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Honda Civic Named One of the Best CPO Cars of 2019

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2018 Honda Civic Sedan interior
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The Honda Civic has been named one of the best certified pre-owned cars of 2019 by Autotrader, which put together a list of the 10 must-shop CPO cars based on a number of valuable attributes.

New cars just keeping getting more expensive, with even the most affordable models in a non-luxury automaker’s lineup starting at over $20,000. But given uncertainly around reliability, buying used isn’t a comfortable option for everyone.

Fortunately, there’s a good middle ground to be found in buying CPO cars, and in recent years automakers have been ramping up their CPO programs to offer more and more benefits.

To put its list together, Autotrader looked at vehicles with manufacturer-backed CPO warranties for up to 100,000 miles, a price tag of $40,000 or less, and an overall NHTSA safety rating of at least four out of five stars.

Related: Why buy a CPO Honda?

Ranked second overall, the Honda Civic was the top rated non-SUV in the list and Autotrader had only praise to lavish upon the car. “The Honda Civic is one of the most trusted compact sedans ever to be sold,” it wrote. “Offering a quality interior to go with sprightly driving dynamics, over 300,000 new Civics have been sold every year in the US on average dating back to the late 1990s.”

As part of Honda’s CPO program, the Civic gets a 7-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty from the car’s original date of sale. Because only vehicles under six years old are considered for the program, it makes it quite likely that a CPO Civic would be covered. And if the bumper-to-bumper warranty has already expired, Honda will add an extra year or 12,000 miles to it. What’s more, Honda won’t certify a car unless it first passes a 182-point inspection.

“The average CPO 2016-2018 Civic is valued at around $19,800, which means you’ll likely be getting a near-new Civic with more desirable features for less than most people are paying for a brand new, base model Civic,” Autotrader says.

Related: Learn more about Honda’s CPO program

News Source: Autotrader