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CPO Program Review: Volvo

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Overview

Volvo's certified pre-owned (CPO) warranty is often considered one of the best in the business, offering 7 years or 100,000 miles of coverage from the car's original sale date. It's also fully transferable, includes no deductible, features roadside assistance and occasionally comes with special financing rates.

What We Like

Long coverage term; no warranty deductible; fully transferable warranty; special financing rates

What We Don't

Warranty starts from original sale date

Program Specifics

Volvo's CPO warranty is consistently heralded by experts as one of the best on the market, and we strongly agree. The warranty ticks just about every one of our boxes, including length, transferability and a host of other highly important details.

Let's start with length. Volvo's warranty provides 7 years or 100,000 miles of coverage from the car's original sale date, which places it near the top among automakers. Most rivals only cover vehicles for up to 6 years, while some offer even less coverage. And while Volvo's program doesn't quite beat out Lexus or Porsche for overall warranty length, it's still near the top of the industry.

As for the other benefits, Volvo's warranty is fully transferable without a fee, which is more than you can say for most rival automakers. In fact, Lexus' CPO warranty can't be transferred at all. Volvo's warranty also includes no deductible, which is an improvement over certain rivals who charge $50 or $100 per visit. And then there are the special financing rates, which allow customers to occasionally get new-car finance deals on certified pre-owned Volvos.

What's the catch? Our only real gripe about Volvo's certified pre-owned warranty is it starts from the day the original owner purchased the car, not the day you bought it. This can make it hard to calculate exactly when your warranty will end. But this is small potatoes compared to the many other benefits of Volvo's CPO warranty, so Volvo's CPO program still comes with our hearty recommendation.

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