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Subaru Forester Towing Capacities (2006 - 2024): Your Comprehensive Guide

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Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Overview

The Subaru Forester towing capacity ranges between 1,500 lbs. and 3,000 lbs as specified in our data below, organized by trim, option package, and model year.

For instance, the 2024 Subaru Forester has a minimum towing capacity of 1,500 lbs, while the 2024 Subaru Forester has a maximum towing capacity of 3,000 lbs.

Factors such as trim level, engine configuration, and drivetrain can impact the towing capacity of a specific model year of Subaru Forester.

Check out the Towing Capacity specifications for other makes and models.

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All towing capacities are braked capacities. This means that the trailer being towed has a braking system installed to assist with the vehicle's own braking. The towing capacities for trailers without brakes will be much less.

Confirm all towing capacities with the owner's manual.

2024 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2024 Subaru Forester towing capacity is between 1,500 lbs. and 3,000 lbs as shown in the table below.

2024 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
Wilderness SUV 2.5L | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 3,000 lbs
Touring SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Sport SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Premium SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Limited SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Base SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs

2023 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2023 Subaru Forester towing capacity is between 1,500 lbs. and 3,000 lbs as shown in the table below.

2023 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
Wilderness SUV 2.5L | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 3,000 lbs
Touring SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Sport SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Premium SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Limited SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Base SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs

2022 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2022 Subaru Forester towing capacity is between 1,500 lbs. and 3,000 lbs as shown in the table below.

2022 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
Wilderness SUV 2.5L | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 3,000 lbs
Touring SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Sport SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Premium SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Limited SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Base SUV 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs

2021 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2021 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 1,500 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2021 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
Touring Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Sport Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Premium Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Limited Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2020 Subaru Forester
2020 Subaru Forester

2020 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2020 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 1,500 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2020 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
Touring Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Sport Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Premium Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Limited Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Touring 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2020 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities Continued
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
Sport 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Premium 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Limited 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2019 Subaru Forester
2019 Subaru Forester

2019 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2019 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 1,500 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2019 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
Touring Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Sport Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Premium Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Limited Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2.5i Touring 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2019 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities Continued
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
2.5i Sport 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2.5i Premium 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2.5i Limited 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2.5i 2.5L | H4 | 7 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 182 HP | 176 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2018 Subaru Forester
2018 Subaru Forester

2018 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2018 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 1,500 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2018 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Touring Wagon 2.0L | Intercooled Turbo | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 250 HP | 258 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
XT Premium H4 Wagon 2.0L | Intercooled Turbo | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 250 HP | 258 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Touring Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Premium Black Edition Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Premium H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Limited H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2018 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities Continued
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
i H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2017 Subaru Forester
2017 Subaru Forester

2017 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2017 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 1,500 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2017 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Touring H4 Wagon 2.0L | Intercooled Turbo | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 250 HP | 258 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
XT Premium H4 Wagon 2.0L | Intercooled Turbo | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 250 HP | 258 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Touring H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Premium H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Limited H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT
2016 Subaru Forester 2.0 XT

2016 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2016 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 1,500 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2016 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Touring H4 Wagon 2.0L | Intercooled Turbo | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 250 HP | 258 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
XT Premium H4 Wagon 2.0L | Intercooled Turbo | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 250 HP | 258 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Touring H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Premium H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Limited H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i H4 Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs

2015 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2015 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 1,500 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2015 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Touring Wagon 2.0L | Intercooled Turbo | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 250 HP | 258 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
XT Premium Wagon 2.0L | Intercooled Turbo | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 250 HP | 258 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Touring Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Premium Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Limited Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
2014 Subaru Forester
2014 Subaru Forester

2014 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2014 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 1,500 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2014 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Touring Wagon 2.0L | Intercooled Turbo | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 250 HP | 258 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
XT Premium Wagon 2.0L | Intercooled Turbo | H4 | 8 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 250 HP | 258 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Touring Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Limited Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd CVT w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs
i Premium Moonroof/AllWeat Wagon 2.5L | H4 | 6 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 1,500 lbs

2013 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2013 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 2,400 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2013 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Touring Wagon 2.5L | Turbocharged | Flat 4 | 4 Spd Auto w/Manual Shift | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
XT Premium Wagon 2.5L | Turbocharged | Flat 4 | 4 Spd Auto w/Manual Shift | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Touring Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4 | 4 Spd Auto w/Manual Shift | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Premium Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4 | 5 Spd Manual | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Limited Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4 | 4 Spd Auto w/Manual Shift | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4 | 5 Spd Manual | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs

2012 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2012 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 2,400 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2012 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Touring Wagon 2.5L | Turbocharged | Flat 4 | 4 Spd Auto w/Manual Shift | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
XT Premium Wagon 2.5L | Turbocharged | Flat 4 | 4 Spd Auto w/Manual Shift | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Touring Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4 | 4 Spd Auto w/Manual Shift | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Premium Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4 | 5 Spd Manual | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Limited Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4 | 4 Spd Auto w/Manual Shift | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4 | 5 Spd Manual | AWD | 170 HP | 174 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs

2010 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2010 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 2,400 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2010 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Premium Wagon 2.5L | Turbo | 4-Cyl | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
XT Limited Wagon 2.5L | Turbo | 4-Cyl | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X SE Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 170 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Premium Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 170 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Limited Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 170 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 170 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs

2009 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2009 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 2,400 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2009 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Limited Wagon 2.5L | Turbo | 4-Cyl | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
XT Wagon 2.5L | Turbo | 4-Cyl | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Premium Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 170 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Limited Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 170 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X L.L. Bean Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 170 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 170 HP | 170 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs

2008 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2008 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 2,400 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2008 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Sport Wagon 2.5L | Turbo | 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
XT Limited Wagon 2.5L | Turbo | 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Sport Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Premium Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X L.L. Bean Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs

2007 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2007 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 2,400 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2007 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Sport Wagon 2.5L | Turbo | 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
XT Limited Wagon 2.5L | Turbo | 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 224 HP | 226 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Sport Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Premium Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X L.L. Bean Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs

2006 Subaru Forester Towing Capacity Data

The 2006 Subaru Forester towing capacity is 2,400 lbs. regardless of its trim level or drivetrain.

2006 Subaru Forester Towing Capacities
Trim Engine | Transmission | Drivetrain | Horsepower | Torque Towing Capacity
XT Limited Wagon 2.5L | Turbo | 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 230 HP | 235 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Premium Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X L.L. Bean Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 4 Spd Auto w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
X Wagon 2.5L | Flat 4-Cyl | 5 Spd Manual w/OD | AWD | 173 HP | 166 ft/lbs 2,400 lbs
  • a fishing boat and trailer usually weighs between 900 lbs. to 6,000 lbs.
  • a tent trailer typically weighs between 1,000 lbs. to 1,500 lbs.
  • a fifth-wheel travel trailer averages between 12,000 lbs. to 15,000 lbs.
Subaru Forester e Boxer outdoors on a dirt road.
Subaru Forester e Boxer outdoors on a dirt road.

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