Kia Motors is an automaker known for a number of things in the market today – stylish, affordable vehicles like the 2020 Kia Soul EX Designer Collection, futuristic technology like V-Touch by Kia at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show, and their Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Program. Haven’t heard of it? Why, it’s only one of the best programs for used vehicles on the market. Having been around for years and having recently extended their CPO program, Kia Motors has been recently named on Autotrader’s list of the “10 Best Non-Luxury CPO Programs”.
The name should be familiar to any car buyer in the market today. Autotrader is an online marketplace, that like many other websites out there, provides automotive consumers with research and information about vehicles in the market – new, used, and CPO – but they’re mainly known for helping drivers sell and buy used vehicles. When it comes to identifying the 10 Best Non-Luxury and 10 Best Luxury CPO programs, Autotrader focuses on what matters.
What Makes a BEST CPO Program?
Well, let’s see here…Autotrader’s list highlights the CPO programs car shoppers should consider when buying a pre-owned vehicle. When buying a used vehicle, consumers want a sense of security and feel like they’re making a good buy despite the age or wear of the vehicle. Kia Motors excels at this, offering consumers not only a certified pre-owned vehicle (CPO) that goes through a 164-point Quality Assurance inspection to ensure that the vehicle meets the conditions and standards for a CPO.
While reviewing CPO Programs, Autotrader focused on a series of factors, including powertrain warranty length, available inventory, bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage, and transferability to future vehicle owners. When it comes to the powertrain warranty, Autotrader focused on CPO Programs that offered a minimum of six years or 100,000 miles of coverage from the original sale date. Here’s where Kia Motors CPO vehicles stand out.
“Kia’s certified program has one big benefit: buyers get a 10 year / 100,000 mile total powertrain warranty1…Even those who might not plan to keep their CPO Kia that long still benefit as the program is transferable to the next buyer should your automotive needs change.” – Brian Moody, Autotrader, executive editor.
That’s right. After vehicles go through that 164-point inspection, conducted by certified Kia, Kia takes care of any required service, if applicable, and then offers the future consumer a 10-year /100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty and 12-month /12,000 mile-Platinum Coverage.* Oh, and Kia Motors has a few requirements before considering a vehicle as a CPO – Kia only accepts vehicles that are five years or newer with fewer than 60,000 miles on the odometer. Basically, before going through inspection, Kia Motors makes sure the vehicle is still a worthwhile purchase for the consumer. It’s what makes the Kia CPO Program so great, offering consumers their dream Kia at an affordable price with superb quality, and without the stress, risk, and uncertainty that typically arises when buying a used vehicle.