For millions of consumers, having an adequate and reliable method of transportation is a necessity. Because of financial obligations such as home and family, many have turned to purchasing used vehicles to fill this void. With so many makes and models to choose from, narrowing down the options that will be ideal for your situation and circumstances can sometimes seem more difficult than it actually is. For a manufacturer with an abundance of options for the daily commute, look no further than a used Honda for sale.
The Japanese manufacturer has long been celebrated as one of the industry’s most reliable brands and has always produced vehicles with the average driver in mind. While it’s not difficult to find a used Honda for sale, many vehicles constitute their fleet, and it might take some well-thought-out research to figure out which one works best for you. The selection you’ll find at Classic Honda of Midland is an expansive one, and we put some research into some of the offerings that are ideal for day-to-day life. Take a look at some Honda models that are sure to enhance your daily commute.
For the family-oriented consumer, the SUV has become the ideal method of transportation. Providing a chassis that reinforces safety, a stripped-down size that pales in comparison to the large land titans from the early 2000s, and ample storage space that’s perfect for activities from soccer practice to science fairs, the Honda CR-V checks all of these boxes and has been consistently one of the most popular options in the marketplace. For the 2018 model year, the CR-V received various accolades that speak to Honda’s tireless devotion to its craft. A 10/10 score from Car and Driver magazine and a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA were among the most notable accomplishments.[a][b]
When it comes to presenting its clientele with practicality, the Honda CR-V doesn’t lack by any means. Over 75 available cu.ft. of storage space means having that extra room for grocery and department store runs. With the seats up, the available 39 cu.ft. of space is more than double the average trunk size of a sedan (15 cu.ft.). Daily activities can be undertaken without repeat trips to the pump, as the 2018 CR-V possesses a combined EPA-estimated fuel economy of 30 MPG.[c] The EPA estimates that this equates to an annual savings of $750 on fuel costs over the course of five years. Perfect for planning that family road trip.
For many years, the Honda Civic has been a favorite of many different drivers. Offering peppy acceleration, conservative fuel consumption, and a penchant for style, it’s one of the highest-selling sedans you’ll come across. With so many advantages to behold, it’s no wonder why the vehicle has remained in high demand since its debut. For 2019, the Civic continued to add to its impressive reputation courtesy of a variety of powertrain options that adhered to the different specifications that drivers gravitate towards.
For those who favored control over their commute, a six-speed manual transmission was available. For those who wanted to preserve fuel economy, a CVT (Continuous Variable Transmission) allowed for exceptional performance, allowing the Civic to get an EPA-estimated 32 MPG in the city and 42 MPG on the highway, allowing drivers to get the most between fill-ups.[c] This led to savings that surpassed $2,000 over the course of five years.
Fuel conservation and style aside, the Civic has always had a strong focus on safety. In an age where more manufacturers reserve the best features for their upper trims, the 2019 Honda Civic made more features standard than their competitors. The 2019 Civic came standard with such features as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automated emergency braking because peace of mind should never cost extra.
When it comes to having a safe and practical vehicle to undertake your daily commute, the minivan is the unsung hero of the road. While the SUV has only skyrocketed in terms of accessibility and popularity, Honda still understands that the minivan is one of the most versatile and family-friendly methods of transportation. In 2020, when the world was getting used to social distancing and working remotely, Honda persevered with their Odyssey, a minivan that exhibits both practicality and style for those who seek it.
2020 saw a design change that greatly benefitted the minivan’s performance in the form of a standard ten-speed automatic transmission. This same feature, found on many pickups and SUVs, greatly improved the overall ride quality, making the Odyssey ideal for the family road trip. Three rows of seating meant that the passengers and their provisions could be packed in and have plenty of room left over. By all accounts, the ride was smooth and still had enough acceleration to not fall too far behind on the trail. An 8-inch infotainment screen and compatibility with both Apple and Android devices brought the minivan into the digital age. A five-star safety rating from the NHTSA gave owners peace of mind no matter where their journeys took them.[d]
It was during the energy crisis of the 1970s when the Honda Accord became the saving grace for millions of consumers who wanted a vehicle with better fuel economy than some of the domestic offerings that weren’t exactly known for their conservative consumption. Year after year, the Honda Accord has been a symbol of practicality and performance, with refined powertrains and outstanding prowess in terms of engineering. 2019 was no exception to this, and the Honda Accord that rolled off the assembly lines that year continued a legacy that millions have come to depend upon.
Practicality and performance were both exhibited in the two powertrain options made available that year. For those who wanted a little bit of kick in their commute, a turbocharged 2.0L inline-four cylinder engine cranked up the horsepower to 252. It provided a smooth and seamless commute courtesy of a ten-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. A CVT was still available this year, meaning that whatever your preference was for your commute, there was an Accord that specifically catered to you. Beyond what was underneath the hood, a host of standard safety features made for a safe trip. Adaptive cruise control, automated emergency braking, and lane-keeping assistance could also be found across all levels of trim.
Many generations of drivers have relied on Honda for its innovation, engineering, and sustainability. When it comes to choosing the perfect used model that will deliver you to an elevated quality of life, look no further than Classic Honda of Midland for a diverse pre-owned inventory that is sure to have something for every driver. With so many different models to offer, we’ll go through the entire selection and purchasing process with you to ensure that you make the right choice that perfectly suits you and your current situation. With an ability to retain their resale value and last for well over 200,000 miles, it’s no wonder why so many drivers rely on Honda for their daily commute and an elevated quality of life.
[a] The 2018 Honda CR-V received a 10/10 from Car and Driver. For more information, visit Car and Driver and caranddriver.com. Car and Driver is a registered trademark of Hearst Autos, Inc.
[b] The 2018 Honda CR-V received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nhtsa.gov. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a registered trademark of The US Department of Transportation.
[c] Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Mileage will depend on model year, trim, and condition of the vehicle. Your mileage will also vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
[d] The 2020 Honda Odyssey received a 5-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For more information, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and nhtsa.gov. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is a registered trademark of The US Department of Transportation.