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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Local Trade, Rear View Camera, Navigation/GPS/NAVI, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather. White 2019 Acura RDX Technology Package FWD 10-Speed Automatic 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. The Suntrup family have been servicing and selling cars since 1957 for the St Louis area.The Suntrup Automotive Group is active in its communities and believes in giving back. Today Suntrup Automotive Group has nine brands, eleven locations, thousands of cars and is every bit committed to providing excellent customer service in every aspect of the business. There's never been a better time to stop in our dealership at 6263 S Lindbergh Blvd St Louis, Missouri, 63123. Proudly serving drivers from Ballwin, Affton and Kirkwood. We're very much looking forward to it.Disclaimer: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price. 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 314-894-2311 or by visiting us at the dealership. See description for further details. 2.0L 16V DOHC 22/28 City/Highway MPG Awards: * 2019 KBB.com Brand Image Awards For more information, visit www.kbb.com. Kelley Blue Book is a registered trademark of Kelley Blue Book Co., Inc.
 
Local Trade, Navigation/GPS/NAVI, Sunroof/Moonroof, Leather. Red Quartz Tintcoat 2019 GMC Acadia Denali AWD 6-Speed Automatic 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. The Suntrup family have been servicing and selling cars since 1957 for the St Louis area.The Suntrup Automotive Group is active in its communities and believes in giving back. Today Suntrup Automotive Group has nine brands, eleven locations, thousands of cars and is every bit committed to providing excellent customer service in every aspect of the business. There's never been a better time to stop in our dealership at 6263 S Lindbergh Blvd St Louis, Missouri, 63123. Proudly serving drivers from Ballwin, Affton and Kirkwood. We're very much looking forward to it.Disclaimer: Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. Excludes options; taxes; title; registration; delivery, processing and handling fee; dealer charges. Dealer sets actual selling price. 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 314-894-2311 or by visiting us at the dealership. See description for further details. 3.6L V6 SIDI
 
Onyx Black 2017 GMC Sierra 1500 SLT 4WD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 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. The Suntrup family have been servicing and selling cars since 1957 for the St Louis area.The Suntrup Automotive Group is active in its communities and believes in giving back. Today Suntrup Automotive Group has nine brands, eleven locations, thousands of cars and is every bit committed to providing excellent customer service in every aspect of the business. There's never been a better time to drop on by at our dealership here in 5926 So Lindbergh Blvd St Louis, Missouri, proudly serving drivers from Ballwin, Affton and Kirkwood. We're very much looking forward to it. EcoTec3 5.3L V8 Awards: * 2017 KBB.com Brand Image Awards Reviews: * Strong combination of fuel economy and power; comfortable, quiet cabin; compliant ride quality makes it suitable for daily use; many available configurations and trims Source: Edmunds
 
Check out our "VEHICLE DYNAMIC PRICING" Many of our prices have been severely reduced! Take advantage of the best "Buyer's Market" in history. Bluetooth, Heated Seats, Blind Spot Monitor, Clean Vehicle History, Keyless Entry, Leather, Home of the Lifetime powertrain loyalty program!, Local Trade, One Owner, Rear View Camera, Remote Start. Certified. Magnetic Black Metallic 2019 Nissan Titan PRO-4X 4WD 7-Speed Automatic The Suntrup Pre-Owned Super Center is the "Home of the Lifetime Powertrain loyalty program.&Quot; 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. Nissan Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Transferable Warranty * Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Vehicle History * Roadside Assistance * Warranty Deductible: $100 * 167 Point Inspection * Includes Car Rental and Trip Interruption Reimbursement. 3 month SiriusXM trial subscription. 5.6L V8 Odometer is 10378 miles below market average!
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
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Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! White Metallic 2022 BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V Turbocharged Odometer is 2285 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.
 
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BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Alpine White 2022 BMW 2 Series M235i xDrive AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 2.0L 4-Cylinder 23/32 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! Alpine White 2022 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.
 
Check out our "VEHICLE DYNAMIC PRICING" Many of our prices have been severely reduced! Take advantage of the best "Buyer's Market" in history. Clean Vehicle History, Home of the Lifetime powertrain loyalty program!, One Owner, AWD, Entertainment system, Navigation System, Power Liftgate, Power moonroof. Certified. Gun Metallic 2019 Nissan Armada Platinum AWD 7-Speed Automatic The Suntrup Pre-Owned Super Center is the "Home of the Lifetime Powertrain loyalty program.&Quot; 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. Nissan Certified Pre-Owned Details: * 167 Point Inspection * Warranty Deductible: $100 * Roadside Assistance * Limited Warranty: 84 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * Includes Car Rental and Trip Interruption Reimbursement. 3 month SiriusXM trial subscription. * Transferable Warranty * Vehicle History 5.6L V8 DOHC 32V Endurance Odometer is 1247 miles below market average! Awards: * 2019 KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own Awards
 
Location
BMW of West St. Louis
14417 Manchester Road
Manchester, MO 63011
866-932-6007
Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! Remote Control Parking, Original MSRP $114,595, Lifetime Powertrain Protection, Active Blind Spot Detection, Active Cruise Control w/Stop & Go, Active Driving Assistant, Active Driving Assistant Plus, Active Lane Keeping Assistant, Aerodynamic Kit, Anthracite Headliner, Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System, Ceramic Controls, Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Driver Assistance Package, Driver Assistance Plus Package, Executive Package, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Fineline Black Wood Trim, Front Massaging Seats, Front Ventilated Seats, Frontal Collision Warning, Heads-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Instrument Panel w/Nappa Leather Finish, M Sport Package, M Sport Package (337), Navigation System, Parking Assistance Package, Parking Assistant, Power moonroof, Power Rear Sunshade & Rear Side Window Shades, Shadowline Exterior Trim, Speed Limit Info, Surround View Cameras, Traffic Jam Assistant, Without Lines Designation Outside. Black Sapphire Metallic 2018 BMW 7 Series 750i RWD 8-Speed Automatic 4.4L V8 32V Twin Turbocharged Odometer is 4833 miles below market average! 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 $98,895, Active Driving Assistant Pro, Active Park Distance Control, Connected Package Pro, Drive Recorder, Driving Assistance Professional Package, Executive Package, Extended Traffic Jam Assistant, Gesture Control, Glass Controls, harman/kardon Surround Sound System, Head-Up Display, Heated Front Seats, Icon Adaptive LED Headlights w/Laserlight, Navigation System, Panoramic Sky Lounge LED Roof, Parking Assistance Package, Parking Assistant Plus, Power Liftgate, Rear Manual Side Window Shades, Rear-View Camera, Surround View w/3D View, Wireless Charging. Carbon Black Metallic 2021 BMW X6 M50i AWD 8-Speed Automatic Sport 4.4L V8 32V Odometer is 8706 miles below market average! Awards: * JD Power Initial Quality Study (IQS) * JD Power Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study, Initial Quality Study (IQS) 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. Doc Fee: $389.00

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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. Doc 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.


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