Vw Extends Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty Across Its Lineup

October 9th, 2017 by

Volkswagen New Car Warranty

How long is the Volkswagen New Car Warranty?

There’s plenty to consider when shopping for a new car, and one thing that often goes overlooked is warranty coverage. This may partially be because so many automakers have traditionally offered similar warranties. One might call 3 years of 36,000 miles a standard. Volkswagen, however, has decided that the standard is no longer good enough. So how long is the VW New Car Warranty? Starting with the 2018 model year, it’s now 6 years/72,000 miles.

What’s covered by Volkswagen’s People First Warranty?

Warranty coverage isn’t as simple as you would initially think. Typically, you have a New Car Warranty, which is a limited warranty that can cover a wide variety of failures due to defects in craftmanship, and then an additional powertrain coverage, which includes the engine, transmission and some drivetrain components. If you aren’t a mechanic yourself, it can be confusing to know what is and isn’t covered, and why.

The People First Warranty has taken the guesswork out, as it a bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers any unusual part failures, including the powertrain. Models for 2018 that receive this new warranty coverage include the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Tiguan and Passat.
Another important component to the warranty is that it is completely transferable. This means that if you decide to sell your model, the next owner benefits from any remaining coverage. This is great for resale value, and something to consider if you are hoping to buy a used Volkswagen a few years down the road. Other competitors typically offer 5-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty, along with the 3-year/36,000 mile basic limited warranty.

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