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Curt Trailer Hitch for the 2010 Mazda CX-9

Curt Trailer Hitch

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Code:   13575



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 2010 Mazda CX-9

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Mazda CX-9's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Mazda CX-9
  • 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 400 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Mazda CX-9 - Curt

Today on our 2010 Mazda CX9, were going to be installing the Curt Hitch, part number 13575. This is what our hitch will look like once its installed. Here are a couple of measurements that will assist you in selecting accessories for your new hitch. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is 4-3/4 inches. From the top of the receiver tube to the ground is 12-3/4 inches. This will assist you in selecting accessories such as a drawbar, a bike rack, or a cargo carrier.

Now, lets go ahead with the installation. First, well go ahead and point out our attachment points. Theres a total of eight attachment points, four on each side. Each one of these attachment points is a well nut, pre-manufactured in the frame. Before we try to install our new hardware, were going to go ahead and clean out each one of these attachment points.

First, well spray each attachment point down with some spray lubricant and then were going to use a 1/2-inch nylon tube brush, part number 814092, to thoroughly clean the threads out of each one of the well nuts. This will ensure that our hardware will go all the way in nice and easily. Now with each one of our attachment points cleaned out, well go ahead and get an extra set of hands to help us install the hitch. We will use the new bolt and conical toothed washer with the teeth of the washer facing the hitch. Well go ahead and thread each one of the fasteners in hand tight until we have them all in place.

Each process we do here on the drivers side is going to get repeated identically on the passengers side. Now, were ready to go ahead and tighten them down. With all our attachment points tightened down, well go ahead and torque to specifications as indicated in the instructions. Now, with all our fasteners torqued to specifications, that will complete the install of our Curt Hitch, part number 13575, on our 2010 Mazda CX9.

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - 13575

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (41 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.

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by: Clay W06/28/2013

Was able to install in less than 30 minutes, with a good ratchet and socket set. The initial 'getting hitch into position' was a little of a geometry problem. We had to turn it upside down and come into slot around the spare tire just right, kinda tricky, but doable. Great product, would highly recommend thus company. 86506


Its still solid and performing well. The wiring harness has started malfunctioning though, and will need replacing.

Clay W - 12/29/2014


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by: Tom E.12/09/2013

This is for customer service and shipping only. I will review the installation after I get it done after Christmas. The hitch was shipped in a very strong box with internal bracing to protect the contents. The harness and hardware kits were taped to the hitch and arrived in very good condition. Overall service from first question to actual order and delivery were excellent. I will use this company for these thing in the future. thanks for the great service. 109678


Installation was a cinch and we encountered zero problems with the hitch or the wiring setup. Yep, I made the right choice buying it from these folks. happy holidays..

Tom E - 12/09/2014


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by: Pablo F.07/15/2014

Well designed, well made, and a perfect fit for my 2008 CX-9. I removed the spare tire to give myself as much clearance as possible, and I would recommend that if you cannot get your car up on a hydraulic lift. (I also suggest you get a second person to help, unless you are as stubborn and determined as me!) I am 5'7", weight 130lbs, but I completely installed this myself with the car on the ground. As others have noted, the heat shield on each muffler needs to be bent out of the way, but after installation they very easily bend back into shape. Nice trailer hitch, nice price, easy installation. Slam dunk. 141455

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by: Marco D08/16/2013

Quality substantial product. Installation was simple. Two keys. One remove the spare tired to get more room to work. Two stand it so the bracket points up. Then you can push it up from behind the exhaust and spin it into place 95439


After a year it has been working fine. I only use it with a 4-bicycle carrier and thee have been no issues.

Marco D - 08/17/2014


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by: Joe F.08/27/2012

The hitch arrived in only two days. The etrailer folks are terrific. I ordered two hitches, one for my Jeep (reviewed separately) and one for this Mazda application. The Jeep installation was by far the easiest. Even with my son helping out, we had difficulty getting the hitch past the heat shields on each side and into position. In fact, we could not get it in with the car wheels on the ground. We finally backed it up on ramps (raising it 12-15") which gave us enough clearance to slide the hitch in. With more patience (which we didn't have) we may have been able to do it from the ground, but I'm not so sure you won't need some kind of way to raise the back end. The Mazda had factory welded nuts in place, so it was easy after that. Eventually, a good result. 53226

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by: Josh07/22/2011

Perfect fit as advertised for my mazda cx9. Installation was easy even by myself. Order was fast and came before I expected. Great product. 19904

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by: Ian08/12/2014

Product came fast and service from etrailer was great. Unfortunately install was not so easy. No sure if it was the hitch or the vehicle frame, but it took me nearly an hour and a good rubber mallet with a wedge to get the hitch to fit into place. I was thinking it would slide right into place, but it was so tight I had to bang on it and wedge it up there. Lowering the spare tire did help a bit, but only to give me a bit more room to work. Eventually I got it up and installed....2 hours later. 146289

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by: Tommy10/23/2014

The receiver arrived in a large cardboard box. Right off the bat I see the brackets poked two holes through the box. I opened and there were some scratches and cosmetic damage to the arms from shipping. I proceeded to check the welding and it looks decent but the manufacture could have done a better job. The paint looks to be powder coated and looks pretty durable. I have not installed it yet so I can't comment on that but overall I would give this product a 4/5. 157621

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by: Patrick R.09/08/2013

I'll admit that I was skeptical about installing a hitch by myself. This is the first vehicle I've owned where it was a possibility. It would have been easier if my car was lifted for the installation but I managed just fine. It took about 20 minutes to install. Most of that was tightening the bolts. One bolt in particular gave me grief but that was due to a tighter space on the passenger side. Overall it was pretty easy and I am by no means mechanical in nature. 98886

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by: John C.04/29/2014

Great hitch and installation was fairly easy. I did it by myself without lifting the car. Not that I would recommend that method for everyone. A lift would have made it easier. My only problem encountered was that my bolt holes in the frame were rusted pretty badly. The car is a 2009 so it was not the fault of the product. It took a fair amount of spray lubricant and muscle to get them in. Otherwise the installation is flawless in a 2009 Mazda CX9. 127967

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by: Robert S.07/12/2012

The Curt Hitch fit without problems. No need to remove the spare tire or cut the heat shields as some have suggested. All bolts went in without problem is you left the bolts loose until all bolts were started. A little difficult to torque the bolts due to lack of sufficient space... but a articulated adaptor solved that issue. Total install time: 40 minutes. Ill try to get some pictures taken if I get time this week. 47658

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by: Al J07/24/2013

Just wanted to let you know the hitch arrived on time. Opened the package, checked the contents and then began the installtion. Use a jack to raise the vehicle for more room. What a snap for an 84 year old tinkerer. My daughter held one side up while I installed the bolts. Used wrenches to tighten so no space problems for a wratchet. Could not ask for an easier installation.Great Product! 91312

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by: Clint08/03/2011

I rarely respond to these customer surveys, but I have been overly impressed with the customer service and quick deliver of etrailer. Ordered late Saturday, on my porch on Tuesday using standard (free) delivery. Received exactly the hitch I wanted for my CX-9 at the best price on the net. No worries about pulling my bros fishing boat on vacation next week!!! Thanks 20985

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by: Brent G04/17/2014

Great product, fast delivery. Was installed in 30 minutes, which included jacking up the car and removing the spare tire to access the installation points. 125708

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by: Bob H12/20/2010

Mazda CX9 Trailer Hitch Install Installed very easily. A little tight going in but that's not a bad thing. The only real issue I ran into were the two rear passenger side bolts. The hoist mechanism for the spare tire is in the way and prevented the use of a ratchet or torque wrench without a universal joint. Thankfully I have one. 4371

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by: Carlos S.11/16/2010

Great product Awesome service from Representative was able to describe/explain the different types of hitches & accessories for my vehicle. Placed the order on the phone & received my product within 2 days. Hitch installed w/o any issues & works as designed. Highly recommend for any trailer needs! 3622

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by: Jerry B.08/28/2012

Product arrived earlier than anticipated, but an extra set of hands for installation is not recommended -- it is necessary. Have no idea how one would do this alone, but a neighbor and his son assisted in getting this on in about 30 minutes. Quality construction. 53335

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by: A.cortez10/07/2014

First time using, was very happy with the fast shipping and the hitch was a perfect fit. Everything I needed was included and the instructions were easy to understand. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking for the right fit at a good price. 155155

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by: craig cox10/16/2014

the hitch fit perfect to the suv without any modification. however it did not come with an electrical connection so that will have to be ordered seperately. even the mechanics at mazda thought they were going to have to modify the bumper. 156307

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by: David S02/28/2011

Absolutely amazing. Shipment arrived ahead of time. Product was perfect. The site really help me put the pieces together. A great experience! 8112


Very nice trailer hitch. But when I installed I have to keep spare tire with low pressur.

comment by: Abady - 01/25/2014


You should not have to lower the pressure in the tire. You may need to push the spare tire towards the front of the vehicle while raising it into position so that it can clear the cross member of the hitch.

Patrick B - 2/5/2014

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by: Wayne H02/14/2014

My second purchase from etrailer and it won't be the last. 100 % satisfied! Ordered on Monday and with free upgrade on shipping it was here on Wed and installed today. Found the how to videos extremely helpful. Thank you 116576

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by: So easy to install02/21/2012

For my Mazda Cx-9, took about 15 min total to install. Simple and easy directions. Looks great. Couldn't fit a rachet on one side, needed a regular wrench, but still only took 15 min. Would recommend etrailer again. 32130

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by: Mike T08/08/2014

Excellent price hitch receiver, it took me longer than the estimated time only due to tight quarters. If I had a lift I would have had it in quickly. Free shipping, you cant beat that. Thank you E Trailer. 145208

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by: Kirk W08/26/2013

Placed my order for a Curt hitch and received it in 3 days with free shipping. Installation was simple and I was using it the next day. Will definitely use etrailers for future purchases. 97011

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by: Michael W.09/11/2014

This hitch fit wonderfully and installation was a breeze. The hitch and hardware were a perfect fit. We were amazed at how easy it was to install the hitch onto my wife's Mazda CX9. 150725

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by: Chuck D10/28/2014

Easy installation on my 2013 Mazda CX9. I had to bend a heat shield just a bit to get the hitch up and over the exhaust. It bent right back to good as new. 45 minutes, just me. 158275

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by: Chad10/15/2014

Installation was as described. I was able to do it by myself in the pre-dawn hours with a headlamp. True, you have to manipulate the heat shield, but that was no big deal. 156066

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by: Andy S05/29/2013

Great customer service. Matt walked me through all my options and even suggested for my needs the cheapest would work great. Install very easy. thanks for your help. 82318

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by: BYRON L07/25/2014


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by: Kevin G.03/18/2014

Fits great. I would recommend cleaning out the threaded holes in the body before installing hitch 121214

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by: Patrick H.03/29/2011

This is an excellent hitch, extremely easy to install and a great price for the quality. 10601

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by: J Chu02/06/2013

FIT 2013 CX-9 perfectly. good quality. packaging can be better. thanks. 65182

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by: Keith Conley11/08/2011

Product fits perfectly and installed great. It was also shipped on time as well! 26693

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by: Eric L.02/21/2012

Great fit and EZ install plus fabulous service from Thanx 32172

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by: Gacmech07/03/2014

Great product delivery was quick. Easy to install fit like a glove 139097

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by: Jeff05/16/2014

Easy install and ready for the bike rac k. 131017

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by: A.Flores07/13/2012

Great service. Quick delivery 47756

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by: Erin07/31/2014

Quick and best service! 143856

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by: Radu Pop07/21/2014

What I expected! 142487

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by: John D.07/19/2013

Solid product 90514

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by: Twin mom09/29/2013

Love it! 101914


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  • What Are the Differences Among the Available Trailer Hitches for a 2010 Mazda CX-9
  • The biggest difference among the available hitches for your 2010 Mazda CX-9 is that the Curt and Valley hitches (13575 and V82592), cannot be used with a weight distribution system. Both the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch (87438 and 75531) can be used with a weight distribution system. In terms of how much of the hitch is visible, I know it is a little difficult to see it in the videos. But I can tell you that with all of these hitches, you will be able to see the hitch opening and at...
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  • Recommended Hitch With Adapter For 2014 Mazda CX9 With 1.25 Thule T2 Bike Rack
  • I spoke with my contact at Curt and they told me that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole on the Curt Trailer Hitch part # C12112, to the outer edge of the bumper on your 2014 Mazda CX-9 is 3-1/2 inches. I checked the dimensions on the Thule T2 Platform-Style 2 Bike Carrier, part # TH917XTR, and found that the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest edge of the bike rack when folded up is 3-1/2 inches. That would put the bike carrier so close to the...
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  • Distance from Hitch Pin Hole and Bumper for Curt # 13575 Installed on 2009 Mazda CX-9
  • As you can see by clicking on the provided video link, when we installed the Curt # 13575 on the 2010 CX-9 we found that the hitch pin hole to bumper dimension is 4-3/4 inches. The 2009 model should be similar. In addition to the hitch, you might also need the following to complete your towing system: Trailer Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Connector # 118520 Ball Mount # 2923 1-7/8 Inch Trailer Ball # 19260 2 Inch Trailer Ball # 19247 I will link you to install instructions and...
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  • Appearance of Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver When Mounted on 2014 Mazda CX-9
  • We offer three different brands of Class III hitches for your 2014 Mazda CX-9. All can be seen on the link provided. All have 2-inch receiver openings and all are rated equally at 400-lbs maximum tongue weight and 4000-lbs maximum trailer weight, but note that the Curt hitch # 13575 is not suitable for use with trailer weight distribution systems. Unless you plan to use weight distribution I suggest the Curt hitch # 13575 since it is the most cost-effective of the three. All of these...
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  • Is it Important to Use all of the Installation Bolts When Installing a Curt Hitch
  • It is VERY important that you use all of the included installation hardware when you install the Curt Hitch # 13575 on your vehicle. If the bolts are not wanting to line up I would recommend you loosen all of the installation bolts so that the hitch can be moved around and positioned so that the bolts line up and you can thread the smaller bolts in as well. Once you have all of the bolts started you can begin to tighten them all down to the specified torque rating in the installation...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Is Recommended For 2008 Mazda CX 9
  • The Hidden Hitch, Draw-Tite, and Curt are all top quality hitches as far as strength. As far as fitment on the vehicles, most manufacturers today try to make the hitch as least unobtrusive as possible when designing around the vehicle design. When we recommend hitches we usually try to take into consideration how it looks on the vehicle. Like the hitch does not hang too low or that it does not stick too far out from the rear fascia. Also if the installation is easy to do or if it requires...
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  • Can Weight Distribution be Used on 2012 Mazda CX-9 Towing 2700-lb Aljo 183GL Trailer
  • According to my research the 2012 Mazda CX-9 comes in various versions that have different towing capacities. For example, the 4-door Sport with 3.7L V6 and all-wheel-drive 6-speed transmission has a maximum tow rating of 3500-lbs, while other versions including the Touring 4-door are limited to 2000-lbs. You will want to verify that your vehicle is rated for the maximum 3500-lb towing capacity since this is required for safe towing of your 2700-lb Aljo trailer. Both 1-1/4-inch Class...
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  • Will Trailer Hitch Installation Interfere with Advanced Keyless Entry on a 2013 Mazda CX-9
  • If I understand the Mazda advanced keyless entry system correctly for the 2013 CX-9, the antenna is built into the rear glass. Installation of a trailer hitch should not have any affect on its use or range. I know that Mazda offers a trailer hitch as an option and makes no mention of the OEM hitch interfering with the antenna. If you plan to use a trailer hitch for towing make sure that the CX-9 you get or have has the towing prep package which includes a heavy duty transmission cooler...
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  • Hitch Needed to Mount Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack # TH9025 on 2012 Mazda CX-9
  • In order to mount the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack, # TH9025, on your 2012 Mazda CX-9, you will need a trailer hitch receiver like the Curt Class III Hitch, # 13575. This is a custom fit hitch which is specifically designed for your CX-9 and offers bolt-on installation with no drilling or welding required. I have included an installation video for you. As for the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack, # TH9025, the body of the rack does tilt forward to allow you to open the hatch/tailgate in order to easily...
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  • Best Hitch and Folding Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2014 Mazda CX-9
  • Yes to all of your questions! The Curt Hitch part # 13575 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a hitch for your 2014 Mazda CX-9 and would allow you to retain your factory spare tire. The spare will need to be angled a bit as it get raised and lowered but that shouldn't be too much of a hassle. With this hitch you will be required to use a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 to support the carrier and not void the hitch warranty. For a similar hitch that wouldn't require...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Mazda CX-9 to Carry a North Shore NSR-6 Rack
  • The Curt Hitch part # 13575 that you referenced would have the capacity to do what you are looking to do. The only thing left for you to check would be the owners manual for your 2014 Mazda CX-9 to determine what the tongue weight rating of your vehicle is and be sure not to exceed this figure as well. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier 18110 Clear the Bumper on a 2008 Mazda CX-9
  • When we have installed Curt trailer hitch # 13575 on other Mazda CX-9s we found that from the center of the hitch pin hole back to clear the rear bumper measures 4-3/4 inches. On Curt cargo carrier # C18110 it measures 6-3/4 inches from the center of the pin hole to the nearest part of the carrier so there should be no interference issues. Even with the rise in the shank it should not be a problem. You will want to measure the clearance on your CX-9 just to be safe. I have linked a help...
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  • Hitch and Kuat NV Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Mazda CX9
  • Yes, the Kuat NV Bike Rack part # N101 that you referenced would work well on the Curt Hitch part # 13575 that you bought for your 2012 Mazda CX-9. This is one of the nicest bike racks on the market so it would be a great choice for you. I attached a couple review videos for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Mazda CX-9
  • Hitch mounted bike racks are the way to go. They provide a more secure attachment to a vehicle that doesn't contact any painted surfaces. For a hitch I would recommend the Curt Hitch part # 13575 that has a 2 inch opening. 2 inch hitches will have higher capacities and will offer more flexibility for future hitch accessories. This hitch does not require any welding for installation, and you could remove it pretty easily as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed...
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Mazda CX-9 Accessories

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
4,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
400 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions 13575 Installation instructions 13575 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation,,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
Curt Manufacturing 56016

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Curt Manufacturing 2923

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260

2" hitch ball - 63845

2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847

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