CPO vs. Used Vehicles – What Differentiates Them?

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When you’re looking for a pre-owned vehicle to tackle your Delray Beach commute, you’ll notice that there are two different options available – CPO vs. used. But, what is the difference between used and certified pre-owned? Technically, both options are pre-owned and have been previously driven by someone else. However, compare CPO vs. used, and you’ll often find that certified pre-owned vehicles come with an added layer of inspection and protection.


That’s not to say that a standard used vehicle isn’t a smart choice, but CPO vehicles have been given a deeper look and often provide an additional warranty. In the case of Lexus, our certified pre-owned vehicles are referred to as L/Certified vehicles, and they come with a whole host of benefits. Today, the experts at Lexus of Palm Beach will help you dive deep into the question, “What is the difference between used and certified pre-owned?” so that you can get a better understanding of whether a pre-owned or L/Certified vehicle is better for your Lake Worth lifestyle!

What Is the Difference Between Used & Certified Pre-Owned?

When you shop for a pre-owned vehicle at our dealership, you can always expect to receive a high-quality ride that won’t let you down on the Palm Beach Gardens roads. However, opt for a Lexus certified pre-owned vehicle, also known as an L/Certified vehicle, and you’re treated to a whole new level of quality and assurance. If you’re not sure about what makes an L/Certified vehicle an even better option, we’ve got you covered. Here are the differences between used and L/Certified vehicles:

Standard Used

  • Various Options: Regular pre-owned vehicles aren’t limited to a specific manufacturer. Meaning, you’ll have the ability to choose from a wide range of makes, models, and years with a standard pre-owned vehicle.
  • Mileage Qualifications: Our standard pre-owned vehicles come in a wide range of miles. You’ll be able to opt from vehicles with 1,000 miles or 100,000 miles depending on the exact vehicle.
  • Thorough Inspection: We thoroughly inspect all of our pre-owned vehicles, whether they’re L/Certified or not. However, the used vehicles at other dealerships may not always have a thorough inspection.


  • 161-Point Inspection: In addition to the inspection we offer, L/Certified vehicles are looked over by trained Lexus technicians for an added layer of quality.
  • Warranty Coverage: Like a new vehicle, L/Certified vehicles come with exceptional warranty protection. The L/Certified Limited Warranty offers up to six years and unlimited miles of warranty coverage when combined with the new-vehicle basic warranty.
  • Complimentary Maintenance: To help you keep your CPO Lexus is great shape, you’ll get eligible for complimentary service for your next four factory-recommended maintenance visits for two years or 20,000 miles, whichever comes first.
  • Newer: Unlike standard used vehicles, L/Certified vehicles can only be a few model years old and have less than a certain number of miles to even be considered as L/Certified.

Find the Right Pre-Owned or L/Certified Vehicle Today at Lexus of Palm Beach!

While there are many advantages to an L/Certified vehicle, you can count on all of our pre-owned vehicles to be the perfect addition to your West Palm Beach garage. Come to Lexus of Palm Beach today to find the right vehicle for your everyday adventures. Contact us today if you need any assistance!


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