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

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

Item # C13397
Our Price: $165.51
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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 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   (785 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.


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.



The Curt Trailer Hitch is still working out great on our 2022 Honda CR-V FWD. I use it only for my bike rack.

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Alan We're glad to hear that, thank you!

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.)

Donald M.


Very well. No problem YTD.

2023 Honda CR-V

This is the third hitch I have purchased from Etrailer in the last 2 years, everything thing they do is first class from pricing to the quick shipping and the customer service but the packaging department is terrible. When you put a 40-50 lbs. hitch in a generic sized box with a little cardboard strap stapled to the side it will move around and break thru, see photos attached. When I went to install it one of the holes would not line up so I took it down and noticed that the hitch had been bent.
I would rather wait an extra day for delivery instead waiting an extra day for the paint to dry.

Etrailer Expert

Katrina B.


Unfortunately, it is very common for hitches to bend during shipment. This is because the hitch is made to flex slightly to prevent stress cracks during shipment. I have a link below for your reference.

2018 Honda CR-V

This hitch is great. Fits my 2018 Honda CR-V perfectly, and the slight trimming of the plastic bumper cover is not visible. Use if for hauling my gravel bike, but would have no reservation about pulling an appropriate size trailer. This is the 3rd hitch I've bought for different vehicles over the years. The service at etrailer is as good as the products they sell. Highly recommend..


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.



Still working well and has provided us with another alternative to a car top carrier.


This is my second hitch in past two years. Both worked equally well.. Easy install at my shop

Dale S.


Working well with no issues. This is my second etrailer hitch purchase and would purchase again


I had this hitch professionally installed primarily because I didn't care to do the work, but also to send a little work to a body shop I use that was struggling during the pandemic lock down (no travel - no accidents). The hitch has worked well though I only use it for a 4- bike- Thule rack. The downside is it blocks the foot sensor to open the rear hatch on my CR-V. This is a known problem. I didn't value the function enough to spend $100 for a connection to relocate the sensor. Another potential issue was that could interfere with the function that warns of approaching traffic when in reverse. This has not been an issue.

2018 Honda CR-V

This hitch is a great value. I installed it myself; that took me about 2.5 hours, well longer than the estimate, even though I have mechanical experience. I backed my CR-V up onto ramps to give me space to work; I consider that an absolute necessity.
There is a problem with the installation instructions. The dimensions for the underbody panel trim are wrong. I followed them exactly and ended up with a cutout much wider than necessary. As far as I can tell the underbody panel cutout doesn't need to be any bigger than the fascia cutout. I've attached a photo showing the wide underbody panel cutout (fiber panel) compared to the facia cutout (smooth silver panel along the top of the photo).


I am grateful for the videos. They were very helpful. I have a friend with a lift, which made this much easier. And having a second person was also very helpful. Based on one person's feedback, I bought a muffler hanger tool, but ended up using a crowbar anyway. Save your money. This hitch has a nice, clean look. I appreciate the effort that etrailer puts into making the installation process as simple as possible. Well done!


This hitch perfectly fits a 2023 Honda Touring Hybrid model. Follow the video, on this site, for installation instructions. It helps having a second person available, when lifting the hitch into place. The Touring model has a kick sensor underneath, on the rear bumper. Trimming of the plastic covering under the rear bumper is required as well with moving the kick sensor wire a bit. Use zip ties to secure sensor, after moving it. My cutting of the plastic bumper trim was the minimal cut, that you can get away with. See the photos.

2022 Honda CR-V

Quick shipping and well packaged. Curt trailer hitch was a perfect fit on my 2023 Honda CRV. Watch the you-tube video and get someone to help you with the installation, it will go much faster. Watch out for the horizontal seams on each muffler, they are razor sharp! Also, on the driver's side tucked up under the bumper a wire is mounted to a metal panel. You will have to remove it and push the wire up out of the way to allow the hitch to go high enough.


Easy install for me! Hahaha, my son came over a put it on. ????
I mostly watched. Round trip to Florida from Ohio. Pulled Kendon stand-up trailer. Pick up a new to me motorcycle in Seminole. No problem. Great products.

2022 Honda CR-V

Installed by authorized dealer K.O. Truck & RV Service Center Rockford Il.
Called Mark and he took it from there. I really like the hidden crossbar.
Nice clean look with only the receiver showing


For 2017 CRV.You can do it single handed. It will take 2~3 hours from set up till off jacks. You need jacks. 2 warnings installing 2017 crv. 1)Bumper tabs that you remove the pins from, are easily bent. When pushing hitch up behind bumper check that tabs are not bent back.2)There is a “sensor” mounted where the hitch needs to be on drivers side between the bumper and frame. You need to move it out of the way or you will not be able to align mount bolts on drivers side.
Hitch look’s great (you can’t see most of it!)and installs easily if you don’t run into my problems.

2017 Honda CR-V

With your video it made it very easy to install. Works great for my bike rack



Been a couple of years now and still working great so easy with the help of your videos

2023 Honda CR-V

This hitch fit perfectly (2023 Honda CRV hybrid sport). WATCH THE E-TRAILER VIDEO, IT HELPS! The hardest/slowest part was getting the rubber muffler "isolator" off so I could access the bolt holes. (Video shows prying trick.) Nice think about hybrid is it only has one muffler (regular gas model has two mufflers), so I only one rubber isolator to take off.


I just opened the box and love how heavy duty this hitch is. I would suggest wrapping it in bubble wrap to keep it from punching through the box. I'll add more tomorrow when I TRY to install it!!!


Fairly easy to install. 2024 cr-v hybrid. Easier with two people but did it myself with a floor jack.


After a year of having installed this hitch on our ‘17 CR-V we are happy with it. Installation was more difficult than anticipated. Having a full lift would have made it easier. It has primarily been utilized for a bike rack but no problem with a small trailer. Hopefully it will last for years to come. Be careful not to bottom out your CR-V as your rear ground clearance has decreased.



Trailer hitch still looks good and is holding up well. Happy to have it.

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


This hitch was exactly what I needed! It was relatively easy to install. Like most things, after I finish a job, I tend to realize there are easier/more efficient ways to it. The hitch works well and was reasonably priced.



Im still very happy with the product. Ive used it several times over the past year with my e-bike rack and its great.

2024 Honda CR-V

Hitch arrived well with no damages and I have installed this on my 2024 Honda CRV Hybrid with Honda CRV electric harness kit. It flushes nicely with the rear bumper. I will be primarily using this with Thule Helium Pro 3 hanging bike rack's as we plan to travel more with our bikes.

2024 Honda CR-V

Pretty easy install on 2024 CR-V hybrid. I backed the vehicle on to 6 inch ramps to get a little more room to work. Toughest part was getting exhaust off and back on from the two rubber grommets (my hybrid had a different type of rubber grommets). I'd suggest cutting the plastic on bumper custom to your own car...I ended up not cutting as much plastic as was shown in video and instructions pamphlet included with bumper (I used that info as a guide to cut mine to fit). By cutting to fit my car I was able to get all but one plastic moulding pin back in original holes (the other one was trimmed off). Mounting holes for bumper itself were close to needing adjusting, but I was able to get nuts on and tighten them into place. A 2nd person to lift hitch into place and get nuts started would be strongly suggested. It is a clean install, happy with product and it arrived without damage to packaging.


So far this hitch receiver has been a great addition to our CR-V. Perfect for hauling bikes or coolers and such with a hitch hauler. Definitely recommend!


Perfect fit for my 2024 Honda CR-V Hybrid. One of the carriage bolt came has defective thread and was quickly replaced with a new hardware pack. Great product and great customer service!

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