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Best manufacturer warranties on new cars

All new cars come with a warranty – a promise from the manufacturer that they’ll replace any faulty consumableparts and foot the bill for any repair work your car might need for a set number of years. Most warranties won’t cover consumable items such as tyres and brakes. We’ve put together a list of the best manufacturer warranties out there today…

Here are the best manufacturer warranties available:

1. Kia

Kia leads the field for manufacturer warranties. All models in the Korean brand’s range are covered by a seven-year/100,000-mile warranty – no other car maker can cover their cars for such a long period as standard.

Unfortunately, Kia’s warranty only protects batteries for two years, stereos for three years or 60,000 miles and paintwork for five years or 100,000 miles. It is, however, fully transferrable between owners.

Read our in-depth Kia reviews for more details and the latest carwow offers.

2. SsangYong

SsangYong might not be the biggest name in the business but its five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty is still hugely competitive. Unlike Kia, SsangYong’s cover protects perishable items such as suspension bushings and joints for the whole warranty period while brakes and clutches are covered for one year or 12,000 miles.

Your car stereo will be covered for five years and the battery for three. Even if you decide to use your car for commercial business or taxi duties, SsangYong will still honour its warranty for the full five years – something few manufacturers will match.

Head over to our detailed SsangYong reviews for more information.

3. Hyundai

Hyundai’s standard cover matches rival SsangYong’s five-year/unlimited-mileage warranty. Unfortunately, your car won’t be covered for commercial use but you can take advantage of five years free breakdown cover and annual vehicle inspections to make sure it’s in tip-top condition.

This warranty is fully transferable between owners and includes two years’ brake and clutch cover and three years’ protection for perishable suspension components, such as rubber bushings.

Check out our Hyundai reviews for more details.

4. Toyota

All Toyota models are covered by a five-year/100,000-mile warranty that includes three years’ paintwork cover. Unlike some rival brands, all Toyota’s hybrid models, such as the Prius and Yaris, have their batteries and motors covered for the full five years, too.

Besides the utilitarian Hilux pickup, all models are protected by a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty. Should any rust appear from inside the car’s body panels, Toyota will undertake remedial work to make sure it’s as structurally sound and safe as possible.

For more information, read our detailed Toyota reviews.

5. Subaru

Subaru runs fellow Japanese brand Toyota close in the warranty stakes. All its models, except the high-performance WRX STI, are covered for five years or 100,000 miles – whichever comes first.

Subaru offers a similar 12-year anti-corrosion warranty to Toyota while three year’s roadside assistance should help give you peace of mind, too.

Read a selection of our Subaru reviews for more details.

6. Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi’s five-year/62,500-mile warranty is offered on every car in its range. Key components such as batteries, O2 sensors and diesel injectors are only protected for three years, however, although the mileage cap is unchanged.

Similar to most other manufacturers on our list, Mitsubishi offers a 12-year/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion warranty as standard, too, so you’ll be fully protected from the effects of a wet British winter.

Check out our Mitsubishi reviews for more information

7. Renault

Renault will cover your new car for four years or 100,000 miles – whichever comes first. Paintwork will be protected for three years while a familiar 12-year anti-corrosion warranty is offered as standard, too.

All models in the French firm’s range are covered, including its newly re-vamped Zoe electric hatchback and Twizy city car.

For more details, read our in-depth Renault reviews.

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