Car Pro Show radio host Jerry Reynolds has long recommended buying factory-certified used vehicles when buying used. Certified Pre-Owned vehicles go through a rigorous quality inspection process that varies by manufacturer, designed to give buyers peace of mind. Now, Honda and Acura are giving its CPO customers even more peace of mind by expanding their CPO programs to include vehicles up to 10 years old. The automakers say HondaTrue Used and Acura Precision Used will allow more first-time buyers to experience their brands through used vehicles with the peace of mind of a manufacturer-backed limited warranty.
“Higher new vehicle prices make vehicles an even more critical gateway to luxury vehicle ownership for younger customers,” said Dan Rodriguez, Manager of Auto Remarketing at American Honda. “We are building on the success of the award-winning Acura CPO program as well as the incredible client service and product knowledge of our Acura dealers.”
Each Acura & Honda CPO vehicle receives a downloadable comprehensive 112-point inspection performed by a certified technicians. Here's what to know about HondaTrue Used and Acura Precision Used programs, why vary slightly:
- HondaTrue Used customer benefits include: a 100-day/5,000-mile limited warranty, complimentary oil change, up to 12 months or 12,000 miles of emergency roadside assistance, trip-interruption expense reimbursement and concierge services, as well as a complimentary three-month trial of SiriusXM and 3-day/300 mile exchange policy.
- Acura Precision Used client benefits include: a 6-month/7,500 mile limited warranty, complimentary oil change, up-to-12-months or 12,000 miles of emergency roadside assistance, trip-interruption expense reimbursement and concierge services, as well as a complimentary three-month trial of SiriusXM and 7-day/300 miles exchange policy.
Honda says both of its brands are experiencing booming CPO growth. Acura set a new record in 2021 with double-digit gains. It's seen five straight years of increasing CPO sales, recently overtaking Audi to become America’s #4 luxury CPO brand. Honda was America’s second best-selling CPO vehicle brand in 2021.
Acura and Honda are the first automakers in the industry to offer a CPO warranty for vehicles up to 10 years old. But they aren't the first to implement changes to their used car programs in these unprecedented times in the car industry. For example, Ford recently launched a 14-day money back guarantee on certified used vehicles sold through its Ford Blue Advantage online marketplace.
Photo Credit: Honda/Acura.