The tested model of Honda Jazz was introduced in Australia and New Zealand during 2008. This 5-star rating applies to all Jazz variants, including the Jazz Hybrid, built from February 2011 when safety upgrades were introduced.
Dual front airbag, side airbags and head-protecting side curtains are standard on all variants from February 2011. Antilock brakes (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution, emergency brake assist and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) are also standard. Also from February 2011 advanced seat belt reminders are fitted to all seats. Pretensioners are fitted to the front seat belts to reduce slack in the event of a crash. A three point seat belt is fitted to the centre rear seat. This provides better protection than a two point (lap) seat belt.
A full list of safety features and technologies can be viewed within the Technical Report (see download link).
Published: 12 April 2011