The Honda Jazz is Honda’s rival to the Ford Fiesta. Although it's never quite managed to match it. The first Jazz was launched in 2001, and it, along with the two subsequent generations, were similarly priced and similarly sized to Ford’s popular little hatchback. The Fiesta consistently beats the Jazz in the sales charts, however, and why? Because even though every generation of Jazz has been good, the Fiesta has always driven a little better.