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Lexus CPO Program Best Among Luxury Automakers for 2021

For 2021 Lexus retains its title as Autotrader’s pick of Lexus L/Certified as the top certified pre-owned (CPO) program among luxury brands. L/Certified stands out for its CPO warranty adding two years with unlimited mileage coverage to whatever remains of its original 4-year/50,000-mile new-car warranty. That’s a total of six years/unlimited miles of limited bumper-to-bumper and powertrain coverage from the new-car purchase date.

This isn’t unheard of among luxury brands, but it is an outstanding value when combined with the other L/Certified benefits.

Earning this recognition, Lexus L/Certified went toe-to-toe with the top tier of luxury CPO programs from Acura, Maserati, and Porsche.

To qualify for this warranty coverage, a used Lexus must be from a recent model year and have a clean vehicle-history report. It must meet other quality standards and pass a factory-supervised 161-point inspection. Only then does Lexus award one of its cars or SUVs L/Certified status.

Almost every luxury brand offers a certified pre-owned program with additional warranty protection and assorted added-value benefits. L/Certified’s list of extra perks, though, is more comprehensive than most.

They include 24-hour roadside assistance, loaner car during covered repairs, and trip-interruption allowance providing reimbursement for meals, a rental car ($50 per day for up to five days), and lodging (up to $200 a night for up to three nights). Rounding out the perks: four scheduled-maintenance visits.

Not being transferable is the one shortcoming in the L/Certified program, but it is the only disappointment. Find a CPO Lexus 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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