The 2017 Honda Jazz is a hatchback that is based on the City sedan. Competing in the popular B-segment, the Jazz faces some stiff competition from the likes of Kia Rio, Proton Iriz, Mitsubishi Mirage, Suzuki Swift and Malaysia’s best-selling model the Perodua Myvi. Priced between RM71,537 and RM 86,724 the 2015 Jazz come in three different grade levels but with the same mechanical bits and powertrain.
This Japanese hatchback packs the same 1.5-litre i-VTEC four-pot engine as its sedan sibling, which is carried forward from its predecessor. Power output stands at 120hp and 145Nm of torque. A continuously variable automatic transmission is employed to send the power to the front wheels. According to Honda Malaysia, the Jazz is able to achieve up to 17.81km per litre of fuel, on the New European Driving Cycle.
Equipment highlights across the 2015 Honda Jazz range include LED taillights, halogen headlights, black fabric upholstery, tilt and telescopic steering wheel, nine cup holders, CD player with AUX and USB inputs, reclining rear seats, a multi information combination meter and the carmaker’s highly praised ULTRA seats.
Reserved for the range topping V variant are features such as front fog lights, side mirrors with turn signals, smart entry, push start ignition, touch panel auto air conditioning, six-speaker sound system with a seven-inch display, leather steering and gear knob as well as steering wheel mounted audio switches.
In terms of safety tech the base model is only equipped with reverse sensors, two airbags and ABS with EBD and Brake Assist. Upgrading to the mid-range E variant will buy you hill start assist and vehicle stability control functions. The top of the line variant benefits from side and curtain airbags.