What is the Difference Between Used and Certified Pre-Owned?

February 28th, 2019 by

Used car with price on the windshield

If you’re wondering what the difference is between CPO vs. used vehicles, you’re not alone. Technically both categories of vehicles fall under “used,” however, there are important distinctions between used and certified pre-owned that drivers in the St. Louis area will want to be aware of before shopping for their next car, truck, or SUV.

What to Know About Buying a Used Car

Used vehicles are vehicles that have been previously driven by other owners. They vary in terms of the model year, mileage, and the number of previous owners. Because of this, they’re priced at a lower cost than new vehicles and certified pre-owned vehicles. In fact, at your local St. Louis dealership, you’ll find a great selection of used cars under $10,000 for sale. Because these vehicles aren’t new, you don’t have to worry about depreciation.

While a car with 100,000 miles or more may seem like a risk, the truth is that some vehicles can last for hundreds of thousands of miles with routine maintenance and care. Even so, remember:

  • Thoroughly inspect any used vehicle you’re considering and take it for a test drive before making an offer.
  • Discuss any issues in terms of vehicle condition or performance that arise, to ensure the vehicle is fit for your needs and safe to drive.
  • Some cars and SUVs can last more than 200,000 miles with proper care and maintenance.

Whether you’re looking for a used diesel truck or a used Volkswagen, you can check out our pre-owned inventory to explore our pre-owned and certified pre-owned vehicles at Suntrup Automotive Group.

What to Know About Buying a CPO Car

Certified pre-owned vehicles are part of a CPO program that has certain requirements that must be met. These requirements generally include:

  • Model year is within five years of the current model year
  • Generally, less than 80,000 miles and sometimes up to 100,000 miles
  • A multi-point inspection
  • Offered with extended warranties and/or limited powertrain warranties

Certified used cars are typically newer models with less mileage. They’re priced higher than used cars, but they’re still more affordable than a new car. If you’re looking for more updated features and the reassurance of warranty coverage on your Kirkwood or Manchester commutes, then you might want to consider buying a certified pre-owned vehicle. Note that with both options, you’ll still be required to pay for liability insurance and other forms of coverage.

Shop for Pre-Owned Vehicles at Suntrup Automotive Group

Now that we’ve answered, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned,” it’s time to explore our used vehicle specials to get a great deal on the used car, truck, or SUV that you want today. Please contact us to schedule a test drive at the Suntrup Automotive Group dealership near you. Whether you need a pre-owned Hyundai or Volkswagen, you can find what you need at Suntrup Automotive Group for a great price.

Suntrup Automotive Group Used Vehicle Specials

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Suntrup Nissan
6000 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63123
Bluetooth, Clean Vehicle History, Keyless Entry, Home of the Lifetime powertrain loyalty program!, One Owner, Rear View Camera, Service Loaner Please Call for Appointment, Blind Spot Warning, NissanConnect featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Rear Parking Sensors. Certified. Gun Metallic 2021 Nissan Rogue S FWD CVT with Xtronic The Suntrup Pre-Owned Super Center is the "Home of the Lifetime Powertrain loyalty program." With a dedicated facility and staff, here to cater to all your pre-owned needs, we are able to buy and sell cars from all over the metro area. Whether we are in your backyard or you have to cross a river to get to us - as a Women's Choice Award Winner, Dealerrater Dealer of the Year, Google reviewed or Better Business Bureau A+ rated - you can be sure that our expansive inventory, superior customer service, and "no haggle" upfront pricing guarantee this will be the best buying experience of your life! We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. For VW CPO or Nissan CPO: *Advertised price requires financing with Volkswagen Credit Inc. Or NMAC. Payments with cash, cash equivalents, outside financing, or special APR, please add $1000 for VW or Nissan Certification. 2.5L I4 DOHC 16V 27/35 City/Highway MPG
 
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Suntrup Volkswagen
6014 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63123
Bluetooth, Home of the Lifetime powertrain loyalty program!, Rear View Camera. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Satin Steel Metallic 2020 Chevrolet Traverse LS FWD 9-Speed Automatic The Suntrup Pre-Owned Super Center is the "Home of the Lifetime Powertrain loyalty program." With a dedicated facility and staff, here to cater to all your pre-owned needs, we are able to buy and sell cars from all over the metro area. Whether we are in your backyard or you have to cross a river to get to us - as a Women's Choice Award Winner, Dealerrater Dealer of the Year, Google reviewed or Better Business Bureau A+ rated - you can be sure that our expansive inventory, superior customer service, and "no haggle" upfront pricing guarantee this will be the best buying experience of your life! We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. For VW CPO or Nissan CPO: *Advertised price requires financing with Volkswagen Credit Inc. Or NMAC. Payments with cash, cash equivalents, outside financing, or special APR, please add $1000 for VW or Nissan Certification. 3.6L V6 SIDI VVT Odometer is 10791 miles below market average! 18/27 City/Highway MPG
 
Location
Suntrup Nissan
6000 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63123
Clean Vehicle History, Home of the Lifetime powertrain loyalty program!, AWD, Blind Spot Warning, LED Headlights, Navigation System, Power Liftgate, Power Panoramic Moonroof, Premium Package. Certified. Magnetic Black Pearl 2020 Nissan Rogue SL AWD CVT with Xtronic The Suntrup Pre-Owned Super Center is the "Home of the Lifetime Powertrain loyalty program." With a dedicated facility and staff, here to cater to all your pre-owned needs, we are able to buy and sell cars from all over the metro area. Whether we are in your backyard or you have to cross a river to get to us - as a Women's Choice Award Winner, Dealerrater Dealer of the Year, Google reviewed or Better Business Bureau A+ rated - you can be sure that our expansive inventory, superior customer service, and "no haggle" upfront pricing guarantee this will be the best buying experience of your life! We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. For VW CPO or Nissan CPO: *Advertised price requires financing with Volkswagen Credit Inc. Or NMAC. Payments with cash, cash equivalents, outside financing, or special APR, please add $1000 for VW or Nissan Certification. 2.5L I4 DOHC 16V Odometer is 8344 miles below market average! 25/32 City/Highway MPG
 
Location
Suntrup Nissan
6000 S Lindbergh Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63123
Home of the Lifetime powertrain loyalty program!, XC60 T5 Momentum, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Auto High-beam Headlights, Heated Front Seats, Heated Front Seats & Heated Steering Wheel, Heated Steering Wheel, Power Liftgate, Power moonroof. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Bright Silver Metallic 2020 Volvo XC60 T5 Momentum FWD Automatic with Geartronic The Suntrup Pre-Owned Super Center is the "Home of the Lifetime Powertrain loyalty program." With a dedicated facility and staff, here to cater to all your pre-owned needs, we are able to buy and sell cars from all over the metro area. Whether we are in your backyard or you have to cross a river to get to us - as a Women's Choice Award Winner, Dealerrater Dealer of the Year, Google reviewed or Better Business Bureau A+ rated - you can be sure that our expansive inventory, superior customer service, and "no haggle" upfront pricing guarantee this will be the best buying experience of your life! We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. For VW CPO or Nissan CPO: *Advertised price requires financing with Volkswagen Credit Inc. Or NMAC. Payments with cash, cash equivalents, outside financing, or special APR, please add $1000 for VW or Nissan Certification. I4 22/29 City/Highway MPG
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Original MSRP: $42,945.00. Melbourne Red Metallic 2022 BMW 2 Series 228i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder 23/33 City/Highway MPG Awards: * ALG Residual Value Awards, Residual Value Awards Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
Location
BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Original MSRP: $48,660.00. Mineral White Metallic 2022 BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Turbocharged Odometer is 4878 miles below market average! 25/34 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
Location
BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Clean Vehicle History, Backed by our Lifetime Powertrain Protection, BEST VALUE WITHIN 300 MILES! Schedule a test drive today!, Original MSRP: $60,935.00, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth (ZEB), Gesture Control, harman/kardon Surround Sound System, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, Remote Engine Start, Wireless Charging. Glacier Silver Metallic 2021 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder 23/32 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
Location
BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Original MSRP: $107,495.00. Black Sapphire Metallic 2022 BMW 7 Series 740i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic 3.0L I6 DOHC 24V TwinPower Turbo 20/27 City/Highway MPG Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
Location
BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
BMW CPO
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! 3.99% APR!!!! up to 36 months, Clean Vehicle History, BMW Unlimited Mile Warranty until 6/30/2026, Original MSRP: $106,995.00, Equipped with Remote Engine Start just in time for Winter! Schedule a test drive today!, Fineline Black Wood Trim, Gesture Control, harman/kardon Surround Sound System, Heads-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Armrests & Steering Wheel, M Sport Package, M Sport Package (337), M Steering Wheel, Navigation System, Shadowline Exterior Trim, Wheels: 19" x 8.5" M Double-Spoke Style 647M, Without Lines Designation Outside. Certified. Black Sapphire Metallic 2022 BMW 7 Series 750i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic 4.4L V8 32V Twin Turbocharged Odometer is 2688 miles below market average! BMW Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Vehicle History * 1 year/Unlimited miles beginning after new car warranty expires. 6-yrs Roadside Assistance. SiriusXM Satellite Radio 3-mos free * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Transferable Warranty * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/Unlimited Mile * Multipoint Point Inspection * Roadside Assistance Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 
Location
BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
BMW CPO
Clean Vehicle History, Backed by our Lifetime Powertrain Protection, 3.99% APR!!!! up to 36 months, ENJOY THIS PRACTICALLY NEW CAR FOR A USED CAR PRICE!, Original MSRP: $98,905.00, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Active Park Distance Control, Comfort Seating Package, Drive Recorder, Driving Assistance Package, Front Ventilated Seats, Heated Front Seats, Armrests & Steering Wheel, Heated steering wheel, Moonlight Black SoftTop, Neck Warmer, Parking Assistant Plus, Rear-View Camera, Surround View w/3D View, Wireless Charging. Certified. Black Sapphire Metallic 2022 BMW 8 Series 840i RWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 3.0L I6 DOHC 24V TwinPower Turbo 22/29 City/Highway MPG BMW Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Transferable Warranty * 1 year/Unlimited miles beginning after new car warranty expires. 6-yrs Roadside Assistance. SiriusXM Satellite Radio 3-mos free * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/Unlimited Mile * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Roadside Assistance * Vehicle History * Multipoint Point Inspection Whether you are interested in learning more about our team or are ready to begin shopping with us, we invite you to visit our showroom today. Conveniently located on Manchester Road just west of Hwy 141 in Manchester, MO, our team looks forward to helping you experience new levels of affordable luxury. *See dealer for details. **Note: We utilize Market Based Pricing for all pre-owned vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market based on mileage, equipment, and features. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours. All sale prices and discounts listed above, include all available factory incentives, discounts and rebates. Special rates must finance through BMW Financial. These are subject to change at any time.TIBBFX.
 

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New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at or by visiting us at the dealership. Admin Fee: $389.00

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 5.9% interest and 20% downpayment.

We utilize Market Based Pricing for all new vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours.

All prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.

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We utilize Market Based Pricing for all new vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours.
All prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.

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Disclaimer:

New vehicle pricing includes all offers and incentives. Tax, Title and Tags not included in vehicle prices shown and must be paid by the purchaser. While great effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this site, errors do occur so please verify information with a customer service rep. This is easily done by calling us at or by visiting us at the dealership. Admin Fee: $389.00

**With approved credit. Terms may vary. Monthly payments are only estimates derived from the vehicle price with a 72 month term, 5.9% interest and 20% downpayment.

We utilize Market Based Pricing for all new vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours.

All prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.

For Nissan specifically use this one:
We utilize Market Based Pricing for all new vehicles on our lot. This ensures you have the most competitive price in the market. Utilizing this approach, our prices may fluctuate during the day on our website and may not match what is currently on 3rd party sites as they only update every 24 hours.
All prices, specifications and availability are subject to change without notice.


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