Honda Jazz hatchback review

Honda Jazz is one of the most beautiful and luxurious hatchbacks launched in the recent times. This car is so beautiful to look at that once you see this car you will just be waiting desperately to park it in your parkway. Yes, it is that stunning! Jazz is the very first hatchback by Honda in the Indian market. Though it is a little expensive than usual plain Jane hatchbacks, but it is totally worth it! Jazz is equipped with all the luxurious features any good sedan would have. Now you get the benefit of most amazing features and powerful engine in a hatchback that is just waiting to sweep you off your feet. So let’s know more about this gorgeous car, Honda Jazz in the review ahead.

Engine and technical specifications

The new Honda Jazz 2012 is powered by a 4 cylinder, 1.2 litre, 1198 cc i-VTEC petrol engine that develops 90 PS power at 6200 rpm and 110 Nm peak torque at 4800 rpm. The top speed of the car is 165 kmph. There is a five speed manual transmission gearbox given. This beautiful hatchback weighs 1055 kgs and has a ground clearance of 160 mm. The total wheelbase measures 2500 mm. Jazz measures 1695 mm in width, 3900 mm in length and 1535 mm in height.

The size of the tyres is 175/65 R15. The front and the rear headroom inside the cabin are 955 mm and 930 mm respectively. The front legroom, rear knee room and shoulder room are maximum 1200 mm, 910 mm and 1430 mm respectively. There is 384 litres of boot space in the car. Jazz is available in three variants which are Jazz Basic, Jazz Select Edition and Jazz X starting from the lowest to the highest variant.

Exterior design

Jazz’s exterior is really an innovative structure. Honda scores good points over its competitors with its splendid body design. Its stylish design proves the car is worth the money you are paying. This lovely hatchback is available in awesome colours such as deep sapphire blue, crystal black pearl, taffeta white, urban titanium, habanero red, sherbet blue, Rallye red and alabaster silver. The front chrome grille has an aggressive and bold look. The fog lamps and headlamps have crystal clear and sharp look. The side mouldings are body coloured and corner protector, 15 inch alloy wheels, tail gate spoiler and ellipsoidal glass area enhance the stunning looks of the car. The vent window is large which makes the car look bold and big. Red chrome garnish and aerodynamic body coloured bumper and fender have got a great sporty look!


The interior design of Honda Jazz is really amazing. It is designed to provide maximum space to the passengers, which clearly tells the cabin is generously spacious. The dash board is dual toned and sports amber coloured instrument panel having stereoscopic dials and fuel consumption display. Beige black upholstery in the Jazz Basic and Jazz Select gives the cabin an even more spacious and beautiful look. The Jazz X which is the highest variant has got blue black interiors.

The seats are designed in a manner to provide all passengers utmost comfort. 6 feet people can also be seated in the car very comfortably, thanks to the generous headroom. Talking of the storage space, not only has Jazz got a great luggage space, the storage area for the entire little knick knacks is great too. The cabin has been given a cockpit design. The integrated digital music system does a fabulous job. The other amazing features include power windows, power tilt steering wheel, adjustable driver seat, audio controls mounted steering wheel, dual glove box, coat hanger, rear A.C vents, power door lock, cup holders, rear door bottle holder, box under rear seat, front console box with pockets for extra storage.


The handling of Honda jazz is superb due to its sharp power steering and controlling capacity. Honda Jazz car is really awesome when going for long trips. The variable valve timing with electronic lift control engine with electronic fuel injection system is responsible for the superior engine performance and maximised fuel efficiency. This hatchback accelerates from 0-100 kmph in only 11.2 seconds!

As per ARAI the mileage given by Honda Jazz is 16.7 kmpl which is very good. The safety features included in the car are ABS, EBD, G force control technology, ECU immobilizer, high mount stop lamp, day and night side rear view mirror, rear windshield defogger, full size spare tyre, rear wiper, active headrests, front seat belt pretensioner with load limiter, driver seat auto pinch guard, driver seat belt reminder and dual front SRS airbags.

Major Advantages

  • Power packed engine performance
  • Magic seat flexibility system
  • G-Con technology and other amazing safety features
  • Stunning exterior design
  • Lovely interior design and features
  • Spacious cabin and luggage space

Major Drawbacks

  • Highest variant a little expensive


The new Honda Jazz is every hatchback lover’s dream car. With few modifications done in the car, it has become more desirable than ever before! The biggest USP of the Jazz is its slashed prices. Honda has reduced its price to an unbelievable starting price of Rs. 5.5 lac (ex-showroom Delhi)! So now all you Jazz admirers, owning one is not a distant dream anymore, so got for it!