What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?


What does certified pre-owned mean? This category of vehicles combines the high quality and condition of a new model with the lowered price point of a used model, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Learn more about certified pre-owned vehicles and benefits below, and contact Ray Catena Lexus of White Plains near Scarsdale if you have any questions!

CPO Meaning

A certified pre-owned vehicle is a used vehicle that fits a series of requirements that distinguish it in quality from normal used vehicles. Not just any vehicle can become certified pre-owned–to qualify for the CPO program, used cars are held to strict criteria:

  • Each car must be a newer model year. For Lexus certified models, it is 6 years old or newer.
  • Each car must have a lower amount of miles. For Lexus models, it is 80,000 miles or fewer.
  • A certified dealership must perform a multi-point inspection for quality for a model to become Lexus L/Certified. For Ray Catena Lexus of White Plains, it is a 161-point inspection.

Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Cars

If you are hesitant to spend the money for a brand new car and nervous about trying a used model, then a CPO vehicle is the perfect choice:

  • You can buy with confidence knowing that your vehicle has been inspected from top to bottom by a certified expert. 
  • Every CPO car comes with a comprehensive warranty package to protect your investment.

A Lexus certified pre-owned warranty has up to 6 years/unlimited miles of coverage*, and additional benefits:

  • Scheduled maintenance coverage for 2 years/20,000 miles**, and a loaner vehicle for warrantable repairs
  • Trip interruption coverage and 24/7 Roadside Assistance

Used vs. Certified Pre-Owned vs. New Vehicles

  • Used Vehicles: Tend to have lower prices and a larger variety of vehicles in terms of makes, models, features, mileage, and age.
  • Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles: A great middle ground, with amenities for a lower price than in a new vehicle, but with more quality assurance and vehicle history knowledge than with a normal used vehicle.
  • New Vehicles: Give you the latest technologies and the peace of mind that comes with a brand-new model.

Explore Our CPO Inventory at Ray Catena Lexus of White Plains

Want to see why so many customers shop our certified pre-owned selection? Visit Ray Catena Lexus of White Plains to see for yourself and take a test drive near Bronx. You can also get more car buying tips from our experts to get ready for your next vehicle purchase!

*L/Certified Warranty valid for later of two years after the expiration of 4-year/50,000 mile new-vehicle Basic Warranty, or two years from purchase or lease date of L/Certified.
**For vehicles purchased after January 4, 2016.

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