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Honda Jazz 2021 Official Review: Positives and Negatives of New Jazz

Honda Jazz 2021 Official Review: Positives and Negatives of New Jazz

Should you consider buying Honda Jazz in 2021. Review Engine Performance, Features, Mileage, Space, Maintenance with Positives and Negatives of New Jazz

 

Honda Jazz 2021 Review

Honda Jazz was the first Premium Hatchback way back launched in India in 2007. Updated in new Avatar in 2015 and now in BS6 State - here is what can expect in Honda Jazz

Performance, Handling: Jazz is Powered with 1.2 Litre IVtec Petrol Engine with 90 PS Power and 110 NM Torque in 5 Speed Manual and CVT Automatic Gearbox

While the Clutch is light and Steering and Suspension Feedback is good in both City and Highway roads (not very stiff yet offers comfort oriented drive) and Ground Clearance is acceptable at 165mm but problem with Jazz in Manual Transmission is that

  • Jazz 1.2 Engine in Manual Transmission do not feel justify in the potential of Car (1.5 IVtec Engine could have been game changer). Gears were slight on short note and need to upshift gears slight on quicker note in traffic
  • Also, a kind of notchiness felt in gears where not as smooth as otherwise felt in Amaze of Honda City  

Our Strong recommendation is that if you want Honda Jazz then consider buying in CVT Automatic for strong reasons

  • CVT Automatic is very smooth, very refined from 0 to 60 Kmph
  • Ideal for Comfort, Relaxed Drive and seek slight fun, slot gear in Sports Moe and use Paddle Shifters
  • Super Convenient and Very Ease to drive in
  • Couple with Good Steering and Suspension Feedback - its a charm to drive in Honda Jazz

But, please note that Jazz is not felt a revv friendly car. You may slight be disappointed if seek performance in Manual Transmission and if go hard on accelerator pedal in CVT - may find RPM rising up without a match to speed (essentially rubber band effect) and thus causing higher Noise levels

Overall: If your requirement is Comfort Oriented Drive and seek a Car with Good Steering, Good Suspension and you are someone who like to go easy on accelerator by driving like a car and not a speed machine then consider in Jazz CVT - as is one among best Value Propositions.

If you considering Manual Transmission - strong recommendation to check out Jazz CVT as thats what the recommended transmission option should opt in. Else, if you still want Manual Transmission - recommended to check out all New I20 2021 (to our view is a better package in Manual Transmission)

 

Mileage: Honda Jazz has Economy Indicator Strip on how well you are driving with a Blue and Green Strip. The Green Indicates better drive.

So if one follows the recommended gear shifts with due throttle response the mileage can be good, but for masses anything around 11 to 13 Kmpl in Jazz Manual and CVT Automatic can well be expected in City Condition, while around 16 to 17 Kmpl in Jazz Diesel should be considered reasonably good in city drive

Yes CVT is equally as good in Fuel Efficiency as in Manual Transmission

 

Space: Best in Class Headroom, Legroom, Shoulder room space. New Jazz is full of in cabin space you will love in the car. Compare some of the Mid Sedan Cars - you will be likely surprised with the space factor in it. Even Boot Space is reasonably sufficient at 350+ Litres.

However, despite of all this - the reason of giving fixed Headrest on rear seat and skipping adjustable head restraints is not much appreciated. Headrest is just too Small. Even, Rear Center Seat Armrest for comfort is also missing in.

On one hand - Honda Cars India has class leading space, but on other hand is what they lack head restraints and rear armrest which does not go in sync with such a spacious Cabin

 

Styling - Interiors and Exteriors: The Styling although does not deliver in Wow appeal. No Projector Headlights, no DRL. Alloys does not look stunning as otherwise felt in I20 or Polo. But the car in Interior Black Dash, Beige Seat, Instrument Cluster design, Side looks, Rear LED Tail Lights still feel reasonably good.

 

Features, Safety: New Jazz improved in Features with Digipad 2.0 Touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple car play, Cruise Contro, Push Button Ignition and from 2021 offers Electric Sunroof and LED Headlights in top of line Model Trim

The car boasts of all standard convenience, styling, infotainment feature as Multi Mode Rear View Camera, Touchscreen Digipad with Voice Command, Auto Climate control with Touch Panel, Power Steering with Tilt, All 4 Power Window, Remote Lock, Alloys, ABS with EBD and Dual Airbags, Power Fold ORVM, Front Center Seat Armrest, Leather Wrapped Steering

Some misses also - the Rear View Camera does not come with adaptive steering guidelines, no Advanced safety of Side and Curtain Airbags, no Rear Disc Brakes, no ESP and no Hill Hold Assist

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Safety, Build: Build Quality of Jazz seems reasonably better. See the crash test rating As per Euro NCAP - The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal offset test. Dummy readings indicated good protection of the knees and femurs of both the driver and passenger.

Honda showed that a similar level of protection would be provided to occupants of different sizes and to those sat in different positions. In the full width rigid barrier test, protection of the driver was good, apart from the chest, protection of which was adequate.

Adequate protection was provided to the neck and chest of the rear passenger dummy, and good protection to the head and femurs/pelvis.

The Jazz scored maximum points in the side barrier test, with good protection of all body regions.

Even in the more severe side pole impact, protection was good for all critical parts of the body. The seats and head restraints provided good protection against whiplash in the event of a rear-end collision.

 

Overall Recommendation for All New Honda Jazz

All new Honda Jazz yes is a descent pick where care for Sedate, Comfortable Ride with Good Features, Class Leading Space, Reasonably Good Build and Proven Honda Reliability. Its Automatic with Sports Mode and Paddle Shift is even fun to drive in and strong recommendation is that if you seek to consider in Honda Jazz then check out Jazz CVT Automatic

Else - care for Manual Transmission or Peppy Engine Performance, Wow Styling Feel basis the price point paying, Rear Seat Comfort for Taller Passenger as such Fixed Headrest and lack of rear seat Armrest can slight be disappointed with the car.

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Comments 2

Guest - ULHAS KALAGI on Monday, 18 January 2021 08:57

SIR,I WOULD LIKE TO BUY HONDA JAZZ TOP MODEL WITH PETROL AND CVT TRANSMISSION.PLEASE GIVE INFORMATION FROM END TO END IN BUYING THE CAR (BUYING GUIDE )
THANKS. (17.01.2021....08.56 a.m. )

SIR,I WOULD LIKE TO BUY HONDA JAZZ TOP MODEL WITH PETROL AND CVT TRANSMISSION.PLEASE GIVE INFORMATION FROM END TO END IN BUYING THE CAR (BUYING GUIDE ) THANKS. (17.01.2021....08.56 a.m. )
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