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The Top Gear car review:Honda Jazz
Running costs and reliability
Well you’re certain not to want for reliability, but the Jazz isn’t cheap if you view it as a supermini rival on account of its meagre power. The basic Jazz S is £13,495, and if you want some alloys, a CVT gearbox (you won’t) and sat-nav, it’s the wrong side of £17k. Then again, there’s nothing else on the market that does the Jazz’s job better – it’s a supermini Swiss Army knife. At least this model is cheaper to run, thanks to a clever use of the Atkinson combustion cycle to increase efficiency, and lighter internal oily bits. Honda claims 61.4mpg and 106g/km (albeit with the CVT), and no test-cheating turbos to boot.