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Any GMC vehicle from the current model year and the preceding five model years is eligible for the GMC Certified Pre-Owned program, as long as it doesn’t exceed 75,000 miles. It also must have a clean title and pass a Vehicle History Report. You will get a free copy of the vehicle’s CARFAX Vehicle History Report at the time of purchase.

Inspection Process

All GMC certified pre-owned vehicles are selected for the program by franchised GMC dealerships. Each vehicle undergoes a 172-point inspection, which includes an interior and exterior inspection, a feature functionality assessment, a tire and brake inspection, an engine compartment inspection, an under-vehicle inspection, and a road test.

Additionally, the dealership will thoroughly clean and detail the vehicle and complete all scheduled maintenance. If the vehicle has any outstanding safety recalls, General Motors requires dealers to take care of all repairs and replacements prior to listing the vehicle for sale as a GMC CPO. However, GM encourages buyers to check the vehicle’s recall status, just in case.


Every GMC CPO vehicle, regardless of its model year, comes with two warranties. You will get a 12-month/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty combined with a six-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Both warranties have zero deductible.

If the vehicle’s original warranty is still valid, the new owner receives that as well. The certified warranty kicks in after the original warranty expires. Keep in mind that the six-year warranty is from the original in-service date, so if you purchase an older CPO vehicle, you could end up without powertrain coverage and zero-deductible repairs.


If your GMC CPO has OnStar capability, you will get a three-month trial of the OnStar Guidance plan, plus three years of the OnStar Basic Plan. The OnStar Guidance plan excludes hands-free calling minutes. The Basic Plan includes Dealer Maintenance Notification, Vehicle Diagnostics, and access to limited RemoteLink mobile app features. It doesn’t include emergency or security services or Turn-by-Turn Navigation.

GMC CPO vehicles with satellite radio capability are eligible for a three-month trial of the SiriusXM All Access package.

Every GMC certified pre-owned vehicle comes with a scheduled maintenance program, which includes two visits. You must redeem the visits within the first two years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Air filters are not included, and some dealership restrictions may apply.

GMC provides you three days or 150 miles to exchange your CPO purchase for a different Chevy, Buick, or GMC vehicle.

GMC also offers special low-APR financing rates on select vehicles in its CPO lineup. These deals are only available for well-qualified buyers. Used car interest rates are generally higher than new car rates, but sometimes CPOs are an exception.

How Does It Compare to Rivals?

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GMC’s CPO program offers zero-deductible repairs, which are not found in many competing programs, including those from Chrysler, Ford, and Lincoln. However, other automakers offer benefits like trip interruption insurance and rental car reimbursement that are not offered in GMC’s program.

The inspection process and vehicle history report are comparable to most programs, although some CPO programs, like those from Chrysler and Mazda, use a less extensive inspection checklist. Satellite radio trials are uncommon among CPO programs. GMC’s exchange program is unique, since most CPO programs don’t allow returns or exchanges.

How to Buy a GMC CPO Vehicle

Almost all franchised GMC dealerships (over 3,500 nationwide) sell certified pre-owned vehicles. To save time and travels, use U.S. News' certified pre-owned car listings to search for CPO GMC vehicles at dealerships near you.