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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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  • Curt
  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • Custom Fit Hitch
Call at 800-298-8924 for expert service. We are your Mazda trailer hitch experts, and offer a lowest price guarantee. carries a complete line of Curt products for your Mazda 6 2014. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part C11356 from Curt can be ordered online at Complete trailer hitch installation instructions and technical support.

2014 Mazda 6 - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Mazda 6 trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Mazda 6
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Drawbar sold separately - pin and clip included
  • Made in the USA


  • 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

Note: All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt. 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.

11356 CURT Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

C11356 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details C11356 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
2,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
200 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Hitch does not allow
use of weight distribution

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

No drilling required for installation

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Video of Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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

Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Mazda 6 - Curt

Today on our 2014 Mazda 6 we're going to be installing the Curt Trailer Hitch Part Number C11356. Here's what our hitch looks like installed on our vehicle. Now we'll go ahead and give you a couple measurements in helping you choose some accessories for you hitch, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From the center of the hitch pin hole to the outermost edge of the bumper is approximately 6 inches. From the top of the opening in the receiver to the ground is approximately 11 inches. Before we begin our installation, let's go over some of the tools we'll be using to install our hitch today.

We'll need a 3/4 inch socket, a ratchet, a long extension is helpful, but not necessary and a torque wrench. Now let's go ahead and install our hitch. Let's first go ahead and point out our mounting locations. There's a total of 4 mounting locations, 2 on each side. We'll begin over here on the passenger side. There's one here as well as right here.

Over here on the driver's side you will be using this location here and here. Let's point out the hardware that we'll be using to secure our hitch. It will be the same hardware used in all 4 mounting locations. We'll be using a 1/2 inch carriage bolt, square hole spacer block. We'll use the fish wire or pull wire that looks like this, to pull the carriage bolt and spacer block in place. Finally we'll put a flange nut on it.

The access hole is on the same location on both the driver and the passenger side, again we'll be using the same hardware at all 4 mounting locations. Now we're ready to take our fish wire or bolt leader, we'll take the coiled end, we'll go through the mounting location. Once we pull the coiled end out of the access hole, we'll slide the square holed spacer block on, followed by threading on the carriage bolt. We'll then push the 2 items up through the access hole and pull it down into the location. We'll go ahead then and repeat this same process at the other 3 mounting locations. It's a good idea to get an extra set of hands to help you raise the hitch up into position.

With the hitch raised up into position, we can go ahead and install the flange nuts loosely in each of the 4 mounting locations. Once all the hardware is installed we can go ahead and tighten it down. To tighten down the hardware we're using a 3/4 inch socket. Then torque it to the manufacturers specifications. That'll do it for the installation of the Curt Trailer Hitch Part Number C11356 as installed here on our 2014 Mazda 6. .

Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11356

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (25 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, Mazda 6 trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.

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by: Chris S04/09/2013

Just installed this hitch receiver on my 2014 Mazda 6 without any problems. My first time installing a receiver. Took about 45 minutes taking my time and chatting with a buddy. Hitch build quality is good. Holes lined up on the frame rails perfectly. All parts were included in the package, and instructions were pretty good. I do feel like the receiver is a bit exposed and could probably be tucked in a bit tighter into the vehicle (but we're talking 1/2" here at most). That said, the receiver is NOT the lowest point on the underside of the car so I don't expect any significant impact on MPG from wind drag, if any at all. Tip for DIY installers: You use fishwire to get 4 spacers/bolts into the frame and aligned in their respective holes. On each frame rail (left and right), there are 4 holes, all of which are shown in the instructions. 2 middle holes are clearly for the bolts, and I assumed the other 2 were the access holes for fishwiring the spacers/bolts into place (i.e. one nearest each bolt hole). This is NOT the case. You only use 3 holes total: 2 middle for the bolts, and only the rear-most (towards rear of vehicle) hole is used as the access hole for BOTH bolts. The front-most hole is not used at all in the process. The spacer will fit through the front hole but not the bolt. This cost me about 10 minutes on the install because it's virtually impossible to remove the spacer once in place. I got everything sorted out in the end but just wanted to mention that as it's not explicitly clear from the instructions (well, it wasn't to me). If I can figure out how to upload some photos I'll do so later. 75214


Thanks for the good comment. Wasnt sure it would fit, but I see from the pic in the above review and your comments, it really works. Are you planning lots of towing or just bikes etc?

-- comment by: Dave F - 01/19/2014


Per the Owners Manual, the 2014 Mazda 6 should not be used to tow any trailer.

-- Patrick B - 1/31/2014

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by: Ray08/13/2016

I came within hours of ordering a roof rack for my new 2016 Mazda 6. I had used one for over 10 years on 3 different Mazda's in the past and although the transport was bombproof there was a lot going on up there, towers, crossbars, faring, bike trays and excessive wind noise, although i realize that the cross bars are now more aero designed. My bike shop recommended a Curt Trailer Hitch and then attaching a tray carrier to that. I did some research and decided to go this route. I ordered the Curt Hitch on a Tuesday and it was on my car by Friday of the same week and I have been carrying my bike with the carrier tray I attached ever since. This option worked out for me very well, i am very pleased. etrailer was very helpful and the install was pretty basic with no issues. 283548

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by: Rick d.08/08/2014

Product was delivered in a secured box. Had planned to install myself but my car had a charcoal canister recall so I had the dealer install, they charged one hour. Looks great! 145335


fantastic, no rust!!

Rick d - 08/10/2015


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by: AJ11/29/2016

The Curt hitch was very easy to install. It took about 20 minutes, and as a previous reviewer noted, the car doesn't need to be raised to install the hitch. The hitch is barely noticeable and works well with the old Swagman XC2. 320709

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by: Alan P.04/29/2017

I was very please with the fit and finish of the product. Fairly easy to install by myself. Another pair of hands would have made the install very simple. My order arrived very quickly, and instructions included were good. However, I did watch the online video just to confirm what I was reading. This is my third purchase from etrailer, and I will continue to use them as the need arises. Excellent service again! 374228

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by: Lance G.07/06/2015

I was able to install this myself, in my driveway. I have to say little things make a difference. E-Trailer included 4 fish wires with the hitch and that saved me. Holding the hitch by yourself and getting it in place while lining up the holes, was impossible, but because I had 4 wires I didn't have to retrieve hardware from the frame. One pull on the wire and the bolts were back in place. (2016 Mazda 6) 209704

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by: James F.04/12/2016

It installed very quickly. Took about 30-40 minutes, and I hadn't done one of these before. If I did it again, I could probably install one in 10-15 minutes, now that I know what I'm really is that easy. It has held up just fine, quality wise. I haul a 4x8 utility trailer or a pair of jetskis and they both do great with the car and setup. 243990

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by: Lee A.07/14/2016

Recieved Hitch for our 2015 Mazda 6 Grand Touring on time and in excellent condition. The Hitch is well built and will meet all my needs. It was installed in less than 30 minutes with no difficulty. I used the e-trailer video for instructions. Everything fit as shown in the video or on the printed instructions. Great product!!!! 271853

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by: Miguel B07/28/2015

The trailer is great, but the pieces did not fit 100% my mazda 6 according to the drawings in the instructions. In particular, I'm talking about the metal plates that need to go inside the bottom part of the car together with the screws. They are supposed to go horizontal but they don't fit that way. Everything else was good. 215119

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by: David S.05/03/2015

Perfect fit for my 2015 Mazda6. Watched the associated video and installed in less then 30-minutes, just like they say. My 10-year old enjoyed helping lift the hitch into place and tightening the bolts. Great price, fast delivery, quality construction, a perfect fit, and good father-son time.. What more could I ask for! 189536

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by: Larry09/22/2017

Hitch was easier to install than expected: no drilling was required, and once I figured out a few little tricks (e.g., a telescoping magnet makes fishing the wires through the holes a snap), it went on quickly and looks great on the car. The hitch cover fits perfectly over the receiver when not in use. 435464

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by: Peter G.08/15/2016

Simple. No it was easier. Great product from an outstanding e-retailer. I didn't even have to jack my car. 283863

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by: Joe P.09/08/2015

Great quality hitch and only took 30 minutes to install on my Mazda6. Mazda makes it easy though because there are 4 holes in the unibody for this hitch to simply bolt to. Hardware supplied with hitch was high grade and very good quality. 224450

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by: Ken A.06/03/2013

Good looking hitch and easy to install. 83069

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by: Brittany M.04/11/2017

I ordered a trailer hitch for my Mazda 6 and it looks awesome and works great. Etrailer sent it fast and made it very easy to order. Thanks so much, we will definitely order from you guys in the future!!! :) 365877

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by: Larry B09/12/2017

This hitch was a breeze to install. I think it took me all of 15 minutes to do and I did it on my back! I wasn't sure how it was going to look on my brand new 2017 Mazda 6 Touring but it looks good. 431659

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by: Carlos F.03/02/2015

Wow! That was fast; also, while the website's design could use some TLC, the content online was great. Will have to wait until some of the snow melts before I can install it. 176658

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by: Jonathan B.10/12/2016

Mounted to car as described. Tucked up under car nice. Will use for bike rack. 306176

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by: Anthony09/22/2016

Absolutely, the easiest trailer hitch I have ever installed. Perfect fit. 297553

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by: Kennan09/10/2016

Hitch for Mazda6 went on as described. Great service! 293898


Hitch worked out well. Wiring harnes was defective after a year leaving my car lights on. Curt replaced harness under waranty.

Kennan - 09/10/2017


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by: karen08/19/2017

It was exactly what we wanted, and easy to install. 422545

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by: Larry O07/20/2016

Great product.Quick and easy installati on. 273963

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by: John10/31/2017

Your guys are Great! Thank you... 447685

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by: Gabe Dominguez04/24/2015

Great Fit!!! Very easy to install. 188005

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by: Tim r11/22/2016

Fit perfect 318851


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  • Choosing Hitch Thats Most Concealed for 2015 Mazda 5
  • I've created a photo for you showing all three hitches next to each other. Both hitches share a very similar design, have the same weight capacities and would install in the same manner. The crossbar and receiver opening of all three hitches would be visible below the rear bumper fascia of the 2015 Mazda 6. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite 24908. If you were planning on doing some light duty towing (after checking with your owner's manual or with Mazda to determine if your vehicle is...
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  • Recommended Hitch Reciever For 2016 Mazda 6 And Bike Rack Also To Fit A 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser
  • I recommend the Draw-Tite Sportframe Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I, # 24908, for your 2016 Mazda 6. The Curt hitch receiver has roughly the same specs, but Curt's hitch receiver # C11356 requires a stabilizing strap under their warranty for bike racks and cargo carriers, # 18050, that most people don't like. One of the measurements you will want is the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the outer most part of the bumper is 6-1/4 inches. For a platform bike rack, I called...
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  • Bike Rack Recommendation to Carry 2 Bikes on a 2015 Mazda 6
  • In order to be able to carry up to 4 bikes on a 1-1/4 inch hitch the hitch will need to be a Class II hitch. Class I hitches can only carry 2 bikes max. I attached an FAQ article on hitch classifications that you might find informative. The only hitch we carry for your 2015 Mazda 6 is the Curt Hitch part # C11356 which is a Class I hitch. The Thule Hitching Post Bike Rack part # TH934XTR that you referenced can be installed into a Class I hitch but you can only carry 2 bikes with the...
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2016 Mazda 6 With Open-Backed Receiver Tube
  • Both of the Class I hitches available for your 2016 Mazda 6, the Curt # C11356 and the Draw-Tite # 24908 have receiver tubes that are open at the back. This being said, the Draw-Tite hitch has a stop punched or welded into it that prevent hitch accessories meant for a Class II hitch from being slid into the receiver tube far enough for the hitch pin holes in the receiver tube and the shank of the accessory to line up. This purposely done as a safety measure. The Curt # C11356 hitch...
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  • What Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch do you Recommend for my 2014 Mazda 6
  • I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Class I # C11356 for your 2014 Mazda 6. We have test fitted this product on your vehicle and Curt confirms this hitch will fit on your 2014 Mazda 6. The hitch is easily bolted on for installation and the complete hardware kit is included with your hitch. A gloss black powder coat finish provides a protective base coat which offers superior rust resistance. I have attached a photo of this hitch on your vehicle. However, if you are planning on...
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  • Unable To Locate Access Holes In Frame Rail On 2016 Mazda 6 When Installing Trailer Hitch
  • I called my contact at Curt about your 2016 Mazda 6. They told me that they have not seen the Mazda 6 without the access holes used when installing the # C11356 hitch. They did say that some of the manufacturers have inserted plugs into the holes or placed tape over the hole and painted it when they painted the frame rails. You might want to check to see if there is an open end on the frame rail you can access. This would mean you need to extend the fishwire to reach that distance....
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  • Available Trailer Hitches and Rated Capacities for 2015 Mazda 6
  • We do offer two 1-1/4-inch Class I trailer hitches for the 2015 and 2016 model years of the Mazda 6 sedan. Both model years are part of the car's third generation and so they share hitch fits. The available hitches are shown on the linked page. All share the same weight capacities: 200-lbs of tongue weight (TW) which is downward force on the hitch and 2000-lbs gross trailer weight (GTW). Please note that you will want to check your Mazda owner's manual to confirm if the car is rated...
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  • Hitch and Wiring Harness Recommendation For 2015 Mazda 6
  • We do have a light-duty Class I hitch for your 2015 Mazda 6 Sedan. I recommend Curt hitch # C11356 because it is the lowest-cost option and requires no drilling for installation. It bolts on using included hardware as shown in the linked video. The ball mount you can use is part # C45016 and for a hitch ball use either 2-inch ball # A-82 or 1-7/8-inch ball # A-80. For wiring I recommend Tow Ready kit # 118587 which will give you a 4-pole flat trailer connector. The linked article...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2016 Mazda 6
  • The Curt Hitch part # C11356 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit your 2016 Mazda 6 so I would recommend it for you. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Mazda 6
  • The Curt hitch part # C11356 that you referenced would be an excellent choice for a hitch for your 2015 Mazda 6. For a bike rack the most popular one we carry is the Swagman XTC2 part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers. Check out the review video I attached.
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  • Does the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11356 Come With the Fish Wire for Installation
  • The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11356 does come with the fish wire so that you can properly install the included hardware. Please note that per Curt, the Curt Trailer Hitch Support Strap # 18050 must be used for all non-trailer loads, such as bike racks, cargo carriers and such. Otherwise the warranty for the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11356 will be void. If you will be using the hitch for towing, then I recommend using the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45016 along with either...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Compatible with 2017 Mazda 6
  • Yes, the Curt # C11356 that is currently on your 2015 Mazda 6 will fit a 2017 Mazda 6. I recommend replacing the hardware to install the hitch on the 2017. Use # RHK and enter the hitch information for the exact replacement. If you're going to be towing a trailer and need the wiring harness use # C56280. It installs by plugging in to a connector behind paneling in the trunk. Then the hot lead will be connected to the positive battery post through the included fuse holder.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation and Tongue Weight Explanation for 2016 Mazda 6 for Cargo Carrier
  • When the hitch manufacturers give a tongue weight rating they rate them based on the common applications of tongue weight by people with trailer hitches. While you are absolutely right that the further you get from the hitch opening the more leverage is put on the hitch, but the manufacturers account for that and give a number that's also safe in that situation. They do this to hopefully reduce confusion. In your situation I would recommend the Draw Tite hitch part # 24908 as it does...
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  • Curt Cargo Carrier and Hitch Fit for 2016 Mazda 6
  • Yes, the Curt Hitch part # C11356 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Mazda 6, which will work great with the cargo carrier part # C18145 and will also work great with the Rola bag part # 59102. Curt requires the use of their stabilizer strap part # 18050 when using their hitch to carry a non-supported load like a cargo carrier. I attached a review video for you to check for the strap as well.
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