Almost All Honda Models Eligible for US CARS
The only models produced by Honda and not participating in the programme are the S2000 roadster - which by the way will be discontinued in December, the Accord V6 Coupe with manual transmisson and the FCX Clarity fuel cell vehicle.
On the other hand, the eligible models are the 2009 Fit, 2010 Insight, 2009 Civic, 2009 Accord - except for the version mentioned above, 2009 CR-V, 2009 Element, 2009-2010 Pilot - all models including 2WD and 4WD, 2009-2010 Odyssey and 2009 Ridgeline.
“You don’t really need a complicated chart to find a qualifying vehicle at a Honda dealer,” said John Mendel, executive vice president of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. “We hope that this program will help consumers make the move into vehicles that are easier on both their wallets and the environment.”
To be eligible for the scheme, cars must have an EPA combined fuel economy ratings of 18 miles per gallon or less, while the new purchased vehicle must have better mileage than the one traded in. The old car must be in the current owner's possession for at least one year.
According to the official CARS.gov website, a buyer eligible for the scrapping incentive could receive between $3,500 and $4,500, depending on the type of vehicle he buys and the difference in fuel economy between the purchased car and the trade-in one.