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Ten Second Review
An astonishing number of Honda Jazz owners buy another and the MK4 model we're looking at here aims to keep them loyal. But the Japanese brand also needs to attract new converts to its clever little supermini, hence the decision to switch exclusively to full-Hybrid powerplant for this latest model. Plus there's an SUV-style Crosstar variant that aims to play to the Nissan Juke and Captur crowd. The good news is that despite all the new battery technology, the passenger compartment is still as flexible and practical as ever.
This Jazz supermini is the first car in Honda's current line-up to go hybrid-only - but it won't be the last. The brand's i-MMD full-hybrid system, first seen on the CR-V, has been more compactly packaged for this installation. And the designers have worked hard to ensure that it doesn't impinge upon the flexibility of the 'Magic seat' interior design package that has given previous generation versions of this model a supermini-sized car with much of the greater practicality of a larger family hatchback. Honda accepts that it might take this typically older clientele to get on board with the hybrid concept but expects that to happen pretty quickly. So what's on offer here? Let's find out.
The Jazz comes only with one engine - the brand's e:HEV powertrain. This is a full-Hybrid unit - so properly electrified like a Toyota Yaris Hybrid, rather than being only mildly electrified like the MHEV unit you can now have in a Ford Fiesta. The difference is important because a full-Hybrid can have far more reliance on battery power, especially in urban conditions. In this case, it's a 1.5-litre unit putting out 108bhp which uses two electric motors and a compact lithium-ion battery pack. The combustion engine sends drive through a clever fixed-gear auto transmission which Honda reckons is smoother and more efficient than the type of belt-driven CVT set-up the Jazz had before (and the one that Toyota uses in its hybrids). Basically the whole set-up is a downsized version of the 2.0-litre electrified engine used in the CR-V Hybrid and as there, you get selectable drive modes. Most of the time at the wheel of this Honda you'll be in 'Hybrid Drive', which combines the engine and the battery pack in the most efficient way possible while recovering electricity from deceleration and storing it for future use. 'EV Drive' forces the Jazz to run in electric-only mode (though it can only do that for very short distances). And the 'Engine Drive' setting combines the petrol engine and the electric motor output for maximum performance. In this mode, the e:HEV powertrain gives the Jazz a 0-62mph time of 9.4 seconds and a maximum speed of 108mph.
Design and Build
Honda has changed just about everything possible on the outside but it's a Jazz and you know what? It still looks like a Jazz. Slightly bulbous and unthreatening it remains but some of the detailing is now a bit sassier. At the front, the split A-pillars are designed to improve forward visibility and there's a pair of larger headlights and a chunkier bumper compared to the old model. It's still pretty compact though, measuring in at about 4-metres in length. At the rear, the previous model's vertically-stacked lights make way for more conventional horizontal units. Choose the SUV-inspired Jazz Crosstar model and you get roof rails, an elevated ride height, black plastic cladding around the wheel arches, two-tone paint and a bespoke grille, all in an attempt to introduce more of a Crossover vibe to this supermini. Inside, there are wider 'body-stabilising' front seats supposed to reduce fatigue on longer journeys and the dash has a more minimalist, uncluttered look. Its centre touchscreen has smartphone-style swipe technology and incorporates wireless 'Apple CarPlay'/'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. There's also a digital instrument cluster. Perhaps the best news though, is that Honda's clever 'Magic Seat' design remains in the rear, giving owners the option of either folding the rear bench flat or flipping up the seat bases to create a taller load space. Boot capacity is 298-litres with the rear seat in place - or 1,203-litres with it folded.
Market and Model
Prices start from around £19,000 for the entry-level 'SE' variant. You'll need a further £1,200 to get the mid-range 'SR' variant, while the plushest 'EX' derivative costs just under £21,500. The top version is the Crossover-inspired Jazz Crosstar, which will set you back over £25,500. Standard features include adaptive cruise control, lane keep assist and automatic headlights, plus there's 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring. Black paint will be the default cost-free option while six other paint shades are also available. The Crosstar version is exclusively available in two-tone combinations with a gloss-black roof. Infotainment and connectivity benefit from a much improved voice command system, the Honda 'Personal Assistant', first seen on the little Honda e. This is basically a next-generation voice control system in that it can respond to multiple commands: for instance "OK Honda, find me an Indian restaurant with WiFi and free parking". The set-up would then display suitable options on the fascia's central touchscreen before plotting a route to the chosen destination. With this car, Honda is also offering the latest version of its Honda+ smartphone app, which includes remote vehicle locking and unlocking, plus 'intelligent geofencing', which alerts an owner if the vehicle breaches a pre-set 'geofence' zone. Plus there's the ability to send journey information from the app to the car's navigation system.
Cost of Ownership
You'd hope that with all that hybrid technology on board, this Jazz would be a frugal thing and, by and large, it is. The standard model has claimed WLTP-rated combined cycle economy and emissions figures of 62.8mpg and 102g/km. For the top Crosstar variant, the figures are 58.9mpg and 110g/km. Many customers will want to budget ahead for scheduled maintenance with fixed-price scheme called 'Five'. It includes five years' worth of maintenance, an extended warranty for this period and roadside assistance breakdown cover should the unexpected happen. This can be transferred to a new owner if you sell the car before the service plan has expired. Residual values are expected to be significantly better than most other supermini segment rivals. And the three year 90,000 mile warranty is better than the package you get from many competitors too. In addition, surface corrosion is covered for three years, exhaust corrosion is covered for five years, chassis corrosion is covered for ten years and structural corrosion for twelve years.
By Jonathan Crouch
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Key Standard Features*
- Solid - Crystal black
- Solid paint
- Cloth/leather - Black
- Cloth/leather - Grey
- Privacy glass
- Front and rear electric windows
- Auto wipers
- Brake assist function
- Hill start assist
- Collision mitigation braking system
- Emergency stop signalling system
- Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
- Electric parking brake
- Brake hold function
- Vehicle stability assist
- Bluetooth hands free telephone connection
- Wireless apple carplay
- Adaptive cruise control
- Rear view camera
- Paddle shift controls
- Lane departure warning system
- Lane keep assist system
- Front and rear parking sensors
- Forward collision warning
- Traffic sign recognition
- Road departure mitigation
- Idle stop
- Low speed following
- Intelligent speed limiter
- Multi-information display
- Honda CONNECT with HERE Navigation + 9" touchscreen, AM/FM/DAB/Apple Carplay and android auto
- Econ mode
- BLIS (Blind Spot Information System) with Cross Traffic Monitor
- Heated door mirrors
- Aspheric door mirrors
- Electric adjustable door mirrors
- Electrically folding door mirrors
- Chrome plating colour door mirror
- Reverse exterior door mirror tilt
- Soft pad leather interior panels
- 4 speakers
- Remote audio controls on steering wheel
- 'Shark fin' mobile antenna
- 2 USB sockets in rear
- 2x USB Front socket (1 data & 1 charge)
Exterior Body Features
- Body colour door handles
- Body coloured bumpers
- Single exhaust tailpipe
- LED daytime running lights
- LED headlights
- High beam assist
- LED rear lights
- LED front fog lights
- Automatic headlights with on/off timer, Coming/leaving home function
- Climate control air conditioning
- Leather steering wheel
- Tonneau cover
- Rear parcel shelf
- Heated steering wheel
- Front accessory power socket
- Driver and passenger front seat pockets
- Tilt/telescopic adjust steering wheel
- Fabric/leather upholstery
- Driver and front passenger seat armrests
- Leather gearshift knob
- eHEV emblem
- Plating interior door handles
- Front/rear courtesy lights
- Front map lights
- Trunk light
- Rear side airbags
- Front side airbags
- Driver/Front Passenger airbags
- 3x3 point rear seatbelts
- Driver knee airbag
- Passenger SRS airbag cut-off device
- Driver SRS airbag (single stage inflation)
- Heated front seats
- Rear head restraints
- Driver's seat height adjustment
- Magic seat flexibility system
- 60/40 split rear bench seat
- Isofix child seat restraint mechanism
- Isofix points
- Front head restraints
- Security alarm
- Honda super locks
- Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
- Smart entry + Smart start
- Mirrors and windows key fob operation
- Front and rear side curtain airbag
- Front seat belt with emergency locking retractor
- Deflation warning system
- Electric power steering with variable gear ratio steering
- Sunvisors with vanity mirrors
Wheels - Alloy
- 16" Multi apperance alloy wheels in mat berlina black
Wheels - Spare
- Tyre repair kit
- 0 to 60 mph (secs)
- 0 to 62 mph (secs) 9.5
- Engine Power - BHP 109
- Engine Power - KW 80
- Engine Power - PS
- Engine Power - RPM 5500
- Engine Torque - LBS.FT 187
- Engine Torque - MKG 25.8
- Engine Torque - NM 253
- Engine Torque - RPM 4500
- Top Speed 108
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