VW is working hard to pull itself out from under the black cloud that has floated overhead since it was caught cheating on diesel emissions. To help make its cars more appealing, the company has announced that it has extended the bumper-to-bumper warranty for all of its cars to 6-years or 72,000 miles. Previously that long warranty was only offered on the Tiguan and Atlas.
Now every car in the VW line carries that same warranty. Before the upgrade, the warranty was only 3-years or 36,000 miles which is standard across the board. The better warranty puts VW ahead of Hyundai, Kia, and Mitsubishi for warranty length with those firms having a 5-year or 60,000 mile bumper to bumper warranty, but a 10-year or 100,000 mile powertrain warranty.
VW’s warranty is fully transferable to a new owner if the car is sold. The other automakers with long warranties shorten the powertrain coverage significantly for the second owner. Only Mitsubishi offers a fully transferable warranty to match VW.