ATLANTA, Dec. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- With 2018 right around the corner, now is the time for car shoppers to rake in the last of the great incentive deals 2017 has to offer. For car shoppers who are looking to stick to a tight budget, but are worried about the potential problems that can come with a used vehicle, purchasing a certified pre-owned (CPO) model can be the perfect choice.
"CPO cars and trucks are often lightly used, with a long manufacturer-backed warranty, providing car buyers greater peace of mind while staying on budget," said Tara Trompeter, managing editor for Autotrader. "And with the year coming to a close, many automakers are tacking on extra incentives to their usual CPO programs in an effort to end 2017 with a bang."
The editors at Autotrader have rounded up some of the top CPO deals this month to help guide car buyers as they prepare for 2018.
Autotrader Editors' Top Picks for CPO Deals for December 2017
Acura's CPO program gives car buyers a great deal of reassurance, offering one year or 12,000 miles of additional comprehensive coverage and up to seven years of powertrain protection from the vehicle's original sale date. A special this month, qualified shoppers interested in the MDX and RDX crossovers can also get 0.9 percent interest for up to 36 months.
For those car buyers interested in the BMW i3, December is the time to buy. On top of BMW's usual CPO program, which touts one year of comprehensive coverage with unlimited mileage from the expiration of the original factory warranty, car buyers can also cash in on a BMW i3 special. This month, BMW is offering zero percent interest for up to 60 months on all certified pre-owned 2013, 2014 and 2015 i3 models, a great deal virtually never seen on a used vehicle.
Chevrolet's CPO program offers two warranties. The first touts one year or 12,000 miles of coverage from the CPO purchase date, while the other is a powertrain warranty that boasts six years or 100,000 miles of coverage from the original sales date. On top of these already comprehensive warranties, qualified shoppers, through the end of the month, can also get 1.9 percent interest for up to 36 months on CPO versions of the Cruze, Equinox, Malibu, Silverado, or Traverse.
GMC sports a CPO program identical to Chevrolet's, with two warranties included with the purchase of a CPO GMC vehicle. Also like Chevrolet, GMC is touting a strong incentive this month. Through the end of December, qualified shoppers can get a CPO Acadia SUV, Sierra pickup, or Terrain SUV, with 1.9 percent interest for up to 36 months.
Touting one of the best CPO programs in the luxury car world is Lincoln, offering six years or 100,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper coverage from the original sale date. Through the end of December, Lincoln is also offering 2.9 percent interest for up to 66 months on any CPO Lincoln model.
Mercedes-Benz's CPO program offers one year of unlimited-mileage bumper-to-bumper coverage with additional years available for an extra fee. To win over shoppers this month, Mercedes-Benz is also offering an incentive with CPO versions of the Mercedes-Benz CLA, the brand's entry-level sedan model. Through the end of December, qualified shoppers can finance a CPO CLA with 1.99 percent interest.
While Nissan's CPO program is devoid of an additional bumper-to-bumper warranty, the automaker does offer a long powertrain warranty that boasts seven years or 100,000 miles of coverage from the original sale date. Additionally, Nissan's CPO program is offering two extra incentives this month: qualified shoppers can either get 1.95 percent interest for up to 36 months or 3.99 percent interest for up to 72 months.
Volkswagen's CPO program also touts extra incentives this month. In addition to adding two years or 24,000 miles of warranty coverage to the original Volkswagen factory warranty on any model, qualified shoppers can also get 1.99 percent interest for up to 60 months.
To see Autotrader's full coverage of the top CPO programs mentioned and available inventory, please visit https://www.autotrader.com/car-deals/cpo-deals-december-2017-271778.
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