For its third generation, the Jazz is equipped with a CVT that was missing on the second generation Jazz, and the body of the 2015 Honda Jazz 1.5 CVT now even larger than the first generation. The first generation Honda Jazz was a major step forward for hatchbacks during its introduction a few decades ago. The Jazz featured magic seats that transform the cabin into a very versatile cargo bay along with the CVT that provided great fuel economy. Not only was it useful and economical, the Jazz was also fun to drive.
The 2015 Honda Jazz 1.5 CVT is the Hatch to Beat
On the outside the 2015 Honda Jazz 1.5 CVT features sharper lines, and a more mature overall look than than the previous generation Jazz which look too toy-like in appearance especially when in a bright color scheme. When the first generation came out, the Jazz was almost wedge-like in its silhouette but with the larger cabin second and current generation, the side profile became boxy in appearance because of the space maximization of the interior. The a pillars are far forward on the front quarter panel with a quarter window maintaining visibility and overall design off the side profile.Under the hood of the Jazz is a 1.5liter Honda L15 with iVtec variable valve timing. The engine is mated to a CVT which provides a fuel economy rating of 20km/L while cruising at 80kph.
The interior features amazing flexibility that rivals that of a crossover. The rear seats can be folded flat and flush to the loading floor. There’s even an easier one touch button to access the seat folding feature allowing you to easily expand the generous cargo space into even more generous cargo space. The interior is composed mostly of moulded hard plastics with some soft touch material here and there but let’s face it, the Jazz isn’t a luxury car to begin with. One thing about the interior materials though is that it is light years ahead when compared to the first generation interior.
The 2015 Jazz 1.5 CVT handles well in normal driving, with the lightly weighted steering, the car maintains its agile and sharp handling characteristic that was a selling point with the original Jazz. With its compact car dimensions, the Jazz is one of the more-easier cars to weave around the busy traffic as well as get that last precious amount of parking space across the road.
The 2015 Honda Jazz 1.5 CVT presents itself with great fuel economy, very versatile interior, fun to drive, fun looks. However, while the interior quality is a major step ahead compared to the previous generations, the hard plastics are unavoidable. The first generation Jazz was a revolution for compact cars and even for the third generation with increased competition, the Jazz is still unbeaten in interior space, fuel economy, and quality.