Certified Pre-Owned, Certified Value: Honda’s CPO Program

November 15th, 2021 by

A red 2020 Honda Insight Touring is shown driving at dusk.

Honda got its start building motorcycles in Japan in the late 1940s before making its way to America in 1959, where it quickly established its expertise in the segment. A decade later, Honda proved its expertise wasn’t limited to two-wheel transportation with the debut of the N600 subcompact car. Since then, Honda has continuously showcased its ability to deliver vehicles that are versatile, reliable, and affordable. This reputation is exactly what you’ll find right here at Gwinnett Place Honda, your certified pre-owned Honda dealer.

So, what does Honda’s certified pre-owned program have to do with its reputation? There’s no other certified pre-owned program quite like Honda’s, and that alone speaks volumes. Honda goes the extra mile to ensure every certified pre-owned vehicle meets its standards of versatility, reliability, and affordability. This is what makes shopping for a certified pre-owned Honda a great investment and one that you can make with complete confidence.

Unmatched Convenience

How often have you shopped for a vehicle at your dealer of choice only to discover that they didn’t have the exact model you wanted? Did they offer to find the model for you, did you shop somewhere else, or did you settle for another model altogether? Don’t expect any of this to happen when you shop for a certified pre-owned Honda with us.

Honda’s inventory of certified pre-owned models is one of the largest and best in the industry. For starters, Honda vehicles are known for their reliability and durability, making them capable workhorses even when they’re older and have logged several thousands of miles. Secondly, Honda’s reputation means that models like the CR-V, Accord, Civic, and Pilot all hold their value incredibly well. There’s a demand for these models, and rightly so.

Honda easily meets this demand with its universal certified pre-owned inventory that allows you to search every certified pre-owned model in the country using one convenient search tool. You can tailor your search to our dealership and even sign up for email alerts that will alert you when new models are added. This makes your search for a certified pre-owned Honda incredibly convenient.

Unmatched Transparency

Shopping for a used vehicle often comes with risks since you’re not always sure of the quality of the vehicle that you’re buying. Honda mitigates this risk by offering unmatched transparency on every certified pre-owned Honda. This transparency starts with Honda’s high standards of excellence since every vehicle must pass a comprehensive 182-point inspection to earn its CPO badge.

Once a vehicle passes the inspection, it’s added to Honda’s nationwide inventory of certified pre-owned models. So, what happens to the report? The inspection report is added to the vehicle’s file and is made available to you long before you schedule a test drive. Honda offers complete transparency on every certified pre-owned model by giving you the option to download the vehicle inspection report to see how the vehicle performs and any areas of concern before you finalize your purchase.

Unmatched Peace of Mind

When you sign on the bottom line, Honda wants you to have confidence in your purchase and in the Honda brand. To ensure this happens, every certified pre-owned Honda comes with a 7-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty that covers components like the engine, transmission, and drive system. As one of the best in the industry, this coverage is a gateway to even more benefits when shopping from Honda’s certified pre-owned selection.

Honda rolls out the red carpet for customers by offering two unique certified pre-owned programs known as HondaTrue Certified and HondaTrue Certified+. These programs offer an array of benefits that reflect Honda’s commitment to its customers. They also reflect Honda’s promise to deliver reliable vehicles that can easily meet your needs mile after mile.

A Honda service technician is diagnosing a car at a certified pre-owned Honda dealer.

HondaTrue Certified+

Vehicles that are less than 12 months old and have fewer than 12,000 miles from their original in-service date are part of the HondaTrue Certified+ program. This program includes the 7-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty that starts from the original in-service date. Certified+ models also come with a 24-month or 50,000-mile non-powertrain warranty that begins at the expiration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty (which covers 3 years or 36,000 miles).

When you combine the New Vehicle Limited Warranty coverage with the additional 24-month or 50,000-mile non-powertrain warranty, Certified+ models are covered for up to 5 years or 86,000 miles. This coverage includes everything from the Honda’s electrical components and sensors to the suspension, fuel system, steering, batteries, brakes, and bulbs. It also covers the air conditioner and heater, audio and navigational devices, airbags, fluids, lubricants, and other basic components like hinges, power window regulators, motors, and pumps.

Beyond this exceptional coverage, Certified+ models also come with an array of benefits that are designed to give you peace of mind when you’re on the road. Every Certified+ model comes with roadside assistance for the duration of the Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty. Honda also covers up to two complimentary oil changes within the first year, as well as trip interruption coverage, concierge service, and a 90-day trial to SiriusXM radio. Trip interruption coverage and Honda’s concierge service are both available for the duration of your vehicle’s non-powertrain limited warranty coverage.

HondaTrue Certified

HondaTrue Certified models offer many of the same benefits as the Certified+ models. They come with roadside assistance, two complimentary oil changes, trip interruption coverage, concierge service, and a 90-day trial to SiriusXM. So, how do they differ from Honda’s Certified+ vehicles?

While Certified+ models must be less than 12 months old, Certified models are more than 12 months but less than 5 years old. They must also have less than 80,000 miles. Vehicles that meet these standards and pass Honda’s 182-point inspection are then eligible for the HondaTrue Certified warranty coverage. This coverage includes the 7-year or 100,000-mile powertrain coverage as well as a slightly different non-powertrain warranty. Certified models are covered for an additional 12 months or 12,000 miles that starts at the expiration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty or from the date of sale if the New Vehicle Limited Warranty has already expired at the time of purchase.


Honda’s certified pre-owned models are also eligible for HondaCare Vehicle Service Contracts. These contracts take the guesswork out of routine maintenance while also giving you more assurance when you’re on the road. For example, the HondaCare program offers 24-hour roadside assistance as well as towing services, lockout assistance, fuel delivery, tire change, and battery jump starts when you need it most. Other options include rental car reimbursement and concierge services like emergency cash advances, emergency airline ticket assistance, and insurance claim assistance, all of which can be stressful when you’re in a time of need.

A black 2021 Honda Pilot Black Edition is shown against a dark background.

Drive with Confidence, Shop Honda Certified Pre-Owned

There’s no other program in America that matches the HondaTrue certified pre-owned program and its vast array of benefits beyond its exceptional warranty coverage. Honda’s nationwide inventory of certified pre-owned models puts its entire inventory and every vehicle inspection report at your fingertips for unmatched convenience and transparency. This is what it means to shop Honda’s certified pre-owned inventory, and it’s yet another reason why we’re excited to be your Honda dealer and show you how Honda goes the extra mile for you time and time again.