Acura Certified Pre-Owned Program vs. Lexus Certified Pre-Owned Program


If you’re in the market for a like-new luxury car at a used-car price, a Certified Pre-Owned Acura fits the bill. Lexus is another maker of luxury vehicles with a strong Certified Pre-Owned program—but, as a closer look will reveal, there are some key differences between the Acura and Lexus CPO offerings.

The Warranty Coverage

The Lexus warranty certainly isn’t bad, but it ultimately falls short of the generous coverage provided by Acura:

  • Lexus CPO Warranty
    • Remainder of New Vehicle Basic Warranty: 4 years
    • Certified Warranty: 2 years
    • Total Warranty Coverage From Original In-Service Date: 6 years
    • $0 deductible
    • Warranty is not transferable
  • Acura CPO Warranty
    • Remainder of Powertrain Limited Warranty: 7 years/100,000 miles
    • Additional Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty: 1 year/12/000 miles
    • Total Warranty Coverage From Original In-Service Date:6 years/62,000 miles
    • Total Warranty Coverage From Original In-Service Date: 7 years/100,000 miles
    • $0 deductible
    • No fee to transfer the warranty

It’s also worth noting that, while all Certified Pre-Owned Programs have inspection standards, Acura’s standards outpace those of Lexus. CPO Acura vehicles are subjected to a 182-point inspection, while their Lexus counterparts are given a slightly less-rigorous 161-point inspection.

The Benefits

Both the Lexus and Acura CPO programs give you the peace of mind that comes with 24/7 roadside assistance, but Acura’s program once again offers a bit more in the form of benefits you won’t get with Lexus. Some of these benefits include:

  • Emergency Airline Ticketing Assistance: If your Acura suffers a breakdown when you’re far from home, Acura’s prepared to help you arrange a flight home, whether you’re living in Freehold or Matawan or if you’ve moved far away from New Jersey.
  • Urgent Message Relay: Do you need to send an important message to someone quickly? Acura will send up to three such messages on your behalf.
  • Shipment of Replacement Items: Are you away from home and missing something important like a pair eyeglasses or a passport? Acura can help with that.

Drive a Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle at Acura of Ocean

In addition to the benefits of a stellar Certified Pre-Owned program, you can get free oil changes for the life of any pre-owned vehicle you purchase from Acura of Ocean! To learn more about Acura vs. Lexus or to take a test-drive, visit our dealership at 909 Route 35 in Ocean, NJ.