New-vehicle warranties are longer and more generous than ever, but which ones are best?

The list of requirements when purchasing a new vehicle is never-ending, however, one of the most important factors is the car’s warranty. New-car warranties start from three years and generally go up to seven.

Not all warranties are the same, it is best to take note that warranty terms may be conditional, and some commercial applications may limit warranty. Individual components like electric-vehicle batteries may also be covered by separate warranties.

In ascending order here are all the manufacturer’s warranty lengths:

Three years

Abarth: Three-years/150,000km

Alfa Romeo: Three-years/150,000km

Alpine: Three-years/unlimited-kilometre for the first two years, limited to 100,000km for the third year.

Aston Martin: Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

Audi: Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

Bentley: Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

BMW: Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

Chrysler: Three-year/100,000km

Fiat: Three-year/150,000km

Ferrari: Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

Foton: Three-year/100,000km

Jaguar: Three-year/100,000km

Lamborghini:Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

Land Rover: Three-year/100,000km

Lotus:Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

Mahindra: Three-year/100,000km

Maserati:Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

McLaren: Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

Porsche: Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

Ram: Three-year/unlimited-kilometre

Four years

Lexus: Four-year/100,000km

Rolls-Royce: Four-year/unlimited-kilometre

Tesla: Four-year/80,000km

Five years

Citroen: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Ford: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Genesis: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Honda: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Hyundai: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Jeep: Five-year/100,000km

LDV: Five-year/130,000km

Mazda: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Mercedes-Benz: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Mercedes-Benz vans: Five-year/250,000km

Nissan: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Peugeot: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Renault: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty for passenger vehicles, five-year/200,000km for vans

Skoda: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Subaru: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Suzuki: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Toyota: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Volkswagen: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Volvo: Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

Six years

Isuzu: Six-year/150,000km

Seven years

GWM: Seven-year/150,000km (excluding Great Wall Steed, with a five-year/150,000km warranty)

Haval: Seven-year/unlimited-kilometre

Kia: Seven-year/unlimited-kilometre

MG: Seven-year/unlimited-kilometre for ICE vehicles, EV & hybrids have a Five-year/unlimited-kilometre

SsangYong: Seven-year/unlimited-kilometre

10 years

Mitsubishi: 10-year/200,000km when serviced exclusively within the Mitsubishi dealer network Or five-year/100,000kms as standard.