New Honda Jazz variant is cheaper to tax than the standard car thanks to the addition of stop-start
14 June 2012

Honda has added the Honda Jazz 1.2 SE ‘Idle Stop’ variant to its Jazz line up, which sees the model drop one road tax band to the £30 per year tax band C (saving new owners £70). 

The new car achieves a claimed 54.3mpg and 120g/km CO2, which is a 3g/km improvement over the standard 1.2-litre model without stop-start technology. 

Standard features of the most efficient Jazz include automatic climate control and body coloured door handles and mirrors.

The Honda Jazz 1.2 SE adds a £1265 premium over the entry-level 1.2 S, with prices starting from £12,870. 

By contrast, the five-door Vauxhall Corsa S 1.0 ecoFLEX (55.4mpg, 120g/km CO2) is £820 cheaper at £12,050. 

 

Our Verdict

Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz is a super-practical supermini that’s a doddle to drive and own, but lacking in excitement

Join the debate

Comments
1

15 June 2012

I hope Honda's upcoming 1.6 turbodiesel unit finds its way into the Jazz. That would make for a cracking little motor.

Add your comment

Log in or register to post comments

Find an Autocar car review

Driven this week

  • Lexus LC500
    Car review
    20 October 2017
    Futuristic Lexus LC coupé mixes the latest technology with an old-school atmospheric V8
  • Maserati Levante S GranSport
    First Drive
    20 October 2017
    Get ready to trade in your diesels: Maserati’s luxury SUV finally gets the engine it’s always needed
  • Jaguar XF Sportbrake TDV6
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The handsome Jaguar XF Sportbrake exhibits all the hallmarks that makes the saloon great, and with the silky smooth diesel V6 makes it a compelling choice
  • Volkswagen T-Roc TDI
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    Volkswagen's new compact crossover has the looks, the engineering and the build quality to be a resounding success, but not with this diesel engine
  • BMW M550i
    First Drive
    19 October 2017
    The all-paw M550i is a fast, effortless mile-muncher, but there's a reason why it won't be sold in the UK