Honda Jazz variants
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Honda Jazz buying guide

There are two versions of the Honda Jazz for sale at Motorpoint – the latest 2020-onwards model (that's the version with the 1.5 i-MMD hybrid engine and hook-shaped details in the headlights), and the 2013-2019 model which has a sleeker, more wedge-shaped design.

What Honda Jazz trim levels are there?

The trim levels vary depending on which generation of the Jazz you're looking at, so let's break them down.

Honda Jazz 2013-2019 trim levels

The trim levels for the previous-generation Honda Jazz start off with the S model, rising through SE, SE Navi, Sport, EX and EX Navi. As you can probably guess, the Navi models add sat-nav (and have nothing to do with the indigenous blue Na'vi species from the Avatar franchise).

Entry-level S models get steel wheels with hubcaps, Bluetooth phone connectivity, air-con, cruise control as well as automatic headlights and windscreen wipers. These models also get electric windows front and rear. 

SE models add alloy wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen, front-and-rear parking sensors, and electrically adjustable door mirrors. Safety kit also takes a step up, including lane-departure warning, forward collision warning and traffic sign recognition.

Sport models are the same as SE models but with a slightly sportier bodykit comprising new front and rear bumpers. Who said the Jazz couldn't be sporty?

EX versions of the Jazz add bigger 16-inch alloy wheels as well as a leather steering wheel and gearknob. You also get an upgraded six-speaker sound system, a reversing camera and keyless entry/ignition.

Honda Jazz 2020-onwards trim levels

The trim levels for the newer-generation Jazz have changed over time, but we'll list them all here.

SE is the entry-level, which still gets LED headlights, automatic emergency braking, auto lights and wipers as well as Bluetooth for connecting your phone.

SR is the next step up and adds a nine-inch colour touchscreen infotainment display. This is a great upgrade because it includes wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, so you can use your smartphone's navigation and music apps. This version also gets alloy wheels as well as front-and-rear parking sensors.

EX takes the SR model and bumps things up a notch with heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a reversing camera, sat-nav and keyless entry. It also gets larger 16-inch alloy wheels.

At the top of the range is the Crosstar model. This looks a bit more like a miniature SUV than the regular Jazz, thanks to some black cladding around the wheelarches and roof rails. The Crosstar gets water-repellent seat cloth and a fancier sound system.

Remember we said Honda has changed the trim levels for the new Jazz over time? The most recent changes swapped all the names and equipment, so here are the later trim levels for the Jazz.

Elegance is the new entry-level trim, but unlike previous SE models it gets the seven-inch infotainment system.

Advance is the next step up, and it gets tinted rear windows, a heated steering wheel and keyless entry/ignition.

Next up is Advance Sport, which adds a rear spoiler, some sportier interior details and an exclusive alloy wheel design as well as a slightly more powerful 120hp engine.

Crosstar is now Crosstar Advance, which remains as it was – with water-repellent fabric upholstering, 16-inch alloy wheels and roof rails.

Honda Jazz interior and technology

While the 2013-2019 Jazz's interior focused more on space and practicality above creature comforts, Honda reinvented the Jazz for the 2020-onward model, including far more high-tech features and some genuinely stylish touches. 

The latest version gets a small digital dashboard which shows you how the new hybrid system is operating, and the two-spoke steering wheel feels charmingly retro. The standard seats are comfortable for long journeys, and visibility is good – helped by small windows at the base of the windscreen pillars, which make it easier to spot cyclists at junctions.

Infotainment is decent if you get a new-generation Jazz with the seven-inch touchscreen. The system is far more responsive with better graphics than Honda infotainment systems of old, and the inclusion of wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto means you can use your phone's nav and music apps.

Back-seat space is impressive for a small car, and even tall adults won't be short of headroom or legroom. The rear seats are still 'magic' – Honda's name for seat bases that can flip upwards, leaving acres of floor-to-ceiling space where the seats once were. We've used this space for carrying tall pot plants home from garden centres.

Honda Jazz engine range explained

Honda Jazz 1.3 i-VTEC (most popular)

This engine is found in the 2013-2019 Jazz, and it was the sole choice towards the end of that model's life. With just over 100hp and a 0-62mph time of 11.5 seconds it's not a speed demon, but it'll get 42-50mpg without too much trouble. It was available with either a manual or CVT automatic gearbox – the latter of which is hard to recommend because it drones noisily when you accelerate. 

Honda Jazz 1.5 i-MMD Hybrid 

When the 2020-onwards Jazz came out, it came with one engine choice – and a brand-new hybrid one at that. It's a clever automatic-only 1.5-litre petrol engine combined with a powerful electric motor. The petrol engine can act as a generator to charge the battery, or be used to drive the wheels directly.

That means you can drive around at low speeds without using the petrol engine, and acceleration from a standstill is nippy thanks to the electric motor. At steady speeds, the petrol engine will run to keep the battery topped up but, when you accelerate hard or cruise at higher speeds, the petrol engine will drive the wheels directly for better efficiency.

If it sounds like witchcraft, it's because it is – and it solves the droning automatic gearbox problem that plagued the previous-generation CVT Jazz.

The upside of all this tech is the ability to get over 60mpg on a run – and we've heard claims of some drivers eking 70mpg out of the hybrid Jazz.

Honda Jazz frequently asked questions

The Honda Jazz Crosstar was introduced in 2020 with the new hybrid Jazz, and it's designed to look a bit more like an chunky SUV. It gets a rugged bodykit, slightly taller suspension and roof rails.

The Honda Jazz may not be the last word in cool, but it's one of the best small cars you can buy. It has a huge amount of boot space for such a small car, as well as a practical cabin with lots of rear-seat space. They're good to drive, economical and affordable to insure.

Yes – the Honda Jazz is a reliable car. It scored well in the 2022 Driver Power survey, coming in 28th place with a score of 88.91%. Honda has a well-earned reputation for reliability, and the hybrid system in the latest version is covered by a five-year/90,000-mile warranty from new.

Yes – the clever hybrid system on the new Jazz uses a petrol engine to charge as you drive. There's no need to plug it in (and there's no plug socket on the car either!).

No, the Honda Jazz has not been discontinued in the UK. It lives on as one of the most practical and economical small cars you can buy.