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Compare Honda Jazz Vs Hyundai Elite i20

Compare Honda Jazz Vs Hyundai Elite i20

Snapshot: The Honda Jazz is perhaps the most awaited car of the year. The car that packs immense practicality with impressive form. We compare the specifications of the two premium hatchbacks - Honda Jazz Vs Hyundai Elite i20

If you remember the past, you would recall that the Honda Jazz has been among us before. Honda offered the Jazz to the Indian market when it was not quite ripe. The car failed to create any wave and was a sales disaster. It is hard to say if the car did not sell well because the market was not ripe or was it the car’s somewhat unconventional cab-forward design that did not go down well with the Indian buyers, we would never know perhaps.

Since cars like Maruti Swift and Hyundai i20 Elite are doing exceptionally well in India, Honda has tried their luck again with the Jazz. We do a comparison of the Honda Jazz with the Hyundai Elite i20 and bring our take.

Specification Sheet

Hyundai Elite i20 Safety vs. Honda New Jazz Safety

  • Number of Airbags
    2
    2
  • Airbags
    Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
    Driver frontal airbag, Front passenger frontal airbag
  • Engine Immobilizer
    Yes
    Yes
  • Parking Assistance
    Yes, Rear sensors with camera
    Yes, Rear sensors with camera
  • Child Safety Locks
    Yes
    Yes
  • Door Ajar Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Central Locking
    Yes
    Yes
  • ABS (Anti-lock Braking System)
    Yes
    Yes
  • EBD (Electronic Brake-force Distribution)
    No
    Yes

Hyundai Elite i20 Exterior vs. Honda New Jazz Exterior

  • Headlights
    Halogen
    Halogen
  • Front Fog Lights
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Wash / Wiper
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Defogger
    Yes
    Yes
  • Wheels
    Alloy
    Alloy
  • ORVMs (Outside Rear-view Mirrors)
    Internal adjustment-Electric with folding
    Internal adjustment-Electric with folding
  • Turn Indicators on ORVMs
    Yes
    Yes

Hyundai Elite i20 Interior vs. Honda New Jazz Interior

  • Power Windows
    All Windows
    All Windows
  • Power Steering
    Electric Power, Yes
    Electric Power, Yes
  • Instrument Console
    Analog + Digital
    Analog + Digital
  • Multifunction Display
    Yes
    Yes
  • Adjustable Steering Column
    Yes, Rake, Reach
    Yes, Rake
  • Seats Material
    Fabric
    Black Sporty Fabric
  • Leather Wrapped Steering
    Yes
    Yes
  • Multifunction Steering Wheel
    Yes
    Yes
  • Sun Visor
    Driver & Front Passenger
    Driver & Front Passenger
  • Seat Height Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
    Manual Adjustment
  • Start / Stop Button
    Yes
    Yes
  • Rear Center Armrest
    No
    Yes
  • Clock
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital

Hyundai Elite i20 Comfort vs. Honda New Jazz Comfort

  • Navigation System
    Yes
    Yes
  • Ventilation System
    Fully automatic climate control, Yes
    Fully automatic climate control, Yes
  • Automatic Headlamps
    Yes
    No
  • Boot-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • Fuel-lid Opener
    Internal
    Internal
  • 12v Power Outlet
    Yes
    Yes
  • Second Row AC Vents
    Yes
    No
  • Adjustable Headrests
    Yes, Front and Rear
    Yes, Front and Rear
  • CD / MP3 / DVD Player
    Yes
    Yes
  • FM Radio
    Yes
    Yes
  • Bluetooth
    Yes
    Yes
  • USB Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • iPod Compatibility
    No
    Yes
  • Aux-in Compatibility
    Yes
    Yes
  • Cup Holders
    Yes, Front and Rear
    Yes, Front and Rear
  • Keyless Entry
    Yes, Smart Key
    Yes, Smart Key
  • Paddle Shifters
    No
    No
  • Infotainment Screen
    No
    Yes, Touch Sensitive

Hyundai Elite i20 Instrumentation vs. Honda New Jazz Instrumentation

  • Tachometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Odometer
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Average Fuel Consumption
    Yes
    Yes
  • Average Speed
    Yes
    Yes
  • Tripmeter
    Yes, 2
    Yes, 2
  • Distance to Empty
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fuel Gauge
    Yes, Digital
    Yes, Digital
  • Engine Malfunction Light
    Yes
    Yes
  • Speedometer
    Yes, Analog
    Yes, Analog
  • Key Off Reminder
    Yes
    Yes
  • Headlight Reminder
    Yes
    Yes
  • Low Fuel Warning
    Yes
    Yes
  • Fasten Seat Belt Warning
    Yes
    Yes

Hyundai Elite i20 Dimensions and Weights vs. Honda New Jazz Dimensions and Weights

  • Length
    3985 mm
    3900 mm
  • Width
    1734 mm
    1695 mm
  • Height
    1505 mm
    1535 mm
  • Wheelbase
    2570 mm
    2500 mm
  • Ground Clearance
    170 mm
    160 mm
  • Kerb Weight
    1515 kg (Diesel) / 1066 kg (Petrol)
    1154 kg (Diesel) / 1042 kg (Petrol)
  • Boot Space
    285 litres
    354 litres
  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    45 litres
    42 litres

Hyundai Elite i20 Body vs. Honda New Jazz Body

  • Seating Capacity
    5
    5
  • Body Type
    Hatchback
    Hatchback
  • Doors
    5
    5

Hyundai Elite i20 Engine vs. Honda New Jazz Engine

  • Cylinder Configuration
    In-line
    In-line
  • Cylinders
    4
    4
  • Valves Per Cylinder
    4
    4
  • Displacement
    1396 cc (Diesel) / 1197 cc (Petrol)
    1498 cc (Diesel) / 1199 cc (Petrol)
  • Power (PS @ RPM)
    90@4000 (Diesel) / 83@6000 (Petrol)
    100@3600 (Diesel) / 90@6000 (Petrol)
  • Torque (Nm@RPM)
    220@1500 (Diesel) / 115@4000(Petrol)
    200@1750 (Diesel) / 110@4800 (Petrol)
  • Turbocharger
    Yes (Diesel) / No (Petrol)
    Yes (Diesel) / No (Petrol)
  • Engine Location
    Front, Transverse
    Front, Transverse
  • Fuel System
    Injection
    Injection
  • Emission Norm
    BS IV g/km
    BS IV g/km
  • Fuel Type
    Diesel / Petrol 
    Diesel / Petrol
  • ARAI Certified Mileage
    22.54 km/litre / 18.6 km/litre
    27.3 km/litre (Diesel) / 19 km/litre (Petrol)

Hyundai Elite i20 Transmission vs. Honda New Jazz Transmission

  • Drivetrain
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
    FWD (Front Wheel Drive)
  • Type
    Manual
    Manual
  • Gears
    6 (Diesel) / 5 (Petrol)
    6 (Diesel) / 5 (Petrol)

Hyundai Elite i20 Brakes/Wheels and Tyres vs. Honda New Jazz Brakes/Wheels and Tyres

  • Front Brakes
    Ventilated Disc
    Ventilated Disc
  • Rear Brakes
    Drum
    Drum
  • Front Tyre & Rim
    195/55 R16
    175/65
  • Rear Tyre & Rim
    195/55 R16
    175/65
  • Wheels Size
    R16
    R15

The specification sheet has been prepared by comparing Hyundai Elite i20 Asta 1.4 with the Honda Jazz 1.5 VX iDTEC and Hyundai Elite i20 Asta 1.2 with the Honda Jazz 1.2 VX iVTEC. Compare full features of the cars by clicking here.

Design and Exteriors

The Hyundai i20 Elite and the Honda Jazz are extremely different styled cars. The Honda Jazz is a radical, cab-forward design. The design philosophy makes the car somewhat bulbous and liberates space in the passenger compartment at expense of sporty looks that it could have had.

The Jazz tries to takes practicality to the maximum and is successful at it. The car is sharp elsewhere and you would notice that elongated and stretched back headlamps are Honda city like. The Jazz looks ultra futuristic no matter which ever angle you look at it. On the sides, you would notice very sharp character lines and on the rear, you will find the elegant tail light cluster that’s nicely integrated.

The Elite i20 on the other hand strikes immediately as a sporty and a more conventional design. The car is sharp, headlamps, hexagonal grille, taillights, every little thing. The blackened C-pillar that gives the impression of floating roof also makes the car look sportier. The boomerang shaped taillights look very modern. All-in-all, the Elite i20 looks somewhat conventional standing alongside the new Jazz.   

Interiors and Features

Unlike the Elite i20, you would sit in a higher, more upright and ergonomic position in the Jazz. It is due to the tall-boy design of the Jazz. The Elite i20 uses black and beige color scheme, of which, we are not a big fans of. The car is feature rich and you get features like park-assist sensors with rear-view camera, keyless entry, gear shift indicator, glove box cooling, luggage lamp, front console armrest with storage space, height adjustable headrests, audio system with 1GB internal memory, steering position reminder, adjustable steering and height adjustable driver seat etc. The i20 Elite is perhaps the best equipped premium hatchback in this segment.

The Jazz too, would not lack any of the features that the Elite i20 provides. It would give you all but in addition - a 6.2 inch display unit with multimedia and navigation system. The cabin of the Jazz, unlike i20, is driver centric. Honda uses an all black theme with silver inserts for the interiors which looks much better than the i20.

Some of the other impressive features that make way into Jazz include - ECO lamp indicator, armrests for front and rear passengers, touch sensitive ventilation controls, paddle shifters with automatic petrol variant. (top variant).

Engine and Transmission

The Elite i20 offers petrol as well as a diesel engine – 1.2 litre petrol and a 1.4 litre diesel engine. The petrol engine uses a 5-speed manual gearbox and the 1.4 litre diesel uses a 6-speed transmission. The 1.2 litre petrol engine manages to produce 82bhp of power at 6000rpm and 115Nm of peak torque at 4000rpm.  

The Honda would offer Jazz with two engines – 1.5 litre i-DTEC diesel and 1.2 litre i-VTEC petrol. The 1.2 litre engine produces 90PS of power at 6000rpm while maximum torque that is produces stands at 110Nm at 4800rpm. The 1.5 litre diesel engine create 100PS of peak power and impressive torque of 200Nm at low rev range of 1750rpm. The diesel comes with a 6-speed gearbox while the petrol uses 5-speed transmission. The CVT gearbox is available with petrol engine only and in case of the top variant, you also get the paddle shifters.

Safety and Mileage

The Jazz offers features like ABS with EBD as standard across entire diesel range. While the top variants of the cars come equipped with twin airbags. The Jazz diesel promises to deliver an impressive mileage of 27.3kmpl while the manual petrol promises 18.7kmpl and petrol with CVT gearbox – 19kmpl.

The Elite i20 offers ABS (Anti-lock Braking System) and two airbags on the top variant (Asta). Some of the other features like central locking, child safety locks, seat belts for all passengers come as standard across all variants. The 1.2-litre petrol delivers fuel efficiency of 18.6kmpl on highways and 13.3kmpl in the city. The 1.4-liter diesel engine promises to deliver 22.54kmpl of mileage on highways and 18.4kmpl in city traffic conditions.  

Verdict

The new Jazz has certainly matured in terms of design, the new car looks futuristic and is totally in line with styling theme that other Honda cars bear. Go for the Jazz, the car offers better equipment level than the Elite i20 and the standard safety features (ABS with EBD) on diesel variants make the car even more desirable.

Watch our comprehensive video review of the Honda Jazz below

Watch our comprehensive video review of the Hyundai Elite i20 below

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