SR spec is our pick of the range, thanks to its modest price and the added creature comforts you will make use of every day. These include a better infotainment system, wireless Apple CarPlay, leather-embellished seats as part of the plusher interior trim, front and rear parking sensors and 15in alloy wheels.
To up the ante further, look to the EX model. This adds keyless entry, a heated leather steering wheel, blindspot monitoring, heated seats, a reversing camera and a premium 9.0in Honda Connect infotainment system with sat-nav. Crosstar models have similar kit to EX but gain a premium 376W audio system, water repellent upholstery (for the lifestyle, obviously…) and an optional two-tone roof.
Later, an EX Style model arrived with a contrasting black roof, 16in alloy wheels, a rear-view camera and blindspot monitoring, but it’s not a spec we would seriously consider due to its expense. You could get a well-specced Volkswagen Golf for similar money. But an SR Jazz really does add up as a practical, well-equipped and frugal urbanite.
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Prices started from £18,890 when it was new in 2020, a figure that has now risen to £19,910 for the hatch and £24,170 for the Crosstar. Used, entry-level cars can be picked up from £14,000. We even found an EX model for £16,250. Expect to pay a significant premium for a Crosstar.