If you’re interested in buying a minivan, you might be surprised to learn what some brand-new models cost today — especially if you want the most up-to-date luxury and convenience features. But on the other hand, you might be worried about buying a used car and inheriting potential issues or costly repairs. The happy medium: Consider a certified pre-owned (CPO) van, which offers a manufacturer-backed warranty and a discounted price compared to the original MSRP. To show you what we mean, we’ve listed five CPO minivans that offer a warranty and a $10,000 discount.
2015 Chrysler Town & Country
Although the Chrysler Town & Country has been redesigned and replaced with the more modern Pacifica, you can pick up a CPO Town & Country at a substantial discount compared to an all-new Pacifica. CPO examples of the roomy Town & Country (which boasts impressive standard features like power-sliding doors and a rear-seat DVD player) are highly affordable on Autotrader, with an average price of just $22,500 for a 2015 model — a far cry from the Pacifica’s price range of $29,600 for a base model to $43,400 for a high-end Pacifica Limited. Our only gripe is that Chrysler’s CPO warranty primarily focuses on powertrain coverage. And while it offers a generous 7 years of protection, it provides additional bumper-to-bumper coverage for only 3 months after your purchase date.
2013 Honda Odyssey
The Honda Odyssey is one of the most popular minivans on the market, and with good reason: It offers excellent comfort, capability, safety, interior space and equipment. Of course, all those benefits come at a price — in the Odyssey’s case, a starting MSRP ranging from $30,500 for a base model to $46,000 for a high-end Touring Elite. If you’re looking for a better deal, we recommend a CPO 2013 version, as there are current more than 150 examples listed on Autotrader with an average price of just $24,700. Honda’s long CPO warranty offers 1 year of additional bumper-to-bumper coverage and 7 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain protection from the original sale date.
2015 Kia Sedona
The recently redesigned Kia Sedona is an excellent minivan with cutting-edge safety features, impressive convenience equipment and surprisingly handsome styling — something we don’t often say about vans. But prices can be high: While a 2016 Sedona starts at $27,400 with shipping, high-end trim levels can crest $40,000. Luckily, Kia’s CPO program is excellent, as it offers up to 10 years of powertrain coverage. If a brand-new Sedona isn’t in the budget, consider a highly similar 2015 model with a CPO warranty. There are 75 examples currently listed on Autotrader with an average price of just $22,700 — a discount of well over $10,000 on some trim levels.
2013 Nissan Quest
The Nissan Quest is a spry minivan with a bold design and more carlike maneuverability than most of its rivals. And while the Quest is less expensive than the Honda Odyssey and the Toyota Sienna, with a base price of $27,600, the high-end Platinum trim starts at $44,500 before options. As a result, we suggest considering a Quest with Nissan’s CPO warranty, which offers up to 7 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage (although, unfortunately, no additional bumper-to-bumper coverage beyond the factory warranty). CPO Quest models are reasonably priced, with 30 different certified 2013 models listed on Autotrader for an average price of $21,100 — a major discount from new.
2013 Toyota Sienna
The Toyota Sienna is one of our favorite minivans, as it boasts an excellent combination of equipment, performance, dependability and safety. But a new Sienna can be pricey: The van starts at $30,700, with the high-end Limited Premium model starting at an eye-popping $47,200 with shipping. As a result, we recommend checking out a 2013 Sienna with Toyota’s CPO warranty. You’ll get one year of additional bumper-to-bumper coverage, 7 years of powertrain protection and a substantial discount from new. There are currently almost 300 different CPO 2013 Sienna models listed on Autotrader with an average price of $24,400 — a discount of well over $10,000, depending on the version.