If you’re buying a used Hyundai from a private seller, the famous 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn’t carry over. In a certified pre-owned (CPO) Hyundai, however, the 10-year powertrain warranty is reinstated, giving drivers 5 years or 40,000 miles of coverage beyond the 5-year/60,000 mile warranty that comes with a regular used Hyundai.
For 2020, Hyundai was named the best non-luxury Certified Pre-Owned program. This is the third year in a row Hyundai was named as the top program.
What We Like
Impressive powertrain warranty; good bumper-to-bumper warranty
What We Don’t
Warranty starts from original sale date; $50 deductible per visit; not transferable
If you’re interested in buying a used Hyundai, you might want to consider the brand’s certified pre-owned program. It offers an impressive warranty and a few other benefits that, according to Hyundai, add up to more than $2,300 in added value over a standard used model.
The main benefit of Hyundai’s certified pre-owned program is the powertrain warranty. While most used Hyundai models lose the brand’s 10-year or 100,000-mile new-vehicle powertrain warranty to a shorter 5-year or 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper plan, CPO vehicles have the entire powertrain warranty reinstated. They also still include the 5-year or 60,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. The result is great coverage. For example, a 3-year-old used Hyundai with 30,000 miles will have 2 years or 30,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage and 7 years or 70,000 miles of powertrain protection. The Hybrid and Electric Battery coverage period for both original and subsequent owners is 10 years from date of original retail delivery/date of first use or 100,000 miles, whichever occurs first.
Hyundai’s certified pre-owned program also offers a few other benefits, such as $35 per-day rental-car allowance and trip-interruption benefits when more than 150 miles from home.
There are, however, a few drawbacks. We’re not wild about the $50 deductible, for example, which is applied to every single warranty repair visit. After a few visits, that number can start to add up. We also think it can be a little confusing that the warranty starts on the day the original owner bought the car, and not the day you buy it. Another drawback is that the Hyundai CPO warranty is not transferable.
Still, Hyundai’s CPO program is very much worth looking into, as it touts an excellent warranty and several other highly alluring benefits. We strongly believe you should check it out if you’re considering a used Hyundai.
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