Based on Kia Borrego EX V6
In summer 2008, the 2009 Kia Borrego will join the growing class of seven-seat SUVs, but in an endangered form: as a body-on-frame, or truck-based, SUV, which is less fuel-efficient than the car-based crossover type. The rear-wheel-drive Borrego also offers four-wheel drive with a choice of engin... Read Full Report
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One of the newest SUVs on the market this year turns out to be one of the best, the full-size Kia Borrego - the first large sport utility from the South Korean automaker owned by Hyundai.This is the same company that brought us the versatile Sportage compact SUV in the mid-90s, when Kia first arrived in the United States.Kia has come a long way since then, now fielding a full line of cars, spo... Read full review for the 2009 Kia Borrego
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We bought a 2009 Borrego after checking out a lot of other SUVs with third row seating. We've had it for about 2.5 months now and we love it just as much as the day we bought it. It has everything we ... Read Full Review
Roadside Assistance Coverage
What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.
Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.
Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.
Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).
Free Scheduled Maintenance
Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.