Hyundai claims it offers “America’a Best Warranty” throughout its lineup of vehicles, the entry level Accent to the top-line Equus.
It’s hard to argue with the claim. Hyundai’s bumper-to-bumper warrant is five years or 60,000 miles. The powertrain warranty covers up to 10 years or 100,000 miles. Hyundai adds a seven-year unlimited-mile anti-perforation warranty. It covers rust and corrosion from interior and exterior body panels of the original sheet metal.
And there is also a five-year, unlimited-mile, 24-hour roadside-assistance service including battery jump-starts, flat-tire changing, lock-out assistance and towing. Finally, the battery in hybrid Hyundai vehicles has a lifetime warranty.
All Hyundai warranty details are transferable to future vehicle owners except the powertrain warranty. The new owner gets a five-year, 60,000-mile new-vehicle limited warranty dated from the original owner’s purchase.
As such, Hyundai’s warranty is cited as the best in the industry, according to web site, Cheat Sheet. The list its top-8 car warranties, and its includes two niche manufacturers, Rolls-Royce and Tesla.
According to the site: “Luxury car maker Rolls Royce is one of the few luxury brands offering a comprehensive warranty. The steep price you pay for handcrafted precision includes a four-year unlimited mileage warranty.”
“In addition to the basic coverage, Rolls Royce also adds four years of service, maintenance and roadside assistance. But does the roadside assistance program include passing the Grey Poupon.”
Here’s the list of the top-8 car warranties, with links to reviews of the vehicles on TheWeeklyDriver.com.
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Article Last Updated: November 15, 2015.
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