Search Cars for Sale

CPO Deals: September 2017

If you don’t want to spend too much money on a brand-new car — but you’re (rightfully) concerned about the potential repair bills often associated with buying a used car — a certified pre-owned model could be the best choice for you. That’s because CPO cars normally come with a big discount compared to brand-new vehicles — and they include long, manufacturer-backed warranties for increased peace of mind. Better yet, many automakers offer CPO deals and incentives to help further entice buyers. To show you what we mean, we’ve rounded up a few of the top offers available in September on some of our favorite certified pre-owned vehicles and from a few of the top CPO programs.



Ford’s certified pre-owned program offers good coverage, touting 7 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage and an additional 12-month or 12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty after the original factory warranty expires. Our only gripe is the high deductible, which — at $100 per visit — is more than most rivals. But in September, Ford makes up for that costly deductible with a good incentive: Through the end of the month, qualified shoppers who buy certain certified pre-owned Ford models can get 1.9 percent interest for up to 66 months — an impressively long and desirable term, especially for a used model.

Find a Ford for sale



Kia offers a strong certified pre-owned program. It touts 12 months of bumper-to-bumper coverage, which is desirable — but it also offers up to 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain protection from the original sale date, which is better than virtually any other certified pre-owned program on the market. In September, Kia is supplementing its excellent warranty with an impressive incentive for qualified shoppers: Through the end of the month, drivers can get a certified pre-owned Kia with just 1.9 percent interest for up to 36 months, which is a good offer for any used vehicle.

Find a Kia for sale

Lexus ES

Lexus ES

The Lexus certified pre-owned program is among the very best, as it offers exceptional warranty coverage: 6 years of protection with no mileage limit. Few automakers offer unlimited mileage warranty coverage, and such coverage provides excellent peace of mind for shoppers interested in dependability and trouble-free car ownership. In September, Lexus also has another offer up its sleeve: an excellent interest rate for certified pre-owned versions of the brand’s large ES luxury sedan. For qualified shoppers interested in the sedan, Lexus is offering 0.9 percent interest for up to 48 months on both gasoline- and hybrid-powered models.

Find a Lexus ES for sale


Mazda’s certified pre-owned program roughly mimics that of Toyota and Honda, as it touts a long powertrain warranty from the car’s original sale date (in this case, 7 years or 100,000 miles) plus a 12-month or 12,000-mile extension to the car’s comprehensive warranty. In September, Mazda’s CPO program also offers another benefit: an excellent finance deal for qualified shoppers looking for a good interest rate on their next car. Through the end of the month, shoppers can get 1.49 percent interest on certified pre-owned Mazda models for up to 36 months — a deal you’d typically expect to find on new cars.

Find a Mazda for sale

Range Rover Evoque

Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque is a compact crossover that serves as the entry-level model in the Range Rover lineup, touting standard all-wheel drive and a fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine. Meanwhile, Land Rover’s certified pre-owned program is excellent, as it offers an impressive 7 years or 100,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper protection — better than virtually any other automaker. In September, you can get an Evoque with Land Rover’s excellent CPO warranty — and a great interest-rate incentive. Through the end of the month, qualified shoppers interested in a certified pre-owned Evoque can get rates as low as 0.9 percent for 24 months, or 1.9 percent for up to 60 months — excellent deals, especially when coupled with Land Rover’s good CPO program.

Find a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque for sale



Subaru’s certified pre-owned warranty isn’t quite as comprehensive as CPO warranties offered by some brands, as it offers 7 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain protection from the original sale date but no additional bumper-to-bumper coverage, as is offered by some brands. Still, Subaru overcomes this issue in September by offering an alluring incentive on certified pre-owned vehicles: Through the end of the month, Subaru is touting 1.49 percent interest for up to 36 months on certified pre-owned models, which is a good interest rate available on all CPO vehicles to qualified shoppers.

Find a Subaru for sale



Volkswagen’s certified pre-owned program boasts good coverage, adding 2 years or 24,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper protection to the original 3-year or 36,000-mile factory warranty for a total of 5 years or 60,000 miles of coverage — better than many other programs. In September, VW is also offering several incentives for drivers who choose a CPO model. The best deal is for qualified drivers looking to finance a certified pre-owned Volkswagen, as the automaker is touting 1.99 percent interest for up to 60 months on all CPO VW models. But Volkswagen is also offering up to $500 cash back, which is an unusual (and welcome) incentive on a used model.

Find a Volkswagen for sale

Volvo S60

Volvo S60

Volvo’s certified pre-owned program is among the best, as it offers 7 years or 100,000 miles of comprehensive warranty coverage from the original sale date — along with several other benefits. In September, the program is even more enticing if you’re interested in buying a certified pre-owned S60 sedan. That’s because the automaker is offering 0 percent interest for up to 24 months on certified pre-owned 2015 S60 sedan models — an excellent deal on a used vehicle. For shoppers interested in a different year or model, Volvo says other cars are available with rates starting from 0.9 percent for 24 months.

Find a Volvo S60 for sale

What it means to you: If you’re interested in getting a lightly used vehicle with a full manufacturer-backed warranty, our list of September’s best CPO deals is a great place to find a great deal.

Doug Demuro
Doug Demuro
Doug DeMuro writes articles and makes videos, mainly about cars. Doug was born in Denver, Colorado, and received an economics degree from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, Doug spent three years working for Porsche Cars North America. Eventually, he quit his job to become a writer, largely because it meant that he no longer had to wear pants. Doug’s work has been featured in a... Read More about Doug Demuro

Sign up for Autotrader newsletters

The best cars and best deals delivered to your inbox

Email Address 

Where You Can Buy

Loading dealers...

Leave a Comment

Most Popular Articles

2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: First Look

The 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid jumps to the head of the hybrid class.

Best New Cars for 2022

Here is our list of the best new cars for 2022 (presented in alphabetical order by manufacturer).

Best Car Deals: February 2023

This month's best new car deals include several attractive offers for qualified shoppers.

Search By Style

More Articles Like This