Honda jazz

From 23.350 euros
  • Bodywork utilitarian
  • Doors 5
  • Plazas 5
  • Power 109 cv
  • How to consume it 4,5 - 4,8l/100km
  • Trunk 298 - 1.203 liters
  • Assessment 4,2

El Honda jazz It is the manufacturer's model destined to compete in the disputed segment B, that of urban vehicles. The first generation hit the market in the year 2001 and to date, three generations have been marketed. The last of them launched at the 2020 Tokyo Motor Show with an important commitment to mobility and aesthetics,

En Europe, sales of the Jazz are not high, but in the rest of the world it is a highly demanded model. Proof of this is that is manufactured simultaneously in 10 plants from 8 countries. Also, in foreign markets, the model is known as Fit. In Europe, the English plant in Swindon is responsible for manufacturing the units.

As a curiosity, it must be said that Jazz has had hybrid and electric versions, although only the first was marketed in Spain (in the second generation) with marginal sales. Even so Honda has decided to electrify the Jazz range, and since its fourth generation it only has hybrid versions. In addition, for this edition Honda has had two different models, one conventional and the other with a crossover touch called the Honda Jazz Crosstar.

Technical characteristics Honda Jazz

El Honda jazz It is one of the smallest models sold by the Japanese firm in Europe, along with the Honda and. It is developed on global platform for small vehicles from the manufacturer and for the fourth generation has been specially designed to integrate electrified solutions. Whether they are normal hybrid versions or 100% electric.

Despite the platform change, the Honda Jazz retains reduced dimensions and is ideal for urban environments. His measurements clearly place him in segment B, 4,04 meters long, 1,69 meters wide and 1,53 meters high. Those measurements grow to 4,09 meters long, 1,72 meters wide and 1,56 meters high for the Jazz Crosstar version. To them must be added a shared wheelbase of 2,52 meters, which allows it to standardize a habitability for five passengers.

As for the trunk volumes, we must understand that we are dealing with an urban car, and therefore the load capacity is not vital. For this reason the new Jazz has fair but sufficient trunk dimensions. We are talking about 304 liters of minimum capacity (298 liters for the Crosstar) and an impressive 1.205 liters of maximum capacity. These measures position it as one of the best in the category.

Mechanical range and Honda Jazz gearboxes

As expected, the fourth generation of the Honda Jazz emerges from 100% combustion engines. From now on, in Europe, it will only be associated with electrified mechanics. In this case, and given the price-output relationship, Honda has decided that it is best to hybridize the Jazz so as not to increase sales prices as is the case with electric ones. It is the only possible option, which is called e:HEV technology.

The scheme will be composed of a 1.5-liter DOHC i-VTEC gasoline engine, two electric motors (generator and impeller), and a lithium-ion battery. The whole set develops a maximum power of 109 horses with a torque of 253 Nm. The benefits of the Jazz are discreet, with a 0 to 100 km / h in 9,4 seconds and a top speed of 175 kilometers per hour. Its approved average consumption is 4,5 liters per 100 kilometers traveled.

An automatic gearbox will be in charge of managing the whole set and sending the outside of the hybrid system exclusively to the front wheels. presents three driving modes: EV mode, Hybrid mode and Engine mode, The first uses only electricity to move. In the second we combine electric motor and thermal motor. And in the latter case only the gasoline engine is responsible for driving the wheels. You have to understand that it is a conventional hybrid, so the electric range is reduced to a couple of kilometers. Enough to certify the DGT ECO label.

Equipment of the Honda Jazz

At the equipment level, the Japanese have always been very loyal to the philosophy of giving a lot from the beginning. The range of equipment for the Honda Jazz is divided into several levels: Elegance, Executive and Crosstar. With the latter we gained a more crossover look thanks to the introduction of black plastics on the underbody and wheel arches.

If we talk about equipment itself, the Jazz does not differentiate between one version or another. Both arrive associated with the same number of elements, so the difference between the versions lies solely in the aesthetic section.

The list of elements that can be crowded inside the Honda Jazz is quite considerable to be a segment B. Among the equipment to be highlighted we find: digital instrument panel, 9-inch touchscreen multimedia system, voice control with artificial intelligence, connectivity for mobile devices, and of course an outstanding active safety kit called Honda SENSING that includes ACC, impact prevention system, lane departure warning, blind spot indicator, traffic sign reader and much more.

The Honda Jazz on video

The Honda Jazz according to Euro NCAP

As is usual, Euro NCAP has tested the safety of the small Honda Jazz, giving it a five-star rating in 2020. The results obtained in each of its sections are: 8,7 in protection of adult passengers, 8,3 in protection of child passengers, 8 in pedestrian vulnerability and 7,6 in the operation of security elements and driving assistants. All ratings are shared by both the standard Jazz and the Crosstar version.

The Honda Jazz of Km 0 and second hand

The Honda Jazz is one of those models that has inexplicably gone unnoticed by the Spanish public. The three, and now four, generations of the model have never made the list of best-selling urban cars. The average depreciation of the Jazz is higher than that of its rivals (33,5%), not because it is a bad product, quite the opposite. The reason for this data is due to its low sales and the public's lack of knowledge about the reliability, construction quality and durability of the product.

Prices range from 19.500 euros for a third generation Honda Jazz km 0 with a gasoline engine, to 2.000 euros for a 2005 model with 240.000 accumulated kilometers. Obviously all units for sale mount a gasoline engine, with the exception of a few hybrid units that still have a high price due to the attractiveness of their ECO label.

Rivals of the Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz rear profile

In recent years, the B segment has been gaining popularity despite the advancement of SUVs. It has always been one of the most popular segments in Europe and today it is the one that best withstands the push of the SUV trend. Within that niche we find very powerful rivals which, like the Jazz, are changing their form of mobility. The most direct rival is found in the Toyota Yaris, but we cannot lose sight of other objectives such as the Renault Clio, Peugeot 2008, Seat Ibiza or Ford Fiesta among many others.

Highlight

  • Reliability
  • Quality
  • Technology

To improve

  • Mechanical range limited to one engine
  • little known model
  • High price compared to the competition

Honda Jazz Prices

The fourth generation of the Honda Jazz has been on the market since the beginning of 2020. The brand announces that the starting price of a Honda Jazz is 23.350 euros, without offers or promotions. This value corresponds to a Jazz with an Elegance finish. The most expensive in the family is the Honda Jazz Crosstar, whose list price is 26.650 euros, without offers or promotions. These figures can grow by including more equipment or by opting for one of the customization programs present.

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