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  4. 2 Inch Hitch
  5. 3500 lbs GTW
  6. Concealed Cross Tube
Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

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

Item # C13397
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Is this right for you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Want to cut as little fascia as possible - with this hitch you can get away with just notching out two slits instead of cutting out a chunk
  • Like a more discrete, factory look for your hitch with the cross tube hidden behind the bumper
  • Have a steep driveway where your bike rack or cargo carrier might scrape and need a hitch that sits as high as possible

No, if you:

  • Hate the idea of modifying your CR-V and don't want to cut into it at all
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 C13397 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13397

  • 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
  • Stylish, round-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.

13397 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces C13306

Installation Details C13397 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13397

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (602 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.

2022 Honda CR-V

So after some struggle it turns out this hitch fits my Honda CRV Hybrid 2022, just take into account that some lazy technicians my tell you it does not fit, it fits, but you have to take the bumper off and relocate the impact sensor so this one fits, overall installation time was 2 hrs, you also need to cut the bumper and the cover that attaches to it for this to fit


I am really glad that I purchased this Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for my 2022 Honda CRV. I wanted it only for use with my bike rack that is intended for a class III 2" receiver. The best thing is I like how it is tucked away underneath the back of the vehicle. As you can see in the pictures here, only the receiver is visible. The rest of the hitch is nicely tucked away under the vehicle. I had it installed by a local garage that I go to for normal maintenance of our vehicles. The mechanic said it was easy to install.

2021 Honda CR-V

Installation was a bit tricky, but doable. This is a 2022 CR-V Hybrid.
I plan on using a cargo carrier to give us more passenger space inside the CR-V.
Just in time for a road trip!


I deducted 2 stars for the deep scratch (to bare metal, see my attached picture) that I found when I opened the box upon arrival. It was already there when packed for shipment (It didn't happen during shipment.) So much for corrosion protection for an item to be installed under my vehicle. The box was also damaged (see attached picture) in another area by the hitch receiver protruding. Package the underside of the 2" receiver box/portion better to help avoid that damage risk.

Oh no, we do not like to see damage on the hitches. A lot of times they will experience scratches during shipping. When this happens, we recommend using a Rust-oleum type paint to cover up any scratches and prevent corrosion in the future during use. I have sent this information over to our customer service department for them to help you further. I have a link below for your reference.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 06/21/2022

2018 Honda CR-V

Hitch arrived in pristine condition and fast delivery! My vehicle mechanic installed it for me and all the parts and pieces were taped to the hitch, so there were no lost items. I couldn't be any more pleased with this hitch, the shipping, or the company. The hitch seems to be coated in a plastic or rubber type finish. Should last longer than my car, an 2018 Honda CR-V. Well done eTrailer!

2017 Honda CR-V

I always buy my hitches from etrailer, and this is the third vehicle I have put a hitch on and all are purchased from etrailer. I love their "how to" videos which make it very easy to follow the installation instructions. It took me two hours and I do not have a lift. The longest time was in removing and later reinstalling the exhaust system rubber grommets. The Hitch looks great on my 2017 CRV, see photo, and my wife gave it her seal of approval and bought her own receiver dust cover!


The hitch is great! The instructions were pretty clear, just got confused a little bit with the trimming of the fascia and underbody for the Honda CRV 2018 install. We aired on the side of caution and once installed trimmed a little more of to get it to fit just right.
It would have helped to lower the exhaust even more by taking off the middle rubber isolator(I believe it’s called) but we were still able to get it done.
The spray lubricant to ease the removal of that isolator is a really good idea. We struggled with the removal unnecessarily at the start instead if just using it.
I had the help of a mechanic friend to get this done and I’m grateful for it. However, it really wasnt that complicated. I would recommend having access to someone else’s car in case you get halfway through and realize you need a different tool/socket size or whatever so that you can remedy that.


Hitch installed exactly like video and has very clean look. Definitely use the recovery loop as your center point for measuring cut outs. I used the included instructions to measure and ended up falling short on the left side. The hitch was impeded by the fascia. Had to cut more off of the drivers side for the hitch to drop in and fit properly. Other than that little hiccup installation was smooth.

2020 Honda CR-V

Hitch Fits & Looks Good. Installation was straight forward an fairly uncomplicated. My issues are with the actual product as it arrived damaged in multiple spots scraped to the bare metal,see pictures). I did touch it up but I feel if you order something NEW it should be undamaged when it arrives and you should not have to spend the extra time dealing with damage.

I have notified customer service and they will reach out. Making sure you cover any bare metal with anti-corrosive paint will ensure a longer lasting hitch.
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 06/16/2022


An excellent simple hitch for my Honda CRV Hybrid. Used only for my bicycle rack so that I can take my bike all over SW Washington to ride the numerous trails. Would purchase again for sure!

I have had no issues with the hitch over the past months. It works well with my bike rack, seems quiet and secure.
Mark I - 01/25/2023


This hitch fit our 2022 Honda CR-V Hybrid Touring. It was difficult to find one that did because of some of the features on the Hybrid Touring, and even Honda didn't have a specific hitch to fit. I had the Honda dealer install the hitch, and it fit perfectly and works for our accessories. I won't be towing with the CR-V, but I can install our accessories (basket, bike rack) now. Additionally, even the foot sensor at the rear of the vehicle for the rear hatch still works with the hitch in place. This was a good choice and the etrailer staff was very helpful when purchased. I recommend this hitch for customers looking for one for their Honda CR-V.


Installed on 2020 CR-V EX-L. Only used for a bike rack or cargo tray. Both have a vertical "slop" (no "slop" horizontally), so I needed to purchase and use an anti-rattle clamp to keep accessories from bouncing up and down.

The same bike rack and cargo tray fit perfect into Draw-Tight hitch I installed on 2012 CR-V fit snugly and do not require anti-rattle clamp.

Used caliper to check inner dimension of both receivers. The Curt was machined/casted a bit too much vertically.

So minus one star for the need of a clamp. Installation as expected for doing it by myself (a lot harder without a helper but doable). Looks great (i.e. hardly noticeable).


Excellent hitch but a challenge to install on a 2022 Honda CRV especially if doing such alone. Written directions are not helpful and the video of the 2021 CRV fails to show the need to pull down hard on the under facia to position the hitch correctly.

Excellent use history. The hitch is everything I expected from a Curt hitch: solid construction, multiple uses from bike racks to boat trailer, no rust. Excellent value.
Gerald - 12/02/2022

2022 Honda CR-V

Perfect fit. Once you get pass the vehicle muffler and underbody panels, it was an easy install. (Note: The rear bumper fascia center cut-out should only be ~1.5" deep by ~3" wide, for the 2022 Honda CRV EXL hybrid.)

2022 Honda CR-V

This one was harder than some of the others I have installed. I ran into issues with the metal tabs that hold the fascia up and the isolators were hard to remove. It is a good idea to get a second set of hands. One improvement would be to have a template for the cutting that you could just trace based on the recovery hook. Also note the 10m fasteners completely snapped off when I tried to remove them but that is a Honda issue.


Instructions were very informative even right down to notching the rear bumper cover . Fits great on my wife’s 2019 Honda CRV .


Totally satisfied with my hitch. Not used for much besides hauling bikes, but it's perfect. Even bought one for my 2019 CR-V.

Its perfect. Love it!
Jeff - 03/05/2023


Fit good lined up perfect on my 2023 crv sport 1.5l


Installation was very straightforward and easy. Tail light wire kit was easy to install except gaining access to car wire harness. Order of panel removal and method of panel removal made the wire installation slightly more difficult. Overall an excellent product and I am very satisfied with the utility of the hitch.

2023 Honda CR-V

Fits like a glove. Seems solid. 2023 Honda CRV.


Preliminary review only. I'll update after I get it installed, but first experiences are mixed. the box was damaged in transit, and the trailer itself is scratched (not due to transit issues). there are no instructions included.

I will have our Customer Service team reach out to you. I recommend touching up the affected places on the hitch with a rust resistant paint. This will help to prevent rust and also you will have it on hand for regular hitch maintenance. There is a link to the manual on the product page towards the bottom. I recommend viewing the video that we have a 2021 Honda CR-V.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 03/07/2022

2020 Honda CR-V

I install the trailer hitch on a Honda CR-V EX 2020 and looks great, it fit perfectly and had great instructions and also the videos are very helpful in completing the installation. I did the installation by myself and it took maybe 1.5 hours. I did it alone so that's why it took more time but when I cut I wanted to be as less invasive as possible and I think I was perfect.

Product still and looks new. The paint is still intact and without any problems.
William P - 09/30/2021


My mechanic was able to install it at a reasonable price. It fits nicely underneath by 2018 Honda CRV. James was very helpful in selecting the right one.
Great service!


Been very happy with my purchase.
trimmed a little plastic square out for the hitch clearance and it fit my 2019 Honda CRV perfectly. After two years, it is holding up great!

2021 Honda CR-V

I tried to load pictures but unsuccessful. Curt has always made great products and I feel that a $4.00 Cap should be included. The install was easy and the video is spot on. My buddy and I had the hitch and wiring (Curt T-connector harness) installed on my driveway with no lift or jack in less than two hours, and that was taking a few coffee breaks. etrailer has been great with this purchase and previously purchased items. I bought a harness for my Jeep Cherokee and the next morning it was deeply reduced in price, I called customer service and they immediately gave me the discount and very friendly and fast, no hold time. I probably had better service from etrailer than if I had to contact Curt direct. I like how the finished install is mostly hidden including the harness. Great job Curt and for another great buying experience.

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