The certified pre-owned program from GMC is one of the favorites of third-party car listings brand, Autotrader. The company likes GMC's program because it offers an additional year of comprehensive coverage, along with six years or 100,000 miles of powertrain protection.
This month, GMC features a bigger benefit for shoppers choosing a certified pre-owned Acadia, Sierra or Terrain. The automaker is offering 0.9% interest for up to 36 months on all certified pre-owned versions of those models to qualified shoppers.
But the GMC offer is just one of the top certified pre-owned deals for May, according to third-party car listings brand Autotrader.
Autotrader says that the auto industry is entering a crucial sales stretch with Memorial Day weekend approaching. Dealers are working to land sales as consumers focus on getting a good deal on a car before the summer, Autotrader says. The company says that consumers can make less of a dent in their wallets by looking to certified pre-owned vehicles to acquire their dream car.
“Dealers and automakers will be rolling out new incentives in May and trying to get the attention of car shoppers with Memorial Day weekend promotions,” Autotrader executive editor Brian Moody said in a news release. “Smart shoppers can get the most bang for their buck by checking out certified pre-owned programs. CPO vehicles offer perks similar to a new car, but at a lower price. Backed by a manufacturer’s warranty, buyers can save themselves the headache of unexpected repairs, so they can sit back, relax and enjoy the summer.”
Following are some of Autotrader editors’ best certified pre-owned deals to help shoppers find a vehicle this month.
Autotrader calls Jaguar’s certified pre-owned program “one of the best in the industry” The program offers seven years or 100,000 miles of comprehensive coverage from the original sale date. Through the end of May, qualified shoppers interested can get the following deals on an F-Pace with that certified pre-owned warranty: Qualified shoppers looking to finance a certified pre-owned F-Pace over 24 months can get 0.9% interest. For a 36-month term, they can get 3.9% interest.
Autotrader says buyers can get comprehensive coverage for up to six years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date for Lincoln’s certified pre-owned program. The best deal for May is for certified pre-owned versions of Lincoln’s high-end Black Label models. For those units, the brand is offering 2.9% interest for 72 months. For all other certified pre-owned models, Lincoln buyers can get 4.49% interest for up to 66 months.
Mazda's certified pre-owned buyers can get two warranties: Those include powertrain coverage for up to seven years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date, along with comprehensive coverage for an extra year or 12,000 miles. For May, Mazda is also offering what Autotrader is calling “an excellent rate for a used car”: 1.49% interest for up to 36 months for qualified shoppers on all certified pre-owned vehicles.
As for Mercedes-Benz, its certified pre-owned program features comprehensive coverage for up to one year with no mileage limit. If they desire, shoppers can extend that coverage for additional years. Mercedes qualified shoppers can get 1.99% interest for up to 36 months on most certified pre-owned vehicles through the end of the month, including the CLA, C-Class, GLA, E-Class, GLC, and the GLE.
Subaru offers a powertrain warranty that covers vehicles for up to 7 years or 100,000 miles from their original sale date for its certified pre-owned program. Autotrader says the automaker is offering “an excellent incentive” in May to make its certified pre-owned program more appealing: 1.99% interest on all certified pre-owned models for up to 36 months to qualified shoppers. Autotrader calls that “a good deal for a used vehicle.”
Regarding Toyota, the automaker is offering two warranties for its certified pre-owned program. One offers powertrain coverage for up to seven years or 100,000 miles from the original sale date. The other features an additional year of comprehensive coverage. Toyota is adding another benefit to qualified shoppers for its CPO program through the end of May: interest rates from 3.9 percent for 36 months on certified pre-owned Camry and RAV4 models.
Moving over to Volkswagen, that automaker’s certified pre-owned program includes several coverage lengths depending on the current age of the vehicle. However, all of them feature some additional coverage beyond the factory warranty. Qualified buyers looking at Volkswagen’s certified pre-owned program in May can get an even better deal than more warranty coverage, according to Autotrader: 3.99% interest for up to 60 months. Autotrader calls that “a good rate over a desirable long term for a used car.”
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