2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

Rating8.1

Ranked #4 in Compact Suv

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Starting MSRP 

$26,295 - $36,970

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Key Spec of 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
fuel economy

23/26/23

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

180 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

4 yr. /50000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Striking design with sharp lines

Big-budget price, Less efficient

Updated exterior styling

Upgraded and contemporary tech features

Seats aren't very comfortable

New steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls

Spacious interior and abundant cargo space

Average acceleration performance

More standard features

Available third row seating

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 13, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Similar to the VW Atlas and the VW Atlas Cross Sport, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan also gets a redesign this year. While the new LED headlights revised grille & bumper design and the new wheel design provides a fresh look to its exterior, the new steering wheel with touch-sensitive controls refreshes the interiors. Additionally, VW has also made heated front seats and digital gauge cluster standard across the lineup. Also, the new touch-sensitive climate control, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, and VW Travel Assist autonomous driving mode are standard for Tiguan trims except for the base S trim. 

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan for Sale

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV is available for sale at an MSRP starting at $27,685 with both finance and lease options. Finance offers start at a monthly payment of $780 at 4.7% APR with a $3,600 down payment. Lease deals begin at $427/month for a 36-month duration and 12,000 miles of annual mileage limit with $2,000 due at the time of signing. 

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan Buying Advice

In spite of the complete redesign this year and the standardized features, the 2022 Tiguan gets a price hike of about $1,245. While this may be a bit steep for some, we feel it is worth the additional investment over the 2021 model year as higher trims also get plenty of driver safety aids as standard.

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While it can't match the fuel efficiency & reliability of the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4, or the striking design and fun element of the Mazda CX-5, the 2022 Tiguan does shine in areas where its competitors lack. Apart from the available three-row seating option, the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan also attracts most buyers thanks to its premium cabin and durable build quality. Add to that the agile handling, latest technology refined driving experience and it offers a great value to the buyers.


Over All Rating

8.1

Out of 10

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8.00
Notable Rankings

#4 in Compact Suv

#9 in Suv

#22 in Midsize Suv


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Trims

S$26,295 onwards

  • Rear seat air-conditioning vents
  • Touch-sensing dual-zone automatic climate control

SE$29,795 onwards

  • Power liftgate
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Rear USB port
  • Touch-sensing dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Wireless smartphone charging pad

SE R-Line Black$32,605 onwards

  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Black 19-inch wheels
  • Black exterior and interior trim
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Panoramic sunroof

SEL R-Line$36,595 onwards

  • 10.25-inch digital instrument display
  • 360-degree surround-view camera
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Automated parking system
  • Heated steering wheel

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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
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Price Drop, $550
Previous Price: $2955008 Jul 2022

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$29,000
Est. $393/mo
Excellent deal
$3,555 Below market
RMV: $32,555
San Diego, CA
MSRP $32,050
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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL

SEL 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$31,939
Est. $433/mo
Excellent deal
$3,861 Below market
RMV: $35,800
Hazelwood, MO
MSRP $35,995
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
10
Price Rise, $100
Previous Price: $2900016 Jul 2022

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$29,100
Est. $395/mo
Excellent deal
$3,455 Below market
RMV: $32,555
San Diego, CA
MSRP $32,150
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Price Drop, $1250
Previous Price: $2642713 Mar 2021

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan S

S 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$25,177
Est. $341/mo
Excellent deal
$2,897 Below market
RMV: $28,074
Colorado Springs, CO
MSRP $28,075
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Price Drop, $750
Previous Price: $3126905 May 2021

2021 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black

SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

Dealer Price
$30,519
Est. $414/mo
Excellent deal
$3,430 Below market
RMV: $33,949
Denver, CO
MSRP $33,650
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black

SE R-Line Black 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$31,830
Est. $432/mo
Good deal
$3,450 Below market
RMV: $35,280
San Diego, CA
MSRP $34,880
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black

SE R-Line Black 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$31,830
Est. $432/mo
Good deal
$3,450 Below market
RMV: $35,280
San Diego, CA
MSRP $34,880
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan
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Price Drop, $550
Previous Price: $2995008 Jul 2022

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

SE 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$29,400
Est. $399/mo
Good deal
$3,155 Below market
RMV: $32,555
San Diego, CA
MSRP $32,450
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black

SE R-Line Black 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl 8A)

Dealer Price
$32,000
Est. $434/mo
Good deal
$3,280 Below market
RMV: $35,280
San Diego, CA
MSRP $35,050
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Colors and Styles

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan in Cardinal Red Metallic color
Cardinal Red Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

While the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan isn't particularly quick off the mark, it offers a spacious trunk space that can open a maximum of 65.3 cu-ft of cargo space in spite of the third-row seating, thanks to the extended wheelbase. The updated styling, improved cabin materials, more standard features, and the strong turbocharged engine which can tow 1,500 lbs, all make a strong statement for the Tiguan when compared to the segment leaders from Japan. 

That said, in terms of reliability, the 2022 Tiguan SUV does not impress with its 76/100 reliability rating from J.D. Power, which is below par against the likes of the Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain, or the Kia Sportage. One can expect a 5-year cost of ownership value to be around $36,170 which is much higher than the Honda and Toyota of the midsize SUV world. Add to that the low resale value, and one does fall in a dilemma over the choice of this SUV. 

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Front Angle View
2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Rear Angle View

Buying Advice

The 2022 VW Tiguan SE R-Line Black trim in an AWD configuration would be the best option at an MSRP of $35,645. This one to be further equipped with the larger 10-inch infotainment unit would be a better setup. The R-Line Black comes with distinctive, stealthy styling and standout design elements. The R-Line Black gets the larger 19-inch wheels as standard along with other luxury features already equipped in the SE trim along with a panoramic sunroof and other features. 

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black

 

Features
8.0/10

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is available for sale in the same 4 trim configurations as before with the price ranging between $27,685 for the base S trim and $38,515 for the top-end Tiguan SEL R-Line including the $1,195 destination fee. All the trims get an option for the 4Motion AWD drivetrain for an additional charge of $1,500 apart from the SEL R-Line model, which gets it as standard. 

There is no other option available in terms of engine and transmission and the third-row seats are also available as an optional add-on for all the trims. The base S trim is although fairly basic but now gets more standard features which include the heated front seats and the digital gauge cluster. That said, most of the premium features are limited to the top-of-the-line SEL R-Line trim. 

Trim

S

SE

SE R-Line Black

SEL R-Line

MSRP (FWD)

$27,685

$31,315

$34,145

-

MSRP (AWD) $29,185 $32,815 $35,645 $38,515

Key Features

LED headlights and roof rails

Adds/Upgrades to S trim;

Adds/Upgrades to SE trim;

Adds/Upgrades to SE trim;

Blind-spot monitor & rear-view camera

Adaptive cruise control & lane-keep assist

Front and rear parking sensors

Adaptive headlights & light bar integrated in the grille

Automatic climate control w/rear seat vents

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Adaptive foglights

Automated parking system and chrome exterior trim

6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system 6-speaker audio system

8-inch touchscreen infotainment system w/voice commands

Ambient lighting

Integrated navigation system & 9-speaker fender premium audio system

Keyless entry and ignition Wireless charging pad & Satellite radio Black exterior and interior accents Heated steering wheel & 360-degree surround-view camera system

8-inch digital gauge cluster & VW Car-Net Wi-Fi mobile hotspot

Power liftgate & remote engine start

Panoramic sunroof

10-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit digital instrument display

Heated front seats w/cloth upholstery

Power-adjustable driver's seat w/Perforated leatherette upholstery

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Power sports ventilated front seats w/driver seat memory & leather interior upholstery

17-inch alloy wheels

18-inch alloy wheels

19-inch black alloy wheels

20-inch alloy wheels

The expansive list of driver assistance features have now been made standard from SE trim onwards, which justifies the steep hike in its price. The higher models get plenty of interior creature comforts that offer a premium experience inside the cabin. 

Engine and Performance
7.5/10

The 2022 model year will use the same engine as the 2021 model year- a turbocharged inline-4 capable of putting down184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with an 8-speed automatic and power can either be delivered to the front wheels, or all wheels using Volkswagen’s 4Motion AWD. This transmission is smooth with the shifts, but far from being the best. Although the Tiguan might not be the most agile SUV, its driving characteristics have made a name for itself.

The SUV has average handling, a pretty good grip on the road with the 4Motion AWD equipped, and can flow smoothly. The engine and the transmission complement each other quite well with the smooth shifts. The steering is responsive while the body roll is not controlled well, though it is not too much. If equipped, the 4Motion AWD keeps the car gripped on the road firmly. The suspension also offers a pretty comfortable ride for the occupants.

Since the engine is similar to last year, we expect it to complete the 0-60 MPH sprint in around 9.1 seconds and reach the quarter-mile in 16.9 seconds. It is slightly sluggish and lacks power when needed, but it still gets the job done. For normal city driving, the powertrain will suffice and even for attaining reasonable cruise speeds on the highway also it is sufficient. The 1,500 lbs towing capacity is also just on par with the segment standards. 

Models

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Mazda CX-5

2022 Toyota RAV4

MSRP

$27,685

$28,045

$27,475

$28,190

Engine

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4

1.5L, Turbocharged Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L Inline Four-Cylinder

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

AWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT

6-speed automatic

8-speed automatic

Power

184 hp @ 4,400 RPM

190 hp @ 5,600 RPM

187 hp @ 6,000 RPM

203 hp @ 6,600 RPM

Torque

221 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

179 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM

186 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

184 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

0-60 MPH

9.1 sec

9.3 sec

8.3 sec

8.4 sec

Quarter-Mile

16.9 sec

17.0 sec

16.4 sec

16.6 sec

Top Speed 125 MPH 122 MPH 122 MPH 119 MPH
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs 2,000 lbs 1,500 lbs

All the SUVs are pretty matched for power and none of them are monsters. The RAV4 does away with the most power and it is also quick off the mark, while the CR-V really struggles a lot due to the lower torque output. The CR-V is also the only one with a CVT. The Mazda on the other hand is the quickest and the most agile SUV here. While both the Honda and Toyota are more comfortable, they are also priced higher than most of their rivals. 

Fuel Economy
8.0/10

With no changes made to the powertrain of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan, the fuel economy figures remain constant too. The Tiguan SUV is rated to offer 23 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway, and combined, it will do 26 MPG. Although it is not the most frugal of the lot, the larger 15.3-gallon fuel tank does bring its driving range on par with the standards at 398 miles combined. 

Models

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan 

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Mazda CX-5

2022 Toyota RAV4

MPG (City)

23

28

23

27

MPG (Highway)

30

34

30

35

MPG (Combined)

26

30

26

30

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons)

15.3

14.0

15.3

14.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

352/459/398

392/476/420

367/459/398

392/508/435

The VW and the CX-5 are both below par when it comes to fuel economy and hence also feature larger gas tanks to compensate for the range. The CR-V and RAV4 both offer an excellent fuel economy of 30 MPG combined. Both the of them also do well in terms of driving range and since Toyota employs a larger fuel tank than the CR-V, it also offers the longest driving range in the segment. 

Interior
8.5/10

Most of the changes inside the interior of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan are characterized by a lot of new tech upgrades. The color contrast and the design is quite attractive. All the trims are welcome with a digital instrument cluster and all the trims other than the base trim get touch-sensitive climate controls. The interior is available in color tones including Saffrano and Black, Storm Grey, and Titan Black. The seats come in cloth trim as standard, but an upgrade to faux leather is inevitable when you upgrade the trim level.

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV Dashboard

The seats are quite comfy, and the highest trim gets a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat with lumbar support. There's a heated and leather-wrapped steering wheel on offer. The front and second rows have good seating space. The German SUV can also be equipped with a third row as an option, but it would be quite tight. You get 12 cubic feet of cargo storage if you opt for a third row, but you are greeted with 33.0 cubic feet of cargo storage with the third row down. With the second row folded, that expands to 65.3 cubic feet of cargo storage. Suffice to say, the Tiguan 2022 is pretty spacious.

Models

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Mazda CX-5

2022 Toyota RAV4

Seating Capacity

5/7

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39.6/57.0/40.2

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.7/57.1/41.0

39.5/57.8/41.0

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39.1/55.9/36.6

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.0/54.8/39.6

39.5/56.4/37.8

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.) 33.8/47.8/27.9 - - -

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft)

12.0

39.2

30.0

37.6

The Tiguan is the only one that comes with a third row but it is best suited only for young kids. The rear row spacing is decent in all of the four SUVs, but the CX-5 offers the least cargo spacing when compared to the others. In the case of interior space and interior quality, the Tiguan is a capable contender but it is the CR-V that feels more spacious and pretty comfortable for most parts. The Tiguan comes equipped with a MIB3 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system in the base trim which upgrades to a bigger 8-inch unit on the higher trims. 

A 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster is also available but as standard, the lower trims get an 8-inch digital gauge cluster. All models, except the base trim, come with a Climatronic Touch interface, which includes all touch controls for the climate. The system is responsive and intuitive and feels pretty modern. There is also a long list of features, including App-Connect (Apple CarPlay and Android Auto), 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, navigation, wireless charger, Bluetooth, SiriusXM Radio, etc. Wireless App-Connect is also available for compatible devices. The higher trims can also be equipped with a 400W premium Fender audio system with a subwoofer.

  • 10-way power driver's seat including power-adjustable lumbar support with 3-position memory function
  • Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control with 2nd-row air vent
  • Heated front seats w/Vienna leather seating surfaces (top trim)
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel
  • Discover Media touchscreen navigation system with 8-inch color display
  • 10.3-inch digital cluster
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Climatronic Touch dual-zone climate controls
  • 9-speaker 400W Fender Premium Audio System
  • SiriusXM with 360L with a 3-month trial subscription
Exterior
8.0/10

With the upgraded front fascia, the overall design of the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan looks sharp, more elegant, and statelier. VW tried to instill a bit of sportiness and athleticism into the design. The front fascia has new LED headlights with sharp edges and curves. A LED light bar on the grille is also available as an option which makes it look futuristic. Color options available with the 2022 Tiguan would include Atlantic Blue Metallic, Deep Black Pearl, Platinum Gray Metallic, and Pyrite Silver Metallic along with Pure White.

The bumper sees bigger vents with more aggressive styling. Higher trims are also equipped with a distinct bumper and side sills. The sides look big and bold, with a strong line passing along the side all the way to the rear taillights. The taillights will feel familiar, with the same shape and design. Quad tip exhausts finish the sporty look. The highest trim rides on 20-inch two-toned machined alloy wheels, while the base trim rides on 17-inch alloys. The 7.4-inch ground clearance could have been better and at 3,765 lbs, it is also one of the heavier crossovers of the segment. 

Models

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan

2022 Honda CR-V

2022 Mazda CX-5

2022 Toyota RAV4

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,765

3,337

3,717

3,370

Length (in.)

186.1

182.1

180.1

180.9

Width (in.)

72.4

73.0

72.6

73.0

Height (in.)

66.4

66.1

65.3

67.0

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.4

7.8

7.5

8.4

Wheelbase (in.)

109.9

104.8

106.2

105.9

The VW comes with the long-wheelbase option as standard in the US to accommodate the optional third row. Therefore the 2022 Tiguan is also the longest, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it is the heaviest. However, all that heft and size takes a toll on the handling of the Tiguan while increasing the interior space. The Toyota RAV4 offers the highest stance and can take on a rough terain, while the other three are best suited for the tarmac. Few exterior features include-

  • Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS)
  • Power tilting/sliding panoramic sunroof
  • Fog Lights with low-speed corner-illuminating feature
  • 17" Corvara Winter Wheels in Brilliant Silver
  • 19" Gloss Black Wheels
  • 20" Kapstadt Wheels in Galvano Grey
Safety
9.0/10

The 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan comes as standard with a set of advanced safety features including Electronic Stability Control, Anti-Slip Regulation, Electronic Differential Lock, and Engine Brake Assist along with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) apart from the driver safety aids. 

The 2021 Tiguan has received the "Top Safety Pick" award from IIHS and gets a 'Good' rating for almost all aspects for the 2022 model year. The NHTSA is yet to test the SUV in recent times, but it should do well whenever it goes under crash testing. The following are the prominent safety features equipped in the 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan-

  • Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)
  • Blind Spot Monitor (Side Assist)
  • Lane Assist
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Area View
  • Front Assist
  • Light Assist
  • Park Distance Control with Maneuver Braking
Competition
8.0/10

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2022 Honda CR-V

While both the Tiguan and CR-V have similar 0-60 MPH timings, the Honda offers a more comfortable ride while the VW is a marginally better handler. No doubt the Honda is also more frugal and is more spacious in the front two rows, but Tiguan gets an option for a third row. The Tiguan has plenty of tech on offer but the higher reliability and resale of the CR-V more than make up for the marginally higher price tag. 

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2022 Mazda CX-5

The CX-5 is a much more entertaining SUV to drive. It is quicker off the mark and has quicker acceleration timings. Both return similar MPG ratings and have an equally well-built cabin, but the VW offers more gadgets on the higher trims. The CX-5 is quite a looker as well while the Tiguan is more practical. Therefore, it really depends on what you need. If performance is your major need from your crossover, Mazda is the way to go. 

2022 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2022 Toyota RAV4

The Toyota RAV4 offers a great overall package to its buyers. Not only does it offer strong acceleration performance, and it can also handle a bit of rough terrain rather well. Toyota is also more fuel-efficient, is more spacious for the front row two rows, and is more reliable in the long run as well. Therefore unless you are on a tight budget and have to have the third row of seats, the 2022 RAV4 is the clear way to go. 

 

Final Verdict

The new 2022 Volkswagen Tiguan is loaded with tons of new tech features, so for someone who is a geek, the Tiguan would be the perfect affordable SUV. It is also your only option if you want a three-row SUV at this price range. The looks are also sleek while the handling is not the best or even above average. The powertrain would also be a letdown as it is underpowered and not as responsive as many rivals. If you can look past that and space is your number one consideration then and then only the Tiguan 2022 is a good option for you. 

 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$33795

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
horse power

184 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

221 lb.-ft. @ 1900 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

capacity
passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

21/24/28 mpg

highway range

445.20 mi


Volkswagen Tiguan 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$27,778
5 Year Cost To Own
$44,950
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $44,950
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$5,452$2,226$2,108$2,473$2,348$14,607
Insurance$1,221$1,329$1,317$1,422$1,467$6,756
Fuel$1,907$1,910$1,998$2,091$2,101$10,007
Maintenance$43$403$603$1,112$2,135$4,296
Repairs$19$-3$-37$473$682$1,134
Financing Interest$1,696$1,429$1,037$633$259$5,054
Taxes and Fees$2,401$175$177$150$193$3,096
Total Cost-To-Own$12,739$7,469$7,203$8,354$9,185$44,950
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