The Honda Jazz appeared on the market in 2002 and as such was the smallest model that Honda had ever released. Although it was doubted whether it would manage to surpass the quality, as well as the design of its predecessor from the first series, it left many drivers breathless, even those who love faster, sporty driving, because it contains a powerful VTEC petrol engine under the hood. In addition, more modern design, quality of materials, but also a trunk that has two levels, are just some of the innovations that this B-segment model, the second series of Honda models, has brought with it into the world of motoring.
How much it attracted the attention of customers is shown by the official data according to which the Honda Jazz was named the car of the year in Japan, and for a certain period of time it was the best-selling Toyota Corolla, which is considered the best-selling car ever. Know more about interesting topic about Audi.
VTEC petrol engine
The great VTEC petrol engine is produced in two volumes: a weaker 1.2 (90HP) and a stronger 1.4 (100HP) model, which we will present in more detail on this occasion. In both cases, Honda has achieved the desired result, which is reduced fuel consumption, as well as emissions of harmful gases, ie carbon dioxide, which with this model is 120 g / km, compared to the previous Honda series, which reached 130 g / km.
VTEC engine allows variable valve opening, which raises engine performance to the highest level, so these models are very easy to drive in city driving, and if you need a faster ride, just squeeze the accelerator pedal, because the full power of these the engine feels at high revs. That is why this four-wheel drive shows and proves its true Honda characteristics at over 4,000 rpm, where the best results are achieved both in driving and engine operation, as well as a top speed of 182 h / km. What is certainly important to note is that inside the vehicle, due to excellent insulation, noise is minimal.
For the first time in its class, a six-speed gearbox
Honda Jazz 1.4 has a five-speed transmission, which due to its great performance is a great solution even when this model is driven by women, because the change of gear is short, fast and precise. For the first time on the car market, when it comes to this class of car, a six-speed transmission, better known as i-SHIFT, was offered as an option when buying, which was made by Honda itself. This type of sequential gearbox is the main culprit for both reduced fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.
Double bottom trunk
Although powerful and big cars are expected in memory of Honda, the Honda Jazz is characterized as the smallest car that this manufacturer has launched on the market, but which does not lag behind other models in any segment. Excellent and slightly sharper design compared to its predecessor, a different body, as well as a spacious interior have placed it at the very top of city cars, intended for both business and family people. The biggest surprise, when it comes to the interior, is the luggage storage space, which, although slightly smaller than its predecessor, has a trunk on two levels (double bottom), with the possibility of additional transformation of the seat. The rear seats can be lowered and make a flat surface on which, in addition to classic luggage, even a folded pram or bicycle can be placed.
In addition to space for storing things and looks, it also has comfortable seats, which enable safe driving, even with sharper entrances to curves, so the ergonomics are at the highest level. The position of the gearbox, as well as the possibility of adjusting the steering wheel in as many as two different axes, were rated as excellent and more than practical. The control panel is clear and contains all the necessary and clearly presented parameters, necessary for drivers.
This, the best-selling Honda model in Europe, can be bought in our country at a price of around 4,000 euros and up, depending on the age and condition of the car.
Engine: 1.4 l, 1,339 ccm
Power: 73 kW, 100 HP
Max power: 73 kW@6.000 rpm
Max torque: 127Nm @ 4.800prm
Number of cylinders: 4
Top speed: 182 km / h
Acceleration 0 – 100 km / h: 11.4 seconds
Consumption in city: 6.3 l / 100 km
Out-of-town consumption: 4.6 l / 100km
Average consumption: 5.3 l / 100km