Both the Honda Civic and Honda Jazz continue to prove its credentials in one of the most sought-after accolades in the automotive industry, winning the title of ‘Small Car of the Year’ for Jazz and Family Car of the Year for Civic at the 2023 What Car? Awards. Honda was very close to securing a hat trick as the all-new Civic Type R was also shortlisted for ‘Hot Hatch of the Year’ Award.
To be eligible for a What Car? Award, a car has to have been tested back-to-back with its rivals, both on UK roads and at What Car?’s dedicated test track.
With features like anti-fatigue seats,'magic seats,' a high carrying capacity of up to 1205 litres, and an infotainment system with smooth smartphone connectivity via both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, the Honda Jazz defeats competition from some big brands.
Steve Huntingford, Editor at What Car? Commented: "The Jazz’s mini-MPV shape gives it one of the most spacious interiors of any small car, while incredibly flexible rear seating only adds to its practicality. The driving position is another strength, thanks to an elevated seat and slim windscreen pillars. And the car's hybrid tech combines impressive real-world fuel economy with peppy performance."
The 11th generation Civic which Honda launched last year is a family favourite, with its full hybrid performance and dynamic drive. Steve Huntingford, Editor at What Car? added: "The Civic has the measure of all its family car rivals, not least due to its low running costs, effortless performance and smart interior. That interior is one of the most spacious in the class, too, and features some of the most user-friendly controls. And the Civic is great to drive, because its steering is precise, and the suspension manages to blend tight body control with a settled ride."
Honda is increasing the appeal of its Jazz line-up with revisions across all grades and the addition of a new Advance Sport grade; offered with exclusive styling details inside and out.
The refreshed Jazz range also features a revised e:HEV hybrid powertrain that improves driveability, adds power and a towing capacity, without impacting CO2 or fuel efficiency.
The grille design on the Elegance and Advance classes has changed and become more distinct, and the headlight inset is now darker. The front and rear bumpers are more contoured, and the bottom areas are textured to give the Jazz a more purposeful appearance. The Advance's alloy wheel design has had its colours revised, which completes the exterior Jazz alterations.
Along with various exterior updates, the Jazz Crosstar has a harder, more daring appearance. Along with new, matching side skirts and reworked bumpers that have silver inserts that simulate underbody protection, the grille has a more defined honeycomb shape. A new alloy wheel finish and the addition of Fjord Mist blue as a new exterior colour complete the updates.
The new stand-out Advance Sport grade – available in a new exclusive paint finish, Urban Grey – incorporates a unique finish to the front bumper design, a sporty lattice grille as well as gloss black wing mirrors and unique 16” alloy wheels to broaden the appeal of the Jazz e:HEV.
Inside the Advance Sport, grade-specific improvements improve the sporty premium sensation of the most recent Jazz e:HEV. A redesigned three spoke wheel, central armrest, and door cards are decorated with a contrasting yellow stitch, and the seats are completed in a distinctive combination upholstery of black synthetic suede and grey synthetic leather.