Roundup of Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Programs

(JD Power 2012 VDS Award Winners and Consumer Reports Best of the Best Used Cars listed in parentheses)To qualify for certification, vehicles must meet the model year or mileage restrictions set out by the manufacturer. No engine or body modifications are allowed and it must pass a comprehensive mechanical and appearance inspection satisfactory to the manufacturer standards.

To qualify for certification, vehicles must meet the model year or mileage restrictions set out by the manufacturer. No engine or body modifications are allowed and it must pass a comprehensive mechanical and appearance inspection satisfactory to the manufacturer standards.

General Motors
(JD Power: Buick Lucerne, Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Sierra HD, Chevy Silverado HD)
3-month/5,000-km warranty with roadside assistance
150-point inspection
30-day/2,500-km exchange policy

Honda
(JD Power: Honda Fit, Honda CR-V, Honda Ridgeline, Honda Odyssey)
6-year/120,000-km transferable powertrain warranty (from original in-service date)
Vehicles up to five model years old
100-point mechanical and appearance inspection
7-day/1,000-km exchange policy
CarProof vehicle history report
Warranty and service records
Preferred financing options
Membership to Owner’s web site [www.myhonda.ca]

Hyundai
(JD Power: Elantra, Genesis ; CR: Sonata)
1-year/20,000-km warranty with roadside assistance
Vehicles up to 6 years old, less than 120,000 km
120-point inspection
30-day/2,000-km exchange policy
CarProof vehicle history report
First oil change no charge
Preferred finance rates

Kia
2-year/40,000-km transferrable warranty
Vehicles less than 6 years old, less than 120,000 km
Multi-point inspection
30-day/2,000-km exchange policy
CarProof vehicle history report

Mazda Canada
(JD Power: Mazda5)
7-year/140,000-km powertrain warranty with roadside assistance (from the original in-service date)
160-point inspection
No deductible
30-day/3,000-km exchange policy
CarProof vehicle history report

Nissan Canada
(JD Power: Nissan Murano)
1-year/20,000-km powertrain warranty with roadside assistance
155-point inspection
10-day/1,500-km exchange policy
CarProof vehicle history report

Subaru
1-year/20,000-km warranty with roadside assistance
Vehicles less than 5 model years old, less than 100,000 km
152-point inspection
10-day/1,000-km exchange policy
CarProof vehicle history report

Toyota Canada
(JD Power: Yaris, Corolla, Prius, Avalon, RAV4, Highlander, Tundra, Sienna; CR: RAV4, Highlander)
1-year/20,000-km powertrain warranty and roadside assistance
No deductible
127-point inspection
Mechanical and appearance reconditioning
7-day/1,500-km exchange policy
Free tank of gas
First oil/filter change at no charge (6 months/8,000 km, whichever comes first)
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CarProof vehicle history report

Volkswagen
(JD Power: GTI)
Vehicles up to 5 years old, less than 120,000 km
2-year/40,000-km warranty with roadside assistance
Vehicles up to 7 years old, less than 160,000 km
6 months roadside assistance
112-point inspection
CarProof vehicle history report

Luxury Brands

Acura
(Acura TL; CR: Acura TL, Acura MDX)
6-year/160,000 km transferable powertrain warranty with optional comprehensive warranty
125-point inspection
CarProof Report
Customer 7-Day/1,000 km exchange
24/7 roadside assistance
Preferred financing options
Anatomy of an Acura Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle.
6-year/160,000 km transferable powertrain warranty with optional comprehensive warranty
125-point manufacturer-specified inspection
Exclusive selection of premium vehicles with CarProof Report
Customer 7-Day/1,000 km exchange
24/7 roadside assistance
Preferred financing options
6-yr/160,000-km transferrable powertrain warranty, roadside assistance (from original in-service date)
6-year/160,000 km transferable powertrain warranty with optional comprehensive warranty
125-point manufacturer-specified inspection
Exclusive selection of premium vehicles with CarProof Report
Customer 7-Day/1,000 km exchange
24/7 roadside assistance
Preferred financing options
125-point inspection
7-day/1,000-km exchange policy
CarProof vehicle history report
Preferred financing125-point inspection. Acura technicians scrutinize all major vehicle systems, including brakes, engine and powertrain, steering and suspension, tires, wheels, exhaust system and the vehicle’s interior and exterior.

Any component that falls below Acura standards is replaced with a Genuine Acura Part or restored to like-new condition. To ensure long-term durability and performance, they must be a Canadian, late-model Acura and be screened for any body or frame repairs. Each vehicle is carefully inspected, detailed, and brought to current maintenance levels as set out by the manufacturer. To ensure long-term durability and performance, they must be a Canadian, late-model Acura and be screened for any body or frame repairs. Each vehicle is carefully inspected, detailed, and brought to current maintenance levels as set out by the manufacturer. To ensure long-term durability and performance, they must be a Canadian, late-model Acura and be screened for any body or frame repairs. Each vehicle is carefully inspected, detailed, and brought to current maintenance levels as set out by the manufacturer.

Audi
2-year/80,000-km transferrable warranty with roadside assistance (the basic 4-yr/80,000-km warranty and 2-yr/80,000-km CPO warranty cannot exceed 6 years or 160,000 km)
Balance of original 12-year Corrosion Perforation Limited Warranty, regardless of mileage
$50 service fee per repair visit
300-point inspection
CarProof vehicle history report
Special financing terms

BMW
6-year/160,000-km warranty with roadside assistance (from original in-service date)
360-degree survey and reconditioning process
3-day/300-km exchange
Special finance and lease rates

Infiniti Canada
(CR: G35, M35)
2-year/40,000-km warranty with roadside assistance
160-point inspection
First oil and filter change free
CarProof vehicle history report

Jaguar Canada
2-year/40,000-km warranty with roadside assistance
140-point inspection

Lexus Canada
(JD Power: ES 350, RX 350)
2-year/40,000-km powertrain warranty with roadside assistance
131-point inspection

Mercedes-Benz Canada
(JD Power: E-Class, M-Class)
2-year/40,000-km warranty with roadside assistance (up to 6 years or 120,000 km from original in-service date)
5-day/500-km exchange
150-point inspection
Vehicle history report
Special financing rates

Volvo
(JD Power: S80)
6-year/160,000-km transferrable warranty with roadside assistance (from original in-service date)
No deductible
Strict eligibility rules for vehicle age, mileage, condition, and history. 
130-point inspection
CarProof vehicle history report
A Volvo Certified 130-Point Comprehensive Inspection. 
Preferred financing




About Greg Wilson

Greg Wilson is a Vancouver-based automotive journalist and contributor to Autos.ca. He is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC).