If you’ve got your eye on a Honda but can’t decide between choosing new or used, this may very well be your answer. HondaTrue Certified is the automaker’s core certified pre-owned vehicle program, blending used-car value and new-car peace of mind.
HondaTrue Certified Vehicle Requirements
A HondaTrue Certified vehicle must be no more than five model years old and have fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer.
7/100 Powertrain Coverage
HondaTrue Certified vehicles are covered by an extended powertrain warranty of 7 years or 100,000 miles, measured from the vehicle’s original in-service date. That’s comparable to certified used vehicle programs from rivals like Nissan and Toyota.
4/48 Comprehensive Coverage (at Least)
If a HondaTrue Certified vehicle is still covered by its original 3-year/36,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty, this comprehensive coverage is extended to 4 years or 48,000 miles (whichever comes first). HondaTrue Certified vehicles no longer covered by the new-vehicle warranty are covered by a 1-year/12,000-mile warranty.
182-Point Vehicle Inspection
In addition to meeting age and mileage requirements, HondaTrue Certified vehicles must pass a 182-point vehicle inspection performed by a certified Honda technician.
Worried about getting stuck in the middle of nowhere should something go wrong? HondaTrue Certified comes with Roadside Assistance for the duration of the program’s extended non-powertrain warranty. That means at least 1 year or 12,000 miles.
Two Free Oil Changes
The HondaTrue Certified program includes up to two free oil changes within the first year or 12,000 miles. Chevrolet offers the same benefit, while Toyota and Nissan do not.
Vehicle History Report
Mysteries can be fun in movies and novels, but not so much when the subject is the history of the car you’re considering. Fear not: Every HondaTrue Certified vehicle comes with a Carfax or AutoCheck vehicle history report.
3-Day Exchange Policy
Concerned about commitment? If you’re not satisfied with your HondaTrue Certified vehicle, you can exchange it within three days (just don’t drive it more than 300 miles). The car has to be exchanged for another Honda covered by one of the automaker’s certified vehicle programs.
Trip Interruption Reimbursement
Car trouble at home is never good. Car trouble while traveling is even worse. HondaTrue Certified trip interruption coverage reimburses expenses such as meals and hotels should your vehicle experience a breakdown while away from home. The limit is $100 per day for up to three days. This coverage is good for at least 1 year or 12,000 miles, in line with the applicable extended non-powertrain warranty.
Don’t plan on ordering caviar and custom-made suits. Rather, this concierge service is more about keeping you and your vehicle safe. The service can help you obtain emergency cash, make travel arrangements or facilitate urgent shipment of personal items like medication, eyeglasses, or documents.
Other HondaTrue Coverage Programs
In addition to HondaTrue Certified, the automaker’s used vehicle coverage lineup includes HondaTrue Certified+ and HondaTrue Used. The HondaTrue Certified+ program currently applies to vehicles less than one year or 12,000 miles beyond their original in-service date. HondaTrue Used offers 100 days or 5,000 miles of coverage on vehicles originally purchased up to 10 years prior.