The Honda Jazz has been one of the most spacious hatchbacks India has ever seen. With its magic seats (sadly not a part of it anymore), the Jazz offered a great mix of a peppy engine, good dynamics and lots of comfort. It has always been a premium product and with Honda now positioning itself as a high-end brand, the entry-level price tag of the Jazz at above Rs 7.37 lakh ex-showroom seems steep.
Honda has done away with the entry-level petrol variants of the Jazz, namely the E, the S and the SV trims in petrol and the E and the SV in diesel. So the petrol powertrain is offered only with the V and VX trims with both manual and automatic gearboxes. The manual versions cost Rs 7.35 lakhs and Rs 7.79 lakhs and at this price, you can very well get the fully loaded manual trims of the Maruti Swift or the Hyundai grand i10. As for the Jazz automatics, you have the option of going for the high-spec compact sedans like the Dzire, the Xcent and Honda’s own, Amaze.
As for the price of the diesel Jazz, you can pretty much opt for a full-size sedan like the Maruti Suzuki Ciaz or the Hyundai Verna or the Volkswagen Vento. For a top-spec VX diesel Jazz, you could also opt for a second-to-top variant of SUVs like the Ford Ecosport, the Tata Nexon and Honda WR-V. Somewhere in this spread also are niche cars like the Hyundai i20 Active or the Fiat Urban Cross and the Maruti Suzuki S-Cross along with rugged options like the Mahindra Bolero or the Thar or the plain old Tata Sumo.