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Best Certified Pre-Owned Programs

U.S. News & World Report Logo By Jamie Page Deaton of U.S. News & World Report | Slide 1 of 9: The average price of a new car is over $35,000 and doesn’t show any sign of going down. With prices that high, it’s no wonder most car buyers opt for used cars. Still, most used cars can’t compete with new cars when it comes to warranty protection or the odds of your new ride breaking down.Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars, however, are in the sweet spot. CPO models tend to be less expensive than a brand-new car, and with inspections and warranty coverage from the automaker, you know you’re protected. Many CPO programs also include perks, like loaner cars, 24-hour roadside assistance, and free maintenance, that are comparable to what you get with new cars.Another CPO perk is that car companies often offer financing deals on their CPO cars with rates that are much lower than the typical used car loan rates. That means that although CPO prices may be higher than comparable used car prices, you can make up the difference by saving on interest payments. Once you’ve seen which car companies offer the best CPO programs, make sure to check out the our best CPO deals and CPO car listings.

The Best Mix of Protection and Perks for Used Car Buyers

The average price of a new car is over $35,000 and doesn’t show any sign of going down. With prices that high, it’s no wonder most car buyers opt for used cars. Still, most used cars can’t compete with new cars when it comes to warranty protection or the odds of your new ride breaking down.

Certified pre-owned (CPO) cars, however, are in the sweet spot. CPO models tend to be less expensive than a brand-new car, and with inspections and warranty coverage from the automaker, you know you’re protected. Many CPO programs also include perks, like loaner cars, 24-hour roadside assistance, and free maintenance, that are comparable to what you get with new cars.

Another CPO perk is that car companies often offer financing deals on their CPO cars with rates that are much lower than the typical used car loan rates. That means that although CPO prices may be higher than comparable used car prices, you can make up the difference by saving on interest payments. Once you’ve seen which car companies offer the best CPO programs, make sure to check out the our best CPO deals and CPO car listings.

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