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There has been some confusing terminology floating around dealerships lately, and our team here at Southern Oregon Subaru in Medford wants to help you determine what is fact and what is fiction. First, the used models we sell have been given a thorough inspection from our team, and we're ready to stand behind the quality of these models. These cars have a lot to offer, but they are not Certified Pre-Owned.

Certified Pre-Owned Subaru models are a different type of vehicle than a dealer certified model, and you deserve to know that you're getting the real deal. How can you tell? Here are some things to look for when shopping for a pre-owned and Certified Pre-Owned model, and we encourage you to reach out to us for answers to your questions if these cause more confusion. Read our quick breakdown of the difference between a dealer certified used model and the Subaru Certified Pre-Owned program..

Subaru Certified vs. Dealer Certified Pre-Owned

  • A Subaru Certified Pre-Owned model has fewer than 80,000 miles on the odometer and is less than three model years old. A dealer certified Subaru model can have as many miles on it and be from any model year.
  • A Certified Subaru model will state that it is certified by the OEM, and it will also feature an official logo. A dealer-certified model won't have that official logo, and it isn't certified by Subaru, which means it's not held to the highest possible standards as the Subaru Certified Pre-Owned models.
  • Your Certified Pre-Owned Subaru model will also have special documentation, including the 152-point inspection checklist that proves it has passed the rigorous test put together by the OEM. A dealer certified model will not have this, as these vehicles aren't given guidelines as strict as Subaru's.
  • Since a Subaru Certified Pre-Owned model is so new, it will also come with a factory 100,000-mile power train warranty to help cover you for longer. Dealer certified models do not have this option guaranteed.

Now that you have a better idea of what the difference is between these two programs, come visit our Subaru dealership in Medford today and see what options we have available to you in our used and Certified Pre-Owned Subaru model inventory. Our team is ready to help you find the right financing terms that suit your lifestyle and budget, so don't hesitate to reach out to us with questions.