Interested in finding a great deal for your next Car?
Then we've got the tool for you! The Price Comparison Tool helps you find the most value for your money.
To get started, perform a search. You'll find the Price Comparison Tool on every vehicle details page.
Deal badges represent how well a particular vehicle is priced within the market you're shopping in.
Our deal badging considers several different factors impacting a vehicle's value, such as:
condition, ownership history, popular features (like Bluetooth and memory seats), along with other
market factors. All this data is used to compare similar vehicles so that we find exceptional deals for you.
The Well-Equipped badge helps you understand which features add value. It enables you to easily compare options
and packages across similar vehicles to see how they impact prices. You can even view the estimated dollar
value of individual features. These dollar values are market sensitive, so for example, heated seats in Chicago
are valued greater than heated seats in Miami.
In the Price Comparison Tool you'll sometimes see this icon indicating a vehicle has qualified for a
Certified Pre-Owned program. The CPO badge distinguishes used vehicles that have been certified by
their OEM (i.e Ford). A CPO car must first meet minimum age and mileage requirements, and then pass
a thorough inspection. An automaker or dealer will check on hundreds of parts and systems to ensure
they meet the minimum requirements. Then, typically, the CPO car will get a warranty that extends
the miles covered, the months remaining, or both to the bumper-to-bumper warranty or powertrain warranty.
This extended warranty will be reflected in the higher price these vehicles tend to carry. CPO cars also
often come with a free vehicle history report, roadside assistance programs and other perks. To be clear,
only a manufacturer's franchised dealer can sell that manufacturer's CPO vehicles. This means that if a
dealership can sell new Hondas, then it can also sell Honda CPO used vehicles. It cannot, however, sell
a BMW or any other brand of used vehicle as certified. Car shoppers are often confused as dealers will
sometimes call their used vehicles "certified" because they've put them through a basic inspection.
These vehicles are not actual CPO vehicles as they have not met the manufacturer's criteria for inspection,
so they will not qualify for Certified Pre-Owned status.
The price map is a graph comparing used vehicles based on their mileage versus price. The new
vehicle graph plots inventory based soley off of price. Use the price map to gauge local and
regional inventory levels. The used car price map allows you to can click on points within the
graph to view additional inventory.
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