CERTIFIED CHEVY MALIBU WARRANTY VS. COMPETITION
When you are looking to buy Certified Pre-Owned, you do so because you want the assurance that you are getting a quality vehicle. You want to know that the owners before you took good care of it, so you don’t have to worry. One way automakers assure you that your pre-owned vehicle is quality is by giving you a warranty on that vehicle.
Let’s check out the warranties of a Certified Used Chevy Malibu as compared to the competition. GM has improved their warranties for Certified Pre-Owned vehicles, so if you were to get a Certified Chevy Malibu, you would get a 12-month/12,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited warranty as well as a 6-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty including Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation. The other perk of this warranty is that it offers no deductible.
Vs. Certified Toyota Camry
The warranty for a Certified Toyota Camry is a 12-month/12,000-mile Limited Comprehensive Warranty, and you also get a 7-year/100,000-mile Limited Powertrain Warranty. However, this second warranty begins from the original date that the car was first sold new, so it is not 7-year/100,000-miles from when you buy it. Also, this warranty includes 1 year of Roadside Assistance, while the Chevy warranty includes 6 years of Roadside Assistance.
Vs. Certified Ford Fusion
The Certified Ford Fusion Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage is 12-months/12,000 miles. There is also a 7-year/100,000-mile warranty from the original Ford New-Vehicle Limited Warranty start date. This plan also includes Roadside Assistance for you. This is a pretty competitive warranty as compared to the Chevy warranty, but for this one you have a steep deductible and Chevy has no deductible.
Vs. Certified Kia Optima
The Certified Kia Optima comes with a 10-year/100,000-mile Certified Pre-Owned Limited Powertrain Warranty and 12 months/12,000 miles of Platinum Coverage. This warranty also comes with a 10-year Roadside Assistance plan. This is one of the better warranty offers as far as years are concerned, but you will notice that the mileage is the same as many of these other warranties. Also, there is a $50 deductible per visit while the Chevy has no deductible.
Vs. Certified Honda Accord
This vehicle gives you a Non-Powertrain Systems and Components Coverage of 12-months/12,000-miles. You also get a 7-years/100,000-miles Powertrain Systems and Components Coverage starting when the vehicle was first sold new. The Honda warranty seems to be very similar to the Chevy warranty as they have similar mileage and they both offer a $0 deductible.
Vs. Certified Nissan Altima
Nissan gives you a 7-year/100,000-mile limited warranty when you buy Certified Pre-Owned. This warranty starts from the original sale date, and there are no other types of warranties, so these vehicles are a little bit less covered than many of the vehicles above. For instance, the Chevy gives you the Bumper-to-Bumper warranty while the Nissan does not. You do get Roadside Assistance for the duration of the warranty, however.
It is clear from this comparison that Chevy offers a very competitive warranty. It gives you many perks including a 12-month/12,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited warranty as well as a 6-year/100,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty including Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation. This warranty also gives you no deductible which puts it ahead of many of these other options.
If you are looking into Certified Pre-Owned, the Chevrolet Malibu is a good warranty for your money.