Head to Head CPO Program Comparison

March 18, 2013

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.

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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.

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