Honda Jazz premium hatchback scores high on crash test, grabs 5 stars in ANCAP safety rating

Honda Jazz was taken in at Australasian New Car Assessment Program to bang it in many ways required, to identify its strengths and weaknesses. After crashing a few specimens from front, side and other ways as per requirement, ANCAP filled the score card and found the hatchback to be impressive on safety.

2014 Honda Jazz ANCAP crash test 5 star rating
Central area of bonnet and windscreen are said to be very sturdy on Jazz.
2014 Honda Jazz has scored five stars in consolidated safety rating by ANCAP, secured 36.58 marks overall out of 37. Looking at the split up, the car scored scored 15.58 points out of 16 in frontal impact, and all 16 in side impact.

[youtube][/youtube]According to ASEAN NCAP’s report on safety of Honda Jazz, the cabin sustained its original shape well in frontal offset crash test, and pedals and steering wheel did not displace by dangerous levels at all. Airbags were stable and carefully protected the driver and passenger. It was also noted that all doors remained closed during the impact, all of which could be opened normally for occupants’ rescue post crash. Honda Jazz also scored pretty well in pedestrian safety test, with 24.29 marks out of 36.

[youtube][/youtube]Honda Jazz was launched in Australia and New Zealand in July 2014, with top notch safety features such as dual frontal and curtain airbags (for side chest and side head), Antilock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Collision Avoidance system while reversing, Emergency Stop Signal (ESS) and Whiplash Mitigating Head-restraints among others, all of which are standard on all variants.

[youtube][/youtube]The hatchback is slated for launch in India this year, possibly with all mentioned safety features, but definitely not as standard across all trim levels.