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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for the 2012 Prius C by Toyota

Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch

(21 reviews)

Code:   24889



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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 2012 Prius C by Toyota

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant Toyota Prius C 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 Toyota Prius C
  • 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
    • includes all hardware needed for installation
    • Complete installation instructions are 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.

24889 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe

Video of Draw-Tite Sportframe 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 - 2012 Toyota Prius c - Draw-Tite

Today on our 2012 Toyota Prius C we'll be installing the Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24889. 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 your hitch, such as a bike rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pinhole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 3-1/4". From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 12". Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. To begin with we'll need to remove some push pin fasteners that hold the lower fascia, as well as a small center section of plastic fascia.

It will need to be removed and will not be reinstalled. Now that we have all of our push pin fasteners removed we'll go ahead and set that small section of plastic aside. To install our hitch we will need to remove two existing bolts and they will be replaced by two M8 fasteners as well as two conical tooth washers, one on each. There are a total of four mounting locations for this hitch, two on each side. We are actually using the bumper bracket structure or the mounting for the bumper to connect our hitch to this vehicle.

When you remove the two bolts, the bumper will not move, as it is still held in place by the outermost bolt. Now with all the hardware removed from the factory, now we're ready to go ahead and put our hitch up into place. You'll need to work it around the exhaust pipe, as well as pulling the two tabs on the lower bumper fascia out, to allow your hitch to slide up into place. With the hitch up into place we can go ahead and install our new bolt with the conical tooth washer. You want to make sure that the teeth on the washer face towards the hitch. Go ahead and loosely tighten down all four of the bolts.

Once all four of the bolts are in, go ahead and tighten them down and then torque them to the manufacturer's specification. With everything torqued down, now we're ready to go ahead and reinstall two of the plastic push pins or rivets that we removed earlier that hold the lower bumper fascia in place. Again, the center section of lower plastic fascia will not be reinstalled. With that, that will conclude the installation of our Draw-Tite hitch, part number 24889, on our 2012 Toyota Prius C. .

Customer Reviews

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - 24889

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (21 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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by: Joseph D05/31/2015

The hitch design is very nice. Seems very sturdy. Looks great, once installed. I have no problems installing my bike carrier. While it seems precarious having $3,000 in bikes and equipment hanging off the back of my Prius with this tiny tow hitch held on by 4 small bolts, so far so good. I hope that's just my paranoia talking. The only problem I had was in the installation. There is very little clearance between the bumper and hitch mount. I had a difficult time trying to reach into the space to install the upper bolts on each side. I had to have my wife reach in there to get the bolt partially installed. Also, there's no room for a regular socket wrench to move. You need a deep socket to clear the hitch bracket or a powered socket wrench like on the video. Which meant an extra trip to Home Depot to buy. 199180

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by: Robert04/08/2013

Very clean install. The top bolts are a bit difficult to reach but ultimately went in easy and without hassle. Looks great too! 74801


UPDATE: Well a year later the hitch still looks new and there are no issues or worries. Perfect for carrying a bicycle rack!

Robert - 04/08/2014


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by: Ethan01/20/2015

Installation took me about an hour but I took my time. I didn't want to risk scratching the wife's Prius. Backed the car onto ramps to lift the rear end and removed the small panel clips, panel and mfg's 4 bolts. I worked alone and found that after lifting the hitch in place it was easier to start the bolts on the bottom and then ever so gently use a floor jack placed at the tip of the hitch opening so I could tilt the hitch back just enough to make threading the top bolts easier. Product is great, shipping was fast and now the little Prius is more useful. 170497

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by: Scott Wilkinson06/24/2014

Hitch looks great on our Prius C and almost invisible. Great hitch. Great company with excellent service. Thank you! 137414

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by: Smiffy07/30/2015

The product just arrived so I can't comment on the quality of the hitch or ease of install, but I have to say it arrived quickly and in very good shape. The whole process was was what internet orders should be. This is the 3rd hitch and the 5th order with etrailer, there is a very good reason I keep coming back. I'll write another review when I get this one installed. If it is like the other 2 I bought from etrailer, it will be a good review. 215474

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by: James07/19/2014

Received on time and very quickly, the experience itself with etrailer was pleasant. Receiver was cheap and fairly easy to install. Any DIYer with a tool set can tackle it themselves. Used it on a 2,000 Mike road trip hauling two road bikes without any issues. The two ears that stick out the sides of the receiver are a nice addition, as they allow you to route a cable lock through then for extra security. 142233

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by: Lisa R.04/27/2015

The hitch was easy to install. I would recommend watching the video as the paper instructions that come with the hitch are minimal but enough to get the job done. I am happy with the product and my experience with Will buy products and or recommend to friends in the future. 188486

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by: Chris M08/07/2014

Worked out great! 144916

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by: coptoby09/27/2013

Installation was much easier than I expected. I tend to overthink every little project but this was easy. Toyota clips are very easy to work with. A bike rack fit into the tow bar easily. No hidden issues. 101755

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by: jason05/05/2015

Easy install and works excellent for my Kuat bike rack! Install time took a little longer than 30 minutes due to the fact I was using a socket wrench in a tight space. 190187

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by: Melanie Rice09/11/2014

Love it -- super easy to install -- took all of 15 minutes -- the hardest thing was taking the "clips" off the inside of the bumper!! Fits my Prius C great! 150719

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by: andy B09/19/2014

Good morning all, It took me about an hour to installed the hitch but it's looks great. Thanks to Andy B 152132

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by: Marcus04/17/2014

I got my order super fast! this hitch is super easy to install on a prius c. very happy with the service and the hitch! 125775

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by: Bill F08/12/2014

Went on without a hitch ha ha looks good havenot put bike rack on it yet but it doesn't look like it will be a problem 146353

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by: Daniel03/30/2015

Simple to install. I performed the install solo with a socket wrench and a flat head screw driver. Works great. 181596

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by: Justin S05/14/2015

Quick delivery, install video easy to access. Was as easy as it looked. Customer Service excellent. 193044

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by: tad01/14/2013

Works great, easy enough to install. The bolts are difficult though and there's not much clearance. 63038

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by: nevin g.09/23/2015

Great product and easy installation took me 15 minutes with basic hand tools to install. 227119

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by: scott E12/02/2013

Bolted up easy all fits well looks good 108768

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by: Richard W.05/05/2013

Very good product.easy installation, 79065

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by: Jerry01/21/2015

Easy install 170634


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  • Hitch Receiver Extension for Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24847 On 2012 Toyota Prius
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24847 is a good fit for your 2012 Toyota Prius and the receiver will not jut out past the fascia once installed. I have provided a graphic showing the end of the receiver in comparison to a Prius as well as a Prius V. I have also provided a link to the installation instructions for this product as well as a link to a video showing the installation of this hitch on a 2010 Toyota Prius. While not the same model year as your car, the installation technique is...
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  • Custom Fit Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2014 Toyota Prius C
  • You are correct, the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24889, has been confirmed to fit your 2014 Toyota Prius c. I have included a short installation video for you.
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  • What Bike Racks Are Good Fits for 2012 Toyota Prius C
  • The 2 Bike Hitch Mounted Folding Rack with Frame Mount Cradles # 63120 will fit your 2012 Toyota Prius C as long as you have a 1-1/4 inch trailer hitch receiver installed on your vehicle. If you need a hitch receiver, I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24889. A link is included on the product page providing instructions on proper installation of the hitch receiver. The first thing you are going to want to look at, however, is the owners manual for your 2012...
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  • Trunk and Hitch Bike Carrier Options for 2013 Toyota Prius C
  • The Thule Raceway 2 trunk-mount rack is a solidly-built quality unit whose sturdy construction results in about a 20-lb weight. On smaller and lighter vehicles like your Prius C the sheet metal may not be strong enough to handle this weight along with the weight of your loaded bikes. This is why this carrier is not recommended for your car. We do offer other trunk racks whose lighter weight makes them a better choice. The link provided will let you select the version of the Prius C you...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Accessories for Towing Small Trailer With a 2014 Honda Accord Sedan
  • Let's begin with the hitch. The Hidden Hitch and Draw-Tite models are manufactured by sister companies and for all intents and purposes are identical. However, since you'll be towing with the hitch, I'd recommend the Hidden Hitch # 60325 because it includes the ball mount and a pin and clip. You'll then need a trailer connector, but the one you need will depend on whether your Accord has the LED or incandescent taillights. If you have the LED lamps, use the Tow Ready # 118586 wiring...
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  • Options for Carrying 3 Bicycles with 2013 Toyota Prius C
  • The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver, # 24889, that you mentioned, as well as the others available for your 2013 Toyota Prius C, are all Class I trailer hitches. Due to the low tongue weight capacity of the Class I hitch, both the bike rack and the hitch manufacturers agree that no more than two bikes should be carried on a Class I hitch. Adding additional bikes would place too much weight too far away from the receiver opening, and would exert enough leverage on the hitch that it could...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Prius C
  • For a hitch for your 2015 Toyota Prius C you would want the Draw Tite part # 24889 that has been confirmed as a fit and would work well for carrying a bike rack. I attached an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info.
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  • Metal Tab Preventing Bike Rack From Going into Class I Trailer Hitch
  • Sounds like you purchased a Class I trailer hitch with a 1-1/4" receiver. The Yakima HoldUp 2 Bike Rack, # Y02445, is designed for 2" hitch receivers due to distance of the hitch pin to the rear of the shank. The tab you referred to is inside the shank to prevent users from installing Class II accessories which have the potential of overloading a Class I trailer hitch leading to damage to the hitch, accessory, and even the vehicle. Unfortunately that rack is not compatible with the Class...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitches For 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In And 2013 Toyota Prius
  • We have one trailer hitch that is designed to work with the 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. That trailer hitch is the Curt Hitch, part # C11276. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. For the hitch with a Euro drawbar that includes the hitch ball you can look at part # C112761 for 1-7/8 inch hitch ball, and part # C112762 for 2 inch hitch ball. All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps,...
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  • Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Toyota Prius c
  • To install the Thule Helium Bike Rack # TH9042 that you referenced you will first need a hitch installed on your 2012 Toyota Prius c. For that I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24889. The # TH9042 should clear your rear bumper easily. This rack has a distance of 14-3/8 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the nearest upright bar of the rack, and if you check out the picture I attached of the # 24889 you will see that the bumper does not go much past the hitch opening...
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  • Can Hitch Adapter Be Used With Bike Rack on Draw-Tite Class I Hitch # 24889 for the 2012 Prius C
  • Your 2012 Prius C can be equipped with one size and class of trailer hitch receiver, a light-duty 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch such as your Draw-Tite # 24889. Class I hitches can carry the weight of only 2 bikes, no matter what the capacity of the bike carrier itself may be. The problem with hitch adapters - any of them - is that they cut the weight capacity of the hitch in half. They also introduce a second connection point that will allow the bike rack to have even more random motion while...
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Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

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 24889 Installation instructions 24889 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Ball Mount:
Draw-Tite recommends:
Draw-Tite 3593

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

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

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