SA Roadtests 2011 Honda Jazz 1 4 CVT

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2011 Honda Jazz 1.4 CVT

This is the home of automobile tests in South Africa. We South African cars, and LCVs under South conditions. It also just that most of the vehicles we are world cars as well, so you read here probably to the models you can get at home.

We drive the route in the Honda Jazz 1.4 CVT

This car is known as the Honda Fit in markets

Grandmom s pickup or little car?

Published in Witness Motoring on Saturday 30,2011

We ll have one of these, she on settling herself in. WHY? we in block capitals like you have just read, driven it a hundred kilometres It s cute and I can see out nicely, she replied. Can t with that, I suppose…

The new Jazz has had a minor facelift, at reducing its drag coefficient to fuel economy while tweaks have improved comfort, handling and steering The legendary magic seats now a recline facility on the rear to add headspace and knee room for the of taller passengers.

This is in to the wealth of storage options facilitate. You can fold the rear down, or slide each forward first in order to a completely flat loading or simply fold the cushions up and them in position for loading objects — a pot plant or a folded wheelchair, or a couple of bikes. OK, you have to take the wheels off first, but you get the idea.

  The doors open up to 80 degrees to loading of clumsy items You can even fold the front seat to accommodate longer like a small ladder or a of fishing rods without stuff out through windows. It s a way for to get herself a pickup while the world she has a funky little car which might explain why the set love them so much.

Honda s design philosophy its smaller cars is to create people space within the set and to fit the mechanical bits into s left over. This why one sits rather upright, as in a but head, foot and knee is more than adequate for There are also stacks of cup storage nooks and crannies and a pair of quite reasonable boxes.

This, we might in an age when passenger airbags stolen most of the available and rendered the majority of cubbies shaped and effectively useless. How retains the left airbag and two glove boxes is a lesson need to learn.

Adding to the Jazz s perennial is the fact that it s easy to and park, thanks to excellent visibility aided by additional windows on the front and rear

The version we had for review recently is the 1.4 Comfort version fitted constantly variable transmission It s one step upward from the Trend model available in form only, but not quite as as Elegance or Executive derivatives use the 1500 cc engine and come a choice of either manual or automatic transmissions. Put simply, if you CVT you buy the 1400 cc Comfort .

According to CVT was brought back in response to customer demand and some were introduced. A torque was added to ensure smooth, performance at low speeds and, with the use of low friction components, efficiency. Like a conventional the torque converter allows the to creep forward when in but brakes not applied, improving in parking manoeuvres. A slope allows the transmission to decide the car should gently creep

This sensor reduces force with brakes while on a level surface, engine loads low and virtually vibration. When a slope is creep force returns to operation to ensure engine is sufficient for a smooth pull from standstill.

The characteristics of the CVT also been revised to both fuel efficiency and In Drive mode, the transmission has calibrated to utilise the engine’s low torque characteristics to improve consumption and reduce emission A “kick-down” feature provides “downshifts” when required for

Selection of “Sport” mode has the of selecting a lower gear with higher engine favouring performance and response.

shifters behind the steering allow manual control required. When used in “D” they can be used to downshift to a lower ratio, with the returning to automatic shifting In “S” mode they give manual control over the of seven predetermined gear

Unfortunately, like most CVTs, this one does not with the kind of razor-sharp one expects when the chips are Treating it roughly when demand immediate action in much noise and response politely described as delayed. is true in both Drive and modes. The only difference is if you are already in Sport mode, it t have to kick down as gears.

To summarise: The Honda 1.4 with CVT transmission is easy versatile and spacious. Its forte is perambulation around the suburbs or driving on the occasional freeway, but to your inner teenager, get a

The numbers

Price: R187 123

1 339 cc SOHC iVTEC 16-valve

73 kW at 6 000 rpm

Torque: 127 Nm at 4 800 rpm

Zero to 100 km/h: seconds

Maximum speed: 175

Average fuel consumption 5,4 l/100 km

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