Whether it's your first car or your next one in a line of vehicles, buying a new automobile is an exciting step in life. Purchasing a certified pre-owned (CPO) vehicle can come with many benefits, like better financing plans and extended warranty protection. It's definitely worth considering CPOs when you're shopping for a new car, and here at Volvo Cars Mission Viejo, we are ready to help you every step of the way.

Read on to explore everything you need to know about buying a certified pre-owned Volvo so you can determine if this is a good choice for you.

Why Buy a Certified Pre-owned Volvo?

Better than used cars and more financially feasible than new ones, a certified pre-owned Volvo may be the perfect option for you and yours. Here are some advantages of this popular choice:

Extended Warranty

While getting a warranty for a new car is a relatively simple process, getting a warranty for a used car can be tricky. This is because vehicle manufacturers aren't fully aware of the conditions of the car. However, with CPOs, you don't have to worry about any of that. Certified pre-owned vehicles have special extended warranty programs that can serve your car for many years.

High-Quality Vehicles

Vehicles in CPO programs usually need to meet strict standards and pass specific dealer inspections to earn certification. This means you can buy a CPO with full confidence, knowing that it's a high-quality vehicle that will last you many years to come.

Satisfaction Guarantees

Some CPO programs offer satisfaction guarantees. These allow buyers to return the same vehicle and get another one for a limited amount of time or mileage. Check with your dealer to learn about their particular offerings.


Buying a pre-owned car can be better for the environment, as you're recycling car materials instead of using new ones. Many CPO models also have available hybrid technology, which can add even more protection for the environment and help you save money on gas.

How Does a Car Get Certified?

At Volvo Cars Mission Viejo, we take certified pre-owned cars seriously. Each Volvo must meet our Certified By Volvo criteria, including passing a 170+ point inspection, having less than 80,000 miles, and receiving a clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report before earning certification. Of course, if any components need to be repaired or replaced, we do that too, along with checking the exterior and powertrain very carefully. If that's not enough, we'll even perform a road test to make sure the vehicle is in great shape. That way, you can choose a Certified by Volvo vehicle with confidence.

Each CPO Volvo has the backing of Volvo's best-in-class warranty, which fully covers every part of your vehicle that's not specifically excluded. Keep in mind that this coverage includes the replacement or repair of thousands of components. We are quite confident in the durability of our certified pre-owned vehicles. However, life can be unexpected. If you ever find yourself on the side of the road needing help, our warranty includes free roadside assistance and a zero deductible for all warranty visits.

What Will I Get With a Certified Pre-owned Volvo?

When you buy a certified pre-owned Volvo from us, you can rest easy knowing it's just as good as new, without the huge price tag. Here's an outline of everything you'll get with this type of vehicle:

  • A five-year, unlimited mile exclusionary warranty.
  • A Volvo-certified comprehensive inspection covering over 170+ points.
  • 24/7/365 Volvo roadside assistance for any unexpected situations.
  • A clean CARFAX Vehicle History Report with a buy-back guarantee.
  • No deductible for covered warranty visits.
  • A fully transferable plan.
  • Volvo Genuine Service.
  • Stringent eligibility rules.
  • Strict inspection and reconditioning standards.

Note that all CPO Volvos with model years 2015.5 and newer also receive a complimentary one-year subscription to the Volvo Cars app. This software provides connected services and exclusive features so you can save time and complete various activities while on the go. For example, you can remote-start, lock, and unlock your vehicle from a distance and access emergency roadside services immediately, all from your smartphone or smartwatch.

You'll also get an amazing five-year, unlimited mile warranty with your CPO Volvo, along with complimentary roadside assistance, to give you peace of mind while you drive. This factory-backed plan covers every part of your vehicle, including the replacement or repair of thousands of components. You can even purchase additional coverage for up to 10 years through your authorized Volvo dealer. Once the Volvo is certified, the designation stays with it. So, if you sell your vehicle later, the warranty is fully transferable to the new owner at no charge for the remainder of the car's lifetime.

What Are Common CPO Models?

You might be wondering what kind of car you can get that's CPO. While any machine can be CPO and we carry a variety of models, here are some of our top sellers:

  • S60: This innovative sedan includes a bounty of advanced tech, comfort, and safety features that are sure to satisfy both you and your guests. Browse our inventory of certified pre-owned S60s.
  • XC90: Sleek and sophisticated, this three-row SUV with a plug-in hybrid version is perfect for those looking for a powerful, fuel-efficient vehicle for the whole family. Browse our inventory of certified pre-owned XC90s.
  • V90: The versatile V90 wagon has many special accessories, a spacious cabin, and extra cargo space for all those thrill-seekers and adventurers. Browse our inventory of certified pre-owned V90s.

As you can see, there are plenty of CPO Volvo options to fit your budget, needs, and unique lifestyle. To learn more about our Volvo Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, contact us today or come see us in person at Volvo Cars Mission Viejo in Mission Viejo, CA. One of our trained team members will be happy to assist you with answering your questions and discussing all your individual auto needs.