I’m coming for you ARAI!
People often complain about high NVH levels from Honda’s i-DTEC diesel engine. But the fact of the matter is this, with its all-aluminum head and block the diesel Jazz is just 31kg heavier than its petrol counterpart. This along with Honda’s Earth Dreams technology behind its diesel engine makes the Jazz extremely fuel efficient. From the last tank up, the average fuel economy display was showing 26.2 km/l but then two bad traffic jams later it was down to 25.4 km/l. I managed to drive 567 km on half a tank of diesel and the tank-to-tank efficiency came up to 24.8 km/l at the pump! But I’m pretty sure I can get more out of the Jazz. My aim now is to beat its ARAI claimed figure of 27.3 km/l!
The only downside is a little high NVH from the diesel engine due to its aluminum construction. And while we are on the case of downsides, I wish the car came with rear parking sensors as the rear view camera display is not the best. Otherwise though, the car is quite comfortable to drive in the city with a comfortable driving position, good visibility, climate control and a nice sounding stereo.
My next agenda is a road trip in the Jazz to see how it fares as a highway cruiser. That way I get to also gauge its efficiency out on open roads.