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

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

Item # C13329
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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13329 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13329

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 525 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

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: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.

13329 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13329 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
3,500 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
525 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Exhaust shield will be permanently removed for hitch installation. No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation , Underbody trimming required (not fascia)

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13329

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (93 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 Kia Niro

The video is very well explained. It was quite easy to install on my Kia Niro 2019.
For the plastic panel on the driver's side which needs to be cut, I have removed less plastic: I have kept the small hole on the front side, so that I could still fix the plastic panel with a nut and a washer in addition to the 3 plastic push pins (see attached pictures).


Great product. Easy to install and I used the helpful video to install it myself. Use it with a bike rack and works great.

I have used the hitch for bicycling all season with absolutely no issues. Great, reliable product.
Rick - 12/12/2022


Easy-ish to install by myself. It would be super easy if you have an extra set of hands. I've hitched a bike rack and carry 2-3 bicycles once or twice a month and haven't had any issues.


Great heavy hitch that fits ever so neatly under the Kia Niro. The spot-on precision of the design and manufacture is great.

Thanks to the informative video, the hitch is relatively straightforward to install if you have a helper and move the Kia off the ground a few inches by means of car ramps. I've done it on two Niro's and it is well within the capabilities of a handy DIYer.

As to function - the hitch is built to last. It works perfectly well with my Allen bicycle rack (carries up to 4 bicycles) and with an inexpensive cargo platform I got from Harbor Freight. By carrying stuff behind the Niro, instead on on a roof rack or in a roof pouch, you maintain good aerodynamics on the Kia and thus avoid a big hit on fuel efficiency (nearly 8 mpg I figure) when traveling a distance at highway speed. So in a certain number of trip miles the hitch will have paid for itself.


Great hitch. Watching the YouTube video was critical in installing it easily with out a lift.


Etrailer is my place to go for hitches, great install videos, and excellent customer service!

Awesome, everything that I expected! etrailer is the first site I go to for great product ion and expert advice
Jon A - 07/03/2022


Excellent tow hitch that was easy to install and fit well! We've used it many times now to tow everything from a jetski up to a 12ft moving trailer, and it's had no issues whatsoever.

Only taking off a star as it requires a small modification to fit the PHEV variants of the vehicle, and I wish Curt either offered a version specifically for the PHEV, or just sold all versions with the small notch for the support beam that's in the PHEV. It's a common complaint I frequently see on forums and the like, so it seems like they should be aware of this by now.


worked very well and built substantially. It did require one notch to be done, but it was easy with a handheld grinder

Isuzu Rodeo

These are great quality hitches and pretty easy to install. I have installed one on my Isuzu Rodeo and one on my Kia Niro. I highly recommend etrailer and Curt hitches!


Item was as had been advertised, install instructions worked, 1 year later it is absolutely solid and functional.


My brother recommended etrailer when I decided to purchase a hitch kit for my 2019 Kia Niro. I plan to haul at least two dirt bikes and likely my camping gear from time to time. My need was sparked by spring cleaning when I realized how much junk needed hauled out of my life. I was impressed at how easy and accurate the search tool and the filters were. I found my make and model and the products that fit my vehicle so easily I was truly amazed. I immediately noticed that every product that etrailer sells had a list of very detailed reviews, installation videos, recommended tools and lots of other information. I purchased a Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" and a T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector. I watched the accompanying video for the hitch installation one time all the way through. I was able to gather all the tools and get my vehicle set in just a few minutes. I revisited the video three or four times throughout the process. The hitch went on just as smoothly as the video showed and I am confident that it will reliably haul exactly what its rated for. The hitch fits nicely and is tucked safely below the fascia where you won't wack your ankles on it. It is clean, sturdy and rust resistant. I look forward to my first haul. I have yet to install the wiring harness but only because I ran out of time over the weekend. I will update my review when I have completed the installation of the wiring harness.


The hitch went on easily and came with everything I needed to install it. The fit was good and bike rack fits snugly. I was surprised to see that after about a year, the steel around the sleeve of the hitch had begun to rust, peeling the paint and flaking the top layer of metal. I live in New England, so I expected it to rust eventually, but it happened a lot faster than I thought it would. I would suggest that anyone living in areas with high road salt use be sure to grease and rinse the hitch regularly. I didn't, and it's coming back to haunt me.


Nicely made and a very good bargain at $125. Shipping was quick.
I installed this unit on a 2020 Kia Nira EV EX. Etrailer does not support this installation for good reasons. I wanted to let folks know that it is possible to modify this unit to fit on a Nira EV but, I would not recommend this unless you are prepared to make modifications which may weaken the unit.
The unit fits on the frame rails correctly but most of the holes do not line up correctly so you'll have to drill additional holes and trim flanges to clear the bolts/washers. I'm using the hitch for a lightweight bike rack so I'm comfortable with the modifications. Your situation will be different.

Ive used this hitch for a bike rack extensively for a year. Still works perfectly and looks perfect. No rust.
Steve - 11/12/2021


I've had this hitch for my 2019 Kia Niro Plug-In hybrid for about a year.

The fit was a bit tight, and I needed to spread the ends a few millimeters in order to get the hitch to slide in place. Once I spread the ends though, the hitch slid nicely in place, taking about 15-30 min to install.

I've been using it for my Kuat bike rack most days since, and love the way the hitch looks and works!


I put this on a 2021Kia Niro,installing it was very easy and not difficult. I am very happy with this hitch!


My Curt hitch arrived today - on time via UPS. I got an order confirmation immediately & shipping confirmation soon after that. etrailer kept me informed of everything regarding shipping & delivery. The price of the hitch receiver was $xxx vs Curt's msrp($xxx) on their website. Thats 47% less! Free shipping too! Can't beat that. My installer couldn't beat it either, & they sell Curt hitches. Next time I need a hitch, I know where I'm buying it - etrailer!

2021 Kia Niro

This hitch is NOT an exact fit for my KIA Niro EV but I knew that before buying. After slightly modify the mounting holes, I was able to install in my Niro EV. I only use this hitch for my bicycle rack and I haven't had and issue.


Arrived quickly- good instructions/video - product fit perfectly.


Does not fit a Kia niro ev properly
had to do some modifications to get it to fit

It could have been flexed. Use this to help torque it back.
-- Etrailer Expert David B - 09/14/2022


The hitch works great. It was easy to install and looks great. No issues with any part of the sale or the hitch.

We have used it many times, still working great.
Lorne - 01/02/2022

2017 Kia Niro

Great price, quick free delivery. I would have give it a five star but it had too many areas that showed the metal part and it was very, very dirty! It came with all that is needed to install it! I did it by myself and I used the box it came in and a Jack to put it on! Good purchase.

2021 Kia Niro

My second purchase from eTrailer over the yers and they continue to excel. I installed the Curt Class III hitch receiver on my Sister-In-Law's Kia Nero so she is able to add a rear cargo carrier for her various road trips. Installation per the video is flawless and the fitment is perfect.

Tip for the one man DYI in the garage. Insure to use jack stands to support your car of course on both sides. Use your hydraulic jack with some wood blocks and you will be able to support the hitch by yourself.
Not recommended, but if you take your time, it is possible.


Product should be packaged and protected for shipping. Ours was just thrown in a box, which caused it to bust through the cardboard and removed the black coating.

It is regrettable that the hitch arrived with damage to the powder coating. I recommend touching up the affected area with a rust resistant paint like Rustoleum.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 06/28/2022

2022 Kia Niro

Worked well for my 2022 Kia Niro EV. Just needed to enlarge the side holes and place the bottom bolt in 1st hole, not the middle.


works on the niro just fine!

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Does Curt Hitch # C13329 Fit 2019 Kia Niro Hybrid
    The Curt hitch part # C13329 is not listed as a fit for the Plug In Hybrid versions of the 2019 Kia Niro although we had one customer come back and say they were able to install it on a plug in version but they had to modify the hitch and the vehicle to do so.
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  • Is It Safe to Remove Exhaust Shield on 2019 Kia Niro When Installing Curt Trailer Hitch
    You are right that the exhaust shield on your 2019 Kia Niro needs to be permanently removed to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13329, however there's no need to be concerned about missing it. Once the trailer hitch is in place, it will actually take over the shield's duties of protecting the exhaust and will do just as good a job. You do not need to be worried about any effect on performance, safety, or warranty after installation. I have attached an installation video and...
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  • What is Tongue Weight Capacity of Curt Hitch that Fits 2017 Kia Niro
    The Curt hitch part # C13329 that you referenced is a fit for the 2017 Kia Niro and has a tongue weight capacity of 525 lbs. You'd have to make sure the weight of the carrier and the scooter is less than 525 lbs and if so this would work well.
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  • Can a Weight Distribution System be Used with Curt Trailer Hitch on 2019 Kia Niro
    That's a great question! The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13329 for your 2019 Kia Niro cannot be used with a weight distribution (WD) system. Curt has determined that it would put too much stress on the trailer hitch so they cannot recommend using it. Normally in this case I would recommend using a suspension enhancement solution but so far (Sept. 2019) there aren't any for a Kia Niro so I recommend either making sure you tow a smaller trailer or that you use a different vehicle for...
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2020 Kia Niro
    The best trailer hitch receiver for your 2020 Kia Niro is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13329 because this is the only hitch for this vehicle which has a 2 inch receiver. This is really important because when using it for accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers, a 2 inch receiver is going to have a much wider range of higher-quality options to choose from. For example, there are currently five times as many cargo carriers that fit a 2 inch hitch than a 1-1/4 inch hitch and...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch Fit a 2020 Kia Niro EV
    I do have some insight for you but there are officially no confirmed trailer hitch fit options for a 2020 Kia Niro EV. That said, we did hear back from one customer who was able to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13329 on their Kia Niro EV. I have attached the review they gave below but I do not have any further information of the modifications required nor can I recommend them.
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  • Will Towing With a 2019 Kia Niro Void the Powertrain Warranty
    If the cause of the premature failure is attributed to towing outside of the manufacturers recommend paraments then they can void the powertrain warranty. For example, if the towing capacity is listed at 2,000 lbs and they can prove you were towing a trailer in excess of this which caused said damage then they can void the warranty. If they do not recommend towing at all and can prove you towed with the vehicle then again, they can void the warranty. That said, installing an aftermarket...
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  • Will the Curt Hitch for a 2021 Kia Niro Work With Four Bikes
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13329 is a great option for a 2020 Kia Niro, the only available with 2" receiver tube opening. This will allow for carrying up to 4 or 5 bikes as the weight capacity for this is 525 lbs. The vehicle may have a separate rating for tongue weight and if this is lower that's what you'll need to abide by but I still think four bikes sounds reasonable for this application.
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  • Distance from Top of Hitch Down to Ground of Curt Hitch # C13329
    When we installed the Curt hitch part # C13329 on a 2019 Kia Niro like yours we found that the top of the hitch opening measured 12 inches from the ground. If you compare this to the height of your trailer coupler from the bottom lip down to the ground when level you'll know the amount of rise/drop you'd need.
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  • Finding Someone to Install Curt Hitch on Vehicle
    Finding someone to install a hitch like the Curt hitch part # C13329 is pretty simple. What you'll want to do is find a local mechanic to you with a good reputation and take the hitch to them. Hitch installs are pretty basic for mechanics compared to what they normally work on so this would be an easy job for them.
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  • Will Installing a Trailer Hitch Reduce the Ground Clearance on a 2018 Kia Niro
    If that 6.3 inches is measured at the bottom of the rear fascia on the 2018 Kia Niro then yes, a trailer hitch such as # C13329 installed would reduce the ground clearance by about 2-1/2 inches. But there could be something under the vehicle that is even lower than the fascia. So really it depends on where the measurement is being taken.
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  • What are the Dimensions of Curt Trailer Hitch C13329 for a 2017 Kia Niro
    I went out to the warehouse to get the overall dimensions of Curt trailer hitch # C13329 for a 2017 Kia Niro for you. It is 11 inches tall, 45 inches across, and 13 inches front to back.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch for 2018 Kia Niro
    The best trailer hitch for your 2018 Kia Niro is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13329 because of its hidden crosstube and because it is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver, which gives you many more options for accessories such as bike racks and cargo carriers than any of the other trailer hitches that fit your Niro, each of which have a 1-1/4" receiver. The accompanying photo shows the hitch installed on a Niro, and I have also added a link to a video installation of this hitch...
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  • Does Curt Hitch # C13329 Fit 2018 Kia Niro LX
    The Curt hitch part # C13329 is a confirmed fit for your 2018 Kia Niro. If you check out the install video I attached you can see how we installed this hitch and that it is possible.
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  • Removing The Heat Shield To Install The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver On The 2017 Kia Niro.
    I talked to my contact at Curt Manufacturing and they advised me that when installing Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13329 to your 2017 Kia Niro, the heat shield needs to be removed to reach the access points to bolt the hitch to the frame of the car. Removing the shield, and then installing the hitch, will not compromise the integrity of your vehicle. Many vehicles require the heat shield to be removed to complete this install.
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  • Installation Instructions for Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13329
    I have attached the complete installation instructions for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13329 that you can look through. This trailer hitch is designed for the 2017-2018 Kia Niro and no drilling will be required, as it will use existing mounting holes in the vehicle's frame. The exhaust will need to be temporarily lowered and some minor trimming on the plastic panel will be required during installation.
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  • Will The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13329 Fit My 2021 Kia Niro Plug-In Hybrid?
    Unfortunately at this time there are currently no Trailer Hitch Receivers that are confirmed to fit your 2021 Kia Niro that is a Plug-in Hybrid. We have received 2 different reviews from users that have installed this receiver on their plug-in hybrid 2019 and 2020 Niros. One mentioned having to spread the the ends of the receiver mounts to get it to fit the frame. And the other mentioned having to drill new holes in the frame but it fit. While I can't recommend doing this it is being...
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  • Does Install of Curt Hitch on 2021 Kia Niro Require Enlarging Hitch Holes
    We've had the chance to install the Curt hitch part # C13329 on several Kia Niros and did not have to enlarge the holes of the hitch for it to fit so I would not anticipate that being an issue. Check out the install video link I attached on this page for more info.
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  • Does Curt Hitch Fit 2021 Kia Niro Non Plug In Hybrid
    The Curt hitch part # C13329 that you referenced has been confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Kia Niro non-plug-in hybrid and would work great.
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  • Is It Safe To Remove Exhaust Shield For Curt Hitch Installation On 2018 Kia Niro
    The Curt Trailer Hitch part # C13329 for the 2018 Kia Niro does require the exhaust shield to be removed during installation or the hitch will not fit into place. It not a piece that can be reinstalled because there will not be enough room between the exhaust and the hitch for hitch to fit into place. However, the metal hitch will now act as a heat shield for your exhaust. You are not removing the main heat shield between the exhaust and the vehicle so there is not anything to worry about...
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  • Will Backup Sensors and Camera Be Affected When Transporting Bikes on 2019 Kia Niro PHEV
    I do have a great option for you, however there isn't a trailer hitch available that's designed to fit your 2019 Kia Niro PHEV (plug-in Hybrid). With this in mind your best option for transporting a couple bikes is with a trunk-mount bike rack. For this I highly recommend the Yakima FullBack 2 Bike Rack # Y02634, which is confirmed to fit your vehicle. This is an extremely nice carrier that features SuperCush anti-sway cradles that will hold the bikes at 3 different points for a stable...
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  • Is Tongue Weight Rating for Curt Trailer Hitch the Same for 2019 Kia Niro
    The 525 lb tongue weight (TW) rating and 3,500 lb trailer tow rating for the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13329 is tested and determined independently of your 2019 Kia Niro. Basically Curt (or any other trailer hitch manufacturer) would sure that it fits the vehicle and then they strength-test it which would include hitting a bump in the road or whatever else you would encounter. I tried looking up weight ratings for your Niro but the online owner's manual stated that they don't recommend using...
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  • Trailer Hitch Capacity for 2017 Kia Niro
    We have a Class III hitch confirmed as a fit for your 2017 Kia Nira, part # C13329 which has a 3,500 lb trailer capacity. What you will need to do is check your owners manual for the towing capacity that Kia recommends. If it's lower than the hitch capacity you have to go by the lower rated figure as the overall capacity. For trailer wiring you then would want the part # C56376. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with...
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  • Does Trailer Hitch for 2017 Kia Niro Come with Ball Mount for Towing
    Sounds like you are looking for a ball mount to go with a hitch like the Curt part # C13329 which is a confirmed fit for your 2017 Kia Niro. Our hitches do not come with ball mounts for towing as not everyone tows a trailer with their hitch. Since 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,...
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