What makes a TCUV a TCUV?

Perhaps you are in the market for a pre-owned vehicle and wondering what exactly is a TCUV. We have the answers for you!

So first things first. What does TCUV mean? The acronym stands for Toyota Certified Used Vehicle. This is a program Toyota offers on used vehicles. This is not available on every vehicle, so let’s dive in and take a closer look at Toyota’s program standards.

Just so we are clear, only Toyota dealers can certify a used Toyota for the TCUV program. Now that we have that detail out of the way, lets move on. A vehicle can be a current year model up to and including 6 model years old. The vehicle must have less than 85,000 miles on the odometer and have a clean CarFax report. If the vehicle doesn’t meet any of these requirements, it’s not part of the program. But it doesn’t end there.

Every vehicle goes through a 160 point inspection (it’s a 174 point inspection for a hybrid vehicle). This includes inspecting the braking system, the engine, interior and exterior condition, the electronic system, to make sure everything is in proper working order. Want a detailed list of everything that is check? Look here!


As you can see Toyota makes sure that only the best used Toyotas become TCUVs. And that’s great news for you. You can drive away in your TCUV knowing that the vehicle has been thoroughly inspected and reconditioned to standards that Toyota sets and makes all dealers adhere to.


Looking for a little more peace of mind when purchasing a used vehicle? Just another reason a TCUV is a smart choice.

Each TCUV comes with:

– a 12 month/12,000 mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty

-a 7 year/ 100,000 mile Limited Power Train Warranty

-a year of road side assistance

Need a few more details on what is covered? Check here.

Still wondering if a TCUV is the right vehicle for you? Check out our selection of TCUV. Did you see something that caught your eye? Come on down for a test drive and see how easy it is to drive it home. Didn’t see what you were looking for? Check back often, we are constantly adding new vehicles to the TCUV program.