Best New Car
Warranty Review

Who's The
Bumper To Bumper Best?


So, who's the top dog with the best new car warranty? Let's take a look...

We'll start with my top 7 picks and then we'll take a look at the complete bumper to bumper new car warranties comparison of all the major manufacturers and what new car warranties they offer.

My top 7 picks for
best new car warranty are the:

  1. Lexus Warranty

    • 4yr/50k mile bumper to bumper.
    • 6yr/70k mile powertrain coverage.

    Solid factory warranty coverage offered by Lexus.

  2. (T3) Cadillac Warranty

    • 4yr/50k mile bumper to bumper.
    • 5yr/100k mile powertrain coverage.

  3. (T3) Buick Warranty

    • 4yr/50k mile bumper to bumper.
    • 5yr/100k mile powertrain coverage.

    GM offers an excellent new car warranty and owns both spots in a two way tie for third. Transferability of their new car warranties was a key for these picks.

  4. (T2) Mitsubishi Warranty

    • 5yr/60k mile bumper to bumper.
    • 10yr/100k mile powertrain coverage.

  5. (T2) Kia Warranty

    • 5yr/60k mile bumper to bumper.
    • 10yr/100k mile powertrain coverage.

  6. (T2) Hyundai Warranty

    • 5yr/60k mile bumper to bumper.
    • 10yr/100k mile powertrain coverage.

    A three way 2nd place tie for the best new car warranty. The coverages are just too long to be ignored.

  7. Infiniti Warranty

    • 4yr/60k mile bumper to bumper.
    • 6yr/70k mile powertrain coverage.
    • Powertrain warranty is transferable.
    • 4yr/unlimited mile roadside assistance.
    • Courtesy transportation included.

New Car Warranties Winner

The Infiniti warranty is not the longest coverage available, but it seemed to be the best new car warranty after taking all factors into consideration.

Statistically speaking most people won't keep a new car for longer than 4 years and will not drive more than the 60,000 miles, so their coverage should be plenty for most new car buyers.



All Makes
Factory Warranty Comparison

The following list of new car warranties applies to most all 2011 cars, light duty trucks, and SUV's for each maker. The best new car warranty review is divided into a domestic review and an import review for easier search.

Please note that all data has been collected from each manufacturers website and I can make no guarantees as to the accuracy of this information.

You can click on any manufacturers name to access their site and their warranty info. Please contact your local dealer for complete details.



2012 Best New Car Warranty - Domestic

MAKE BUMPER-
TO-BUMPER
LIMITED
WARRANTY
POWERTRAIN
LIMITED
WARRANTY
PWRTRN
WARRANTY
TRANSFER.
ROADSIDE
ASSIST.
COURTESY
TRANS.
PROGRAM
RUST /
CORROSION
WARRANTY
BUICK  4 YRS /
50K MI.
5 YRS /
100K MI.

YES
5 YRS /
100K MI
.
5 YRS /
100K MI.

6 YRS /
100K MI
.
CADILLAC 4 YRS /
50K MI.
5 YRS /
100K MI.
 
YES 
 5 YRS /
100K MI.
5 YRS /
100K MI.

6 YRS /
100K MI
.
CHEVROLET 3 YRS /
36K MI.
5 YRS /
100K MI.
 
YES 
 5 YRS /
100K MI.
5 YRS /
100K MI.

6 YRS /
100K MI
.
CHRYSLER 3 YRS /
36K MI.

5 YRS /
100K MI.
 
 NO 3 YRS /
36K MI.

NO
 5 YRS /
100K MI.
DODGE 3 YRS /
36K MI.
5 YRS /
100K MI.
NO 3 YRS /
36K MI.
NO
5 YRS /
100K MI.
 
FORD 3 YRS /
36K MI.

 5 YRS /
60K MI.

YES 
5 YRS /
60K MI.

NO
5 YRS /
 
UNLTD MI.
GMC 3 YRS /
36K MI.

5 YRS /
100K MI.
 
YES 
5 YRS /
100K MI.

5 YRS /
100K MI.

6 YRS /
100K MI
.
JEEP 3 YRS /
36K MI.
5 YRS /
100K MI.
NO 3 YRS /
36K MI.
NO
 5 YRS /
100K MI.
LINCOLN 4 YRS /
50K MI.

  6 YRS /
70K MI.
YES 
  6 YRS /
70K MI.
NO
5 YRS /
 
UNLTD MI.



2012 Best New Car Warranty - Import

MAKE BUMPER-
TO-BUMPER
LIMITED
WARRANTY
POWERTRAIN
LIMITED
WARRANTY
PWRTRN
WARRANTY
TRANSFER.
ROADSIDE
ASSIST.
COURTESY
TRANS.
PROGRAM
RUST /
CORROSION
WARRANTY
ACURA 4 YRS /
50K MI.

 6 YRS /
70K MI.
YES
 4 YRS /
50K MI.
 NO  5 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
AUDI  4 YRS /
50K MI.
 4 YRS /
50K MI.
NO
4 YRS /
UNLTD MI. 
 NO 12 YRS /
UNLTD MI.

BMW  4 YRS /
50K MI.
 4 YRS /
50K MI.
YES
4 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
 ? 12 YRS /
UNLTD MI.

HONDA  3 YRS /
36K MI.

 5 YRS /
60K MI.
YES
YES
 ?  5 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
HYUNDAI  5 YRS /
60K MI.

 10 YRS /
100K MI.
NO
5 YRS /
UNLTD MI. 
 ?  7 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
INFINITI 4 YRS /
60K MI.

 6 YRS /
70K MI.
YES
4 YRS /
UNLTD MI. 
 YES 7 YRS /
UNLTD MI. 
JAGUAR 4 YRS /
50K MI.

 4 YRS /
50K MI.
 YES 4 YRS /
50K MI.

 NO 6 YRS /
UNLTD MI. 
KIA 5 YRS /
60K MI.

10 YRS /
100K MI.
NO
5 YRS /
60K MI.
 NO 5 YRS /
  100K MI.

LEXUS 4 YRS /
50K MI.

 6 YRS /
70K MI.
 YES 4 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
 YES 6 YRS /
UNLTD MI. 
MAZDA 3 YRS /
36K MI.

 5 YRS /
60K MI.
NO
 3 YRS /
36K MI.
 YES  5 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
MERCEDES 4 YRS /
50K MI.

 4 YRS /
50K MI.
YES
 YES NO
 4 YRS /
50K MI.
MITSUBISHI 5 YRS /
60K MI.
 
 10 YRS /
100K MI.
NO
 5 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
 NO  7 YRS /
100K MI.
NISSAN 3 YRS /
36K MI.
 
 5 YRS /
60K MI.
YES
 3 YRS /
36K MI.
 NO  5 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
PORSCHE  4 YRS /
50K MI.
 4 YRS /
50K MI.
NO
 4 YRS /
50K MI.
 YES  10 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
SUBARU 3 YRS /
36K MI.

 5 YRS /
60K MI.
YES
 YES  NO 5 YRS /
UNLTD MI. 
SUZUKI 3 YRS /
36K MI.

 7 YRS /
100K MI.
YES
 3 YRS /
36K MI.
 YES 3 YRS /
UNLTD MI. 
TOYOTA 3 YRS /
36K MI.

 5 YRS /
60K MI.
 YES YES
 YES  5 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
TOYOTA HYBRID 3 YRS /
36K MI.

HYBRID
COMPS.
8 YRS /
100K MI.

5 YRS /
60K MI.
 YES  YES  YES  5 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
VOLVO  4 YRS /
50K MI.
 4 YRS /
50K MI.
YES
 4 YRS /
UNLTD MI.
 NO 12 YRS /
UNLTD MI. 
VW (USA) 3 YRS /
36K MI.

 5 YRS /
60K MI.
*10 YRS /
100K MI.
(*Certain /
Models)
 YES  3 YRS /
36K MI.
 NO  12 YRS /
UNLTD MI.

Now that you've had a chance to compare, what manufacturer do you think has the best new car warranty?



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