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Here's All You Need to Know About Acura Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Program


Have you been considering a used Acura luxury car or SUV as your next vehicle? Or, perhaps you are looking to drive a luxury car and are deciding between buying new or used. A certified pre-owned Acura is one option to explore, as Acura’s CPO program offers a number of benefits over buying used or new. When you select an Acura certified pre-owned vehicle, you receive assurances of quality that are backed by the vehicle’s manufacturer. To become a certified pre-owned Acura, an Acura luxury car or SUV must meet strict requirements and go through a thorough inspection and reconditioning process.

All Acura CPO vehicles are under six model years old and have less than 80,000 miles when certified. Each Acura CPO car and SUV must pass a 182-point inspection by Acura factory-trained technicians. The 182-point inspection includes scrutinizing of components like the engine, transmission and mounts, radiator, brake system, battery, headlights, suspension, cruise control, overall fit and finish and a range of interior functions. Any issues found will be repaired or replaced prior to the vehicle being listed for sale as Acura CPO. A thorough vehicle history review is also conducted to ensure that the history of the car lives up to the standards of the Acura CPO program. Beyond the intensive certification and inspection process, every Acura CPO car comes with an exclusive 12-month/12,000 mile Certified Limited Warranty and a generous roadside assistance program.

Acura’s factory-backed certified pre-owned program is designed to keep the buyer informed before and after purchase. Every certified pre-owned Acura comes outfitted with comprehensive documentation detailing the history of the vehicle. Inside the glove box of every Acura CPO vehicle, potential buyers will find the following:

Certified Warranty booklet
Vehicle History Report
Detailed copy of its 182-point inspection checklist
Maintenance Journal
Vehicle Owner's Manual
New Car Warranty Manual

Now, onto the warranty. Acura’s CPO program extends the original new car powertrain warranty by 1 year or 30,000 miles – to an impressive 7 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain warranty coverage from the original date of new vehicle warranty registration. Every Acura CPO car also gets an additional 1 year or 12,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper limited warranty beyond the new-car factory warranty. All repairs or replacements under the Acura certified pre-owned warranty will be made free of charge with no deductible; compare that to some other CPO programs which require a $50 or $100 deductible at each service visit. For extended warranty coverage beyond the generous Acura CPO warranty, speak with your Acura dealer about optional Acura Care Certified Additional Coverage.

During the 12-month/12,000 mile limited warranty period, Acura CPO drivers also receive 24-hour Roadside Assistance throughout the U.S. and Canada, 24-hour emergency towing services, Emergency fuel delivery, Emergency lock-out service and more.

As you can see, purchasing a certified pre-owned Acura such as a CPO Acura MDX, RDX or TLX affords a range of benefits over a regular luxury used car purchase.