Honda Certified Information
With a solid reputation for styling, performance, safety and value, a Honda Certified Used Car is truly a great opportunity.
Our certification process includes an exhaustive 150-point mechanical and appearance inspection to ensure that each vehicle meets the highest possible standards. Plus, all of our Certified Used Cars come with a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and a 12-month/12,000-mile non-powertrain warranty. With all this, it's no wonder IntelliChoice® has named the Honda Certified Used Car Program "Best in its Class" for four years running. Dependability, quality and value. Make the smart choice, and find a Certified Honda that's right for you.
Why is Honda's Certified Used Cars Program the best in its class?
Every Honda built is a product of innovative engineering and quality manufacturing. And only well-maintained late-model Hondas are eligible for certification.
Our certification process includes an exhaustive 150-point mechanical and appearance inspection to ensure that each vehicle meets the highest possible standards. Honda-trained mechanics scrutinize all major vehicle systems, including brakes, engine and drivetrain, steering and suspension, tires, wheels, exhaust system and vehicle interior and exterior. We replace any component that does not meet our stringent standards with Genuine Honda Parts, or restore it to "like-new" condition. We take pride in each step of our certification process so you'll be completely satisfied with your Honda.
We also perform a history check to make sure that a "lemon" or salvaged vehicle will not be registered as a Honda Certified Used Car. Vehicle History Reports (VHR) perform the following functions as well:
- Ensure correct mileage on the odometer
- Check emissions readings over the life of the car
- Prevent the possibility of purchasing a stolen car
A copy of each car's Vehicle History Report will be kept at the Honda dealership and will be available for you to see.
Every Honda Certified Used Car comes with peace of mind because of our limited warranty.
What is Covered?
It covers major engine and transmission components, except for standard maintenance items, body glass and interior.
Honda will repair or replace any covered part that is defective in material or workmanship under normal use. There is a $0 deductible, and the following major systems/components are covered:
- Drive System
Covered for 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first) from the original warranty expiration date or, if the original warranty has expired, from the Honda Certified Used Cars purchase date.
- Air Conditioning
- Heating and Cooling
- Fuel System
- Audio Repairs (Honda audio systems only)
*Body corrosion and some emissions components and seat belts are covered longer. See your vehicle's original warranty information booklets forspecific items.
†If the new-car limited warranty has already expired upon delivery, the 12-month/12,000-mile coverage starts on the day you buy or lease the car.
IntelliChoice, a leading provider of automotive information to consumers, has named Honda's Certified Used Cars Program "Best in Class" for the fourth year in a row.
"Honda has consistently stayed a step or two ahead of the competition by continuing to strengthen its program," said IntelliChoice® president John Hammond in announcing its survey results. "Their actions speak volumes: Honda is committed to certified used cars and to the customers they serve."IntelliChoice® worked with a team of ASE-certified instructors and technicians—automotive experts who make their living maintaining and repairing cars—to develop a standardized list of 141 items that should be inspected when certifying a used car. Manufacturer programs were then rated based on how well their inspection lists compared with the standard, as well as other factors. Among non-luxury nameplates, Honda came the closest to meeting–if not in some areas exceeding–the IntelliChoice® standard.
Only Honda models that are six-years old or newer with fewer than 80,000 miles can participate in Honda's stringent certification exam. Ultimately, each vehicle must pass a comprehensive, 150-point mechanical and appearance inspection to be considered a Honda Certified Used Car.