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When you want your certified pre-owned (CPO) Mazda to feel newer than new, an extended warranty can help protect your investment for years beyond the manufacturer’s warranty. If you’re considering an extended Mazda certified pre-owned warranty, you should also understand the benefits a trusted third-party can provide at a lower cost.

Mazda New Car Warranty

The Mazda certified pre-owned warranty covers your used Mazda vehicle for an extended period after your factory warranty expires. The Mazda factory warranty consists primarily of powertrain and bumper-to-bumper coverage, along with and roadside assistance.

  • Powertrain Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles
  • New Vehicle Limited Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 years/36,000 miles

If you buy your CPO Mazda before the factory warranty ends, you get the remaining factory warranty coverage, plus the added CPO coverage.

Advantages and Disadvantages of a Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

A certified pre-owned (CPO) Mazda should perform as well as a new Mazda. While still technically a used car, a CPO vehicle has undergone a rigorous process to ensure it meets the manufacturer’s standards. A CPO vehicle often carries the original manufacturer’s warranty, protecting it against costly repairs and maintenance fees.

After passing a 160-point inspection, a certified pre-owned Mazda owner receives following benefits:

  • 12-month/12,000-mile Certified Pre-Owned Limited Warranty
  • 7-year/100,000-mile Certified Pre-Owned Limited Powertrain Warranty
  • 24-hour emergency roadside assistance program
  • AutoCheck® vehicle history report
  • Available extended coverage
  • Free 3-month trial of SiriusXM satellite radio

The Pros

The Mazda CPO warranty provides protection for your first few years of ownership and will cover defective materials or workmanship. With a long powertrain warranty and additional bumper-to-bumper coverage, Mazda CPO vehicle owners get coverage once the factory warranty ends.

With the Mazda CPO warranty, you won’t have to pay a deductible on repairs, which many other CPO programs require. You can also find special deals and financing options to save even more.

Coverage is also fully transferable at no additional cost, so you can protect the value of your vehicle if it’s sold before the warranty expires.

The Cons

The powertrain warranty extends coverage from the original purchase date of the vehicle, rather than the date you purchase your pre-owned vehicle. This means that you only get an additional two years and 40,000 miles of coverage once the factory warranty expires.

According to Edmunds editor Matt Jones, nearly a quarter of his past customers found they had confused the typical seven-year powertrain CPO warranty with the 12-month bumper-to-bumper CPO warranty, getting much less coverage after one year than they anticipated. It can also be confusing for customers who believe they are getting seven years of additional coverage after the factory warranty expires.

Unlike many extended warranties that offer trip interruption and rental car coverage, Mazda does not offer these benefits in its CPO program. It only offers towing, key lockout, flat tire change, and emergency gas delivery.

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How Does Mazda CPO Compare with Other Programs?

Below is a quick comparison of Mazda CPO coverage and a few other popular brands.

Vehicle Limited WarrantyPowertrain WarrantyDeductibleInspection
Mazda CPO12 months/12,000 miles7 years/100,000 milesNone160-point inspection
Hyundai CPONone10 years/100,000 miles$50173-point inspection
Toyota CPO12 months/12,000 miles7 years /100,000 miles$50160-point inspection
Subaru CPONone7 years /100,000 milesNone152-point inspection

Why Do You Need Extended Coverage for Your CPO Mazda?

Some of the best CPO programs include GM, Hyundai, Kia, Porsche, and Lexus. Mazda did not make the list. If you plan on purchasing a used Mazda vehicle, it may be more beneficial to get extended coverage that lasts longer than the CPO warranty. This is especially true for bumper-to-bumper coverage, which only lasts one year.

Though the Mazda certified pre-owned warranty and 160-point inspection can provide some peace of mind, it’s not a guarantee the car will not have a mechanical breakdown or other defects.

A third-party warranty offers flexibility. That’s why an extended warranty is a smart alternative for a used vehicle. When you purchase an extended vehicle protection plan through CARCHEX, you can customize your terms to how long you think you’ll have the car. If you decide to sell your Mazda, warranty coverage transfers to the new owner.

Get CARCHEX Extended Warranty Coverage to Fully Protect Your CPO Mazda

Get the most out of your Mazda with an extended warranty from CARCHEX. In addition to protecting the major systems of your car, our benefits include:

  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • Towing
  • Rental cars
  • Diagnostic fee coverage
  • Part repair and replacement

You can get comprehensive and powertrain coverage that goes beyond the scope of a Mazda extended warranty plan from the manufacturer. Choose from one of five programs, all designed to let you cover only the features you think are necessary.

  • Titanium: Best for exclusionary coverage
  • Platinum: Best stated-component coverage
  • Gold: Best for vehicles over 60,000 miles
  • Silver: Best for added coverage at a still affordable price
  • Bronze: Best coverage for your budget (basic powertrain)

Save time and money while also gaining peace of mind. Each plan starts with at least five additional years of coverage from the day you sign up.

You’ll save on everything from heating and cooling system fixes, to engine and transmission repairs, and much more.

Plans can be transferred to a new owner for a minimal fee.

How CARCHEX Makes Coverage Easier

CARCHEX guarantees satisfaction or your money back. Customers give CARCHEX a 99.9% satisfaction rating—though the praise goes beyond customers, with a number of endorsements from industry partners, like Kelley Blue Book, CARFAX, and Edmunds.

You’ll get personalized service that caters to your budget and your needs. One of our auto warranty experts will help you select the best coverage from a wide network of providers, which lowers the cost of coverage compared to manufacturer extended warranty programs. Customers can also save money and time with the following benefits:

  • No-Haggle, Low-Price, Everyday Guarantee™
  • $0 deductibles on select plans
  • Payment plans up to 24 months
  • Payments made directly to the repair facility
  • Choose a repair facility close to you (over 30,000 authorized facilities)

Sample contracts are available online. As you shop for an extended warranty, you can follow along with your representative and ask questions about your coverage. Your representative will be able to quote multiple plans at once to make shopping more efficient.

Protection Beyond Your Mazda Certified Pre-Owned Warranty

CARCHEX protects your vehicle and your wallet longer than any factory warranty will. With more than 20 years of service, our researchers and extended warranty experts can find the best rates on the market for your certified pre-owned Mazda extended warranty program.

We have been nominated for Marketplace Excellence twice, and have an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Find a customized program to meet your needs today. Call 866-261-3457 today.


  • Powertrain Warranty: 7 years/100,000 miles
  • Roadside assistance: 1 year
  • No deductible on covered repairs
  • Vehicle Limited Warranty: 12 months/12,000 miles
  • 160-point inspection


Edmunds: https://www.edmunds.com/car-buying/certified-pre-owned-cars-a-reality-check.html

Mazda: https://www.mazdausa.com/certified-pre-owned

Hyundai: https://cpo.hyundaiusa.com/us/en/certified-pre-owned/index.html

Toyota: https://www.toyotacertified.com/

Subaru: https://www.subaru.com/vehicles/certified-pre-owned.html

Better Business Bureau: https://www.bbb.org/us/md/hunt-valley/profile/extended-warranty-contract-service-companies/carchex-0011-23015869