Roadside assistance packages are not all created equal; however, you can expect 24-hour availability, towing, jump-starting and spare tire installation at the very least. There are too many variables to capture succinctly in a table, so refer to the manufacturer’s documentation to confirm which services they provide and the extent of their coverage. Special mention goes to Cadillac and Lincoln for their 6-year, 110,000 km offerings.
|Dodge SRT, Nissan, Scion, Toyota||3 years||60,000 km|
|Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi1, Subaru||3 years||unlimited|
|Jaguar, Land Rover, Porsche, Tesla, Volkswagen||4 years||80,000 km|
|Infiniti||4 years||100,000 km|
|Acura, Audi, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Mini, Smart, Volvo||4 years||unlimited|
|Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Jeep, Kia, RAM||5 years||100,000 km|
|Buick, Chevrolet, GMC||5 years||160,000 km|
|Hyundai, Mitsubishi2||5 years||unlimited|
|Cadillac, Lincoln||6 years||110,000 km|
2 all models except i-MiEV
The warranty coverage on most any hybrid/electric vehicle powertrain is the same: 8 years, 160,000 km. A notable exception here is Tesla, which covers its powertrains and 85 kWh battery packs for 8 years with no distance limit, while its 70 kWh battery pack is covered for 8 years, 200,000 km.
|Mercedes-Benz, Smart||4 years||80,000 km|
|Acura, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Infiniti, Kia, Lexus, Lincoln, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen||8 years||160,000 km|
|Tesla (70 kWh battery)||8 years||200,000 km|
|Tesla (powertrain, 85 kWh battery)||8 years||unlimited|
Still with us? Warranty terms present a mind-boggling array of numbers and conditions, though they only make up part of the picture when it comes to owning a reliable ride. Before committing to a purchase, check online for reviews from current owners of the same model generation.