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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the Hyundai Santa Fe, 2011

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

(29 reviews)

Code:   36511



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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - Hyundai Santa Fe, 2011

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Hyundai Santa Fe trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • includes all hardware needed for installation
    • Complete installation instructions are included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 300 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. 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.

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Video of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4"

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

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe, we're going to install the Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36511. This is what our hitch will look once it's installed. Next, we'll go ahead and give you a couple of measurements to assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 3-1/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 13 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.

Now, let's go ahead with the installation. Before we install our hitch, we'll first go ahead and point out our attachment points here on the frame rails. Our attachment points will be these weld nuts here and here. Keep in mind, each process we do here on the driver's side is going to get repeated identically on the passenger's side. Before we attempt to install our hitch, we'll go ahead and clean out the weld nuts because over time they'll build up with dust, dirt and debris.

Taking some spray lubricant and 1/2-inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092, we can thoroughly clean out the threads of the weld nut then we'll go ahead and take one of our new fasteners and just hand thread it into the weld nut to make sure it's going to go nice and easily. Now, we'll go ahead and repeat the same process for the other three attachment points. Now with all the weld nuts cleaned out, we're ready to go ahead and install the hitch. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you hold the hitch in place while you install your fasteners, which will be the new 10-mm bolt and 7/16 conical toothed washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. Install each fastener finger tight.

With each fastener installed, we can go back and run them down. Next, we'll go ahead and torque each fastener to specifications as indicated in the instructions. This will complete the install of our Draw-Tite Hitch, part number 36511 on our 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe.

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Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 36511

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (29 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.

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by: Jim F08/19/2013

I ordered my hitch on Monday and it was on my doorstep Thurs morning with free standard shipping! The hitch installed easily, I recommend starting with the muffler side first so you can easily manuver the hitch around the muffler. I used a car jack and milk crate to hold up the hitch while working on it. I was concerned about the looks of the hitches that drop down under the muffler, but it is barely noticible with the Draw-TIte on my Kia. I don't write reviews often but I just had to in this case because Etrailer is just so great to buy from. They have a great website with great product descriptions and reviews, and fast reliable shipping!! 95721

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by: Max W.02/27/2012

I installed the hitch today - perfect fit. Since I didn't have an assistant to help hold the hitch up, I used a jack stand on one end and a floor jack on the other end. I did not release the exhaust hangers, so had a little trouble getting the front bolt on passenger side in, but managed to complete the job in less than an hour. Product gets a 5-STAR rating. Also, super fast shipping from Missouri to Virginia. 32617

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by: John R01/28/2015

I was extremely pleased to first find delivery so prompt on my order (less than 36 hours to Michigan)and then that installation was so simple. I did find however that if you are installing on an older vehicle, ( in this case, a 2011 Sante Fe) you may have to spend some time cleaning out the threaded holes in your vehicle frame. A small dremel wire brush attachment did the trick. Installation is simple by installing the passenger side first. I removed the rubber hanger bracket and pulled the muffler to the side to expose the threaded holes. I will certainly be using eTrailer in the future. 171542

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by: Thomas04/07/2013

This was just about as simple as you can get on a new Kia Sorento! Four bolts into existing tapped holes in the frame. They lined up perfectly to the holes in the hitch. The only thing you need is a helper to hold that heavy beast up on one side while you bolt in the other side. As mentioned by others, you also need to push the muffler toward the center of the car a little to gain better access to the bolts but it's no big deal. Two people, one wrench, and 1/2 hour and you're done with tools put away. 74682

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by: David P.07/15/2013

Very simple to install. It definitely takes two people as the hitch is very heavy. We installed it with all four tires on the ground. Made it kind of tough to torque the bolts but we did it. The muffler is in the way so one person has to move it slightly and hold it while the other tightens the bolts. Very sturdy product. We'll be using this hitch primarily for our bike rack although a small trailer might be in our future. Looking forward to many years of service. 89635

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by: Alfredo catani08/20/2012

My girlfriend and I installed the hitch on our 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe in just under 45 minutes. the hardest part was lining up the holes above the muffler.By just pushing the muffler towards the drivers side,the bolts are easy to insert and tighten as long as you use a ratchet with a swivel and a long extension! we have a full lift in our garage so it was a simple installation! I'm not so sure it would be so simple lying on your back with the car on the ground. 52444

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by: Meg J.03/12/2012

First let me say the customer service at was excellent. The item shipped the next day after the order was placed and it was delivered within just a couple of business days. I received email notifications at every point during the process so I was always well informed. This is a great product--it's well made and was easy to install. It was an awesome experience overall! 33656

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by: Paul Frey02/27/2012

This installation was a piece of cake . I set the hitch on my motorcycle jack. Had my wife pump it while I guided it into place. The muffler did cover one of the holes where the bolt went in. It is mounted in rubber , so I had my wife hold it over with a short pipe .Used my air impact, then torqued it. Wish the wiring would have been this easy! 32644

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by: Fred02/10/2013

A good product but much more difficult to install than I thought. You will need a long extender on your socket wrench to get the fwd right side bolt in AND you will need to have help from someone else to push the muffler to the side while getting the rigth front bolt started into the threads. It took much longer than 30 min to install. 65613

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by: Joel D05/30/2015

Heavy duty compared to my car hitch but still looks good. Easy to install on a new car but on my 3 year old vehicle the hardest part was cleaning out the bolt holes on the frame. Make sure you don't try to skip that step. Will be nice to have the higher tongue weight rating since I plan to use it with a 4 bike carrier. 198963

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by: Gus N.10/06/2012

Hitch for my 2012 Santa Fe was shipped promptly (next day), received quicker than quoted, well packed (boxed in double wall corrugated) no scratches, fit perfectly, installed easily in 10 min. (2 guys using a lift). Could not have been a better experience! Thank you. G.N. St. Louis MO 56557

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by: Greg J04/30/2012

2012 KIA Sorento - Product got to me quickly. Installation of hitch took about 15 minutes. Wiring harness took about 60 minutes but could be done faster. Both pieces were as described. This is my second order from E Trailer and was extremely pleased with the service. 38798

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by: Paul T.06/27/2012

I installed this hitch in about 20-30 min. It fit perfect, no problems whatsoever. Looks great. They even sent a hitch pin with the bolts & washers (grade 8) mounting kit (included with the hitch). The delivery time was VERY fast, 2-3 days. 45827

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by: richard landry01/09/2014

received item ordered, in a short amount of time. good product, fair price. good company too deal with. this is the third item i have ordered, and always pleased, thank you 112358

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by: Kading Family12/26/2012

Great product! Took about 20 minutes to install on our 2013 Kia Sorento. Certainly beats the $300 we paid to have a receiver put on a different SUV. Worth the money 61926

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by: Nick V.05/14/2014

Great quality, great price. The instructions were very clear and helpful, looking forward to getting some great use out of this product 130605

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by: Bruce04/03/2013

Came in good time. Already installed, fit perfect. Box was damaged in shipping but not much to damage. A few small paint chips 73999

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by: Roger09/25/2012

Excellent quality product. Installation could not have been simpler -- I didn't even need a helper to install the hitch receiver! 55744

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by: Jeff Knisley05/14/2012

right one this time...arrived in a timely manner and in good condition....installed on my Kia Sorento with no problems 40380

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by: Ed B01/14/2012

The product came in less time than I thought possible. I installed it without very little problem and it looks great. 29700

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by: Bill E08/29/2015

Customer service rep Bill was great. Product was great as well. Very strong trailer hitch and easy to install. 222710

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by: Rick F08/06/2014

Used a Motorcycle jack ,car on the ground and it was on in 15 min,,,,,,this was too easy.......... 144636

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by: Jeremy B10/08/2012

The product was exactly as described, and it only took 15 minutes to install by myself!! 56735

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by: Jeff Shoemaker12/15/2012

The hitch was as described and easy to install. There was no question about quality. 61545

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by: Rich K05/29/2013

Excellent product, fast shipping, great communication! Would definitely recommend. 82267

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by: Mike01/18/2013

Hitch and wiring as described. Fast shipping. Quality material - A+ vendor! 63448

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by: patti mcdaniel09/16/2014

Product was delivered on time and no damage to product 151383

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by: Amy O09/20/2013

Very easy to use and put on to the vehi cle. 100735

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by: rich bruno07/26/2013

installed in 10 mins great product 91714


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • Recommended Towing Package For 2011 Kia Sorento 4 Cylinder
  • If your 2011 Kia Sorento does not have the dual exhaust system with a tailpipe on both the driver and passenger side, I recommend the Draw-Tite Class ll Hitch, part # 36511. This hitch has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I have attached an installation video for this hitch on a Sorento you can check out. You may be interested in a Draw-Tite Ball Mount like part # 36051. This drawbar provides a 5/8 inch rise or a 1-1/4 inch drop and measures 7 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole...
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  • Curt Hitch Recommendation for a 2012 Kia Sorento that is Compatible with a Full Size Spare
  • The Curt Hitch # C13073 is compatible with your vehicle and allows a full size spare to be used when in installed. Check out the picture I attached that shows this hitch installed on a vehicle similar to yours and a full size spare underneath the rear of the vehicle. I attached installation instructions and an installation video for this product for you to check out also. To complete your towing setup you may be interested in the following products: Curt Custom Fit Vehicle Wiring...
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  • Does the Class II Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Install the Same as the Class III on a 2012 Kia Sorento
  • The installation of Draw-Tite trailer hitches # 75684 and # 36511 will be very similar. You can use the video as a guide but make sure to follow the instructions for the Class II hitch which I have linked for you. I do recommend the Class III trailer hitch though for a few reasons. First, the 2 inch receiver and more stout construction provided a higher tongue weight capacity. Second, there are many more accessory options that fit a 2 inch receiver than there are for a 1-1/4 inch receiver....
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  • How is the Spare Accessed when a Draw Tite Hitch # 36511 is installed on 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 36511 that you referenced does not require you to access the spare tire differently than you normally would. If you check out the picture I attached you will see that the hitch does a good job of not interfering. If anything you might need to angle the spare in and out to get it around the cross tube of the hitch but that should not be too difficult. I attached an install video for you to check out also.
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  • Does the Draw Tite hitch # 36511 Block Spare from Being Raised or Lowered
  • When you install the Draw Tite hitch part # 36511 on your vehicle the spare will be somewhat blocked, but you can still easily access it if needed. It would be just a matter of angling the spare as you raise or lower it. I attached an install video for this hitch as well.
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Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
300 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 36511 Installation instructions 36511 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
Hitch will not fit models with dual exhaust. No drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
wiring 118415

wiring 118258
With Tow Package Use:118258

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 36051

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

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