The new score was drawn from crash-test data obtained through sister organisation ASEAN NCAP, marking a first for the relationship between the two organisations.
"ANCAP has for 15 years been making use of shared crash test data with its European counterpart, Euro NCAP, however today's rating for the Honda Jazz is a first in terms of data sharing arrangements with ASEAN NCAP," ANCAP Chairman Lauchlan McIntosh said.
“This reciprocal data sharing relationship will no doubt continue as we start to see more vehicles enter the Australasian market from Southeast Asian manufacturers and manufacturing plants.”
The top rating continues the Jazz’s good record, having carried five stars in its previous incarnation, and four-out-five in the generation before.
The new Jazz builds on its predecessor’s overall score however, achieving 15.58 out of 16 in the frontal offset test and the maximum 16 in the side impact test, compared to 14.42 and 15.68 for the previous model.
The new rating applies to all Jazz variants released in Australia and New Zealand since the new third-generation model launched here in July last year.
All variants in the new Jazz range feature six airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Emergency Brake Assist, Reversing Collision Avoidance and Emergency Stop Signal as standard equipment.