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Which Used Subaru Vehicles Are Eligible to Be CPO?

  • Maximum Age: 5 years
  • Maximum Mileage: 80,000 miles
  • 152-point inspection

For more information on how cars become CPO vehicles, click here.

Subaru CPO Warranty vs. Competitors

 

Subaru CPO

Honda CPO

Toyota CPO

Original Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

3 years / 36,000 miles*

3 years / 36,000 miles*

3 years / 36,000 miles*

Additional CPO Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

none

1 year / 12,000 miles**

1 year / 12,000 miles**

CPO Powertrain Warranty

7 years / 100,000 miles*

7 years / 100,000 miles*

7 years / 100,000 miles*

Deductible

$0

$0

$50

Free Maintenance

No

No

No

Transferrable

Yes

Yes

Yes

Returnable

No

No

No

Trip Interruption

Roadside assistance, rental car reimbursement

Roadside assistance

Roadside assistance

*from date of original sale
**from date of CPO sale

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Additional Subaru CPO Benefits

  • CarFax vehicle history report
  • 24/7 roadside assistance includes towing to nearest Subaru service center, jump starts, spare tire changes, gasoline delivery, and emergency lockout service
  • 3 months free satellite radio
  • 1 year free Starlink (Starlink is a telematics service that connects you to a cellular network and includes stolen vehicle recovery, automatic collision notification, and more)

Optional Upgrades

  • Classic: Adds additional components to the seven-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty, including suspension, electrical, and air conditioning systems.
  • Gold Plus: Adds additional components to the Classic plan, basically extending the bumper-to-bumper warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles. Also adds lodging and meal reimbursement when you break down.

Non-CPO Subaru vs. CPO Subaru

 

Standard Used Subaru

Subaru CPO

Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty

3 years / 36,000 miles*

same

Powertrain Warranty

5 years / 60,000 miles*

7 years / 100,000 miles*

*from date of original sale

Beyond the specific warranty extensions shown above, the advantages of buying a certified pre-owned Subaru are similar to the advantages of buying any CPO vehicle: The vehicle is more thoroughly inspected by the dealer and it comes with additional ownership and maintenance perks.

Learn more about the advantages of a CPO vehicle here.

Subaru CPO Price

On average, certified pre-owned Subarus cost 28% more than noncertified pre-owned Subarus, based on current market prices. That equates to about $5,625.

Subaru CPO Deals

Subaru CPO vehicles may qualify for 1.99% financing for a limited term. As with all deals, eligibility depends on your credit score and where you live.

Be sure to compare used Subaru deals to used car deals from other automakers.

How to Buy a Subaru CPO Vehicle

The next step is to find CPO vehicles for sale near you. Our CPO vehicle listings can help. You can also contact your local Subaru dealer.

Buying a certified used car is in some ways like buying any other used car, though it many ways, it’s like buying a new car. Factory certified pre-owned cars are only available from their own brand’s dealerships, and the dealer will take care of all of the purchase paperwork for you. 

You may have additional questions, like whether you should still have your CPO Subaru inspected by an independent mechanic, or whether there are model years for used Subarus that you should watch out for. Our Guide to CPO Programs can help answer your questions about how CPO programs work, and our used car rankings can help you find the best versions of your favorite model. You can also find an overview of CPO programs from most other manufacturers, and our ranking of the best CPO programs.