Trucks With the Best Warranty
Who really has your back when something goes wrong?
When buying a new or used pickup, the furthest thing from most people's minds is what kind of warranty the truck comes with. After all, the last thing you would expect is for a shiny new truck to have some sort of major issue. Unfortunately, stuff happens, and machines break down. So, to give some added peace of mind, manufacturers offer a limited warranty with each new vehicle that covers such unforeseen circumstances.
Now, not all warranties are created equal, and we highly encourage all buyers to fully research what is included (and more important, excluded) from the warranty provided on their potential purchase. Used truck buyers should also determine if any of the original warranty period is still available, and if it's transferable.
With that said, let's take a look at what pickup manufacturers are currently advertising for warranty coverage for the current model year.
2021 Nissan Titan
While it's hard to judge which manufacturer has the best warranty coverage, Nissan certainly offers the longest on a pickup. All Titan and Titan XD pickups carry a 5-year/100,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. This means that Nissan is so certain of the quality of its Titan pickup that they'll cover almost every aspect of the truck for the advertised length of time.
2021 Toyota Tundra & Tacoma
Toyota offers a fairly standard warranty program for the Tundra and Tacoma pickups. Toyota offers a 3-year/36,000-mile comprehensive warranty (also known as bumper-to-bumper), along with a 5-year/60,000-mile warranty on the powertrain, and a 5-year/unlimited mileage warranty against corrosion. Toyota takes things a step further by offering Toyota Care for two years or 25,000 miles on all new purchased or leased trucks, which includes items such as roadside assistance and free scheduled maintenance.
2021 Ford F-Series & Ranger
Ford offers a pretty standard warranty program on its line of pickups. Both F-Series and Ranger carry a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, along with a 5-year/60,0000-mile powertrain warranty and a 5-year/unlimited mileage corrosion (perforation only) warranty. Ford trucks with diesel engines, in both the F-150 and Super Duty lines, come with a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Ford also adds 5 years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance to all trucks. The 2021 F-150 also brings an interesting 5-year/60,000-mile warranty on its aluminum body panels as well as on paint adhesion.
2021 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups
Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado, and GMC Sierra and Canyon pickups all share the same warranty, which is fairly standard for the most part. A 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty is provided along with a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Sheetmetal corrosion is covered for 3 years or 36,000 miles, and rust-through is covered for 6 years or 100,000 miles. Trucks equipped with the 3.0L or 6.6L Duramax diesel engines receive a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Roadside assistance is also provided for trucks within their original powertrain warranty period.
2021 Ram Trucks & Jeep Gladiator
Since both the Ram and Jeep brands fall under the same corporate umbrella their warranty offerings are shared. All trucks come with a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. Diesel trucks, both EcoDiesel and Cummins models, bump up to a 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty. Also offered is a 3-year/unlimited mileage corrosion warranty on all of the vehicle's panels, along with a 5-year/unlimited mileage corrosion warranty on exterior panels. What exactly the difference between the two corrosion warranties is will be up to the buyer to figure out.