Cars with a 5 year warranty

Buy some peace of mind with a car with a 5 year warranty

Murray Scullion
Jul 18, 2018

When it comes to car warranties, bigger is generally better. Nothing shows a manufacturer's confidence in its build quality than a lengthy guarantee that should cover you against any major failure.

A five-year warranty is a pretty good deal. If you're buying new, then the chances are that you'll have changed your car before it expires. It's transferred to any subsequent owners too, so second-hand buyers can also benefit from the remainder of the cover.

As well as warranty length, you should also consider the various conditions, which typically limit the mileage that you can cover and which parts are included. For example, the class-leader in warranty length is from Kia, with a seven-year warranty - which is limited to a maximum 100,000 miles. The battery and air conditioning refrigerant are only covered for 24 month and cracks in the exterior glass are only covered for the first 100 miles or three months.

 

And finally, cars with a shorter warranty aren't necessarily less reliable. The most reliable car on sale in the UK, according to Auto Express’ Driver Power Survey, is the Lexus NX. Lexus has performed admirably in these surveys for years, and yet, Lexus’ standard warranty is only three years.

 

Cars with a 5 year warranty

Alfa Romeo

Alfa Romeo has recently introduced a new package on some of its cars that includes a five-year warranty. Alfa calls it the 5-3-5, which encompasses a five year warranty, three years servicing, and five years breakdown cover.

This does however, have a 75,000-mile limit attached to it. So, if you don’t travel a lot, this could be worth it. But if you do more than 15,000 miles a year, it might be better looking elsewhere. For instance, BMW’s three-year warranty has an unlimited mileage warranty and might be a better bet. The 5-3-5 plan is not available for the Mito or the 4C.

Cars included:

Alfa Romeo Giulia
Alfa Romeo Giulietta
Alfa Romeo Stelvio

Hyundai

Hyundai proudly offers its five-year warranty with unlimited miles attached to it. So this is definitely one to go for if you do travel a lot. It also throws in roadside assistance, five annual vehicle health checks, plus a 12-year anti-perforation warranty. And it’s available with all new Hyundai cars.

This warranty can be transferred between owners too, so it’s great for second-hand buyers. It also includes two years’ brake and clutch cover, plus three years’ worth of cover for perishable suspension components. Word of warning though - this warranty doesn’t apply if you use the car for commercial use.

Cars included:

Hyundai i10
Hyundai i20
Hyundai i30
Hyundai i40
Hyundai Ioniq
Hyundai Kona
Hyundai Tucson
Hyundai Santa Fe

Jeep

We could just write ‘see above’ for this, but we won’t. Jeep has the same 5-3-5 deal as Alfa Romeo, because they’re both owned by Fiat. This deal, like the Alfa Romeo one above, provides customers with a five-year warranty, a three-year servicing programme, and five years of roadside cover.

And like the deal above, it’s limited to 75,000 miles. So if you’re a long-distance driver, it might be worth looking elsewhere. Toyota’s five year warranty covers 100,000 miles, for instance. This Jeep deal is available on all Jeeps on sale though, which is surely a sign of confidence.

Cars included:

Jeep Renegade
Jeep Wrangler
Jeep Compass
Jeep Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee

Mitsubishi

Yet more big warranties coming out of Japan - this time from Mitsubishi. It’s five-year or 62,500 mile warranty and is available on every car in its range. It also includes 12-year/unlimited mileage anti-corrosion warranty too.

However, some important parts like diesel injectors, some sensors, and batteries, only have a three-year warranty, allbeit, with unlimited mileages attached to them.

Cars included:

Mitsubishi Mirage
Mitsubishi ASX
Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
Mitsubishi Outlander
Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
Mitsubishi Shogun
Mitsubishi L200

Ssangyong

You might not have seen many Ssangyongs around, but the company has been in the UK since 1994, specialising in large 4x4s. Of late, it's been making a name for itself in cheap crossovers, like the Tivoli.

Ssangyong’s five-year warranty is unlimited in mileage, so is on-par with Hyundai’s and Toyota’s. It also covers perishable items like suspension parts, which is better than most warranties. And Ssangyong will still give you a five-year warranty if you use it for commercial uses too.

Cars included:

Ssangyong Tivoli
Ssangyong Korando
Ssangyong Turismo

Subaru

Subaru is part-owned by Toyota, which goes some way into explaining why the warranties of the two manufactures are very similar. Subarus are covered by a five-year/100,000 warranty, in conjunction with three years roadside assistance, plus a 12-year anti corrosion warranty.

It offers the deal on all of its cars, except for its most sporting offering, the WRX STI, which only gets a three-year/60,000 mile warranty. It should also be noted that performance upgrade parts, including those bought from a Subaru franchise dealer, constitutes a modification and invalidates the warranty.

Cars included:

Subaru Impreza
Subaru XV
Subaru Forester
Subaru Levorg
Subaru Outback
Subaru BRZ

Toyota

Toyota’s impressive five-year/100,000 mile warranty is backed up by the fact that Toyotas are also reliable. The Toyota Prius recently placed third for reliability in the Auto Express 2018 Driver Power survey.

The Prius, along with Toyota’s other hybrid models, have their important batteries and motors covered for the full five years too, something you don’t often see. All Toyotas, except for the Hilux pickup, are also covered by a 12-year anti-corrosion warranty.

Cars included:

Toyota Aygo
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Auris
Toyota Rav4
Toyota Avensis
Toyota GT86
Toyota Prius
Toyota Land Cruiser                                                 

MG

You might be surprised to see MG on this list. But as of 2018, it now has five-year warranty on its GS SUV and its 3 supermini.

MG3s are covered for 5 years or up to 60,000 miles (whichever happens first). And while that is a piddling amount of miles, there are no mileage restrictions during the first 12 months. The GS gets a slightly different, and better, warranty. It's a five-year or 80,000 mile deal, and also doesn’t have restrictions on the first 12 months.

Cars included:

MG3
MG GS

                

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