Certified Pre-Owned Kia vs. Pre-Owned Kia in Merrillville, IN

Certified vs. Pre-Owned Kia Merrillville, IN


Our Kia dealership in Merrillville, IN has a number of pre-owned cars and SUVs for sale, but we also stock CPO Kia models. You can learn more about the Kia CPO program on our website, but you may still find yourself wondering about the differences between certified and non-certified used cars and SUVs, and how that figures into which you should buy.

Inspect the table below for the key aspects separating the two.

Certified Pre-Owned






>5 years



>60,000 miles



Inspected and reconditioned


As Is


Under Warranty


Advantages of the Kia CPO Program

You already know that your CPO Kia car or SUV has been thoroughly inspected and reconditioned to provide the highest quality possible, but it also comes with a free CARFAX® vehicle history report, so you can see for yourself that the vehicle has been carefully maintained and treated well by the previous owner.

In addition to the warranty, your CPO Kia model also comes with accompanying roadside assistance for even greater peace of mind. If you experience a flat tire, dead battery, run out of fuel, or need a tow, your Cross Country Motor Club Membership included with purchase of a CPO Kia will cover it.

Advantages of Used Models from Southlake Kia

The primary reason to choose a standard used vehicle instead of a certified pre-owned vehicle is that they are much more affordable. Although CPO models will always cost less than new models, because they are so close to new they cost more than typical used cars. Many of our pre-owned models are for sale for less than $15,000!

Additionally, our Kia dealership can only certify Kia models. You will have more variety of options in our general used inventory, including body styles you can’t find in the Kia lineup, like pickup trucks.

Do you have questions about the advantages and disadvantages of pre-owned and certified pre-owned Kia models? Fill out our contact form and a member of our team will be in touch. If you have questions about financing used and CPO vehicles, head directly to our finance center.