Does Kia have the best certified used vehicle program?
It’s all but impossible to make it through your favorite primetime TV show without seeing about a million car commercials. Every automaker on the planet is working very hard to get a potential buyer’s attention. Believe it or not, that competition actually gets more intense on the secondary, or pre-owned marketplace. In a previous Kia of Mankato Blog post, we profiled a way for potential customers to find the best deals on used cars. Now we can answer the question, ‘Does Kia have the best certified used vehicle program,’ with a resounding, yes. The Kia Certified Pre-Owned has been named as one of the 10 Best Non-Luxury CPO programs by Autotrader for the second consecutive year. Let’s take a look at why this is a big deal.
The Autotrader team evaluating the various non-luxury certified pre-owned programs around the industry identified a few important factors that an automaker needed to offer in order to be considered for the list. Some of these criteria include:
• Length of powertrain warranty (minimum six years/100,000 miles)
• Bumper-to-bumper warranty coverage
• Overall availability of inventory
• Transferability to another owner
Every new Kia vehicle sold at dealerships like Kia of Mankato is automatically protected by one of the longest lasting, most comprehensive warranties in the industry. The Kia manufacturer’s warranty is good for 10 years or 100,000 miles from the original purchase date. Of course, the Kia warranty can serve more than one owner by transferring any remaining time and/or mileage to the next person to take it home.
Any certified pre-owned program is only as good as its available inventory at a dealership. The basic criteria for adding a Kia model to the CPO program starts with its stringent requirements. In order to be added to the program, a Kia vehicle must be five years old or newer from the current model year and have fewer than 60,000 miles on the odometer. From there the vehicle goes through a 164-point inspection that is performed by a specially trained member of the Kia of Mankato Service Department.
If you’re in the market for a certified pre-owned car, minivan or crossover SUV, make an appointment with one of our product experts today to see what is available at our facility.