2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

Starting MSRP 

$29,590

Est.
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Key Spec of 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan
fuel economy

23/26/23

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

180 hp @ 6000 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Three-row seating.

Cramped third row.

No new changes from the previous year.

Modern and fresh design.

Higher trims get way too expensive.

Cabin quality.

Uncomfortable seats.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 22, 2022

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Volkswagen had given a complete makeover for 2022 with the compact SUV receiving a new steering wheel, touch capacitive controls and a digital instrument cluster. Volkswagen also added a bunch of advanced safety tech to overcome the complaints that the car used to carry. The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan still happens to be one of the very few SUVs in its segment to offer a three-row seating layout. With the major redesign that the Volkswagen Tiguan received, the design is much more modern and updated when compared to rivals like the Honda CR-V, the Toyota RAV4, and the Mazda CX-5, which have been under the same generation for quite some time now. Volkswagen intends to add no new features whatsoever and even though it’s slightly disappointing for the new buyers, the car is absolutely packed and equipped with all the necessary.

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Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#3 in Compact Suv

#11 in Suv


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Trims

S$29,590 Est. onwards


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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE R-Line Black

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

Dealer Price
$31,720
Est. $430/mo
Good deal
$3,465 Below market
RMV: $35,185
New Port Richey, FL
MSRP $34,720
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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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2023 Volkswagen Tiguan SUV

2.0T SE 4Motion AWD

Dealer Price
$31,135
Est. $422/mo
Good deal
$3,163 Below market
RMV: $34,298
Harrisburg, PA
MSRP $32,648
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

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

Dealer Price
$30,855
Est. $418/mo
Good deal
$3,132 Below market
RMV: $33,987
Seaside, CA
MSRP $34,350
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

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

Dealer Price
$30,901
Est. $419/mo
Good deal
$3,086 Below market
RMV: $33,987
Vienna, VA
MSRP $33,120
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

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

Dealer Price
$29,753
Est. $403/mo
Good deal
$2,802 Below market
RMV: $32,555
New Port Richey, FL
MSRP $31,670
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

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

Dealer Price
$29,820
Est. $404/mo
Good deal
$2,735 Below market
RMV: $32,555
San Diego, CA
MSRP $32,870
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

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

Dealer Price
$31,120
Est. $422/mo
Good deal
$2,867 Below market
RMV: $33,987
Puyallup, WA
MSRP $33,120
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2022 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

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

Dealer Price
$31,123
Est. $422/mo
Good deal
$2,864 Below market
RMV: $33,987
Columbus, OH
MSRP $32,600
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Colors and Styles

Build Car
Alpine White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The Tiguan will be powered by the 2.0-liter inline-4 engine which manages to push out a total of 184 horsepower and is connected to an 8-speed automatic transmission that is known to channel the power with great refinement. The Tiguan can be configured with either a front-wheel or an all-wheel-drive system and the pricing for the 2023 model is expected to go slightly high and start at 28,000 for the base S trim. The Tiguan still holds the advantage of having three-row seating which isn’t found in its primary rivals. However, the Tiguan still is the least powerful vehicle in the competition and that disappoints the audience looking to squeeze out performance from the vehicle.


Features

Volkswagen has decided to retain the 4 trim levels that the Tiguan was offered previously, consisting of the S, SE, SE R-line Black, and SEL R-line. The expected price for the base S trim with FWD is $28,000 and goes all the way up to $39,000 for the SEL R-line which adds a whole list of features and equipment over the other trims. The AWD drivetrain is accessible for all trims at an additional cost of $1,500 except for the top variant as it comes only in an all-wheel drive configuration. Another thing that is up for grabs as an option is the third row of seating which even though cramped for adults can accommodate kids without any problem. Volkswagen decided to hold on to just one engine offering throughout all the variants and most of the premium features are only limited to the highest trim of the Tiguan.

Trim

S

SE

SE R-line Black

SEL R-line

MSRP (FWD)

$28,000

$31,715

$34,545

-

MSRP (AWD)

$29,500

$33,215

$36,000

$39,000

Key Features

Fabric upholstery

8-inch touchscreen

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Premium 9-speaker audio system by Fender

Heated front seats

Wireless charging

Black interior and exterior accents.

360-degree camera

Blind-spot monitor

Remote engine start

Ambient lighting

Heated steering wheel

Rearview camera

Perforated leatherette upholstery

Panoramic sunroof

10-inch digital instrument cluster

Automatic climate control

Power-adjustable driver’s seat

Front and rear parking sensor.

Leather upholstery

6-speaker audio system

Powered tailgate

Adaptive fog lights

Ventilated front seats with power adjustability

6.5-inch touchscreen

Dual-zone automatic climate control

19-inch black alloy wheels

Automated parking system

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Adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist

 

Adaptive headlights

8-inch digital gauge cluster

18-inch alloy wheels

 

20-inch alloy wheels

17-inch alloy wheels

     

Keyless entry

     

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Most of the premium features are offered to the trims above SE and while they make the whole experience more fancy and upscale, they carry a massive hike up in price. However, if practicality and a decent list of features that are adequate for daily driving are what you seek, the Tiguan SE will suit your needs without any trouble.

Release Date

Even though the exact dates haven’t been unveiled, the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan is expected to hit the dealerships in the fall of 2022. Interested buyers can however enroll their names with the dealers into the notification list for clear updates regarding the launch and availability.

Engine and Performance

Volkswagen has decided to make no changes to what’s under the hood of the 2023 Tiguan and it holds the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine that produces 184 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. The power from the engine is channeled by an 8-speed automatic transmission to either just the front wheels or all four wheels that uses the 4Motion AWD system. Both the engine and the transmission operate in great synergy to provide very stable ride quality and the shifts are barely noticeable. The Tiguan is nowhere near being the best in terms of agility and drive feel but the hardware that it holds has the ability to make this compact SUV quick off the line.

Model

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Mazda CX-5

MSRP

$28,000

$29,045

$29,190

$28,475

Engine

2.0L turbocharged inline-4

1.5L turbocharged inline-4

2.5L naturally aspirated inline-4

2.5L naturally aspirated inline-4

Drivetrain

FWD

FDW

FWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed automatic

CVT

8-speed automatic

6-speed automatic

Power (Hp)

184 hp @ 4400 rpm

190 hp @ 5600 rpm

203 hp @ 6600 rpm

187 hp @ 6000 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft)

221 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm

179 lb-ft @ 2000 rpm

184 lb-ft @ 5000 rpm

186 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

9.1 seconds

9.3 seconds

8.4 seconds

8.3 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

16.9 seconds

17.0 seconds

16.6 seconds

16.4 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

125 MPH

122 MPH

119 MPH

122 MPH

Even though the Volkswagen Tiguan doesn’t carry the biggest engine here, the SUV manages to hit the highest top speed of 125 mph. The power figures and timing by the Tiguan are definitely not the best but hold very well against the Toyota and Mazda that come with a larger engine. The Honda falls behind but it is expected as the SUV carries the smallest engine.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Ride and Handling

The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan carries an impressive acceleration and refinement with no struggle or tension build-up in the engine or the transmission. However, the Tiguan isn’t the nicest vehicle you’ll drive as the handling this car offers doesn’t feel precise. This makes the Tiguan the least exciting car in terms of the ride quality and handling compared to what the rivals offer but for a regular city traffic ride, the difference would barely even be noticeable. That being said, the Volkswagen Tiguan can suffice your daily commute needs but when cruising on a country road, the Tiguan can soon get boring.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Braking Performance

The brakes on the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan even though responsive, lean slightly towards the softer side and lacks the initial bite when the pedal is depressed. Volkswagen has equipped the Tiguan with a brake module that’s safe enough to handle sudden braking situations effortlessly. The car also has electronic aids that guide the car to safety in emergency situations.

Model

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Mazda CX-5

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

13.4

11.1

12.0

11.7

Brake Rotors (rear) (in.) 

11.8

10.2

11.1

11.9

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,856

3,337

3,655

3,717

60-0 (.-ft)

126

134

124

132

The Volkswagen Tiguan has the biggest front brakes while the Mazda has marginally larger rear brakes. However, the best braking performance is showcased by the 2023 Toyota RAV4 with the shortest braking distance, closely followed by the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Honda happens to carry the smallest set of brakes and hence, leaves it far behind in terms of braking performance even though it has the advantage of being the lightest car here.

Fuel Economy

The fuel economy was something that the Volkswagen Tiguan was not known for in the past and that remains unchanged as the SUV sees no improvement there for 2023. Volkswagen claims the Tiguan to offer 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Even though the numbers are average for its class, there are rivals that offer better in terms of overall fuel efficiency.

Model

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Mazda CX-5

MPG (city)

23

28

27

22

MPG (highway)

30

34

35

27

MPG (combined)

26

30

30

24

Fuel capacity (gallons)

15.3

14.0

14.5

15.3

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

352/459/398

392/476/420

392/508/435

336/413/367

Honda and Toyota in this segment manage to offer the highest gas mileage with a very similar number, but due to a larger tank on the Toyota, the overall range is higher in the latter. The Tiguan falls behind and even though the SUV has the capacity to carry more fuel than any other vehicle here, the low gas mileage doesn’t let the overall range catch up to that found in the Toyota. The Mazda offers the least range and even though the car is equipped with a similar engine configuration as found in the RAV4, the poor tuning restricts the car from putting out high numbers.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

The Tiguan has always been on the larger side for a compact SUV and this gives the vehicle a clear advantage in terms of the rear space and cargo area. There I so much space available that Volkswagen offers an optional third-row of seats, which is exclusive for the FWD variants. Volkswagen is the only manufacturer to offer 3-row of seating in this segment and that attracts the larger families looking for a vehicle under a budget. The first two rows can accommodate adults without any issues but the third row is strictly meant for children on short trips. The total cargo space offered on the FWD Tiguan is 65.3 cu-ft but picking the AWD variant pushes that further to 73.4 cu-ft.

Model

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Mazda CX-5

Passenger Capacity

7

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.6/57.0/40.2

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.5/57.8/41.0

39.7/57.1/41.0

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.1/55.9/36.6

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.0/54.8/39.6

Third Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

33.8/47.8/27.9

-

-

-

Cargo Capacity to the third row(cu.-ft)

12.0

-

-

-

Cargo Capacity to the Second row(cu.-ft)

33.0

39.2

37.6

29.1

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

65.3

75.8

69.8

58.1

Considering the fact that the Tiguan holds itself amongst the other SUVs in terms of cargo space despite having an extra row of seats is great but the Volkswagen manages to beat only the Mazda here as both the Honda and Toyota offer larger space, making them ideal if you intend to haul a lot of cargo.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan include

  • Leather upholstery.
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • Heated and ventilated front seats.
  • Ambient lighting.
  • SiriusXM with 3 months trial subscription.
  • Driver seat memory function.

How intuitive is the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan infotainment system?

The base trim of the Volkswagen Tiguan houses a 6.5-inch infotainment screen that can be upgraded to an 8.0-inch module by opting for the higher trims. Similar is the case with the digital instrument cluster as Volkswagen offers an 8.0-inch unit as standard, which is replaced by a 10.3-inch display in the higher trims. The climate control panel is touch operated on all the trims except S, which carries the traditional physical unit. The Tiguan comes default with an audio system that comprises 6 speakers but the SEL R-line offers its users a 9-speaker module by Fender, elevating the music experience by a clearly noticeable margin.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan are

  • 6.5-inch or an 8-inch infotainment screen.
  • SiriusXM satellite radio.
  • Wireless charging pad.
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
  • 8.0-inch or 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
  • 9-speaker 400W audio system by Fender.
Interior

The fuel economy was something that the Volkswagen Tiguan was not known for in the past and that remains unchanged as the SUV sees no improvement there for 2023. Volkswagen claims the Tiguan to offer 23 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Even though the numbers are average for its class, there are rivals that offer better in terms of overall fuel efficiency.

Model

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Mazda CX-5

MPG (city)

23

28

27

22

MPG (highway)

30

34

35

27

MPG (combined)

26

30

30

24

Fuel capacity (gallons)

15.3

14.0

14.5

15.3

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

352/459/398

392/476/420

392/508/435

336/413/367

Honda and Toyota in this segment manage to offer the highest gas mileage with a very similar number, but due to a larger tank on the Toyota, the overall range is higher in the latter. The Tiguan falls behind and even though the SUV has the capacity to carry more fuel than any other vehicle here, the low gas mileage doesn’t let the overall range catch up to that found in the Toyota. The Mazda offers the least range and even though the car is equipped with a similar engine configuration as found in the RAV4, the poor tuning restricts the car from putting out high numbers.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan Interior

The Tiguan has always been on the larger side for a compact SUV and this gives the vehicle a clear advantage in terms of the rear space and cargo area. There I so much space available that Volkswagen offers an optional third-row of seats, which is exclusive for the FWD variants. Volkswagen is the only manufacturer to offer 3-row of seating in this segment and that attracts the larger families looking for a vehicle under a budget. The first two rows can accommodate adults without any issues but the third row is strictly meant for children on short trips. The total cargo space offered on the FWD Tiguan is 65.3 cu-ft but picking the AWD variant pushes that further to 73.4 cu-ft.

Model

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Mazda CX-5

Passenger Capacity

7

5

5

5

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.6/57.0/40.2

40.1/57.9/41.3

39.5/57.8/41.0

39.7/57.1/41.0

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

39.1/55.9/36.6

39.2/55.6/40.4

39.5/56.4/37.8

39.0/54.8/39.6

Third Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

33.8/47.8/27.9

-

-

-

Cargo Capacity to the third row(cu.-ft)

12.0

-

-

-

Cargo Capacity to the Second row(cu.-ft)

33.0

39.2

37.6

29.1

Cargo Capacity to the first row(cu.-ft)

65.3

75.8

69.8

58.1

Considering the fact that the Tiguan holds itself amongst the other SUVs in terms of cargo space despite having an extra row of seats is great but the Volkswagen manages to beat only the Mazda here as both the Honda and Toyota offer larger space, making them ideal if you intend to haul a lot of cargo.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan include

  • Leather upholstery.
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel.
  • Heated and ventilated front seats.
  • Ambient lighting.
  • SiriusXM with 3 months trial subscription.
  • Driver seat memory function.

How intuitive is the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan infotainment system?

The base trim of the Volkswagen Tiguan houses a 6.5-inch infotainment screen that can be upgraded to an 8.0-inch module by opting for the higher trims. Similar is the case with the digital instrument cluster as Volkswagen offers an 8.0-inch unit as standard, which is replaced by a 10.3-inch display in the higher trims. The climate control panel is touch operated on all the trims except S, which carries the traditional physical unit. The Tiguan comes default with an audio system that comprises 6 speakers but the SEL R-line offers its users a 9-speaker module by Fender, elevating the music experience by a clearly noticeable margin.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan are

  • 6.5-inch or an 8-inch infotainment screen.
  • SiriusXM satellite radio.
  • Wireless charging pad.
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
  • 8.0-inch or 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster.
  • 9-speaker 400W audio system by Fender.
Exterior

There are absolutely no changes whatsoever and it would be hard to differentiate a 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan from the outgoing model. However, the design is modern and appealing when compared to a few rivals who have been using the same design for a few years now. The sharp LED headlights give the Tiguan a sporty look and the front bumper with the side still and lines complement the overall design very well. The shoulder of the Tiguan has strong lines flowing that cut through the taillights seamlessly. The Tiguan weighs 3,856 lbs and rides on a set of 17-inch alloys on the S trim while a 20-inch option is available in the highest trim.

Model

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan

2023 Honda CR-V

2023 Toyota RAV4

2023 Mazda CX-5

Curb Weight (lbs)

3,856

3,337

3,655

3,717

Length (in.)

186.1

182.1

180.9

180.1

Width (in.)

72.4

73.0

73.0

72.6

Height (in.)

66.4

66.1

67.0

65.3

Ground Clearance (in.)

7.4

7.8

8.4

7.5

Wheelbase (in.)

109.9

104.8

105.9

106.2

The fact that Volkswagen was able to squeeze in an extra row of seats makes it obvious that the Tiguan is longer than its rivals and this also makes the SUV heavier when compared. However, the ground clearance the Tiguan offers is low and is a while inch lesser than the segment topper Toyota RAV4.

Some of the standout exterior features include

  • 17-inch, 19-inch, or 20-inch alloy wheels.
  • Panoramic sunroof.
  • Adaptive headlights.
  • Power folding side-view mirrors.
  • Black/Chrome exterior accents on higher trims.
  • Light bar integrated into the grille.
Safety

The 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan hasn’t been crash tested yet by NHTSA or IIHS but the previous 2022 model that it’s based on received an overall rating of Good on IIHS, which is the highest rating a car can receive. The base model comes standard with automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitors. The drive package will further extend the safety tech list by adding adaptive cruise control and active lane keep assist. All these features come as standard on the SE and above. The highest trim will house automatic high beams, a surround-view camera, an automatic parking system, and road sign recognition.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 Volkswagen Tiguan are

  • Forward collision warning and automated emergency braking.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Active lane keep assist.
  • Surround-view camera.
  • Blind-spot monitor.
  • Automatic emergency braking.
Competition

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2023 Honda CR-V

While the numbers suggest both the Tiguan and the CR-V to be quick cars, the drive comfort and feel that Honda offers are unmatched, making it the better driver’s car. The cabin spaces in both these cars are large and ample enough but if an additional seating row would make a huge difference in your case, go for the Volkswagen Tiguan. The Tiguan also happens to be slightly more affordable than the CR-V and it offers a better list of tech and features in comparison.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2023 Toyota RAV4

The only clear reason why the RAV4 should be avoided is if you are looking to seat more than 5 people in the car as Toyota manages to put out better performance and fuel economy than the Tiguan. The RAV4 is also a well-rounded package as the vehicle is capable of treading through rough patches without worrying about its belly getting scrapped to the ground.

2023 Volkswagen Tiguan vs 2023 Mazda CX-5

Since the Mazda CX-5 comes with a larger engine, the car is much quicker off the line than the Tiguan is a completely fun-to-drive car, making it perfect for those looking to enjoy their drive. The Mazda falls behind in terms of fuel efficiency and the list of tech on the Volkswagen is much more extensive making the Tiguan a practical choice over the CX-5.

Final Verdict

The Volkswagen Tiguan is a beautiful-looking compact SUV with a not-so-compact interior that can even be ideal for a large family. The Tiguan offers decent performance but the handling isn’t all that great, especially with rivals that offer fun drive character. The competition doesn’t really let the Tiguan outshine in any aspect even though the car delivers decent figures and results but a key differentiation factor of the Tiguan over any other car from this segment is its third row of seating. If cabin space and seating are your major priority, the Volkswagen Tiguan is the ideal choice to go for and the amount of safety tech and features this car offers is unmatched by its rivals who haven’t received a refresh or update since a few tears.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$29590

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

121 cu in

horse power

180 hp @ 6000 rpm

torque

221 lb.-ft. @ 1900 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

186.1 in

wheelbase

109.9 in

width

72.4 in

curb weight

3765 lbs

Height

66.4 in

Ground Clearance

7.4 lbs

capacity
passenger volume

123.9 cu ft

cargo volume

65.7 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

23/26/23 mpg

highway range

459.00 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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