In this article...
- Honda Jazz 2018 Philippines - Icon of Lifestyle Flexibility
- 1. Honda Jazz 2018 Philippines: Exterior
- 2. Honda Jazz 2018 Philippines: Interior
- 3. Honda Jazz 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance
- 4. Honda Jazz 2018 Review: Safety & Security
- 5. Honda Jazz 2018 Specs in the Philippines
- 6. Honda Jazz 2018 Price in the Philippines
- 7. Honda Jazz 2018 Review: Verdict
Honda Jazz 2018 Philippines - Icon of Lifestyle Flexibility
Honda Jazz has been known as Honda’s new player in subcompact hatchback segment in the Philippines nearly three years. Despite being a newbie, it is pitched as an overachiever of the B-segment hatchback thanks to its exceptional style and versatility.
2018 Honda Jazz RS - Redefining Sporty
Having successfully passing through third-generation, the Jazz was mollycoddled with a new facelift in the Philippines in July. So what’s new in the upgraded Jazz and what’s its formula for success?
Please find out full answer in our Honda Jazz 2018 Review by Philkotse.com. And what we have today is the top-of-the-line Honda Jazz RS – the trim with all the best qualities you come to expect.
Now, let’s get started!
1. Honda Jazz 2018 Philippines: Exterior
“Get all the attention on the road as you pass by every street and turn into every corner with the New Jazz’s impressively stylish exterior.”
All Jazz models are modern and unique
All Jazz models are modern and unique. But for the RS badges, a bit more sporting credentials are added up. Correspondingly, the Jazz RS comes fitted with distinct front and rear bumpers: the front one even is sculpted with carbon accents while that at the back is engineered for aerodynamic groove and feel.
The Jazz RS comes fitted with distinct front and rear bumpers
Up front, the grille is more solid and imposing. In the meantime, the LED headlights are revised to look more aggressive and the LED daytime running lights are linked to the chrome strip, creating a distinctive appearance as well as more visibility on the road.
Up front, the grille is more solid and imposing
LED headlights are revised to look more aggressive
When it comes to the side, it’s adorned with simple yet sleek side sill garnish which accentuates the hatch for a more dynamic and low-slung silhouette. Plus, distinguishing the RS from the ordinary and capping off the overall sporty vibe is gloss back side door mirrors integrated with turn signal lights. Finally, a new set of 16-inch alloy wheels in gloss back paint accomplishes the side profile.
The side is adorned with simple yet sleek side sill garnish
The sill garnish accentuates the hatch for a more dynamic and low-slung silhouette
Distinguishing the RS from the ordinary and capping off the overall sporty vibe is gloss back side door mirrors
A new set of 16-inch alloy wheels in gloss back paint accomplishes the side profile
The new Jazz RS looks good from front to rear indeed. Moving rearwards, it’s outstanding with a bigger rear spoiler blending perfectly with the entire design in order to provide an exclusive exterior finish that you will not find in any hatchback. Besides, LED lightings are also set up inclusive of eye-catching LED taillights and LED high mount stop lamp. Also differentiating the RS from other trims is the exclusive RS emblem as a true mark of sporty style that will truly catch everyone’s eyes on the road.
The new Jazz RS looks good from front to rear indeed
The rear bumper is engineered for aerodynamic groove and feel
It’s outstanding with a bigger rear spoiler blending perfectly with the entire design
The exclusive RS emblem is a true mark of sporty style
By and large, the Honda Jazz 2018 exterior may get minor alterations but they are enough to make it not mess with any other hatches.
2. Honda Jazz 2018 Philippines: Interior
“The Honda Jazz 2018 is a versatile and practical car with a spacious and comfortable interior. The car's interior design is simple and straightforward, with a focus on functionality and ease of use..”
Interior Honda Jazz is modern and unique
The seats are comfortable and supportive, with plenty of legroom and headroom for passengers in both the front and rear seats. The driver's seat is adjustable, allowing for a comfortable driving position for people of all sizes. The rear seats can be folded down to create extra space for cargo, making this car an excellent choice for those who need to transport large or bulky items.
The seat are comfortable
The dashboard and controls are well laid out, with everything within easy reach and easy to use. The infotainment system is easy to navigate, with a clear and responsive touchscreen display. The system supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, allowing users to easily connect their smartphones and access their favorite apps and media.
The materials used throughout the interior are of high quality, giving the car a premium feel. The cabin is well-insulated from outside noise, creating a quiet and peaceful driving environment. There are plenty of storage compartments throughout the interior, including a large center console and a spacious glove compartment.
3. Honda Jazz 2018 Philippines: Engine & Performance
Here is the component that is unaltered. Under the sheet metal is the familiar Euro-4 compliant 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine, married to an Earth Dreams Technology Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with 7-speed mode. This engine, certainly, provides enough power to let you go to any places you love, not to mention its notable fuel economy. Total power is rated at 120 hp at 6,600 rpm while max torque is 145 Nm at 4,800 rpm.
With the CVT, only by flicking the paddle shifters, you can freely do the manual shifting. Otherwise, you can shift to sport mode to sharpen up response. If saving fuel is your top priority, here comes an Econ mode button which allows you to drive even more efficient. Let alone this mode, normally, the hatchback can achieve 9.7 km/L on city roads and up to 17 km/L on the highway. Thanks to its decent fuel consumption, the Jazz is ranked among best used vehicles to drive for Grab/Uber.
So, what’s going on when our hatchback moving on the open roads? Just say the RS will bring you a feeling of driving a high segment vehicle. Although the Honda Jazz is actually not the most dynamic vehicle in its segment but we cannot deny its fun-to-drive characteristic.
We cannot deny the Jazz's fun-to-drive characteristic
In fact, Honda has carried out some work in sound insulation around the doors, so the cabin is now remarkably quieter. Even, when driving over bumps, you will find minimal impact harshness. With tuned suspension system, the Jazz can be regarded as a precise and nimble handling compact car. Also, there is a touch more steering feel than before.
With such performance, the Honda Jazz is not only listed among 6 best cars with manual transmissions, but also best automatic vehicles currently available in the Philippines (Click here to find out more). It is said that this daily commuter is no hot hatch but the engine is more than enough for most.
4. Honda Jazz 2018 Review: Safety & Security
The new Jazz will never let you down when it comes to safety-wise
The new Jazz will never let you down when it comes to safety-wise. No matter where you go, short urban jaunt or long trip, our hatch will keep you seriously safe with:
- Electronic Brake Distribution
- ABS (with Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
- Hill Start Assist
- Security Alarm
- Stability Control
- Electronic Door Locks
5. Honda Jazz 2018 Specs in the Philippines
|Honda Jazz 1.5 RS 2018
|2014 (Refreshed: 2017)
|Engine / Drive
|Number of Doors
|Number of Seats
|Engine & Performance
|Number of Cylinders
|Number of Valves
|Continuously Variable Transmission
|120 hp @ 6,600 rpm
|145 Nm @ 4,800 rpm
|Fuel Economy @ Ave. Speed
|9.74 km/L @ 13 km/h
|Suspension & Tires
|Independent, MacPherson Struts
|Torsion Beam Axle
|Bridgestone Turanza ER370 185/55 R 16 H (f & r)
|Daytime Running Lights
|Steering Wheel Adjust
|Steering Wheel Material
|Folding Rear Seat
|Yes, with Fold
|Power Door Locks
|Automatic, with Touch Panel Controls
6. Honda Jazz 2018 Price in the Philippines
Perhaps some of you will get shocked when hearing the Jazz’s price tag of ₱1,029,000 but with such those class-leading features, the Honda Jazz RS 2018 is worth its price and deserves to be one of the most affordable city cars in the Philippines. In case you want to spend less, take lower variants into consideration. Or if you’re hooked on other Honda models, click here for more options.
|Honda Jazz 1.5 V MT 2018
|Honda Jazz 1.5 V CVT 2018
|Honda Jazz 1.5 VX Navi CVT 2018
|Honda Jazz 1.5 RS Navi CVT 2018
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7. Honda Jazz 2018 Review: Verdict
If you can choose some points to improve on the new Honda Jazz 2018, how about a more interesting driving experience like what has been done with its interesting exterior styling? But anyway, the Jazz is already a great success of the Japanese marque. Possessing additional outstanding features along with sportier updates, it is believed that the 2018 model has blown new life into hatchback segment.
At the last, we fervently hope that our Honda Jazz 2018 Review has made you well conceive of the Honda Jazz RS 2018. Just want to reaffirm: if you’re a hatchback fan, the Honda Jazz will certainly get your first pick.
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