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Honda Jazz hatchback - Interior & comfort

The Honda Jazz is well-built and boasts a new infotainment system

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Interior quality is on a par with typical Honda standards, the Jazz is exceptionally roomy for a supermini, and Honda has at last improved its infotainment system. It's now faster and has all the smartphone connectivity most customers could want.

Honda Jazz dashboard

Honda interiors have tended to be functional, if a little uninspiring – the Jazz’s interior is fairly well equipped, but while it’s an improvement over Honda interiors of old, it’s still not particularly classy or interesting. There’s a quirky two-spoke steering wheel, like the electric Honda e’s, however, and most of the surfaces you'll touch are soft and padded, but there are some hard finishes, particularly around the doors.

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It also has a greatly improved infotainment system – an area that has been a real Honda sticking point in recent years. The nine-inch screen no longer has an aftermarket look, being neatly designed to 'float' just in front of the fascia, and the software is more responsive with attractive graphics. It also offers Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, along with an Internet hotspot, Honda Personal Assistant and a smartphone app that customers can use to keep connected with their car. However, the Honda Jazz’s infotainment still trails behind rivals such as the Skoda Fabia and Renault Clio.

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All models come equipped with a digital driver’s display, but the information feels scattered randomly across the seven-inch screen, meaning it’s not the clearest system to use.

Equipment

The latest Honda Jazz comes in a choice of four trim levels: Elegance, Advance, Advance Sport and the Crosstar Advance, the latter of which adds some SUV-like features including a higher ride and rugged exterior cladding. 

Entry-level Elegance models get 15-inch alloy wheels, wireless Apple CarPlay, a reverse camera, traffic sign recognition, cross traffic monitor, an autonomous emergency braking system, auto high bears, lane keep assist, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and LED head and tail-lights. Advance adds heated front seats, a GARMIN sat nav system, heated leather steering wheel and keyless entry and start.

The range-topping Advance Sport adds a slightly tweaked bodykit, rear spoiler, more prominent exhaust tip and a three-spoke sports steering wheel, as well as half synthetic and half cloth leather seats. Aside from the extra-rugged exterior, Crosstar Advance models are specced similarly to the Sport models, although additions include larger 16-inch alloys and water-repellent upholstery.

Options

Honda doesn't tend to offer a long list of options in the same vein as manufacturers such as Audi, but there are several ways to personalise the latest Jazz. Functional Finesse, Functional Fun and Robust packs add a styling makeover to the exterior, with splashes of colour and different grille, bumper and door mirror finishes. It's also possible to add interior ambient lighting and official accessories like boot sill protectors, floor mats and roof racks.

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

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    1.5 i-MMD Hybrid Elegance 5dr eCVT
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    Auto
  • Price
    £26,885

Most Economical

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    1.5 i-MMD Hybrid Advance 5dr eCVT
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £28,085

Fastest

  • Name
    1.5 i-MMD Hybrid Elegance 5dr eCVT
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £26,885

Charlie writes and edits news, review and advice articles for Carbuyer, as well as publishing content to its social media platforms. He has also been a regular contributor to its sister titles Auto Express, DrivingElectric and evo. As well as being consumed by everything automotive, Charlie is a speaker of five languages and once lived in Chile, Siberia and the Czech Republic, returning to the UK to write about his life-long passion: cars.

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