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Curt Trailer Hitch for the Mazda 6, 2014

Curt Trailer Hitch

(9 reviews)

Code:   C11356



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - Mazda 6, 2014

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Mazda 6 trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Mazda 6
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • includes all hardware needed for installation
    • Complete installation instructions are included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-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

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11356 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.

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Mazda 6 - Curt

Today on our 2014 Mazda 6 we're going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Part Number C11356. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for you hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 6 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 11 inches. Before we begin our installation, let's go over some of the tools we'll be using to install our hitch today.

We'll need a 3/4 inch socket, a ratchet, a long extension is helpful, but not necessary and a torque wrench. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Let's first go ahead and point out our mounting locations. There's a total of 4 mounting locations, 2 on each side. We'll begin over here on the passenger side. There's one here as well as right here.

Over here on the driver's side you will be using this location here and here. Let's point out the hardware that we'll be using to secure our hitch. It will be the same hardware used in all 4 mounting locations. We'll be using a 1/2 inch carriage bolt, square hole spacer block. We'll use the fish wire or pull wire that looks like this, to pull the carriage bolt and spacer block in place. Finally we'll put a flange nut on it.

The access hole is on the same location on both the driver and the passenger side, again we'll be using the same hardware at all 4 mounting locations. Now we're ready to take our fish wire or bolt leader, we'll take the coiled end, we'll go through the mounting location. Once we pull the coiled end out of the access hole, we'll slide the square holed spacer block on, followed by threading on the carriage bolt. We'll then push the 2 items up through the access hole and pull it down into the location. We'll go ahead then and repeat this same process at the other 3 mounting locations. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you raise the hitch up into position.

With the hitch raised up into position, we can go ahead and install the flange nuts loosely in each of the 4 mounting locations. Once all the hardware is installed we can go ahead and tighten it down. To tighten down the hardware we're using a 3/4 inch socket. Then torque it to the manufacturers specifications. That'll do it for the installation of the Curt Trailer Hitch Part Number C11356 as installed here on our 2014 Mazda 6. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11356

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (9 Customer Reviews)

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

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by: Chris S04/09/2013

Just installed this hitch receiver on my 2014 Mazda 6 without any problems. My first time installing a receiver. Took about 45 minutes taking my time and chatting with a buddy. Hitch build quality is good. Holes lined up on the frame rails perfectly. All parts were included in the package, and instructions were pretty good. I do feel like the receiver is a bit exposed and could probably be tucked in a bit tighter into the vehicle (but we're talking 1/2" here at most). That said, the receiver is NOT the lowest point on the underside of the car so I don't expect any significant impact on MPG from wind drag, if any at all. Tip for DIY installers: You use fishwire to get 4 spacers/bolts into the frame and aligned in their respective holes. On each frame rail (left and right), there are 4 holes, all of which are shown in the instructions. 2 middle holes are clearly for the bolts, and I assumed the other 2 were the access holes for fishwiring the spacers/bolts into place (i.e. one nearest each bolt hole). This is NOT the case. You only use 3 holes total: 2 middle for the bolts, and only the rear-most (towards rear of vehicle) hole is used as the access hole for BOTH bolts. The front-most hole is not used at all in the process. The spacer will fit through the front hole but not the bolt. This cost me about 10 minutes on the install because it's virtually impossible to remove the spacer once in place. I got everything sorted out in the end but just wanted to mention that as it's not explicitly clear from the instructions (well, it wasn't to me). If I can figure out how to upload some photos I'll do so later. 75214


Thanks for the good comment. Wasnt sure it would fit, but I see from the pic in the above review and your comments, it really works. Are you planning lots of towing or just bikes etc?

comment by: Dave F - 01/19/2014


Per the Owners Manual, the 2014 Mazda 6 should not be used to tow any trailer.

Patrick B - 1/31/2014

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by: Rick d.08/08/2014

Product was delivered in a secured box. Had planned to install myself but my car had a charcoal canister recall so I had the dealer install, they charged one hour. Looks great! 145335


fantastic, no rust!!

Rick d - 08/10/2015


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by: Lance G.07/06/2015

I was able to install this myself, in my driveway. I have to say little things make a difference. E-Trailer included 4 fish wires with the hitch and that saved me. Holding the hitch by yourself and getting it in place while lining up the holes, was impossible, but because I had 4 wires I didn't have to retrieve hardware from the frame. One pull on the wire and the bolts were back in place. (2016 Mazda 6) 209704

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by: Miguel B07/28/2015

The trailer is great, but the pieces did not fit 100% my mazda 6 according to the drawings in the instructions. In particular, I'm talking about the metal plates that need to go inside the bottom part of the car together with the screws. They are supposed to go horizontal but they don't fit that way. Everything else was good. 215119

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by: David S.05/03/2015

Perfect fit for my 2015 Mazda6. Watched the associated video and installed in less then 30-minutes, just like they say. My 10-year old enjoyed helping lift the hitch into place and tightening the bolts. Great price, fast delivery, quality construction, a perfect fit, and good father-son time.. What more could I ask for! 189536

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by: Joe P.09/08/2015

Great quality hitch and only took 30 minutes to install on my Mazda6. Mazda makes it easy though because there are 4 holes in the unibody for this hitch to simply bolt to. Hardware supplied with hitch was high grade and very good quality. 224450

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by: Ken A.06/03/2013

Good looking hitch and easy to install. 83069

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by: Carlos F.03/02/2015

Wow! That was fast; also, while the website's design could use some TLC, the content online was great. Will have to wait until some of the snow melts before I can install it. 176658

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by: Gabe Dominguez04/24/2015

Great Fit!!! Very easy to install. 188005


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  • I've created a photo for you showing all three hitches next to each other. All three hitches share a very similar design, have the same weight capacities and would install in the same manner. The crossbar and receiver opening of all three hitches would be visible below the rear bumper fascia of the 2015 Mazda 6. Of the three, I'd recommend the Draw-Tite 24908 if you were using the hitch as an attachment point for a hitch mounted accessory like a bike rack or a cargo carrier. If you...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry 2 Bikes on a 2015 Mazda 6
  • In order to be able to carry up to 4 bikes on a 1-1/4 inch hitch the hitch will need to be a Class II hitch. Class I hitches can only carry 2 bikes max. I attached an FAQ article on hitch classifications that you might find informative. The only hitch we carry for your 2015 Mazda 6 is the Curt Hitch part # C11356 which is a Class I hitch. The Thule Hitching Post Bike Rack part # TH934XTR that you referenced can be installed into a Class I hitch but you can only carry 2 bikes with the...
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  • Hitch and Wiring Harness Recommendation For 2015 Mazda 6
  • We do have a light-duty Class I hitch for your 2015 Mazda 6 Sedan. I recommend Curt hitch # C11356 because it is the lowest-cost option and requires no drilling for installation. It bolts on using included hardware as shown in the linked video. The ball mount you can use is part # C45016 and for a hitch ball use either 2-inch ball # A-82 or 1-7/8-inch ball # A-80. For wiring I recommend Tow Ready kit # 118587 which will give you a 4-pole flat trailer connector. The linked article...
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  • Unable To Locate Access Holes In Frame Rail On 2016 Mazda 6 When Installing Trailer Hitch
  • I called my contact at Curt about your 2016 Mazda 6. They told me that they have not seen the Mazda 6 without the access holes used when installing the # C11356 hitch. They did say that some of the manufacturers have inserted plugs into the holes or placed tape over the hole and painted it when they painted the frame rails. You might want to check to see if there is an open end on the frame rail you can access. This would mean you need to extend the fishwire to reach that distance....
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Mazda 6
  • The Curt hitch part # C11356 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a hitch for your 2015 Mazda 6. For a bike rack the most popular one we carry is the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers. Check out the review video I attached.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Mazda 6
  • The Curt Hitch part # C11356 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2016 Mazda 6 so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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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 C11356 Installation instructions C11356 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
wiring 118587

Recommended Ball Mount:
Curt recommends:
Curt C45016

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

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