What’s the Difference Between CPO and Used Vehicles?



For some people, buying a brand new car isn’t always an option, so they instead purchase a used or certified pre-owned vehicle. Are you wondering what the differences are between a CPO and used vehicle? These terms often get thrown around without much explanation, so Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago is here to answer all of your questions regarding these two types of car buying.

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What is a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle?

The biggest benefit of buying a certified pre-owned vehicle is the peace of mind you’ll get. Depending on the brand, CPO models are relatively new vehicles with low mileage. They’re also fully inspected by the dealership before they’re put up for sale. CPO Chevy models are excellent for drivers who seek a newer model but don’t want to pay for the new car cost.

Chevrolet certified pre-owned models offer a comprehensive range of benefits that get you a like-new model for less, including a vehicle with a clean title and a vehicle history report. Other benefits include:

  • 172-point inspection and reconditioning
  • CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program with two included maintenance visits
  • 6-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • 12-month/12,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty
  • Free vehicle history report
  • 3-month trial of OnStar® services
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio trial subscription

Check out the CPO model inventory for available Chevy models and trim packages.


What is a Used Vehicle?

When you purchase a used vehicle, you’re buying the vehicle as is. While a CPO model’s quality is guaranteed through warranties and inspections, a used vehicle is sold in its current condition. Before you buy a used vehicle, we recommend you research the type of vehicle that will best fit your budget and lifestyle. You should also request a vehicle history report of the vehicle and have it inspected to ensure it is running properly.

If you’re ready to move on in the used vehicle buying process, check out the pre-owned vehicle inventory for a great selection of Chevy models, and vehicles of different makes. We also have an under $10k inventory if you’re looking for even greater savings on a new-to-you vehicle.


Why Choose Mike Anderson Chevrolet of Chicago?

No matter what Chevy car, truck, or SUV you’re interested in, the team at our dealership in Chicago is ready to help you take home the model you deserve. We pride ourselves on exceptional customer service during each and every step of the purchasing process.

To get started on buying a CPO or used vehicle, fill out our online application and visit the finance center for more information. You can reach out to our team for more information on the CPO and used vehicle inventories by sending a message or calling (773) 465-2000.