What Is Jeep Certified Pre-Owned?

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Used-car shopping can be a challenge, with uncertainty revolving around a vehicle’s reliability and condition. Shoppers might want to consider a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle. CPO vehicles are limited in terms of mileage and age, and often include a warranty to help bring peace of mind to used-car shoppers.

CPO programs are common among automakers. If you’re after an affordable and reliable SUV or crossover, it may make sense to check out Jeep’s CPO program. It is divided into two categories: Jeep Certified Pre-Owned and Jeep CPO Go. Here are the key details for both.

Jeep Certified Pre-Owned

Vehicles eligible for the Jeep Certified Pre-Owned program have fewer than 75,000 miles and are less than 5 years old. Furthermore, these vehicles have to pass a 125-point inspection and include a CarFax vehicle history report.

Purchasing one of Jeep’s CPO vehicles comes with a few benefits that can lead to a smooth ownership experience. All models come with a three-month/3,000-mile Maximum Care Warranty plan, which covers more than 5,000 components and starts on the CPO vehicle’s purchase date, or after the factory three-year/36,000-mile basic new vehicle warranty expires. Furthermore, Jeep’s CPO vehicles include a seven-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty, which covers all powertrain-related items such as the transmission, engine, and driveline. This coverage starts from the vehicle’s original sale date as a new car.

One last note to mention about the Jeep Certified Pre-Owned program is that owners can upgrade their coverage with several upgraded plans.

Jeep CPO Go

Another choice for used-car shoppers seeking assurance is the Jeep CPO Go program. This has slightly looser eligibility requirements, with vehicles ranging from 6 to 10 years old and with between 75,001 and 120,000 miles on the odometer. This program also features a 125-point inspection, as well as a CarFax vehicle history report.

The CPO Go program includes the same three-month/3,000-mile Maximum Care Coverage as the regular CPO program, which starts on the date of purchase or at the expiration of the original three-year/36,000 basic new vehicle warranty.

Similarities and Differences

The major differences between these two programs involve the age and mileage of the vehicles, as well as the coverage. The standard CPO program has newer vehicles with fewer miles than the CPO Go Program.

However, there are many similarities between the two programs. Both CPO and CPO Go buyers get the three-month/3,000-mile maximum care coverage, as well as the same roadside assistance and towing support. That means buyers get a car rental allowance (for up to five days), up to $100 towing reimbursement, and up to $100 towards roadside assistance for things like fixing a flat tire, jump-starting a battery, or for fuel delivery.

Additionally, the CarFax that comes with both programs includes a Buyback Guarantee, which lasts for one year and is designed to protect buyers from purchasing a used car previously identified by a DMV as being flood-damaged, junked or otherwise unsuitable for an ordinary sale.

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Sami Haj-Assaad
Sami Haj-Assaad is an award-winning automotive journalist who has contributed to several automotive, electric vehicle, luxury lifestyle, and technology publications. His work isn't just limited to the written word, as he's also hosted YouTube videos and podcasts. Having grown up in the '90s, he has a strong sense of attachment to that era's style, though he also loves to geek out about the modern, futuristic tech and powertrains rolling out today.