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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

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.0 out of 5

Honda has a reputation for making reliable cars, and the outgoing Jazz still performed well in our 2020 Driver Power survey, despite its advancing years. The latest Jazz is also fitted with an impressive haul of safety equipment.

Honda Jazz reliability

The outgoing Honda Jazz was rated highly for reliability and build quality, with just 8.6% of owners telling us their car had experienced a fault in the first year. It will be interesting to see how the e:HEV hybrid setup affects this, as hybrid models from rival brands like Toyota have a reputation for being almost bulletproof. The way hybrids work tends to take strain off the brakes and engine, while the Jazz doesn't even have a conventional gearbox.


Even the entry-level SE trim comes with features like autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warnings and lane keep assist, along with adaptive cruise control. Upgrade to EX and blind spot warnings and alerts for crossing traffic are added to the roster. Euro NCAP hasn't crash-tested the latest Jazz yet, but the previous two models scored five stars when they were tested in 2009 and 2015.

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