If a new car isn’t in the budget and you’re concerned that a used car may have problems or issues, you might want to consider a happy medium: certified pre-owned cars. CPO cars and trucks come with a full manufacturer-backed warranty — but they’re lightly used for a discount on the original price. That makes them a bargain compared to a new model — but it also provides extra peace of mind over a typical used car. This month, we’ve rounded up a list of some of the top CPO deals and special offers from manufacturers — all of which are designed to sweeten the pot for shoppers on the fence about a CPO car.
GMC Acadia, Sierra, and Terrain
The GMC Acadia and Terrain are midsize and smaller crossovers, respectively, while the Sierra is a full-size pickup truck. Meanwhile, GMC’s certified pre-owned program is one of our favorites, as it offers an additional year of comprehensive coverage, along with 6 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain protection. This month, shoppers who choose a certified pre-owned Acadia, Sierra or Terrain can get an even bigger benefit, as GMC is offering 0.9 percent interest for up to 36 months on all CPO versions of those models. Find a GMC Acadia for sale or Find a GMC Sierra for sale or Find a GMC Terrain for sale
The Jaguar F-Pace is a sporty luxury SUV with handsome styling and an impressive driving experience. Jaguar’s CPO program, meanwhile, is one of the best in the industry, as it offers 7 years or 100,000 miles of comprehensive coverage from the original sale date. Through the end of May, qualified shoppers interested in getting an F-Pace with that certified pre-owned warranty can take advantage of some impressive deals: qualified shoppers looking to finance a CPO F-Pace over 24 months can get 0.9 percent interest, while drivers looking for a 36-month term can get 3.9 percent interest. Find a Jaguar F-Pace for sale
Lincoln’s certified pre-owned program offers comprehensive coverage for up to 6 years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date. In May, Lincoln’s certified pre-owned program offers two low-interest financing offers. The best deal is for drivers looking for a certified pre-owned version of Lincoln’s high-end Black Label models, as the brand is touting 2.9 percent interest for a whopping 72 months on those. For shoppers interested in all other certified pre-owned models, Lincoln is offering 4.49 percent interest for up to 66 months on all CPO vehicles. Find a Lincoln for sale
Mazda’s certified pre-owned program offers two warranties: powertrain coverage for up to 7 years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date, along with comprehensive coverage for an extra year or 12,000 miles. This month, Mazda is also offering an additional deal to sweeten the pot: through the end of May, Mazda is touting 1.49 percent interest for up to 36 months for qualified shoppers on all certified pre-owned vehicles — an excellent rate for a used car. Find a Mazda for sale
The Mercedes-Benz certified pre-owned program offers comprehensive coverage for up to one year with no mileage limit, while shoppers can extend that coverage for additional years if they desire. In May, Mercedes-Benz is offering an excellent interest rate incentive to lure more shoppers toward their CPO vehicles. Through the end of the month, Mercedes is touting 1.99 percent interest for up to 36 months on most certified pre-owned vehicles, including the CLA, the C-Class, the GLA, the E-Class, the GLC and the GLE. Find a Mercedes-Benz for sale
Subaru’s certified pre-owned program touts a powertrain warranty that covers vehicles for up to 7 years or 100,000 miles from their original sale date. In May, Subaru is offering an excellent incentive to make its CPO program even more alluring: through the end of the month, Subaru is offering 1.99 percent interest on all certified pre-owned models for up to 36 months to qualified shoppers, which is a good deal for a used vehicle. Find a Subaru for sale
Toyota Camry and RAV4
Toyota’s certified pre-owned program includes two warranties: one offers powertrain coverage for up to 7 years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date, while the other boasts an additional year of comprehensive coverage. Through the end of May, Toyota is adding another benefit to its CPO program: a low-interest financing offer on two of its most popular cars. Through the end of the month, Toyota is touting interest rates from 3.9 percent for 36 months on certified pre-owned Camry and RAV4 models. Find a Toyota Camry for sale or Find a Toyota RAV4 for sale
Volkswagen’s certified pre-owned program offers various coverage lengths depending on the current age of the vehicle — but all tout some additional coverage beyond the factory warranty. In May, shoppers interested in Volkswagen’s certified pre-owned program can get an even better deal than more warranty coverage: through the end of the month, Volkswagen’s CPO program is offered with 3.99 percent interest for up to 60 months, which is a good rate over a desirable long term for a used car. Find a Volkswagen for sale
What it means to you: If you’re looking for a vehicle that won’t break the bank — and comes with a long warranty — consider our list of May CPO deals and incentives.