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Certified Pre-Owned vs. Used: What's the Difference?

Certified Pre-Owned vs. Used What’s the Difference?

All certified pre-owned vehicles are used, but not all used vehicles are CPO. What does CPO mean? “Certified pre-owned” is a distinction given to used cars that pass an automaker’s quality assessments. Regular used cars are just that; they usually aren’t as thoroughly inspected as CPO cars, and they don’t offer the same perks and privileges. Here’s a quick certified pre-owned vs. used comparison:

  • You can buy a used car from private seller in Eastvale or Rancho Cucamonga; CPO models are only available at authorized dealerships.
  • Buying CPO is usually slightly more expensive than buying used because you’re getting a late-model vehicle that’s inspected and warranty-covered.
  • Unlike used, CPO cars often come with extras like roadside assistance.

What Are Certified Pre-Owned Benefits?

CPO benefits change from automaker to automaker. The Mercedes-Benz Certified Pre-Owned Program is one of the most stringent and reliable. All CPO candidates must be no more than six model years old and pass a rigorous multi-point inspection carried out by a Mercedes-Benz Certified Technician. After you purchase a CPO Mercedes-Benz, you’ll reap the benefits of a dependable late-model vehicle, as well as:

  • Unlimited miles on CPO warranties
  • CARFAX® Vehicle History Report
  • Trip Interruption Coverage
  • 24/7 Personal Assistance
  • Vehicle Exchange Privilege
  • And more!
2016 C300 Sedan
2016 C300 Sedan

Why Buy a Pre-Owned Luxury Car?

Whether you settle on used or CPO, the benefits of buying a pre-owned luxury vehicle can’t be ignored:

  • For starters, you’ll enjoy the comfort and craftsmanship of a premium vehicle for a lower price-tag.
  • Depreciation isn’t as much of a concern for used cars; chances are the previous owner already paid for the deprecation.
  • Buying used doesn’t mean you won’t get high-tech features; many gadgets, like navigation modules, debut in luxury models.

Shop CPO and Used Cars Today!

Compare certified pre-owned vs. used at Mercedes-Benz of Ontario, located near Fontana and Chino! We have an impressive selection of both types of pre-owned vehicles. Whether you want the affordability of used or the peace of mind of CPO, we can help you find and finance the right car for you! And don’t forget to check out our latest pre-owned vehicle specials for deals on used and CPO cars.

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Mercedes-Benz of Ontario

3787 East Guasti Road Ontario, CA



Phone: (909) 212-8400

3787 East Guasti Road Ontario, CA


Phone: (909) 212-8500

3787 East Guasti Road Ontario, CA
34.0657451 -117.5712687
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Mercedes-Benz of Ontario
Mercedes-Benz of Ontario
3787 East Guasti Road
Ontario, CA, 91761 United States
Mercedes-Benz of Ontario 34.0657451, -117.5712687.