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Rs. 5.59 Lakh
Discontinued Model since 24 Aug 2020

Honda Jazz 2018-2020 Overview

Honda has fully revealedthefaceliftedJazzahead of its launch in India in the coming weeks. It has also commencedpre-bookingsof the updated hatchback at a token amount of Rs 21,000 via an authorised dealership. This reduces to Rs 5,000 if you book it under the‘Honda from Home’ platform on the carmaker’s website.

It features cosmetic updates like a revised front end, sporiter bumpers, and new LED headlamps and fog lamps.The cabin remains as it is, but it will get asegment-first sunroof among other feature additions.Under the hood, the Jazz retains its 1.2-litre petrol engine albeit with a BS6 upgrade. The1.5-litre diesel engine will be axed from the Jazz lineup. It willcontinue to be offered with a 5-speed manual transmission and a CVT.

The current Honda Jazz is sold at Rs 7.45 lakh to Rs 9.41 lakh (ex-showroom). Expect the updated Jazz to be sold at a premium over its predecessor owing to the upgrades on offer. It will compete against the likes of theMaruti Suzuki Baleno,Hyundai Elite i20,Toyota Glanza, and theTata Altroz.

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Q. How is the new jazz CVT. Will it go back while starting from uploping roads .How is the acceleration and pulling of the petrol version .Hows the maintenance cost. Is it affordable?
  • Jazz CVT is good in handling all sorts of (rough, inclined) indian road conditions. It does not have any problem like loosing control when climbing uphill like its big brother WRV. Acceleration is good. You need to balance as per driving conditions. The power is well enough to drive in city and as well as highway conditions. Maintenance costs are very close to the maintenance cost of it's sibling Honda City. So if you can stretch on your intial budget you get a sedan. I recommend to plan your vehicle as per your requirements. Average maintenance cost of Jazz CVT for 5 years (including the horrible 6 month service interval) is around INR 40K.
  • No; it doesn't roll back on slopes at all. The acceleration could be a bit more spiffy but you get there by pushing on the pedal a bit more. Maintenance has been just routine for me at approx. 8k per visit (oil change) every 7/8k kms
  • Does not roll back stays in position. Nice feature. Acceleration is Okay its not a sports car. I have not had any maintenance issues . Used the car 3 years now. Very pleased with it
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Q. Is Jazz better than WRV?
  • WRV is built on the same platform as Jazz. Only changes are it gets big size tyresR16, better ground clearance and optional sun roof. I give you more points on Jazz here. The current Jazz offered in both petrol and diesel variants is very pricey compared to its rivals. The only value plus points of Jazz are well refined 1.2 L petrol engine(+), CVT(++) and cabin/ boot space(+++). The attractive feature is rear tail LED lamps. The body built of the Jazz is sturdy and seems a real metal. All other specifications and features of Jazz fall far behind the competition. Even top variants do not get: R16 tyres, Auto head lamps, Rain sensing wipers, Rear head rests, Rear AC, DRLs, LED-projector head lamps, Cooled glove box, Rear arm rest and IVRS auto dimming that are offered on Altroz, i20, Baleno, Kwid, Micra etc. The main dis-advantages of Jazz are: too many blind spots, expensive service costs (with horrible 6 month interval), touch AC- not easy to set while driving, dual horn may not be reachable to small palms (so you have to remove one hand from steering to use the horn), spare tyre is R14 steel and front arm rest which is positioned too low to use. In some areas, after sales-service is also not professional. There are some other features in the top variants which are of rear use on Indian roads like cruise control and paddle shifts (that gives a sporty feeling though). Of course Honda dedicated years on cosmetic changes like addition of DRLs, LED projectors (this year), push start, rear LED tail lamps, Digipad 2.0, capacitive touch door handles (Last year) etc. 6 x bottle holders are standard across all the variants of JAZZ (petrol and Diesel). No worries.
  • WRV has a few advantages like higher ground clearance, more boot space, may be a bit more spacious. But down to the engine, its still the same power train I guess. WRV is kind of SUV ish car. not the full fledged SUV but kind of. Jazz has some advantage over the fuel economy because its lighter than WRV. But none is better than the other. Also WRV doesn't get an automatic version like the Jazz CVT.
  • Depends WRV is out of jazz only.If you buy petrol then go for jazz only as wrv is extra 60kg heavier and engine is underpowered.Whereas diesel you can pick any. WRV gives you different looks and little extra ground clearance
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Q. Which car is good to buy Honda Jazz or Honda WRV?
  • Jazz is the best in Petrol CVT. It gives extreme comfort driving experience using CVT + Paddle shifts+ Cruise Ctrl along with a decent kmpl (14 -traffic, 18-20 - highway). If you are not considering to buy an automatic gear vehicle there are plenty of other options. But if you are planning for an auto-gear car, in India Jazz is one of the globally proven models in CVT transmission (easy for City or Highway drive). Other auto gear options are either jerky (AMT) or not reliable in long term view though good for driving for first few years (like DCT or DSG). For Indian roads and traffic my personal recommendation is CVT. Currently you have very limited models in CVT in India. Jazz stands out the competition with CVT + Paddle shifts+ Cruise ctrl + Decent kmpl though it misses some features like projector head lamps, DRLs, Auto head lamps and rain sensing wipers (Though non of them are 100% useful features for Indian climatic conditions). However it misses out some key features like Adjustable rear head rests and auto dimming IVRM. If you can manage with the given features keeping in mind you buy a best motor coupled to a proven transmission along with convenience and comfort driving, go test drive JAZZ...you may like it too.
  • Wrv petrol is a failure for all terrain roads. In highways you will feel lack of pickup when required for overtaking and in hilly terrain once you stop the vehicle while climbing uphill, it will be difficult to move up without pulling the hand brake to wait and get the engine to develop sufficient rpm. May roll back and be careful. Actually the vehicle should have been equipped with 1500 cc engine.
  • Both are good cars , Wrv booth space highJazz back row seats is modifiedBirth wrv and jazz is updated digipad 2It is really nice
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Q. Which car is good to buy Honda Jazz or Honda WRV?
  • Jazz is the best in Petrol CVT. It gives extreme comfort driving experience using CVT + Paddle shifts+ Cruise Ctrl along with a decent kmpl (14 -traffic, 18-20 - highway). If you are not considering to buy an automatic gear vehicle there are plenty of other options. But if you are planning for an auto-gear car, in India Jazz is one of the globally proven models in CVT transmission (easy for City or Highway drive). Other auto gear options are either jerky (AMT) or not reliable in long term view though good for driving for first few years (like DCT or DSG). For Indian roads and traffic my personal recommendation is CVT. Currently you have very limited models in CVT in India. Jazz stands out the competition with CVT + Paddle shifts+ Cruise ctrl + Decent kmpl though it misses some features like projector head lamps, DRLs, Auto head lamps and rain sensing wipers (Though non of them are 100% useful features for Indian climatic conditions). However it misses out some key features like Adjustable rear head rests and auto dimming IVRM. If you can manage with the given features keeping in mind you buy a best motor coupled to a proven transmission along with convenience and comfort driving, go test drive JAZZ...you may like it too.
  • Wrv petrol is a failure for all terrain roads. In highways you will feel lack of pickup when required for overtaking and in hilly terrain once you stop the vehicle while climbing uphill, it will be difficult to move up without pulling the hand brake to wait and get the engine to develop sufficient rpm. May roll back and be careful. Actually the vehicle should have been equipped with 1500 cc engine.
  • Both are good cars , Wrv booth space highJazz back row seats is modifiedBirth wrv and jazz is updated digipad 2It is really nice
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Q. Is it worth buying Honda jazz?
  • I have a 2016 petrol V MT. Logged 40 k kms. The car has seen off-road with full capacity and AC on in the interiors of Kutch with slopes and sand and rocks. It has seen long highway drives in speeds of up to 160 kmph. The car is simply brillant. It crawls in low speed in off road and it is in full control in high speeds in highways. I get 13.5 to 14 in city with low traffic and Essar petrol. In highway I get up to 16.I love the car. I will not sell this car and will keep it cos a hassle free car like this is rare
  • Yes definitely. Excellent all round car comfortable seating for all even on long trips. Excellent fold up and fold down back seats.Done 120K in 3 years not a single issue. I only buy Honda 3 Civics before . At present two Jazz CVT petrol
  • Depends on your term of ownership, budget and fascination for features. The jazz is a no frills car and will appear under spec-ed vis-a-vis its peers. Keyless start only on top end, the dash can be more elegant etc etc. However, on driving comfort and problems I have absolutely no complaint. It keeps purring on and on. Have done almost 40k + kms in 3.5 years and nothing has given me any cause for concern
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Q. I would like to know about Jazz CVT capability on hill driving. is this car posses hill assist function?
  • I have taken it to himalayas and trust me you will cry on steeps. Always a gear shift required.Mine was full loaded 4 passenger and luggage. I could feel the pain to keep the car in power in 1st & 2nd gear to climb those steeps. Rest it is superb, little bit of body roll but thats not nerving.Comfort is superb and space is enough to have everything packed
  • Jazz CVT is good on hill driving. But it's not the CVT , but the engine which is not that responsive on incline driving. The engine or the clutch is designed to provide more speed than torque, so I wouldn't suggest any Jazz for a regular hill driving.
  • Just use Cruise Control does all the shifting for you I never faced an issue at all
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Honda Jazz 2018-2020 User Reviews

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  • 5.0

    Overall its a nice car.most of my travel alone and 5%with family & friends with self driving with minimal maintenance.i love it.

  • 4.3

    excellent family car, doesn't have any feature but all useful features. Happily using SV-MT trim for almost 13 Years.

  • 4.2

    This car offers all the baseline and advanced features if you pick top model.. this is a very practical car in varioud means also very soacious and comfortable.

  • 4.0

    this is my second Jazz. It's experience is wonderful . because whatever you need for a small size it is there such as nice boot and its settings are practical suit to everyone.Overall it is good car

  • 4.3

    4.5 overall rating for Jazz. Mileage and speed to be better, interiors can be improved further. My personal point of view, but saying this will also say that the car is very comfortable in all sense, spacious and truly a family car

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  • 4.3

    The current Jazz offered in both petrol and diesel variants is very pricey compared to its rivals. The only value plus points of Jazz are well refined 1.2 L petrol engine(+), CVT(++) and cabin/ boot space(+++). The attractive feature is rear tail LED lamps. The body built of the Jazz is sturdy and seems a real metal. All other specifications and features of Jazz fall far behind the competition. Even top variants do not get: R16 tyres, Auto head lamps, Rain sensing wipers, Rear head rests, Rear AC, DRLs, LED-projector head lamps, Cooled glove box, Rear arm rest and IVRS auto dimming that are offered on Altroz, i20, Baleno, Kwid, Micra etc.The main dis-advantages of Jazz are: too many blind spots, expensive service costs (with horrible 6 month interval), touch AC- not easy to set while driving, dual horn may not be reachable to small palms (so you have to remove one hand from steering to use the horn), spare tyre is R14 steel and front arm rest which is positioned too low to use. In some areas, after sales-service is also not professional. There are some other features in the top variants which are of rear use on Indian roads like cruise control and paddle shifts (that gives a sporty feeling though).Of course Honda dedicated years on cosmetic changes like addition of DRLs, LED projectors (this year), push start, rear LED tail lamps, Digipad 2.0, capacitive touch door handles (Last year) etc.6 x bottle holders are standard across all the variants of JAZZ (petrol and Diesel). No worries.For a solid built hatchback with best in market auto-transmission(CVT), with refined engine and lots of space inside cabin and as well boot space I suggest you go for Jazz. If you are looking for a manual transmission car.....m m m m m.

  • 2.7

    I have the automatic and it's for my daughter. It's a well engineered petrol vehicle, the automatic is fine but not peppy enough. If you are looking to overtake at high double digits on a highway, you really have to rev it up. What's disappointing is the lack of nice features that are engineered in but not made functional. It has a provision for keyless but not enabled. Of the two sets of keys - one has remote door opening the other is a standard insert and turn. The turn indicators are little cheap, plastic inserts on sides though the rear view mirrors have a notch for the same. The cabin is drab and unimaginative. Anyone with an i20 experience will feel the difference. For its price it is highly underscored. Drive is fine though torque build up is poor. True to Honda petrol, the car has never given me any issues at all over the last 4.5 years. It has decent enough storage (400L + I think) and good for long drives. Overall solid, functional but completely unimaginative and low featured.

  • 4.7

    I am driving my Jazz since 2015 and even till now, it seems same feeling. Its been 4.5 years and i drove more than 80 thousand KM . but believe me, drive quality, comfort, glass view are really good. On the highway, we get 20+ average ( need to drive below 100) and in city its 18 KMPL( with A/C) . The maintenance cost is coming around 8 to 9 thousand. So after 4.5 year i can say that i am a proude owner of such a reliable car.

  • 5.0

    This is my first car, 5 years now. Style : its a JAZZ OrangeSafety : 5*Comfort : have just one issue, bumpy on bad roads for back seaters, that suspension [ but i switched to michelin energy mx2 80% problem solved ], wondering why they are not stock. Mileage : 12kmpl city, 16-17kmpl highway with max speed 100 [without AC 19 kmpl], cost is a premium, but you get what you pay. I am satisfied customer.thank you honda ..!

  • 3.3

    A good family car. Always loved Honda Jazz. Good on space and comfort. Engine is super refined. The ivtec is silent and works like a charm. The missing rear seat head rests and magic seats on the top VX CVT trim is really disappointing. Still the love for Jazz mad me go ahead with it and own one. Mileage in city is around 10 to 11 kmpl as Jazz drinks fuel handsomely. However out on the highway it returns a decent 15 to 16 kmpl. I just did it"s second free service and it"s 3000 kms run on board. So far it"s good except the mileage in the city which could be a lil more. Overall I would give it 3.5/5. A good overall purchase.

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