It could be said that a universal trait everyone buying a car looks for is reliability, so then why is it so hard to pin down what exactly makes a vehicle reliable, and why does it vary from person to person? Low maintenance and longevity are undoubtedly factors, but how do you determine which vehicle will stand the test of time? Well, here at Alberta Honda we are lucky enough to sell a brand that has promised—and delivered—some of the most reliable vehicles on the market. Not only does this bode well for anyone buying a new vehicle, but it should alleviate concerns for anyone shopping for a used vehicle as well. Next time you hit the road, watch closely and you’re sure to see a wide variety of older Hondas on the road, running as well as the day they were made. Read on and we’ll look at the best used Honda models, and what makes them so great!
Which is the best used Honda model?
Much like the idea of what makes a vehicle reliable, deciding on the best used Honda model is a deeply personal decision. Are you looking for something that won’t break the bank—both in its price as well as a cost of maintenance? Are you looking for something sporty and performance driven, or something you can haul the whole family around in? No matter what your needs, there’s a used Honda available at Alberta Honda.
Which Honda model is most reliable?
This one is tricky, since all Honda models are incredibly reliable. Consumer Reports, the nonprofit organization best known for testing products in order to help buyers make informed decisions, creates a yearly list of the most reliable vehicles, which involves the vehicle undergoing 17 different tests. Since 2010, two Hondas have been absolute mainstays on the Consumer Reports list. First, the Honda CR-V, which has won top honours 6 times between 2011 and 2019 (and two years of above average ranking during that same time span). A separate study done by iSeeCars.com in 2016 had 25% of CR-V owners owning their CR-V for over 10 years, a true sign of reliability if there ever was one. The second Honda to basically live on the Consumer Reports’ most reliable vehicle list is the Honda Accord, which received a perfect score every year from 2011 to 2017. While it’s difficult to say that one is more reliable than the other, we can all agree that they both offer exceptional reliability alongside exceptional value—making either a used Honda Accord or used CR-V an excellent choice when purchasing a used vehicle.
What is the best Honda ever made?
This may be too subjective of a question to come to any definitive answer, but there are few vehicles that have offered reliability and universal appeal quite like the Honda Civic. Best of all, not only are you almost certain to find a used Civic at Alberta Honda, whether hatchback, coupe, or sedan, but it will definitely be sold at an amazing price. Of course, certain used Honda models will always garner a bit more attention at the lot, so if you’re lucky enough to come across an S2000, Prelude, or Del Sol, don’t hesitate to hop behind the wheel for a test drive!
Why service is so important
Part of what makes Honda vehicles so attractive is their relatively low service cost. A well-serviced vehicle is a reliable vehicle, and you’re sure to extend the life of your Honda whether new or used with regular maintenance. If you don’t know a gas-cap from a gearbox, let the team at the Alberta Honda service department ensure that your vehicle not only runs well, but for a long time too.
If the reliability Honda vehicles are known for isn’t quite enough for you, Alberta Honda also offers certified used vehicles—used Hondas that have undergone and passed a rigorous 100-point inspection, and offer further benefits like a powertrain warranty and CARFAX report, in order to be classified as “certified.” So, if you’re in the market for a used vehicle, then come down to Alberta Honda today and get behind the wheel of a reliable used Honda.