Best New-Vehicle Warranties in 2019

Once again this year, CAA-Quebec has analyzed the various warranties offered by automakers and posted the results on its website, highlighting those with the best coverage across the industry.

It’s all there: limited vehicle warranty, powertrain warranty, emission control warranty, corrosion warranty, seat belt and airbag warranty, electric or hybrid system warranty, etc.

The available coverage can vary significantly from one vehicle to another, CAA-Quebec points out. For instance, some manufacturers offer coverage of up to 10 years on the powertrain, whereas others offer a full five-year warranty. No matter the brand or vehicle, keep in mind that certain restrictions may apply.

Interestingly, a number of manufacturers—including most European compagnies along with Nissan and FCA—cover the battery in their plug-in hybrid and electric cars for a longer period (typically 8 years/160,000 km) than other components of the electrified powertrain.

Photo: Mazda

Best new-vehicle warranties in 2019

  • Entire vehicle: Genesis, Hyundai and Kia (5 years/100,000 km), Mazda (3 years/unlim.), Mitsubishi (10 years/160,000 km during promotion)
  • Powertrain: Mazda (5 years/unlim.), Mitsubishi (10 years/160,000 km), Tesla (8 years/192,000 km for long-range vehicles)
  • Hybrid or electric drive system: Mitsubishi (10 years/160,000 km), Tesla (8 years/192,000 km for long-range vehicles)
  • Audio, DVD and navigation: Mazda (3 years/unlim.)
  • Emission control system: Variable
  • Corrosion (perforation): Audi, BMW, MINI, Porsche and Volvo (12 years/unlim.)
  • Seat belts: INFINITI and Nissan (10 years/unlim.), Mazda (5 years/unlim.)
  • Airbags: Lexus (6 years/110,000 km), Mazda (5 years/unlim.)
  • Roadside assistance: Mitsubishi (10 years/160,000 km during promotion), Buick, Cadillac and Lincoln (6 years/110,000 km), Genesis, Hyundai and Kia (5 years/unlim.)

Check out the full study on the CAA-Quebec website.

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