Does the Kia Warranty cover a second owner?

I have a 2020 Kia Sportage that I want to trade in for a smaller vehicle, as I’ve switched jobs and no longer need an SUV. If I sell privately, will the warranty transfer to a new owner?

Andrea Barrett · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Having an outstanding warranty on a privately sold vehicle is a huge bonus for buyers. Luckily, the Kia warranty does cover a second owner and will remain valid after the vehicle is sold.
However, the 10-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain warranty will be reduced to a 5-year/60,000-mile limited powertrain warranty after you sell the vehicle, and the remainder will be transferred to the vehicle’s new owner.
The remainder of the following warranties will also be transferred:
  • 5-year/60,000-mile limited basic warranty
  • 5-year/100,000-mile limited anti-perforation warranty
  • 5-year/60,000-mile roadside assistance plan
Kia offers some of the industry’s best warranty coverage, and this protection increases the vehicle’s resale value and provides the new owner with peace of mind.
If you’re selling your Kia, consider telling its new owners about finding
Kia car insurance
. As a licensed insurance broker app, Jerry compares quotes from over 50 top insurers to find you the right coverage at the best price. You could save over $800 a year by shopping with Jerry!
View full answer 
Jerry partners with more than 50 insurance companies, but our content is independently researched, written, and fact-checked by our team of editors and agents. We aren’t paid for reviews or other content.

Join 4M+ members in lowering their car insurance

Easiest way to compare and buy car insurance

No long forms
No spam or unwanted phone calls
Quotes from top insurance companies
Find insurance savings