The Honda Jazz is one of the best compact cars in the market today. It’s a fun car that offers a spectacular drive.
While it’s a compact car, the Jazz actually offers a generous amount of space and thus, it’s suitable for people of all ages, and especially for those who are enthusiastic about getting things done.
The car is completely loaded with all the must-haves for a powerful vehicle, and yet still embodies a simple and carefree style. This five-person vehicle covers all the basics and provides all that you need for both zooming around the city as well as long distance journeys.
The Honda Jazz is available in 1.5L S, 1.5L E, 1.5L V and 1.5L Hybrid.
|Models||Honda Jazz 1.5L S||Honda Jazz 1.5L E||Honda Jazz 1.5L V|
|Engine Type||4 Cylinders, 16 Valve, SOHC i-VTEC||4 Cylinders, 16 Valve, SOHC i-VTEC||4 Cylinders, 16 Valve, SOHC i-VTEC|
|Fuel Supply System||Electronic Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)||Electronic Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)||Electronic Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)|
|Transmission Type||Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)||Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)||Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT)|
|Type||Electric Power Steering (EPS)||Electric Power Steering (EPS)||Electric Power Steering (EPS)|
|Turning Radius at Body (m)||5.4||5.4||5.4|
|Front||Ventilated Disc||Ventilated Disc||Ventilated Disc|
|Front||MacPherson Strut||MacPherson Strut||MacPherson Strut|
|Rear||Torsion Beam||Torsion Beam||Torsion Beam|
|Overall Length (mm)||3989||3989||3989|
|Overall Width (mm)||1694||1694||1694|
|Overall Height (mm)||1524||1524||1524|
|Tread Front (mm)||1492||1492||1476|
|Tread Rear (mm)||1481||1481||1466|
|Curb Weight (kg)||1079||1091||1099|
|Ground Clearance (mm)||137||137||137|
|Fuel Tank Capacity (Litre)||40||40||40|
|Boot Capacity Rear Seat Up (Litre)||363||363||363|
|Boot Capacity Rear Seat Down (Litre)||881||881||881|
|Wheels and Tyres|
Pros of the Honda Jazz
- This car is the benchmark for compact car cabin space. It has an astounding number of configurations in which the front and rear seating can be adjusted to.
- It has an amazing amount of legroom and knee room for a hatchback.
- It has excellent under thigh support for the rear seats, which makes riding in the back really comfortable.
- The 1.5L engine is good, which results in a very pleasant drive.
Cons of the Honda Jazz
- The Honda Jazz design is getting a little boring as it has changed very little throughout the years.
- Convenience and comfort features may seem a little dated to some as it lacks several modern features that other same category cars have.
- While fuel efficiency is decent, the Jazz can do better in this area.
The Honda Jazz has a fun name and has always been a fun car. Its exterior is stylish yet exuberant appealing to those who are always on the go. It’s a car that is popular with those who are young and youthful at heart.
From the front, you will see bold halogen headlights as well as LED Daytime Running Lights. The fog lights present an exquisite look giving the front profile a modern touch. On the black chrome grille is the well known ‘H’ logo of Honda.
On the back, the LED tail-lights’ design has been upgraded. The car’s door handles are the same in color as the car body. The retractable mirrors which house the turning signals have also been upgraded in terms of style.
The Honda Jazz’s dimensions are 3,989mm (length) x 1,694mm (width) x 1,524mm (height) and a wheelbase of 2,530mm. It is available in 5 different colors – White Orchid Pearl, Crystal Black Pearl, Modern Steel Metallic, Lunar Silver Metallic, and Carnival Red. This is a car that will encourage you to live life to the fullest.
The interior of this compact car is surprisingly spacious. The Jazz is a car that allows you to refresh as you journey on. You can recharge yourself by reclining the front seats thereby creating lounge-like seats that you can stretch in.
While this is a compact car, space isn’t actually a problem. All you have to do to fit a long object is to recline the front passenger seat and/or lower the rear seat for additional space. If you need to fit tall items, simply flip the rear seats up.
You can also accommodate bulky items by flattening both the rear seats. The fuel tank is located in the center of the car, meaning that you will be able to load your items from many different angles.
All Jazz models come with a push start button that will power up your engine with just a touch from you. The LCD meter cluster is amazingly bright and bold, providing you with all the information that you need at just one glance.
The Honda Jazz has a 1.5L i-VTEC, 1497cc petrol engine that delivers a smooth drive with good fuel efficiency. This engine is capable of a maximum power of 120 PS at 6,600 rpm with a peak torque of 145 Nm at 4,600 rpm. It has an advanced Continuous Variable Transmission (CVT) system that works to keep the vehicle balance, resulting in an increased speed in acceleration.
Honda’s Earth Dreams Technology gives it excellent fuel economy at 5.8 liter per 100km. When tested in the real world, the car used 6.7 liters per 100km even when it was tested for 0 to 100km/h. Honda definitely delivers on good fuel economy not just for the Jazz but for all of their cars.
Safety is one of Honda’s biggest commitments and every car is equipped with the most advanced safety features.
You can be rest assured that the people you love are protected with Dual Front SRS Airbags, Side Airbags as well as Side Curtain Airbags. Staying on track while driving is also made easier with the Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) feature which is a safety tech that works to reduce understeer or oversteer around tight corners.
This car also has Emergency Stop Signal that alerts other drivers to stay clear through hazard lights that flash automatically upon sudden braking. Additionally, the Anti-Lock Braking System helps you to stay in control during emergency braking situations by preventing wheels from locking so that you can steer to safety.
There is also the Hill Start Assist that prevents the car from rolling backwards when brakes are released during an incline. If you find yourself in a tight position, the small 5.4m turning radius will help you get out of it.
The Jazz is the car for you if you find parking a difficult task. With the multi angle reverse camera, you will be able ease into parking spaces with confidence. If you have children, you will be happy to know that you will be able to safely install and secure child car seats with ISO fix, which adheres to the global standard for child car seat safety.
The main difference between the Honda Jazz 1.5L S, E and V variants
While even the basic Honda Jazz is an adequate car, the table below shows the availability of certain features in each model.
|Models||1.5L S||1.5L E||1.5L V|
|LED Daytime Running Lights||No||Yes||Yes|
|Half Leather seats||No||No||Yes|
|9 Cup holders||Yes||No||No|
|Touch Panel Air Conditioning||No||Yes||Yes|
|Hands Free Phone Steering Switch||No||Yes||Yes|
|Vehicle Stability Assist||No||Yes||Yes|
|Emergency Stop Signal||No||Yes||Yes|
|Hill Assist System||No||Yes||Yes|
|Multi Angle Reverse Camera||No||Yes||Yes|
The Honda Jazz Hybrid
Designed for performance and efficiency, the Hybrid has a 1.5L DOHC i-VTEC engine that switches off when idling to save fuel consumption. The engine is paired with a 7-speed dual clutch which enables quick gear shifting. Most importantly, the lithium-ion battery is durable, powerful and compact.
The Hybrid also features the Econ mode, which works to enhance fuel efficiency by optimizing several car components to reduce consumption.
You will also enjoy the multi information display that allows you easy access to information such as energy flow, average fuel consumption and driving distance balance, as well as drive info such as average speed and average journey time.
Additionally, there is also the efficiency progress indicator and the driving efficiency indicator that encourages economical driving on the display.
The Hybrid has tons of safety features, including automatic parking gear selection which automatically shifts the car into parking gear when conditions are met. There is a low speed sound alert, as well as reversing sound alert.
With the Vehicle Stability Assist, you will be able to steer around corners on the track, without worrying about understeer or oversteer. The emergency stop signal enables the hazard lights and taillights to flash, alerting other drivers on the road.
The Hybrid comes with dual front and side airbags to keep all passengers safe.
Similar to the non Hybrid variants, this model has a length of 3989mm and a height of 1524mm. It has a 137mm ground clearance and the capacity of the fuel tank is 40L. Security features include central locking, anti-theft device, anti-theft alarm, and engine immobilizer.
The price for the Honda Jazz is surprisingly affordable.
The 1.5L S variant retail price without insurance is RM72,511.54, while the 1.5L E and 1.5L V models without insurance price are RM78,161.82 and RM84,955.45, respectively.
The on the road price of the Hybrid is RM87,707.00.
There is a surcharge of RM109.10 if you want the car in White Orchid Pearl.
Road tax for all models cost RM90.00 per year.
As for warranty, all Honda models have a 5 years unlimited mileage warranty as well as free labour fees for certain service intervals. The Hybrid model has an 8 years unlimited mileage warranty for its battery. All you have to do to get the best service for your car is head over to the nearest Honda Service Center.
The Honda Jazz is a spacious compact car that’s especially suitable for those who are young and sporty. The price is affordable, and the safety features are excellent. If you want to save on fuel as well as have a positive impact on the environment, then the Honda Jazz Hybrid is the car for you. Head over to the nearest Authorized Honda dealer to find out more about this powerful compact car.