Honda Jazz


4.5/5 4 reviews
This Model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

Honda Jazz Variants

Petrol Variants

Honda Jazz Base
1198 cc Petrol, 16.7 kmpl | Check Features
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Honda Jazz Mode
1198 cc Petrol, 16.7 kmpl |
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Honda Jazz Active
1198 cc Petrol, 16.7 kmpl |
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Honda Jazz X
1198 cc Petrol, 16.7 kmpl | Check Features
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Honda Jazz Select edition
1198 cc Petrol, 16.7 kmpl | Check Features
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Honda Jazz Review

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  • Exterior
     
  • Engine & Performance
     
  • Mileage
     
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Editorial Test Drive Review of Honda Jazz

The original Jazz introduced in India in the year 2009 was an attempt by Honda to provide a premium, high quality and feature loaded big hatchback for the masses. Then later the updated Jazz with styling changes and a new cheaper price has helped sales.  When it comes to looks, the front has a typical cab forward stance with a small bonnet area.  The bonnet as well as the side profile of the car has crisp design lines across their individual lines which add character to the car. The A-pillar has a sleek angle which carries onto the middle of the roof, followed by a slight depression in the angle of the rear end of the car. The upgraded version of the Jazz has a few changes on the outside.

These include new front grille, newly designed bumpers, new headlights with silver and black matt finish and new chrome garnish (in the Select variant). Step inside and you are greeted by vast amounts of space, enough to shame quite a few sedans out there in the market. The quality of interiors (plastics and panels) is something that Honda is known for the Jazz scores top marks here.  The design of the cabin is modern and has great touches like cubby holes for keeping knick knacks, integration of the audio system et al. Ergonomics are top notch and the view of the road ahead great. The top end X version gets electrically retractable outside rear view mirrors and the audio system now comes with USB as standard. Another feature in the Jazz’s cap is the class leading boot space of 384 litres. 

The Jazz has a 1.2 petrol 90PS engine, it puts out the maximum power among all the similar sized engines in the segment although the torque rating, at 110Nm, is short of the likes of the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Swift and further, it comes at a higher engine speed of 4800rpm. Nevertheless, the Jazz feels great to drive in city and only on the highways above speeds of 120km/h or so does the engine starts feeling a little breathless. That said, in everyday driving, the engine responds well and like any other typical Honda unit, is super smooth and silent and the drive by wire throttle responds well to the driver’s inputs. The ARAI fuel economy certification is on the lower side at 16.7kmpl .  It has saloon like comfort and handles pretty well for its size. It may not be as fun as say the Polo but has a balanced compromise between comfort and handling.

There is a hint of body roll but it’s well controlled and the Michelines (we think it’s the only hatchback in the segment to come with such premium tyres) work very well in making the car stick to the road. The steering is light and good for slow speed usage. The new Honda Jazz starts at Rs 5.7 lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi) for the base or the S version, Rs 5.75 lakh for the Select version and finally Rs 6.4 lakh for the top end X version. Even the entry level base model comes with features like ABS, Air-bags for driver and co-driver and steering wheel controls for the audio system. It is a value based small car and certainly worth a buy. For a detailed analysis read below.

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Honda Jazz Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Excellent build quality
  • Spacious interiors
  • Good fuel economy
  • Value for money

Cons

  • Stiff ride
  • Low re-sale value
  • No diesel engine
  • Very light steering

Honda Jazz Exteriors

At 3900mm in length, 1695mm in width and 1535mm in height, the Jazz was always a large hatchback in the segment. Infact, its road presence is good and a few colors like the “Rallye Red” shown here really make it stands out among the usual crowd of premium hatchbacks. The front has a typical cab forward stance with a dynamic forward leaning design with a small bonnet area. This lends the Jazz a very sporty look when see from the front three quarters as well as from the side and this in turn helps liberate space inside. The bonnet as well as the side profile of the car has crisp design lines across their individual lines which add character to the car. The A-pillar has a sleek angle which carries onto the middle of the roof, followed by a slight depression in the angle of the rear end of the car. Glass area on the Jazz is huge which gives the interiors an airy feel.

The 175/65 wheels on 15-inch rims or alloys (as per the version) fill the wheel arches pretty well.  The upgraded version of the Jazz has a few changes on the outside. These include new front grille, newly designed bumpers, new headlights with silver and black matt finish and new chrome garnish (in the Select variant). These changes go a long way in making this hatchback look even more premium and stylish. Infact, we are sure consumers who will buy the base variant will adorn it with after-market low profile alloy wheels. Among all the high end hatchbacks in India, the Jazz surely looks one of the best. The Select and X versions come with newly designed alloy wheels as well.


What we like

Looks sporty with design tweaks.


What we don't like

Looks more like an MPV.

 
Honda Jazz Rear View
Honda Jazz Front View
Honda Jazz Rear View
Honda Jazz Front View
Honda Jazz Front View
Honda Jazz Rear View
Honda Jazz Side View

Honda Jazz Exterior vs Similar Cars Exterior


Honda Jazz

Hyundai i20

Maruti Swift

Volkswagen Polo
Exterior rating
What we like
  • Tweaks make it sporty
  • Excellent build
  • Handome front end styling
  • Good build quality
  • Looks sporty
  • Good build quality
  • Handsome looks
  • Build quality
What we don't like
  • MPV design
  • Not compact/ sporty
  • Basic shape same as old i20
  • Not as radical as earlier i20
  • Similar to old Swift
  • Quality not class best
  • Needs face-lift now
  • Styling not class best
Gallery link View Honda Jazz Photo View Hyundai i20 Photo View Maruti Swift Photo View Volkswagen Polo Photo

Honda Jazz Front design

The stylish and sporty exteriors of new Honda Jazz with sharp lines and central bonnet ridge are able to attract the youth. Its premium front chrome grille gives it the Honda CR-V type look but the Silver + Matt colored headlight, steeply raked windscreen, alloy wheels and ellipsoidal glass area makes it more attractive

Honda Jazz Rear design

The newer tail lamp design and chrome garnishing at the rear makes the Honda Jazz more attractive.

Honda Jazz Side profile

From the side view body colored side molding, alloy wheels, ellipsoidal glass area, tail gate spoiler and corner protector makes the look of new Honda Jazz to die. The side profile of Honda Jazz is reflected by its doors and the aerodynamically designed sidelines and of course its wheels.

Honda Jazz Ground Clearance

The Honda Jazz has a ground clearance of 160mm which is quite good for Indian roads thinking about a cool hatchback car.

Honda Jazz Bumpers

The new Honda Jazz has aerodynamic bumper & fender (front & back) that give it a sporty look

Honda Jazz Head lamps

Jazz has a lucid lens headlamp which provides a descent amount of illumination at dark the headlamp stretches upward like human eye.

Honda Jazz Tail lamps

The tail lamp is well designed and it looks pretty cool on a Hatchback car like Jazz.

Honda Jazz Fog lamps

The Jazz has Fog lamps both at rear and Front. The front Fog lamps are attached with the headlamps.

Honda Jazz Tyres

New Honda Jazz comes with puncture resistant tubeless tyres that offer additional safety at off-road driving. The size of tyre in new Honda Jazz is 175/65 R15 84T.

Honda Jazz Alloy wheels

As for the wheels, the new Honda Jazz is available with both spoke and alloy wheels that give it a more sporty and stylish look. New Honda Jazz Select has alloy wheels while new Honda Jazz X has sporty alloy wheels.

Honda Jazz Outside mirrors

Honda Jazz got the body coloured electrically retractable ORVM.

Honda Jazz Colors

The Honda Jazz Comes in different variants like Alabaster Silver, Crystal Black, Alabaster silver, Rallye Red, Tefeta White, Sherbet Blue, Habanero Red, Urban Titanium, Tafeta White , Black Pearl, Deep Sapphire Blue.

Honda Jazz Rear wiper

Honda Jazz has small Rear wiper.

Honda Jazz Roof rails

Honda Jazz donít have any roof rail.

Honda Jazz Sun roof

There are no Sun roof in jazz across any variant.

Honda Jazz Spoiler

Honda Jazz doesn't comes with Spoiler

Honda Jazz Side Steps

There are no side steps in Jazz

Honda Jazz Spare wheel

Spare wheel space is there at the back boot of Jazz.

Honda Jazz Comfort & Suspension

One of the biggest traits of the Jazz is the way it feels to drive. Not only is it very spacious on the inside, giving its passengers a feel of a big car, but the way it drives in a composed and settled manner also lends the same expression. It has saloon like comfort and handles pretty well for its size. It may not be as fun as say the Polo but has a balanced compromise between comfort and handling.


What we like

Rides well than most Honda cars.


What we don't like

Ride still not class best.


 
Honda Jazz Suspension View

Honda Jazz Comfort

New Honda Jazz comes with attractive and elegant beige interiors. Its dual tone dashboard which is equipped with advanced instrument panel and beige upholstery adds stars to its overall interior appearance. New Honda Jazz offers stylish, spacious and comfortable passenger room with enough leg space, excellent front visibility and generous head space that is enough for a 6ft tall person. The interiors of New Honda Jazz are designed to meet everything that a passenger needs by providing a variety

Honda Jazz Front suspension

The Front Suspension is equipped with McPherson strut - stabiliser bar.

Honda Jazz Rear suspension

The rear Suspension is equipped with H-shape Torsion.

Honda Jazz Engine & Performance

The Jazz continues to be powered by the same 1.2-litre i-VTEC engine that was specially designed for the Indian market. Although Honda could have used the fabulous 1.5-litre unit from the City, but that would have resulted in Jazz not enjoying the tax benefits that come associated with a hatchback under 4m and an engine not bigger than 1.2-litres. Honda hasn’t done any changes to the power-plant and this indeed is a good step. At 90PS, it puts out the maximum power among all the similar sized engines in the segment although the torque rating, at 110Nm, is short of the likes of the Hyundai i20 and Maruti Swift and further, it comes at a higher engine speed of 4800rpm.

Nevertheless, the Jazz feels great to drive in city and only on the highways above speeds of 120km/h or so does the engine starts feeling a little breathless. That said, in everyday driving, the engine responds well and like any other typical Honda unit, is super smooth and silent and the drive by wire throttle responds well to the driver’s inputs. The motor is mated to a 5-speed gearbox with a positive shift action.


What we like

Engine performance is smooth and refined.


What we don't like

Lacks low end performance.

 
Honda Jazz Engine
Engine

Honda Jazz Acceleration

The powerful engine of this car offers great acceleration and enables it to cross the mark of 100kmph in just 11.2 seconds approx.

Honda Jazz Top speed

The Honda Jazz achieve the top speed mark of 165kmph approx.

Honda Jazz In-gear acceleration

Honda Jazz Hatchback can comfortably do 40-80 in 5.88 seconds in the third gear and 80-100 in 6.21 seconds on overtaking acceleration.

Honda Jazz Gearbox

iVTEC petrol engine with 5-speed manual gearbox that produces immense power.

Honda Jazz Power

The new Honda Jazz is a premium hatchback car and is equipped with a 1.2L, 1198cc, 4-cylinder power plant that produces 90PS power @ 6200 rpm .

Honda Jazz Torque

Honda Jazz generates 110 Nm torque @ 4800 rpm.

Honda Jazz NVH levels

The NVH levels, the refinement of the engine, the driving comfort is just excellent and the powerful engine is enough to impart amazing driving dynamics to the car.

  • Honda Jazz Petrol 1.2 iVTEC

Honda Jazz Petrol 1.2 iVTEC Performance

Honda Jazz Petrol 1.2 iVTEC Maximum speed

True Speed 163 km/h
Speedometer Reading 171 km/h

Honda Jazz Petrol 1.2 iVTEC Acceleration

0-20 1.37 seconds
0-40 3.01 seconds
0-60 5.72 seconds
0-80 8.6 seconds
0-100 13.51 seconds
0-120 0 seconds
 
Quarter Mile Sprint
Terminal Speed
18.69
118.2
seconds
km/h
0-1000m Sprint
Terminal Speed
33.9
149.2
seconds
km/h

Honda Jazz Petrol 1.2 iVTEC Overtaking Acceleration (seconds)

KM/H 3rd Gear 4th Gear Top Gear
40-60 6 10 13
60-80 6 8 9
80-100 6 9 11
100-120 7 11 20

Honda Jazz Petrol 1.2 iVTEC Braking Performance

From 80 km/s to 0 2.69 Seconds / 29.79 Mtr  
From 100 km/s to 0 4 Seconds / 51.2 Mtr  

Honda Jazz Petrol 1.2 iVTEC Performance Factors

Power/mass(PS/Tonnee) 85
Power/letre(PS/Leter) 75
Kerb Weight (KG) 92

Honda Jazz Handling Braking & Safety

The Jazz may not be as fun as say the Polo but has a balanced compromise between comfort and handling. There is a hint of body roll but it’s well controlled and the Michelines (we think it’s the only hatchback in the segment to come with such premium tyres) work very well in making the car stick to the road. The steering is light and good for slow speed usage. We have seen a fair amount of fair sex behind the wheel of Jazz on the road and this simply goes to show how easy the car is to manage in typical city conditions. Hit the highways at triple digit speeds and the Jazz feels safe and secure. High speed lane changing doesn’t make you nervous either. All the three variants come with ABS which further makes you feel comfortable at high speeds in tricky driving conditions like rain.


What we like

Handles well and has good stability.


What we don't like

Handling not class best though.


Honda Jazz Handling

The most revolutionary G-CON (G Force Control Technology) that enhances handling. G-CON body reduces the impact in the event of a crash and crumple zones ensure pedestrian safety which makes it smoothly driven and easy.

Honda Jazz Braking performance

New Honda Jazz comes with disc brakes at its front wheels while drum brakes at its rear wheel to de-accelerate the car in lesser time and offers high safety. The ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) with EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution) offers high safety in case of instant braking at slippery road without losing control from it.

Honda Jazz Safety features

New Honda Jazz is said to be the safest car in its segment as it offers advanced active safety features. The active safety features that the new Honda Jazz offers are Ė Dual Front SRS Airbags offers maximum security to driver and the passenger sitting next to him, ABS with Brake Assist and EBD that guarantees that the car will never skid, other safety features of new Honda Jazz are ECU Immobilizer, Front Seat Belt Pretensioner with Load Limiter, Driver Seat Belt Reminder, Driver Side Auto Pinch

Honda Jazz ABS

ABS is available in Honda Jazz.

Honda Jazz Traction control

This option is available in Honda Jazz.

Honda Jazz Mileage and Running Costs

The Jazz has a  1.2-litre i-VTEC engine. The ARAI fuel economy certification is on the lower side at 16.7kmpl though the on-board driver information display for fuel economy will certainly help owners get the maximum out of this engine. It has no diesel.

Honda Jazz Mileage

Honda Jazz Petrol Variants
Honda Jazz Base 16.7 kmpl
Honda Jazz Mode 16.7 kmpl
Honda Jazz Active 16.7 kmpl
Honda Jazz X 16.7 kmpl
Honda Jazz Select edition 16.7 kmpl

Honda Jazz Petrol Mileage

The Honda Jazz gives an overall mileage of 18.0 kmpl, it gives a mileage of 16.0 kmpl in the city road and around 24.0 kmpl on the highway.


Honda Jazz Mileage vs Similar Cars Mileage


Honda Jazz

Hyundai i20

Maruti Swift
Similar Petrol Cars Mileage Asta Petrol18.5 kmpl
Asta(O) with sunroof18.5 kmpl
Era Petrol18.5 kmpl
Magna Petrol18.5 kmpl
Magna(O) Petrol18.5 kmpl
Sportz AT15 kmpl
Sportz Petrol18.5 kmpl
LXi18.6 kmpl
VXI18.6 kmpl
ZXI18.6 kmpl

Honda Jazz City fuel economy

Honda Jazz gives 16.0 Kmpl approx.

Honda Jazz Highway fuel economy

Honda Jazz gives 24.0 Kmpl approx.

Honda Jazz ARAI rated economy

Honda Jazz gives 16.7 Kmpl as per ARAI.

Honda Jazz Tank Range

The tank range of Honda Jazz is 668 Kms approx.

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Honda Jazz Features

Honda Jazz Base X Select edition
Safety
ABS Yes Yes Yes
EBD Yes Yes Yes
Airbags Yes Yes Yes
Child safety lock Yes Yes Yes
Immobilizer Yes Yes Yes
Traction control No No No
Hill control No No No
Hill descent No No No
4WD No No No
ESP No No No
Central locking Yes Yes Yes
Interior
Power Steering Yes Yes Yes
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Power windows Yes Yes Yes
Auto down for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Anti-pinch for power windows Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Front-Yes
Rear-No
Cup holders No No No
Air-con Yes Yes Yes
Rear A/c vents No No No
Audio system Yes Yes Yes
Keyless start-stop button No No No
Electric mirrors Yes Yes Yes
Electric foldable mirrors No Yes No
Deffoger Yes Yes Yes
Tachometer Yes Yes Yes
Leather seats No No No
Arm rest No No No
Reversing camera No No No
Steering controls Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth connectivity No No No
Driver info display Yes Yes Yes
Cruise control No No No
Foot rest Yes Yes Yes
Remote boot release Yes Yes Yes
Driver seat height adjust No Yes No
Chilled glovebox No No No
Power Seats No No No
Exterior
Keyless entry Yes Yes Yes
Fog lights No Yes No
Sunroof No No No
Moon Roof No No No
Rear wiper Yes Yes Yes
Auto headlamps No No No
Rain sensing wipers No No No
Steel rims Yes No No
Alloy wheels No Yes Yes
Rear spoiler No Yes No
Roof rails No No No
Chrome grille No No Yes
Projector lamps No No No
Day time running lamps No No No

Honda Jazz Colors

  •  Rallye Red
  •  Tafeta White
  •  Crystal Black
  •  Alabaster Silver

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mahesh | Posted on Nov,24,2013 at 12:44 PM
I want to buy a car very god car I lick thesis Reply to this post  
MRS MUKESH PADHEYAR | Posted on Jul,21,2013 at 19:18 PM
GOOD CAR Reply to this post  
Baby Abraham | Posted on May,10,2013 at 10:30 AM
Best buy.very comfortable.stylish.good hatch.good interiors. Good mileage. Excellent audio system Reply to this post  
Gursimran Singh | Posted on Sep,20,2012 at 19:14 PM
I am using Honda Jazz ... It is giving a Fantastic Performance....i loved it very much..... Reply to this post  
Dr. Anupam | Posted on Jul,12,2012 at 23:47 PM
let me see some good options from Maruti Group... Reply to this post  
sonia wasan | Posted on Apr,25,2012 at 23:53 PM
Hi I want to purchase accord because it is my favorite Reply to this post  
Dashrath lal | Posted on Oct,20,2011 at 12:16 PM
I want to buy a car good condition with neccesary documents Reply to this post  
satish mutha | Posted on Oct,09,2011 at 00:10 AM
plse tell me d exact price for jazz x in nashik corporation limit and avalability of d car . Reply to this post  
dayanand | Posted on Sep,11,2011 at 21:11 PM
Plz tell me the latest price of this car with address in bangalore. Reply to this post  
  • The best petrol premium hatchback
  • Excellent cabin - space & quality
  • Even base model is loaded
  • Feels like a big sedan to drive
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