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

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 C25VR can be ordered online at or call 1-800-496-5010 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C25VR

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Completely Hidden
  • 750 lbs TW
  • 5000 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: 5,000 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.

13448 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C25VR Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C25VR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (88 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.

2020 Subaru Ascent

Shipping was fast, hitch was good quality, and easy to install. Haven’t towed anything yet, but I’m sure it’ll do what it’s made to do!


Excellent buying experience. Items came quickly and well packaged. I would not hesitate to buy again from this company!!

Working great
Pete - 06/29/2022

2020 Subaru Ascent

Easy to install - I watched their video through it and had my 12 year old daughter do install it.

2022 Subaru Ascent

Install on 2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition. Couldn’t be more happy with everything. Delivery was fast, and the install was super easy especially following the instruction video. Everything went smooth from beginning to end. My brother helped and it took us only about 30 minutes. Really happy with the product itself but more importantly this company. Highly recommend. I will definitely be using this company for future needs.

2022 Subaru Ascent

Installation instructions made this a straightforward job, etrailer's how-to video was also super-helpful. Took about 90 minutes including cleaning up and putting away all the tools.


Great hitch, installed easily, without a hitch you might say...

The hardest part was removing and replacing the bumper facia. Other than that everything else was just removing some bolts, replacing the bumper with the hitch, then putting some bolts back in place.

It feels solid and I expect it to more than meet my needs (mainly a bike rack at the moment, but who knows in the future).


Easy to install and great instruction on the site


This hitch went in with out a hitch, thanks to etrailer. Thanks for the support and the videos.

2022 Subaru Ascent

This is easy since this is my THIRD etrailer hitch/wiring installation.


Not only are the included instructions about as good as written instructions can be, they have several detailed installation videos, and if you STILL need help or just a little advice on something not addressed in any of those, all you need to do is email or call and I can assure you that one of the very knowledgeable techs there will take care of it.

I know I sound like a commercial for etrailer, but I was actually going to have a dealer install a hitch on my Infiniti (for a TON of money) when my neighbor told me about etrailer. WOW. So ridiculously easy and WAY better price. You don't need to be a car techie to do this...and it only takes a couple of tools that you can always borrow from your neighbor (there is one of us tool freaks on every street!). I did both of my Infiniti QX60s and now my brand new 2022 Subaru Ascent. Can't be happier.


I installed this on my Subaru 2020 Ascent. Install was pretty straightforward and took me a couple hours along with the harness. I had a buddy help me but this could be done with 1 person if need be. Hitch has been great. Helped move over 600 miles with a uhaul trailer and no issues.

2019 Subaru Ascent

Install was super easy, video was awesome to help with the parts where I was uncertain.
Not that my 2019 Ascent didn't have the two bolts on either side for the flaps. Looks like they were never populated, but the holes were there.

Still looks great, have used it many times with no issues.
Marc - 05/17/2022

2020 Subaru Ascent

Great product, super easy install thanks to the video on etrailer! Overall it took me about 30 minutes to do the installation by myself, nothing to it. Already used it a couple times and it does what it's supposed to.

I traded in my 2020 and bought a 2021 Ascent, moved the hitch receiver over to the new vehicle and it still works great. It only took about 20 minutes this time since Id done it before. I highly recommend this product.
BWizzle - 01/21/2022


Was the easiest mounting for any hitch i have ever purchased.


This is probably better than factory part o ly because they have video of how to do it step by step. Material seems heavy duty. Did need to purchase torque wrench.


I love doing business with etrailer. I honestly have no idea how you guys do what you do these days, but the way your business is run should be the model for all others. Great products, communication,and customer service.


I've bought Curt hitches from etrailer for every vehicle I owned and this was no different. This is the first time I've purchased and installed this newer style (as opposed to mounting it under the vehicle) and I would NEVER go back if I had the option. This was the easiest install of all time. Quite honestly, removing your bumper is the only part that requires any effort, and still, I had the bumper off, the hitch installed, and the bumper back on in less than an hour, including installing the wiring harness.

I bought it to be able to utilize the Ascent's 5000lb towing capacity, but right now, it's being used for the cargo carrier in my pictures. Couldn't be happier with how it all went. Also, I don't know how necessary it is, but I purchased a torque wrench for this install to be sure I was tightening to manufacturers specifications for peace of mind, which I'd recommend.

Bonus: This got to me in only a few days after ordering, and shipping was free. Can't beat that!


I bought this hitch to install on my daughter and son-in-law's Subaru to attach a luggage rack for their move from across country. Install was easy. Look and fit was factory. Everything worked flawlessly.


This could not have been easier. I’m so glad I didn’t pay someone to install this. Great quality product. The instructions were clear and made for a smooth install. The only thing I forgot was the electrical wiring but I called customer service and Joshua K was extremely helpful in directing me to the harness I would need.

2021 Subaru Ascent

Very sturdy and very easy installation. Asked a friend for some help and we completed the task in less than 45 minutes. We just watched the video and it was pretty straight forward.

2021 Subaru Ascent

easy...........quality stuff


Esay install fast shipping and the [online] video was great.


Excellent product and service from start to finish


The product cam exactly as described! The hitch is very well made and I'm excited to use it.

2022 Subaru Ascent

Easy install with video off you tube.

Volvo Cross Country

After spending my life in agricultural and heavy construction I knew Curt had a decent product. However, after only one year it is rusting and looks awful. I have done touch up painting twice. The first hitch I received had several areas of damage to the paint. I returned it. I am rather confident you sent me back the exact same one with all the damage. I didn't have the time to send it back again since we needed it for a cross country trip. The factory paint on my hitch was very nice. My touch ups will never compare. It is very disappointing that nobody cared enough to package the product properly to avoid damage. It is also very disappointing that the "replacement" didn't solve the problem. When I spoke with customer service I specifically told them to package it properly to avoid damage. I never thought my hitch would require so much maintenance and attention. I am now plagued with a faulty rust hitch on my wifes daily driver.

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    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C25VR is the same as a U-Hual Trailer Hitch Receiver part CMF13448 and they are both fits for a 2020 Subaru Ascent.
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  • How Far Back Does the Receiver Tube Go On the Curt C25VR?
    I had the Curt # C25VR measured and from the center of the pin hole to the back of the receiver tube will be 3 inches. As long as the shank on your bike rack does not exceed 3 inches past its pin hole, you will be good to go. I will say that most racks will not have shanks that extend that far, but if your racks does, it could be trimmed down if needed.
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  • Does Install of Curt Hitch on 2021 Subaru Ascent Void Warranty
    The warranty of your 2021 Subaru Ascent will not be voided as a result of installing the Curt Hitch # C25VR because of the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act (P.L. 93-637). The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act in short states that manufactures cannot void the entire warranty of a vehicle simply because they installed an aftermarket component. I do however recommend you look this up for yourself though to be safe.
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  • Does A Higher Rated Trailer Hitch Increase The Towing And Tongue Weight Capacity Of The Vehicle
    You are right to be concerned with the integrity of the vehicle's frame when it comes to towing and tongue weight capacities. The towing and tongue weight capacities of a hitch are just what that specific hitch is rated for and does not transfer over to what the vehicle can handle. Subaru lists two different Gross Towing Weight (GTW) and Tongue Weight (TW) capacities based on the model of the Ascent. Models with air-cooled continuously variable transmission fluid cooler*1: 5,000lbs (2,268...
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  • Best Hitch Receiver for Hauling a Bike with a 2022 Subaru Ascent
    The best hitch receiver for hauling a bike with your 2022 Subaru Ascent is going to be the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" item # C25VR. This hitch receiver mounts behind your rear bumper bar instead of below your vehicle on the frame. This hitch is concealable behind a removable panel. I have attached an installation video as well as a diagram showing the dimensions of the hitch once installed.
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  • Can 2021 Subaru Ascent With Curt Trailer Hitch Use Weight Distribution
    That's a good question, and the short answer is yes, you can use a weight distribution hitch with the Curt hitch that fits your 2021 Subaru Ascent: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C25VR I took a look at the owner's manual for the 2021 Subaru Ascent, and it is referring to the factory hitch in regards to not using weight distribution. The reason is, that hitch is not rated for use with a weight distribution system, but the Curt # C25VR rated for use, which is why you can use it for that. The...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Draw-Tite # 76253 and Curt # C25VR Hitches?
    There are a few differences between the Draw-Tite Hitch # 76253 and the Curt Hitch # C25VR. First off, the Draw-Tite has a ground clearance of 23-5/8 inches from the ground to the top inside tube of the receiver while the Curt has a 24 inch clearance. Also, the Curt hitch is manufactured in the U.S.A. while the Draw-Tite is manufactured overseas. As far as quality, the Draw-Tite hitch is "Tested Tough," which means it has been rigorously tested and exceeds the industry standards for construction....
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver C25VR Fit 2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition
    I checked with the manufacturer, Curt, for you and can verify that yes, the Curt hitch does fit your 2022 Subaru Ascent Onyx Edition: - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C25VR This will give your Ascent a nice option for a hitch that can be concealed, and the only other thing you will need, if you plan on doing some towing with your '22 Ascent, is a trailer wiring harness. The best option for a harness, due to it being the most reliable, is from Tekonsha, the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2021 Subaru Ascent
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2021 Subaru Ascent is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13400 for visible or part # C25VR for hidden. The hidden hitch will take more time to install as you haver to remove the rear bumper but it also makes for the best finished product. It's not actually as challenging as it may sound to remove the rear bumper but if you don't want to do this or don't mind seeing the crosstube hanging down below the bumper you can just go with the visible option....
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  • Curt Hitch Receiver for 2020 Subaru Ascent Hatchback
    I do have a solution for you but that Curt hitch receiver item # C11548 is not compatible with your 2020 Subaru Ascent hatchback. I recommend a different Curt hitch receiver item # C25VR. This receiver is designed specifically to bolt onto your vehicle without any cutting or drilling. This receiver is a higher strength one than the 1-14" receiver you had previously looked at. It has a 5000 lbs towing capacity and a max tongue weight of 750 lbs. The Curt receivers for your Ascent only come...
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  • Will the MaxxTow 30x50 Wheelchair Carrier w/ Ramp Fit My 2021 Subaru Ascent with a Factory Hitch?
    If your factory hitch on your 2021 Subaru Ascent sits flush to the bumper like the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C25VR, you will have no problem with attaching the MaxxTow 30x50 Wheelchair Carrier w/ 48" Long Ramp - 2" Hitches. The closest part of the MaxxTow carrier is 4-3/4 inches from the center of the shank pinhole to the platform (while in the folded position). In order to know for sure if it will clear your bumper, I recommend measuring the center of...
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  • Fits for Trailer Hitch From 2019 Subaru Ascent
    The Curt hitch Santa brought you, part # C13400, is designed specifically for the 2019 and 2020 Subaru Ascent and doesn't fit any other vehicles. It'll likely fit future years as well but I can't confirm this yet. The Curt hitch you're looking for that installs behind the bumper is part # C25VR. It sits behind the removable trim panel on your Ascent which covers the hitch when you're not using it.
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  • What Hitch Mounted Bike Rack do you Recommend for a Trek Verve+ 3 Lowstep?
    I definitely recommend the Thule T1 1-Bike Platform Rack - 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches # TH9041. Since your Trek Verve+ 3 Lowstep does not have fenders and has an alternate bike frame, the Thule T1 is great because it mounts on the wheels so you don't have to purchase and additional bike frame adapter to attach it at the frame. If you need a hitch for the T1, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - 2" # C25VR. The Curt Trailer Hitch is manufactured specifically to fit your 2020 Subaru...
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  • Recommended Hidden Hitch and Wiring For 2020 Subaru Ascent
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver 2" part # C25VR is a fit for the 2020 Subaru Ascent. The Curt hitch is hidden behind the removable fascia panel at the rear the Subaru. When the hitch is not in use the panel can be replaced for a completely hidden clean OEM look. I have attached a photo for your reference. If you plan on towing a trailer you will need wiring. For that I recommend T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector part # 118790. The Tekonsha wiring is more reliable...
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  • Trailer Connector/Wiring Harness for 2021 Subaru Ascent
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  • What Single-Bike Hitch Rack and Hitch do You Recommend for My 2022 Subaru Ascent?
    For a great hitch for your 2022 Subaru Ascent, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - 2" # C25VR. This hitch is great because it provides your vehicle with a super clean, factory look with no exposed crosstubes. Apart from giving you 750 pounds of maximum tongue weight capacity and 5,000 pounds of maximum gross towing capacity, the 2-inch receiver opening makes the hitch compatible with a wider range of bike racks and other accessories. For the bike rack itself, I recommend the...
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  • Is There a 7-Way Solution for Subaru Ascent Using Hitch that Fits Behind Rear Bumper Cover
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  • What is the Difference Between the Draw-Tite 76253 and Curt C25VR for 2020 Subaru Ascent
    There are some slight differences between the Draw-Tite # 76253 and the Curt # C25VR, but it's mostly down to the quality of the powder coat on the two hitches. The powder coating on the Curt hitches is traditionally applied a bit thicker and is a better quality, in my opinion. This is going to translate to less dings and scratches and generally means that the hitch is going to be less susceptible to corrosion over the long term, so I do recommend going with the Curt # C25VR hitch for your...
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  • Will the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver be Concealed by Hitch Cover Panel on 2021 Subaru Ascent
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e55ZR will be completely hidden by the hitch bumper cover once installation is complete. The last step of the instructions note that the fascia has a removable panel for hitch usage and that the panel can then be reinstalled when hitch is not in use. This will allow you to maintain the clean factory look while having the hitch installed. I have attached an installation video of the Curt # C25VR which has an identical installation process. You can follow...
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  • What is the Difference Between the Curt and Draw-Tite Hitches for a 2020 Subaru Ascent
    The Curt # C25VR and Draw-Tite # 76253 will actually be very similar to each other. Both will install the same way and will be completely hidden once completed due to the removable panel on the bumper fascia. However, there are a few differences. The Draw-Tite # 76253 will have a bracket welded on the cross tube where the Tow Ready Mounting Bracket 4-Pole Flat # 18144 can be bolted to. This makes mounting a wiring harness, like the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat...
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  • What Is The Difference Between The Draw-Tite Max Frame # 76253 And The Curt Hitch # c25vr
    The main difference between the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver # 76253 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C25VR is that # c25vr can be used with a weight distribution system like the Blue Ox SwayPro Weight Distribution System # BXW0550; and the Draw-Tite Max Frame cannot. Other than that, they both feature the same GTW of 5,000lbs and a maximum tongue weight of 750lbs.
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  • Best Trailer Hitch Receiver For Hitch Bike Rack on 2022 Subaru Ascent
    There are a pair of trailer hitch receivers for your 2022 Subaru Ascent for a hitch-mounted bike rack that can be considered the best, as the only difference is the powder coating on each hitch: - etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e55ZR - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C25VR The # e55ZR has a matte black finish while the # C25VR has a glossy finish, so you can choose the style you like the most. But apart from that, both hitches for your '22 Ascent are the best because they offer the...
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  • Recommended Hidden Style Hitch And Wiring For A 2022 Subaru Ascent
    I will start by saying that the Anderson Rapid Hitch # AM3414, though a little overkill, is definitely a good adjustable ball mount and it will serve your needs well. To get a hitch that will handle this and still be hidden once installed on your 2022 Subaru Ascent, you will want to look at the Curt # C25VR. This will a bit of a difficult install as it will require taking the back of the vehicle apart and replacing the bumper beam with the hitch, but it will allow you to use the factory...
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