Top Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Programs from Luxury, Non-Luxury Automakers in 2021

Jun 3, 2021

Programs from Lexus, Kia Shine Brightest Among CPO Offerings this Year

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ATLANTA, June 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — For car shoppers seeking the peace of mind that comes with buying a new car but pricing that aligns closer with buying used, a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle is a great solution. CPO vehicles are used models that have been certified by the automaker after undergoing a rigorous inspection, carrying safeguards like additional factory-backed warranties and other advantages. With nearly every auto manufacturer offering a CPO program, it can be difficult for consumers to know which brands offer the most benefits. Because not all CPO programs are created equal, the experts at Autotrader recently evaluated all the CPO programs on the market and determined the automakers currently offering the Best CPO Programs in 2021 are Lexus (among luxury brands) and Kia (among non-luxury brands).

Different carmakers have different standards for their CPO programs, but most certified vehicles have lower mileage and are newer model years. Beyond extra factory-backed warranty coverage, CPO vehicles can offer various value-adds like special financing, 24-hour roadside assistance, free scheduled maintenance visits, free loaner cars during repairs, trip-interruption reimbursement and more. Although the details of warranties and other perks vary from brand to brand, the idea behind every automaker’s CPO program remains the same: provide some additional protection and peace of mind. While buying CPO costs a little more, for many used-car buyers…