Honda Jazz

This Model has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

Editorial Test Drive Review of Honda Jazz

Comfort
Looks
Engine
Interiors
Safety
Mileage

Honda Jazz Rear View

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.

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 Interiors

The Honda Jazz’s wheelbase, at 2500 mm, is longer than cars like the new Maruti Swift, Nissan Micra, Tata Indica Vista, Volkswagen Polo and Toyota Etios Liva. This means that there is more room on the inside for passengers. Infact, Honda has taken the “Man Maximum Machine Minimum” concept to a new level with this hatchback. 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. Touch and feel any part of the console or the fascia and you are bound to be impressed.

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 climate control is manually operated unlike say the top end Nissan Micra or Hyundai i20 but nevertheless, its rotary dials are fuss-free and easy to operate. The front two passengers get clever glass holders in front of the air-con vents to keep drinks chilled and the twin glove boxes add to the practicality front.The new Jazz gets new Amber coloured stereoscopic dials that look terrific at night, new beige black theme for the seats (on Jazz and Jazz Select) and reclining rear seats. 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. To put things into prespective, Honda’s own City has just 5% more boot space! Jazz’s magic seats are another plus point and flip / fold in various configurations to suit different needs and applications.

What we like
The Jazz has spacious and high quality interiors- best in class.
What we don't like
Not as well equipped as Hyundai i20.

Honda Jazz Interiors Details

Honda Jazz Boot space

Honda Jazz has a boot space of 366 litres which being a hatchback car is quite good.

Honda Jazz Speedometer

The instrument cluster of the new Jazz is amber colored and has stereoscopic dials with Stylish Speedo meter which is analog, fuel consumption indicator and a tachometer.

Honda Jazz Gear lever

The Gear lever is placed right in the middle console its a normal one. The lever is not so big its a small lever with 5 speed transmissions 5 forward and 1 reverse.

Honda Jazz Cup holders

Just before the gear lever in the middle console there are two cup holders in Honda Jazz.

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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 Exteriors Details

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.

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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 and Performance Details

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.

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Honda Jazz Mileage and Running Costs

Honda Jazz Petrol Mileage 16.7 kmpl

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.

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

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.

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, Braking & Safety Details

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 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 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 Comfort & Suspension Details

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 Specifications and Features

Dimension & Weights

Overall Length 3900 mm
Overall Width 1695 mm
Overall Height 1535 mm
Ground Clearance 160 mm

Engine

Torque 110 Nm @ 4800 rpm
Displacement 1198 cc
Power 90 PS @ 6200 rpm
No of Cylinders 4

Fuel Efficiency

Mileage Highway 17 kmpl
Mileage City 13 kmpl
Mileage Overall 13.8 kmpl

Wheels & Tyres

Tyres 175/65 R15
Wheel Size 15 inch
Wheel Type Steel

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Honda Jazz Features

Honda Jazz Active Base Select edition X Mode
ABS ----
Airbags ----
Power Steering ----
Power Windows ----
Audio System ----
Alloy Wheels ----

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Honda Jazz Colors

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

Honda Jazz Price

Honda Jazz Price in New Delhi

Rs 6.00 L - 7.23 L
ex-showroom price in New Delhi
Check On Road Price

The ex showroom price of Honda Jazz ranges from Rs 6.00 Lakh to Rs 7.23 Lakh. Honda Jazz is available in 5 variants. To find the on road price of Honda Jazz you need to click on the check on road price.

Honda Jazz has 5 Petrol variant(s), the cheapest variant is Honda Jazz Active which has a Petrol engine, and starts at --, the most expensive variant is Honda Jazz Mode which has a Petrol engine and is for Rs 7.23 Lakh .

Honda Jazz News

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New Honda Jazz to bring 1.2 L Petrol,1.5 L Diesel Engines, India Bound at Auto Expo
By Meghan Naik Posted on Nov,11,19 1:05 PM

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2014 Honda Jazz revealed
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By Meghan Naik Posted on Jul,07,19 5:06 PM

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User Reviews (4 of 4 ) View all Write A Review

honda jazz
By Posted on Jun,06,12 5:07 PM

Pros good mylage and is best for everyone

Cons good interiors and good wheel handling

nothing is better than this at this cost which everyone can afford

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jazz
By Posted on Jun,06,13 3:04 PM

Pros very good

Cons only less comfertable

i say this a good car of honda but only it has a less comfort but it is good

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jazz up!!
By Posted on Jan,01,14 8:49 PM

Pros goood hatch!

Cons performance

great car,but less performance , in europe and south and north america it is called HONDA FIT.

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enjoy the drive
By Posted on Jul,07,07 1:06 PM

Pros great look and comfort

Cons high price

i enjoy the drive,some time its worth spending little more. great car for self drive

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