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.
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