Honda Extends Certified Pre-Owned Status to 10-Year-Old Cars
As used-car prices surge, Honda looks to attract younger buyers looking for deals on used cars, and peace of mind
Honda, and its luxury brand Acura, says it’s adding used vehicles up to 10 years old to its certified pre-owned program, which automakers have traditionally reserved for more recent, low-mileage models. CPO programs—which offer warranty protection on used vehicles that typically have undergone a meticulous inspection—are designed to put shoppers at ease about buying secondhand vehicles. CPO cars are typically priced higher than similar models without the designation.
Honda says its new CPO expansion will subject older cars to the same 122-point inspection—and necessary repairs—as its newer certified cars. The automaker also says there will be tiers to the offered warranty protection, meaning older CPO vehicles won’t get the same coverage as newer ones (details below).