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The 10 Best Manufacturer Warranties

While the common conception in the modern era is that cars are more reliable than ever, especially electric vehicles (EVs) with their fewer moving parts, the reality is that a really good manufacturer warranty can be worth its weight in gold in terms of providing a consumer with loads of peace of mind – and, as with everything in the world of cars, some manufacturers do warranties better than others.

The industry-standard warranty is 3 years or 60,000 miles, which 17 manufacturers (these being Audi, Citroen, Cupra, Dacia, Ford, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Peugeot, Polestar, SEAT, Skoda, Subaru, Suzuki, Vauxhall, Volkswagen and Volvo) provide as their level of standard cover. Admittedly, some of these offer a flat 3 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first, but you can find some of them (e.g. Peugeot) will provide unlimited mileage cover for years 1 and 2, only introducing the 60,000-mile cap in year 3. Nevertheless, 3 years and 60,000 miles is the bare minimum you should accept.

While all of the above manufacturers offer extended warranty cover for a fee, so do all the companies who make our list below. So here, in ascending order, are the 10 best standard manufacturer warranties you can get right now.

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Level Of Cover (Years And Mileage): 3 years/unlimited mileage

The initial step up from the base 3-year, 60,000-mile warranty is to get rid of that mileage cap, offering buyers the comfort of knowing they have 3 years of cover irrespective of how far they drive their cars in that time. In total, 13 manufacturers provide this level of warranty as standard and you can spot their groupings: 5 of them are the former Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) manufacturers who are now in the Stellantis group, these being Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep and, surprisingly, Maserati (all of which are covered by a Mopar warranty); then there’s BMW and its spin-off MINI; Mercedes-Benz also qualifies, along with subsidiary Smart; both Jaguar and Land Rover, in the JLR stable, provide this cover; and then there are individual firms Porsche and Honda on the same scheme.

9. DS

Level Of Cover (Years And Mileage): 3 years/60,000 miles (ICE) or 8 years/100,000 miles (PHEVs and EVs)

Unlike parent company Citroen (and fellow former PSA stablemates Peugeot and Vauxhall, who all joined Stellantis in the wake of the FCA merger), DS gets onto this list courtesy of a 2-stage warranty. Buy one of its regular internal combustion engine (ICE) models and you get the bog-standard warranty cover of 3 years and 60,000 miles, but if you go for one of the French company’s plug-in hybrids or EVs, the level of reassurance instead switches to a meaty 8 years or 100,000 miles – that’s better than Kia’s legendary warranty cover. We’d therefore put DS much higher up the list on the basis of this, if it weren’t for the fact that ICE buyers are left out in the cold with this deal…

8. Mitsubishi

Level Of Cover (Years And Mileage): 5 years/62,500

There are 2 problems with this entry on the list – the 1st is that, although Mitsubishi’s 5 years of cover is much better than 3 years, the mileage limit is only marginally increased to 62,500 overall (so assuming 12,500 miles per annum). However, by far the bigger issue is that Mitsubishi no longer sells new cars in the UK, so you can only continue to benefit from this warranty if you’ve already bought a Mitsubishi in the past 2 or 3 years. Oh.

7. Toyota

Level Of Cover (Years And Mileage): 3 years, rising to 10 years/100,000 miles (predicated on servicing)

This is a bit of a complex one, but if you take advantage of it then technically Toyota offers the best level of warranty cover in the UK right now. In essence, you get a pretty standard 3-year warranty on every new Toyota sold; so far, so normal. However, without asking for a separate extended warranty fee like other manufacturers, all Toyota asks is that you service the car with one of its main UK dealers throughout its life. If you do that, every time you have the car serviced then you get a complimentary 12-month extension on your warranty – up to a maximum of 10 years and 100,000 miles. And as you should be paying for servicing on any vehicle, whether it’s covered under a warranty or not, then Toyota’s ‘loyalty scheme’ warranty extension plan seems like a very good deal to us.

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6. Tesla

Level Of Cover (Years And Mileage): 4 years/50,000 miles (base vehicle), 5 years/60,000 miles (Supplementary Restraint System), 8 years/100,000-150,000 miles (drivetrain and battery, model depending)

As ever, Tesla likes to do things differently and so its confusing warranty is made up of 3 distinct parts, covering different aspects of its vehicles. The basic cover, affecting any non-drivetrain/battery components on the car but excluding airbags, is fairly feeble – you get an extra year of cover to most other manufacturers, at 4 years overall, but the mileage limit is reduced from 60,000 to just 50,000 miles. The Supplementary Restraint System (that’s a really fancy way of saying ‘airbags’, incidentally) on any Tesla, however, gains 5 years and 60,000 miles of cover.

But it’s the electric motors and battery packs which get the greatest warranty as standard. All Teslas are covered for an impressive 8 years, and for 1 of 3 overall mileages – 100,000 miles (Model 3 Rear-Wheel Drive), 120,000 miles (Model 3 Long Range and Performance, Model Y Long Range and Performance) or 150,000 miles (Model S and Model X). If it wasn’t so baffling and exclusionary in certain departments, we’d put this warranty even higher on this list.

5. Renault

Level Of Cover (Years And Mileage): 5 years/100,000 miles

Straightforward stuff here from Renault, which doesn’t ask any extra fees from you nor does it require you service your cars at inflated main-dealer rates in order to qualify for an extra 2 years and 40,000 miles of warranty cover, giving you 5 years and 100,000 miles of back-up as standard on every new car it sells. Even better, that’s unlimited mileage for years 1 and 2 of the warranty, with the ‘cap’ (such as 100,000 miles is) only appearing in years 3-5.

4. Hyundai

Level Of Cover (Years And Mileage): 5 years/unlimited mileage

We’ve long said this is actually the best new-car warranty you can get, mainly because it is unlimited mileage for every 1 of the 5 years of cover Hyundai provides. However, on the basis that most people won’t even cover 100,000 miles in 5 years (who among you regularly drives more than 20,000 miles a year, hmm?), we’ve reluctantly put Hyundai’s mega warranty in 4th on this list as you’ll probably never truly benefit from its unlimited-mileage status – certainly if you’re leasing through Vanarama, at any rate. It’s a brilliant level of reassurance from the Korean manufacturer, though, and it has been one of the company’s key selling points for 2 decades now.

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3. MG

Level Of Cover (Years And Mileage): 7 years/80,000 miles

Reborn Chinese-owned MG offers a whopping 7-year warranty, which is the joint-longest level of range-wide cover you can get as standard in the UK. The only thing which keeps MG to just 3rd place on this list is that the 80,000-mile cap comes into effect from year 2 onwards – you only get 12 months of unlimited-mileage cover from the British manufacturer. Nevertheless, MG’s stellar warranty is one of the ways the company is trying to tempt you to take the plunge on its ever-improving products.

2. Genesis

Level Of Cover (Years And Mileage): 5 years/unlimited mileage, plus 5 years’ worth of servicing up to 50,000 miles included

Genesis is a new luxury marque from Hyundai and so, in order to mitigate us pushing its parent company down to 4th, we’ve put Genesis’ cover in 2nd on this list for one good reason – not only do you get the same 5-year, unlimited-mileage warranty on its products, but it also throws 5 years’ worth of free servicing into the bargain too. There is a mileage cap on that latter benefit, of just 50,000 miles, but even so you’d be daft to deny that this is one seriously comprehensive level of customer cover.

1. Kia

Level Of Cover (Years And Mileage): 7 years/100,000 miles

Taking top spot on our list is the warranty which has long been described as ‘industry-leading’ by many independent commentators… and, of course, Kia itself. Yes, the fabled 7-year warranty from the Koreans is, all things considered, the best level of cover you can get as standard from any car manufacturer. It’s actually unlimited mileage for years 1-3, as well, with the 100,000-mile cap taking effect from year 4 onwards, but – as we said earlier – the vast majority of people don’t tend to drive 100,000 miles in a single car alone during their lives, which basically means that you know that should something go wrong on your Kia, which is highly unlikely in the 1st place, then this warranty will have your back regardless.

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