Honda Jazz Review
Honda’s Jazz is one of the most practical hatchbacks ever. The Japanese automaker has re-introduced the new Jazz in its new avatar. The new Jazz is based on the Honda City platform and it does share a lot of bits with the premium sedan. The Honda Jazz retains its practicality and flexibility with this generation as well. The new Jazz is powerful, spacious and feature loaded. It is offered with a 1.2-litre petrol engine and this time it has even been introduced with a 1.5-litre diesel engine as well. This makes the Jazz a great hatchback to procure in the premium hatch segment.
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The Honda Jazz looks stylish and sporty. It has a similar front grille like the City, however the thick chrome is replaced by a black one to make it look sporty. The Honda Jazz comes with 15-inch alloy wheels, blacked out B and C pillars and turn indicators on the ORVMs. The glass area is large on the Jazz and this makes the cabin feel airy. The tail lamps are elongated and are LEDs, this makes it look stylish and trendy. The Jazz is made available in seven colours Tafeta White, Alabaster Silver, White Orchid P, Carnelian Red, Golden Brown M, Urban Titanium and Sunset Orange.
The interiors of the Honda Jazz are stylish and it have been borrowed from the Honda City. The Jazz comes with a touchscreen system that has satellite navigation, reverse parking camera and bluetooth connectivity. The Jazz even has keyless entry, push start and stop, dual airbags and ABS on the Jazz VX variant.
The Jazz’s strongest selling point is its space. This premium hatchback has good space in both the rows and even has a large boot as well. The new Jazz has spacious interiors and with Magic Seats there is more added flexibility as well. These Magic seats function in four modes, utility, tall, long and refresh.
Engine & Transmission
Honda is offering the Jazz with a 1.2-litre petrol engine that churns about 88bhp of power and 110Nm of peak torque. This engine comes mated to a five-speed manual transmission and even CVT. The Honda Jazz’s other engine is the 1.5-litre diesel one that churns about 98bhp of power and 200Nm of peak torque. This comes with a six-sped manual transmission.
Performance & Handling
The Honda Jazz’s diesel engine has the best performance. This engine churns about 98bhp of power and 200Nm of torque. The good bit about this engine isn’t just its outright performance, but even when in city it is very easy and convenient to drive. The Honda Jazz’s petrol engine also is easy to drive however it doesn’t get the punch like the diesel engine. The Jazz is nimble and it takes corners with ease. The light steering wheel is the only downside if any.
The Honda Jazz comes with front disc brakes, while the rear are drums. The top-of-the-line model comes with ABs with EBD. This helps to stop the car in control making it easier to stop.
The 1498 cc Diesel – powered variant delivers a fuel economy of 25 kmpl in city and 27 kmpl on highways, while the Petrol variant offers a mileage of 16 kmpl on urban roads and 18 kmpl on freeways, respectively.
The Honda Jazz comes with dual airbags, ABS with EBD as well. This premium hatchback even gets driver seatbelt warning, seat belts for all five passengers, reverse parking camera, key reminder. The competition are offering dual airbags as a standard, while Honda is still to do that.
The Honda Jazz is one of the most practical premium hatchbacks. The flexibility that this hatchback offers is unique to this vehicle itself. The new Jazz is feature loaded and one of the best in its segment.
The Honda Jazz competes with the Hyundai Elite i20 and the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. These are the direct rivals to the Jazz but the Volkswagen Polo and Fiat Punto Evo also come under the same price bracket.
- Diesel’s performance
- Petrol engine’s performance
- Diesel engine noise
- No rear AC vent