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Not all certified pre-owned programs are created equal. While all of the programs offered by major automakers have similar components — like warranties, vehicle inspections and history reports — the details can vary considerably from one manufacturer to another. Here’s the lowdown on a dozen different CPO programs:

Audi

  •   Warranty six years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) from original purchase date
  •   300+ point inspection
  •   Vehicle must be 5 model years old or newer
  •   Odometer reading must be less than 60,000 miles
  •   $85 warranty deductible
  •   24-hour roadside assistance for 72 months/100,000 miles
  •   Vehicle history report included
  •   Transferable warranty
  •   Extended warranty available

BMW

  •    Warranty 24 months or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first) plus balance of original four year/50,000-mile warranty
  •    196 point inspection points
  •    Vehicle must be 5 model years old or newer 
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 60,000 miles
  •    $50 warranty deductible
  •    24-hour roadside assistance
  •    Vehicle history report included
  •    CPO protection plan fully transferable from the original CPO purchaser or lessee to subsequent owner(s) or lessee(s) with fee
  •   Extended warranty available

Chevrolet/GM

  •    Warranty 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first) from certified purchase date
  •    Powertrain warranty five years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) from original in-service date
  •    172 point inspection
  •    Vehicle must be 6 model years old or newer
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 75,000 miles
  •    $0 warranty deductible
  •    24-hour roadside assistance for five years/100,000 miles
  •    Vehicle history report included
  •    CPO warranty is transferable to subsequent owners
  •    Extended warranty available

Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep

  •   Warranty three months or 3,000 miles (whichever comes first) or at the expiration of whatever remains on the three-year, 36-month basic new vehicle warranty
  •    Powertrain warranty seven years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) from original in-service date for 2010 models or newer, or six years/80,000 miles (whichever comes first) from original in-service date for 2009 models or older
  •    125 point inspection
  •    Vehicle must be 6 model years old or newer
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 75,000 miles 
  •    $150 warranty deductible
  •    24-hour roadside assistance
  •    Vehicle history report included
  •    Rental car allowance and 24-hour towing
  •    CPO warranty nontransferable
  •   Extended warranties available

Ford

  •    Warranty 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first) from certified purchase date
  •    Powertrain warranty seven years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) from original in-service date
  •   172 point inspection 
  •    Vehicle must be 6 model years old or newer
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 75,000 miles 
  •    $100 warranty deductible
  •    24-hour roadside assistance
  •    Vehicle history report included
  •    Rental car/travel allowance
  •    CPO warranty is transferable
  •    Extended warranty available

Honda

  •    Warranty 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first) after expiration of original 36-month/36,000-mile new car warranty
  •   Powertrain warranty seven years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) from original in-service date
  •    150 point inspection
  •    Vehicle must be 6 model years old or newer
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 80,000 miles
  •    $0 warranty deductible
  •    24-hour roadside assistance
  •    Vehicle history report included
  •    Warranty is transferable
  •    Extended warranties available

Hyundai

  •    Warranty 60 months or 40,000 miles on powertrain beyond original new car warranty of 60 months, 60,000 miles 
  •    150 point inspection
  •    Vehicle must be 6 model years old or newer
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 60,000 miles
  •    $50 warranty deductible
  •    24-hour roadside assistance for 10 years/unlimited miles
  •    Vehicle history report included
  •    Warranty is transferable
  •    Extended warranties available

Mercedes-Benz

  •   Warranty 12 months or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) after new car four-year/50,000-mile warranty expires 
  •    162 point inspection
  •    Vehicle must be 6 model years old or newer
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 75,000 miles
  •    $0 warranty deductible
  •    24-hour roadside assistance and trip interruption allowance
  •    Vehicle history report included
  •    Extended limited warranty transferable within 100,000 miles
  •    Extended limited warranty available
  •    Seven-day/500-mile vehicle exchange program 

Porsche

  •    Warranty 24 months or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first) after new car six-year/100,000-mile warranty expires or from certified purchase date
  •    111 point inspection
  •    Vehicle must be 9 model years old or newer
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 100,000 miles
  •    $0 warranty deductible
  •    24-hour roadside assistance for the duration of the Porsche Approved Limited Warranty coverage
  •    Trip interruption expenses if more than 100 miles from home
  •    Transferable warranty
  •    No extended warranty available

Toyota

  •    Warranty 12 months or 12,000 miles (whichever comes first) from certified purchase date
  •    Powertrain warranty seven years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first) from original in-service date
  •    Hybrid battery warranty eight years/100,000 miles (whichever comes first) from original in-service date
  •    160 point inspection (178 on hybrids)
  •    Vehicle must be 6 model years old or newer
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 85,000 miles
  •    $50 warranty deductible
  •    24-hour roadside assistance for one year
  •    Vehicle history report included
  •    Transferable warranty
  •    Extended warranty available

Volkswagen

  •    Warranty 24 months or 24,000 miles (whichever comes first) from certified purchase date
  •    112 point inspection
  •    Vehicle must be 6 model years old or newer
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 75,000 miles
  •    $50 warranty deductible
  •    24-hour roadside assistance for two years
  •    Vehicle history report included
  •    Limited warranty transferable
  •    Extended warranty available

Volvo

  •    Warranty seven years or 100,000 miles from original in-service date 
  •    130 point inspection
  •    Vehicle must be less than 6 model years old
  •    Odometer reading must be less than 80,000 miles
  •    $0 warranty deductible
  •    Roadside assistance for full warranty term
  •    Vehicle history report included
  •    Transferable warranty
  •    Extended warranty available

 

—Joe Yogerst, Custom Publishing Writer

 

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