Since it was introduced in 2001, Honda’s Jazz has been the go-to model for drivers looking for a comfortable and affordable city car.
Such is its popularity that the Jazz is marketed worldwide and manufactured at 10 plants in eight countries, with 5 million units sold by 2013.
The third generation Jazz went on sale in 2014, and comes in a variety of different guises. All feature the Japanese carmaker’s 1.3litre i-VTEC petrol powertrain, with the option of either a manual or automatic transmission.
Not sure which spec level is for you? Fear not, here at Motors.co.uk we have picked out three different trims of the hatch, taking three different price points into account.
The smart choice for saving money – Honda Jazz S
The base level Honda Jazz starts at just £13,495 with the manual transmission, and £14,595 with the automatic.
It comes with a host of standard equipment, which is more than adequate for the everyday commuter.
Idle stop and cruise control with speed limiter ensure that travelling long distances and driving in traffic are both comfortable and economic.
Meanwhile, Honda’s magic seats mean that the rear compartment can be folded into a variety of different configurations to allow the driver to transport even the most awkward of items. Surfing trip, anyone?
A Bluetooth hands-free telephone system and a DAB radio with AUX and USB jacks allow the driver to remain in touch with both their friends and the latest tunes, all of which can be adjusted via steering wheel-mounted controls.
Amongst its safety features, the Jazz S counts city brake active system and hill start assist, both helpful additions that promise to make daily driving just that little bit easier.
The smart choice for value – Honda Jazz SE
Offered at just a little bit more than the S grade – £14,995 for the manual and £16,095 for the automatic – the Jazz SE has a host of extra equipment which far outweighs the price difference.
On top of the standard spec offered with the S, the SE features front and rear parking sensors – perfect for parking in tight, city spots – a driver assist safety pack and Honda’s Connect infotainment system, which features a CD player.
The smart choice for technophiles – Honda Jazz EX Navi
Finally, drivers looking to get the best of Honda’s technology offerings in its smallest package can go for the Jazz EX Navi.
As the most expensive of the range, it is still relatively wallet-friendly, with the manual transmission costing £16,605, and the automatic £17,705.
The spec of the lower grade models is complemented by 16-inch alloy wheels, a rear view camera and front fog lights.
The pi?ce de r?sistance of the EX Navi is Honda’s excellent Garmin-based navigation system, a must-have for all technophiles.