Honda Jazz ANCAP Result
15th June, 2009
ANCAP recently undertook testing of the entry model
Honda Jazz GLi which recorded a 4-star safety rating.
If ANCAP had tested the GLi with the Safety Pack option, which includes side and full-length curtain
airbags, it is considered by Honda that the Jazz GLi may have received a 5-star rating; as it does in
EuroNCAP testing. (SEE CORRECTION BELOW)
Therefore, in terms of crash protection, the Jazz GLi with Safety Pack option, Jazz VTi and Jazz
VTi-S are likely 5-star cars and if Honda chooses to assign cars for crash testing then ANCAP would
have the capability to test Honda's belief. (SEE CORRECTION BELOW)
However, ANCAP do not give a 5-star rating to a vehicle that is not fitted with Electronic Stability
Control irrespective of its crash performance.
Honda Australia acknowledges that due to the unique configuration of the Australian Jazz, Vehicle
Stability Assist (Honda’s term for Electronic Stability Control) is currently unavailable.
Although Honda Australia has announced that Vehicle Stability Assist will become a standard feature
on all Jazz variants with the introduction of the 2011 Year model (due in Australia in late
18th June, 2009
Honda Australia recognises that information provided to the media in a recent press release contained
incorrect statements in relation to the ANCAP test results for the Honda Jazz.
Accordingly, Honda Australia wishes to correct those statements.
Specifically, Honda Australia confirms that the current Honda Jazz GLi, VTi and VTi-S models have
not received, and are not eligible to receive, a 5 star rating from ANCAP and would not be eligible for
a 5 star rating from EuroNCAP, as those models are not fitted with Vehicle Stability Assist (Honda
Australia’s terminology for ESC). Therefore, the Honda Jazz GLi would not have and could not have
received a 5 star ANCAP rating had ANCAP tested the model with the "Safety Pack" option.