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Kia CPO Program Best Among Mainstream Automakers for 2021

Autotrader picked Kia Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) as the top CPO program among mainstream (non-luxury) automakers for 2021. Leading the reasons for this recognition is Kia’s industry-leading 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. When a Kia model passes from its original owner as a used car, its powertrain warranty is reduced to 5 years/60,000 miles from the original new-car purchase date. However, Kia re-instates the original powertrain warranty for its CPO cars and SUVs.

In addition to reinstating the 10-year/100,000-mile powertrain coverage, Kia provides its CPO vehicles with a 1-year/12,000-mile limited bumper-to-bumper warranty beginning on the CPO sale date. Kia requires a $50 deductible for each covered repair. That’s not uncommon among mainstream CPO programs.

To qualify as certified pre-owned, a used Kia car or SUV must be from a recent model year and possess a clean vehicle-history report. The final hurdle on its way to CPO is that a used Kia must pass a factory-supervised 173-point inspection.

Along with the extra warranty coverage, Kia provides several CPO added-value perks that it estimates increase the value of its CPO program by $2,349. Among these benefits are 24-hour roadside assistance, up to 10 days car-rental allowance of $35 per day during covered repairs, limited trip-interruption reimbursement of up to $500 for five days, and a 3-month subscription to satellite radio. Kia CPO coverage is fully transferable to another private owner for a $40 fee.

Virtually every mainstream carmaker, such as Hyundai, Toyota, and Buick, offer a CPO program. Some are very good. But, in the end, Kia CPO got the Autotrader nod. Find a CPO Kia for sale

Russ Heaps
Russ Heaps is an author specializing in automotive, financial and travel news. For nearly 35 years he has covered the automotive industry for newspapers, magazines and internet websites. His resume includes The Palm Beach Post, Miami Herald, The Washington Times and numerous other daily newspapers through syndication. He edited Auto World magazine, and helped create and edit NOPI Street... Read More about Russ Heaps

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