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

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  • Curt
  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 3500 lbs GTW
  • 525 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • Concealed Cross Tube
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 C13382 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Curt Trailer Hitch - C13382

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Features:

  • 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 etrailer.com
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 3,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 525 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


etrailer.com Technical Support

At etrailer.com 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.



13382 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver



C13382 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C13382 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2018 - 2018 Subaru Crosstrek



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


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Curt Trailer Hitch Installation - 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Speaker 1: Today on this 2018 Subaru Crosstrek we'll be having a look at and showing how to install the CURT Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number C13382. Here's what our hitch looks like installed. One thing that you'll notice about this hitch is that the main frame of the hitch is mostly hidden behind our rear fascia. The only part you really see hanging down is our actual receiver itself.On the side of our receiver you'll find our industry-standard 5/8" diameter hitch pin hole to secure any of our hitch-mounted accessories. You can pick up a pin and clip on our website as part number PC3. Welded onto the bottom of our receiver you'll find our safety chain loops.

They're a rolled steel design. They have a fairly decent size opening for you to attach your safety chains from your trailer onto. On the back of our receiver you'll find this collar that's welded on to help improve the strength of the receiver opening and to give us a nice finished look.This hitch features a 525 pound max tongue weight rating, which is the amount forcing down, and a 3,500 pound max gross trailer weight rating, which is the amount it can hold. You want to make sure that you consult with the owner's manual of your Crosstrek and not exceed what the vehicle is rated for. Go by whichever number is lower.Now for a few measurements to better assist you in choosing any hitch-mounted accessory you may need, such as a ball mount, bike rack, or a cargo carrier.

You're looking at about 15" from the ground to the top of the 2" receiver opening and about 2" from the center of the hitch pin hole to the rearmost part of the back bumper. Now that we've gone over some features, we'll show you how to get it installed.To begin our install we need to have a look at our vehicle's frame rail. On both sides we will find some rubber plugs that we need to remove. We find three rubber plugs on our frame rails. We're looking at the driver side.

We only need to remove the front one and the back one. It's the same on the passenger side. We'll use a flat head screwdriver and pry out the plugs.Now our front access hole here, we need to enlarge it slightly for our hardware to pass through. You can use a file or a grinder. I'm going to use a rotary tool in order to enlarge it.

With our hole enlarged, our spacer block will now slide through, as well as our bolts. We'll do the same for both sides on the forward hole.Now we'll take our pull wire, insert it into the back hole. It will come out the front hole. We'll take our black, place it on the wire, insert inside our frame rail, thread our carriage bolt onto the wire, push it inside the frame rail, pull it through our hole. Now we'll take a second pull wire, place our block on, thread on our carriage bolt, insert our bolt inside the frame rail, followed by our block. Then we'll pull our bolt through. We'll make sure we leave our pull wires attached. Now we have our hardware in place, we'll take some spray paint and cover up where we notched out to help prevent any rust. Now keep in mind, anything we do on one side we'll repeat on the other side.We're looking at the top of our hitch right now. This is the front; this is the back. We need to have a block on the top on the front hole that will go between the body of the vehicle and the hitch. This will ensure that it's level. Now in order to make it easier for us to get the hitch in position with the block there, we are going to tape these blocks to our hitch. We'll have one on each side of the hitch.Now with an extra set of hands we'll raise our hitch into position, feeding our pull wires through the holes in the top of the hitch. Make sure we place them in the right holes. We'll raise it up over our exhaust. With it in place, we'll remove our pull wire and we'll thread on one of our hex flange nuts. Now we use a 3/4" socket and tighten down our hardware. Now we'll torque our hardware to the amount specified in the instructions. That completes our look at and installation of the CURT Class 3 trailer hitch receiver, part number C13382, on this 2018 Subaru Crosstrek.


Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13382

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (55 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.

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


It arrived in a box. There were two holes in the box, where the bolted to car parts were scuffed as they must have been dragged around during delivery. I filed them just to remove burrs. The center receiver (visible after installed) was well packaged and avoided any damage. I grinded the hole into the car frame to allow fishing bolts and spacers into the car with the pictured tool. It was less material removal than I feared. But be careful you make the hole large enough for both spacer and the bolt, because I had trouble fishing the bolt in one hole that was just shy of the right size. A light hammering helped it in. But I made sure the hole was big enough before putting away the air tool. I did not need to lower the muffler, but it was much easier to wiggle the thing into place with the fished wires with my wife assisting. It only took 10 minutes of her time. From raising the car onto jackstands, installing the hitch receiver, to lowering it, I was done in 2 hours. 476939



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


I bought and installed the hitch(bar is out of sight receiver is seen when not in use) and the vehicle specific Wiring Harness (plug n play). I watched a install video of this being installed on my new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. After seeing how easy it was to install I ordered the things needed and in less then 48 hours they were delivered to my front door. I did the install by myself and followed the install video instructions. I took extra steps to run the wiring by removing the muffler heat shield so I could route the wiring out the spare tire drain hole. Resealed the drain plug and mounting hardware with Rubber undercoating spary. This. Whole Kit and the video’s are top of the line. The fish wires for the mounting hardware is a very nice add and makes it very easy to install this hitch. I managed OK by myself but it would definitely be nice to have a helper when it comes to raising the hitch into place for bolting it to the frame. I am very impressed with the thought and attention to detail this company did with this Hitch, wiring harness and install videos. I would not hesitate to do this same purchase again and highly recommend it. There were several hitch options and price points to for me to choose from for my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. 489393



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I couldn't be happier with this receiver which fit perfectly on my 2018 Crosstrek. The mounting kit comes with everything you need. It came very well packaged w/o any scuffs or damage. While I was able to install it alone in about an hour, it should be very quick and easy with two people. I was also able to install it without having to lift the vehicle. Enlarging the holes was easier than I expected, as I wasn't sure the exact thickness or durability of the frame from the video. I ended up using a round 10x3/8 inch file to carve a channel similar to the one in video. There was sufficient room to file the opening and there was enough travel to let the file cut quickly. After that, it's really pretty easy to align into place. Do note, the exhaust piping does block the alignment holes more so on the driver's side than the passenger side. While tight, there is still enough space to do your work. You may want to loosely fasten the nuts on this driver's side first, as the passenger side has more room to move and swing the receiver into place. Wait to tighten all the nuts after you've got them all started to allow for any adjustments. I was also able to leave the guide wires attached to the bolts until I was ready to put on the nuts to avoid them getting pushed back up into the frame while aligning it. I'm really happy with the profile aspect of this receiver. It's a very clean look. I highly recommend it. The installation video by etrailer.com was very well done and really influenced my decision to order from them. They were very helpful on the phone to. Great customer service all around. 476295



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Purchased this Curt Class III hitch along with a Thule Vertex 4 bike rack for my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The installation was only about 45 minutes, thanks to the excellent installation videos that etrailer.com provides on their website. Disclaimer: I have installed two other hitches myself (Honda Fit and Honda Odyssey, both also purchased from etrailer.com in the last 5 years), so it was not my first rodeo, and I was familiar with running the wires through the frame to run the bolts and washers, widening some of the frame holes with a Dremmel (just slightly), and being careful not to push the bolts back into the frame when threading the nuts. Installing the hitch on a 2018 Crosstrek by yourself is a bit awkward, since you have to be on your back holding the hitch up with one hand while threading the wires through the frame and then threading nuts with the other hand (having a second person makes it a lot easier). But, the high ground clearance gives you plenty of room without jacking up the car, and I did not have to loosen the exhaust or anything like that. The only snag in my install was that I broke a socket when torquing the four nuts, and had to run to the hardware store to get a replacement 3/4 socket. One thing to be aware of: the instructions list a pretty hefty target torque on the four mounting nuts; If you go with the recommended torque rating mentioned in the printed instructions, you may have to search around for a torque wrench that can measure torque that high (you don't want to guess on the torque). 518964



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I installed the Curt hitch on my 2018 Crosstrek yesterday. I encountered one problem that I will describe below. The shipment from etrailer arrived in fine shape, in a heavy duty cardboard box with no damage. I was able to install hitch without raising the rear end of the car and without removing the muffler, although in hindsight it might have been easier had I removed the muffler. I used a dremel tool with a grinding bit to cut the two notches in the front frame holes, which took less than ten minutes. The problem was with the square spacer blocks that go between the hitch and the frame at the front of the hitch. With the square spacer blocks in place , the two corresponding bolts were too short. I double checked that the bolts were properly seated in the rectangular blocks. Note that that the square spacer blocks overlap a weld seam on the frame, which results in a gap such that the square spacer block does not seat flush with the frame. My guess is that this extra gap was not anticipated when the bolt was chosen. My solution was to remove the square space blocks. I'll also mention that with the muffler in place it's difficult to properly torque the bolts. Using a six-point socket is helpful here. Overall I am satisfied with the installation & the instructions, however I gave this product a four star rating because of the issue with the length of the bolts. 522843


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I have confirmed with my contacts at Curt and the spacer blocks that are installed outside of the frame rail are intended to level the hitch and are included as an as needed basis.

-- Rachael H - 06/18/2018

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Item was easy to install and is a perfect fit. Made of very strong material. Installed on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. 522130



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Perfect fit on ‘18 Crosstrek. Very well made and designed hitch. I like that it has only the receiver box visible, and crossbars hidden. Easy installation, just make sure to follow directions carefully for the “fishwires”. Very happy with my purchase! 495754



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Beautiful product at a great price! Nice welds and powder coating, well built. All the hardware needed. I removed the rear bumper cladding to install. Looks complicated but not. Got the hardware in place and tightened down. No cutting needed or enlarging of holes. The inside plate washers toward the front of the car need to be longer. They spin and will not get a grip to tighten the bolt. The leveling washer should be round to conform to the factory depressed impression. a round galvanized construction J-bolt washer did the trick and was thinner than the square supplied, so you could stack a couple to get a better increments of level. I ordered the 989900 ball mounts. They are beefy!!! Other than the stitching on the bag handle breaking, the receivers are well built like the hitch receiver. 443327



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Good quality and came boxed well. Fit was good as was the hardware. Loosened the exhaust and dropped it to allow for ease of installation. I have purchased from etrailer previously and will again! 515724



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Outstanding hitch, exactly what I’d expect from Curt. Very easy install on my ‘18 Crosstrek. Even faster than on my ‘17 Outback. You don’t need to drop the exhaust but if you’re using a reamer bit it would make it easier. Again, not a big deal and not necessary, still less than an hour job. Everything disappears but the receiver, looks better than the expensive factory unit. Mostly purchased for my mountain bike rack. etrailer shipping super fast. Packaging average and you get the usual scuffs where the shippers manhandle the box but nothing major or ultimately visible or compromising. 497967



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Hitch was packed well and shipped promptly by eTrailer. Went on fine and I’m comfortable using it. Reason for four stars is that while both back bolts tightened to the specified lb-ft of torque properly, both front bolts made a clicking sound instead of tightening all the way to spec. I am unsure if this was caused by the spacer inside the frame rotating with the carriage bolt head or if the spacer was stripped. Thankfully these bolts are less vital than the rear bolts, but i will keep an eye on them every six or so months just in case, and I hope I didn’t scrape up the inside of my frame much. Hitch looks great and feels great, so I’m not too worried, but if someone has had a similar issue, I would not mind a bit more insight... 489836



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The C13382 appears to be a well constructed hitch. It took more time than the 60 minutes for a DIY, but that's probably because I didn't have all of the tools at the ready and I wasn't rushing. I substituted a Dremel for the die grinder and that worked fine. Lifting the hitch into place was the hardest part. I lifted it into place slowly by placing blocks under the center(hitch area) while using a scissor jack to alternately raise each side adding blocks and jack stands and until I could start the first threads. If you use the supplied spacers the 2 forward carriage bolts may be just a wee bit short. If I had to do it again, I'd leave out the leveling spacers or purchase 2" carriage bolts. 440427



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Excellent product and service. The product arrived ahead of time and included everything needed for the installation (no additional hardware needed) Because of the position of the hitch once installed, it provides firm support to the rear bumper which is a pretty soft plastic with thin plastic brackets. It doesn't affects the look of the car since the only part visible is the receiver. The only issue I have is that all the bolts provided are the same length, and while the length is plenty appropriate for the rear attachment points, the use of the provided spacers for the front barely provide enough tread to have the nuts all the way in. 505182


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Firstly, the spacers you mentioned only need to be used if the hitch mounting flange doesnt sit flat against the underside of the frame member. If they are not needed, they shouldnt be used. Secondly, when properly torqued, the bolts should show 1 thread protruding from the nut at the very least. If the bolt is flush with, or is recessed in the nut, it hasnt grabbed enough threads. If it hasnt grabbed enough threads, its possible that the square portion of the carriage bolt isnt seated properly in the square washer up in the frame member. If thats the case, you can unscrew the nut, push the bolt up slightly and turn the bolt by hand so itll seat correctly.

-- Mike L - 05/08/2018

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Everything about the ordering process was exceptionally well handled, incl. the 110% price program........the only suggestion I would have is that eTrailers might consider mentioning that, due to the size and weight of the hitch(s), customers might be alerted that the hitches may be received with scratches or whatever due to the fact that the hitches are delivered to eTrailers on pallets NOT cartons.....therefore, some surface blemishes are normal and not a problem. Otherwise, I am TOTALLY happy with my purchase from eTrailer and expect to be back for accessories once the weather warms up and I can do my install! 469598



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This rack is far superior to the Subaru factory rack at a fraction of the cost. Installation went well with a person helping for an extra set of hands. Bryan at etrailer provided fantastic customer service. 439776



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


The hitch is built very well and of great design. It was delivered on time and in perfect condition. I do have the same issue as many others in that the forward bolt is a bit short, because of the spacer. It is barely flush with the outside of the nut. I have done what techs have advised others, and loostened the bolt making sure the bolt is positioned properly, with no success, still short. I am not concerned because I am not towing anything, just adding bike racks, but there are enough people with this issue to possibly address it, because it is a real concern if being used for frequent towing. 541906


Comments

I have contacted Curt and the round hole spacers part CM-SP16 on the installation instructions are used on an as needed basis to level the hitch. If you are able to install without those 2 spacers then the bolt should be long enough to install. We do recommend to use all of the bolts torqued to the specifics in the installation instructions to ensure the integrity of the hitch.

-- Heather A - 07/16/2018

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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


I will have in the past and will continue to buy products from etrailer. The hitch is well made and as advertised. I cannot give a 5 star review because of the packing. The package arrived falling apart, the package had only a couple of staples and should have been taped so it could have remained in bette condition. I would recommend that the folks shipping the packages put more effort into ensuring that they have the structure to arrive in better condition. A bit of packing tape would have gone a long way in the case of my hitch packaging. 500808



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I am an auto mechanic and it took me 45 minutes to install hitch and wiring. I had to grind an 1/8th inch of the frame away to get flat washers up inside the frame.I used rust proof sealant to cover the grind area to prevent rust. The instructions were clear and it went as instructed. You will need a die grinder or you could file the metal away. It looks good...... You do not need any tools to install the wire harness. Just access the spare tire area and there is a plug under the rear sill plate you can just plug the harness into. 448566



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I am an auto mechanic and it took me 45 minutes to install hitch and wiring. I had to grind an 1/8th inch of the frame away to get flat washers up inside the frame.I used rust proof sealant to cover the grind area to prevent rust. The instructions were clear and it went as instructed. You will need a die grinder or you could file the metal away. It looks good...... You do not need any tools to install the wire harness. Just access the spare tire area and there is a plug under the rear sill plate you can just plug the harness into. 448565



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Fittment was good, 1 bolt was defective I had to get a replacement from the hardware store. Not that big a deal. I chose to remove the bumper to access the holes rather than grind a slot in the frame. It took 20 min to disassemble, 30 min to reassemble. As usual another great product from e- trailer. 518127



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


The trailer hitch was easy to install with the given video instructions. Took about 1-1.5 hrs. 507881



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Just purchased the Curt trailer hitch receiver class III 2", wire harness, Curt 4 way LED connector and the class III Bolt Mount with 2" ball. For Subaru Crosstrek 2018. All four products purchased for under $300 dollars. The installation was simple following the video by etrailer. i couldn't have done it without the extra hands of my wife. The hitch is great quality, it looks clean once installed. Delivery was a couple days delay due to train derailment. It was worth the wait. 521080



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Everything as promised. Hitch is rugged and well built. Install instructions were detailed. While I'd say the installation time was slightly exaggerated that might be because i was doublechecking all my work to ensure no mistakes. While the main purpose of the purchase was for occassional towing of a motorcycle or the occasional bike rack use, its normal functionality is to hold a bully bar for use as a bumper guard in a city environment. Works great and looks good. 516853



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Received the trailer hitch and it was as described. The installation instructions were plain. As I am 77 years old and four years past getting a pacemaker followed by a four by-pass open chest surgery, I elected to go by your instructions to let a experienced shop install it. Five years ago I ordered one like this and was able to install it per installations on my then vehicle with no trouble. It looked and worked as described. I am well pleased with the products. 523372



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etrailer is the premier place to to buy your accessories. I have never had a company call me on their own and advise me that product was on back order their service is ourstanfing and I even received a follow up email from George what a great company. Curt hitches are always too notch great directions and exact fit and huge savings dealer wanted 600 installed for a classic 1 hitch can’t go wrong with curt or etrailer 439448



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I had this professionally installed by a local shop and they told me the fitment is great and it's easy to install (with the right tools and a helping hand). I like how most of it is kind of hidden behind the bumper. 439785



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Received my hitch about 3 days after ordered. That was a fast shipping. I just got it installed on my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek today Very excited how it turns out. Thanks etrailer and those who left their reviews. If it wasn't for you guys, I wouldn't have found this great hitch. By the way, the OEM hitch from Subaru costs over $400. Really happy to have found this one!! 446982



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Compared to the trailer wiring harnesses I've installed on a few other cars, the installation of the harness on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek was a relative breeze and the instructions on the ETrailer website are explicit and easy to follow. I didn't time myself, but estimate it took under 15 minutes, including testing with a test light. A truly plug and play harness. 483930



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Installed by myself with minor 'helping hand'. Subaru CrossTrek ground clearance (8.7-in) sufficient to comfortable install 'on the ground', on my back. Bolt wires wonderful compared to an install I did on a Chrysler Pacific in 2005! My primary use will be for a recumbent bike rack. Also for car carrier, perhaps light trailers on occassion. 483653



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I really like the way this hitch tucks up behind the bumper except the actual receiver box. It gives a clean look for our vehicle. The design allows you to install it without dropping the exhaust or anything. The only negative point is that the hardware does not fit in the access hole, so some grinding and touch up paint was required. 466699


Comments

Denise, The Curt Hitch C13382 for the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek does require filing or enlarging the access holes in your frame. We do not recommend grinding the hardware of the hitch or the hitch itself because it can affect the structural integrity of the part.

-- Heather A - 01/12/2018

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Easy install on my 2018 crosstrek. Love how etrailer has reviews on the products and attaches the install videos to the email order. 507993



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Product arrived quickly and in perfect condition. Installed easier than my 2016 crosstrek hitch...30 minutes and I was done. 442912



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


This hitch was pretty easy to install as a two man job. It fits my 2018 Subaru Crosstrek perfectly, as advertised, and is solidly constructed. The price was great, and it arrived quickly and on time. I'm so happy with etrailer.com that I just ordered a hitch mount bike rack here too! 506629



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I purchased the hitch for my daughter's Subaru Crosstrek. The unit looks beautiful. I haven't installed the unit yet, but plan to on the weekend. Etrailer.com was excellent to deal with. The hitch was shipped within 24 hours and I received the unit in a timely manner. 524423



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Pretty straight forward install, took about an hour. Definitely a 2 person job to get it up into position and get the nuts started. Check your torque wrench range. Seems to be a quality product. I like how the main part of the hitch is tucked up high and hidden. 457730



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


I’ve yet to have my garage install my hitch, but to date the service has been terrific! The web site is well designed. Choosing the right hitch among many options was made easy. My hitch arrived three days ahead of schedule. Thank you etrailer crew. 525731



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2017 Nissan Rogue Sport


Product is fine. Fits well on our Crosstrek 2018. Was easily installed thanks to the thorough instructions and videos provided by etrailer. I am not a mechanic and I have a relatively basic set of tools. Yet, I had no trouble. 526693



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


I was amazed how easy it was to be install this product...took me 30 minutes..the how to video helped tremendously...the trailer hitch is made very well....give this product a ten 505268



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


HItch arrived quickly. Was installed following excellent directions with no problems. Now I just need some warm and sunny weather so we can go biking on the rail trail. 494231



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I received the Hitch in 3 days - faster than I expected. I had a local shop install it for me. The hitch is barley visible from the rear. etrailer keep up the good work. 476216



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


I haven’t installed it yet. Frankly it’s pretty banged up and I don’t particularly like that I have to sand and prime it before I actually do install it. 509515



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Excellent purchase. Second time I have ordered a hitch from etrailer. Fast delivery. Contents packaged well. Simplistic install. Looks good. 481570



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Video was great but I had to lower exhaust to make sure I didn’t hit lower skirt and damage it but other than that took 1/2 hour to install 474054



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The instructions were clear and it took me only 45 minutes to install this hitch. This product is as advertised, highly recommend it. 440770



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Easy install well built hitch totally satisfied much better than dealer for less money, way to go etrailer 484028



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Installation went like clock work. Video was very help. The Curtis hitch is out of sight. 453552



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


Quick Shipment - no damage in shipping. Waiting for free weekend to install. Thanks! 503354



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Perfect fit. Installation went smoothly. As always fantastic service from etrailer!! 447441



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This is my third hitch from etrailer and Curt. Easy instal and quality product. 471302



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2018 Subaru Crosstrek


We are very happy with our purchase, it was delivered two days after ordered. 522558


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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, I recommend the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # C13382. This is an excellent Class III hitch that is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will provide a 2 inch receiver opening and a towing weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. This is custom-fit for your Crosstrek which means it will use existing holes in the vehicle frame for a no drill installation. I have also attached the complete installation details that you can take a look at.
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  • 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Hitch Comparison Curt vs. EcoHitch
  • The Ecohitch part # 306-X7365 and the Curt hitch part # C13382 are both USA made 2 inch hitches confirmed as a fit for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The biggest difference is the removable lower section that the Ecohitch has which means that when you don't need the hitch you won't see it at all. The Curt does not have this so the hitch is visible at all times. Because of that the price difference is pretty large since that feature is more expensive and highly desired. The other thing to...
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  • Does Bumper have to be Cut to Install Curt Trailer Hitch C13382 on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The rear fascia/bumper on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek does NOT have to be trimmed, cut, or modified to install Curt trailer hitch # C13382. I have included a link below to the installation instructions for you to view. I checked with Curt and they list trailer wiring harness # C56040 as the correct wiring harness for your 2018 Crosstrek. I also recommend 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...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, I recommend the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382. This sturdy Class III hitch is confirmed to fit your Crosstrek and will give you a 2 inch receiver opening and has a towing weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. It is custom-fit for this vehicle so it will use existing holes in the Crosstrek frame for a no-drill installation. All of the necessary hardware is included. I have attached the complete installation manual for this hitch that you can...
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  • Is the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Hidden Like the Curt Hitch
  • I have included a picture showing what Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 76209 looks like when installed on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. (It may take a little while for the picture to appear.) The crosstube on this hitch will be visible below the rear fascia on the back of the vehicle. Like you said the Curt hitch # C13382 is mostly hidden with the exception of the receiver. The difference is tongue weight capacity between the 2 hitches is not a factor because the vehicle itself has a maximum tongue...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • I certainly understand your concerns with modifying a brand new 2018 Subaru Crosstrek as I am sure anyone who dishes out the money for a new vehicle would. However, there is no need to pay dealer prices for accessories that can be purchased through aftermarket manufacturers for a fraction of the cost. The aftermarket hitch manufacturers we carry (Curt/Draw-Tite/TorkLift) are no slouches. They are considered to be the premier supplier of aftermarket trailer hitches. They spend countless...
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  • Concealed and Visible Trailer Hitch Options for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek we offer several hitch options, all shown on the linked page, that include both 1-1/4-inch Class II and 2-inch Class III types. We generally always recommend the 2-inch option when it is available since these hitches typically offer a higher weight capacity for towing and much broader compatibility with the range of available accessory items like bike racks and cargo baskets. Also among the hitch options are products that have a completely hidden crosstube,...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited
  • We only have one trailer hitch receiver confirmed to fit your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. It is a 2 inch receiver however, which I believe is the better option due to your accessory options as well as the strength of the hitch. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" # C13382. You can use a hitch reducer like the Hitch Reducer 2" to 1-1/4" Trailer Hitch Receiver # HT02 to give you the 1-1/4 inch opening if you wish.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver and Bike Rack for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382 is a custom fit option for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that has a measurement of 2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost part of the bumper. It will work great with the Thule T2 Classic # TH9044 or the T2 Pro # TH9034XT in black or # TH9034XTS in silver. You will not need the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050 for your vehicle and I personally wouldn't want to use it when it isn't required for the warranty. It does...
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  • Is There Drilling Required to install Curt Hitch # C13382 on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The install of the Curt hitch part # C13382 on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek does not require drilling but it does required you to enlarge the access hole that you sent us a picture of. I attached a picture of the step in the install instructions that covers this. A dremol tool would be the most ideal tool to accomplish this but a file could work as well.
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  • Which Ball Mount Should go With Curt Hitch C13382 on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek?
  • We haven't yet been able to do a test fit on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Curt hitch # C13382, so the exact measurement from the top of the hitch to the ground is not yet known. Based on the 13 inches from ground to coupler on your trailer and recent heights from the Crosstrek and it's Impreza brethren, you can use the MaxxTow Adjustable-Height Ball Mount # MT70068. This mount does come with a pin and clip though you'd need 2" hitch ball # 40038 to go with it. I've added a link to a...
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  • Will Thule T2 Pro Bike Rack Fit Curt Class III Trailer Hitch on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT will work great with the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382 installed on your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. We have had the chance to install the Curt hitch on your vehicle (see attached video), and measured a distance of just 2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer edge of the rear bumper. The Thule T2 Bike Rack has a distance of 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the closest part of the rack when folded....
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch from a 2008 Subaru Outback Fit a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The trailer hitches for the 2008 Subaru Outback will not fit the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. The vehicles were built on different platforms so they require different hitch designs. For the 2018 Crosstrek the most popular hitch is # C13382. For the 2008 Outback the most popular hitch is # 75560. I have included some links to videos showing example installations of each hitch.
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  • Comparing Thule T2 Pro to Kuat Sherpa 2.0 on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • The Thule T2 Pro XTB 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH9034XT is a very nice rack that will tilt-away, fold-up, and will hold the bikes by their wheels. That rack will allow bikes up to 60 lbs each and with tires up to 5 inches wide. The closest part of the rack when folded is 5 inches from the center of the hitch pin and the carrier weighs 52 lbs. The Kuat Sherpa 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # SH22G is also a very nice rack that will tilt-away, fold-up, and holds the bikes by their wheels. The...
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  • Do Curt and Draw Tite Trailer Hitches for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek have Same Ground Clearance
  • Both the hitches you mentioned have the same ground clearance. The Draw Tite # 76209 and the Curt # C13382 both have 15 inches from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground.
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  • Is There Trailer Hitch Available for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that Might Fit with Aftermarket Exhaust
  • I really wish I had a solution for your setup that didn't require modification that might void the warranty of either the hitch or the exhaust system but for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek the Curt Class III # C13382 was only designed to accomodate the stock exhaust system. Any modifications to this hitch or any of our others are beyond what we can recommend safely.
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  • Can Step Bit be Used to Enlarge Frame Access Holes to Install Trailer Hitch on 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • There isn't a specific amount that the access holes on the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek have to be enlarged to install Curt trailer hitch # C13382. But it isn't going to be much and you can use a step bit. That 1-3/8 inches is more than enough so only go as large as needed to fishwire in the blocks and bolts. I have linked the instructions and a video showing an example installation of the hitch for you. If you plan on doing some towing I recommend etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Does Spacer for Draw Tite Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Level Hitch When Installing
  • For the Curt hitch part # C13382 which also fits your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek they recommend using the spacers as needed to level the hitch. If you are installing the # 36644 and the spacers make the hitch sit unlevel you wouldn't want ot use them.
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • For your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382. This Class III trailer hitch is confirmed to fit your vehicle and will provide you with a 2 inch receiver opening and a towing weight capacity of 3,500 pounds. The hitch is custom-fit for your Crosstrek, which means that it will use existing holes in the vehicle's frame for a no-drill installation. I have attached the installation details that you can also look through. It looks like there was a bit...
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  • Will the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13135 Fit a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • I'm glad that you checked with us before ordering new hardware. We do have a solution for you but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13135 that you referenced does not fit your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. It will fit up to a 2017, but after that there were some changes made to the Crosstrek that warranted a design change in the trailer hitch. For your 2018 Crosstrek we have the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver just like what you had with the...
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  • Could Curt Hitch # C13382 Fit 2018 Subaru Crosstrek with Nameless Exhaust
  • Curt and us have not test fit the Curt hitch part # C13382 on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that has a Nameless exhaust kit installed. If anyone was to have tested this it would have been the exhaust brand as Curt basically only tests things with factory equipment. The best help I can be is to have you check out the picture I attached that shows how the hitch fits with the factory exhaust for you to compare to what you have.
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  • Invisible Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Subaru Crosstrek
  • If you want a trailer hitch designed to fit your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek that will be totally invisible when you aren't towing you'd want the EcoHitch part # 306-X7366. This hitch has a lower section that totally removes when not in use so that the hitch isn't seen. The Curt # C13382 that you referenced would still fit but the hitch tube would always be present. The EcoHitch does not require any trimming to install so your rear bumper as it sits not would not be affected. For a bracket...
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