Mitsubishi Motors Co. is one of the top Japanese automakers in the auto industry. They design, produce and distribute high-performing, innovative vehicle models that range from sedans to crossover SUVs to electric cars and beyond. Buying a used car is a much more popular choice than it once was. Used vehicles cost less than brand-new models, and they depreciate in value much more slowly than new vehicles. Plus, used vehicle purchases have become much safer and much less risky over the past several years. There are many reasons for this, but one of the reasons is the introduction of certified pre-owned vehicle programs from many automakers around the world—including Mitsubishi. Certified pre-owned Mitsubishi vehicles are lightly used vehicles that must meet certain strict standards for quality and safety in order to qualify for inclusion in an automaker’s certified pre-owned vehicle program. 

These vehicles tend to cost slightly more than standard used models. In most cases, however, purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle pays off eventually and actually saves drivers a good amount of money in the long run. If you’re in the market for a used Mitsubishi model, keep reading to learn 5 reasons why a certified pre-owned Mitsubishi vehicle is more than likely the best choice for you. 

  1. Rigorous Inspection 

When you buy a certified pre-owned Mitsubishi model, you know that the vehicle you’re buying is in great condition in terms of both safety and general quality. Every certified pre-owned Mitsubishi model must undergo a 123-point inspection before it can officially qualify for this automaker’s certified pre-owned vehicle program.

certified pre-owned Mitsubishi

certified pre-owned Mitsubishi

This rigorous inspection must be performed by a factory-trained and certified technician, and it checks virtually every part and system of a Mitsubishi vehicle to make sure that they are all in the best possible condition. Among other things, this mandatory 123-point inspection includes a road test and checks the interior and exterior of a Mitsubishi vehicle as well as under the hood and under the vehicle.

  1. Lightly Used Condition 

One of the main benefits of certified pre-owned Mitsubishi models is that they are all in very lightly used condition. 

In order to qualify for Mitsubishi’s certified pre-owned vehicle program, a vehicle has to be a late-model vehicle that is less than 5 years old and has fewer than 60,000 miles logged on it. 

Lightly used conditions are like new in most cases

Lightly used conditions are like new in most cases

This means that virtually any certified pre-owned Mitsubishi model you choose will be in almost like-new condition when you buy it and will remain in safe, drivable condition and serve you well on the road for many years. 

  1. Clean Vehicle History 

Every certified pre-owned Mitsubishi model comes with a complete Vehicle History Report. This report includes important information such as the accident and repair history of any given Mitsubishi vehicle. 

Vehicles with very clean histories are the only vehicles that are eligible to qualify for Mitsubishi’s certified pre-owned vehicle program. Vehicles with a history of collisions or vehicles that have not been maintained well throughout their lifetimes are ineligible for this program. 

  1. Special Warranties 

One of the biggest downsides of purchasing a used car is that used vehicles generally do not come with an original dealership warranty. Certified pre-owned Mitsubishi models, however, come with special warranties that help protect you and your vehicle for many years. 

The powertrain limited warranty for certified pre-owned Mitsubishi models lasts for 10 years or 100,000 miles. This special warranty includes all covered repairs at any Mitsubishi dealership’s parts and service center for the entire duration of the limited warranty. 

  1. 24-Hour Roadside Assistance 

An excellent benefit of purchasing a certified pre-owned vehicle model is that every one of these models comes with 24-hour Roadside Assistance that is free of charge for all licensed drivers in your family for the duration of the vehicle’s limited warranty. 

This 24-hour Roadside Assistance includes services such as battery jump starts, vehicle lockout assistance, towing services, flat tire changes, fuel delivery, and more. Mitsubishi also makes it easy to get emergency roadside assistance for your certified pre-owned Mitsubishi model when you need it via the Mitsubishi Road Assist+ app that is compatible with both Apple and Android smartphones and mobile devices.