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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Cruze by Chevrolet

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   C11282



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 2012 Cruze by Chevrolet

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Chevrolet Cruze trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Chevrolet Cruze
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

11282 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer
installation instructions and specs for complete information.

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Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Cruze - Curt
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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2012 Chevrolet Cruze - Curt

Today on our 2012 Chevy Cruze we'll be installing the Curt Hitch, part number C11282. Next we'll give you a couple measurements to assist you selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outer most edge of the bumper is 6 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 11 inches. This will assist you selecting accessories such as a ball mount, bike rack, or cargo carrier. To begin our install, we'll first go ahead and point out the attachment points. We'll have a total of 4 attachment points, 2 on each side. These attachment points are pre-drilled holes in the frame by the manufacturer.

To secure a hitch, each one of the attachment points will get a 7/16ths carriage bolt and block, along with a 7/16ths flange nut to secure the hitch. Now to get our hardware in the frame, we'll use the supplied 7/16ths bolt leaders, by feeding the bolt leader through the attachment point and out the access hole, forward of the frame, sliding on the block and thread on the carriage bolt. Feed them both into the frame and pull them into position. Once we've finished installing the rear attachment point, we'll then leave the bolt leader on the carriage bolt and repeat the same process on the opposite side. Now with all our hardware in the frame, we're ready to put our hitch in place. Then we'll bring the passenger side up to the frame, feeding the pull wire through the forward attachment point and being careful not to push the rear hardware into the frame as we put our hitch in place.

Then we'll install the rear attachment point flange nut. Next we'll move the bolt leader for our forward attachment point and install the second flange nut, here on the passenger side. Now with our passenger side installed finger-tight, we'll repeat the same process on the driver's side. With all our hardware installed, we can now go ahead and tighten it down. Next we'll torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now with our hitch secured and torqued to specifications, we're ready to hit the road. That does it for the install for the Curt Hitch, part number C11282, on our 2012 Chevy Cruze.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4 - C11282

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (12 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: John09/26/2013

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Nice product. Fits like a glove with the install time around 15 minutes.Excellent service from etrailer. 101585

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kevin Temple08/09/2013

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Quick shipping and well packaged. Great instructions with awesome video available online. Installed in 10 minutes! 94243

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Corey03/10/2013

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Took me 10 minutes to install on my 2011 Cruze Eco. I didn't even need to jack the car up. The cross member is completely hidden by the bumper. It's a very stealth design. Super fast shipping, had it in 2 days. I highly recommend etrailer and Curt hitches. I couldn't be happier with my purchase.69869

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Seth V03/16/2014

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This product was very easy to insall. It took about 30mins to fully install. You will want an extra person to help you. One persons to hold the receiver in place and one person screwing the nuts on the bolt. I recommend this hitch, you can hardly see it under my cruze. 120858

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Trevor12/26/2013

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Great product at a great price. They even upgraded me to express shipping which was a nice touch. Install was easy and straight forward. I installed the hitch by myself in less than 30 minutes and it would've been less with a second set of hands.111152

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chuck M07/11/2013

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Received the hitch faster than expected, was packed well. The instructions and videos on the web site were clear and easy to understand. Installation only took 30 minutes. I would highly recommend them!!!!88949

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Michael04/13/2013

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This is the 2nd hitch I have purchased from Like the first, this one fit my vehicle perfectly and appears to be of great quality. I highly recommend both this hitch and

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Raymond02/04/2013

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Very easy to install and looks great on my Chevy Cruze. Took less than 30 minutes to install by myself. 64986

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sanchez09/25/2013

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Service was amazing what i wanted is what i got. would definitely recommend etrailer to anyone, very satisfied with my Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver.101509

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Barry S07/26/2013

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Very easy to use and install, especially the video that was available made it very easy to understand91681

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Denny J.06/12/2013

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it took just 21 minutes to install the hitch. almost no effert. Thanks.84247

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: scott01/14/2013

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Great product. It took my 25 minutes to install and it functions like it is suppose to. Love it 62953

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Chevrolet Cruze Accessories

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C11282 Installation instructions C11282 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation, Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation, Heat shield must be modified or trimmed for hitch installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Ball Mount:
Curt Manufacturing recommends:
Curt Manufacturing C45522

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

If you have any questions you can contact our customer service department.

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Expert Research:
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Video by:
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Test Fit:
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