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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. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C99FR can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • 500 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: 5,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 500 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.

13453 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Item # C99FR

Installation Details C99FR Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C99FR

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (183 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.


This receiver did an amazing job! I bought it to protect my car while parked with the help of a bumper protector. But I got rear ended on the highway all the damage went to the bumper protector and the receiver was unhinged as if nothing had happened, saved my car from being totaled. I highly recommend it.


5- Stars!! Excellent service from when I first ordered it over the phone to delivery. I originally had ordered a hitch from [online] in Sept (The dealer wanted over $1000), but after 2 months of waiting due to back order problems and poor service, I cancelled my order and contacted etrailer. Vicki was very nice, professional and helpful! Five days after ordering, it was on my doorstep (FREE shipping!) An hour later, I had installed it on try ar. Thanks, we are very pleased!

OUTSTANDING!! Thanks e-trailer.
Jim - 11/24/2022


Great Hitch easy to install, would buy again!! 2021 Toyota Highlander


This hitch worked out great. pulled a 4x6 cargo trailer cross country with no issues. Purchased multiple items from etrailer....definitely will shop again.


This trailer hitch is well made and installed in the vehicle very easily. There is no need to drill, cut or weld any steel of the vehicle’s body or structure, but you do have to trim one of the black plastic splash guards that no one can ever see. Instructions are very detailed and easy to follow.

Toyota Highlander

I have the hitch on a 2020 Toyota Highlander . Installation wa bs easy but had to remove aplastic shield that served no real useful purpose. I use the hitch for a carrier that I purchased at Harbor Freight to transport coolers between residences.


Curt 13453 or etrailer part C99FR will fit 2021 Highlander XSE and other model as well but not sure hybrid. I did installation by myself with help of moving dolly,6x6,and long strong zip ties. See pictures for more details. You do need cut out the black cover for re-installation due to tow hitch in the way or leave the black cover off.

Toyota Highlander

I have owned a number of Curt trailer hitches all ordered from etrailer and I installed this one on a 2021 Toyota Highlander. Installed it myself with a little help from my son. Easy to install, takes about an hour max. You can do about all if it on your own but it's easier if you have someone to help hold one end of it as you lift it in place and get a bolt or two installed on each side. Perfect fit and looks good from the read - you can only see the hitch portion, very little to none of the tube is visible from the rear.


Installation was straight forward although I found that the modification to the plastic cover was more extensive than actually required to clear the hitch.

Toyota Highlander

After a year of use, hitch works great for hauling bikes on 2020 Toyota Highlander. I did disable the kick-to-open tailgate feature on Highlander to avoid accidentally opening while installing bike rack (tailgate sensor never did work well even before installing hitch).

Hitch still works great with bike rack. When carrying bikes, disable emergency reverse braking see Toyota owners manual.
Michael - 05/16/2022


At this time, I can only comment on my experience pertaining to ordering and receiving the hitch for my 2020 Toyota Highlander, as I have not yet installed it. I ordered by phone, and Dennis was a pleasure to work with. He was extremely nice and helpful taking my information and discussing the hitch that I had chosen. With free shipping, I received the hitch via UPS in three days! The hitch was in perfect condition, including all of the required mounting hardware and detailed installation instructions. Note that etrailer stocks the vehicle specific wiring harness and special converter required for this vehicle.

The hitch was really easy to install, although I did need help holding the opposite side up to get at least one bolt started on each side. I should have cut just a little less of the dust shield instead of cutting like the template showed. There are a couple of plastic tabs along the bumper that need to be disconnected so that they could bend up out of the way of the hitch. Leave all bolts loose until you get the hitch centered. I wanted it to be exact, so I tapped it one way or another to center it before tightening the bolts. The foot operated hatch opener still works and this hitch looks great. The vehicle specific wiring harness and converter was easy to install and worked as it should. I’m glad this was my choice for the 2020 Highlander Limited.
Roland - 02/22/2022


The trailer hitch was definitely as advertised. It looks great on the vehicle. It was quite easy to install especially with the helpful videos. The customer service was fantastic when I called to order the hitch. Would definitely order from E trailer again.

After a year, Im still happy with the hitch. Its worked well for our bike rack. And it looks nice on our highlander!
Matt - 04/18/2022

Toyota Highlander

This hitch was pretty easy to install. Took about 45 minutes w/ two people. Instructions and video were a big help in getting it right the first time. One thing to watch out for is 'pinching' the spare tire after installing the hitch. Might need to lower and reposition the spare tire slightly. Hitch looks great on my Highlander.

2021 Toyota Highlander

To begin, I was looking for this hitch a couple months ago when it was nowhere to be found. A local dealer promised me 2-3 weeks but then that turned into 4 months until they could get it to me. I discovered it was in stock on etrailer and it arrived in 3 days!! For $xx cheaper as well!

Package arrived in decent shape, but it was very well packed so I think it could take quite a beating. Installation guidance from the video on this site made it very easy to install, did it by myself in an hour. It fits perfectly, no alignment issues whatsoever.

I'm not sure if there are differences in trim, but on my 2021 Hybrid Platinum there is an exhaust shield attached to the bumper, just remove the screw and fastener and fold it out and out of the way during install. It doesn't re-attach afterwards, but there is a limiter so it won't touch the exhaust tip anyway. Also, the amount of cutting for the trim was much less than necessary, I was able to cut out a slit near the bumper and a notch further forward, so I didn't lose any attachment points.

Looks great, and very pleased overall!

2006 Ford F-150

The hitch arrived ahead of schedule.
Watched the video and did the install. Super simple. Didn't even have to jack up the car. My 15 y/o son helped me hold it up until I could get the bolts in. The "kick to open" still works and it looks great! Only the receiver shows. Honestly, installing the Toyota wiring converter behind the cupholders in the 3rd row was a bigger pain than the hitch install.


I installed the hitch on a 2022 Highlander limited. The hitch is great, bolted up with no problem. However, the instructions re: trimming the plastic cover underneath the left side were completely wrong. They must be for a 2021 or earlier model. Also, the video indicated the remote tailgate sensor would still work, but it does not. You need to update your installation instructions.

We have an installation video for this hitch on the 2022 Toyota Highlander. In the video that I have listed below on time stamp 13:25 you can see that our installer does cut the plastic cover, and is able to get it back onto the vehicle after the hitch is installed. If you could be more specific on what you mean that the trimming the plastic cover instructions are wrong I would be more than happy to assist.
-- Etrailer Expert Katrina B - 03/16/2022


The hitch arrived on time. It was packaged nicely and sent without any damages. Installed it on my toyota highlander hybrid platinum, all by myself, in under 30 minutes. There were no issues whatsoever following the video instructions posted by etrailer. I also have the kick sensor working after initial tries to figure out the right location. Its a bit right to the hitch and need to stick foot a little inside than normal. I haven't yet installed the underbody cover which needs some alterations to fit it back with hitch on. I will be doing it soon and don't expect it to be a problem. Overall liked the etrailer's service, clear product description with option to check the compatibility with the car and video instructions for installation.

2021 Toyota Highlander

I was a bit worried because of other posts saying the holes did not line up, but it was perfect the hitch slid right into place. I was able to do it myself no jacks and stands but did use some boxes to put hitch on then backed Highlander right over and put the six bolts in. No drama

Awesome it is completely trouble fee and does what I bought it for
James - 01/16/2022

2020 Toyota Highlander

Great Product, Easy to Install. Fits perfectly on 2020 Highlander Limited. It does block the kick gate functionality, but that functionally was less important than having a hitch for a Cargo Carrier.

Toyota Highlander

Installed perfectly on a 2020 Toyota Hi ghlander.

2020 Toyota Highlander

Fits perfectly on 2020 Highlander Limited! Easy to install. Finished receiver height is 16”. The hitch is completely hidden behind the rear facia. For the wiring I used the Tekonsha 118252 that plugs directly into the new plug located under the bumper driver’s side. I used the Toyota PT725-48200 ($55) converter that plugs into the wiring located behind the side panel, second row seat, drivers side. Why on earth Toyota buried this connector there is beyond belief. When you add any hitch, including this one, the kick opener still works sometimes. Toyota advises you turn off the opener in vehicle settings. I never used the kick opener before as it was always sort of hit or miss gimmick. Pressing the button always worked faster anyway.


Excellent hitch! Took my time so it took me about 2hrs. I did it by myself and used a jack to prop other side up while I held the other in place. Lower the exhaust at rear as makes it much easier. Too tight otherwise. Shipping was fast and everything packed well. Watched the install video which made things easy. I have a 2020
Platinum so thought I would lose the toe kick feature. Nope! Actually seems to work better now than before as I feel it is isolated to one spot. For mine, I simply tap my foot on the right chain hook of hitch and it works every time. It took me 10mins to find a spot where it worked, but now dialed in. Completion looks great and I am very happy with end result. I also got the plug-n-play 4pin wire connector for oem harness and the 4pin bracket and mounted just left of hitch. Highly recommend this hitch vs. the Toyota Version or you will need to trim your lower rear bumper/diffuser or replace with a different one specifically for the tow package. Forget that!

2020 Toyota Highlander

Great price from etrailer!!! Item was dropped shipped from manufacturer CURT, packaging was horrible but NOT’s fault at all!!!
As for the trailer hitch it fit perfectly removed one bolt on passenger side and minor trimming of under panel on the drivers side. Installed in less then a hour!!


Perfect fit and install videos were spot on.


Easy install. Took about an hour. Second person or jack needed to assist with lift. Looks great on our 2021 Highlander Hybrid Platinum. Great product for a great price.

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    The T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # TK99FR will work with both models. If you have the factory tow package, you just use the harness that has the 4 pole connected to it. If you do not have a factory tow package, you will need to use both of the wiring harnesses as your vehicle is not set up with a converter box to power the trailer lights. We have hitches available for the 2021 Toyota Highlander also. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C99FR.
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  • Recommended Vehicle Wiring Harness For A 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
    For your 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE you will need the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # TK99FR since your Highlander does not have a towing package. This is actually the same 4-way connector harness as the one for vehicles with the towing package but includes a module to plug into your factory wiring to activate the harness. I included a video of the # TK99FR for you to take a look at.
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  • Will the Curt C99FR Fit a 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE
    We actually have a customer of ours that did successfully install the Curt # C99FR on their 2021 Toyota Highlander with the XSE package, so we do have it listed as fitting. With that being said, they did mention that the exhaust did need to be lowered a bit more than usual, but this does happen sometimes and actually isn't too far out of the ordinary. I included a couple pictures of this hitch installed on their XSE for you to check out as well. If you are going to be towing with your...
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  • Trailer Wiring for 2022 Toyota Highlander without Tow Package and Trailer Trailer
    Since your 2022 Toyota Highlander does not have the factory tow package the trailer wiring harness you'd want is the Tekonsha part # TK99FR which is the easiest to install and most reliable. Then for a hitch the Curt # C99FR would be a great option that is mostly hidden and has great towing capacities.
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring Recommendation for 2022 Toyota Highlander
    The Curt Class III part # C99FR is a fit for your 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and since it's mostly hidden and has great towing capacities would be a great choice. Then for trailer wiring the Tekonsha part # TK99FR would be a great choice as it is very easy to install and also very reliable.
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  • Will Installing A Hitch On A 2022 Toyota Highlander Make The Hands-Free Liftgate Not Work?
    Though installing the Curt # C99FR hitch on your 2022 Toyota Highlander will limit the area of use for the sensor, I have never seen it completely negate its use. All you need to do is find the sweet spot to the left or right of the receiver opening. It will take a couple times to get used to, but after that it will be second nature and you wont even notice the difference. I included an install video of this on a 2021 Highlander for you to check out as well. As to the wiring, I recommend...
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  • Does Curt Hitch C99FR Fit 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    The Curt hitch part # C99FR does fit your 2022 Toyota Highlander Hybrid but like all of the hitches that fit your vehicle it will not fit with a spare that is larger 18 inches. Then for trailer wiring you'd want the part # TK99FR which is easiest to install and most reliable.
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  • Sturdiest and Most Rust Resistant Hitch for 2020 Toyota Highlander
    The Curt hitch part # C99FR would be what I recommend for your 2020 Toyota Highlander to provide you with the most sturdy and rust resistant option. We've found that the quality control and the powder coat of the Curt hitches are just better than the competition so that means it would do the best job resisting rust.
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch fit 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
    I checked with Curt to verify the fit, and am happy to confirm that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C99FR does fit the 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. The installation is also going to be the same for all models of '20 Highlander; you can check out the required steps in the installation instructions I have linked of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C99FR.
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  • Mostly Hidden Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2020 Toyota Highlander
    The Curt hitch part # C99FR is what I recommend for your 2020 Toyota Highlander as it has plenty of towing capacity, installs easily and is the only option that has a concealed crosstube which gives a more concealed look overall. I attached a picture of what it looks like installed as well.
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  • Curt Hitch that Fits 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum
    The Curt hitch part # C99FR is confirmed as a fit for all models of the 2020 Toyota Highlander including the Platinum trim you mentioned. With this installed you'd have to kick to either side of the hitch opening to activate the hands free liftgate but it will still function.
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  • Hidden Hitch that Fits 2020 Toyota Highlander
    Yes, the Curt hitch # C99FR that you referenced is a mostly hidden trailer hitch confirmed as a fit for your 2020 Toyota Highlander. Only the crosstube hangs below the rear bumper of the vehicle which allows it to be mostly out of sight and also helps with ground clearance.
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  • Does Curt Hitch for 2020 Toyota Highlander Stick Out Past Rear Bumper
    If you check out the picture I attached you can see that the Curt hitch part # C99FR does add a bit of length beyond the rear bumper. It would add right at 1-1/2 inches which most likely wouldn't be too big of an issue but you'd have to compare that to your garage measurements. We don't have any other options (at this time March 2020).
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  • Solution for Trailer Hitch Where One Bolt Won't Line Up Perfectly to Thread in
    Sometimes hitches will get slightly bent during shipping which makes the install a bit more challenging. Normally we recommend getting all of the bolts started at first and then torquing them down. Typically this gives enough play to allow all of the bolts to line up and then everything will work out.
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits 2020 Toyota Highlander All Wheel Drive
    The Curt hitch part # C99FR that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2020 Toyota Highlander. We had the chance to install this on a 2020 Highlander just like yours and we found it fit well and installed easily. I also checked with Curt again just now and they confirmed it fits all models including the AWD version you have as well as hybrids. Check out the install picture I attached to see it installed on a 2020 Highlander as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Fit for 2020 Toyota Highlander
    There is a trailer hitch that fits your 2020 Toyota Highlander, the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C99FR. This is a bolt-on installation that does not require any drilling to install, and is mostly concealed so your Highlander keeps its OEM look. I have added a photo a customer sent in of this hitch on their 2020 Highlander so you can see how it will look when you install it on yours.
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  • Should the Spare Tire be Able to be Lowered for the 13453 2020 Toyota Highlander?
    It is common for the spare tire to rest on or slightly above the hitch like part # C99FR on your Highlander and many other models. When lowering the spare tire in this situation the portion closer to the front of the vehicle will lower down first then the rear then follows. When putting it back in you will guide the rear of the spare in it's position then continue to raise it fully to the underside of the vehicle.
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  • Can Bike Rack be Used with 2" Curt Trailer Hitch for 2020 Toyota Highlander
    The Curt 2" Trailer Hitch Receiver # C99FR is a great option to use a bike rack with your 2020 Toyota Highlander! I'm attaching a photo showing a side shot of the receiver where you can see the pin hole that you'd use to secure your bike rack. If you don't already have a bike rack then I'm linking a list of the most popular bike racks we have to offer for a 2020 Highlander that you can check out. There are a few of them on this list that are trunk mount options so just be mindful of that.
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  • Tool to Use to Trim Underbody Panel of 2020 Toyota Highlander to Install Trailer Hitch
    When installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C99FR on your 2020 Toyota Highlander you will want to use a rotary tool in order to trim the underbody panel. To get the hitch installed you will need to trim a small section of about 4" x 3" and the rotary tool will be the best option for that. I have added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out as well of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C99FR.
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  • Does Curt Trailer Hitch for 2020 Toyota Highlander Platinum Hybrid Have Good Ground Clearance
    When we installed the Curt hitch part # C99FR on a 2020 Toyota Highlander like the Hybrid you are considering we found it had pretty good ground clearance. There was right at 15 inches of ground clearance and since the rear axle is pretty close to the rear of the vehicle it would not angle down far when pulling in and out of driveways. If you check out the picture I attached you can see that it's right about the height of the exhaust.
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  • Are There Parts that Get Removed When Installing Curt Hitch on 2020 Toyota Highlander
    When installing the Curt trailer hitch part # C99FR on a vehicle like your 2020 Toyota Highlander there are a few things that get removed and returned back to the owner of the vehicle. Or in your case you might just set them aside. There's a fascia tab, some rubber plugs, and a tow loop. At the attached video at 8 minutes our installer removed a bracket that looks to hold on an inner body panel. It's not mentioned in the video but it was reattached at end of install.
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  • Does Curt Hitch for 2020 Toyota Highlander Allow Access to Spare Tire
    Yes you can access the spare of the 2020 Toyota Highlander with the Curt hitch part # C99FR installed. If you check out the picture I attached you can see that the hitch and the spare installed at same time and there is plenty of clearance. I attached an install video for this for you to check out as well.
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  • Will Curt C99F Trailer Hitch Interfere With Park Assist/Back Up Sensors on 2020 Toyota Highlander
    I just spoke with my Curt representative who tells me that their aftermarket hitches will NOT interfere with the backup/parking assist sensors. They also tell me that the hands-free tailgate sensors will still work with one of their aftermarket hitches in place. The Curt # C99FR is a fit for your 2020 Toyota Highlander, but it appears that it sits about the same height as the factory hitch. From your photo, it looks like factory hitch equipped modes use a bumper fascia that hangs down...
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  • What is Curt Part Number for C99FR That Fits 2020 Toyota Highlander
    Curt's part number for our # C99FR is 13453. This hitch fits the 2020 Toyota Highlander. I attached an install video link for this for you to check out as well.
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