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Honda Jazz hatchback - Practicality & boot space

A tall roofline and boxy proportions mean there's lots of room for passengers

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The Honda Jazz has always blurred boundaries, being the first supermini with an MPV-like design that really promoted interior space. It's a trait that's become key to the Jazz's success, and the latest model sticks with it, with a tall roofline, short bonnet and vertical boot.

Clever thinking is abundant, from the A-pillars that have been halved in thickness to reduce dangerous blind spots, to the smartphone pockets found behind the front seats for those sitting in the back.

Honda Jazz interior space & storage

Honda boasts class-leading rear legroom, although we found that foot space was quite tight, and the middle-rear seat is fairly narrow. Headroom is generous, and the Jazz still features its famous ‘Magic Seats’, where the bases flip-up like cinema seats, providing a tall and uninterrupted loading space behind the front seats. This can be handy for items like small bicycles, potted plants and pet carriers.

Boot space

The boot measures a decent 304 litres, expanding to 1,205 litres if you fold down the back seats. It's more than a Ford Fiesta or Toyota Yaris offers, but a Renault Clio has a bigger boot, which may be surprising given the Jazz's boxy shape. While the Honda Jazz Crosstar may appear more practical, and should be slightly better suited to mounting kerbs thanks to its extra ground clearance, it has a slightly smaller 298-litre boot.

Towing

We don't have official towing figures for the Jazz, but we suspect it won't be the most suitable candidate for towing a trailer because of its small size and hybrid powertrain.

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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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