If you’ve been playing with the electrifying.com price slider on the home page you’ll see that the Jazz looks pretty cheap compared to fully electric and PHEV cars. The entry level model is £19,985 for example, compared to the mid 20 thousands for a Renault Zoe or MINI Electric. Only a VW e-UP! or SEAT Mii Electric can compete.
Compared to the only other real hybrid in the class – Toyota’s new Yaris – the Jazz stacks up well too, costing about £1,000 less across the range.
There’s a Crosstar version of the Jazz too which is a pseudo SUV with a slightly higher ride height (30mm), a better stereo and water repellent fabric. It’s only available with the top trim level though and is priced at £22,635.
The finance rates for the Jazz work out at between £200 and £269 per month with a 20% deposit, so do some sums to see if the total cost of ownership will be less than a pure EV – assuming you have access to charging of course.
Also bear in mind that the Jazz is an economical petrol car at the end of the day, despite its EV-like technology. So it may be worth checking the price of conventional rivals to see if they can be bought and financed for an amount which is cheap enough to make up for them being less economical with fuel.
Honda’s reputation for reliability means the Jazz will hold its value well though and might offset the shorter-than average warranty.