Certified Pre-Owned vs. Used: What is the difference in Tinley Park, IL?

Certified pre-owned vehicles and used vehicles both have their merits and drawbacks. Depending on your automotive needs, one option may be better suited to your lifestyle than the other. That’s why the product specialists at Orland Toyota in Tinley Park, IL have put together this comprehensive review of the differences between certified and used Toyotas.

CPO vs Pre-Owned Cars Review in Tinley Park, IL


Certified Pre-Owned vs. Used: Reliability

Toyota vehicles are known for their reliability. While used vehicles are inspected, they do not undergo the rigorous certification process that certified pre-owned vehicles do. CPO models must pass a 160-point quality assurance inspection and are reconditioned to Toyota’s exacting standards by Toyota factory-trained technicians. They also include a free CARFAX® vehicle history report. If you choose a used Toyota car, crossover, or SUV, be sure to have an independent mechanic inspect the vehicle before signing on the dotted line.

CarFax report for CPO & Pre-Owned Cars in Tinley Park, IL

Certified Pre-Owned vs. Used: Pricing

While choosing a CPO Toyota vehicle can get you a like-new model for hundreds or even thousands off the MSRP, you’ll still pay significantly more than a used vehicle because of the included manufacturer’s warranty and low mileage. You can get a used model at a drastically reduced price depending on how old the vehicle is and how many miles it has on the odometer. That’s why a used vehicle is a great option to consider for drivers on a budget.

Certified Pre-Owned vs. Used: Warranties

The main difference between certified pre-owned models and used vehicles is their warranties. A used Toyota vehicle that is older than six years or has more than 85,000 miles on the odometer does not qualify for the manufacturer’s warranty; therefore you’ll be responsible for any repairs or replacement parts needed. With a certified Toyota car, SUV, or minivan, you’ll enjoy the Toyota Certified Used Vehicle Warranty, which is an extension of the vehicle’s original factory warranty. This includes:

  • 12 month/12,000-mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty which covers any repair or replacement of components which fail under normal use due to a defect in materials or workmanship
  • 7 year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty that covers major engine, transmission components and all internally lubricated parts
  • 8 year/1000,000-mile Factory Hybrid Vehicle Battery Warranty (only available on hybrid models) covers hybrid-related components
  • 1 year of Roadside Assistance which covers most services, including flat tires, lockout service, jump starts, towing, and fuel delivery

Schedule Test Drive in Tinley Park, IL

Whether you decide to go with a certified pre-owned model or a used vehicle, Orland Toyota has a vast selection of cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans for you to choose from. Check out our certified pre-owned and used inventory to find a model that fits your budget and lifestyle, and then take it for a spin at our Toyota dealership in Tinley Park, IL. To schedule your test drive appointment, use our scheduling form.

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