Roadside Assistance

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.

Roadside Assistance Terms
Manufacturer Duration Distance
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

1 i-MiEV
2 all models except i-MiEV

Hybrid Powertrain

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.

Hybrid/Electric Powertrain Warranty Terms
Manufacturer Duration Distance
Mercedes-Benz, Smart 4 years 80,000 km
Porsche 6 years unlimited
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.

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