The reliable hybrid just got an even better warranty.
When hybrid cars first became popular, there were concerns about how the batteries would stand the test of time, but automakers have proven they can be mainstream. Toyota has almost single-handedly proven that hybrid cars can be long-lasting and to give consumers even more confidence, the company recently extended its battery warranty to 10 years and 150,000 miles (whichever comes first).
Since Lexus is Toyota's luxury arm, it has also announced an increase in the battery warranty. Lexus will now cover your car's batteries for 10 years and 150,000 miles (up from eight-years and 100,000 miles) while the rest of the hybrid components retain the original eight-year/100,000-mile warranty. The warranty begins on all 2020 model year Lexus hybrid vehicles and is now the longest warranty offered in the luxury segment.
"Lexus introduced the first hybrid luxury crossover, RX 400h, in 2005 and first rear-wheel-drive hybrid GS, in 2007, and we remain a leader in luxury hybrid sales," said Michael Moore, senior manager, Lexus Vehicle Marketing. "By implementing this new warranty extension for the hybrid battery, we are continuing to offer guests the eco-conscious benefits of a hybrid without compromising on performance, value or styling."
The warranty will cover any of the repairs needed to fix defects in materials or workmanship of the hybrid components including the Hybrid Battery Control Module (battery voltage sensor), Hybrid Control Module (power management control module), and Inverter with Converter.
The Lexus hybrid lineup now includes six models - the 30-mpg RX Hybrid, the 39-mpg UX Hybrid with AWD-e, the 31-mpg NX Hybrid, the 30-mpg LC Hybrid, the 28-mpg LS Hybrid (26 mpg with AWD), and the 44-mpg ES Hybrid. Lexus already offers some of the most dependable luxury vehicles on the road and are ranked near the top of JD Power reliability studies.