Honda Jazz VTi 2011 Review

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With a name as exciting as a Honda Jazz, you expect a a car full of life and fun, and that’s what you get! The Honda Jazz is available in seven colours including lime green, metallic blue and rallye red. The Jazz is equipped with Aero side skirts and front and rear bumpers, single chrome exhaust, stylish grille and remote keyless entry.

The Honda Jazz VTi is powered by a 1.5L petrol engine producing a reasonable 88kW of power @ 6000rpm and 145Nm of torque @ 4800rpm. The five speed automatic VTi has a combined fuel consumption of around 6.7L/100km and averages 8.8L/100km around town.

Inside, the Jazz VTi is equipped with all the basics including air conditioning, cruise control and central locking. The big surprise for such a small car comes in the storage with a whopping 10 cup holders, double glovebox, Magic seat system with storage underneath, luggage parcel shelf and a boot capacity of 337L, extending to 848L when the rear seats are folded down! The Jazz VTi is like a Mary Poppin’s bag, and endless amount of storage!

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All the information you need is at the touch of a button with the Multi-information system displaying instant and average fuel economy, average vehicle speed, estimated distance till empty, odometer, trip meter, seat belt reminder and time travelled. The Honda Jazz VTi media system is equipped with AM/FM radio, single CD player with MP3 compatibility, 4 speakers, auxiliary jack, Bluetooth hands free telephone system, iPod compatible USB connectivity, speed sensitive volume control and steering wheel mounted audio controls. All of this technology makes for a convenient and pleasurable drive.

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Achieving a 5 star ANCAP rating, the Honda Jazz VTi is equipped with all the gadgets to insure and safe and secure ride for all occupants. Featuring a Advanced Compatibility Engineering (ACE) Body Structure, front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, BA, EBD, VAS with traction control, Honda G-force Control technology and front and rear progressive crumple zones. Rear parking sensors ensure that even if an object is out of your sight, you will still be aware of it when reversing, decreasing your chances of an accident. Also boasting an energy absorbing steering column, security alarm system, engine immobiliser, side impact protection door beams and front seatbelt pretensioners, the Honda Jazz VTi really hasn’t left anything to be desired in terms of safety and security.

While it is not the most powerful or luxurious car on the market, the Honda Jazz VTi serves it’s purpose as a ‘jazzy’ little car for young drivers, catering to their two main needs; space and music, while also satisfying their parents primary concern, safety.

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Chloe has followed her passion for brand management within the industry however still keeps her hand in on the occasional weekend away camping. She still provides editorial support. She has completed a Bachelors degree in Business Studies and works for one of the automotive manufacturers. Chloe has a strong background in English in which she developed a passion for writing. Chloe has grown up with the influence of cars, first learning to drive on the farm at 11 and her interest has heightened since she gained her license. Driving a new car to school every week made her the envy of all her male friends, especially when the car was something special. Chloe has participated in a number of driving courses and brings a unique perspective that is lacking elsewhere.