What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned? If you’re asking yourself this question, you aren’t alone. A certified pre-owned car is a used car, but a used car isn’t necessarily a certified pre-owned (or CPO) car. CPO models must meet strict standards put into place by the manufacturer in order to get the benefits of the CPO program. In this guide from Sunset Kia of Auburn, we’ll discuss CPO vs. used cars to help you determine which new-to-you option is best for you. Then, you can peruse our current inventory to find a vehicle that meets your needs and budget.
Used cars have had at least one previous owner, and the options throughout our used car inventory vary considerably in make, model, year, mileage, and more.
Before a vehicle can be designated as certified pre-owned, it must meet strict manufacturer standards, including passing a rigorous inspection by a certified technician. As part of the Kia CPO program, your vehicle:
Because of the mileage and age requirements, CPO vehicles are usually newer, lower-mileage options for used car shoppers. They’re a great option for someone who wants the savings of buying used with the benefits of a new car.
When you buy from Sunset Kia of Auburn, you get access to Sunset Auto Family exclusives. But did you know that Oil Changes for Life and Warranty Protection for Life aren’t just limited to new car buyers? Select pre-owned vehicles from Sunset Kia of Auburn include
Still wondering, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles?” Feel free to contact us with any questions or stop by in person. We can also get you set up with a test drive.Or in the meantime, browse our wide selection of used vehicles, including used Kia Sorento models!
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