One of the biggest factors that is benefitting CPO vehicle sales, according to Autotrader, are the lower price tags that comes with used vehicles. As new-vehicle prices continue to climb, certified pre-owned vehicles are becoming a more attractive option for many buyers. - Photo courtesy of Autotrader.

One of the biggest factors that is benefitting CPO vehicle sales, according to Autotrader, are the lower price tags that comes with used vehicles. As new-vehicle prices continue to climb, certified pre-owned vehicles are becoming a more attractive option for many buyers.

Photo courtesy of Autotrader.

Autotrader recently released its list of the 10 best non-luxury Certified Pre-Owned programs for 2019.

Hyundai topped the list, but the list also included Chevrolet/GMC; Dodge/Jeep/Ram; Ford; Honda; Kia; Mazda; Nissan; Subaru; Toyota.

The manufacturers were judged primarily on the warranty tied to their CPO programs. More robust warranty offerings ranked a brand higher, and a sparser offering ranked a brand lower.

One of the biggest factors that is benefitting CPO vehicle sales, according to Autotrader, are the lower price tags that comes with used vehicles. As new-vehicle prices continue to climb, certified pre-owned vehicles are becoming a more attractive option for many buyers.

Average new-vehicle prices are exceeding $35,000, and this is pushing more buyers toward the used market.

Average wholesale values through the middle of 2019 have been strong, in part due to this shift in consumer sales.

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