Keith Buglewicz, a writer for DriverSide.com, has compiled an exhaustive list of car warranties and has determined that Hyundai offers the best overall automotive warranty among automobiles offered in the United States.
The author writer of Hyundai:
“When you see those Hyundai commercials touting the country’s best warranty, well, they’re not lying. Hyundai’s powertrain warranty is equaled in years by Mitsubishi and Kia – and in miles by several others, and Kia and Mitsubishi also offer just as long a period from bumper-to-bumper.
“Mitsubishi even ties Hyundai with its roadside assistance. But Hyundai beats out Mitsubishi on two fronts. First, it offers unlimited mileage on its corrosion protection package. Second, it applies to all Hyundai models, including the sporty Genesis coupe and luxurious Equus.
Hyundai’s warranty: Powertrain: 10 years/100,000 miles; Bumper-to-Bumper: 5 years/60,000 miles; Roadside Assistance: 5 years/unlimited miles; Corrosion Protection: 7 years/unlimited miles.
While comparing the three main parts of automotive warranties — bumper-to-bumper, power train and corrosion — and with an emphasis on power train (the part of a warranty covers the engine), here in order are the five best car warranties available in the United States:
Hyundai, Mitsubishi, Buick and Cadillac (tie), Kia
To read the details, visit: Best Auto Warranties
Article Last Updated: June 8, 2011.
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