What is the Difference Between Used & Certified Pre-Owned?

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If you’re in the market for a quality pre-owned vehicle, you might wonder, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles?” On top of this common question, Honda has three levels of certified pre-owned and used vehicles. You’re not the first driver wondering about Honda CPO vs. used, so keep reading to learn which level is best for your Bellevue lifestyle.



Used Car Buying: What You Need to Know

Used cars are previously owned and are typically less expensive than new and CPO vehicles. Many Omaha drivers are excited to learn that we have a selection of used cars under-$20k, so you have plenty of budget-friendly options. Although some believe that a used car with 100,000 miles or more is too risky, many vehicles can last hundreds of thousands of miles with regular service.

Buying a Honda CPO Car: What to Know

Honda Certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicles are also previously owned, but they are better than any old standard used car that you’ll find on used car lots around Bellevue. They are backed by a manufacturer warranty and have completed a rigorous inspection by a certified technician. They’re the elite standard of used cars, and only models that meet the Honda CPO program standards earn the designation.

What are the Three Levels of the Honda CPO Program?

Whether you need a three-row SUV for your family, a compact sedan for your daily commute to Council Bluffs, IA, or a pickup truck for your job, there is a certified pre-owned Honda to meet your needs. All three levels include a 182-point mechanical inspection by a certified Honda technician. Learn more about the various categories of used and certified pre-owned vehicles under the HondaTrue umbrella.

HondaTrue Certified

A HondaTrue Certified vehicle is a like-new Honda model released within the last five years. These are the perks of purchasing a HondaTrue Certified car, truck, or SUV:

  • Exchange policy for three days
  • Seven years or 100,000 miles powertrain warranty
  • Non-powertrain warranty coverage includes four years or 48,000 miles for those vehicles purchased within their manufacturer’s new warranty program and coverage for one year or 12,000 miles for those purchased after their new vehicle warranty is over
  • 24/7/365 roadside assistance
  • Complimentary two free oil changes in the first year of ownership
  • Trip interruption coverage
  • And more!

HondaTrue Certified+

HondaTrue Certified+ vehicles are only one to two-years-old, and come with these advantages for your Council Bluffs, IA drives:

  • Powertrain warranty for seven years or 100,000 miles
  • Non-powertrain warranty coverage covers only vehicles purchased while still under Honda’s New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage period and offers protection for five years or 86,000 miles.
  • 24/7/365 roadside assistance
  • Complimentary two free oil changes in the first year of ownership
  • Exchange policy for three days
  • Concierge service
  • Trip interruption service
  • And more!

HondaTrue Used

Honda True Used includes vehicles released between 2012-2022. You get a powertrain and non-powertrain warranty of 100 days or 5,000 miles, one complimentary oil change during the first year of ownership, and the rest of the benefits included in the HondaTrue Certified+ program.

Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Honda Cars of Bellevue

Now that you understand the difference between CPO vs. used, we invite you to explore the extensive inventory of CPO and used vehicles for sale at Honda Cars of Bellevue. Our team will take you for a test drive and explain your financing options. Please start the process by completing an online credit application. Then, contact us to find the quality pre-owned vehicle you’ve been searching for!


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