CPO vs. Used - Which Is Right for You?

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When you’re looking for a new Beavercreek daily driver, you often have the choice between a new or pre-owned vehicle. However, did you know that there is a third choice that can slot right between those two options? Introducing certified pre-owned vehicles. Certified pre-owned vehicles are similar to used vehicles in that they have been previously owned by someone else.

So then, what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles? There are distinct differences that can set these two options apart. Today, Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT will help you answer, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned vehicles?” to help you find the perfect ride!

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

As we mentioned, certified pre-owned vehicles and used vehicles are similar in that they’ve been owned by someone else. One main benefit of both CPO and used vehicles is that they both come with a lower price tag than new vehicles because they’ve already experienced the bulk of depreciation. So, with that being said, let’s compare CPO vs. used vehicles below:


  • Selection: Standard pre-owned vehicles can vary by make and model, allowing you to enjoy a large variety of options.
  • Mileage: Used vehicles typically don’t have a mileage limit, which means you can find an extremely cost-effective high mileage vehicle for your Springfield adventures when you opt for a standard pre-owned ride.
  • Quality: Typically the standard used vehicles from our competitors don’t come with an inspection. However, we hand-pick many of the pre-owned vehicles in our inventory so you can ensure that they’re of the highest quality.

Certified Pre-Owned

  • Rigorous Inspection: Certified pre-owned vehicles have been rigorously inspected to the standard of the OEM to add an extra layer of quality.
  • Newer: If you want a pre-owned vehicle that ensures you get to enjoy all of the latest technology, you’re in luck because a CPO ride can only be deemed as certified if it’s only several model years old.
  • Low Mileage: Most certified pre-owned programs only allow the vehicle to have a certain number of miles so they’re all typically low mileage.
  • Warranty: Similar to new vehicles, CPO vehicles often come with a warranty for added peace of mind.

Compare CPO vs. Used Vehicles Today at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT!

Here at our Xenia dealership, we offer a fantastic selection of vehicles for you to choose from. We strive to provide excellent customer service and one of the ways we do that is by providing a high-quality selection of pre-owned vehicles, certified or not. Find the perfect pre-owned vehicle today at Key Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram FIAT! If you want to further compare CPO and used vehicles, you can always reach out to our team for more information.

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