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.

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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, MSRP $ 42745.00, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Convenience Package, Lumbar Support, Panoramic Moonroof. Alpine White 2021 BMW 2 Series 228i AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder 23/33 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
ACTIVE SERVICE LOANER, PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT, This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, MSRP $ 42545.00, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Convenience Package, Lumbar Support, Panoramic Moonroof. Black Sapphire Metallic 2021 BMW 2 Series 228i AWD 8-Speed Automatic 2.0L 4-Cylinder Odometer is 1084 miles below market average! 23/33 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
ACTIVE SERVICE LOANER, PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT, This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, MSRP $ 44445.00, Auto-Dimming Interior & Exterior Mirrors, Auto-Dimming Rear-View Mirror, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Lumbar Support, Navigation, Panoramic Moonroof, Power-Folding Mirrors, Premium Package, Universal Garage-Door Opener. Black Sapphire Metallic 2021 BMW X2 xDrive28i AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TwinPower Turbo 24/31 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! ACTIVE SERVICE LOANER, PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT, This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, MSRP $ 50545.00, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Ambient Lighting, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Driving Assistance Package, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Live Cockpit Pro w/Navi, Lumbar Support, Park Distance Control, Premium Package. Mineral White Metallic 2021 BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Turbocharged 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! This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, Premium Package, MSRP $ 50345.00, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Driving Assistant, Driving Assistance Package, Park Distance Control. Alpine White 2021 BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Turbocharged 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! This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, Premium Package, MSRP $62,335.00, Active Park Distance Control, Drive Recorder, Parking Assistance Package, Parking Assistant Plus, Rear-View Camera, Surround View w/3D View. Black Sapphire 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
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! ACTIVE SERVICE LOANER, PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT, This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, MSRP $ 62335.00, Active Park Distance Control, Drive Recorder, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth (ZEB), Gesture Control, harman/kardon Surround Sound System, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Parking Assistance Package, Parking Assistant Plus, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, Rear-View Camera, Remote Engine Start, Surround View w/3D View, Wireless Charging. Black Sapphire Metallic 2021 BMW 5 Series 530i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder Odometer is 837 miles below market average! 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
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! ACTIVE SERVICE LOANER, PLEASE CALL FOR APPOINTMENT, This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, MSRP $ 62335.00, Active Park Distance Control, Drive Recorder, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth (ZEB), Gesture Control, harman/kardon Surround Sound System, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Parking Assistance Package, Parking Assistant Plus, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, Rear-View Camera, Remote Engine Start, Surround View w/3D View, Wireless Charging. Dark Graphite 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
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! This was a new car that was enrolled in our Service Loaner Fleet, qualifies for all new car rebates, Original MSRP $64,185, Active Park Distance Control, Aerodynamic Kit, Drive Recorder, Enhanced USB & Bluetooth (ZEB), Gesture Control, harman/kardon Surround Sound System, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, M Sport Package, M Sport Pkg, M Sport Suspension, M Steering Wheel, Parking Assistance Package, Parking Assistant Plus, Power Tailgate, Premium Package, Rear-View Camera, Remote Engine Start, Shadowline Exterior Trim, Surround View w/3D View, Variable Sport Steering, Wheels: 19" x 8" M Y-Spoke Bicolor Jet Black, Wireless Charging, Without Lines Designation Outside. Black Sapphire 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.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! One Owner with a Clean Vehicle History, 3.55 Axle Ratio, 4.2" Center-Stack Screen, 5th Wheel/Gooseneck Hitch Prep Package, Chrome Front Bumper, Chrome Rear Step Bumper, GVWR: 14,000 lb Payload Package, Order Code 620A, Perimeter Alarm, Power Equipment Group, Power Front & Rear Seat Windows, Power Locks, Power Tailgate Lock, Radio: AM/FM Stereo/Single-CD/MP3 Player, Remote Keyless Entry, Steering Wheel-Mounted Cruise Control, Trailer Tow Mirrors w/Power Heated Glass, XL Value Package. Oxford White 2017 Ford F-350SD XL DRW 4WD TorqShift 6-Speed Automatic Power Stroke 6.7L V8 DI 32V OHV Turbodiesel Odometer is 52822 miles below market average! Awards: * 2017 KBB.com 10 Most Awarded Brands * 2017 KBB.com Brand Image Awards Reviews: * Turbodiesel V8 generates immense power and torque; stronger frame and suspension enable increased payload and tow ratings; aluminum body reduces overall weight and improves efficiency; spacious new cabs offer many convenience and technology options. Source: Edmunds 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.

**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.


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