Best Certified Pre-Owned Programs of 2020

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The Best Mix of Protection and Perks for Used Car Buyers

As more advanced safety and infotainment technology become ubiquitous in new vehicles, prices for new cars continue to climb. The average price of a new car is now over $37,500, which is about $200 more than it was one year ago. In addition to the latest and greatest in tech features, new cars come with warranty protection, and they’re likely to need fewer costly repairs than used cars. For this reason, many consumers are willing to pay up to buy new.

Those who aren’t should consider a unique group of used cars: Certified Pre-Owned vehicles. CPO cars come with inspections and warranty coverage from the automaker, and many CPO programs include additional benefits like 24-hour roadside assistance, complimentary loaner cars when yours is in the shop, no deductibles for service, and free maintenance. These perks are comparable to what you get with new car warranties.

CPO cars are cheaper than new cars, and since they’re usually only three to five years old, they often have similar tech and safety technology as new vehicles, so there’s minimal sacrifice in choosing CPO. You’ll spend more than you would on a non-CPO used car, but the added protection and perks are probably worth it. Plus, car companies often provide financing deals on their CPO models, typically with significantly lower interest rates than used car loans, so taking advantage of a generous deal can help make up for the CPO model’s higher price tag.

While every brand’s CPO benefits are worth considering, some CPO programs are better than others. In fact, warranty coverage and perks can vary widely. To help you find the right CPO program, we’ve combed through data on the warranties and extras each company offers and created this list of the best CPO programs.

Once you’ve seen which car companies offer the best CPO programs, make sure to check out our best CPO deals and CPO car listings.

Read on to see the best CPO programs on the market today.

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