When it comes to tackling tough jobs, blazing new trails, or transporting the most passengers and cargo, utility vehicles are designed to deliver. If there’s a problem with them, though, it’s that they don’t always come cheap, especially when they’re brand-new. But savvy buyers know that the preowned market is a more cost-effective option for those who need the extra capabilities of crossovers and SUVs. Honda offers a broad selection of used utility vehicles with attractive price tags, and this automaker’s reputation for reliability has long been established. These vehicles have been built to last, meaning that a secondhand model will still have extensive life left to it. And just as a used vehicle purchase saves you money initially, it will keep the savings coming with lower insurance premiums and property tax bills going forward.
Buying a well-maintained used vehicle is one of the most sensible moves a consumer can make to save significantly. Say you wanted to purchase the trail-oriented Ridgeline RTL pickup truck. If you choose a 2017 model, you can expect to pay around $26,000 for one in the neighborhood of 25,000 miles, but if you bought the same model and trim brand-new, expect to fork over about $35,000. Are you less of an off-roader and more of a passenger/cargo transporter? Then consider the Odyssey minivan, which we’ll include in this utility category simply because it’s so useful for transporting more than the average number of passengers. This people mover is quite affordable when used, since a low-miles 2016 EX-L can be found around $23,000, while the same trim level as a 2020 carries an MSRP of $37,960.
For the driver looking towards something for true utility, the two-row Passport and three-row Pilot offer a truly attractive combination of off-road ability and interior space and comfort. For something more compact and efficient with a carlike ride, Honda’s crossovers, the HR-V and CR-V, are versatile vehicles packed with amenities for safety, convenience, and connectivity.
Used Honda Pilot
For the weekend warrior or the driver with a large family to transport, you’ll want to check out the Honda Pilot. This midsize three-row SUV is perfect for a range of activities, and at Balise Honda of West Warwick, we offer a few used models for those on more of a budget. Currently, we have a 2013 Honda Pilot Touring with 4WD that comes with an assortment of notable features, such as integrated navigation, a ten-speaker audio system, fog lights, a power liftgate, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat with memory functions, and more. Looking for something a little newer? We also carry a 2016 Honda Pilot Touring with 4WD that comes with many of the same features as the 2013 model. Not only that, we have a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) 2020 Honda Pilot EX with AWD that has passed a rigorous inspection process according to strict manufacturer standards.
Used Honda Passport
For the more adventurous driver who likes to do a little off roading, the two-row Honda Passport should be right up your alley. Here at Balise Honda of West Warwick, we carry a CPO 2019 Honda Passport Touring with AWD that’s complete with enticing features, including front and rear paring sensors, heated front seats, leather upholstery, and a power liftgate. In addition, we offer a CPO 2019 Honda Passport Elite with AWD that comes with many of those previously-mentioned amenities.
Used Honda CR-V
Arguably one of the most popular compact crossovers on the market is the Honda CR-V. The smallest of the bunch, it’s perfect for the young city dweller who requires a vehicle that allows them to navigate tight urban areas with ease. We have several used Honda CR-Vs on our lot, like a 2016 Honda CR-V EX with AWD that comes with heated front seats, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, push-button ignition, and more. For those interested in one that’s CPO, we also have a 2019 Honda CR-V LX with AWD flaunting a price tag and a list of features that are sure to attract your attention.
A certified pre-owned vehicle (CPO) is one that has been reconditioned based on strict automaker standards for mechanical and physical condition. Candidates for Honda’s CPO program have to pass a rigorous inspection process (182 points, to be exact, and those that pass will be fully reconditioned and given special warranty protection. If the CPO model was manufactured between 2014 and 2020, it will be covered by the HondaTrue Certified plan, while 2018 to 2020 model-year CPOs get HondaTrue Certified+.
Each plan comes with a 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, 24-hour roadside assistance, up to two complimentary oil changes within the first year of ownership, eligibility for Honda Care, and a three-month trial subscription for SiriusXM satellite radio. The only difference between the two is that HondaTrue Certified includes a 4-year/48,000-mile new vehicle limited warranty if the vehicle is purchased within the new vehicle limited warranty period. If it’s purchased after, it gets a Honda certified vehicle limited warranty of 1 year/12,000 miles. With HondaTrue Certified+, a 5-year/86,000-mile warranty is supplied in each case.