How does it differ from the model that went before it?

Over the years it’s always prioritised practicality and spaciousness, while it’s built up a superb reputation for its reliability. Those are traits that continue with this latest fourth-generation Honda Jazz, which first arrived in 2020. But how does it differ from the model that went before it? Let’s take a look.

Orange 2015 honda jazz


The Honda Jazz has always been a functional choice, but not one that’s ever been especially stylish. So Honda has worked to give this latest car a bolder look than its predecessor, while still retaining the practical shape it’s known for.

But whereas the previous model shared cues with the Honda Civic, this new model establishes its own path, with a more curved design. Headed up by a largely smoothed-off front end and sharp LED lights, the new model looks a bit softer than the car that went before it.

Another big change on the new Jazz is the addition of a second bodystyle – the Crosstar. This new version adds SUV-inspired looks to this Honda with its additional plastic cladding, a slightly raised suspension, roof rails and revised bumpers.


Honda has really stepped up the interior of its latest Jazz, though keeping the sturdy and practical feel that customers love.

The interior layout has modernised and looks far plusher, while there are less buttons too, and generally the new car has a higher-quality feel than its predecessor, which had a tendency of feeling a bit cheap. Smart seating upholstery and a cool two-tone steering wheel also add to the character of the new Jazz, with Honda also revising the steering wheel and seating position to tailor it more towards comfort.


The previous Jazz was lagging behind many of its rivals in the technology stakes, so Honda has made some quite major advances. It used to come with a Garmin-sourced media system, which wasn’t especially intuitive or sharp, but this new car comes with a far neater nine-inch screen that is a big step up.

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both included too, along with a small digital dial display. This new Jazz also gets plenty more safety technology, with features such as LED headlights, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist all included as standard.


The previous Jazz was offered with two petrol engine options – a 101bhp 1.3-litre petrol engine and a 128bhp 1.5-litre, the latter being offered exclusively on the ‘Sport’ model. Both versions came with the option of a manual or CVT automatic gearbox too.

But as part of Honda’s electrification strategy, this new Jazz comes purely with a hybrid powertrain, which is called ‘e:HEV’. Pairing a 1.5-litre petrol engine with two electric motors, the setup produces 106bhp, and though it might not sound a lot, it can still take it to 60mph in a credible 9.2 seconds. It’s an efficient option tooi, with Honda claiming it can return 62.8mpg, with CO2 emissions of just 82g/km.

White 2022 Honda Jazz


The Jazz has always come with plenty of standard equipment, with the previous car still coming with features like air conditioning, cruise control, automatic lights and wipers and low-speed autonomous emergency braking.

But there’s even more features on this latest car, particularly when it comes to safety equipment. Highlights include 10 airbags, adaptive cruise control and lane keep assist. Heated front seats are also included as are LED headlights.



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