Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz was first launched in India in June 2009 which was the second generation of the Jazz globally. The second-generation couldn’t do wonders for the Japanese carmaker as a result of which Honda pulled it out in February 2013. Honda launched the third generation of the Jazz in July 2015 to compete with the likes of Maruti Swift and Hyundai Elite i20 which were doing well at that time in the market. 

Pros – Cabin Space, High-Speed Stability

Cons – No Diesel Engine, Pricier Than The Competition

Honda Jazz Exterior

The Honda Jazz is 3989 mm in length, 1694 mm in width and 1544 mm in height. With a small and upright bonnet, the Jazz is not one of those cars which looks like stamping its authority on the road. 

The facelift model of the Honda Jazz has been updated with some chrome detailing around the glass black and front grill. It also gets the usual chrome bar with a Honda logo along with a revised bumper. It now gets LED headlights and LED fog lights however the indicators are still not LEDs. From the side, one will find that the Jazz is one of those cars which doesn’t look boxy despite its tall dimensions. Cuts and creases can be seen running throughout the door handles. The door handles get a chrome treatment with the request sensors on the driver and the co-driver’s side. 

Honda Jazz Interior

The unique selling point of the Jazz is the fact that it is the only hatchback in its segment to get a sunroof. However, it does miss out on some features which its competitors offer. It gets non-adjustable headrests and misses out on a rear armrest. It gets a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. It also gets cruise control, push-button start, keyless entry etc. Piano black finish can be found around the gearbox with two cup holders below the air condition controls. It also gets a three-spoke steering wheel and an analogue-digital instrument cluster which might feel outdated in today’s time. At the rear, the first thing one will notice is the two-part tail lamp assembly. The boot lit of the Jazz has a white chrome strip and the rear bumper gets a glossy black finish. 

Honda Jazz Space

The Jazz is one of those hatchbacks which can comfortably accommodate 3 passengers at the back. There is no rear armrest or a rear vent present which creates a lot of legroom for the middle passenger at the rear. The door pockets can accommodate 1-litre water bottles which showcase its practicality. The under-thigh support is decent and the headroom is satisfactory unless you’re over 6 feet. It gets a boot space of 354-litres which is by far one of the best in the segment. With a low loading lip, it’s easy to fit in a lot of luggage inside the boot.

Honda Jazz Engine Performance

The petrol engine offered on the Jazz is a 1.2-litre, 4-cylinder, i-VTEC unit producing 90 PS at 6000 RPM and 110 Nm of torque output at 4800 RPM. This engine feels a bit underpowered with below-average performance on the lower end compared to the diesel engine that was offered in the previous generation. In the mid-range, the performance is average but it’s near the redline that the VTEC kicks in and you get to see the full power of the motor.  

Honda Jazz Mileage

The Jazz petrol isn’t exactly fuel-efficient and you can expect 9-12 km/l from the petrol variants in the city. Needless to say that the mileage would increase on the highway. 

Honda Jazz Handling

The Jazz’s ride quality is on the stiffer side but on the other hand, the handling is superb. Body roll is extremely well contained. The steering is light enough for city driving and out on the highways it weighs up decently offering good feel and feedback.

Honda Jazz Comfort

As mentioned, the Jazz sports a stiff suspension due to which the ride quality isn’t the most comfortable around. It socks up most of the bumps and potholes when in action, however, you do feel some jerks when you take it over extremely bumpy roads. 

Honda Jazz Safety

The Honda Jazz got a 4 star ASEAN NCAP rating. It gets some standard safety features across all variants which includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, reverse camera, a rear defogger, seat belt warning etc. 

Honda Jazz Service

Honda’s is known for its reliability and the Jazz won’t take a lot of money out of your pocket for its maintenance. With over 25 years of Honda being in India, it has seen a growth in the number of service centres across the length and the breadth of the country giving ample signs of relief to its customers in case the car has a breakdown in the middle of nowhere. 

Honda Jazz Price

Following are the prices (on-road Mumbai) of the Honda Jazz :

  • Petrol V MT – Rs. 9.08 Lakhs
  • Petrol VX MT – Rs. 9.88 Lakhs
  • Petrol V CVT – Rs. 10.34 Lakhs
  • Petrol ZX MT – Rs. 10.60 Lakhs
  • Petrol VX CVT – Rs. 11.01 Lakhs
  • Petrol ZX CVT – Rs. 11.86 Lakhs

Honda Jazz Resale Value

Honda Jazz has been one of the underrated cars in the segment. For someone looking for amazing performance and a feel of a sedan in a premium hatchback, the Honda Jazz should definitely be considered. Overall it offers a good package however the pricing for the Jazz is a bit on the higher side which means the resale value would be high too. The resale value also depends on the number of kilometres driven along with the condition in which the vehicle is in.

Honda Jazz Colours

The Honda Jazz is offered in the following colours :

  • Radiant Red
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Modern Steel
  • Golden Brown
  • Lunar Silver

Honda Jazz Specs

The following are the specs of the Honda Jazz :

  • Engine : 1199cc, 4-Cyl, Petrol
  • Power : 90 PS @ 6000 RPM 
  • Torque : 110 Nm @ 4800 RPM 
  • Transmission : 5-Speed MT / 7- Speed CVT 
  • Fuel Type : Petrol 
  • Tyre Size : 175/65/15 (Front & Rear)
  • Suspension : MacPherson Strut (Front), Torsion Beam (Rear)
  • Brakes : Disc (Front), Drum (Rear)
  • Safety : 2 Airbags, ABS with EBD
  • Dimensions (L X W X H) : 3989 mm x 1694 mm x 1544 mm
  • Wheelbase : 2530 mm
  • Ground Clearance : 165 mm
  • Kerb Weight : 1085 kgs (Approx)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity : 40 litres
  • Boot Capacity : 354 litres
  • Turning Radius : 5.1 metres

Honda Jazz Variants

The Honda Jazz is offered in the following variants in the Petrol trim :

  • V
  • V(CVT)
  • VX 
  • VX(CVT)
  • ZX
  • ZX(CVT)

Honda Jazz Rating

We give the Honda Jazz a rating of 4/5. 

Honda Jazz Upcoming Models

Honda hasn’t launched the new generation of the Jazz in India yet. It is expected to be launched in the month of February 2022.

Honda Jazz vs Maruti Baleno

The Maruti Baleno is the most efficient car among its competitors. The Honda Jazz is 6 mm shorter, 51 mm slimmer and 34 mm taller than the Maruti Baleno. The Maruti Baleno is more frugal than the Honda Jazz. The Baleno is not only quicker than the Honda Jazz but also feels the peppiest in the segment. The Baleno does have a considerable weight advantage over the Honda Amaze so it can do a bit more with its 1.2-litre engine.

Honda Jazz vs Hyundai i20

The Hyundai i20 has the longest wheelbase in the segment. This implies it’s potentially the most spacious hatch in the competition. The Honda Jazz is 6 mm shorter, 81 mm slimmer and 39 mm taller than the Hyundai i20. The i20 is extremely refined however as soon as you put your foot on the gas, you’ll notice that the engine is spinning a few hundred rpm faster than usual which is a bane.

Honda Jazz vs Tata Altroz

The build quality of the Tata Altroz is undoubtedly the best in the segment. It has scored a 5-star crash test rating in the Global NCAP. The Honda Jazz is 1 mm shorter, 61 mm slimmer and 21 mm taller than the Tata Altroz. If you’re someone looking for a low maintenance car, the Tata Altroz is the way to go.