Used vs. CPO – Which One Fits Your Needs Best?

2020 Acura ILX

If you’ve compared new vs. used vehicles and you’ve come to the conclusion that a pre-owned vehicle is a good fit for your Clovis lifestyle, be sure to check out our used vehicle inventory. However, before you begin your search for the perfect pre-owned ride, it’s important that you understand there are two main types of pre-owned vehicles that include used vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles.



But, what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned? While both Acura-certified pre-owned vehicles and standard used vehicles have been previously owned by different drivers, there are some differences between the two. Compare used vs. CPO today with Fresno Acura and we’ll help you learn more about the following:

  • What is the difference between used & certified pre-owned?
  • What does certified pre-owned mean?
  • What do Acura-certified pre-owned vehicles entail?

What Is the Difference Between Used & Certified Pre-Owned?

As we’ve mentioned, our standard pre-owned vehicles and our certified pre-owned vehicles have had previous owners. However, both options have been ensured by our team to provide you with a high-quality ride when you’re searching for a dependable Madera daily driver. To help you better understand the difference between used and certified used cars, we’re going to compare both options below:

What Does Pre-Owned Mean?

Pre-owned vehicles can come in all shapes and sizes. There’s no restriction on mileage, make, and even model year. That means that if you’re searching for a specific vehicle, there’s a good chance that a standard pre-owned vehicle could be a smart choice. Some things to consider with a standard used vehicle include:

  • Hand-Picked: While used vehicles don’t typically have any kind of inspection, we hand-pick many of our pre-owned vehicles so that you can ensure you’re getting a high-quality ride.
  • Mileage vs. Maintenance: If you’re looking for a pre-owned vehicle, it’s important to consider the vehicle’s maintenance history over mileage sometimes. A high-mileage vehicle that has been well maintained can often be a smarter choice than a low-mileage one that has been neglected.
  • Budget: Pre-owned vehicles are often well sought after because of their lower price tag, especially in comparison to new vehicles. However, you’ll want to consider the vehicle’s price in addition to other added costs associated with vehicle ownership such as maintenance, registration fees, and even insurance.

What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

Still not sure how to compare used vs. CPO vehicles? Acura-certified pre-owned vehicles are similar to used vehicles as they’ve been previously owned by another driver. But, what does certified pre-owned mean? Certified pre-owned means that the vehicle has an added layer of inspection that is performed by Acura-trained technicians.

Additionally, many CPO vehicles come with a warranty and have restrictions on mileage and model years to ensure that you’re getting a like-new pre-owned vehicle to enjoy on the Visalia streets. There are two types of Acura-certified pre-owned vehicles and here’s what you need to know about them:

Acura Precision Used Vehicles

  • Less than 10 model years old
  • 6 months/7,500 miles of limited warranty coverage
  • 1 year/12,000 miles of Acura roadside assistance
  • 1st oil change is complimentary within 1st year of ownership
  • Acura-certified technicians conduct a 112-point inspection

Acura Precision Certified Used Vehicles

  • Less than 5 model years old
  • 7 years/100,000 miles of limited powertrain coverage
  • 2 years/100,000 miles of limited non-powertrain coverage
  • 2 years/100,000 miles of Acura roadside assistance
  • 1st scheduled maintenance is complimentary
  • Acura-certified technicians conduct a 182-point inspection

Fresno Acura Can Help You Find the Difference Between Used & Certified Used Cars

The difference between used and certified used cars has been laid out but if you’re still having trouble deciding on the right option for your Fresno travels, no need to fret! Contact us today to take a closer look at our pre-owned vehicles.


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