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DoneDeal of the Week: The Honda Jazz is a small car big on space

Want a something bigger? We’ve got a Honda CR-V for you too.

Image: Brian Doolan at Fitzpatrick's Kildare

LOOKING FOR A spacious and practical supermini with low running costs? This Honda Jazz for €15,900 might be the car for you… but if it is a spacious and frugal SUV you are after then we have a Honda CR-V for €31,900 that may meet your needs.

Honda Jazz

The Honda Jazz is a well-balanced car and handles well on the open road. It has a quiet cabin with little in the way of wind or road noise. It is easy to manoeuvre around town and has good all-round visibility.

The Jazz has an intuitive cabin layout with Magic Seats in the rear, making it extremely spacious and ingenious. Those Magic Seats fold down flat, or flip up cinema style to carry items on the floor. And the front seats recline fully to meet the rear seats creating a lounge like area.

It has a boot capacity of 354 litres with the rear seats up, which is really good for this class of car and the boot expands to 1,314 litres with the rear seats down.

Source: Brian Doolan at Fitzpatrick's Kildare

This particular car is the Jazz 1.3 SEi-VTEC. It costs €200 to tax a year and it averages 56mpg (5.0 litres/100km) on the combined cycle.

External features include daytime running lights, rain sensing auto wipers and dusk sensing auto headlights. The interior features a 5-inch i-MID display with DAB radio and has air-con, Bluetooth, USB/AUX connections and front and rear electric windows.

Source: Brian Doolan at Fitzpatrick's Kildare

It has loads of driver’s aids including cruise control with speed limiter, City-Brake Active System, ABS (Anti-Lock Braking System), Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Vehicle Stability Assist (VSA) and Hill Start Assist (HSA).

Source: Brian Doolan at Fitzpatrick's Kildare

Honda CR-V

Looking for a SUV that has economical tax and running costs? Then take a look at the Honda CR-V. Like the Jazz above it is just €200 a year to tax and it gets 62.8mpg (4.5 litres/100km), which is even more frugal than the smaller Jazz.

Source: Kevin OLeary Group Silversprings

The CR-V is a five-door SUV with a cracking engine with 300Nm of torque available from just 2,000rpm and 120hp at 4,000rpm. It revs quickly and smoothly and never feels underpowered.

Source: Kevin OLeary Group Silversprings

This particular model features, 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic lights and wipers, electrically folding mirrors and front fog lights. The cabin has a seven-inch Honda Connect touchscreen, Bluetooth, a leather steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, front and rear centre armrests and one-motion folding rear seats.

Source: Kevin OLeary Group Silversprings

Driver’s aids include City-Brake Active System, cruise control, a rear parking camera and front and rear parking sensors.

Like the Jazz it too has a massive boot capacity for its class. It can hold 589 litres with the rear seats up and 1,669 litres with the rear seats down.

Source: Kevin OLeary Group Silversprings

So if you want a small, spacious, practical. petrol-engined new car with low running costs then the Honda Jazz is a good choice. If you have a larger budget and need a bigger car, with a diesel engine that is also cheap to run and tax then the CR-V should be on your list.

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