Drive Test: Honda Jazz Comfort Auto | Drive Magazine

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Honda Jazz

Drive Test: Honda Comfort Auto

Be Jazz led

It may be after the famous musical but let me assure you, the Honda is no Soul Brother. In fact, it has no whatsoever. None.

There’s absolutely nothing to excite. Yes in of these shots there are elements which look a edgy, and in the opening image it has these hints of baby-Transformer it, but on the whole it looks like a cars you drove past but really saw on your way into this morning. An absolutely design.

Unfortunately the same can’t be of the interior, where the Honda continue to commit themselves to a setup which is undeniably There are an insane amount of spaces absolutely everywhere and it all very trendy and modern, but also means it’s of these sharp jutting-out to catch your soft at every opportunity.

The instruments continue the trend. Modern, cluttered. A bit too challenging for me, especially Honda has a great example of how a feeling cockpit can actually quite well in the svelte

But shrunk to this dimension it feels like some of 21 st -century incarnation of an Iron With plastic spikes and tinny doors.

And finally, in case, there’s the driveline. The petrol develops 72kW looks fine for a 1050kg but as is typical of a VTEC unit no torque whatsoever. Like

Like a motorbike.

And then it’s further by the hateful CVT gearbox, which the throttle pedal into more than a volume Up to 15% throttle there’s nothing at from there all the way to 85% the revs to an anodyne 2800rpm and you go nowhere fast, push the gas all the way down and the jump to 5600rpm, the noise both intrusive and embarrassing, and you don’t particularly get much of a on.

The biggest joke of the lot is that the actually has an S mode, which on the paddle-shifters mounted behind the But the shifts are still so slow you may as leave your gear to the Emperor of Japan himself, messages passing between him and car at the pace of old paper-based postal What a complete waste.

So it’s not spacious, it’s not comfortable, it’s not fast or or brisk or so much as perky. just plain slow. And an extremely annoying gearbox.

not even particularly cheap.

The did remind me though that is what the majority of the buyers of cars appear to want. small, sort of stylish, needs no coordination whatsoever to and is very efficient. No, you’ll achieve the circa 5.5l/100km on the windscreen, but that’s just you’re likely to drive with your right welded to the floorpan for no real other than to cause the car the kind of emotional pain around in it is causing you.

If you can still feel such of course, and your nervous hasn’t already been into numbness by the constantly and screaming VTEC engine or by the seat that feels only for the old-style Barbies inhumanly pinched waists but half their ludicrous

Honda Jazz

It’s the second car this to suffer tragically from a gearbox choice. But the Jazz have much else for it either. Despite the great

-Russell Bennett

Liked: on juice.

Disliked: CVT.

Practically non-existent engine.

The Really.

Engine: 1339cc petrol

Honda Jazz
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