Certified pre-owned vehicles are sold through the original manufacturer, and usually include extended warranties that go into effect when the original warranty expires. Below is an overview of the certified pre-owned programs currently available. Please note that manufacturer pre-owned program details are subject to change; visit the manufacturer Web site or your local dealer for details.
|Make||Vehicle Inspection||Warranty||Deductible||Financing||Roadside Assistance||Rental Car|
|Acura||150-pt.||7 yr/100K mile from date first sold||$0||Honda Finance||Yes||Yes|
|Audi||300-pt.||24 mo/ 100K (total) mile||$50||Audi Financial Services||Yes||No|
|BMW||"rigorous"||24 mo/50K mile||$50||BMW Financial Services||Yes||No|
|Buick||108-pt.||3 mo/3K mile||$0||GMAC Financing||No||No|
|Cadillac||110-pt.||6 yr/100K mile from date first sold||$0||GMAC Financing||Yes||No|
|Chevrolet||108-pt.||3 mo/3K mile||$0||GMAC Financing||No||No|
|Chrysler||125-pt.||8 yr/80K mile from date first sold||$100||Chrysler Financial Services||Yes||Yes|
|Dodge||125-pt.||8 yr/80K mile from date first sold||$100||Chrysler Financial Services||Yes||Yes|
|Ford||169-pt.||3 mo/3K mile comprehensive limited and 6 yr/100K mile fully transferable powertrain limited||$100||Ford Credit||Yes||Yes|
|GMC||108-pt.||3 mo/3K mile||$0||GMAC Financing||No||No|
|Honda||150-pt.||7 yr/100K mile from date first sold||$0||Honda Finance||Yes||Yes|
|Hyundai||120-pt.||6 yr/75K mile||$0||Hyundai Motor Finance||Yes||No|
|Infiniti||142-pt.||36 mo/100K miles||$50||Infiniti Financial Services||Yes||Yes|
|Jaguar||140-pt.||6 yr/100K mile from date first sold||$0||Jaguar Credit||Yes||No|
|Jeep||125-pt.||8 yr/80K mile from date first sold||$100||Chrysler Financial Services||Yes||Yes|
|Land Rover||140-pt.||6-year/75,000-mile warranty from the vehicle's original in-service date and zero miles||$100||Land Rover Capital Group||Yes||Yes|
|Lexus||161-pt.||36 mo/ 100K (total) mile||$0||Lexus Financial Services||Yes||Yes|
|Lincoln||169-pt.||6 yr/100K mile fully transferable comprehensive limited||$100||Ford Credit||Yes||Yes|
|Mazda||100-pt.||12 mo/12K mile||$0||Mazda American Credit||Yes||No|
|Mercedes-Benz||"rigorous"||12 mo/ 100K (total) mile||$0||Mercedes-Benz Credit||Yes||No|
|Nissan||128-pt.||72 mo/ 100K mile||$0||Nissan Financial Services||Yes||Yes|
|Porsche||100-pt.||24 mo/100K (total) mile||$0||Porsche Financial Services||No||No|
|Saab||110-pt.||24 mo/50K mile||$0||Saab Financial Services||Yes||No|
|Toyota||160-pt.||7 yr/100K mile from date first sold||$50||Toyota Financial Services||Yes||No|
|Volkswagen||112-pt.||24 mo/24K mile||$0||Volkswagen Credit||Yes||No|
|Volvo||130-pt.||6 yr/100K mile from date first sold||$50||Volvo Car Finance||Yes||No|
Vehicle Inspection: The details of this process vary from one manufacturer to the next, but it typically entails a comprehensive vehicle examination to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order.
Warranty: Most CPO programs simply extend the new car warranty term (see Acura and Toyota as examples). In some cases, the CPO warranty refers to a combination of the additional warranty term and the total vehicle mileage (see Audi and Lexus as examples). In other cases, the manufacturer simply adds on a year/mileage value for the CPO warranty (see BMW and Volkswagen as examples). Warranty coverage varies from one manufacturer to the next, and some programs may offer additional limited warranties not mentioned here.
Deductible: This is the dollar amount for which the vehicle owner is responsible when repair work is performed under warranty.
Financing: Typically, manufacturers offer financing on their certified pre-owned vehicles through the same agency that handles their new car financing.
Roadside Assistance: Most CPO programs offer complimentary roadside assistance in case the vehicle breaks down while covered under warranty.
Rental Car: Some manufacturers also reimburse the owner for the cost of a rental car if the vehicle needs to be kept overnight for repairs covered under warranty.