Certified Pre-Owned and Used Vehicle Differences


If you're thinking of purchasing a used vehicle, you'll also need to decide between a traditional used and a Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicle. Both options offer excellent affordability compared to new inventory, but one has a slightly higher sticker price accompanied by increased peace-of-mind measures. Keep reading to learn more about different used cars and the benefits to Acura Precision Certified vehicles.


Acura Precision Certified:

• 2016 - 2021 model years.

• More than 12 months or 12,000 miles from their original in-service date.

• No more than 80,000 miles.

Proctor Used Cars:

• Any age / model year.

• Any mileage (typically under 110k).


Acura Precision Certified:

• 182-point inspection.

• No major accident history.

• Refurbished to fully meet Acura standards.

Proctor Used Cars:

• Undergo multi-point inspection to ensure safety.

• Refurbished to varying degrees including: lube, oil and filter, wiper blades, tire alignment.

• CarFax history included.

• No history of frame damage or air bag deployment.


Acura Precision Certified:

• Acura can only certify used Acuras (not other makes) as Certified Pre-Owned.

• Can not have any non-manufacturer accessories or modifications.

Proctor Used Cars:

• We sell used vehicles made by a large variety of manufacturers, not just Acura! We can only certify Acuras, but still have great quality used cars by other makers.


Acura Precision Certified:

• Manufacturer backed powertrain warranty.

• Manufacturer backed limited non-powertrain warranty.

• Other manufacturer based perks / benefits.

Proctor Used Cars:

• Most of our used vehicles come with a dealer-backed 3 month / 3,000 mile limited warranty at no charge.

Watch to learn more about Acura’s Certified Pre-Owned process and vehicles:

Why do Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) vehicles cost more 

than traditional used vehicles ?


• Stringent manufacturer mandated requirements to qualify as Acura Precision Certified, including: Less than 6 years old, less than 80,000 miles, accident free, must pass 182- point inspection.

• Vehicles are refurbished to meet Acura’s criteria for Certified Vehicles.


• Certified Pre-Owned vehicles come with warranties backed by the manufacturer. Traditional used cars rarely have warranties, and if they do, it will be issued through the dealer or a third party.

• Certified Pre-Owned vehicles can redeem the benefits of their warranty at any authorized dealer, not just the dealer they purchased from. This is ideal if you travel or move.

• Can include extra technology, safety, and service perks from the manufacturer in the purchase price.


• Since the manufacturer has such extensive requirements for a vehicle to be certified, the manufacturer can offer very appealing financing (auto loan) options on CPOs that most used cars are not eligible for.

• Certified Pre-Owned vehicles may be found with financing incentives (low APR’s, flexible loan lengths) similar to those found on new car deals.

• Acura Precision Certified Vehicles have no deductible on warranty related service visits.

What warranties and benefits come with an Acura
Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Vehicle?

Powertrain Coverage

• Acura Precision Certified: 7 years (from original in-service date) / 100,000 miles (based on odometer)

Non-Powertrain Coverage

• Acura Precision Certified: 7 years (from original in-service date) / 100,000 miles (based on odometer)

Non-Powertrain Limited Coverage Includes:

• Fuel System

• Suspension

• Steering

• Brakes

• Electrical

• Sensors

• Batteries

• Air Conditioning

• Cooling & Heating

• Bulbs

• Audio & Navigation

• Window Regulators

• Safety Restraint System

• Fluids

• Lubricants

• Door & Hood Hinges

*From the original in-service date of the vehicle.
** Based on odometer miles.

Learn more about warranty coverages, deductibles, and terms:


Other Benefits

Acura Precision Certified:

• Three month subscription to SiriusXM Radio

• One or more 3-month AcuraLink trial-subscription packages for eligible vehicles

• Trip Interruption Expense Reimbursement while Non-Powertrain Coverage Limited Warranty is in effect.

• First scheduled maintenance is free. That includes an oil change and more. (NSX excluded)

• Includes Acura Roadside Assistance.

• Includes Acura Concierge Service.


Scheduled Maintenance

Acura Roadside Assistance