All new Subarus sold from January 1, 2019 will be covered by an updated five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty, up from the brand’s previous three-year offering.
Subaru was under pressure as one of the few remaining Asian manufacturers offering a three-year warranty in Australia, with big-name rivals like Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Hyundai offering five-year warranties.
Suzuki, Nissan and Toyota are still offering a three-year/unlimited kilometre promise, while Kia is still the bar to beat in many segments with its vehicles covered by a seven-year/unlimited kilometre offering.
Subaru has also adjusted its capped-price servicing program to match the five-year warranty. Pricing is dependent on model, but using the Subaru XV and Impreza as an example, the cost over three years remains unchanged at an average of $429 a year and over five years costs an average of $481.53. This is due to the introduction of an expensive ($763.97) fourth-year service.
See our Subaru capped-price servicing summary here.
Prior to Subaru’s announcement, the most recent manufacturer to start offering a permanent five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty was Volkswagen, which announced its increased warranty terms in early December.
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