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Honda Jazz 2011-2013

₹ 6.25 - 7.47 Lakh*
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Jazz 2011-2013 Color Options

  • Alabaster Silver

  • Crystal Black Pearl

  • Deep Sapphire Blue

  • Habanero Red

  • Sherbet Blue

  • Tefeta White

  • Rallye Red

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Honda Jazz 2011-2013 Pictures
  • Comfort
  • Looks
  • Engine
  • Interiors
  • Safety
  • Mileage

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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Interiors

Honda Jazz 2011-2013 Picture

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.

Interiors Details

Boot Space

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

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.

Gear Lever

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

Cup Holders

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

Glovebox

The Honda Jazz has only one glovebox but it’s spacious enough.

Audio System

New Honda Jazz also offers entertainment package with it that includes advanced integrated audio system with AM/FM, CD MP3 and with Aux-in. The advanced front and rear speakers of new Honda Jazz with Auto volume control that increases/decreases the volume according to the speed of the car and offers excellent quality sound.

Air Conditioner

New Honda Jazz comes with an effective and powerful air conditioning system with heater that offers convenient atmosphere that passengers required.

Arm Rests

Honda Jazz has a bigger space for the Arm rests at the doors with comfortable positioning. There are arm rests in each door which are equipped with power window control switches and paper holders and other coups for essential things.

Air Vents

There are four air vents at front on the dashboard and two at rear. With powerful cooling system.

Seats

There are four ergonomically designed seats in the Jazz. All are leather seats. The rear passenger seat of new Honda Jazz is placed a bit higher than its front seat so that the rear passenger can get excellent front view out. The most attractive interior feature of new Honda Jazz is its magic seats that makes it’s the first hatchback car in Indian market that comes with this features. The magic seat features makes new Honda Jazz as an ultra spacious car.

Leg Room

New Honda Jazz is an ultra spacious car that offers generous Front Leg Room (Max/Min) 1200mm/990mm.

Knee Room

The Knee room Space at front is 595/825mm and the rear Knee Room (Max/Min) 910mm/675mm in Honda Jazz.

Shoulder Space

Shoulder space is 1270 mm for the Honda Jazz.

Head Room

Honda Jazz has head room of 955mm (Front) and 930mm (Rear).

Steering Wheel

Honda Jazz has an electronically powered three-spoke funky steering wheel which is beautiful and strong and has audio controls on it. The steering wheel is also tiltable.

Power Windows

Honda Jazz is equipped with power windows on each door. The arm rest beside the driver seat has the control switches for the four windows, while each door got their own control switches on the respective doors in the Arm rest too.

Keyless Entry

Looking upon the safety and elegance Honda Jazz has the keyless entry option with remote In addition to controlling the power door locks for the driver's and all other doors, this system also lower all the power windows. This allows drivers to vent the interior of the City as they approach their vehicle.

Driver Information Display

The driver information display consists of the speedometer and the fuel meter and the tachometer and digital odometer.

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Exteriors

Honda Jazz 2011-2013 Pictures
Honda Jazz 2011-2013 Pictures

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.

Exteriors Details

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

Rear Design

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

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.

Ground Clearance

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

Bumpers

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

Head Lamps

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

Tail Lamps

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

Fog Lamps

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

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.

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.

Outside Mirrors

Honda Jazz got the body coloured electrically retractable ORVM.

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.

Rear Wiper

Honda Jazz has small Rear wiper.

Roof Rails

Honda Jazz don’t have any roof rail.

Sun Roof

There are no Sun roof in jazz across any variant.

Spoiler

Honda Jazz doesn't comes with Spoiler

Side Steps

There are no side steps in Jazz

Spare Wheel

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

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Engine

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.

Engine & Performance Details

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.

Top Speed

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

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.

Gearbox

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

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 .

Torque

Honda Jazz generates 110 Nm torque @ 4800 rpm.

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.

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Mileage

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.

What we like

Has excellent economy for a petrol.

What we don't like

No diesel option.

Mileage Details

City Fuel Economy

Honda Jazz gives 16.0 Kmpl approx.

Highway Fuel Economy

Honda Jazz gives 24.0 Kmpl approx.

Arai Rated Economy

Honda Jazz gives 16.7 Kmpl as per ARAI.

Tank Range

The tank range of Honda Jazz is 668 Kms approx.


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.

Handling Braking & Safety Details

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.

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.

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

Abs

ABS is available in Honda Jazz.

Traction Control

This option is available in Honda Jazz.

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Comfort

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.

Comfort & Suspension Details

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

Front Suspension

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

Rear Suspension

The rear Suspension is equipped with H-shape Torsion.


Loan

Available EMI options
(For 60 months with interest rate of 10.5% and down payment of ₹ 62,500)
₹ 12,090 per month

Honda jazz

By Akshay Dyal Posted on 12 Jun 09, 05:07 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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By Mangesh Bhargava Posted on 13 Jun 09, 03:04 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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