Honda Jazz hybrid reliability & safety rating
The latest Honda Jazz hybrid has a five-star crash-test rating from Euro NCAP and the brand’s reputation for reliability is well established
|Euro NCAP||Adult protection||Child protection||Safety assist|
|5 stars (2020)||87%||83%||76%|
A five-star rating from the independent experts at Euro NCAP provides reassurance that the latest Honda Jazz will do a great job of protecting its occupants in the event of a crash. We also have few worries about reliability – Honda is synonymous with well made, thoughtfully engineered, dependable transportation and even though its hybrid technology is complicated, it should work well for the foreseeable future.
Honda Jazz hybrid reliability & problems
Honda finished a disappointing 18th out of 32 brands in the Driver Power New Car Survey 2023, which is lower than we’ve come to expect from the Japanese manufacturer.
There was better news for the Jazz, which was ranked 32nd out of 75 on the list of the best cars to own. Despite the mid-table finish, we still expect the Jazz to be one of the most dependable superminis on the market.
A five-star overall safety rating from Euro NCAP, with 87% and 83% scores for adult and child occupant protection respectively, is confidence-inspiring here. The Jazz's list of standard safety kit bodes well, too. All cars come with 10 airbags, one of which is placed front-centre in a move that Honda claims is a first in the supermini class. All versions also come with ‘Honda SENSING’, a collection of active safety and driver-assistance features.
These include autonomous emergency braking (which can spot cyclists and apply the brakes when turning into the path of another vehicle), adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assistance, traffic-sign recognition, automatic headlights and an intelligent speed limiter. The Advance and Advance Sport also get blind-spot monitoring with cross-traffic monitoring as well, although not on the Crosstar version. Much of that kit is often not standard on some much more expensive machinery.
In This Review
- 1VerdictThe now hybrid-only Honda Jazz is technologically impressive, very efficient and practical – but not much fun to drive
- 2MPG & CO2 emissionsThe Honda Jazz hybrid is one of the most efficient superminis around
- 3Running costs & insuranceThe hybrid Honda Jazz promises to be an inexpensive car to run in all respects
- 4Performance, engine & driveChoppy ride and decent-yet-dull handling let down the Honda Jazz hybrid’s fantastic powertrain
- 5Interior, dashboard & comfortGood quality and decent packaging join much-improved infotainment inside the latest Honda Jazz
- 6Boot space, seating & practicalityA large boot and trademark ‘Magic Seats’ mean the hybrid Honda Jazz is a very practical supermini
- 7Reliability & safety rating - currently readingThe latest Honda Jazz hybrid has a five-star crash-test rating from Euro NCAP and the brand’s reputation for reliability is well established