Acura Certified Pre-Owned or a New Honda?

Is an Acura CPO vehicle a better investment than a brand new Honda?

Buying a new car is always exciting and everyone wants to feel like they’re getting the most bang for their buck. But what if, instead of purchasing a new vehicle (such as a Honda), you could own a like-new, luxury automobile for much, much less without sacrificing important factors like warranty and tech features. Well, the Acura Certified Pre-Owned program from your Gateway Area Acura Dealers offers car shoppers just that. Continue reading as we explore the benefits of an Acura Certified Pre-Owned vehicle compared to that of a new Honda. The results may surprise you.

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Price Difference

According to 2019 article from Car and Driver, “Buying a two-year-old CPO vehicle typically saves buyers about 25 percent versus the cost of a brand-new version. Four-year-old CPO models are often marked down by as much as 40 percent compared with new.” Obviously, there are multiple factors that would affect the price difference between an Acura Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle and a brand new Honda—including the model and year of the automobiles being compared—but a like-new, low-mileage Acura CPO has the potential to save you thousands of dollars.

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Powertrain Coverage

For car shoppers who might be hesitant about purchasing a pre-owned vehicle, Acura’s CPO program offers warranty coverage that significantly outshines Honda’s new vehicle coverage. While a brand new Honda comes with a 3-year / 36,000-mile limited factory warranty and a 5-year / 60,000-mile powertrain warranty, an Acura CPO vehicle offers all of this coverage for an impressive 7 years* / 100,000 miles (whichever comes first). And remember, this warranty is in addition to Acura’s 182-point vehicle inspection, the Acura Roadside Assistance program, and Acura Concierge Service.

Same, Great Features

Acura CPO vehicles do not sacrifice amenities and tech features.

If you thought purchasing a pre-owned vehicle meant sacrificing certain amenities and technologies, think again. Even the base trim level of Acura CPO models dating back to 2016 come standard equipped with features you’d expect from any new, Honda vehicle—whether you’re shopping for an ILX, MDX, RDX, RLX, or TLX.

Acura CPO Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel

Acura CPO Rearview Camera

Rearview Camera

Acura CPO Power Moonroof

Power Moonroof

Acura CPO Remote Keyless Entry

Remote Keyless Entry

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Acura CPO LED Headlights

LED Headlights

Acura CPO Siri Eyes Free

Siri Eyes Free

Acura CPO Sound Cancellation

Active Sound Control

Acura CPO Heated Front Seats

Front Heated Seats

The Age-Old Debate

  • New Honda Accord Versus CPO Acura TLX
  • New Honda CR-V Versus CPO Acura RDX
  • New Honda Civic Versus CPO Acura ILX
  • New Honda Pilot Versus CPO Acura MDX

It’s the age-old debate of new versus used, with one important caveat: A Certified Pre-Owned Acura is not some vehicle acquired through a private seller or third party website. Rather, they are oftentimes cars and SUVs returned from their leases and inspected to the manufacturer’s standards. Yes, new and shiny is always appealing and there is no denying that Honda is a reputable automotive brand. However, it’s crucial to ask yourself if a new Honda offers significantly more advantages than an Acura CPO vehicle? With a more comprehensive powertrain warranty and an abundance of tech features and amenities, it may be difficult to justify paying more for a new Honda. Click on your nearest dealership below to start shopping Acura Certified Pre-Owned vehicles.


Frank Leta Acura
Mungenast St. Louis Acura

* From original in-service date.
† Based on odometer miles.
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Gateway Area Acura Dealers
Gateway Area Acura Dealers
11777 Tesson Ferry Road
St. Louis, MO, 63128 United States
(314) 849-4444
Gateway Area Acura Dealers 38.5214841, -90.3605517.