Since you asked: Here are the main features of the all-new Honda Jazz

Why the variants are priced like that
Jun 25, 2014

All-new Honda Jazz 1.5 VX+

Yesterday, Honda Cars Philippines formally introduced the all-new, third-generation Jazz to our market. The first thing people noticed in our announcement was the subcompact hatchback's price list:

* 1.5 V MT - P768,000
* 1.5 V CVT - P808,000
* 1.5 VX CVT - P908,000
* 1.5 VX+ CVT - P948,000

Many remarked that the new Jazz is pricey for such a small car; others said the standard features must have warranted the figures. So, what are these features exactly? Here they are, as listed by Honda in the car's product literature. You be the judge.

1.5 VX+ (pictured above)

* Dual airbags
* Side and curtain airbags
* Seatbelt reminder (driver and passenger)
* Child seat anchor
* Vehicle stability assist
* Hill start assist
* Emergency stop signal
* Multi-view reverse camera with "dynamic guidelines"
* Smart key
* Econ button
* Eco-coaching ambient meter
* Touchscreen display audio
* Touch panel automatic air-conditioning
* Push start system
* Paddle shifters
* Audio and HFT steering-wheel controls
* Bluetooth (audio and HFT)
* HDMI and USB connectivity
* Center console armrest
* Sports fabric seats
* Side-mirror turn lights
* LED taillights
* 16-inch alloy wheels

1.5 VX

* Dual airbags
* Seatbelt reminder (driver)
* Child seat anchor
* Vehicle stability assist
* Hill start assist
* Emergency stop signal
* Multi-view reverse camera with "dynamic guidelines"
* Smart key
* Econ button
* Eco-coaching ambient meter
* Touchscreen display audio
* Touch panel automatic air-conditioning
* Push start system
* Paddle shifters
* Audio and HFT steering-wheel controls
* Bluetooth (audio and HFT)
* HDMI and USB connectivity
* Center console armrest
* Sports fabric seats
* Side-mirror turn lights
* LED taillights
* 16-inch alloy wheels
* Side sill garnish

1.5 V (pictured below)

* Dual airbags
* Seatbelt reminder (driver)
* Child seat anchor
* Econ button*
* Eco-coaching ambient meter*
* Audio and HFT steering-wheel controls
* Bluetooth (audio and HFT)
* USB connectivity
* Wave key
* Center console pockets
* Fabric seats
* LED taillights*
* Fender-mounted side turn lights
* 15-inch alloy wheels*
* Mud guard

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Note that the 1.5 V features with an asterisk represent items found on the CVT variant only and not on the base MT version. For instance, the 1.5 V MT only gets 15-inch steel wheels with cover.

Now that you know what the main features of each variant of the all-new Honda Jazz are, do you think the prices are justified?

All-new Honda Jazz 1.5 V

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