Edmunds.com Touts Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles During CPO Montha | Edmunds

Edmunds.com Touts Benefits of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles During CPO Month

SANTA MONICA, California — Edmunds.com is alerting car shoppers to the benefits of certified pre-owned or CPO vehicles as part of "CPO Month" in May.

The outreach effort includes partnerships with title sponsors Toyota and Lexus, along with backing from Mercedes-Benz and Volvo.

"Many automakers have a 'Truck Month' or other sales events for specific segments, but CPO has been largely ignored — until now," said George Kang, Senior Vice President of OEM Business for Edmunds. "Shoppers owe it to themselves to learn more about the benefits of certified pre-owned cars because they're likely to find many of the perks that come with new car ownership, but at used car prices.

"Our staff of car shopping experts have been very impressed by the programs offered in recent years not only by luxury brands such as Lexus, but also by mainstream brands like Toyota."

A CPO vehicle typically undergoes a minimum 100-point inspection in which any mechanical and body issues are addressed. The vehicles usually feature a manufacturer-backed warranty and other benefits, including free maintenance, 24/7 roadside assistance and low-APR financing.

For example, Lexus CPO vehicles feature an unlimited mileage warranty of up to six years, a two-year/20,000-mile complimentary maintenance plan, 161-point inspection and 24/7 roadside assistance.

Toyota Certified Used Vehicles offer buyers a 12-month/12,000-mile limited comprehensive warranty, seven-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty, one year of roadside assistance and a 160-point quality assurance inspection.

Edmunds.com makes it easy for all shoppers to make side-by-side comparisons for each manufacturer's CPO program at /certified-cars/.

Edmunds says: With a glut of near-new cars coming off lease and back into used car inventory, dealers have more CPO-eligible vehicles to market than ever before — and shoppers are taking notice.

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