New Car vs. CPO Used Car: Which Is Best for Me?

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New vs. CPO

In the space between new cars and used cars, there are certified pre-owned vehicles, also known as CPO cars. They offer the price advantage of buying used with the security of a manufacturer-backed warranty.

Many CPO programs go well beyond just offering a warranty; they provide benefits such as roadside assistance, coverage for trip interruptions, and the ability to exchange one CPO car for another certified pre-owned model. Automakers frequently offer special financing incentives on certified used cars, which is a benefit that you won’t find with non-certified used cars.

On the following slides, we’ll compare the benefits of new and CPO cars. Then we'll look at some examples that show how buying a certified pre-owned car can get you more car for the money.