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Which New Cars Provide the Best Warranties?

June 7, 2012

One of the greatest benefits of buying a new car is the peace of mind you get with the manufacturer warranty. But not all brands provide the same protection, so this is something you should consider before making your purchase decision.

Hyundai, in particular, provides the best warranties out of all brands, giving you 5 years/60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper protection and up to 10 years/100,000 miles on the powertrain. Mitsubishi and Kia also provide outstanding warranties.

Surprisingly, Toyota and Honda provide some of the worst manufacturer warranties, giving you only 3 years/36,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper protection.

Here is the current list of manufacturer warranties, ranked from best to worst. As always, when you're ready to purchase, make sure to use the CarWoo Deal Finder to get the best prices.

RankBrandBasic Warranty (yr/miles)Powertrian Warranty (yr/miles)Corrosion Warranty (yr/miles)Roadside Assistance (yr/miles)
1Hyundai5/60,00010/100,0007/Unlimited5/Unlimited
2Mitsubishi5/60,00010/100,0007/100,0005/Unlimited
3Kia5/60,00010/100,0005/100,0005/60,000
4Volvo5/50,0004/50,00012/Unlimited5/Unlimited
5Maybach4/Unlimited4/Unlimited4/UnlimitedUnlimited
6Rolls-Royce4/Unlimited4/Unlimited4/Unlimited4/Unlimited
7Infiniti4/60,0006/70,0007/Unlimited4/Unlimited
8Lexus4/50,0006/70,0006/Unlimited4/Unlimited
9Lincoln4/50,0006/70,0005/Unlimited6/70,000
10Acura4/50,0006/70,0005/Unlimited4/50,000
11Buick4/50,0005/100,0006/100,0005/100,000
12Cadillac4/50,0005/100,0004/50,0005/100,000
13MINI4/50,0004/50,00012/Unlimited4/Unlimited
13BMW4/50,0004/50,00012/Unlimited4/Unlimited
15Porsche4/50,0004/50,00012/Unlimited4/50,000
16Audi4/50,0004/50,0006/Unlimited4/Unlimited
17Land Rover4/50,0004/50,0006/Unlimited4/50,000
18Mercedes-Benz4/50,0004/50,0004/50,000Unlimited
19FIAT4/50,0004/50,0004/50,0004/Unlimited
20Jaguar4/50,0004/50,0004/50,0004/50,000
21Maserati4/50,0004/50,000Not Offered4/50,000
22Lamborghini3/Unlimited3/Unlimited3/Unlimited3/Unlimited
22Bentley3/Unlimited3/Unlimited3/Unlimited3/Unlimited
24Aston Martin3/100,0003/100,00010/100,0002/100,000
25Suzuki3/36,0007/100,0005/Unlimited3/36,000
26GMC3/36,0005/100,0006/100,0005/100,000
26Chevrolet3/36,0005/100,0006/100,0005/100,000
28Jeep3/36,0005/100,0005/100,0003/36,000
28Dodge3/36,0005/100,0005/100,0003/36,000
28Chrysler3/36,0005/100,0005/100,0003/36,000
28RAM3/36,0005/100,0005/100,0003/36,000
32Volkswagen3/36,0005/60,00012/Unlimited3/36,000
33Ford3/36,0005/60,0005/Unlimited5/60,000
34Subaru3/36,0005/60,0005/Unlimited3/36,000
34Nissan3/36,0005/60,0005/Unlimited3/36,000
34Mazda3/36,0005/60,0005/Unlimited3/36,000
37Toyota3/36,0005/60,0005/Unlimited2/25,000
37Scion3/36,0005/60,0005/Unlimited2/25,000
39Honda3/36,0005/60,0005/UnlimitedNot Offered
40Lotus3/36,0003/36,0008/UnlimitedNot Offered
41Ferrari2/Unlimited2/Unlimited2/UnlimitedNot Offered

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- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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