Honda Jazz Overview
After discontinuing the Jazz in 2013, Honda reintroduced its premium hatchback in 2015. And this time, the third generation Jazz is offered with 1.5-litre diesel engine along with 1.2-litre petrol mill. What you’ll like in new Honda Jazz is the spacious boot space of 354-litres, magic seats that folds in different ways, paddle shifters for CVT and improved drivability. What you won’t like is the noisy diesel engine, and exclusion of key features like keyless entry, rear ac vents and driver armrest. The Honda Jazz is made available in five grades E, S, SV, V and VX with six eye catching colors- Carnelian Red Pearl, Urban Titanium Metallic, Alabaster Silver Metallic, Taffeta White, Golden Brown Metallic And White Orchid Pearl. MyNewCar’s recommended variant is SV as it offers dual airbags, ABS with EBD and rear parking sensor.
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Honda Jazz Exterior
Honda has moved up a few notches with the Jazz when it comes to design. It’s done away with the huge chrome grille that you normally associate modern Hondas with, and has got a new one that looks modern and sophisticated. The overall silhouette of the Jazz will remind you of the old Jazz, but it’s got sharper creases. At the back, too, the tail-lamp design is flamboyant, sharp and is one of the most pleasing cars to look at in its category. Dimension wise, the all new Honda Jazz is 55mm longer than the second generation model.
Honda Jazz Interior
The Jazz’s dash is almost like the City’s, which is no bad thing. The quality of plastics used could have been better, especially for a premium hatchback. The Jazz will not let you down if you're looking for creature comforts. The top end variant gets driver's seat height adjust, steering controls, Bluetooth telephony and touchscreen media system to name a few. With these, its almost at par with the Baleno and i20 with respect to features. On the safety front, it gets dual airbags, ABS with EBD. No variant of the Jazz is equipped with traction control, though. The cabin is one of the roomiest we’ve seen till now – even at the rear.
Honda Jazz Driving
The jazz is fun loving car to drive in the city. The ride quality of the jazz is better than its rival, the Hyundai Elite i20. The suspension is a bit noisy and it doesn't even get a rear ram rest or rear AC vent. The fan of the AC get noisy after the 5th speed. The steering is well weighted, which helps in smooth steering of the car at sharp turns. The brakes on the jazz is good and helps to get the car to a halt from 80kmph at an ease.
Honda Jazz Engine
The petrol is a 1.2-litre engine that churns out 87bhp and 110Nm. It’s typical Honda when it comes to refinement, and is one rev-happy engine. The diesel is the same engine you’d find in the City, Amaze and the Mobilio – a 1.5-litre turbocharged unit that develops 99bhp and 200Nm. It does have a bit of diesel clatter and vibrations that filter into the cabin. But on the brighter side, it's very fuel efficient and gives a fuel economy of 27.3kmpl while the petrol delivers 18.7kmpl in manual and 19.0kmpl in CVT.
Honda Jazz Safety
The Honda Jazz is equipped with a one touch up/down with pinch guard for the front side window, impact mitigating headrests, immobilizer as well as ABS and EBd system. This all features will ensure that your drive will be safe in accordance with its rivals.
Honda Jazz Value
The Jazz retails at Rs 6.23 lakh for the base petrol variant and goes up to Rs 9.72 lakh for the top-end diesel (ex-Mumbai).
Honda Jazz Maintainence
The cost of ownership over a period of a year depends on multiple factors such as variant type, odometer run, location, fuel cost, loan interest, maintenance and insurance amount. Here to make calculations easier, we have taken the base E MT Petrol variant with yearly run of 12,000kms (1000kms per month). We have not factored in the loan and interest amount as it varies from customer to customer. So, the approximate cost of ownership of Honda Jazz for one year would be Rs 68131. This includes Rs 46,200 for fuel cost, Rs 16,700 for insurance and Rs 5,231 on maintenance.
Honda Jazz Maintainence
The Honda Jazz is a good package that offers a spacious cabin, plenty of features and exciting looks. It lacks the premiumness the Elite i20 has, and the cabin isn’t as pleasing on the eye as those of its rivals. For our reader, Honda Jazz also competes with Maruti Suzuki Baleno, Ford Figo, Hyundai Elite i20, Toyota Etios Liva, Volkswagen Polo and Fiat Punto Evo.