Should I buy the Honda Jazz, KIA Venga or Ford B-Max?

I have identified three cars that meet our needs of automatic gearbox, ease of access, cruise control, aircon, economic petrol engine due to low usage (max 5000 miles pa). They are the KIA Venga, Ford B-Max and Honda Jazz. Which of these would you advise?

Asked on 28 September 2013 by AO, Falkirk

Answered by Honest John
These are all similarly practical. The Jazz is the lowest with the lowest seating position and an extremely practical interior, with lift-up rear seat squabs so, for example, a wheelchair can be stowed in the centre of the car. It has CVT automatic transmission, but a new Jazz is coming next year.

The B-Max has a more upright seating position, better suspension and ride comfort, and pillarless construction so the whole side opens up. It has dual clutch Powershift automatic transmission.

The KIA Venga is similarly upright and offers good visibility from the inside out. Roomy. Features a 4-speed torque converter automatic transmission.

Road tests and videos (but not all the automatics): www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/honda/honda-jazz-2.../ www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/honda/honda-jazz-2.../ www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/ford/ford-b-max-20.../ www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/kia/kia-venga-2010.../
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