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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 2022 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 just 10% of owners telling us their car had experienced a fault in the first year. In our 2022 brand survey, Honda continued its streak of strong finishes by placing fifth out of 29 manufacturers. Just 14% of Honda owners reported a fault during their first year of ownership.

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.

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. 

Which Is Best?

Cheapest

  • Name
    1.5 i-MMD Hybrid SE 5dr eCVT
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £20,720

Most Economical

  • Name
    1.5 i-MMD Hybrid SR 5dr eCVT
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £22,240

Fastest

  • Name
    1.5 i-MMD Hybrid SE 5dr eCVT
  • Gearbox type
    Auto
  • Price
    £20,720

Andy is Carbuyer's managing editor, with more than a decade of experience helping consumers find their perfect car. He has an MA in automotive journalism and has tested hundreds of vehicles.

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