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The Honda Jazz is powered by a choice of 1.2 or 1.4ltr I-VTEC petrol engines mated to either five speed manual or six-speed automated manual gearbox. The manual gearbox also features a Shift Indicator Lamp (SIL) which aids the driver to drive more efficiently. The shift indicator lamp turns on to advise the driver when to shift up or down a gear to maximise fuel economy.
What is an automated manual gearbox? The automated manual gearbox fitted to the 1.4ltr Honda Jazz enables you to select fully automatic mode, where the gear changes are made automatically, or manual mode. The automated manual gearbox in the Honda Jazz is called I-Shift and also features Hill Start Assist (HSA) which helps prevent the car from rollin backwards when pulling away. This little feature has great practical benefits for new and less experienced drivers.
Honda Jazz Safety:
The new Honda Jazz has a five star rating from Euro NCAP. The Honda Jazz has driver, passenger and side impact air bags as standard making it a very safe place to be. The front passenger airbag can be temporarily disabled while carrying small children in the front seats. The seatbelts have pre-tensioners and there are active headrests which automatically move forwards to support your head in the event of the car being hit from behind. All cars get Vehicle Stability Assist, Electronic brake force distribution and Anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Honda Jazz Equipment
The 1.2ltr cars are available in S and SE trim levels. Even the entry level models get remote keyless door entry, front electric windows and stereo with MP3 connection.
The 1.4ltr cars are available in ES and Ex trim levels. If you're looking for a fully-loaded car then look no further than the Ex spec with cruise control; rain sensing wipers; front foglights; privacy glass; panoramic glass roof; heated and retractable door mirrors; automatic climate control and stereo CD player with MP3 compatibilty and USB socket for your iPOD.
'T' suffix models are also available with DVD Sat Nav and integrated bluetooth handsfree car kit.
Honda Jazz Storage Space
Small cars have come a long way forwards recently in packaging design to maximise storage space and the Honda Jazz is no exception. The boot features a two-tier storage area with cargo nets and rear seats which fold flat. The front passenger seat can be folded out of the way also so that long items can be fitted into the wide openening boot.
Honda Jazz Security
All cars get an immobilizer and deadlocks on the doors as standard.
Honda Jazz Size
The Honda Jazz is just 3.9M long and just over 2M wide including the door mirros, with the mirros folded the width reduces to 1695mm ideal if your garage is a bit on the small side.
Honda Jazz Running costs:
Small cars are about low running costs and the Honda Jazz is no exception with CO2 emmissions ranging between 125 and 130g/km across the range. In the real world this means a car with a range of 62miles on one gallon of fuel based on leisurely motorway driving. Honda has produced a quality product and as usual with Honda's the Honda Jazz has an excellent reliability record. Insurance group starts at group 4E.
Honda Jazz Alternatives:
Looking at the used car adverts theres plenty of used Honda Jazz cars available from main dealers, independants and private sellers. The car has been around for a while now so used Honda Jazz prices can start quite low and makes for an affordable car for new drivers. As an alternative, take a look at the mighty new Ford Fiesta. It's a car with style and is selling like hot cakes at the moment. Also check out the new Volkswagen Polo or Hyundai i20.
A used Honda Jazz represents a great buy and with its great reliability levels, higher-mileage cars represent a bargain.
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