The Best Certified Pre-Owned Program

December 31st, 2019 by

U.S. News & World Report ranked the Lexus Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) program as the “Best CPO Program” for 2020. Today let’s take a look at L/Certified, aka the “Best CPO Program” for 2020, and see what sets a Certified Pre-Owned Lexus apart from the rest. 


How does a Lexus become L/Certified?

First, only the highest performing Pre-Owned Lexus vehicles earn the L/Certified certification. Here’s what it takes:

To become L/Certified, a Lexus can be no older than 6 years and must have less than 70,000 miles. If a Lexus meets these two criteria, then the meticulous selection and rigorous testing begins. All L/Certified vehicles must then pass an extensive certification process, which includes a comprehensive 161-point inspection.

At Coliseum Lexus, specially trained technicians put the vehicle through an exhaustive series of examinations that test for reliability, quality, and driving confidence. Our factory trained technicians inspect all aspects of the vehicle, including: engine, exterior, interior, electronics, safety devices, and undercarriage. And then, they perform a road test.

The intention of the inspection is not only to ensure reliability and quality of the vehicle, but also to home in on the details to make sure every aspect instills customer confidence (our technicians even inspect the glovebox light!).


Are L/Certified vehicles covered by a warranty?

Yes. All L/Certified vehicles include an unlimited mileage vehicle warranty for up to six years. The L/Certified Limited Warranty includes many of the same coverage benefits available to new-car buyers.


What are the specific benefits of buying a Certified Pre-Owned Lexus?

First, there is the cost of ownership. Purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is less expensive than buying new and if you buy a Certified Pre-Owned Lexus, then you are effectively purchasing a like new luxury vehicle for a lot less. 

Secondly, there’s the unlimited mileage warranty, which includes the following service perks:

  • Complimentary Maintenance. Every L/Certified vehicle includes factory-recommended maintenance for 2 years or 20,000 miles (whichever comes first)
  • 24/7 Roadside Assistance. Every L/Certified vehicle includes the reassurance of 24/7 Lexus Roadside Assistance.
  • Complimentary Loaner Car. Part of the Lexus CPO warranty includes coverage for a complimentary loaner car when your Lexus is in the shop for service work.
  • Trip Interruption Service. Additionally, every Lexus CPO includes trip interruption coverage, which provides reimbursement for meals, a rental car and lodging for a maximum of three nights (up to $200 a night) in the event you are stranded more than 100 miles from home.

To learn more about the L/Certified program, call or stop by Coliseum Lexus of Oakland and speak with a member of our Lexus sales team. Not only can we explain the perks of purchasing a Certified Pre-Owned vehicle in greater detail, we can also give you a tour of the Certified Pre-Owned Lexus vehicles we currently have available; set you up with a test drive (or two); fill you in on the Certified Pre-Owned Lexus vehicles currently going through the certification process; and, if you’d like, schedule a time to meet with a member of our Lexus Financial team to discuss special rates and terms for our Certified Pre-Owned Lexus vehicles. 

Hope to see you in the showroom soon!

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