The new Honda Jazz hatchback and the Honda HR-V (Vezel in Japan) were recently put through crash test by Euro NCAP. Both cars have passed the test with flying colours, scoring five stars each. But if you look closely, it was the Honda Jazz which managed to perform better in the test.
For adult occupants, Honda Jazz scored 93% as against 86% scored by honda HR-V. For child occupant, Jazz scored 85% while HR-V scored 79%. For pedestrian and safety assist features, Jazz scored 73% and 71% respectively, while HR-V scored 72% and 71% respectively.
Honda Jazz Crash Test Video
Honda Jazz Crash Test Report
Honda HR-V Crash Test Video
Honda HR-V Crash Test Report
Of the two cars, Honda Jazz is currently on sale in India. Manufactured at Honda Cars India plant in Tapukara, Rajasthan, the Jazz hatchback which is on manufactured here, is also exported to South Africa.
In India, Honda Jazz is offered in a choice of petrol and diesel engine option. Petrol engine is in the form of 1.2 liter iVTEC engine generating 90 PS power and 110 Nm torque. Diesel engine is in the form of 1.5 liter iDTEC engine which generates 100 PS power and 200 Nm torque.
Priced in the range of INR 5.30 to 8.59 lakh, Jazz competes with the likes of Hyundai Elite i20, Maruti Baleno, Volkswagen Polo and Fiat Punto Evo. In the segment, Honda Jazz is currently the second best selling car with average sales of 5,000 units every month.
Speaking about the Honda HR-V, which is on sale in US, Europe, Japan, Brazil, etc; price starts from $19,995 ( INR12,82,478). In the US, the HR-V created history by registering sales of 6,381 units; fastest for any compact crossover from Honda. Same was the story in other countries where the HR-V is launched.
Honda HR-V is powered by a 1.8 liter iVTEC petrol engine generating 138 hp power and 172 Nm torque. Transmission options on offer include 6 speed MT or CVT.