A CPO truck combines the best of two worlds: new and used vehicles. You get the peace-of-mind of a new-vehicle warranty and the cost savings of a used vehicle, as well as some other perks that we’ll cover in the following sections.
Read ahead to learn how a certified pre-owned Ram is selected, what warranties and extras it comes with, how CPO Rams compare with other CPO trucks, and how to find a great deal on a CPO Ram near you.
Which Used Ram Vehicles Are Eligible?
Not all used Ram trucks qualify to be evaluated for certified pre-owned designation. To get to that stage, a Ram truck must have less than 75,000 miles on it and be less than five model years old. There can be no damage to the frame and it must have a clean title. Also, any aftermarket accessories installed on the truck must not compromise the safety, emissions, or operation of the vehicle.
Each CPO Ram truck must pass a 125-point inspection. That inspection includes a number of mechanical checks, a road test, a steering performance evaluation, a powertrain and braking assessment, an exterior and interior condition examination, and fluid level evaluations. Any issues that come up during the process may be fixed using authentic Mopar parts, at the discretion of the dealership.
Each Ram CPO purchase is covered by a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty. That warranty is valid for seven years from when the vehicle was purchased as new by the previous owner or until the truck has 100,000 miles on its odometer (whichever comes first). A deductible of $100 applies for any covered repair visit.
A three-month/3,000-mile Maximum Care Coverage warranty also comes with each Ram CPO purchase. It runs from the date of the sale of the CPO truck or the end of the vehicle’s three-year/36,000-mile Basic Limited Warranty, should it still be applicable.
Warranties can be upgraded for the life of the vehicle. For specific plan information, talk to a dealership representative.
Ram CPO truck owners get 24-hour towing and roadside assistance, as well as a $35-per-day (maximum of $175 per occurrence) rental car allowance if they need to have their truck serviced for a covered issue and the vehicle is kept overnight. Each Ram CPO vehicle comes with a Carfax Vehicle History Report and a three-month subscription to SiriusXM satellite radio.
Mopar accessories can be added to Ram CPO trucks. Dealerships may be able to do this at the time of vehicle purchase. Accessory buyers should be cognizant that installing some accessories may void warranties.
How Does It Compare to Rivals?
Ram CPO vehicles do not undergo as stringent of an inspection as Ford and Chevrolet CPO vehicles (Ram has a 125-point inspection, while Ford and Chevrolet have 172-point inspections). Additionally, Ford and Chevrolet provide a more comprehensive warranty for CPO buyers, offering Comprehensive Limited Warranty Coverage for 12 months or 12,000 miles. Both Ram and Ford CPO owners get a Carfax vehicle report.
Nissan’s CPO program allows vehicles to qualify if they are under 80,000 miles and no more than six model years old. Nissan’s CPO vehicles undergo a 167-point inspection, which is more than Ram’s but less than Ford’s and Chevrolet’s.
How to Buy a Ram CPO Vehicle
On Ram’s website, they offer a tool to help you find the CPO model you’re looking for. Ram CPO vehicles can be purchased at almost every authorized dealership.
You can also search U.S. News’ certified pre-owned car listings to find results for Rams at dealerships in your area.