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Honda Jazz (2015 to 2019)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

65
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

62
%
D

Safety Rating:

57
%
D

Eco Rating:

-

Reliability Rating:

96
%
A

Running Costs:

-

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

65
%
B

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

62
%
D

Safety Rating:

57
%
D

Eco Rating:

-

Reliability Rating:

96
%
A

Running Costs:

-

Summary


The Honda Jazz is a five-door supermini-class small hatchback. This model was launched in the summer of 2015 and was updated in late 2018. Production of this model ended in 2019 ahead of the arrival of an all-new Jazz in the summer of 2020.

The Jazz received generally average reviews from the UK motoring media over the course of its production cycle, with a few outstanding scores from some consumer titles like Honest John. Based on 20 reviews by the end of its model life, the Jazz had an overall Expert Rating that placed near the bottom of the supermini class.

The Honda Jazz was universally praised by reviewers for its practicality and spaciousness compared to similarly-sized cars, however it was criticised for poor levels of ride comfort and refinement compared to the best cars in its class.

Reliability is a strong point for this generation of the Honda Jazz. As well as our own data shown below, Warrantywise ranked it as the UK’s most reliable used car in 2022. Owner surveys have also reported excellent reliability – in a 2020 What Car? survey of the 50 most reliable cars in the UK up to eight years old, the Honda Jazz ranked equal 27th. The Jazz was also seventh in its list of the most reliable small cars. In 2021, it improved to fifth place and in 2022 it was up to second place.

Key specifications


Body style: Small five-door hatch
Engines: petrol
Price when new: From £14,600 on-road

Launched: Summer 2015
Last update: Winter 2017/18
Replaced: Summer 2020


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

The Car Expert

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Auto Express

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Car

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Carwow

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Company Car Today

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Evo

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The Sun

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The Sunday Times

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The Telegraph

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Top Gear

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2015
Date expired: January 2022
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 93%
Child protection: 85%
Vulnerable road users: 73%
Safety assist: 71%

Note on safety rating

The Honda Jazz was originally crash tested by Euro NCAP back in 2015 and awarded a five-star rating. However, this rating expired in January 2022 and is no longer valid as the car no longer meets the standards required for such a rating. This is normal practice, as Euro NCAP reviews its ratings on most cars annually with most ratings expiring after about six or seven years.

However, if you are comparing a used Honda HR-V to vehicles of similar age, whose ratings will have probably also expired, its safety rating score is still useful.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The Honda Jazz was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

As of February 2024, the Honda Jazz has a excellent reliability rating of 85%, according to warranty data provided exclusively to us by our commercial partner, MotorEasy. This score applies to both this generation Jazz, as well as both newer (2020 onwards) and previous (pre-2015) generations, which is good news if you are considering a used Honda Jazz.

Although we don’t have a huge number of data points yet, the repair bills claimed under warranty to date have been very inexpensive. All in all, the Jazz looks like being a reliable choice as a used car.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

No data

This generation of Honda Jazz is too old for us to have running cost data.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Honda Jazz has received

2018

  • Honest John Awards – Best Small Hatchback

2017

  • What Car? Reliability Survey – Most Reliable Car
  • Workshop Magazine Awards – Car of the Year

2016

  • Telegraph Cars Awards – Best Small Hatchback
  • Women’s World Car of the Year – Budget Car Award

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The 2015 - 2019 Honda Jazz was praised for its practicality and spaciousness, but criticised for poor levels of ride comfort and refinement.Honda Jazz (2015 to 2019)