What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

2020 Land Rover Vehicles


You already know the difference between used cars and new cars – that’s not so hard to understand – but what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned models? Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles are still a relatively new concept to most drivers, so we’ve put together a quick comparison with used models to let you know all the relevant differences.

CPO vs. Used: The Benefits of Buying a CPO Model

You can more or less look at CPO models as the cream of the used model crop. Like used models, they will have had one or more previous owners, won’t have zero on their odometers, and won’t be the current model year, but they will have met exhaustive criteria to join the CPO program.
That usually means they’ll be less than a certain age with less than a certain number of miles on the clock, and they’ll have passed a rigorous inspection conducted by experienced technicians to ensure they still meet Land Rover’s high standards.
Benefits include:

  • Lower Price: Ask ‘what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?’ and you’ll find CPO models start a little higher, but you’ll still save a lot compared against a brand-new model.
  • Excellent Reliability: CPO models are more reliable than used models, and they come with warranty coverage for excellent peace of mind you won’t get from a Flemington or Hopewell used car lot.
  • Added Incentives: You’ll usually find CPO models come with complimentary satellite radio and other incentives.

CPO vs. Used: What Should You Know About Buying Used?

Used models vary in the model year, mileage, and quality, so they cost less than CPO models. Even older models with high mileage can be a good option, but since there are so many used models available from private sellers located anywhere from Mount Laurel to South Brunswick, finding the right one can be tough.

If you want to buy used instead of certified, it’s still a good idea to visit an authorized dealer to ensure you get a model you can depend on.

What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned? Find Out More at Land Rover Princeton

We can help whether you’re seeking a used Land Rover Discovery or considering the benefits of CPO vs. used. Simply visit our Princeton showroom or feel free to get in touch directly.

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