Euro NCAP Crash Test Results

Test results and safety ratings

Honda Jazz 2009

1.4ES , 5 door hatchback

Test Date: May 2009

Honda Jazz crash test picture
Overall Star Rating Crash Rating 5 Stars
Adult Occupant 78%
Child Occupant 79%
Pedestrian 60%
Safety Assist 71%

Compare with other cars in the Super Mini category

Driver head - Good
Driver neck - Good
Driver chest - Adequate
Driver abdomen
Driver right femur - Marginal Driver left femur - Adequate
Driver right lower leg - Adequate Driver left lower leg - Adequate
Driver right foot - Marginal Driver left foot - Marginal
Passenger head - Good
Passenger neck - Good
Passenger chest - Adequate
Passenger abdomen
Passenger right femur - Adequate Passenger left femur - Marginal
Passenger right lower leg - Good Passenger left lower leg - Good
Passenger right foot Passenger left foot
Side impact head - Good
Side impact chest - Adequate
Side impact abdomen - Good
Side impact pelvis - Good
Green = Good Good
Yellow = Adequate Adequate
Orange = Marginal Marginal
Brown = Weak Weak
Red = Poor Poor

Adult occupant

The passenger compartment remained stable in the frontal test. The driver's footwell was deformed but it did not rupture and retained its stability. Nevertheless, pedal displacements were high and that of the clutch incurred a penalty. Structures in the dashboard posed a hazard to the knees and femurs of the driver and passenger. In the side pole test, chest protection was poor, with rib deflections exceeding safe limits. However, protection of other body regions was good in both the side barrier and the pole tests. Protection against whiplash injury in rear impacts was rated as marginal.

Child occupant

The passenger airbag can be disabled to allow a rearward-facing restraint to be used in that seating position. However, insufficient information is presented to the driver regarding the status of the airbag.


The bumper scored maximum points for the protection it offered to pedestrians' legs. The bonnet offered good protection in most areas where an adult's head might strike but was predominantly poor for protecting the heads of children.

Safety assist

Honda is increasing the fitment of its electronic stability control (ESC) system during the course of 2009. Currently, ESC is fitted as an option to some variants in some countries, although the great majority of sales are expected to have ESC fitted as standard. Fitment will be increased until, by January 2010, ESC is standard equipment on all variants in all European countries. A seatbelt reminder system for the front and rear seats is standard equipment.

This rating applies to all variants of the Jazz