Hyundai paces top-8 best new car warranties

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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.

The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith. The niche manufacturer has among best warranties in the car industry.
The 2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith. The niche British manufacturer offers among the best car warranties in the car industry. Image © James Raia/2014

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.

HYUNDAI

2015 HYUNDAI SONATA: LUXURY ATTITUDE, VALUE PRICED

MITSUBISHI

2016 MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER UNDERDOG GREATLY IMPROVED 

KIA

2016 KIA SORENTO: UNDERDOG SUV GAINS IN TOYOTA, HYUNDAI

VOLVO

2016 VOLVO XC90: STYLE, SAFETY IN NEW LUXURY SUV

INFINITI

HYUNDAI, INFINITI AMONG WORK DEBUTS AT LA AUTO SHOW

TESLA

2015 TESLA: SAFEST CAR EVER TESTED BUT UNRELIABLE

GMC

2013 GMC DENALI: MAKEOVER SHINES INSIDE AND OUTSIDE

BUICK

2015 BUICK LACROSSE FLAGSHIP SEDAN A SUCCESS

ROLLS-ROYCE

2014 ROLLS ROYCE WRAITH: POWERFUL, FAST, MENACING

 

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