Kia factory warranty is 5 years or 60,000 miles of bumper-to-bumper repair coverage and 10 years or 100,000 miles of powertrain coverage.
The bumper-to-bumper warranty covers breakdowns caused by defective parts on the entire vehicle excluding normal wear and routine maintenance.
The powertrain warranty covers the engine, transmission, and driveline only.
Does it transfer to the second owner?
The 5 year bumper-to-bumper warranty transfers to the second owner automatically but the 10 year powertrain warranty is not transferable.
Kia offers two extended warranty options for owners who want to buy longer transferable coverage.
What are my Extended Warranty Options?
The Kia Platinum Warranty covers the cost to repair the engine, transmission, drive axle, oil pump, thermostat, steering, radiator, fuel injectors, heating, cooling, gauges, computers, audio, video, electronics, and all other components except the exclusions listed at the bottom of the PDF brochure below.
The Kia Gold Warranty has a moderate list of covered components but is more of a gamble than a protection plan.
The F&I Tools Review found that customer satisfaction rates where nearly double for owners who chose the Kia Platinum Warranty even though the upfront cost was higher, because the increased coverage was worth it -- paying off more repairs in the long run.
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Kia Platinum Extended Warranty
How much is the repair copay?
Kia offers three deductible copay options: $0, $100, and $250.
The $0 deductible is tempting, but the $100 deductible costs $650 less upfront, while the $250 deductible is only slightly cheaper than the $100.
Therefore, the F&I Tools Review finds the Kia Platinum Extended Warranty with $100 deductible to be the best bang for the buck!
How much does the Kia Platinum Extended Warranty cost?
Retail Market Value 10 Years | 100,000 Miles
$100 deductible: $3940
Prices may vary by model, usage, location, and purchase date.
You can buy the extended warranty from any Kia dealer, but we recommend buying it from the dealer you intend to return to for repairs.
Service ratings are higher for owners who return to their original dealers because the service departments receive bonuses that depend on 100% satisfaction from surveys provided to repeat clients by Kia.