Autotrader compiles top CPO deals for September


New vehicles from the 2018 and 2019 models are filling rows at franchised dealerships, but Autotrader spotted a half dozen financing offers that are making certified pre-owned vehicles stand tall at stores, too.

This week, Autotrader compiled a list of what experts believe are the best CPO deals going in September, noting a mix of both mainstream and high-line units.

“The comprehensive inspection process, incentives and warranties for certified pre-owned vehicles changes the game for how car shoppers should look for their next vehicle,” said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader.

“With cars less than a few years old back on the market, you could even end up with a certified pre-owned vehicle that’s part of the 2018 model year,” Moody said.

A 2018 model might fit some of the OEM campaigns, while others are geared to turning metal that might be coming off lease. Here are the details:


This month, BMW is offering excellent incentives on certified pre-owned i3 models to qualified buyers. Through the end of the month, BMW is touting 1.99-percent interest on all certified pre-owned 2015 and 2016 i3 models for up to 24 months.


Cadillac’s certified pre-owned program is even more alluring this month thanks to special incentives offered on the ATS entry-level luxury car, the Escalade SUV and the SRX crossover. Through Sept. 13, qualified shoppers who choose a CPO version of one of those models can get 2.9-percent interest for up to 36 months.


Through the end of September, Ford is touting low interest rates for qualified shoppers, boasting 1.9 percent interest for up to 36 months, 2.9 percent for up to 60 months or 3.9 percent for up to 72 months.


Through the end of September, Mercedes-Benz buyers can get 1.99 percent interest for up to 48 months on most CPO models, including the CLA, the C-Class, the E-Class, the GLK, the GLC and more.


Through the end of the month, qualified Nissan shoppers can get a certified pre-owned Altima or Rogue with 2.99 percent interest for up to 60 months.


Through the end of the month, qualified buyers interested in a certified pre-owned Subaru can get 1.99 percent interest for up to 36 months.

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