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Honda Jazz

(2020 – present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

71
%
A

Used car score:

76
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

63
%
D

Safety Rating:

77
%
B

Eco Rating:

70
%
A

Reliability Rating:

95
%
A

Running Costs:

69
%
B

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

71
%
A

Used car score:

76
%
A

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

63
%
D

Safety Rating:

77
%
B

Eco Rating:

70
%
A

Reliability Rating:

95
%
A

Running Costs:

69
%
B

Summary


The Honda Jazz is a five-door supermini-class small hatchback. This model was launched in the summer of 2020, with the only engine option being a 1.5-litre petrol-electric hybrid.

The Jazz is also available as a faux off-road version called the Jazz Crosstar, which sits a little bit higher and has big grey plastic trim pieces but is no better at crossing the Sahara than an ordinary Jazz.

As of January 2024, the Honda Jazz holds a New Car Expert Rating of A with a score of 71%, which puts it right in the middle of a large and very competitive field of small cars.

It has been praised for its practicality, with more room for both passengers and luggage than similarly sized rivals. The hybrid system also makes it economical for urban driving. The regular Jazz usually scores better than the Crosstar when tested separately.

Jazz highlights

  • Low running costs
  • Spacious and practical cabin
  • Well-equipped as standard
  • User-friendly infotainment

Jazz lowlights

  • Not all that run to drive
  • Some cheap interior plastics
  • Expensive when compare to similarly-sized rivals
  • Only one engine choice

Key specifications


Body style: Five-door hatch
Engines: petrol/electric hybrid
Price: From £25,900 on-road

Launched: Summer 2020
Last updated: Summer 2023
Replacement due: TBA


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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: November 2020
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 87%
Child protection: 83%
Vulnerable road users: 80%
Safety assist: 76%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

Model tested:

Overall score: 3.5 stars
Date tested: July 2021
Read the full Green NCAP review

Clean Air Index: 6.7 / 10
Energy Efficiency Index: 7 / 10
Greenhouse Gas Index: 5.6 / 10

Three-and-a-half stars

The Honda Jazz was awarded a 3.5-star eco rating from Green NCAP in July 2021. Green NCAP said: “The Honda Jazz 1.5 i-MMD Hybrid represents the latest in petrol-hybrid and diesel technologies, and performs well.

“It achieves high scores for Energy Efficiency and also does very well for Clean Air. The Greenhouse Gas Index is the weakest of the three areas of assessment, but the Honda emerges with a solid 3½ star rating.”

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 January 2023, the Honda Jazz has an outstanding 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 and previous (pre-2020) 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

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models48 mpgC46 – 49 mpgC – C
Hybrid models59 mpgA63 – mpgE – A
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models134 g/kmA131 – 139 g/kmA – B
Hybrid models102 g/kmA110 – 63 g/kmA – A
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models19A13 – 20A – A
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£134A
Year 2£365A
Year 3£600A
Year 4£777A
Year 5£1,108A
Overall£2,984A

The Honda Jazz is a very affordable car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

While the fuel consumption of petrol models sits around the market average, the data suggests that hybrid models are much more economical. Both insurance and maintenance costs are predicted to be cheap too.

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Honda jazz has received

2023

  • Carbuyer Awards – Best Used Hybrid Car
  • What Car? Awards – Best Small Car

2022

  • What Car? Awards – Best Small Car

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More news, reviews and information about the Honda Jazz at The Car Expert

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Revised Honda Jazz range gains ‘Advanced Sport’ trim

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Honda Jazz test drive

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Honda reveals new Jazz with hybrid power

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