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It’s odd to think that the Honda introduced the Jazz as recently as 2002; the small hatch feels like it’s been around far longer.

Combining Honda’s renowned practicality and reliability in a city-friendly package, the Jazz has been a popular contender in the market, bought by first-time and long-time drivers alike. Throughout its life, it’s been available as a five-door hatchback with a four-cylinder engine. Whether you get the $15,990 Jazz VTi or the top-spec $24,490 Jazz VTi-L, the current model uses Honda’s 1.5-litre naturally aspirated engine, driving the front wheels, and is offered in a range of trim levels.

Honda Jazz Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Honda Jazz varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $15,990 and going to $24,490 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2021 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $15,990 $24,490
2020 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $11,000 $25,520
2019 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $9,900 $23,760
2018 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $9,100 $22,110
2017 Hatchback 1.5L, ULP, 5 SP MAN $8,300 $18,810
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Honda Jazz Colours

  • Phoenix Orange
  • Rally Red
  • Brilliant Sporty Blue
  • Modern Steel
  • Lunar Silver
  • Platinum White
  • Crystal Black
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website. Shown above are the colours for the Honda Jazz 2019.

Honda Jazz Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Honda Jazz here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Which generation Honda Jazz had a transmission issue related to the CVT?

    The problem you refer to affected the very first Jazz models sold here up to 2008. Any car made after that date should not exhibit the same problem as Honda made running changes to fix it back in the day.

    The problem was actually traced back to the wrong transmission fluid being used in the CVT unit. These modern transmission are very particular about what fluid they use, especially with regard to the complex brew of additives that make up the fluid.

    Over time, the fluid in the affected Jazzes would start to break down as the additives became depleted, at which point, it wasn’t doing the complete job necessary. Specifically, the depleted additive package suddenly allowed the starter-motor clutch to remain engaged. Essentially, you had the transmission trying to drive the car and the starter clutch dragging at it, effectively trying to slow it down. Which is when the car would start to shudder.

    The solution was to switch to a new, reformulated transmission fluid which was added to the drained CVT, the car driven for a certain distance, the new fluid dumped and refilled and then the ECU reset to recalibrate the transmission. Problem sorted.

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  • Honda Jazz 2008: What's the difference between models?

    There’s a bit of detail missing from your question, Peter, but I’ll take a stab in the dark and guess that you’re talking about the Honda Jazz city car. The MY06 Jazz was, in fact, known as the GD model, while the GE you’re comparing it with was released in 2008.

    The GE was an all-new model Jazz, so fundamentally they’re entirely different cars. Yes, they share a similar mechanical specification and share a place in terms of their market segments, but beyond that, the GE is a newer design with better dynamics and superior safety levels.

    If you can afford the later GE model, then it would definitely be a better car.

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  • Toyota Yaris 2011 and Honda Jazz 2005: Engine longevity

    A few factors determine engine longevity, so let’s start with the first of those, the basic materials and design of the engine in question. Both the Toyota and Honda have advanced small-capacity engines that are made from quality materials. So that’s in their favour.

    The second factor is servicing. A lack of regular maintenance including fresh oil and filters will kill engines fast, so that’s crucial. And finally, how they are driven will also play a part. An engine that only does long distances in the country will always last longer than one that is subjected to frequent cold starts and stop-start traffic. An engine that is regularly revved to redline between the gears will also potentially die younger than one that is driven sensibly and with a bit of mechanical sympathy.

    The bottom line? There’s no short answer. But I have seen small-capacity Honda and Toyota engines clock up 250,000km and more with correct maintenance. Things have certainly changed from the 1950s when the average car engine needed a rebuilt every 100,000km and what was called a de-coke and valve-grind every 30,000km. Ask your grandfather about it.

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  • Should I buy a used Honda Jazz?

    Well, if you’re looking for a fuel-efficient car, then a Honda Jazz is a very good choice. With an official combined fuel-consumption figure as low as 5.7 litres per 100km, and the ability to run on the cheaper 91-RON unleaded, the Jazz’s weekly fuel costs will be among the lowest around.

    But $15,000 is a crazy figure. The entry-level Jazz was only about $16,000 when brand-new, so even though the kilometres showing on this one are extremely low, the price being asked is astronomical. The most expensive 2008 Jazzes out there are asking around $8000 (and that’s too much) with plenty out there for $4000 or less.

    The difference would be if you meant to type 2018 instead of 2008 (which is a better match with the odometer reading you’re quoting) at which point $15,000 starts to look like roughly the right price to be paying. Either way, the Jazz is nicely built, drives well and will be very economical.

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Honda Jazz Dimensions

The dimensions of the Honda Jazz Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2021 Hatchback 1524x1694x3996 mm 135 mm
2020 Hatchback 1524x1694x3996 mm 135 mm
2019 Hatchback 1524x1694x3996 mm 135 mm
2018 Hatchback 1524x1694x3996 mm 135 mm
2017 Hatchback 1524x1694x3996 mm 135 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda Jazz Dimensions

Honda Jazz Fuel Consumption

The Honda Jazz is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.2L/100km for Hatchback /ULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2021 Hatchback 6.2L/100km 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN
2020 Hatchback 6.2L/100km 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN
2019 Hatchback 6.2L/100km 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN
2018 Hatchback 6.2L/100km 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 6.2L/100km 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN
* Combined fuel consumption See All Honda Jazz Pricing and Specs for 2021

Honda Jazz Wheel Size

The Honda Jazz has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 175x65 R15 for Hatchback in 2021.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2021 Hatchback 175x65 R15 175x65 R15
2020 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
2019 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
2018 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
2017 Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Honda Jazz Wheel Sizes

Honda Jazz Interior

Key to the Honda Jazz’s interior appeal are its ‘magic’ rear seats, which can be stowed with the bases folded up, or the backrests folded down, for the flexibility to carry large loads. Up front, you will find a 7.0-inch multimedia touchscreen in the dashboard as seen in these images, with features such as a HDMI input and AUX socket. Honda tries to spruce up the interior with touches of leather trim across the dashboard in higher grades, as well as gloss-black accents.


Shown above are interior details for the Honda Jazz 2019.

Honda Jazz Towing Capacity

The Honda Jazz has maximum towing capacity of 1000kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2021 Hatchback 800kg 1000kg
2020 Hatchback 800kg 1000kg
2019 Hatchback 800kg 1000kg
2018 Hatchback 800kg 1000kg
2017 Hatchback 800kg 1000kg
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Honda Jazz Seats

The following Honda Jazz comes with five seats, including Honda’s “Magic Seat” folding system. The VTi variant is available with Black fabric seat trim. Premium Black fabric trim is available on the VTi-S, with Black leather appointed seats reserved for the VTi-L.

Honda Jazz Seats
Shown above are seat details for the Honda Jazz 2019.