Belonging to the C-Segment category, Honda Civic is more costly than Honda Jazz, which is under B-Segment. Despite both having equal seating capacity, Civic has a larger boot capacity. As fascinating as their interiors may be, there is more to compare. While Civic is classified under hatchback, Jazz is a Sedan.

Between Honda Civic and Honda Jazz, which is better to buy? To draw a distinction between these two models, an in-depth view of all main features is important. The suspension’s ability to soothe driver’s rough roads is at the top of its class. 

Honda Civic (Summary)

Whereas Modern Steel Metallic, White Orchid Pearl and Lunar Silver Metallic exterior colors characterize the 2020 Honda Civic, Crystal Black Pearl, Lunar Silver Metallic and Dark Ruby Red Pearl exterior colors make the 2018 Honda Civic. While the compression ratio (10.6:1) in all models is equal, the 1.8 S model torque is slightly lower compared to the 1.5 T Civic models.

The 1.8 L naturally-aspirated petrol engines in the 1.8 Honda Civic cars have a lower horsepower when matched with the 1.5 L turbocharged petro engines in the 1.5 models.

Honda Jazz (Summary)

Just launched in 2019, Honda Jazz exists in four variants: 2019 1.5 E, 2019 1.5 Hybrid, 2019 1.5 V, and 2019 1.5 S. While the four variants run on a 4-cylinder naturally-aspirated engines with an equal compression ratio (10.3:1), their fuel consumption levels are totally different.

There is no much difference between their exterior dimensions, torque, horsepower, and capacity. Honda Jazz is a small car with unbeatable interior space. And while there’s hardly much to admire, the Jazz has its own position as a hatchback. With some important safety features missing out, this so good-looking variant has much to admire. The bigger wheels and leather trim are perfect for an entry-level car of this class.

Even though pricing isn’t a measure of worthiness, it’s a critical factor when buying. For a buyer, showing interests in Honda, the following distinguishing features are worth considering:

Design

Honda Civic

The sleek fastback design is notably busy with angles and lines. The huge fake front grill also dominates the front-rear corners. As a normal Sedan, the tail dips while the hatch continues to give then impression- keep going. The brand’s well-aligned icon just below the spoiler centrally illuminated by the rear corner tail lamps makes the Civic rear side a pretty outlook.

The C-shaped taillights filling the rear combined with the sporty trim define its fierce personality. Not so much comparable long-wheelbase designed for sporty car manifests a Civic Sedan ready for an aggressive stance. If you are to go for the Honda Civic Type R, the 18-inch alloy wheels and enjoined three-outlet exhausts make it stand out from the crowd.

Honda Jazz

Talking of the 2017 third-generation facelift still carrying the practical package of a small car isn’t fun to drive and certainly not in the same league with its competitors- Seat Ibiza and Ford Fiesta. The funky interior whose main feature-a standard dashboard is glossy and hardy plastic is built to stand the test of time. And while the cozy seats and the suspension absorbs every shock, the electric sunproof places it at the top as a city car.

Fitted with 7-cup holders, which is more than its occupants, the interior offers plenty of flexible space. The Front co-driver seat flipped to a 180 degree is more than a sofa especially to executive-driven bosses. If you love camping, its boot can fit a 28-inch suitcase without folding back seats.

Engine Performance

Honda Civic

Excluding the Sporty-R model and the other Civic moles like 1.8 S runs on a turbocharged engine capable of dashing from 0-100km/h in 8.2 seconds. Having been the top gear car model in 2017, Type R runs on a 2.0-liter 316bhp VTEC turbo engine- a strong and powerful engine of all time.

The majority of the Civics have a 220Nm torque when revving at 1,700rpm except for the 1.8 type, which is not far off from the other models. The indicated 200km/ph maximum speed is neither too low nor too high for an average hatchback whose dimensions are comparatively higher than the Jazz.

Honda Jazz

With the new Honda Jazz carrying a hybrid engine means there is no need to stop-by an electric charger to plug in and charge up even though you cannot ride on electricity alone. Only one engine type is popularly known among the Jazz: the 1.5 i-MMD e-CVT petrol-electric engines. For up-country roads, a petrol-electric hybrid engine is ideal and does a better job on fractionally quick sprints when the throttle is applied.

The pickup speed is utterly smooth especially when a light right foot is placed on the peddle.

Fuel Consumption

Honda Civic

Rated to consume 6.4 liters/100 Kms is a good gesture to everyday drivers. Practically, on urban roads, Civic is like consume on average 7.9 L /100 Kms, which is shy above normal. Filling the 47-litre petrol tank, Honda Civic can successfully cover 743Km.

Honda Jazz

Figuratively, when running on a manual gearbox, Honda will consume 6.5L/100Km, while the CVT follow by 5.9L/100Km. On tests, the average real fuel consumption for the car manual is 80.L/100Km. Despite having a higher fuel consumption rate than Civic, the fuel tank capacity is 40 liters, which is a bit disappointing.

Safety

Honda Civic

The safety systems in Civics is cannot be judged as insufficient going by their standards except for Type R. Fitted with six airbags including for the row back occupants any accidental impact is taken care of. With the fully functional lane departure warning, adaptive cruize control, anti-lock brakes, and brake assist, the steering assist system would never disappoint.

Missing out safety systems in Civic are Front Cross Traffic Alert (FCTA) and Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA).

Honda Jazz

Awarded with a five-star ANCAP safety rating, Jazz is equally equipped with safety systems compared with Civic. Among the featured systems are Electronic Stability Control(ESC), brake-force distribution, and ABS.

Final Verdict

Is it that difficult to choose between the Honda Civic and Honda Jazz? Whereas the Civics exterior is more appealing, its pricing is likely to push many to the wall. But if money is no issue, Honda Civic stands a better chance to rule the hatchback market.