2009 new car and truck warranties

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Here's a brand-by-brand look at the warranties on 2009 models.

Bumper-to-bumper protection includes parts and labor on virtually every component. A powertrain warranty only covers the engine, transmission, differential, drive shaft and transfer case.

A transferable warranty remains in effect if the car is sold or retitled. A nontransferable warranty is available only to the original buyer.

Acura: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; six years/70,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable.

BMW: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; includes all factory-recommended maintenance. Roadside protection for four years regardless of mileage. Fully transferable.

Cadillac: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/100,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable with roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles.

Chevrolet: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/100,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable with roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles.

Chrysler: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper with roadside assistance, fully transferable. Then unlimited powertrain warranty, without roadside assistance, that's nontransferable.

Dodge: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper with roadside assistance, fully transferable. Cummins Intercooled Diesel engines are warrantied for 60 months/100,000 miles. Then unlimited powertrain warranty, without roadside assistance, that's nontransferable.

Buick: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/100,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable with roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles.

Ford: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/60,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable with roadside assistance for five years or 60,000 miles.

GMC: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/100,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable with roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles.

Honda: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper and five years/60,000 miles on powertrain. Hybrid batteries are covered for eight years or 80,000 miles. Transferable only if sold by dealer.

Hummer: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/100,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable with roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles.

Hyundai: Five years/60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; 10 years/100,000 miles powertrain. Roadside assistance for five years regardless of mileage. The powertrain warranty is available only to the original owner.

Infiniti: Four years/60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; six years/70,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable.

Jeep: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper, fully transferable. Then unlimited powertrain warranty, without roadside assistance, that's nontransferable.

Kia: Five years/60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; 10 years/100,000 miles powertrain. Roadside assistance for five years/60,000 miles. But the powertrain warranty is nontransferable.

Lexus: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; six years/70,000 miles powertrain. Hybrid powertrains are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles. Fully transferable.

Lincoln: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; six years/70,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable with roadside assistance for six years or 70,000 miles.

Mazda: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/60,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable.

Mercury: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/60,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable with roadside assistance for five years or 60,000 miles.

Mercedes-Benz: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper. Fully transferable.

Mitsubishi: Five years/60,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; 10 years/100,000 miles powertrain. Roadside assistance for five years regardless of mileage. But the powertrain warranty is not transferable.

Nissan: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/60,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable.

Pontiac: Three years/30,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/100,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable with roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles.

Saab: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/100,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable with roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles.

Toyota: Three years/36,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/60,000 miles powertrain. Hybrid powertrains are covered for eight years or 100,000 miles. Fully transferable.

Volkswagen: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper; five years/60,000 miles powertrain. Fully transferable.

Volvo: Four years/50,000 miles bumper-to-bumper. Fully transferable.