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Honda Jazz hatchback - Reliability & safety

The Honda Jazz is unlikely to be stuck in the garage for repairs

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

5.0 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Honda has a reputation for making reliable cars, with the Jazz scoring well in our 2023 Driver Power survey, despite being a complex hybrid. The economical supermini is also fitted with lots of safety kit, meaning it should be one of the safest cars in its class.

Honda Jazz reliability

The Honda Jazz is rated highly for reliability and build quality, with drivers rating it as the 15th-most reliable car in our 2023 Driver Power survey. Honda as a brand fared well, too, with just 15% of owners reporting a problem with their cars. Overall, Honda came a middling 18th for customer satisfaction, however.

Safety

The safety experts at Euro NCAP gave the Jazz a full five-star rating for safety. Throughout the organisation's stringent tests, the Jazz scored consistently across all four categories: it got 87% for adult protection, 83% for child protection, 80% for pedestrian safety and 76% for its safety systems.

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It's fitted with Honda's 'Sensing' suite of safety systems, including autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warnings and technology that can flag up traffic signs on the dashboard. This can also be used to automatically set the speed limiter to the current speed limit, helping the driver avoid speeding in error. The Jazz is also available with blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control and a cross traffic monitor that automatically warns of traffic while reversing. 

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Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.5 i-MMD Hybrid Elegance 5dr eCVT
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £26,860

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.5 i-MMD Hybrid Advance 5dr eCVT
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £28,060

Fastest

  • Name
    1.5 i-MMD Hybrid Elegance 5dr eCVT
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £26,860

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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