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

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13285 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 750 lbs TW
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 750 lbs WD TW

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


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • 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
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty 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.

13285 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Item # C13285

Installation Details C13285 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13285

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (133 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.

2019 Cadillac XT5

Hitch fit well and was relatively easy to install (did it with no helper.)Had some scratches, I assume from shipping, but they were small and easy to touch up. I wish I had known that the original bumper cover fit over the hitch, it would have kept me from ordering a trailer hitch bumper cover.

2018 Cadillac XT5

Went together really quick and easy I replaced the screws with thumb turn that is used on Yukon and Tahoes

2017 Cadillac XT5

Hitch arrived early in perfect condition. As others mention, the fishing wires are pure GENIUS!! Installed it by myself, no lift, no ramps in under 30 minutes. On my 2017 XT5, there was no need to enlarge any of the frame holes. Just fish through the bolts and backing plates, lift the hitch into place (a little wiggling needed to clear the muffler and bumper fascia mounts), torque the nuts, and done.


The Curt hitch cost a bit more than the Draw Tite, but I am drawn to "made in USA", which Curt bragged about, and Draw Tite doesn't mention..(ie made in China).

If you look at the pictures of both hitches, you can see that the Curt hitch has a considerably larger cross member, which, I feel, can account for at least 1/2 the difference in cost.

I was sold on etrailer because of their excellent video on you tube. The installation went without a 'hitch' (ouch!). The video was very accurate and explains everything extremely well. The only difference for me was that I did not have to enlarge the 'fishing' holes; mine is a 2018 XT5, and the holes were plenty large for the bolts and doublers. I also installed the Tekonsha 118720 wiring harness, which amounts to simply 'unplugging a dust cap, then plugging in the harness' - there is absolutely no reason for this to take more than 2 minutes....(it took me 5).

As many have noted, the hitch is pretty heavy (I'm guessing 40 to 50 lbs). The weight is not such a problem, except that it is also pretty awkward. What worked very well for me was to not raise the car at all. Where the cross tube, and the receiver tube meet (middle of the hitch) is braced with a large, flat plate (safety chain eyelets) this wide plate is ideal to set on a floor jack, and the hitch balances very well. My wife 'manned' the jack, and I rolled around on a creeper guiding the hitch into place. The 'fishing' wires are long enough that they can be passed through the hitch's bolt holes while the jack is still low. Keeping the wires tight as the jack is raised guides the hitch right into position. I had to 'wiggle' the hitch a little as it passed in between the muffler and the bumper cover, then I was home free!

I didn't really time the procedure, but I would estimate about an hour, start to finish. Not bad for a "mid 60's, fat, out of shape, fella" & his 60(ish) wife!

My trailer lights use the round, 6 pin connector, so I made a bracket that bolts to the cross tube, and holds the 6 pin receptacle. I then cut the 4 pin fitting off the wiring harness, and connected the wires to the receptacle.

Also, I didn't care for the idea of having to keep up with a 7mm nut driver, so I decided to install "Southco 1/4 turn wing fasteners".

Those last two projects took almost a whole day (including nap time!)

I attached pictures of the finished project. Probably doesn't show much..I didn't take pictures as I went.....& I'm not going back!


I bought the Draw-Tite trailer hitch for my new 2020 Cadillac XT5. It really did not fit to my satisfaction. I contacted Michelle at etrailer and explained the issue and she arranged to have the hitch shipped back and a new Curt hitch shipped to me. The new hitch fitted perfect and was easy to install after watching the video. Thank you Michelle for the great customer service. etrailer made my experience a pleasure. I highly recommend them. A picture is attached.


I had to remove the tailgate sensor which turned out to be quite time consuming to put back on. I over came that obstacle by shaving down a 15 torx screwdriver handle to fit in the small space to tighten sensor screws. Other wise shipped fast and easy install other than sensor


Ordered trailer hitch to pull a loaded small trailer behind our Cadillac CT5 to SW Florida. Hitch was installed by our local auto mechanic who said it was a bit tricky to access tightening the bolts but nice and secure once completed.
The hitch performed nice and secure, steady on the 1,400 mile ride and I would recommend to my friends.

Pontiac Trans Sport Van

I bought the product for my Cadillac XT5. I ride a road bike recreationally and sometimes in events that last for an entire week. I needed a trailer hitch for my bicycle rack so I could transport my road bike to these various places. The hitch is very sturdy and fit the XT5 perfectly. I had a third party install the hitch so I really can't comment on the installation. But I would definitely recommend this product to a friend.

2022 Cadillac XT5

Top quality hitch in construction, finish and fitment.
Well engineered installation procedure made a driveway intall very doable.


Very pleased. Installation was pretty straightforward. Glad I watched video on website first. Had a little trouble getting between muffler and gate sensor, but we were installing flat on our backs. If it was on a lift it would have been much simpler. Overall very satisfied. Well built hitch.


Hitch was ordered with ease, shipped and delivered timely. I installed the hitch on a 2018 Cadillac XT5 without issue. The instructional video illustrated exactly how to install, very helpful.


I’ve installed several trailer hitch assembly’s and this was by far the quickest easiest one I’ve ever done. Starting with the easy to understand directions to torquing the last bolt, it took about an hour to install.

Still working perfect
George - 09/25/2021

2017 Cadillac XT5

Revived the new receiver hitch for my 2017 Cadillac XT5 today and installed it took me about an hour, but everything fit and I was extremely happy, I highly recommend the Curt receivers and e-trailer supply.

Great fit like a glove
Tommy - 07/25/2021


Easy to install. Great videos and have already recommended etrailer


Hi etrailer, I can’t say enough. From the sales rep (informational and personable), to the super fast shipping (love the tracking system), to the help videos. The Curt hitch receiver fit my 2019 Cadillac xt5 perfectly. I also ordered a wiring harness and vehicle harness tester. All went smoothly. Would definitely recommend etrailer and thank you very much. A very pleasant experience.


No complaints after the first year. Tha nks.

After over a year update. All is still perfect, sturdy and not a spec of rust on the finish.
Gary - 04/27/2022

2018 Cadillac XT5

I have purchased 3 hitches for Cadillac SUV in past 6 years from etrailer. Hitch installation & wiring connection was a snap; taking about 30 minutes. It could not have been much easier locating & holding the nuts in place within the box frame sections. Since I was installing the unit by myself, I used a floor jack to hold it in position while getting bolts started on both sides. I will have an etrailer hitch on the next car.

No issues hitch is working great & looks like new.
Wayne - 01/25/2020

2018 Cadillac XT5

Product arrived on time, excellent quality and a perfect fit for my car. The instructions are great .I have absolutely no complaints . I’ll totally recommend this company to all my friends. Good job keep it up.

2018 Cadillac XT5

Great place to buy from will continue when needed!

Excellent company and product received! 10 star
Frank - 03/13/2022

2017 Cadillac XT5

Went together very well and fit perfect. Needs two people to install the hitch onto the bolts. Very good value.


I put the hitch on my leased Cadillac XT5. My purpose is to use the hitch to hold a bike rack for transporting trail bikes to areas for riding. My son will use it to pull a light trailer with a jet ski. My son and I installed the hitch. It is very well designed and built for that car and much cheaper than a hitch purchased from Cadillac

2022 Cadillac XT5

Easy to install and fit perfectly!


Had it for a year and it has worked out well. No problems


Superior product, etrailer expertise, prompt shipment/delivery and installation video! Followed the installation video for a complete DIY in about 30 mins! I highly recommend this product and etrailer!

This is a superior hitch! We have utilized the hitch many times in the past year with a curt tray style bike rack including trips and from Florida from Maryland. This is an exceedingly well constructed hitch. Highly recommend!
Steven - 07/17/2020

2019 Cadillac XT5

As described. Great video instructions. Took longer the expected, but that was probably my fault. Suggest, advise installer to install electric 1st. I installed hitch then electric. Hitch was in the way and made it more difficult. I installed mine on the ground. That may be the reason.
I was a little disappointed with the price change. The day before I purchased my car, I checked etrailer for a hitch. The amount was $xxx. When I placed my order the day after I purchased the car, the price changed to $xxx.

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Ask the Experts about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Correct Curt Trailer Hitch Fit for a 2022 Cadillac XT5
    I confirmed with Curt that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13285 is a confirmed fit for a 2022 Cadillac XT5. It has a 2" opening that will work great for towing or hitch mounted accessories like bike racks or cargo carriers. It features a simple bolt-on install which you can see from the video I did below.
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  • Available Trailer Hitch Fits for 2017 Cadillac XT5
    We do have two confirmed hitch fits for the 2017 Cadillac XT5 that you can see on the linked page. Both of the 2-inch Class III hitches we have for this vehicle, the Draw-Tite # 76022 and the Curt # C13285, offer no-drill installation and include all required mounting hardware. An installation video is linked for you. Trailer hitches are custom-fit items that usually are not interchangeable between vehicles. There are exceptions, such as with sister brands like GMC and Chevrolet, where...
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  • Towing Capacity Of 2017 Cadillac XT5 Luxury AWD And Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatibility
    The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 76022 and the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13285 for your 2017 Cadillac XT5 are rated for capacity based only on the hitch, not the vehicle. You will be limited by the vehicle capacity, and not the capacity of the hitch. In this case, using either hitch with that large a trailer weight would void your warranty on the vehicle, but not the individual hitches.
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  • USA Made Trailer Hitch for 2019 Cadillac XT5
    We have the Curt hitch # C13285 which is made in the USA for your 2019 Cadillac XT5 but the Draw Tite # 76022 is not made in the USA.
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  • Correct Curt Trailer Hitch Fit for a 2017 Cadillac XT5
    The correct Curt trailer hitch that fits your 2017 Cadillac XT5 is part # C13285. This fits all models aside from the Platinum. I am attaching an installation video of this on a 2017 XT5 that you can check out. If you can let me know what you plan on using the hitch for I can make some recommendations for you.
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  • Can I Install A Wiring Harness On A 2019 Cadillac XT5 Without Having To Splice Wires
    Yes, I recommend the Tekonsha part # 118720 as an ideal solution for you. This Wiring Harness for your 2019 Cadillac XT5 provides a 4-way trailer connector and plugs into the exterior connector located up and to the driver's side of your 2019 Cadillac XT5. No splicing required. If you haven't yet purchase your hitch, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13285 as a solid option for your towing needs and looks great on the back of the XT5 as you can see from the included customer...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Wiring for 2017 Cadillac XT5 Base Model
    Yes, the Curt Class III Hitch Receiver # C13285 is confirmed to fit your 2017 Cadillac XT5 base model. It will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation and features a towing capacity of 5,000 pounds. I have attached an installation video that you can also use for reference. For a trailer wiring harness I recommend going with the Tekonsha T-One # 118720 if you need a 4-Way connector or the Tekonsha # 118276 if you need a 7-Way. These are both custom harnesses...
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  • Compatibility of Curt # 13285 on 2018 Cadillac XT5 with Swagman XTC-2 Bike Rack # 64670
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13285 on your 2018 Cadillac XT5 will have a hitch pin center to outer bumper measurement of 6 inches. The Swagman XTC-2 # S64670 has a measurement from the center of the hitch pin to the closest wheel hoop of 8 inches. You will have 2 inches of clearance so you will be able to use the XTC-2 bike carrier with your Curt trailer hitch.
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  • Hitch and E-Bike Rack Solution for 2017 Cadillac XT5
    For your 2017 Cadillac XT5 you'd need a hitch installed first like the Curt # C13285 so that you could carry an e-bike rack like the Thule EasyFold XT part # TH903202 which has the weight capacity needed but what I also really like about this rack is that it has a ramp that pulls out to make loading the heavier e-bikes a bit easier.
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  • Availability Of Replacement Fish Wire Used To Install Curt Trailer Hitch C13285 On 2017 Cadillac XT5
    You sure can! The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13285 you have for your 2017 Cadillac XT5 uses Curt Fish Wire Bolt Leader - 7/16" # C58410. If you are missing more than just the fish wire then you will need Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK which comes with the fish wire and all new hardware. All you will need to do is select Curt from the drop down menu and then enter 13285 in the hitch item number field. I included videos of the products mentioned for you to take a look at.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2019 Cadillac XT5
    We have a few hitches that will work great for your 2019 Cadillac XT5. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13285. This hitch has a gross towing weight capacity of 5,000 lbs and a tongue weight capacity of 750 lbs. If you plan on towing a trailer with this hitch you will also need a trailer wiring harness to operate your trailer lights. For that kit I recommend # 118276 or # C56325.
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  • Trailer Hitch Options for 2021 Cadillac XT5 1-1'4" or 2" Receiver
    I do have a solution for this, while currently no one makes a 1.25" hitch for your 2021 Cadillac XT5 we can offer a Reducer # C45770 with 4" extension or # HT02 with 3" of extension. They are 2 similar options with different lengths of extension. I do recommend our Curt Hitch Receiver # C13285 as it is designed to hide behind the access panel on your Cadillac. The access panel is easily removed by 2-7mm screws. And install requires no drilling or removal of body parts besides the access...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit for 2018 Cadillac XT5
    A trailer hitch from a 2013 Cadillac SRX will not fit your 2018 Cadillac XT5, which means you will need a new hitch. The hitch I recommend for your 2018 Cadillac XT5 is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76022. I like this hitch above the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13285 because the Draw-Tite has slightly better ground clearance than the Curt, which is important to keep things like accessories from hitting the ground. I have added a photo showing with this hitch looks like on a 2018...
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  • Hitch and Swing Out Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Cadillac XT5
    For carrying a bike rack with your 2017 Cadillac XT5 the best hitch is the Curt # C13285 which is made in the USA, has the best weight capacities, and installs easily. For a bike rack then the Thule Apex Swing part # TH9027XT is the best option as it can swing out and away from the rear of the vehicle even with bikes loaded to give you the best rear cargo area access.
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C13285 Fit A 2020 Cadillac XT5 Premium Luxury?
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13285 you were looking at is confirmed to fit all models of the 2020 Cadillac XT5 and will fit perfectly on your XT5 Premium Luxury model. The # C13285 has a tongue weight rating of 750lbs, and a trailer weight rating of 5000lbs making it a great option for a bike rack like the Thule Hitching Post Pro - Folding Tilting 4 Bike Rack # TH934XTR, a cargo carrier, or even a ball mount for towing a trailer. If you can tell me...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for my 2017 Cadillac XT5 to Haul my Bike Rack
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13285 will be a perfect solution for you to be able to haul your Thule DoubleTrack Pro XT Bike Platform Rack part # TH92BJ. While the installation of the hitch is extremely easy I can't offer an estimate of what a local shop would charge you to install it. I have liked a video of the installation for you to check out to see if you want to attempt it or show your shop. I would imagine it will be no more than an hour labor to complete the job with...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Cadillac XT5
    The Curt hitch part # C13285 would be the hitch you'd want as long as you don't have the Platinum model. For trailer wiring you'd then want the T-One kit part # 118720 which is a custom fit as well. If you wanted to do 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...
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  • No Drill Installation Trailer Hitch Receiver and Wiring Harness For a 2018 Cadillac XT5
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13285 does not require any drilling into the frame of your 2018 Cadillac XT5. If you have a Platinum trim this receiver will not fit on your XT5. You will also not need to modify any of your panels for the receiver to fit. The receiver will attach to your frame with carriage bolts and square hole spacers inside the frame that will pass through factory holes. I have linked an installation video below of an installation that was done in our shop for you...
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  • Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack Recommendation for 2017 Cadillac XT5
    The Thule T2 Pro XTR 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH83JV would fit the Curt hitch part # C13285 you have installed on your 2017 Cadillac XT5 well and would be an excellent bike rack to use. This is one of the nicest bike racks around that's very easy to install, load/unload, and secures the bikes in a way that only touches the tires instead of the bike frame.
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  • Roof Rack for 2019 Cadillac XT5 Platinum
    In regards to vehicles that have a trailer hitch - which would be put on at the factory - some of them can be removed, but some are welded on, and there is unfortunately no way for us to know which vehicles have welded hitches. Additionally, there is not a fit for a trailer hitch fit for a 2019 Cadillac XT5 Platinum which would allow you to replace it. The roof rack is another story and that can be removed on a '19 XT5 Platinum. The roof rack on this vehicle (which I checked out and you...
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  • Does Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack Fit 2017 Cadillac XT5
    I took a look at the clearances for you of the Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack, and it will definitely be able to fit your 2017 Cadillac XT5 with either of the trailer hitch receivers that fit your car, the Draw-Tite # 76022, or the one you asked about, the Curt # C13285. The NV 2.0 is one of the best bike racks available because of how easy it is to use, its integrated lock system, and the fact it can carry even heavy bikes with its 60 lb per-bike capacity. The NV 2.0 is available in two different...
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