What Is Genesis Certified Pre-Owned?

Extra protections and services for recently used luxury sedans from the Korean brand.

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Some car buyers are understandably wary of used luxury vehicles, fearing their reputation for being finicky and expensive to fix. That’s where Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) programs step in, taking much of the worry out of buying an upscale used car by extending new car warranties, providing detailed inspection reports, and dangling additional benefits that make buying used just as seamless as buying new.

CPO programs typically emphasize the value of their warranty protections, but there are other details that separate one brand's coverage from another's. Here’s a look at the CPO benefits offered by the Korean luxury brand Genesis.

Which Vehicles Are Eligible?

The Genesis CPO program currently includes only three models: the G70, G80, and G90 sedans. Recently introduced SUVs such as the GV60 EV, the GV70, and the GV80 aren't yet eligible for Genesis CPO.

Every Genesis model that's 6 years old or newer is eligible to be sold as CPO as long as the vehicle shows fewer than 60,000 miles on its odometer. To qualify, however, a vehicle must pass a full 191-point inspection by certified Genesis technicians. For further peace of mind, Genesis provides a Carfax history report for each CPO vehicle, which lists any past repair work or insurance claims associated with the car.

What Does the Warranty Cover?

When a Genesis vehicle is sold second-hand but not CPO, it retains coverage under its original comprehensive warranty (which lasts for five years or 60,000 miles), but the original 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't transfer to the new owner, which is somewhat uncommon for both luxury and non-luxury brands that usually have this coverage.

In contrast, the Genesis CPO program extends the comprehensive warranty to six years/75,000 miles (from the original in-service date), and preserves the original 10-year, 100,000-mile powertrain warranty. This benefit alone is likely to push most used Genesis buyers toward CPO models.

Extra Benefits of Genesis CPO

On top of its warranty protections, the Genesis CPO program adds 10 years of roadside assistance (which covers services such as jump starts, flat tire changes, and gas delivery). There's no mileage limit on the roadside assistance benefit, which is complemented by $100 a day in travel reimbursement (up to $500 per incident) should you run into difficulty with your vehicle more than 150 miles from home.

Genesis also throws in three years of Genesis Connected Services, a suite of digital safety and convenience features that include vehicle health and maintenance reports, collision notification and SOS features that can be used in emergencies, remote starting and unlocking, and navigation enhancements.

If those benefits aren’t enticing enough, buyers can add even more extras, such as pre-paid maintenance and Guarantee Asset Protection (GAP) insurance, to Genesis CPO vehicles at the time of purchase.

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Benjamin Hunting
Benjamin Hunting is a writer and podcast host who contributes to a number of newspapers, automotive magazines, and online publications. More than a decade into his career, he enjoys keeping the shiny side up during track days and always has one too many classic vehicle projects partially disassembled in his garage at any given time. Remember, if it's not leaking, it's probably empty.