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Honda Jazz hybrid boot space & seating

A large boot and trademark ‘Magic Seats’ mean the hybrid Honda Jazz is a very practical supermini

Overall rating

3.5 out of 5

Boot space, seating & practicality rating

4.0 out of 5

Price
£26,860 - £29,260
Fuel Type:
Hybrid Petrol
ModelLengthWidthHeightBoot volume (seats up/down)
Jazz4,044mm1,694mm1,526mm304/1,205 litres
Jazz Crosstar4,090mm1,725mm1,556mm298/1,199 litres

Practicality has always been a major factor behind the Honda Jazz’s success, so the latest car has continued that trend. Its mini-MPV proportions and focus on packaging mean there’s a good amount of space for passengers and luggage. The boot is bigger than those of some of the most popular superminis on sale, while the high roofline means fitting adults in the back isn’t an issue. Honda has gone to great lengths under the metal to maximise interior space and seems to have done a good job.

Honda Jazz hybrid interior space, storage & comfort

If you plan to regularly carry more than two adults, the Jazz is a good option. Its five-door-only body shape and high roof mean access is easy (even more so with the slightly higher Crosstar), while both front and rear passengers have plenty of leg and headroom. A large central armrest in the front is a nice touch, as are the mobile-phone pockets on the back of the front seats.

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The cabin itself is light and airy, but overall comfort is let down by the car’s poor ride quality; versions with 16-inch wheels are easily upset by rougher surfaces. Picking the Advance model with 15-inch alloys will help address this.

Boot space

The Jazz’s 304-litre boot is larger than that of the Toyota Yaris or Ford Fiesta; Honda’s packaging of the fuel tank, suspension and hybrid gubbins has paid dividends. Fold down the seats and there’s 1,205 litres to use. The car’s ‘Magic Seats’ can be folded flat conventionally or can have their bases folded up to meet the backs – great for packing in awkward, tall items like children’s bikes or TV boxes.

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Richard is editor of DrivingElectric, as well as sister site Carbuyer.co.uk, and a regular contributor to Auto Express. An electric and hybrid car advocate, he spent more than five years working on the news and reviews desk at Auto Express and has driven almost every new car currently on sale.

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