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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the Subaru Impreza, 2011

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - Subaru Impreza, 2011

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Subaru Impreza 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 Subaru Impreza
  • 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
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions 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 I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 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.

24807 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

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

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Video hitch install 2010 subaru forrester
Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Forester

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2010 Subaru Forester

Today on this 2010 Subaru Forester we are going to be installing Draw-Tite hitch part number 24807. This installation will also apply for Hidden Hitch part number 60893. We are underneath the vehicle and the first thing we need to do before we can get started installing the trailer hitch is to lower the exhaust off both the driver and passenger side frame rails. There are two exhaust hangers per side that we need to lower the exhaust off of. There is one here at the more rear side of the vehicle towards the inboard side and then one on the outboard side a little bit forward of the exhaust. Then there is a fifth hanger we need to lower it off of as well and it is forward on the vehicle almost even with the rear axle. 00:34

Before lowering the exhaust off of all five of its hangers it is a good idea to put some form of support strap across the forward exhaust tube because once we remove the exhaust off its hangers the exhaust is going to fall down and if it is not properly supported it will damage the exhaust system. When removing the exhaust off of its hangers we are just going to use a spray lubricant. Spray the studs down. You can either take a pair of pliers or a pry bar and slide that in behind the rubber hanger and pry it right off. You can see as I remove it off of its final hanger that the exhaust is going to fall down. 01:05

With the exhaust lowered down we are going to take a look at the driver side frame rail. You can see we have got three plugged holes in the frame rail. We are actually going to be using the two forward most ones as our attaching points for our trailer hitch. What we want to do is remove the rubber plugs out of these two fastening holes. That is going to be the same on both the driver and passenger sides. To attach the hitch to the vehicle we are going to be using carriage bolts and blocks at both attaching points. They are actually different sizes which we will show you in a minute. What we are going to need to do is fish these carriage bolts and blocks inside the frame and pull them down through the attaching holes. To do that we need to have an access point. At this time there is not one large enough to get our carriage bolt and blocks in to so we are going to take the forward most mounting hole and we are going to drill 3/ 8 holes on each side and enlarge it a little bit and that is just enough to get our block and carriage bolt inside the frame. Again we are going to need to do that on both sides of the vehicle. 01:54

With the 3/ 8 holes drilled, if they did not completely overlap we can take a chisel and chisel the middle section out. Before drilling your second 3/ 8 hole on the other side you may want to test fit because a lot of times you can get the hardware into place with just one of the 3/ 8 inch holes drilled. We will drill a hole in the passenger side and then we will start fishing our hardware into position. As we stated earlier we have got two different sized hardware for the rear and front attaching points. For the forward attaching points you are going to be using the 1/ 2 inch carriage bolt along with the 1/ 2 inch block. For the rear attaching point we are going to be using the 7/ 16 bolt and 7/ 16 block. We are going to start by fishing the rear most attaching point into the frame. We are going to be using the bolt leader provided with the installation kit and again there are two different sizes. 7/ 16 for our rear hardware and 1/ 2 for our forward hardware. We also need to remove the center attaching point for the heat shield before we put the bolts into the frame on both the driver and passenger side. The heat shield is going to be pinched between the hitch and the frame once we get the hitch installed. We are going to take the bolt leader and fish it through the bottom of the attaching hole and out through our access hole. We will take our 7/ 16 block and slide it on to the bolt leader followed by the 7/ 16 carriage bolt which we will wrap the threads of the bolt leader around the threads of the carriage bolt. Take the other end and pull the hardware inside the frame and down into position. 03:24

For the forward hardware we are going to do what is called a reverse pull. What we are going to do is work the bolt leader on to the hardware independent of the frame. First slide the block onto the bolt leader and then wrap the threads and then wrap the carriage bolt onto the bolt leader. We will first feed the carriage bolt inside the frame followed by the block and pull them straight back down into position. We just want to repeat that again for the passenger side of the vehicle and we will put our hitch up in to position. You want to be careful not to push the hardware inside the frame when you are putting the hitch into position. For the rear attaching point we are going to be using this 7/ 16 conical tooth washer along with the 7/ 16 nut and for the forward fastener we are going to be using the 1/ 2 inch conical tooth washer along with the 1/ 2 inch nut. Now that we have got the hitch and hardware in position we can start torquing our bolts down. We want to verify with the directions the specific torque rating for each of the bolts. With the hitch torqued down we just want to put our exhaust back up on its hangers and our installation will be complete. With our trailer hitch installed we want to give you a couple of final dimensions to help make choosing your hitch accessories a little bit easier. From the top of the receiver tube opening to the ground is going to measure 14 inches and from the center of the pin hole to clear the rear edge of the bumper is going to measure approximately 7-1/ 2 inches. This will conclude the installation of Draw-Tite hitch part number 24807 on a 2010 Subaru Forester.

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24807

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.7 out of 5 stars   (13 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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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bruce09/16/2014

The DrawTite hitch I purchased for my 08 Impreza was economically priced and easy to install with your clever spring wire threading technique! I am very happy with my purchase! Thank you! 151369

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: jack p12/23/2011

Instead of dropping the muffler system, I just disconnected the mufflers and one of the rubber mounts. They just swivelled out of the way. I thought the "fishing" was going to be a problem but I fished them throught the small hole and out the enlarged hole instead of the way the instructions said. Much easier. All in all a easy project. 28635

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Sue04/06/2012

I was surprised at how quickly your company was able to process my order and deliver the hitch - wonderful service! The hitch installed easily - as per the video demonstration. I am very happy with my purchase. Thank you for providing the written and video instructions - both were so very helpful. 36328

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Greg07/29/2012

E-trailer's installation videos make this installation easy. It took longer than the 35 minutes the mfg indicates, but it was still very easy to do. I have this installed on a Subaru Forester and it works great. Highly recommend purchasing from e-trailer. 49708

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: roy z05/01/2012

Everything arrived on time. Product was as advertised and installed just like the video and instructions said. If I ever need any other products for my car I would order them from as I am extremely happy with the resulant hitch and wiring. 38944

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Terri H.04/25/2014

The hitch and accessories for my 2011 Subaru Forester were delivered promptly by U.P.S. Instructions were included. It was installed with no issues whatsoever. I will be a returning customer with etrailer. Thanks so much!!! 127302

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Bob W.02/06/2011

FAST shipping. Clear instructions. A tough install for one person, but very doable. Deep well 3/4" socket required to torque the carraige bolts. Everything fit perfectly. Thanks! 6730

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jon A.04/10/2012

Second hitch I bought from you guys, and both are great - easy installs and I saved some bucks too, according to my buddies who opted instead for a commercial installation. 36740

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ken L.04/12/2011

This is the third hitch I have bought from E-trailer. Great prices, very fast delivery and excellent instructions. The video installation was very helpful to watch. 11535

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: James Dee08/16/2013

shipping was fast. but no hardware came with the hitch to mount it. so now out on a mission to find carriage bolts in my little town. good luck 95333

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Marleen K.05/14/2013

Was a bit difficult to install but other than that, I highly recommend buying this hitch. Made well....overall, great product! 80288

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Waltah06/09/2012

etrailer is great, hitch is great quality. thanks '11 STI sedan 43493

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Richard D.08/01/2012

Great service! Great Service! Thank you for excellent Service! 50144


Ask the Experts about this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch
Expert Answers about Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24807Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

  • What Hitch and Wiring will Fit my 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX 4 Door Sedan
  • In order to determine if it will fit and what wiring is need I need to know what year your WRX is. Hitch 11315 from Curt is designed for 2008-2010 Impreza Wagons, so I doubt it is the right fit for a 4 door WRX.
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  • Hitch for 2012 Subaru Impreza non-WRX Model
  • If your Impreza is a Hatchback model with single exhaust, the Curt Class I receiver, # C11286 would be a fit. If your Impreza is a Sedan, Draw-Tite, Hidden Hitch and Curt receivers are available. If you were planning on using the receiver only as an attachment point for a hitch accessory like a bike rack, the Draw-Tite # 24807 would be your best choice because you would not be paying for a ball mount that you will not need. If you might be doing some light-duty towing, use the Hidden...
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  • Comparing Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite Trailer Hitches for a 2012 Subaru Impreza Sedan
  • The difference between the Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 60893 and the Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24807, is that the Hidden Hitch comes with a ball mount, hitch pin and clip. Otherwise, the installation will be the same. We give both a 6 out of 10 difficult rating for installation. This is based on the amount of time it would take on average to install the hitch. I have included a link to the installation instructions and a link to a video showing a typical installation for you. If you...
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  • Is A Trailer Hitch Available For My 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX 5-Door Wagon w/ Dual Exahaust
  • For your 2011 Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback wagon, you will need the CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C11120, which fits the Wagon model with dual exhaust and quad exhaust tips.This CURT hitch is Class I 1-1/4 inch hitch, and includes a drawbar, pin and clip. To complete your towing setup, you may be interested in the following: Curt Wiring, part # C56111 1-7/8 Inch Hitch Ball, part # 19256 For hitch accessories such as bike racks, you will be limited to those that are compatible...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Subaru WRX Sedan with Dual Exhaust
  • We offer three trailer hitches for your 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan and all of them will fit with the dual exhaust as long as they are not WRX STi models. I have attached a link to all of the trailer hitches that will fit your vehicle for you to check out. The trailer hitch that I would recommend is the Draw-Tite Sportframe Class I Trailer Hitch, # 24807, that you referenced. This hitch offers the same tongue weight and towing capacities as the other hitches and is more economically...
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  • Will this Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24807 Work with my Aftermarket Exhaust On my 2010 Subaru WRX
  • The aftermarket exhaust tips should not interfere with you being able to install this Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4 inch, part # 24807. What would cause problems would be if the aftermarket exhaust had mufflers that were larger in diameter than the stock mufflers. The # 24807 does require some minor drilling for installation, but with a decent drill and drill bit you should not have a problem installing this hitch. You may need the following...
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  • Will the Class I Hitch # 24807 Fit on a 2011 Subaru Impreza
  • Yes, I checked with the manufacturer, Draw-Tite and the # 24807 Class I hitch has been confirmed to fit your 2011 Subaru Impreza Sedan. Some items you may need to go along with your hitch purchase are listed below. Wiring # 118464 Drawbar # 3594 Hitch Ball # 19258 or # 19256 Hitch Lock # 7682
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2010 Subaru Legacy to Tow a Pop-up Camper or Tent Trailer
  • We actually have several trailer hitches that will fit your 2010 Subaru Legacy. Since you have the 2.5 liter, you will want to check the towing capacity of the vehicle which can be found in the owners manual. The type of trailers you are looking at are smaller tent or pop-up camper trailers that are not very heavy. The 2011 Jayco Jay Sport 10, for example, weighs in at about 2,500 pounds. I would say that a Class II trailer hitch would work but I would still recommend going with a Class...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Trunk Mount Bike Racks for a 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI
  • From what I was able to ascertain, the GR indicates that it is 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi. If that is the case there are no hitches currently available for the vehicle. The best option would be to use a trunk mount bike rack. It is actually the more economical choice and they are not permanent installations. According to Thule there are several options. I have listed them below. Passage 2, # TH910XT Passage 3, # TH911XT Gateway 2, # TH9006XT Gateway 3, # TH9007 Archway 2, # TH9009XT Archway...
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  • Will the Thule T2 Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2009 Subaru Impreza
  • The Thule T2, # TH917XTR, is designed to fit in a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch. If your 2009 Subaru Impreza has a hitch then you will want to take some measurements to determine fit. measure from the center of the hitch pin hole straight back to the distance required to clear the rear of the vehicle. If that distance is less than 18 inches then the rack will fit. If it is also less than 3-1/2 inches then it will fit when folded up. I looked at the instructions for the hitches we carry for...
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  • Class I Draw-Tite Hitch Part # 24807 and Sportwing Bike Rack Part # 5801200 for 2010 Subaru Forester
  • The Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24807 would be a good choice for the 2010 Subaru Forester. The Highland Sportwing, part # 5801200 would work just fine with that hitch/vehicle combination. The hitch you are interested in has a 200 lb tongue weight capacity, which means that the rack and the bikes placed upon it cannot weigh more than 200 lbs. The rack itself has a 100 lb capacity. In addition to the rack, I would also recommend a Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock with Integrated Cable,...
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  • Are There No-Drill Application Hitches Available for a 2008 Subaru Impreza
  • The Draw-Tite trailer hitch, # 24807, that you have referenced, could require drilling to enlarge an access hole, but you could also use a file or rotary tool and not need to drill. I have included links to the installation instructions and video showing a typical installation.
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Subaru Impreza Accessories

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 24807 Installation instructions 24807 Installation Instructions

Tech Tip
Hitch will fit WRX models but does not fit WRX STi models.No drilling required for installation,Access holes may need to be enlarged by drilling, filing, or rotary tool,Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation,

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Wiring:
Draw-Tite 118464

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 3594

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

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