Shopping for a used or certified pre-owned car is a great, affordable way to get behind the wheel of a vehicle that's in great condition. However, you may be wondering, what's the difference between the two? Which one is right for you?

To help drivers near Turnersville, Cherry Hill, and Mount Laurel decide, Prestige Subaru has put together this used car vs. certified pre-owned car comparison!

What Is a Certified Pre-Owned Car?

A certified pre-owned car is a vehicle that's only a few years old, has low mileage, and is still in top condition. Each manufacturer has its own standards that a vehicle must meet before it can be labeled certified pre-owned.

For Subaru, the most important requirement is passing a 152-point inspection, administered by a team of factory-trained Subaru service technicians. With their trained eyes, they'll look over every part and system to see if this low-mileage model can pass.

Once it's passed inspection, a CARFAX Vehicle History Report™ is drawn up to showcase the vehicle's full backstory. With this, customers will be able to know the full history of the vehicle since it hit our lot.

Benefits of Buying a Certified Pre-Owned Car

Right off the bat, you know that a certified pre-owned car is in great shape. It's only a few years old, passed a thorough inspection, and has very low miles on it. Plus, you know its full story, including service history and information on its previous owners, from the CARFAX Vehicle History Report™.

A certified pre-owned Subaru also has you covered after you drive home. Each one comes with a 1-year trial subscription to the SUBARU STARLINK™ Safety Plus Package with Automatic Collision Notification. It also features a factory-backed 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty.

A dependable car also needs a dependable soundtrack for all of its errands and road trips. As such, every certified pre-owned Subaru also comes with a 3-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® Radio!

Benefits of Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car is a great way to get a favorable deal on the exact vehicle you're interested in. After all, a vehicle's value depreciates over time; the longer it's been since it rolled off the assembly line and the more miles it's traveled, the more affordable it will be.

On top of helping you save some money, used cars also give you an opportunity to find a classic car. Let's say a model you were always a fan of was discontinued a few years ago-while you likely won't find it certified pre-owned, you may be able to find it used, and get the car you've always wanted.

While they aren't required to like they are with certified pre-owned cars, most dealerships will still provide a CARFAX Vehicle History Report™ for each one of their used cars. Plus, the technicians in the dealership's service center have looked at them thoroughly and taken care of all their routine maintenance.

Test Drive a Pre-Owned Car

Visit Prestige Subaru to test drive a reliable used or certified pre-owned car. We have a large inventory of quality vehicles and a friendly sales team who love to help drivers near Turnersville, Cherry Hill, and Mount Laurel find their next vehicle!

To learn more about this used car vs. certified pre-owned car comparison, contact us or visit our dealership.

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