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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2013 Lincoln MKZ

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   C12091



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - 2013 Lincoln MKZ

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


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Lincoln MKZ
  • 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 II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 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.

12091 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4 - C12091

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating5.0 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: JOHN03/18/2013

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I can't work on cars as much as I used to, (getting old) but this hitch was in and completed in about 45 minutes. The only help I needed was the wife helped me lift it up into place holding one end up for a couple minutes with the guide wires through the holes in the hitch while I put one nut on my side. Then she left as I grabbed the side she lifted and stuck another loose nut on. It is best to leave the pull/guide wires on the bolts when lifting it up to prevent losing a bolt into the frame channel. They give you 4 pull guide wires just so you can do that. The help isn't for the weight but more so to make it easier to put the guide wires through the hitch holes as you raise it up into place. For one person it would be awkward. One thing is the directions. If not looked at carefully one might place the rectangular thick steel washers on the outside of the channel. Note that those washers are actually backing and strengthening plates for the frame channel and also keep the bolt from turning while tightening the nut and go """inside the channel""". Using the pull wires feed them through the access hole first before the bolt and they go in fairly easy. The bolt will pull back into them and through the frame fastening holes without a hitch. (not to use a pun here) That said installation was a breeze 71314


How was it removing the underbody panel? Im apprehensive about permanently removing something from a brand new vehicle. Is it noticeable visually? Any road noiseother issue? Just looking for some reassurance that removing this panel has no effect aesthetically or otherwise. Thanks!

comment by: Kevin - 4/11/2013


I have written an email to John about his review. Keep an eye out here in case he comes back to answer your questions.

Patrick B - 4/24/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Barbara k.04/19/2014

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I purchased receiver hitch for my 13 ford fusion so that I could transport our four bikes on our bike rack. The ford dealer installed it in under an hour and commented how well thought out the design was. No drilling was required. Very happy. Would highly recommend.125996

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Aaron M.06/23/2013

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Very easy install. Did it myself in about 20 minutes in the driveway without lifting the car. The only dislike is having to remove a part from the car. I do not think it will hurt the car but the lower bumper does feel floppier now. The hitch appears to be good quality and looks as good on the car as a hitch can. I would buy again.85654

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Scott W.05/07/2013

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The fit couldn't have been any better. The installation was simple and straight forward. It took me about 15 minutes but I am an aircraft mechanic. If I had any complaint it would be that you have to remove the lower bumper aero shield. Not a big deal but I didn't know that I was going to have to remove it for the install. Overall a very nice receiver.79270

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Timothy P01/22/2013

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I am still waiting for my new car to arrive so I have not installed the hitch yet. I did open the box and inspect the hitch which looks to be in excellent shape and the wiring I ordered was taped to the hitch bar. Everything arrived quickly and in good shape. I was impressed on how quickly I received the hitch since it was not in stock. 63820

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randy F.04/07/2014

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The hitch arrived sooner than expected, A+ The kit included everything necessary to install, A+ I installed it in under an hour, A+ gets a solid A++ from me!124054

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Chris S05/30/2013

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Fit the 2013 Fusion perfect. Easy installation and great instruction booklet, I did it myself in about half hour but with an extra set of hands would have been even faster.82514

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: LaDon L.05/20/2013

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Installing went swift especially when you have done it many times before.81242

Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12091                                            Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • Is there Any Removal or Trimming of Any Parts on a 2013 Ford Fusion to Install Trailer Hitch C12091
  • To install Curt trailer hitch # C12091 on a 2013 Ford Fusion you will need to remove underbody panels and they will not be reinstalled. No other parts need to be permanently removed and there is no drilling required. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. This hitch comes with the appropriate ball mount, hitch pin, and clip. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19256 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. For trailer wiring use # 56146KIT. I have included a link to the wi
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • Curt does not exclude the 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid from the fits of trailer hitch C12091. However, you might want to consider a trunk mount bike rack, see link. Trunk mount racks will have a lower cost than a trailer hitch and hitch mount bike rack. You will be able to carry up to 3 bikes on some models and trunk mount bike racks can fit multiple vehicles. When using a trunk mount rack you will want to make sure that the rack and vehicle are clean where they contact each other. If you wan
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid to Carry an Italian Ice Cart
  • For a trailer hitch for your Fusion you can use # C12091. This is a Class II trailer hitch and it has a tongue weight capacity of 350 pounds. You will need to check your owners manual to determine if a trailer hitch can be installed and if so what the tongue weight capacity is. I have linked the hitch instructions for you. The only 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch carrier we have that also has a ramp is # RHWC1114 like you have found. However, you may be able to use a carrier without a ramp if you ca
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C12091 Fit a 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid to Carry a Bike Rack
  • The 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid is not excluded as a fit for trailer hitch # C12091. However, you might want to consider a trunk mount bike rack, see the helpful link. Trunk mount racks have a lower cost than trailer hitches and hitch mount bike racks. You will be able to carry up to 3 bikes on some models and trunk mount bike racks can fit multiple vehicles. When using a trunk mount rack you will want to make sure that the rack and vehicle are clean where they contact each other. If you want
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  • Will the Swagman XTC-4 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a Class II Hitch on a 2013 Ford Fusion
  • You can use the Swagman XTC4, # S64665, with an adapter but doing so reduces the tongue weight capacity of the hitch by 50 percent. That would mean that the 350 pound tongue weight capacity of the hitch would be reduced to 175 pounds and the adapter would be putting a lot of extra torque on the receiver. Based on all of this I strongly advise against this particular set up. You also have to consider the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle. If it is lower than 350 pounds then you have to go
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch 12091 Fit a 2014 Ford Fusion Sport SE
  • I checked with Curt and trailer hitch # C12091 fits all models of the 2014 Ford Fusion including your SE Sport model. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. There are some underbody panels that do need to be permanently removed for hitch installation. If you plan on doing any towing be sure to first check the vehicle owners manual for the capacities of the vehicle and if lower than the hitch capacities go by the lower rating. For a ball mount use # C45016 and
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  • Can the Lower Body Fascia be Reinstalled with Curt Trailer Hitch # C12091 on 2013 Ford Fusion
  • It is not recommended to reinstall the lower body fascia with the Curt Class II Trailer Hitch, # C12091, on your 2013 Ford Fusion Titanium because of the final position of the hitch once it is installed. It may be possible to mount the fascia with the hitch installed, but you will have to do extensive trimming to make it fit with the hitch. The side mounting brackets, crosstube and receiver sit in the same location as the lower body fascia, so you would basically have to cut around the hitch.
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  • Fit of Curt Class II Receiver Hitch # C12091 on 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid
  • The Curt Class II receiver you referred to, part # C12091 is indeed compatible with the Hybrid model of the 2014 Ford Fusion. The # C12091 would be an excellent choice. The hitch would make a fine attachment point for a bike rack or other hitch mounted accessory, but keep in mind that Ford does not recommend towing with the Fusion Hybrid.
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Lincoln MKZ Accessories

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

Tongue Weight (TW):
350 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C12091 Installation instructions C12091 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
Curt Manufacturing 118591

Recommended Ball Mount:
Curt Manufacturing recommends:
Curt Manufacturing C45016

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

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

Info for this part was:

Test Fit:
Joe V

Edited by:
Dan D

Photos by:
Theodore B

Expert Research:
Michael L

Video by:
Andrew K

Written by:
Lindsey S

Expert Research:
Michael H

Expert Research:
John H

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