Honda Jazz Review (2008)

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Honda Jazz Review

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The new Honda Jazz is the same height as the previous model but is longer by 55mm and wider by 20mm.

The new Honda Jazz is the same height as the previous model but is longer by 55mm and wider by 20mm. This increase, together with the extended front windscreen, allows for more interior space and a comfortable environment. In real terms, the rear passengers get 40mm more knee-room and 43mm more shoulder-room.

For the new models, the seats have received extra padding and are generally larger. The cloth covering comes in two colour combinations; blue and black or black and grey, to go with the palette of 10 exterior colours. The list includes four new metallics and the 'pink' fans will be pleased to know that the Cool Rose paint is been carried over.

The driver of the Honda Jazz sits quite high and is rewarded by good all-round visibility. In moving the windscreen forward, Honda created a form of split 'A-pillar'. In other cases where this has been done the resultant small quarter-light became more of design feature than serving any real purpose. Those in the Honda Jazz are large enough to aid close proximity parking and add a little extra light into the cabin. Drivers of the 1.4 models will hardly notice it though, as they have a panoramic sunroof that certainly lives up to its description.

There are trim grades but the engine sizes clearly have an effect on the basic equipment levels. The sunroof is just one example; the double trunk is another but the larger engined cars also have bigger, 16-inch alloys and the option of i-SHIFT, more of which later.

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Honda Jazz Road Test Data
Model ReviewedHonda Jazz
  
Body TypeHatchback
ColourSherbet Blue
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph12.5 seconds
Top Speed 110 mph
  
Transmission5-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeUnleaded Petrol
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban43.5 mpg
Extra Urban62.8 mpg
Combined53.3 mpg
  
Insurance Group4
Euro NCAP RatingTBA
Warranty3 Years / 90,000 miles
Price (when tested on the 22/12/08)£10,759

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