What Does Certified Pre-Owned Mean?

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Here at Sutton Ford, we’re commonly asked about CPO meaning. Put simply, CPO stands for “certified pre-owned.” So, what does certified pre-owned mean exactly? A certified pre-owned vehicle is a used vehicle that has met strict quality and condition standards that distinguish it from regular used vehicles. Explore the details of CPO meaning with this helpful guide from Sutton Ford!



CPO Meaning

Certified pre-owned vehicles are a win-win situation, combining the lower sticker price of a used vehicle with the high quality and condition of a new vehicle. For a car to be considered “certified pre-owned,” it must pass a series of rigorous tests set by the manufacturer. So, what does certified pre-owned mean when you’re browsing Ford models near Chicago? You might say Matteson shoppers are at an advantage when they opt for a certified pre-owned Ford.

Get More Security with Ford Blue Advantage

When you look through Sutton Ford’s certified pre-owned inventory, you’ll see vehicles labeled as either “Gold Certified” or “Blue Certified.” These certifications are part of Ford Blue Advantage, a CPO program that even the most discerning used car shoppers will appreciate. You can find the details of what each Ford Blue Advantage certification level entails below: 

Gold Certified Vehicles

  • Must pass rigorous 172-point inspection
  • Ford models up to six years old 
  • Less than 80,000 miles
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • 12-Month/12,000-Mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty
  • 7-Year/100,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty
  • 22,000 FordPass Rewards Points to use on maintenance services

Blue Certified Vehicles

  • Must pass rigorous 139-point inspection
  • Any make and model up to 10 years old
  • Less than 120,000 miles
  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • 90-Day/4,000-Mile Comprehensive Limited Warranty
  • 11,000 FordPass Rewards Points to use on maintenance services

Explore Our CPO Inventory at Sutton Ford

Have you found a model in our certified pre-owned inventory with your name on it? Don’t wait! Our models are going fast. Contact us today to get the ball rolling or have any questions about Ford Blue Advantage. We can’t wait to help you land your dream vehicle at a great price. You can even apply for financing before your visit to save time at the dealership!

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