If you like the performance-tuned nature of Mazda cars and crossovers, its CPO program offers peace of mind – for example, making the revered MX-5 Miata sports car an especially tempting proposition. Mazda’s CPO warranty, which combines any remaining portion of the Mazda new vehicle warranty with a 1-year/12,000-mile limited warranty, is about average for mainstream brands. However, Mazda’s 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty for CPO vehicles (from original in-service date) is a key attraction.
We still recommend considering an extended auto warranty, since, as with all modern automobiles, repairs can be expensive down the road. Mazda packs a lot of tech into its powertrains and interiors. For an extended warranty, Mazda offers the Extended Confidence plan, with various terms and mileage limits.
Choosing An Extended Warranty For A CPO Mazda
Mazda has a reputation for making vehicles people love to drive. If you love your certified pre-owned Mazda so much you’d want to keep it for many years, then consider adding an extended car warranty.
Our Manufacturer Warranty Survey
In December 2023, our research team polled 1,000 vehicle owners with manufacturer extended warranties. Those who owned Mazda vehicles were overall pleased with the coverage, with 77 percent reporting satisfaction and 62 percent saying they would consider getting the same level of coverage again.
One driver with a Mazda 3 with under 50,000 miles said, “I’m very satisfied with my coverage[.] [I]t’s been going strong for the last five years now.” He would purchase the coverage again for peace of mind with breakdowns and stated that he is not familiar with third-party warranty coverage.
Another driver with a Mazda Protege that was new at the time of warranty purchase said, “I was not satisfied at all. I submitted a claim and was told [the] warranty did not cover the cost of the repair.”
Independent Warranty Coverage
Another option for Mazda owners is to consider coverage options from the best third-party extended warranty car companies. You may find a plan that perfectly complements Mazda’s generous powertrain warranty coverage, for example. And, you will get other benefits as well, including:
- Wide choice of coverage options, with plans up to 10 years
- The ability to buy the warranty at any time, even after your car’s warranty has expired
- Covered repairs performed at any of about 30,000 facilities nationwide (versus just 700 Mazda dealers)
- Roadside assistance benefits that include generous trip interruption expenses
Three of the most popular third-party companies are Endurance, Carchex, and CarShield, according to our user survey data.
Our team mystery shopped with more than 40 independent extended warranty providers and found average rates to be between $120 and $135 per month. Total warranty price depends on a variety of factors but is around $3,000 on average, according to our research.