35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 24 - Honda Jazz

 

You would expect Honda to absolutely pwn this market, but the Jazz does not stand out too far above the rest. The biggest single problem with the Jazz is its price, which places it at the higher end of this class and there really isn't that much to differentiate it from many of the others. It's a great choice if you are sold on Honda reliability, performance and styling, but there are better values for your money in this class.

 

The Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.2 i-DSI S 5 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $13,618.18, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 1246 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 99 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 12.3 seconds. The performance factor of 12.6 is above average for its class. The Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.2 i-DSI S 5 Door returns 60.1 MPG in highway driving, 41.5 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 51.4. With a fuel tank capacity of 9.2 gallons, the car can travel 553 miles on a full tank of unleaded regular fuel, but when it's filled right up to the top of the fuel filler neck, the total range should be approximately 666 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.2 i-DSI S 5 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 71, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.

 

Honda Jazz Hatchback 1.2 i-DSI S 5 Door •

ACTUAL AVERAGE EUROPEAN PRICE • $16,979.30

MANUFACTURER'S EUROPEAN PRICE • $18,968.05

ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $13,618.18

SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT •

Body Style • Hatchback

Doors • Number of • 5

Seats • Number of • 5

Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 1246 / 4

Type of Fuel • Unleaded

Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 76 / 5700

Torque (lb / ft) • 81

Engine Layout • F

Wheel Drive • Front

Overall Length (mm) • 3830

Overall Width (mm) • 1675

Overall Height (mm) • 1525

Front Seat Head Room (mm) • 935

Front Seat Leg Room (mm) • 1060

Rear Seat Head Room (mm) • 880

Rear Seat Knee Room (mm) • 730

Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 353

Trunk Capacity Seats Down (litres) • 845

PERFORMANCE •

0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 12.3

Top speed (MPH) • 99

EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING •

EXTERIOR •

Alloy Rims / Wheels • $125.00

Metallic Exterior Paint • $350.00

SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES •

Automatic Transmission • Option Not Available

Central Locking System • Standard Equipment

Remote Locking System • Option Not Available

Power Assisted Steering • Standard Equipment

Seat Belt Pre-Tensioners • Standard Equipment

Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Side Mounted Air Bag • Option Not Available

Center Mounted Three Point Seat Belt • Standard Equipment

Automatic Traction Control • Option Not Available

Electronic Stability System • Option Not Available

Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment

Deadlock • Standard Equipment

Vehicle Immobilizer • Standard Equipment

Alarm • $500.00

Visible VIN • Standard Equipment

Secure Spare Tire • Standard Equipment

Etched Parts • Option Not Available

Window Etching • Option Not Available

Locking Wheel Lugs • $45.00

Side Impact Safety Bars • Standard Equipment

Rain Sensing Windshield Wipers • Option Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Speed Control • Option Not Available

Lane Departure Alarm • Option Not Available

Parking Sensor For Front • Option Not Available

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES •

Leather Surface Seats • $1,275.00

Climatic Control • Option Not Available

Adjustable Steering Reach • Option Not Available

Adjustable Steering Height • Standard Equipment

Adjustable Seat Height • Standard Equipment

Adjustable Power Seats • Option Not Available

Air Conditioning • $1,500.00

Split Folding Rear Seats • Standard Equipment

Power Front Windows • Standard Equipment

Remote Mirrors • Standard Equipment

Electrically Heated Mirrors • Standard Equipment

Power Moonroof • Option Not Available

Manual Moonroof • Option Not Available

Cruise Speed Control • Option Not Available

Power Sunroof • Option Not Available

Remote Folding Mirrors • Standard Equipment

SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS •

Hands Free Cell Phone • $307.00

Satellite GPS Navigation • $1,740.00

Radio • Option Not Available

Radio With RDS • Standard Equipment

Theft Proof Radio • Standard Equipment

Multi CD • $495.00

iPod / MP3 Connector • Standard Equipment

Bluetooth Enabled • $350.00

DVD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

MP3 CD Player Enabled • Option Not Available

Vehicle Hard Drive • Option Not Available

OPERATING COSTS •

City MPG • 41.5

Highway MPG • 60.1

Combined MPG • 51.4

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 9.2

Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 129

Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $19.00

Eco Rating • C

Insurability Grouping • 3

Estimated Average Insurance • $304.00

Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 43.00%

Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $0.00

Maintenance Factor • 31

Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $672.00

Maintenance Intervals • 9,000 mi

Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 3 Year / 50,000 mi

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