Honda Jazz 2018 Philippines: Review, Price, Specs, Interior, Exterior & Dimensions

Dec 21, 2017
Know full well the latest price, specs, interior, exterior and dimensions of the Honda Jazz 2018 Philippines in our in-depth review.

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.

Honda Jazz 2018 on the road

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 Honda Jazz RS 2018 – the top-of-the-line variant with all the best qualities you come to expect.

Now, let’s get started!

2018 All-New Honda Jazz RS

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.”

Honda Jazz 2018 angular front

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.

Honda Jazz 2018 angular front

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.

Honda Jazz 2018 front fascia

Up front, the grille is more solid and imposing

Honda Jazz 2018 headlight

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.

Honda Jazz 2018 side view

The side is adorned with simple yet sleek side sill garnish

Honda Jazz 2018 side view

The sill garnish accentuates the hatch for a more dynamic and low-slung silhouette​

Honda Jazz 2018 side mirror

Distinguishing the RS from the ordinary and capping off the overall sporty vibe is gloss back side door mirrors ​

Honda Jazz 2018 wheel

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.

Honda Jazz 2018 angular rear

The new Jazz RS looks good from front to rear indeed

Honda Jazz 2018 rear bumper

The rear bumper is engineered for aerodynamic groove and feel​

Honda Jazz 2018 rear spoiler

It’s outstanding with a bigger rear spoiler blending perfectly with the entire design

Honda Jazz 2018 RS badge

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

For styling, the Honda Jazz 2018 interior largely comes into the similar ergonomic layout as the pre-facelift Jazz though, it still looks new and refresh. But frankly speaking, the cabin goes beyond style since it’s specially designed for utility.

Honda Jazz 2018 interior

The cabin goes beyond style since it’s specially designed for utility

2.1. Versatile cabin

Stepping inside the Jazz, you will surround yourself with state-of-the-art technologies. The new Honda Jazz 2018 boasts of enhanced interior features providing users with full command over new apps and Features Audio Playback with Multi-Connectivity Cube Technology drive, apps, music and more. Noticeably, the entertainment system has been reworked to be more functional. The 7-inch infotainment touchscreen is now compatible with up-to-the-minute audio-visual navigation system which replays info and offers Aux, Bluetooth connectivity with an intuitive interface. Other than that, the system also enables you to access Internet while behind the wheel. A couple of tweeters are also available to enhance sound quality.

Honda Jazz 2018 automatic climate control

Automatic air conditioning system is controlled via a nifty touchscreen

Like the outer, sporty vibe, likewise, appears on the inside in the leather-wrapped steering wheel with orange stitching. The same concept comes with the shift knob and seats as well.

Steering wheel and shift knob are beautified by orange stitching

Practicality of the cabin is also proved by a dose of storage pockets and cup holders which are arranged logically but still show off inviting look. Automatic air conditioning system is controlled via a nifty touchscreen. Other goodies consist of cruise control, push start system, steering wheel audio controls and hands-free telephone controls.

Honda Jazz 2018 cup holder

Practicality of the cabin is also proved by a dose of storage pockets and cup holders

2.2. Roomy interior space

In defiance of a hatch, seating capacity of the new Jazz is up to 5 people and at the same time; it boots a commodious cargo space of 384 liters.

Honda Jazz 2018 seating

Seating capacity of the new Jazz is up to 5 people

Honda Jazz 2018 cargo space

The Jazz boots a commodious cargo space of 384 liters​

It seems that every inch of the Jazz is made to savor. Good things are still retained in the updated Jazz, in which the most noteworthy may be flexible ULTR seats that are extremely useful when carrying big items. Namely:

  • U (Utility Mode)

Honda Jazz 2018 seats

The second row seats are stowed to boot space

  • L (Long Mode)

Honda Jazz 2018 seats

You can even haul a surfboard with the second seat back folded down and the front passenger seat reclined

  • T (Tall Mode)

Honda Jazz 2018 seats

Tall stuff can be loaded with a simple fold-up of a rear seat

  • R (Refresh Mode)

Honda Jazz 2018 seats

Want an instant mobile lounge? Just detach the headrest and recline the seat back

Additionally, seats are currently improved with more lumbar support. Owing to a handful of adjustability, it’s not difficult at all to find an ideal driving position in the Jazz.

In the RS, orange contrast stitching also covers each seat in addition to spectacular graphics. As a fun fact, some say that orange stitching everywhere (on door panels as well) has well combined with large door windows so as to let more light into the cockpit, bringing a feeling of spaciousness.

>>> Honda Jazz is also one of the best used vehicles to drive for Grab/Uber

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.

Honda Jazz 2018 engine

Under the sheet metal is the familiar Euro-4 compliant 1.5-liter i-VTEC engine

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.

Honda Jazz 2018 on the road

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

Honda Jazz 2018 airbags

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:

  • Airbags
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • ABS (with Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
  • Immobilizer
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Security Alarm
  • Stability Control
  • Electronic Door Locks
  • ISOFIX

Honda Jazz 2018 Hill Start Assist

Hill Start Assist

5. Honda Jazz 2018 Specs in the Philippines

Honda Jazz 2018 Specs in the Philippines
 Overall
Name Honda Jazz 1.5 RS 2018
Year Introduced 2014 (Refreshed: 2017)
Vehicle Classification  Sub-compact Hatchback
Body Type 5-door Hatchback
Engine / Drive F/F
Transmission Type CVT
Price ₱1,029,000
Dimensions
Length 4,035 mm
Width 1,694 mm
Height  1,524 mm
Wheelbase 2,530 mm
Ground Clearance 150 mm
Curb Weight 1,085 kg
Turning Circle 10.2 m
Trunk Capacity 384 L
Number of Doors 5
Number of Seats 5
Engine & Performance
Engine Size 1.5 L
Displacement 1,496 cc
Number of Cylinders 4
Number of Valves 16
Transmission Category Continuously Variable Transmission
Power Train Front-Wheel Drive
Max Output 120 hp @ 6,600 rpm
Max Torque 145 Nm @ 4,800 rpm
Fuel Type Gasoline
Fuel Capacity 40 L
Fuel Economy @ Ave. Speed 9.74 km/L @ 13 km/h
Cruise Control Yes
Suspension & Tires
Front Suspension Independent, MacPherson Struts
Rear Suspension Torsion Beam Axle
Front Brakes Vented Disc
Rear Brakes Drum
Wheels 16-inch alloy
Tires Bridgestone Turanza ER370 185/55 R 16 H (f & r)
Exterior
Headlights LED
Daytime Running Lights LED
Fog Lamps Yes, Front
Interior
Steering Wheel Adjust Tilt/Telescopic
Steering Wheel Material Leather
Seating Adjustment Manual
Folding Rear Seat 60/40
Seating Surface Fabric
On-Board Computer Yes
Convenience Features
Power Windows Yes
Power Mirrors Yes, with Fold
Power Door Locks Yes
Power Steering Yes
Steering Controls Yes
Climate Control Automatic, with Touch Panel Controls
Entertainment system
  • 7-inch Touch Screen Display Audio
  • Stereo
  • MP3
  • USB
  • Bluetooth
  • HDMI
  • GPS
  • 6 Speakers
Safety Features
  • Airbags
  • Electronic Brake Distribution
  • ABS (with Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
  • Immobilizer
  • Hill Start Assist
  • Stability Control
  • Security Alarm
  • Electronic Door Locks
  • ISOFIX

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 2018 Price in the Philippines
 Model Price
Honda Jazz 1.5 V MT 2018 ₱799,000
Honda Jazz 1.5 V CVT 2018 ₱849,000
Honda Jazz 1.5 VX Navi CVT 2018 ₱949,000
Honda Jazz 1.5 RS Navi CVT 2018 ₱1,029,000

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.

Honda Jazz 2018

Honda Jazz 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.

Incidentally, if you want to learn more about other hot-selling models in the Philippines via copious of our comprehensive reviews, please click here.

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