2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

Rating7.9

Ranked #8 in Compact Suv

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$24,195 - $38,895

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Key Spec of 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
fuel economy

22/25/29

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

184 hp @ 4400 rpm

basic warranty

6 yr./ 72000 mi.

ProsConsWhat's New

Option for 7 seats

Top trims are on the expensive side

2019 update gets standard alarm system

Brilliant to use Infotainment System

Fuel efficiency low compared to rivals

Introduction of new 2019 SEL R-Line Black replacing SEL R-Line

Spacious interior

Lack of space in the third row

Volkswagen Digital Cockpit now available from lower SEL trim

Comfortable ride quality

Base trim (2.T S) misses out on key safety features

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: June 7, 2022

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After a complete overhaul last year, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan gets only minor feature updates this year. The only additions this year include the standardization of the alarm system from SE trim onwards and the parking sensors and digital gauge cluster from the SEL trim onwards. The bigger news is that Volkswagen has dropped the prices of Tiguan by $300 this year. 

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan for Sale

The 2019 Tiguan is available for sale at an MSRP starting at $25,290 including the $995 destination fee. VW offers finance offers with deals starting at $679/month for a 60-month duration at 4.17% APR and a $3,600 down payment. Lease deals start at a monthly payment of $356 for a 36-month term and $3,200 due at the time of signing. Expect a repair and maintenance cost of about $9,330 for the first 5 years of ownership. 

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan Buying Advice

Volkswagen gave a thorough update inside-out to the 2018 Tiguan which has made it more desirable than before. Also with the 2019 model year, the VW Tiguan gains more features and yet gets a marginally lower price tag. Since VW might not make any major changes next year, opting for the Tiguan 2019 would be the best option today. 

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The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan offers no powertrain option to its buyers but the optional third-row seating and spacious interior and cargo space remain its trump cards. Add to that the impressive 6-years/72,000 miles warranty, refined driving dynamics, and the feature-loaded nature of the SUV, and the Tiguan does well to compete against the likes of the market favorite Honda CR-V, the super practical Subaru Forester, and the all-rounder Toyota RAV4


Over All Rating

7.9

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Notable Rankings

#8 in Compact Suv

#11 in Suv


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Trims

S$24,195 onwards

  • 40/20/40-Split folding rear seat
  • 6.5-Inch touchscreen display
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cloth upholstery
  • Heated side mirrors
  • Rearview camera
  • Six-Speaker sound system
  • Vw'S Car-Net App Connect

SE$26,695 onwards

  • 8-Inch touchscreen display
  • Driver Assistance features
  • Dual-Zone climate control
  • Heated Front Seats
  • Heated washer nozzles
  • Keyless entry and ignition
  • Power-Adjustable driver's seat
  • Simulated-Leather upholstery

SEL$31,795 onwards

  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Car-Net Guide & Inform
  • Car-Net Security & Service
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Power liftgate
  • Remote start
  • Sunroof

SEL R-Line$33,645 onwards

SEL R-Line Jet-Black$33,695 onwards

  • Blackened exterior accents

SEL Premium$37,195 onwards

  • Adaptive LED headlights
  • Automatic wipers
  • Digital gauge cluster
  • Hands-Free liftgate
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Leather upholstery
  • Nine-Speaker premium Fender sound system
  • Surround-View parking camera system

SEL Premium R-Line$38,895 onwards


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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
22
Price Drop, $299
Previous Price: $1329918 Jun 2022

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S

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

$13,000
Est. $176/mo
Excellent Deal
$2,808 Below market
RMV: $15,808
Muskegon, MI
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
23
Price Drop, $3000
Previous Price: $2192118 Jun 2022

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan S

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

$18,921
Est. $256/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,081 Below market
RMV: $23,002
Springfield, NJ
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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan SE SUV

SE

$23,500
Est. $319/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,998 Below market
RMV: $28,498
Murrieta, CA
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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
16
Price Drop, $400
Previous Price: $2390011 Jun 2022

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line

SEL R-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$23,500
Est. $319/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,896 Below market
RMV: $28,396
Cathedral City, CA
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2019 Volkswagen TiguanHome Delivery
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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line

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

$24,000
Est. $325/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,933 Below market
RMV: $28,933
Spring, TX
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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV

S

$19,944
Est. $270/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,046 Below market
RMV: $23,990
Delray Beach, FL
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2019 Volkswagen TiguanHome Delivery
16
Price Drop, $512
Previous Price: $2150025 Jun 2022

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL R-Line

SEL R-Line 4dr SUV (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)

$20,988
Est. $284/mo
Excellent Deal
$4,255 Below market
RMV: $25,243
Jacksonville, FL
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV

SEL Premium

$24,991
Est. $339/mo
Excellent Deal
$5,005.5 Below market
RMV: $29,996.5
Alpharetta, GA
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2018 Volkswagen Tiguan
12
Price Drop, $1000
Previous Price: $1987526 Jul 2022

2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SEL

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

$18,875
Est. $256/mo
Excellent Deal
$3,712 Below market
RMV: $22,587
Enid, OK
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Colors and Styles

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan in Brilliant Silver Metallic color
Brilliant Silver Metallic

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan offers a good combination of space and utility features. The face upfront is typical Volkswagen with straight lines and a big shiny grille. It is not as fancy as some of its rivals but brings its flexibility and strong mechanicals to the table. The strong 2L turbocharged engine is standard across the lineup and there is also an option to choose for the 4Motion AWD drivetrain. 

While the rivals like Chevrolet Equinox and Nissan Rogue lead the pack in terms of reliability ratings, the 2019 Tiguan gets a pretty respectable 80/100 rating from J.D. Power. That said, the 5-year cost of ownership will set you back by $44,950 which is considerably higher than the competitors from Honda and Toyota. The exhaustive warranty and not many known problems for the VW Tiguan offer a respite to the owners.


Buying Advice

For an additional sum of $3,300 the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan SE 4Motion this trim gets extra safety aids and other interior creature comforts adds value to its buyers with the added practicality of the AWD drivetrain. Buyers can also opt for the optional remote engine start function for just another $450. 

 

Features
8.0/10

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan comes in 7 trim configurations that include the 3 R-Line packages available on the top-end SEL and SEL Premium trims. All trims are offered with one engine option, a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder unit with either an FWD or AWD drivetrain option. Prices for the 2019 Tiguan range between $25,290 for the base Tiguan S trim and $38,890 for the top-of-the-line SEL Premium R-Line trim with standard AWD.

Volkswagen offers plenty of features as standard but the driver aids remain optional for an additional sum of $450, which are standard for the SE trim onwards. The SE trim on the other hand gets a panoramic sunroof and remote engine start as options for $1,200 and $450 respectively, both of which are available on the SEL trim onwards. The SEL range of models get a HomeLink auto-dimming rear-view mirror for $325 as an option. 

Model

S

SE

SEL

SEL R-Line

SEL R-Line Black

SEL Premium

SEL Premium R-Line

MSRP (FWD)

$25,290

$27,690

$32,790

$34,640

$34,690

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-

MSRP (AWD)

$26,590

$28,990

$34,090

$35,940

$35,990

$38,190

$39,890

Key Features

Cruise Control & Rear-view camera

Adds/Upgrades to S Trim;

Adds/Upgrades to SE Trim;

Adds/Upgrades to SEL Trim;

Adds/Upgrades to SEL Trim;

Adds/Upgrades to SEL Trim;

Adds/Upgrades to SEL Premium Trim;

Heated mirrors & automatic headlights

Forward collision alert & automatic emergency braking

Adaptive cruise control and front & rear parking sensors

R-Line bumpers and badging

Black front and rear badging

Adaptive LED headlights w/Automatic high-beam assist

Adaptive shock absorbers

6.5-inch infotainment system w/6-speaker audio system

8-inch infotainment system w/HD radio & Satellite radio

Navigation system & Remote engine start

Side mirrors with memory function

Blacked out trim features

Digital gauge cluster & 9-speaker Fender audio system

SiriusXM Travel Link Subscription

Automatic climate control

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Cornering lights & front fog lights

19-inch alloy wheels

 

Heated steering wheel

Volkswagen Car-Net Guide

VW CarNet app connect

Power driver seat & heated front seats

Car-Net Security & Service

 

 

Hands-free tailgate & automatic wipers

20-inch alloy wheels

40/20/40 split-folding reclining rear seat w/cloth upholstery

Leatherette upholstery & leather-wrapped steering wheel

Powered tailgate & Panoramic sunroof

 

 

Sports front seats & leather interior upholstery

 

17-inch alloy wheels

Blind-spot monitor w/rear cross-traffic alert

18-inch alloy wheels

 

 

Lane-keep assist & surround-view cameras

 

Both the SEL R Line and SEL R Line Black trims add sportier styling elements with the R Line Black model getting black accents. The premium features like Volkswagen's digital gauge cluster, surround-view camera system, leather upholstery, and a premium 9-speaker Fender audio system are only available for the SEL Premium model only. Third row of seats are available as standard for all FWD models and will set you back by another $595 for other variants. 

Engine and Performance
7.5/10

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is powered by a 184-hp turbocharged, 2-liter 4-cylinder engine which is mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. It offers an all-wheel-drive drivetrain right from the base model for an added cost while the FWD drivetrain is standard. The engine feels smooth and refined but doesn't feel fast. Acceleration is brisk with evident turbo lag and shifting gears takes its own time. 

Volkswagen Tiguan comes with a light steering setup which offers average feedback. It offers crisp handling on the road. Being a heavy SUV, it has a restrained body roll. Driving dynamics are very well sorted giving a safe and stable feel. The 4Motion AWD technology provides a good grip on the road and extra capability in adverse weather conditions, but it is best suited for the tarmac and not in the wilderness. 

It takes 9.1 seconds to achieve 0-60 MPH in a straight line while the time taken to cover the quarter-mile is 16.9 seconds. The maximum towing capacity is limited to 1,500 lbs while the top speed is limited to 125 MPH. The large 13.4-inch front and 11.8-inch rear brakes setup do well in emergency situations and daily driving alike. The stopping distance of 134 feet in the 60-0 MPH braking test is decent for a crossover this size. 

Models

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Subaru Forester

MSRP

$25,290

$25,570

$26,770

$25,270

Engine

2.0L, Turbocharged Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

2.5L, Naturally Aspirated Inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FWD

FWD

FWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT

8-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Power

184 hp @ 4,400 RPM

184 hp @ 6,400 RPM

203 hp @ 6,600 RPM

182 hp @ 5,800 RPM

Torque

221 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

180 lb-ft @ 3,900 RPM 

184 lb-ft @ 5,000 RPM

176 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM

0-60 MPH

9.1 sec

8.9 sec

8.4 sec

8.5 sec

Quarter-Mile

16.9 sec

17.0 sec

16.6 sec 16.3 sec

Top Speed

125 MPH

126 MPH

120 MPH

116 MPH

Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs 1,500 lbs

In comparison, while the Toyota RAV4 is the most expensive of the lot, it is also the most capable one. It is quick off the mark, can take on the roads less traveled, and has a decent maximum towing capacity as well. That said, the Forester can tow a maximum of 3,600 lbs with the towing package while the CR-V offers the most supple and comfortable ride. The Tiguan on the contrary lacks grunt but has refined driving dynamics to offer. 

Fuel Economy
7.0/10

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan has a combined fuel efficiency of around 25 MPG which is lower than the competitors. Opting for the 4Motion AWD drivetrain brings down the gas mileage further to 21 MPG in the city, 29 MPG on the highways, and 24 MPG combined. The large 15.9-gallon fuel tank capacity does well to offer a decent maximum range of 444 miles on the highways. 

Models

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Subaru Forester

MPG (City)

22

26

26

26

MPG (Highway)

29

32

35

33

MPG (Combined)

25

28

30

29

Fuel Capacity (Gallons)

15.9

14.0

14.5

16.6

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

337/444/398

364/448/392

377/508/435

432/548/481

The Toyota RAV4 is the most impressive of the lot with class-leading fuel efficiency ratings. The Forester on the other hand employs the largest gas tank here and hence offers the longest driving range and requires less frequent gas station visits. The CR-V too is pretty efficient but the smaller tank capacity brings its range on par with the Tiguan. 

Interior
8.5/10

A clean and simple design philosophy is followed in the interior designs of the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. But the introduction of some colors to the interior livens up the sense of space and VW offers 3 interior color options with the Tiguan. The material used is premium and the panels are very well put together. Rear seat passengers get their own ventilation vents, the plastics are soft to touch on the dashboard and the controls are easy to use and within reach of the driver. 

The seats are supportive and offer good comfort for all occupants. Leather seats are reserved for top trim only. Last row seats are best used by kids, as they are low on space, but the front two rows are pretty spacious for average American adults. The visibility is good on all sides and there are plenty of storage pockets and cup holders around the cabin. The third row eats up some cargo space as the 12 cu-ft of trunk space opens up to 33 cu-ft instead of 37.6 cu-ft with the third row folded. Maximum cargo capacity is also down from 73.5 cu-ft to 65.7 cu-ft when opting for the third row of seats. 

Models

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan 

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Subaru Forester

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

39.5/57.8/41.0

41.2/58.2/43.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

39.1/55.9/36.5

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.6/57.2/39.4

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in.)

33.8/47.8/27.9

-

- -

Trunk Capacity (cu-ft)

12.0

39.2

37.6

31.1

Volkswagen Tiguan is the only SUV here that offers 7 seats, but it is the Honda CR-V that is the most spacious of all. It also offers the largest trunk with the RAV4 falling marginally behind. The Forester has the most spacious front and rear-seat legroom to offer but it loses out a bit in terms of luggage capacity. While the VW Tiguan has a feature-loaded cabin, the instrument cluster is a bit complicated and needs time to get used to it. 

The 2019 Tiguan comes with a 6.5-inch touchscreen display in the base variant while the SE and above trims come with an 8.0-inch infotainment display which has a rather good resolution. The user interface is also smooth and the touchscreen feels responsive. Bluetooth and smartphone connectivity are offered as standard features while Navigation and connected car tech are also available on higher trims. There are several charging points in the front as well as rear. 

  • Power driver seat & 40/20/40 second-row split-folding seats
  • Heated Front seats & Keyless entry w/driver seat memory
  • Leather wrapped steering and seats
  • Auto-dimming IRVM and heated ORVMs with memory function
  • Digital Driver’s display
  • 6.5-inch/8.0-inch touchscreens with navigation and satellite radio
  • 6 speaker standard / 9 speaker Fender’s audio system on higher trim
  • Voice command activated functions
Exterior
8.0/10

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan looks like a typical European SUV with purposeful with reserved styling. LED headlights are reserved for the top trim only but they lend this car a fresh look. It is longer than most of its rivals. And is solidly put together. Volkswagen Tiguan has the longest wheelbase which helps it offer 7 seats with some space left for the cargo. There are 10 different paint color options available for buyers to choose from.  

It comes with optional 20-inch wheels which provide a good-looking stance but the base model gets a set of 17-inch wheels. The SE trim features 18-inch alloys while the SEL Premium and the R Line models get unique 19-inch wheels for each model. The ground clearance is more than enough at 7.9 inch and features like panoramic sunroof, hands-free power tailgate, adaptive headlights, and automatic headlights & wipers all add to the practicality of the SUV. 

Models

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan

2019 Honda CR-V

2019 Toyota RAV4

2019 Subaru Forester

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,777

3,307

3,370

3,449

Length (in.)

185.1

180.6

180.9

182.1

Width (in.)

72.4

73.0

73.0

71.5

Height (in.)

66.3

66.1

67.0

67.5

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.9

7.8

8.4

8.7

Wheelbase (in.)

109.8

104.7

105.9

105.1

While the Tiguan 2019 is longer than the other three, the Honda and Toyota both are wider than Tiguan. Subaru Forester and Toyota RAV4, both, offer the best while Honda CR-V offers the least ground clearance. When it comes to the curb weight, Volkswagen Tiguan is the heaviest in this comparison while Honda CR-V is the lightest. The tall stance and high ride height of the RAV4 make it easy for the Toyota to tackle curbs and rough terrain. 

Safety
9.0/10

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan received the highest safety rating(Good) in IIHS. For 2019, Volkswagen Tiguan is underpinned by Volkswagen group’s famous MQB platform. It performs brilliantly under collisions and has integrated several electronic functions to mitigate collisions. 

The base model comes with minimal advanced safety features but higher trims include upgraded sensors and camera systems. The 2019 Tiguan is a very stable car to drive around the city as well as on the highway. The body roll is well contained and straight-line manners are good.

  • Blind-spot monitoring system w/Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Forward collision warning w/Automatic emergency braking
  • Adaptive cruise control  
  • Lane Assist Feature
  • Adaptive LED headlights w/automatic High beam Assist
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • 360-degree surround-view camera
Competition
8.0/10

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Honda CR-V

The 2019 Honda CR-V is a very well-rounded car. It offers a strong turbocharged engine which has better efficiency than the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan. CR-V manages to provide more interior space as well. Honda CR-V has a very good value for the money. Volkswagen Tiguan lacks behind in terms of fuel efficiency and mediocre transmission performance. If 7 seats are the requirement, the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is the obvious choice, otherwise, Honda CR-V is just ahead in terms of value for money. 

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Toyota RAV4

The 2019 Toyota RAV4 fares better than the 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan in terms of outright fuel efficiency. It has less curb weight as well. The space on offer is similar in both the SUVs. Volkswagen Tiguan offers 2 extra seats which RAV4 doesn't offer. In terms of performance, RAV4 has better handling and incredible reliability. But the Tiguan offers more features than the RAV4. If comfort and space are the requirements, Volkswagen Tiguan offers both space and flexibility while providing less fuel efficiency. 

2019 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2019 Subaru Forester

Subaru Forester provides a good mix of interior space, safety features, and reliability. It has better cargo space than the Volkswagen Tiguan. But unlike the Forester, Volkswagen Tiguan offers a turbocharged engine that has a better power figure and better acceleration. If efficiency is not a priority, Volkswagen Tiguan offers a better package with good styling and a strong engine. 

 

Final Verdict

The 2019 Volkswagen Tiguan is bigger than previous models, providing space for cargo and extra seats in the last row. Extra seats make it stand out from the likes of CR-V and RAV4. It offers decent engine performance but the fuel efficiency is on the lower side. Features in the higher trim get expensive. Design-wise it has not changed much from previous models and if practicality and interior space is your top preference, the Tiguan 2019 should definitely be on your list. 

 

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$26695

body style

4dr SUV

engine type
displacement

121 cu in

horse power

184 hp @ 4400 rpm

torque

221 lb.-ft. @ 1600 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Shiftable Automatic

dimensions
length

185 in

wheelbase

110 in

width

72 in

curb weight

3721 lbs

Height

66 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

123.9 cu ft

cargo volume

65.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

highway range

443.70 mi

warranty
basic warranty

6 yr./ 72000 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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