Hyundai's Certified Used Vehicle Program Qualifications

In order to be considered a Hyundai Certified Used car, a vehicle must first be passed by Hyundai standards. That's how you know that any Certified Used car you take home will boast impressive quality.


A vehicle must first go through a 150-point inspection (or 154-point inspection and 166-point inspection on the Sonata Hybrid and the Equus, respectively) before earning the title of Hyundai Certified Used Vehicle. These inspections are thorough and analyze both mechanical performance and appearance. Here are some of the categories each vehicle is tested in:


  • Each vehicle is taken for a test-drive by technicians so that can analyze 17 different points, including ABS operation, throttle, and cruise control.


  • The exterior of every Hyundai is inspected not just for looks, but for operation. Inspection includes 31 different points, including the mirrors, windshield, and even the trunk carpet. 


  • The inside is inspected as well, at 57 different points. The air conditioning, power equipment, and horn are just some of the factors checked.


  • Mechanical features are some of the most crucial aspects of your vehicle, and they are thoroughly inspected by technicians on 37 different points. The exhaust, radiator, battery, warning lights, and more, are all checked for quality.

Tires & Wheels

  • The tires and wheels are checked at 8 different points to ensure their quality. Some aspects checked include tire pressure, lug nuts, and tread depth.

All of these inspections are performed by factory-trained technicians, who know exactly what it takes for a Hyundai to own the road.

Vehicle History

  • Every car comes with a complimentary CARFAX® Vehicle History ReportTM, which means that you'll know the true quality of the car you're getting. These reports have information on previous owners, mechanical problems, or any collision history. This pairs with the thorough inspection in order to give you more peace of mind.

Hyundai Certified Used Vehicle Inventory

Hyundai Certified Used Vehicle Warranty Coverage

Buying a certified used vehicle gives you the best of both worlds: you get a like-new vehicle without the risks of buying used. With a Hyundai Certified Used vehicle, the benefits of buying Certified Used Vehicles are elevated further due to the warranty coverage that comes with them.

Qualification Process

To qualify as a Hyundai Certified Used vehicle, select vehicles go through a rigorous and extensive 150-point inspection. This inspection covers mechanical parts and systems as well as the vehicle's appearance, and is completed by trained Hyundai technicians. If the vehicle passes the inspection, meets certain age and mileage requirements, and has a clean title, then the car will earn the title of a Hyundai Certified Used vehicle. Once the vehicle receives this designation, it will come with specialized warranty coverage. 

Warranty Coverage

The warranty coverage on offer with Hyundai Certified Used vehicles is one of their major benefits. The comprehensive warranty coverage offers the remainder of the 5-Year/60,000-Mile New Vehicle Limited Warranty on Certified Used vehicles, so you can have additional peace of mind and be confident that your vehicle investment is covered in the long-term. In the event of a roadside situation in which you need assistance, Certified Used vehicles offer 10-Year/Unlimited Miles Roadside Assistance. Pre-owned vehicles may make drivers worried that something will go wrong, but these fears are assuaged by everything that Hyundai does to ensure the quality of Certified Used vehicles.   

Hyundai Certified Used vehicles also come with powertrain warranty coverage, which is a 10-Year/100,000-Mile Certified Used Powertrain Limited Warranty that covers the engine, transmission/transaxle, and drivetrain. In the event of failure or mechanical breakdown, Hyundai will make sure you get the repairs you need and get you back on the road. If you select a hybrid Certified Used vehicle, these vehicles come with a 10-Year/100,000-Mile Hybrid/EV Battery Warranty, so you don't have to worry about hybrid/EV powertrains either. 

Competitor Warranties

Hyundai's Certified Used Vehicle Program warranties are especially impressive when you compare them to the warranties of its top competitors. Hyundai handily outperforms the Certified Used warranties of other automakers, offering a superior Certified Used powertrain warranty, comprehensive warranty, roadside assistance, and trip interruption/rental car reimbursement. Whatever situation arises with your Certified Used vehicle, Hyundai has your back.


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