Ever since the gasoline crisis of the 1970s, Honda’s fuel-efficient cars have been popular with American drivers. Honda’s compact Civic and midsized Accord have been top sellers, year after year – and for an array of good reasons. These no-nonsense cars are affordable to purchase, run, and maintain, yet they’re well equipped with modern features for comfort and connectivity. This is why the Civic and Accord are highly sought-after in the preowned market as well: who wouldn’t want a dependable, affordable make of car that’s known for its long life? Many parents choose used Honda sedans for their newly licensed teen drivers, but folks of all ages who value practicality and financial sensibility also flock to the used car lots in search of the same.
More for Your Money
Most people who shop for a used vehicle have the same motivation: they want to get more for their money. That means more in the sense of more quality, more features, and more years of driving. With the reputation Honda has built for long vehicle life and uncomplicated (and therefore inexpensive) maintenance, used Civics and Accords truly stretch their owners’ automotive dollar. It’s not uncommon to see a Honda product with 200,000-plus miles on the odometer, and that’s incentive enough to buy one secondhand. But there are other ways you’ll save cash if you choose to go the preowned route.
Since a vehicle goes through its most drastic valuation drop in its first year, a used car two or more model years old can bring more bang for your buck in the obvious way – a lower sticker price – and some not so obvious ways. With a used car’s lower valuation, you’ll pay less in insurance premiums, and property tax (also known as excise tax) if your location requires you to pay it. That means you’ll save money each year that you own the car, and not just as the point of purchase. You can also get a better equipped vehicle than you might have been able to afford if you’d bought new. For example, you could buy a base model 2020 Civic for around $20,000, or you can get a loaded top-trim (EX-L or Touring) Civic from three model years prior in the same pricing ballpark or even less. By the same token, you can get a somewhat newer preowned Honda sedan in a lower trim for a few thousand dollars less than that brand-new 2020 model.
Certified Pre-Owned Honda Sedans
Used Honda Accord
If you’re looking for a pre-owned version of one of America’s best-selling midsize sedans, then you’ve come to the right place. At Balise Honda of West Warwick, you’ll find several used Honda Accord models, like a 2017 Honda Accord EX that comes with a power-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, a four-speaker audio system, and much more. We also have a 2018 Honda Accord EX-L with even more attractive features like navigation, leather upholstery, a 10-speaker audio system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and heated front seats if you prefer a slightly more upscale driving experience.
Used Honda Civic
If you’re interested in a sedan that’s just as reliable as the Accord, but a little smaller and less expensive, you’ll do well with the renowned Civic. At Balise Honda of West Warwick, you can purchase a pre-owned 2017 Honda Civic EX with desirable features like heated front seats, satellite radio, push button start, and a moonroof. Maybe you’re interested in a Civic that boasts a sportier and more exciting driving experience. If that’s the case, we also carry a 2018 Honda Civic EX-T (turbocharged) that comes with a more powerful engine and all of the previously-mentioned fixings from the 2017 model.
The ultimate way to buy a used Honda Civic or Accord is through the Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program. These super-clean vehicles have been thoroughly vetted to ensure that they’re in top condition and worthy of the CPO label. They also come with a fresh 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty and 24/7 roadside assistance.