Honda Jazz

Honda Jazz 2015The Honda Jazz is a little less boxy than its predecessor with a high window line and sharp body creases and a practical and logically laid out interior.  Built on a new platform, 95mm longer and a wheelbase increased by 30mm, leading to more cabin space for all, particularly rear passengers that have 115mm more legroom over the outgoing model, boot space is 17 litres up on the old model up to a near class leading 354 litres. Like before, all Jazz models get Honda’s brilliant Magic Seat setup, allowing the rear bench to fold completely flat in a swift and easy-to-operate single motion. It’s really handy and makes the Jazz one of the most practical cars in its class.

 

2015 Jazz motability carThe Jazz is available in three trim levels, S, SE and EX, the option exists to add a built in Sat Nav to the EX and Sport for £50 -£100, it’s probably not worth it as you can run sat nav off your phone onto the screen via Apple Carplay and Andriod Auto. All cars get Bluetooth, DAB, cruise control and auto lights, air-con and all round electric windows. Upgrade from the basic S to mid-spec SE and you’ll benefit from 15″ alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen with Apple Carplay and Android auto and all-round parking sensors, forward collision warning and lane departure and traffic sign recognition. The flagship EX adds 16-inch alloys, a rear view camera, climate control and a leather steering wheel. Sport cars have 16 inch black alloy wheels, LED headlights and more athletic bumpers with a red stripe front and rear.

 

Honda Jazz 2015The engine choice is a non turbo charged 1.3-litre petrol with 101bhp paired to either a six speed manual or CVT automatic gearbox and it performs very well, smooth and quiet with ample power, 0-62mph time of 11.2 seconds when connected to the manual gearbox. The CVT automatic takes longer to reach 62mph, hitting the speed in 12 seconds. It’s reasonably economical too offering 56.5 mpg as a manual or 61.4 miles per gallon as an automatic. The new 1.5 litre petrol comes with Sport trim, 128 bhp with economy of 52.3 miles per gallon, 62 mph can be reached in a brisk 8.7 seconds.

 

2015 Jazz
The Honda Jazz competes in a tough class, the Renault Clio, Hyundai i20 and Ford Fiesta are all excellent but the Honda Jazz offers space in abundance, it drives very well and is designed with comfort and practicality in mind, it is the near perfect all rounder. The Honda Jazz has brand loyalty that other manufacturers can only dream of as 80% of owners have previously owned a Jazz. Says it all really.

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Honda Jazz 1.3 petrol (101 bhp) Automatic  ‘EX’  –  £58.50 per week (you keep £1.25 of DLA/PIP per week) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£59.00 per week (you keep £0.75 of DLA/PIP per week) as a Manual

Price reduced from previous quarter price Autumn Best Buy – Honda Jazz 1.5 petrol (128bhp) Manual ‘Sport’  – £49 Advance Payment (£61.39 wpms) or Price reduced from previous quarter price£99 (£61.72 wpms) as an Automatic

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