When you buy a brand-new car, it loses a chunk of its value as soon as you leave the dealer lot. But when you buy an ordinary used car, you might worry that you’ve just brought home someone else’s problems. That’s why so many folks like certified pre-owned cars: These used vehicles are meticulously inspected and, if necessary, repaired to meet a car brand’s exacting standards. And in case something slipped through the cracks, they’re typically backed with a generous warranty plan.
These benefits are particularly valuable if you want a luxury car. That’s because luxury cars can be so expensive when they’re new, yet also potentially expensive if something goes wrong once they’ve gotten older. But not all CPO programs are created equal, as they provide varying degrees of protection and other perks for buyers. Nor are all CPO vehicles created equal, as some cars are simply more desirable than others. Taking all this into account, we’ve lined up our 10 favorite luxury certified pre-owned programs for 2020. We’ve arranged them in approximate order of most affordable to most decadent.