Toyota Knows What It Has; Will Certify 125,000-Mile Pre-Owned Cars

A blue 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco
A blue 2016 Toyota Prius Two Eco

Toyota has expanded its certified pre-owned program requirements to include vehicles that are up to 10 model years old and have up to 125,000 miles. The newly-introduced Silver Certification level will include significantly reduced warranties compared to the reassurances granted to cars eligible for the already-established certified pre-owned level, Motor 1 reports. The expansion highlights how long Toyotas are remaining on the road, the knock-on effect that reliability has had on the brand’s used car inventory, and how affordable new cars are for a large segment of buyers.

Besides the looser age and milage eligibility requirement, Toyota’s silver-certified vehicles will only need to meet a 136-point minimum on the automaker’s quality assurance inspection. For comparison, gold-certified vehicles have to hit a 160-point minimum during the inspection.

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