yet. Nevertheless, the news that I was about to get a Honda Jazz on test generated a whole week of ribbing from my other half, not helped by the discovery of a packet of Werthers Originals and some Tenalady pads in the glovebox that one of the wags in the office had slipped in when it arrived. If age brings wisdom, then it's surely a compliment that so many older buyers have chosen the Jazz over its rivals. Older buyers want a comfortable and practical car that's easy to drive, easy to get in and out of and which offers excellent reliability. So do I. Although Honda is starting to bring younger customers on board with models like the HR-V crossover, it might take a while. In the meantime, I think I'm thick-skinned enough to put up with the jokes, although it did get a bit much when the car was given an office nickname based on a piece of intimate jewellery featured on The Only Way Is Essex. That one was nipped quickly in the bud.

Practicalities

The latest MK4 model certainly still looks like a Jazz. Slightly bulbous and unthreatening it remains but some of the detailing is now a bit sassier. At the front, the split A-pillars are designed to improve forward visibility and there's a pair of larger headlights and a chunkier bumper compared to the old model. It's still pretty compact though, measuring in at about 4-metres in length. At the rear, the previous model's vertically-stacked lights make way for more conventional horizontal units. Choose the SUV-inspired Jazz Crosstar model and you get roof rails, an elevated ride height, black plastic cladding around the wheel arches, two-tone paint and a bespoke grille, all in an attempt to introduce more of a Crossover vibe to this supermini. Inside, Like most Hondas, it never really feels heavy and bulletproof in the way a German car does, but you have faith that it's put together with an almost fanatical attention to detail. I liked the huge windscreen that imparts a genuine feel of airiness up front. I liked the wider 'body-stabilising' front seats supposed to reduce fatigue on longer journeys and the dash has a more minimalist, uncluttered look. Its centre touchscreen has smartphone-style swipe technology and incorporates wireless 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. There's also a digital instrument cluster. Otherwise the Jazz formula is as good as it ever was. Honda's 'Magic Seats' continue whereby the back seats can fold down in one fluid motion into the footwell with the headrests in place. Lift up the rear seat cushion against the rear seat back and there's a tall protected space in the rear seat footwells for items like plants. Boot capacity measures 298-litres, with space extending to 1,203-litres with the 'Magic Seats' folded.

Behind the Wheel

The only Jazz engine choice is now a 1.5 litre i-VTEC mild hybrid petrol unit with 108bhp of power. It's mated to a CVT auto transmission, the sort of thing that feels jerky in a Prius but works smoothly here. Most of the time at the wheel of this Honda you'll be in 'Hybrid Drive', which combines the engine and the battery pack in the most efficient way possible while recovering electricity from deceleration and storing it for future use. 'EV Drive' forces the Jazz to run in electric-only mode (though it can only do that for very short distances). And the 'Engine Drive' setting combines the petrol engine and the electric motor output for maximum performance. In this mode, the e:HEV powertrain gives the Jazz a 0-62mph time of 9.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 108mph.

Value For Money

Where Honda has started to feel the pinch is in competition from rapidly improving Korean companies. The Jazz has always been one of the more expensive superminis and that continues to this day, with entry level pricing typically around £1,500 more than its Korean rivals. Now, it's true that you'll recoup some of that when the time comes to trade the Jazz in, but not all of it. I'd advise that you do the sums and drive all the rivals before coming to a decision on the Honda's relative value proposition. The range itself is relatively straightforward. Prices start at around £19,000 and there's a choice of four trim levels - 'SE', 'SR', 'EX' and 'Crosstar'. Specifications are generous across the range. Standard features include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and automatic headlights, plus there's 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. Black paint will be the default cost-free option while six other paint shades are also available. The Crosstar version is exclusively available in two-tone combinations with a gloss-black roof. Infotainment and connectivity benefit from a much improved voice command system, the Honda 'Personal Assistant', first seen on the little Honda e. This is basically a next-generation voice control system in that it can respond to multiple commands: for instance "OK Honda, find me an Indian restaurant with WiFi and free parking". I tried that one myself.

Could I Live With One?

After accepting that you won't create much of a splash outside a fancy restaurant by pulling up in a Honda Jazz, things get a whole lot better. It has a lot of really useful qualities that demonstrate the detailed understanding Honda has of its core customers. Yes, those core buyers may be more into Billy Fury than Tinie Tempah but if they're smart enough to know a good thing when they see it, more power to them. I could manage with a Jazz quite well. It's a car that never has to try too hard and that's a refreshing quality in a market that's increasingly populated with shouty newcomers.

Key Information

Transmission Type
Transmission TypeAutomatic
Fuel Type
Fuel TypeHybrid
Fuel Efficiency
Fuel Efficiency117.70mpg
Emissions
Emissions102.00g/km
Top Speed
Top Speed109mph

Full Details

Standard Equipment

Driver Convenience

  • 5" Monitor audio (AM/FM)
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
  • Econ mode
  • Electric power steering with variable gear ratio steering
  • Emergency stop signalling system
  • Forward collision warning
  • Idle stop
  • Intelligent speed limiter
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Lane keep assist system
  • Low speed following
  • Multi-information display
  • Road departure mitigation
  • Traffic sign recognition

Entertainment

  • 'Shark fin' mobile antenna
  • 4 speakers
  • DAB audio
  • Front USB socket
  • Remote audio controls on steering wheel

Exterior Features

  • Aspheric door mirrors
  • Auto wipers
  • Automatic headlights with on/off timer, Coming/leaving home function
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour door mirrors
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Electric adjustable door mirrors
  • Electric front windows
  • Electrically folding door mirrors
  • Heated door mirrors
  • High beam assist
  • LED daytime running lights
  • LED Headlights
  • LED rear lights
  • Single exhaust tailpipe

Interior Features

  • 60/40 split rear bench seat
  • Climate control air conditioning
  • Driver and front passenger seat armrests
  • Driver's seat height adjustment
  • eHEV emblem
  • Fabric upholstery
  • Front accessory power socket
  • Front head restraints
  • Front map lights
  • Front/rear courtesy lights
  • Isofix child seat restraint mechanism
  • Isofix points
  • Magic seat flexibility system
  • Paddle shift controls
  • Painted door handles
  • Passenger front seat pockets
  • Rear head restraints
  • Rear parcel shelf
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
  • Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
  • Tonneau cover
  • Trunk light

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Brake assist function
  • Brake hold function
  • Collision mitigation braking system
  • Driver knee airbag
  • Driver SRS airbag (single stage inflation)
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Electric parking brake
  • Front side airbags
  • Hill start assist
  • Passenger SRS airbag cut-off device
  • Rear side airbags

Security

  • Deflation warning system
  • Front and rear side curtain airbag
  • Front seat belt with emergency locking retractor
  • Honda super locks
  • Immobiliser
  • Mirrors key fob operation
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

  • Vehicle stability assist

Trim

  • Plastic interior panels

Wheels

  • 15" steel wheels
  • Tyre repair kit

Technical Data

Electric Vehicle Data

  • Battery Capacity in kWh
    0.7
  • Battery Type
    Lithium-ion

Emissions - ICE

  • CO
    0.052
  • CO2 (g/km)
    82
  • HC
    0.007
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Noise Level dB(A)
    56.3
  • NOx
    0.006
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    102
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High
    132
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High
    88
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low
    79
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium
    87

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    1498
  • Compression Ratio
    13.5:1
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    4
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    73
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    89.5
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    1 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    16
  • Transmission
    AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Combined (mpg)
    117.7
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg)
    65.7
  • EC Urban (mpg)
    78.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    4.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High
    5.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High
    3.9
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low
    3.5
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium
    3.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    62.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High
    48.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High
    72.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Low
    80.7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium
    74.3

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    Yes
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.5
  • Badge Power
    109
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    i-MMD
  • Coin Series
    SE
  • Generation Mark
    4
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    19A
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    87
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    83
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    80
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    76
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    90000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    9.4
  • Engine Power - BHP
    109
  • Engine Power - KW
    80
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    187
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    25.8
  • Engine Torque - NM
    253
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    4500
  • Top Speed
    109

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    No
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    185/60 R15
  • Tyre Size Rear
    185/60 R15
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    Not Available
  • Wheel Type
    15" STEEL

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    1526
  • Height (including roof rails)
    Not Available
  • Length
    4044
  • Wheelbase
    2517
  • Width
    1694
  • Width (including mirrors)
    Not Available

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    40
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1710
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1205
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    304
  • Max. Loading Weight
    482
  • Max. Roof Load
    35
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1228
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.1
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Customer Reviews

   
Lewis Higginson

Lewis Higginson

"First time using Silverstone Fleet Management & would recommend them to everyone. Tom & Michelle were excellent. Both were incredibly helpful and efficient, always responding to emails and phone calls and so friendly and easy to talk to. Always keeping me up to date & nothing was too much of an ask. Couldn't be happier with my car & look forward to using Silverstone Fleet Management in the future."

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Karen Elizabeth James

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"I have recently taken delivery of a company vehicle via Silverstone. I was introduced to them by my accountant who said they were very competitive. A major factor for me was that Volkswagen wanted a £3k deposit during the 4 month build period. That is a lot of money sitting in someone else's bank. The deal I got and the service I received from start to finish was excellent. The staff are very friendly and professional. There was not one step of the process where I was not kept informed. I will definitely be using them again and highly recommend them. UPDATE June 22 - I have just taken delivery of another vehicle via Aby at Silverstone FM. The service was excellent yet again. No messing around at multiple dealerships, the admin process was easy and straight forward. Highly recommended yet again."

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"From start to finish the service has been fantastic, nothing was too much effort, the car arrived on time and the whole process was simple and effective. Would definitely use again."

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