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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from Draw-Tite. Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number DT24959 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch - DT24959

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Draw-Tite
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Computer-aided, fully welded steel construction ensures strength and durability
  • Tested Tough - safety and reliability criteria exceed industry standards
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Black powder coat finish covers e-coat base for superior rust protection
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite Tested Tough

Draw-Tite's Tested Tough program provides testing standards far superior to those outlined by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), the go-to source for engineering professionals.

Each Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver undergoes extensive fatigue testing and static testing with the ball mount that is either supplied or recommended for use with that particular hitch, thus ensuring results that are applicable to real life use. Fatigue testing is also conducted on hitches rated for use with weight-distribution systems.

In addition, Draw-Tite performs static testing on a simulated automobile, as opposed to the rigid fixture used for SAE testing, resulting in a more true-to-life scenario. 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.

24959 Draw-Tite Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver - Sportframe - 1-1/4"

Replaces 24886

Installation Details DT24959 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - DT24959

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (133 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded, corrosion-resistant vehicle trailer hitch receiver is perfect for your light-duty towing needs. Draw-Tite's Tested Tough guarantee ensures that this hitch exceeds industry standards. Drawbar sold separately.


The item was shipped on time, and specs were precisely as indicated on the website. The install perfectly followed the online instructional videos. All went smoothly. Hitch mounted bike rack is now installed, in use!


Great product, reliable. However, unless you have jack stands or a dedicated auto bay to get under the car with room to spare, installation is pretty tough. It's not necessarily difficult, but you need leverage to get certain parts off the vehicle. Additionally, there are boring aspects so you need a step drill bit. However, once you get it installed, it's been reliable, sturdy, and instills confidence that whatever I'm towing behind me (bike rack, hitched platform, etc.) is safe and solid.


Clean fit. Great [online]videos demonstrating installation.

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Perfect hitch for my Subaru Crosstrek. Bought so I could install a hitch bike rack and this works great. Sits much more flush than regular 2in. Hitches I was looking at. Fairly easy to install if you have one or two other people to help you hold it up while you are installing it.


Overall trailer hitch is as advertised. Good quality construction/ welds look good. Priced right. Shipped OK/ arrived no issues.
Installation was a bit tough. Videos were extremely helpful and a must to understand the order of bolt/ spacer block installation. The written instructions were of no help just to verify torque settings.
Two points of issue. The forward most bolt (one drivers side/ one passengers side) is juuuusssst that much too short. The kit supplied 4 -1.5" grade 5 carriage bolts but there really should be 2 - 1.75" or 2" bolts for those forward most holes because once you add the flat washer + the lock washer + the spacer in the frame and the spacer between the frame/ hitch it is impossible to screw the nut on. See attached pictures
Also, once installed and put to use, the Thule bike rack bolt that goes thru the hitch could not be tightened w/ the Thule wrench. The trailer hitch chain loops would not allow. A ratchet w/ 3/4" socket will need to be kept in the car for the Mrs to tighten when using the bike rack.
Hitch looks good and is installed and operational. Thank you

2016 Subaru Crosstrek

Great hitch for Subaru Crosstrek. I use it to put a tray style bike rack on the back. Easy install, I had no issues with the length of the bolts as other customers have mentioned. Also did not have to drill out the holes in the frame on my 2016 Crosstrek. Included bolt fishing wire makes it a breeze to install. If you do it solo, might want to have a hydraulic jack to hold the hitch in place while you bolt it on. Have not tried it for towing, but it looks like it's built solid. Arrived super quickly from, highly recommend!

2015 Subaru Impreza

I haven't installed the part yet, however the part came in delivered with no packing material but the cardboard box to protect the part. The powder coat finish was chipped off in several areas so I'll have to touch up with paint to prevent any future rust. There was was also a blob of powder coat piled up in one area that won't be visible when installed, however it just looks unappealing.


This worked wonderfully for our Subaru Crosstrek. I was able to install it myself and we have used it many times over the last year. We have a Thule bike rack that holds 2 bikes and we have taken our bikes to the river and beach several times.


Works great and was very easy to install


A perfect fit, and smooth installation. Definitely something I recommend. E-Trailer makes it even better with their top-notch support if you have questions. I have purchased several items from them, and have always been happy - they are my most trusted source for everything related to towing/hauling/trailering.


Eases of install. took me a whole 45 mins. Definitely helps to have a second set of hands to hold the hitch in place. Highly recommend for a 2014 Impreza/crosstrek

2012 Subaru Impreza

Fits snugly under bumper. I had it installed for me, so can't comment on the installation process. Just what I needed! Swagman bike rack and Draw Tite hitch are well made and very sturdy.

All working well
Subaru I - 07/20/2018


Instructions, especially the video made it easy to install. Works great

2017 Subaru Crosstrek

Very nice hitch. Easy to put on. Instructions were spot on. We use it with a bike rack.


Jamie was excellent! She took care of everything and I had the hitch sooner than expected! Haven’t installed it yet, but will update when it’s done!

Chevrolet Colorado

A solid hitch that the do-it-yourselfer can install. Bolted right onto the daughter's Subaru. Bike rack has never been out of the hitch since the install(the bike gets keep in the car sometimes for safety!) Very happy customer! Since college graduation last spring- car, hitch, bike rack, and bike have been from Maine to California with Utah and Colorado stops and now a job in Vermont! Everything works great! Thanks for a great product making people happy.

2017 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Product shipped fast but packaging could be a little better. The box was heavy duty but the hitch was put in there with no secondary protection so it arrived scuffed up from the cardboard. There were also a fair amount of chips in the paint but I run a powder coat shop and blasted it and applied a zinc primer anyways to withstand the salt and brines they put on our Minnesota roads in the winter so this didn't bother me. The factory powder coat on this was pretty average but I understand not everyone is willing to shell out extra cash for better paint and just want a functional hitch for a fair price. Installation was straightforward and a breeze. No need to drill any extra holes on my 2017 Crosstrek. Two people make mounting the hitch a lot easier so you don't knock the bolts back into the frame rail. Overall fit was spot on and should do me just fine.

2012 Subaru Impreza

The trailer hitch fit perfectly. Great video and written instructions. I didn't initially lower the muffler until it became clear I couldn't properly torque one of the nuts until I did. Great product and support!

2017 Subaru Impreza

Excellent product. Fits perfect for the 2017 Impreza. Could be a bit more snug up to the bumper but very happy with it overall. The front bolt could be longer as others have mentioned. I would suggest installing the rear bolts first and then the front ones.
Also, wish the receiver stop was a bit further back so that my rack would sit closer to the bumper, but overall very happy with it.

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Great product and easy to install. Customer service is excellent as I ordered the wrong hitch. Return was simple


Best hitch I ever had. Put it on a Subaru Impreza


The installation was very straight-forward. The fit is good and all the hardware was provided.


The trailer hitch frame I received was a perfect fit for my Subaru. Design, assembly and finish were all flawless. The video that is available online made installation a breeze. All very well thought out. I highly recommend Draw Tite. Very solid!


We installed the hitch on our Crosstrek. The ordering process was pretty straight forward; however, make sure you are ordering for the correct model of car (I initially ordered for the Impresa model and etrailer was great to work with to return that hitch and correct my order.) Installation of the hitch was pretty simple; I watched a handful of youtube videos and they provided some great tips. We've had the hitch on the car over a year and are very happy with our purchase.

Chevrolet SS

In all, install went well. Happy to see that frame holes did not need to be enlarged. Jacked up car, mostly on one side, and used scissor jack to help raise hitch into position. The fish wires for bolts are very cool.
Customer service is tops. Hitch marred by several bad scratches on hitch where hardware bag impacted in shipping, and I'd pay more for SS hardware here in rusty Northeast.

Ground clearance is good at 10"+.

Working well, but hard to keep rust-free. I even had coated when car had very expensive rustproofing treatment. Hard to keep drawbar from scraping paint, however. Prime and paint often!
Will V - 08/13/2019

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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2013 Subaru Impreza for Use with Thule T2 XTB
    When we installed the Draw Tite hitch part # DT24959 on a similar 2015 Subaru Impreza we found that from the hitch pin hole to the outermost portion of the bumper measured 4 inches. Your Thule Pro XTB T2 TH9035XT has a distance of 7 inches from the center of it's hitch pin hole to the nearest portion of the rack. That would indicate that you'd have plenty of clearance for the bike rack.
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  • Towing Capacity of Trailer Hitch for 2017 Subaru Impreza
    I was unable to find the exact towing capacity of your vehicle online. Best option will be to check your owners manual or to check with Subaru directly. When determining the overall towing capacity of a setup you have to go by the lowest rated component as the overall capacity. The Draw Tite part # DT24959 is a fit for your 2017 Subaru Impreza and it has towing capacities of 2,000 lbs total trailer weight and 200 lbs tongue weight. If that is higher than the capacity of your vehicle as...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback with Single Exhaust
    We have a few Class I Trailer Hitches that are confirmed to fit your 2010 Subaru Impreza WRX Hatchback with Single Exhaust. These custom fit hitches do differ from the models available for the Sedan version of your vehicle. I recommend the Draw-Tite Class I Sport Frame Receiver Hitch # DT24959. This Class I hitch will give you a 200 pound tongue weight and 2,000 pound towing weight capacity, although you will also want to check the vehicle capacities listed in the owner's manual, as this...
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  • What Type of Tools are Used to Enlarge Frame Holes for Trailer Hitch on 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    If you have a grinding wheel type of bit that could work to enlarge the frame holes on your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek. Another option is to use a file. It takes a bit more elbow grease than a power tool but it works. And you also might be able to use a chisel and hammer if you have room enough to work under the vehicle.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2008 Subaru Impreza with Single Exhaust
    We have hitch fits for your 2008 Subaru Impreza with a single exhaust like the Draw Tite part # DT24959 which would fit and work well but the Ecohitch you mentioned states that it only fits models with quad exhaust.
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  • Does Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # DT24959 Fit a 2015 Subaru Impreza Hatchback
    The Draw-Tite trailer hitch receiver, part # DT24959, is confirmed to fit your 2015 Subaru Impreza 4-door hatchback. We call your vehicle a 5-door on our site. I've linked the video of when we installed the hitch on a Subaru like yours.
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  • Which Draw Tite Hitch Fits 2014 Subaru Impreza Wagon
    The Draw Tite hitch # 24886 that you referenced was replaced by the # DT24959 that you also mentioned. This hitch does fit your 2014 Subaru Impreza wagon too as long as you have single exhaust and the vehicle isn't a WRX or WRX STI.
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  • Are There Any Ground Clearance Issues When Draw-Tite # DT24959 is Installed on a 2017 Subaru Impreza
    Although we haven't had a chance to test fit and shoot a video of the the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver # DT24959 on a 2017 Subaru Impreza, I was able to go to the warehouse and get some measurements for you. From the top of the frame brackets to the bottom of the coupler is about 9-1/2". If you check out the attached installation instructions you can use both to see about where the bottom of the coupler will sit on your Impreza. Hearing stories about ground clearance...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver to Fit a 2010 Subaru Impreza Sport
    The Draw-Tite # 76084 is for later model Subaru Crosstreks and XV Crosstreks but will not fit your Impreza. The only Draw-Tite hitch receivers we have for your vehicle are Class I like the Draw-Tite # DT24959. I've linked the install video for you.
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  • Is There A Trailer Hitch Receiver Confirmed to Fit a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited?
    We have not yet had the opportunity to test fit your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Limited and our manufacturers have not tested it either, so I can't confirm a fit at this time If the information you read about the Crosstrek and Impreza is true, then the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" # DT24959 would fit in the same way it fit the 2017 Crosstrek and Impreza. If you already have this hitch, I recommend using new hardware. You can use the Replacement...
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  • Replacement Hardware Kit for Draw-Tite Class I Hitch # DT24959
    No problem, I can certainly help you there. On the top right hand corner of our home page, you will see a search box. Simply type in RHK (for "Replacement Hardware Kit") into the search box. Once you are on the RHK product page, simply type in the hitch part number in the provided field and select the hitch manufacturer from the drop down menu. We well set you up with the complete hardware kit for the hitch, which will be compatible with your Impreza Wagon as long as it has the single exhaust. I...
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  • Will an Aftermarket Trailer Hitch Void 2016 Subaru Impreza Drivetrain Warranty
    When installing aftermarket products on your vehicle, like a trailer hitch in this instance, consumers are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This act states, in part, that unless the installation and aftermarket product actually caused a problem then the installation and use of an aftermarket product will not void the warranty. You can learn more about the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act online. We have not heard from other customers about a hitch voiding the drivetrain warranty...
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  • Is The Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # DT24959 a Fit for a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek?
    I reached out to my contact at Draw-Tite and the Class I - 1-1/4" # DT24959 is a confirmed fit for models through 2017. The Class III -2 inch # 76084 is also a confirmed fit for models through 2017. They have not yet (as of Sept 2017) confirmed the fit for 2018 model years of the Subaru Crosstrek.
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Fits 2013 Subaru Impreza Sedan Base Model
    For your base model 2013 Subaru Impreza sedan the Draw Tite hitch part # 24960 is the correct fit that you would need.
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  • Availability of Replacement Hardware for Draw Tite Trailer Hitch 24959
    We do sell replacement hardware for all of the hitches we carry including the # DT24959 you referenced with the part # RHK. You'd just need to select the hitch manufacturer from the drop down menu and also enter the part number of your hitch and we'd get you the correct hardware.
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  • Fitment of Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch on a 2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport with Single Exhaust
    Yes, the Draw-Tite hitch you were looking at # DT24959 will fit your 2009 Subaru Impreza Outback Sport. To tow a trailer like you mentioned you will also need wiring, a ballmount, and a ball for your hitch. The wiring harness for your vehicle is the Curt # C56111, this is a plug and play harness that will connect behind the taillights of your vehicle and provide you with a 4 pole end to connect to your trailer's lights. According to the information I was able to look up on your trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2016 Subaru Crosstrek for a Bike Rack
    Trailer hitches are designed to fit specific vehicles. You will need one that was designed to mount to your 2016 Subaru Crosstrek. Hitch # 13018 will not work because it is designed for certain Mercedes vehicles. For hitches you have some options. You can use a Class I hitch, # DT24959. A Class I trailer hitch will be limited to 2 bikes at most and the bike rack will need to be Class I compatible. If you need to carry more than 2 bikes you can install a Class III hitch, # 76084, which...
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  • 2017 Subaru Impreza 5 Door Trailer Hitch Availability
    I am not sure who you spoke with but I just checked with Draw Tite and they have their hitch part # DT24959 listed as a confirmed fit for your 2017 Subaru Impreza 5 door so it will work just fine. The Curt hitch part # C11465 is also a confirmed fit according to Curt as well.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2017 Subaru Impreza
    For your 2017 Subaru Impreza the hitch I would go with is the Draw Tite part # DT24959 because this hitch does not require a stabilizer strap when carrying a non-supported load like a bike rack like the Curt # C11465 does. Also the price for the Draw Tite is much better than the Curt.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2017 Subaru Impreza
    Trailer hitch # 76084 is designed for the Subaru Crosstrek and does not fit any years of the Impreza. All of the trailer hitches for the 2017 Subaru Impreza are Class I hitches with 1-1/4 inch receivers. If you have a 5-door wagon model with single exhaust you can use trailer hitch # DT24959. For the sedan you can use # 24960. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then you have to make sure the accessory is rated for use with a Class I trailer...
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  • Are Hitches for the 2009 Subaru Impreza Hatchback Compatible with 2013 Impreza
    There are hitches that will fit both the 2009 Subaru Impreza and the 2013 Subaru Impreza, but the Curt # C11315 is not designed to fit on both of the vehicles and is only a fit on the 2009 Subuaru Impreza. If you're looking for a hitch that will fit both of these vehicles, the Draw-Tite Sport Frame # DT24959 has been confirmed to fit on both the 2009 and the 2013 models. I've linked an installation video of the Draw-Tite hitch that you may want to reference back to when installing or removing...
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  • Why Won't Cargo Carrier Shank Fit Into Class I Trailer Hitch On 2019 Subaru Impreza
    It sounds like you have a Class I Trailer Hitch like the Draw-Tite # DT24959 installed on your 2017 Subaru Impreza. Certain Class I trailer hitches like this one feature a tab inside the receiver that prevents higher class accessories from fitting properly. This was done by the manufacturer to prevent the trailer hitch and vehicle from being overloaded with higher class/heavier carriers or bike racks. Your existing Cargo Carrier is most likely a Class II or higher accessory, which is why...
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  • Why is Power Wire Run to Battery For Wiring Harness 118573 on 2016 Subaru Impreza
    The reason you need to run a power wire to the battery of your 2016 Subaru Impreza is to power the module of the T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector # 118573. This allows it to draw power directly from the battery to bypass the electrical systems, so there is virtually no draw on your tail lights so they are protected from shorting out. I have added a link below to a help article which details the best way to route a power wire. Additionally, if you also need...
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  • What Is The Lightest Hitch Option For A 2013 Subaru Impreza Wagon
    As stated by the manufacturer, the EcoHitch Invisi Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 306-X7211 weighs about 40 lbs. If weight is your primary concern and you are willing to sacrifice the CLASS III capabilities for a CLASS I hitch receiver, the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver part # DT24959 will be your best option as it only weighs approximately 23 lbs and is also fairly hidden from plain sight. However, a CLASS I hitch receiver will only allow you to carry a maximum of two bikes...
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