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Honda Jazz 2016

The 2016 Honda Jazz range of configurations is currently priced from $13,490.

The 2016 Honda Jazz carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1000 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

Honda Jazz 2016 Price and Specs

The Honda Jazz 2016 is currently available from $13,490 for the Jazz VTi up to $21,990 for the Jazz VTi LE.

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Hybrid Hatchback 1.3L Hyb/ULP CVT AUTO $10,600 $15,620
VTi Hatchback 1.5L ULP CVT AUTO $9,100 $13,750
VTi Hatchback 1.5L ULP 5 SP MAN $7,800 $12,100
VTi LE Hatchback 1.5L ULP CVT AUTO $9,900 $14,850
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Honda Jazz 2016 Q&As

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

  • I have a CVT transmission in my car. It has a jerky response in stop/start traffic, in Eco mode and when slowly accelerating... Is this normal for this transmission?

    To be honest, those do very much sound like the normal characteristics of a CVT transmission. The CVT saves fuel by allowing the engine to work in its most efficient speed range more of the time. That’s why, when you hit the accelerator, the engine sounds like it’s flaring. Which, of course, it is, to get into that sweet spot where it makes more power from less fuel. Essentially, the engine takes off and the rest of the car catches up with it.

    The on-board computer can also interpret a burst of acceleration as the driver wanting to press on. That’s why the car will sometimes hold higher engine revs, because it wants to be ready for the next burst. When you back off, the computer interprets that as the need for speed having passed and it drops back to cruising revs…just as you’ve noted.

    The jerkiness is another thing some owners notice, others never do. It’s all to do with the way the torque converter is calibrated. If you have any doubts, you could ask for the transmission to be scanned at the next service to see if it’s all in good condition.

    Either way, you should report your concerns to Honda now so that if anything goes wrong down the track, the problem will be listed as a pre-existing condition and will still be considered by the factory warranty.

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  • Looking at a second-hand Jazz for our eldest's first car. Does the engine have a timing belt or chain?

    The subject of a Honda Jazz timing belt or chain comes up pretty frequently, as would-be owners try to gauge how reliable these hard-working little engines are. For those who prefer solid, low-maintenance motoring, the news is good, because all three Australian-delivered generations of the Honda Jazz have used the company’s L series engines which feature a timing chain rather than a rubber timing belt.

    The task of the timing chain or timing belt is exactly the same: They take drive from the engine’s crankshaft to the camshaft and, in the process, keep all the moving parts in harmony. Many car makers moved away from a timing chain to the rubber, toothed drive belt as a way of simplifying engine design and driving down the cost of each engine. The rubber timing belt is also quieter in its operation and is also less prone to stretching (as a timing chain can) so the camshaft (commonly referred to as the cam) stays in perfect synch with the rest of the engine’s rotating parts. The timing belt is a simpler design because it doesn’t need to be tensioned via oil pressure from the engine as many timing chain systems are.

    The timing chain, meanwhile, is preferred by some manufacturers (and their customers) because it should last the lifetime of the engine and never need replacement. This isn’t always the case, however, and some engines designs from a variety of manufacturers suffer problems in this regard. But, in a properly maintained engine of sound design, the timing chain should never need attention, while the rubber timing belt generally requires periodic replacement, usually between 60,000 and 120,000km depending on the make and model.

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  • What is the best dog-friendly car?

    If you like the idea of the Honda but don’t want such a physically large package, take a look at the Honda Jazz. Yes, it’s probably one size down from your current Focus, but its interior is very spacious for its external dimensions. It’s also the car that has probably the most versatile interior in terms of flexible seating arrangements with a rear seat that folds, slides and tumbles. It also has normal ride height (as opposed to the jacked-up stance that SUVs boast) so your dog may find it easier to jump in without hitting anything. Beyond that, you really need to visit dealerships and check for yourself that rear doors, rear seats and general layout suit your very specific canine requirements.

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  • 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 2016 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2016 Honda Jazz are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1695mm x 1525mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Honda Jazz 2016 Dimensions  include 1525mm height, 1695mm width, 3930mm length.
Honda Jazz Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
VTI Hatchback 1524x1694x3996 mm 135 mm
VTI LE Hatchback 1524x1694x3996 mm 135 mm
VTI-S Hatchback 1524x1694x3996 mm 135 mm
VTI-L Hatchback 1524x1694x3996 mm 135 mm
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Honda Jazz 2016 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2016 Honda Jazz is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Honda Jazz currently offers fuel consumption from 4.5 to 6.2L/100km. The Honda Jazz is available with the following fuel types: Hyb/ULP and ULP.

Honda Jazz Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
Hybrid Hatchback 1.3L,Hyb/ULP,CVT AUTO 4.5L/100km
VTI Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 5.8L/100km
VTI Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 6.2L/100km
VTI LE Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 5.8L/100km
VTI-L Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 5.8L/100km
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Honda Jazz 2016 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2016 Honda Jazz will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Honda Jazz vary from 15x5.5 inches to 16x6 inches.

Honda Jazz Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
VTI Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
VTI LE Hatchback 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches 175x65 R15 15x5.5 inches
VTI-S Hatchback 185x55 R16 16x6 inches 185x55 R16 16x6 inches
VTI-L Hatchback 185x55 R16 16x6 inches 185x55 R16 16x6 inches
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Honda Jazz 2016 Towing capacity

The Honda Jazz’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 1000kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Honda Jazz Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
VTI Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,5 SP MAN 1000kg
VTI Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
VTI LE Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
VTI-S Hatchback 1.5L,ULP,CVT AUTO 800kg
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