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Ranked: Car Companies With The Best Warranties

Car warranties offer drivers some peace of mind, and can make it preferable to purchase a brand new car than a used one due to the coverage brought on by a manufacturer's warranty. Those warranties, however, are not all created equal, nor are they all the same. Every manufacturer has their own standards and limits, which are sometimes not the best options. These are all ranked based on year or mileage, terrain coverage, and overall services that should be included in the warranty. These companies are the best out there when it comes to the services provided by their warranties.

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10 Cadillac

The features are what separate this company from the rest, and Cadillac has one of the best warranties available. They offer a basic coverage of 4 years or 50K miles, putting them a notch above the rest. Cadillac also has powertrain coverage of 6 years or 70K miles, which not many companies offer. With their corrosion coverage coming in at 6 years or unlimited mileage, they leave other companies that only have 2-3 years looking bad. Along with that, Cadillac has one of the best roadside assistance coverage coming in at 6 years or 70K miles, whichever comes first. Meaning that no matter the time, a representative will always be ready to assist. Cadillac performs well overall.

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9 Lincoln

A model company, Lincoln has some of the best warranties available for all types of cars straight out of their factories. The car comes with one of the higher basic coverages of 4 years or 50K miles. Among other forms of coverage, it has a powertrain coverage of 6 years or 70K miles. Ultimately, this also has unlimited roadside assistance, making it so that even after all the warranties have expired, car owners will still be able to request help from customer reps at the company.

8 Tesla

Among some of the most modern companies, Tesla has one of the best available warranties. The electric car manufacturer offers a basic coverage of 4 years or 50K miles. Their powertrain coverages come out to 8 years or unlimited mileage; the best coverage so far. They don't offer any corrosion coverage, partially due to the electric nature of their vehicles. They offer roadside assistance for 4 years or 50K miles. While Tesla is known for its alternative cars, they should also be known for the diversity of its warranty and coverage programs.

7 Infiniti

The luxury car brand Infinity has made a strong name for itself through the years. It does not come as a shock then that they offer a really solid warranty on their new cars. Infiniti offers a basic coverage of 4 years or 60K miles, similar to that of its other competitors. They, however, offer a powertrain coverage of 6 years or 70K miles, which puts them on par with the previously mentioned brands. Their corrosion coverage is 7 years or unlimited mileage, some of the best in the market, and they offer 4 year or unlimited mileage on roadside assistance. The Infiniti brand ranks among the best on this list due to its range of coverage, boasting some of the longest times that they cover their members and customers.

6 Jaguar

The Jaguar company is known for its classic designs and high-powered sports cars, often seen in old films and Hollywood classics. Their warranty is also one of the those that covers the most when it comes to all aspects of a car. Their basic coverage is 5 years or 60K miles. While they offer a powertrain coverage of 5 years or 60K miles, it is among the lowest ones. They further offer corrosion coverage of 6 years and unlimited mileage, which is better than some companies. Their roadside assistance comes in at 5 years or 60K miles. The overall coverage offered by Jaguar is well positioned on this list.

5 Kia

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4 Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi is ranked fourth among warranty coverage. This car company has produced some of the best warranty options ever seen, making them a good option when looking to purchase a new car. They have a basic coverage plan of 5 years or 60K miles, which a lot of manufacturers advertise. However, their powertrain coverage comes out to 10 years or 100K miles, which is the highest seen so far. The company offers corrosion coverage of 7 years or 100K miles, as well as 5 year or unlimited mileage on roadside assistance.

3 Genesis

The Genesis brand ranks among the top three due to how unlimited some of their warranties are. Their warranty options are more liberating than some of those offered by other companies. They offer a basic coverage of 5 years or 60K miles, not out of the ordinary for many companies. Then their powertrain coverage comes in at 10 years or 100K miles, which is considered one of the highest coverage plans. While the company offers corrosion coverage of 7 years or unlimited mileage, it comes as a surprise since most high ranking companies don't offer unlimited mileage coverage as often as others do. Their roadside assistance also comes as a surprise since they offer 5 years or unlimited mileage roadside assistance.

2 Hyundai

Hyundai, a long-time competitor in the economical car market, ranks second on this list due to its similarity to the Genesis. This company has all the same coverage features as the Genesis, making their warranty programs the most similar in this ranking. They do offer some variety but it's too minuscule to note. The Hyundai offers its basic coverage program at 5 years or 60 K miles. Its powertrain coverage is 10 years or 100K miles. While the corrosion coverage is 7 years or unlimited mileage. Conclusively, roadside assistance is 5 years or unlimited mileage. The similarity is overlooked due to the magnitude of most car brands.

1 Volkswagen

The company that offers the best overall coverage is Volkswagen. Their coverage surpasses all others in terms of basic coverage, which comes out to be either 6 years or 72K miles. This coverage is not only applicable to the basics of the car. They also offer a 6 year or 72K miles for powertrain coverage. Furthermore, their corrosion coverage is 7 years or 100K miles. Not as good as some of its contenders but still the best overall. This continues with their roadside assistance which is 3 years or 36K miles. They have the overall best coverage for their customers, making buying a new car from them the best option around.

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