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7 automakers with the best car warranties

Volvo
Volvo
  • Popular 2013 models with MSRPs:
    Volvo S60, $31,900 and Volvo XC60 crossover SUV, $34,350

Instead of separate powertrain and bumper-to-bumper car warranties, Volvo autos come with new-vehicle limited warranties that last for four years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first. They also have corrosion protection that's good for an unlimited number of miles, up to 12 years.

In addition, Volvo advertises a time-limited complimentary service plan. This program covers the first three factory-scheduled maintenance services for free. New-car owners also receive four years of complimentary Volvo On Call roadside-assistance service.

Several Volvo models have won industry awards. The Volvo S60 sedan was named a 2013 Top Safety Pick by the IIHS, and received a five-star crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, or NHTSA. Last year's model also won an all-star award from Automobile Magazine for its interior and drive handling.

The XC60 crossover was a top recommended pick by auto researcher Edmunds.com, and it was named a best value by automotive data company Vincentric, of Bingham Farms, Mich.

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