Which Automaker Has the Best Warranty?

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Which Company Covers You the Longest?

Purchasing a new car can be significantly more expensive than buying a gently used car. However, one of the biggest incentives to buying new is getting a new car warranty. If you’re looking to spend that much to get a new warranty, then it’s worth finding the best. 

In most cases, a new car warranty lasts three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Some go for four years or 50,000 miles. These car warranties also tend to come with an additional powertrain warranty to cover expensive engine, transmission, and axle systems. Many brands offer extended warranties to provide your vehicle with lengthier coverage, but as these come at extra cost to you, they did not factor into our rankings. 

Some new cars come with free maintenance, which mitigates your out-of-pocket repair costs. There are more than a few manufacturers who include free scheduled service with their new vehicles to incentivize leased models to be returned to the dealership in prime condition. We give these programs extra credit in our rankings. 

To find the best factory warranty, we scoured industry websites and downloaded car warranty programs for every automotive brand sold in the United States. We ranked them according to the length of the bumper-to-bumper warranty, but we also factored in powertrain warranties. Powertrain problems tend to be among the most expensive to repair. 

Additionally, we checked the fine print. Some of the longest warranties in the automotive world come with limitations that restrict the value of your car when you go to resell it. Our rankings penalize them. 

After all that research, we feel confident in naming these top 10 new car warranties.

This article covers new car warranties. If you want to learn more about the best certified pre-owned warranties, click here.

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