OK, not a Mazda 'Warranty' per se...merely a Mazda 'Extended Confidence Service Contract' that covers what is listed in it. The flavor I purchased....damn near everything not wear related including all of the marvelous mystery electronic voodoo boxes, and that was my main concern. One of those goes out, I make my money back and then some. It doesn't, oh well. There's plenty of other things that will be covered should it need it. I didn't pay a lot for the CX5 to begin with, so I've lost nothing by having the added insurance.
The very simple ECM in the vehicle in my sig went out after only 6 years. It was essentially nothing more than a fuel injection control box. Way back then, it was a $900 item for just the part. Nearly 1/5 of what I paid for the entire vehicle. I repaired it myself for less than a buck for a pair of (better) capacitors. Can't say I'd get away that easily or cheap in the CX5 today. Sold the thing 2 years ago, no issues w/ the budget repair of the poor quality OE leaky capacitors.
Please explain the difference then, technically, between a AnyManufacturerBrand new car 'warranty' that the manufacturer does/will/doesn't/won't honor and a 'service contract' from same said manufacturer for an extended period of time and miles? Assuming, of course, all of the required maintenance for either flavor is performed in either case. They can just as easily deny honoring warranty as they can deny honoring their extended service contract. Jeep is notorious for advertising and marketing that which they deny regular warranty for as "abuse".
Forgive me, I'm not getting the meaning of your post.
I am not PT but I agree with him... although I also understand why the two are getting conflated. In my experience, service contracts cover less than extended warranties and allow for greater discretion by the provider before they can provide coverage. You also get limited recourse if they refuse, unlike warranties. An example here could be electronic systems, audio..etc. Most service contracts I have run into specifically exclude this. Most service contracts also have deductibles depending on the package you select. Finally, a lot of the service contracts require for claims to be reviewed before they can cover a repair. Either way, this is one of the situations where you literally need to read the fine print. Ask for a copy of the contract from the dealer.
BTW, the official Mazda extended warranty was considerably less expensive than the warranty being sold by the Mazda dealer.