Even used, Honda cars, trucks, and SUVs have reputations for being top-quality. But you're understandably looking for further quality assurance. You want something near-new, offering as much value as you can get for the lowest investment possible. Even better if you can get it for less than the cost of buying a new car. That's where the certified pre-owned Honda program comes in, and you can learn more about it right here!

First, a bit of background. Your average used car, the kind you see every day, comes thoroughly inspected by a dealer, evaluated for road-readiness before it even appears on a lot. Our dealership's no different on that commitment. Something certified pre-owned, however, is almost by nature a step up from used. CPO vehicles are often lease-end trade-ins, relatively recent model years, and show low odometer mileage. They also undergo more stringent inspections and testing, performed by manufacturer-trained, certified auto service personnel and demanding more than a few extra points of quality criteria to meet. In short, each gets held to the standards of a new vehicle.

Honda certified vehicles, though, have to satisfy a higher standard altogether. Finance yours with us here at Cardinal Honda in Groton and you'll see what we mean.

Every certified Honda must be no older than six years, show no more than 80,000 miles, and pass a grueling 182-point certification process. Once it does, it's certified, and comes with many other benefits:

  • 12 months or 12,000 miles of limited warranty coverage starting from date of your purchase -- peace of mind for navigating the roads of New London CT
  • 7 years/100,000 miles of powertrain coverage beginning on your vehicle's original in-service date
  • Roadside assistance 24 hours a day, seven days a week -- includes lock-out and jump-start help outside of Waterford CT, tire changes near Norwich CT, fuel delivery around Westerly RI, and towing
  • Coverage for most auto parts
  • Access to available Honda Care Concierge Emergency Services

If you're eager to learn more, or you'd prefer to cut straight to scheduling a test drive in the certified pre-owned Honda that's gotten your attention, feel free to get in touch with us here at 531 Route 12. We look forward to helping you step into your next vehicle!