The Kia Telluride has received a lot of attention, but is the Kia warranty enough for this SUV? We ought to expect the winner of the 2020 NACTOY Utility Vehicle of the Year, MotorTrend’s SUV of the Year and Car and Driver’s 10Best award comes with a killer warranty.
Kia Telluride hype
This much hype warrants some skepticism and the warranty is an important aspect to research when it comes to buying a new car. A look at what the Kia warranty has to offer will shed some light onto the coverage you can expect if you decide to buy a Kia Telluride.
The warranty covering the Kia Telluride actually has your back. Because Kia is a newer auto group, they offer competitive warranties because they’ve had fewer years to prove their reliability. Robust warranty coverage helps newer car brands like Kia or Hyundai get a leg up among big names like Honda, Toyota or Ford, whose warranties aren’t even in the top ten.
What coverage is provided with the Kia Warranty?
The Telluride is covered by Kia’s 10 year, 100k mile warranty program. This includes several coverage categories enveloped by the Kia warranty package. This package is pretty loaded, but keep in mind that every warranty is limited in its own way. It’s also good to remember that long distance drivers should opt for warranties with the most years or unlimited miles.
The powertrain section of the warranty packs the most punch. The Kia warranty’s namesake that covers vehicles for 10 years or 100k applies strictly to problems with the engine, transmission, axles, driveshafts and differential. This coverage offers more than Nissan, Toyota and Honda by five years, 40k miles.
There’s more to this warranty than meets the eye
There’s more than the 10 year, 100k mile powertrain warranty. Under Kia’s Warranty program the Telluride has five years, 60k miles of bumper to bumper coverage with roadside assistance. For instance, this part of the package covers factory installed parts with warranty-approved issues.
The limited corrosion warranty, or anti-perforation coverage stretches over five years or or 100k miles. This is a more limited plan for long distance drivers, however, when compared with others like Toyota who offer unlimited miles with their corrosion package.
US Kias also benefit from an air conditioning and entertainment warranty for up to 3 years or 36k miles. As well as a huge network of thousands of technicians and approved service centers. This roadside assistance network covers flat tires, jump starts, locked-out vehicle owners, and gas in the event a vehicle runs out. Additionally, US Kia covers any non-impact paint flaws that arise in the first 3 years or 36k miles.
How well does Kia cover the Telluride?
All of the components of Kia’s warranty package comprise one of the best warranties out there, challenged only by Hyundai’s Owner Assurance. Considering all the exciting awards the Telluride earned, we expect that it’s paired with an impressive warranty.
You should research the limitations or disclaimers of any vehicle warranty if you are thinking about purchasing a new vehicle. Still, the warranty that backs the Kia Telluride ultimately lives up to the hype.