Call at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your Mitsubishi Trailer Hitch experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. carries a complete line of Curt products for your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 2011. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part C13079 from Curt can be ordered online at Complete Trailer Hitch installation instructions and technical support.

Shop by Vehicle

Trailer Hitch > 2011 > Mitsubishi > Outlander Sport

Curt Trailer Hitch for the Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2011

Curt Trailer Hitch

(17 reviews)

Code:   C13079



Shipping Special

Shipping Weight: 28.87 pounds


Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, 2011

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


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • 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
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 350 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight-distribution systems
  • 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.

13079 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13079

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (17 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.

- C13079

by: John S.01/11/2015

I have a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and this Curt Class 3 was a perfect fit. It looks nice on the car and it is well made. I was able to install this hitch in about 1 hour by my self without any ones help, no floor jack, no jack stands, no drive over pit, no hydraulic lift, nothing but a concrete drive way, a few hand tools, and a torque wrench. The install is pretty straight forward. 3 bolts on each side, (all the bolts come with the hitch). I didn't have to remove anything off the car to put it on. Mitsubishi already drilled and tapped the frame so it's just a matter of lifting the hitch up and putting in the bolts. I lifted up the passenger side of the hitch first (this is the easy side with the most room to work) and started 1 small over head bolt thru the hitch and into the tapped frame hole, finger tight, and it held up that side of the hitch to the car, then I lifted up the drivers side and started the 2nd. small bolt into the frame. I left it loose too, until I started the other 4 bolts, 2 on each side running horizontal. Then I went back and tightened all six bolts....done. I am not a mechanic and this was not hard to do. 168582

- C13079

by: John F.04/07/2014

I have stuck with Curt for many of my car's hitches. The quality is the best and fit is always excellent. The install on this particular vehicle was simple. The only complaint I have from Curt and/or etrailer is these hitches really should be wrapped with stretch wrapping. I have had a total of 6 hitches sent to me over the years and everyone of them comes in chipped and scratched. The mounting plates are the first to rip through the box and sometimes actually get bent. It would be nice to get a hitch one of these days in perfect condition. 124041

- C13079

by: Keith S06/07/2014

The fit and instructions were perfect. With putting it up on ramps, locating the right tools in the tool box, and then relocating them as I used them--It was about an hour until I took it back off the ramps with the receiver installed. I was able to install it by myself with a little contorting and using my legs to hold the other side of the receiver up to slide the first bolt in... and I'm old and fat. 134641

- C13079

by: Eric W.05/21/2012

Instructions where very good and clear. I was able to bolt up the hitch quickly (less than 30 min) and very easily. I would suggest a second set of hands just to guide it into place a little easier. The use of the round bar makes it look "stock" and it blends in very nicely. Used on 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. P.S. I am not using for towing, just a cargo carrier and maybe a bike rack. 41176

- C13079

by: Joe S.11/08/2012

Great quality, looks great, pretty easy installation. Highly recommend! E-Trailer did a nice job providing instructions. Took about an hour on my 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. 58983

- C13079

by: vinny s.08/25/2014

Install went much easier than i could ever have imagined. I have yet to install a hitch on a car before this weekend and found this product to fit extremely well. The extra set of hands from a neighbor also came in handy. I will recommend Etrailer's website to all. Thanks again! 148433

- C13079

by: Trevor04/27/2013

Great looking and well made heavy duty product. Great reinforced bolt on hardware. I'm excited to be able to use all of my 2" reciever toys I already own and now this gives me a reason to buy more. 78084

- C13079

by: Juan10/12/2011

Excellent! Easy to install. Took me and my brohter about 20 minutes to get it installed. Love it! Highly recommend. Customer service was great. Kept in touch until delivery. Great product great site! 25450

- C13079

by: j.t.dunbar05/01/2014

fit was a perfect fit,easy to install. shipping was excellent,it arrived in three days.when I need something else. your company will be first on my list. 128506

- C13079

by: Al,B05/29/2013

easy to order online, great communication, and fast shipping. Product fit perfect and loved that instructions where online also, A++ service!!! 82335

- C13079

by: Deb P07/02/2011

Hitch looks great and performs as expected. Installation was a breeze. Bike rack fit perfectly and I was out the door. 18421

- C13079

by: Jessee C.05/27/2014

Perfect fit, took about 15 min to install. Etrailer had the best price i could find for this hitch. 132482

- C13079

by: Ken R05/03/2012

quick ship,all there, quality stuff, what can I say-and no damage. Will be sure to deal again. 39288

- C13079

by: Mike N.04/16/2014

Good product. Took a bit longer to install than stated, but not a problem. 125504

- C13079

by: John B.08/22/2012

Easy to install. Trailer wiring kit was the best I ever worked with. 52603

- C13079

by: Elijah04/23/2013

Thanks! It was perfect looks great. Thanks quick order 77485

- C13079

by: Julio I04/01/2014

Very easy to install, preview the video help. 123228


Ask the Experts about this Curt Trailer Hitch
Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch 13079 Fit a 2014 Mitsubishi RVR
  • Yes, Curt trailer hitch # C13079 is listed as a fit for the 2014 Mitsubishi RVR. I have included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you are planning on doing some towing I also recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989899. It comes with 2 ball mounts, 2 balls, a hitch pin with clip, and storage bag. For trailer wiring you can use # C56127.
    view full answer...

  • Is Curt Trailer Hitch # C13079 Hidden Behind the Bumper on a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • All of the available trailer hitches for the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport will have the cross tube and the receiver visible beneath the rear bumper of the vehicle. I have included a link to the installation instructions for Curt hitch # C13079. It contains some good pictures that will show you what the hitch will look like once installed. The round tube design tends to blend more with the vehicle. If you plan on doing some towing, I recommend etrailer Ball Mount kit, # 989900, which...
    view full answer...

  • What is the Difference Between CURT Trailer Hitch # C13079 and # 13581, 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander
  • Basically, the trailer hitches you are looking at fit 2 different vehicles. The CURT Trailer Hitch, # 13581, is designed to fit NON-Sport models of the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander. If you have a Sport model, you would need CURT Trailer Hitch, # C13079. The vehicles have different mounting points and dimensions so they require different hitches. I have included a link to the installation details for both hitches for you to view. With either hitch, I recommend etrailer Ball Mount...
    view full answer...

  • 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport LE Hitch and Trailer Wiring Recommendation
  • For your 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport the Curt Hitch part # C13079 would be a great choice as it is a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening. For trailer wiring you would want part # C56127. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip, and a storage bag. If...
    view full answer...

  • Curt Hitch Recommendation for Carrying a Bike Rack on a 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch part # C13079 that you referenced has a 2 inch opening and would work well with a bike rack that is designed for hitches with 2 inch openings like the model you referenced. Curt recommends the use of a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 any time you carry a non-supported load like a bike rack or cargo carrier. Check out the installation instructions I attached for this product I attached.
    view full answer...

  • Class III 2 inch Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • There is a Curt hitch that is Class III that has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. Check out the # C13079. I checked with Curt and they list this as a fit for the 2015 Outlander Sports. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4 inch rise or 2 inch drop and one with a 2-3/4 inch rise or 4 inch drop. It also includes a 1-7/8 inch ball, 2 inch ball, hitch pin with clip,...
    view full answer...

  • Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch Comparison to Other Hitches for the 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • Hidden Hitch is a brand name and the receiver will end up in the same position and will typically install much the same as the other brands of hitches that fit on your 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. There are no advantages or dis-advantages for your vehicle when using the Hidden Hitch brand, except that this hitch includes the correct ball mount, pin and clip for a towing setup. If you will only be using a hitch for a bike rack, then save a couple of bucks and go with the Draw-Tite...
    view full answer...

  • Best Bike Rack Options for a 2011 Outlander Sport
  • The only solution I can provide for your 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport would be a hitch mounted bike rack as none of the trunk mounted bike rack manufacturers that we carry have any confirmed fits for your vehicle. For a hitch you would want the Curt Hitch part # C13079. This is a 2 inch hitch with plenty of capacity that would offer you much more flexibility for future hitch accessories than a 1-1/4 inch hitch. One of the more popular bike racks with other Outlander Sport owners...
    view full answer...

  • Does Tow Hook Have To Be Removed For All Trailer Hitches On 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
  • I did some research and found that all of the trailer hitches we offer for your 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport require the removal of the tow loop. I recommend the Curt trailer Hitch, part # C13079. This is a Class lll hitch and has a 2 inch receiver opening. One note from Curt is that all non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps, like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty...
    view full answer...

  • Recommended Bike Rack for a 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport also known as Mitsubishi ASX
  • Thanks for sending us a picture! The 2015 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport (aka ASX in Europe, Australia and Latin America) doesn't have a trunk mount bike rack option because of the spoiler with the tail light. It's too soft and the bike rack would crush it. If you happen to have the U.S. version, an option to consider, and what I recommend, is going with a hitch mount bike rack. First off, if you don't have a trailer hitch receiver, I recommend the Curt Class-III hitch # C13079 because...
    view full answer...

Mitsubishi Outlander Sport 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 C13079 Installation instructions C13079 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Removal of tow loops if present is required. Wiring C56127 is for vehicles with LED taillights - vehicles without LED lights should use Alternate Wiring.No drilling required for installation,Per Curt warranty requirements, all non-trailer loads (bike racks, cargo carriers, etc) must be supported by stabilizing straps, such as 18050, sold separately,,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Most Popular Ball Mount:
Curt Manufacturing 2923

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19260

2" hitch ball - 63845

2-5/16" hitch ball - 63847

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

Info for this part was:

Photos by:
Theodore B

Expert Research:
Michael H

Expert Research:
Jameson C

At we provide the best information available about the products we sell. We take the quality of our information seriously so that you can get the right part the first time. Let us know if anything is missing or if you have any questions.

Stay Connected

Subscribe to email newsletter


privacy - we don't send unsolicited email reviews

All images, layout and content copyright