Best New Car Warranty Programs


One of the most important criteria to buying a new car is looking into what kind of new car warranties come with each make and model. Warranties help ease the stress of repairs and maintenance on your new vehicle. It gives you an extended amount of time to have peace of mind. Although almost every new car comes with one, some warranties seem to stand out much more than the rest. This makes it easier to decide which vehicle suits you if the terms of a warranty are high on your priority list. Here are some of the best new car warranties being offered right now.

First up is Hyundai. Hyundai’s new car warranty offers powertrain coverage lasting 10 years or 100,000 miles, which is nearly double the industry average. The basic warranty covers your Hyundai bumper-to-bumper for 5 years or 60,000 miles. The anti-perforation warranty covers your Hyundai 7 years regardless of the mileage you put on the car. Hyundai includes 24-hour roadside assistance for the first 5 years, with no mileage limit. There is only one slight deterrent to Hyundai’s warranty program: the drivetrain warranty does not transfer between owners if you sell your car. The original owner must keep the car for 10 years in order for the warranty to be beneficial.

There is no surprise that Kia will be included in this list next, considering they are an extension of Hyundai. Kia provides the same 10 year, 100,000 mile drivetrain warranty and 5 year, 60,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty as Hyundai. Kia also offers roadside assistance but it only covers the first year or 12,000 miles. Also similar to Hyundai, Kia offers a 7 year anti-corrosion warranty but caps-off at the 100,000 mile mark.

Next up, we have Mitsubishi. This brand has a truly excellent car warranty program that keeps up with Hyundai and Kia. It has the same bumper to bumper coverage lasting 5 years or 60,000 miles and matches with the same 10 year, 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Mitsubishi also provides consumers with 5 years of roadside assistance with no mileage limit and a 7 year, 100,000 mile anti-perforation coverage. Although Mitsubishi covers much of the same as Hyundai and Kia, their high performance vehicles have shortened warranties than the above stated. The warranties for Mitsubishi’s performance models such as the Evolution and Lancer Ralliart cover periods of 5 years / 60,000 miles for drivetrain and 3 years / 36,000 miles bumper to bumper.

Over the last few years, Buick has make a serious effort to attract new customers. One strategy was to create a more comprehensive warranty program, landing them on our list. Buick’s new car warranty includes 4 year bumper to bumper coverage lasting up to 50,000 miles. It is paired with a 6 year / 70,000 powertrain warranty. Also included is a 5 year or 100,000 mile corrosion protection and 6 years or 100,000 mile roadside assistance. Although Buick’s coverage is a step down from the other three previously mentioned, they do allow owners to transfer this warranty if the car is sold.

Last on our list is Cadillac. GM’s premier luxury brand holds identical coverage to Buick when it comes to their new car warranty. Which means their new car warranty includes the 4 year / 50,000 mile comprehensive coverage, 5 year / 100,000 mile anti-corrosion protection, 6 year / 70,000 mile powertrain warranty and a 6 year or 100,000 mile roadside assistance. In addition to matching coverage on miles and year, Cadillac’s new car warranty also completely transfers between owners if the car is sold.

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Last modified: April 27, 2016