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Curt Trailer Hitch for the Toyota Prius V, 2014

Curt Trailer Hitch

(49 reviews)

Code:   C11276



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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - Toyota Prius V, 2014

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


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your Toyota Prius V
  • 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.

11276 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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

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Video Transcript for Trailer Hitch Installation - 2014 Toyota Prius V - Curt

Today on this 2014 Toyota Prius V, we're going to install part number C11276 from Curt. This is the Curt class 1 1 1/4 receive hitch. This is wht the hitch looks like once installed on the Prius. Next we'll go ahead and give you some measurements to help you out in selecting some accessories, such as a bicycle rack or a cargo carrier. From top of the receiver opening down to the ground will be about 12 inches. From center hitch pinhole to the outside edge of the bumper is about 4 3/8 inches. Now we'll go ahead and show you how the hitch is installed. First thing we need to do is get our vehicle ready to install the hitch.

And this case, it means to lower the exhaust. We'll go ahead and remove these 2 bolts here and here, lower out weight 00:00:45, because our hitch will use these 2 threaded holes in the frame. We'll use a 70 mm socket to remove the bolts. We'll go ahead and manipulate the exhaust, to make sure we got plenty of room. We'll go ahead and leave it alone for now. Next we'll go over to the driver's side and remove the tie-down bracket.

At this rate, our vehicle's all ready to install our hitch. We'll go ahead and cur 00:01:19 the hardware to install the hitch. This is a kind of tooth-washer; you can see your teeth on the washer. That will go through the bolt. You want to make sure the teeth on the washer always stays towards the hitch. It's hardware combination will stay on both sides of the hitch. It's also a good idea to go ahead and burn these bolts in, even though we just took some old bolts out, just to make sure and get a feel for the bolts as I thread back in. Sometimes you may ...

because the car gets older . you may have some dirt in your bray 00:01:46 caught up in there, and you may have to clean up the threads. With an extra set of hands, we'll go ahead and put up our hitch. Remember we'll go ahead and set it over the exhaust bracket. We'll put our bolt through the exhaust bracket, and then the hitch, and then thread it to the inaudible 00:02:07 nut. We'll get one bolt on each side to get things started.

One bolt on each side; we'll just go ahead and put it in the remaining hardware. That's a little bit tight area up here, so maybe it's a good idea to use a 19 mm socket, and extension to push the bolt up into place. Also, since everything is loose, we'll go ahead and remove the exhaust out of the way, so we'll get a straight shot. The extension with a little bit of wobble helps a little bit too. Just before inaudible 00:02:48 loose install, we can go ahead and tighten it down, and then torque 00:02:52 the bolts down, as best guided in the instructions. One other note: some of these models do come with a classic route 00:02:58 underneath of it. This one did not have that in place. Everything applies the same, and the hitch will fit to the shroud 00:03:06 where it goes up to the frame. For all the bolts, torque down as best by the instructions. That will finish it for our install of part number C11276 on our 2014 Toyota Prius V. .

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Customer Reviews

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11276

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (49 Customer Reviews)

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

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by: Victor Y08/18/2014

I installed it in 15 minutes with good video and instructions that are provided. Mounting tabs lined up perfectly to OEM holes using their upgraded bolts and washers. Received it in 3 days after they sent me shipping confirmation and tracking number. They should tape foam on the mounting tabs to prevent damage and puncturing through the box. I like how it tucks up and hardly noticeable. 147159


is this a lowered prius?

comment by: john - 05/18/2015



Hey Victor, were you able to do it at home or did you need a raised platform?

comment by: Sundeep - 08/01/2015



John it is not a lowered Prius, but with the tucked-up hitch, it gives it that look.

comment by: Victor Y - 08/04/2015



Sundeep I did it at work in the parking lot, I use the box to set the hitch on then pushed it under the rear and held it up with one arm while the other was threading in their supplied bolts.

comment by: Victor Y - 08/04/2015


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by: Jim W07/01/2015

I could not have received a better product or customer support! Not only did Mark suggest a better product than the one I had selected from the (excellent) on-line product listings, but my request to expedite shipping resulted in the trailer hitch arriving a day earlier than promised. The installation instructions were very detailed (included color photos, parts list, torque wrench values, etc.) and the on-line movie was equally excellent. It took me abit longer than I expected (~ 1 hour) to install, but this was my fault for not having all of the right tools laid out and available. The final installed hitch (from Curt) fits like a glove and really looks like OEM. Frankly, the newer design (for my 2014 vehicle) appears to be even stronger ("beefier:) than the hitch (another Curt) which I bought for my same model but earlier 2006 vehicle. Congratulations eTrailer, I will definitely be back for my future trailer hitch requirements. 208720


Since youve had two of these hitches, did you experience much rust or corrosion on the Curt you installed on the 2006 vehicle?

comment by: Laurie - 08/11/2015



Hi Laurie, there is no rust or corrosion, and we live less than 4 miles from from the beach.

comment by: Jim W - 08/15/2015


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by: Bob G.05/14/2013

Great product at a reasonable price. Great service, quick delivery. Installation was more difficult than I was led to believe. The hitch is heavy and required two people. It is difficult to hold in position while trying to start the bolts. The instructions estimated the installation time of 15 minutes. It took me 3 hours. 80180


Great product. I have used it for a year now and had no problems or issues.

Bob G - 05/19/2014


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by: Amy N.08/16/2013

Very well made, quick shipping. Had my auto guy install it for $85. Haven't attached the bike rack yet but am confident it will work great. Our other car has a Curt trailer hitch and we love it. 95381


One of the better online purchases I have made. Great quality, very reasonable price and free shipping. I am very happy with the hitch.

Amy N - 08/25/2014


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by: Raul Aparicio07/07/2014

I ordered the trailer hitch for my 2013 Toyota Prius. As soon as I received it, I decided to install it. I needed a hitch to hook my 3x4 feet aluminum trailer for my mountain bikes. I was disappointed right away because the bolts from the hitch did not match with those of the car. So I contacted customer service for help. Ricky advise me to flex the ends of the trailer hitch because they could have been bent during shipment. I followed his advice and I installed it in 30 minutes. I am very satisfied with the product and I am very impressed with the customer service provided by e-trailer. I did not waste my money on this product. My wife is very excited since now we can use the trailer to transport our bikes. Thank you Raul Aparicio 139871

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by: Fred02/25/2015

For a 2010 Prius Very well crafted. It is a bit heavier than the other Hitch Receivers on the site, but looks way better. Everything was packaged nicely and came as promised. Install wasn't bad either. I'm slender and fit underneath the car without car ramps and jacks. Just cut out a side of cardboard from the provided box and slide under. At around 45 lb. it's a bit tricky to hold up on your own. So a few house items to prop it up fixed that. 30min install time. MAKE SURE you have 17mm & 19mm DEEP Sockets and 6" extender. 176047

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by: Chuck R.05/05/2012

Recieved our new Curt hitch two days after placing the order. I was able to mount the hitch on our 2012 Prius III without jacking it up, or putting it on a set of ramps with no problem. I had it installed in about 20 minutes. The quality of this Curt hitch is top notch. For those that wonder if mounting a hitch on their prius will degrade mpg, even with nothing attached to it, we just got done with a 350 mile highway trip, and still got 51 mpg. I plan on using it to haul our bikes, on our Swagman XTC 2, also purchased from Etrailer. Great product! VERY happy with this purchase! Thanks E-trailer! 39460

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by: James F02/18/2015

I have yet to put this on my vehicle due to the current cold in the upper Mid-west. That being said, the unit looks like it will do exactly what I want it to do AND I must say I have had exceptional help and service from My brother suggested the site. With the installation videos, expert advise with fast response and speedy delivery, what more could you ask for. I have said to several friends, this site is THE BEST site of its type without exception! I could not ask for more. George J and Michael H were a big help for me in making this purchase. Thanks. 175261

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by: Stephen H.09/13/2015

I installed the Curt C11276 trailer hitch receiver on my 2015 Toyota Prius, after reviewing the instructions and watching Curt's YouTube video for a similar installation (2010 Toyota Prius). The instructions were helpful; so was the video. The main snag was that the bolt holes in the hitch flanges did not quite line up with the holes in the car's frame. I was obliged to attach a nylon rope to one side of the hitch and apply about 100 lb of pull on the rope to force the holes to line up. Time for installation, including dealing with that snag, was about 1.5 hours. 225342

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by: Jamie B08/21/2014

The hitch worked out wonderfully. Fit very well and easy to install. Your estimate of 30 minutes is about right. I believe it took me only about 20 to 25 minutes to install. Now my wife can take her bike anywhere she would like. Delivery was very prompt. Thank you again for supplying me this product! 147864

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by: John B., not the sloop09/30/2015

First, let's make a comment on etrailer's service. I placed my order at 4:40 am. The item was shipped at 7:30 am. UPS attempted delivery the next day mid-morning. What would expedited service look like?!! The Curt hitch is excellent quality. It took a little longer to install than anticipated, but once in it is great looking and very sturdy. The knuckle of the hitch sticks out about an inch to two inches beyond the bumper of my 2010 Toyota Prius. A couple of pictures are attached. 228581

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by: Paul H.07/21/2015

Purchased this hitch for our 2013 Prius V. Four bolt install is fairly simple but I found separating the muffler/exhaust from the rubber hanger easier than trying to work with it connected. A little dish soap and it was off in seconds and after the hitch and bracket were secure a little soap on the metal hanger and it pushed through without a problem. Once on this hitch is pretty much invisible. We'll be using it with the Swagman two bike rack on an extended road trip. 213448

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by: Randy M.01/22/2013

The hitch fit perfectly and looks great. Installation did require a bit more time than predicted, but most of that additional time involved finding the right tools and positioning the hitch ( it was a one man operation and I used jack stands to hold the hitch in place ). 63802

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by: Charlie H08/10/2015

I installed the hitch so I could put on my bike rack. I don't like using the racks that lay on the painted surface and/or the rear glass. I have always used the hitch racks. Your directions were right on and it only took between 20 to 25 minutes. Very simple and I am not a mechanic. However. I do my own work whenever possible. Very happy so far and I can't wait to load on the rake and haul. 218211

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by: A. Davis08/28/2014

Installation was easy! In my case, only one specialized tool was needed; an 12 year old holding a flashlight. Installation on a 2013 Prius Plug-In was pretty straightforward. A little tricky getting the bolts installed that were directly above the muffler/tail pipe. Fortunately the mounting bracket allows the muffler/tailpipe to be pushed far enough out of the way to complete installation. 149032

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by: Rob05/02/2015

The receiver arrived when they said it would. It was well packaged so there were no scratches, etc. The installation was as simple as the video instructions said it would be. I didn't have to remove the grommet from the exhaust pipe. Just removed the existing bolts to the exhaust bracket, slid the receiver bracket under it, then installed and tightened the new bolts. 189483

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by: Fox C.05/21/2014

I installathe Hitch Receiver two day ago on my 2014 Prius. It is solidly welded steel that fastens to the frame. I would say the installation was straightforward and the instructions very good. However it would be nice to be able to "tighten" the rack in the receiver and eliminate the slop that presently exists like I could with my rack on the old Prius.. 131758

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by: Larry S.08/06/2014

I havent taken the item out of the box to install on a 2014 Prius V since the car is in the shop for a few days. Will get it installed once I get the car back and write a review and maybe send some photos. I will be using it to put my bicycle hitch on for 2 bikes. I like the way it is designed and the is one of the reasons I purchased it. 144766

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by: Mike B08/31/2015

This hitch is supposed to fit the Prius Plug-in model also but it did not. I had to elongate all four mounting holes about a 1/16" to get it lined up. It may be fine on the regular model but if you have a Plug-In be ready to modify. Once installed the fit and finish are nice and it works exactly as it should for my Thule bike rack. 222993

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by: Mike06/25/2015

Only Issue I had was the packaging of the hitch in the shipping box. Virtually no packing materials to prevent the hitch from busting through the shipping box....which is was upon arrival. Suggestion, wrap some high stretch bubble wrap around the ends of the hitch to help keep the hitch in the box and prevent damage to the hitch. 207158

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by: Glenn D.04/20/2015

Receiver is well constructed and looks great on our Prius V. Installation was not too challenging for this above avg. novice, however one problem did arise. When attempting to reinstall tow bar as instructed, I found that the tow bar had to put back on backwards, in order to have bolt holds in receiver and tow bar to line up. 186496

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by: Tim E09/16/2014

The trailer hitch fit perfectly on my 2012 Prius Plug-in and installation by myself took less than an hour, start to finish. All the longer bolts needed were included and I was impressed at how well constructed the hitch was and how easy it was to install. I highly recommend their product. 151280

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by: Claudia L.12/18/2014

Great product! Ordered this item for my 2012 Prius V. Took it to the shop and paid $50 for installation. Fit perfectly and so easy. It is intended for a bike rack, and though I have not tried to put the bike rack on, I am sure that it will work great. 166017

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by: RQ10/24/2012

Great service from eTrrailer - prompt shipping and sturdy packaging. Easy installation - installed hitch without jacking up the vehicle, however did use a bottle jack to bring hitch up agaiinst the screw holes. 58043

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by: Chris T.03/24/2014

Perfect fit. I had a muffler shop install, but watched installation. It took less than 15 minutes. Fit exactly as demonstrated in video. Kudos to etrailer for a great product and great information. 122026

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by: Marc09/03/2015

Came well packed and mounted in a jiffy. Ok, I didn't mount it but I watched the tech do it on a lift. I could have done the installation myself If I had time. Well designed and good quality hitch. 223771

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by: Lon F.06/11/2015

The hitch was nicely packaged. Instructions and photos were very clear. Mounting was simple and relatively easy. Hitch looks nicely compact on the vehicle and not bulky looking. 202707

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by: Bruce T11/02/2012

Service was GREAT== Ordered my hitch, got it, installed it and washed the car in less than 24HRS. CAN'T BEAT THAT!!! GREAT Service and GREAT fit. THANKS 58720

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by: R.E.05/18/2013

The hitch was well made with a good finish. Installation was easy and just as the instructions indicated.. The hitch looks good on my Prius V. 80895

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by: Mike Henderson09/16/2015

My 2nd Curt Hitch from, it is just as awesome as the first one! this one was even easier to install (due to design of the car). 225826

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by: stephfl09/07/2015

my son was able to install the hitch for me. he said it was pretty easy and now we will just install the bike rack and be on our way. 224312

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by: John S04/15/2015

Excellent product fast shipping well packaged and good price who could ask for more will definitely do business with again 185354

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by: Jacob S.03/20/2015

Our Hitch for our Prius just arrive quickly and efficiently, and with instructions, it should be simple to install. 179928

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by: Rob08/31/2014

I installed the hitch in 15 minutes. Four bolts removed, four bolts installed and done. Instructions were perfect. 149363

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by: Ruth05/21/2014

We thought it would be pretty easy to install, but we were wrong.... it was super easy! Looks sturdy and well made 131665

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by: Jerry09/16/2015

Delivered on time and packaged well. Installed as advertised and worked great. Can barely see it on our Prius V. 225800

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by: Rick W07/24/2015

We had one of hitches in our other car. Easy to install (although two people are recommended) and sturdy. 214123

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by: Sean M.07/15/2015

Wow! That came fast! Great hitch for a great price. Awesome video instructions! Thanks for your help! 212060

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by: JOHN E02/14/2015


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by: Craig Barnes08/06/2012

This product was the best every the company does a perfect job with parts and instructions 50760

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by: Quentin06/29/2015

Fitment was spot on, took me longer to find my tools than it do to install the hitch. 208173

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by: John L.08/28/2015

Seemed like a solid, well built product. Relatively easy to install. 222364

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by: tw10/05/2012

Great hitch, easy to put on. Good price and no shipping charges. tw 56473

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by: Mathew W.09/02/2014

Awesome product great service from e-tr ailer. Thanks!! 149646

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by: Steve C.04/09/2015

Great product, great service and quick shipping! 184491

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by: Chem06/20/2015

Installation went well and fit was exce llent. 205986

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by: Frank H08/04/2015

The tow bar fit my 2015 Prius V perfect ly. 216720

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by: Mike z04/21/2014

Great hitch fit perfectly looks great 126298

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by: Jessie09/12/2015

Fits perfect! Easy install!!! 225219


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  • Recommended Hitch for 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The best hitch for you will depend on what you were wanting to use it for. If you were planning on simply using the hitch as a mount for a bike rack (due to the capabilities of the Class I hitch, you will need a Class I rated bike rack and will be limited to carrying two bikes), the Draw-Tite Class I receiver, part # 24847 would be your best choice. If you were planning on towing a small trailer, which Toyota strongly discourages and may have warranty implications, the Hidden Hitch,...
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  • Is the Required Curt Stabilizing Strap Included with Hitch # 11469 for a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • The Curt Stabilizing Strap, part # 18050, is not included with their hitches. It attaches to the bike rack then to the vehicle to keep the forces exerted on the bike rack and hitch when hitting bumps from damaging the hitch. On passenger cars this can be attached to the edge of the trunk lid that meets rear windshield or on SUVs, you can attach to the top edge of the hatch. The use of a strap is necessary for Curt warranty requirements. You can also use bungee cords like # 3044DAT,...
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  • Hitch Comparison for a 2012 Toyota Prius V Trailer Hitch
  • If you check out the picture I attached you can see what your 2012 Toyota Prius V would look like with either the Draw-Tite Hitch # 24847 or the Curt Hitch # C11276 would look like once installed. As you can see both of them hang about the same distance from the bottom of the vehicle and will be the same in terms of visibility. Both of these hitches will be largely out of plain sight, but will be somewhat visible. Either hitch would work well for you, but Curt recommends that you use...
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  • Which Trailer Hitch Has Higher Ground Clearance For a 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The Draw-Tite Hitch, # 24847, and the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch, # 60263, are basically the same hitch so they both have the same ground clearance and side profile. Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch are sister companies that use the same design process for their trailer hitches. The top of the receiver tube for both trailer hitches will sit 4-3/4 inches below the frame rails on your 2012 Toyota Prius V. If you are planning on using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier, then I would recommend...
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  • Trailer Hitch Ball Shank Size and Use of Hitch Adaptrers on a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • Class 1 receiver hitches use a 3/4 inch ball shank size. I would recommend item # 19256, for a 1-7/8 inch ball for your hitch or the item # 19258, 2 inch ball. 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Trailer Hitch adapters like the Hitch Adapter 1-1/4 inch to 2 inch Trailer Hitch Receiver, item # HTAD, are not to be used for towing because the use of an adapter significantly reduces the tongue capacity of the trailer hitch and puts excess stress on the hitch if used for towing due to the extended length...
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  • Can the Thule T2 Bike Rack Be Used with a Hitch Adapter in a Class I Hitch on a 2012 Toyota Prius
  • When using a hitch adapter, like part # HTAD, to use a 2 inch accessory in a Class I hitch the capacity of the hitch is reduced by 50 percent because of the added leverage from the weight of the bike rack and bikes being extended farther away from the rear of the vehicle. In your case 107 pounds will exceed 50 percent of the 200 pound capacity of any trailer hitch, like the hitch your referenced, # C11276, available for your 2012 Toyota Prius. Your best option for carrying 2 bikes...
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  • Is Curt Strap # 18050 Compatible With Hitch # C11276 on a 2012 Toyota Prius Hatchback With Spolier
  • The CURT Trailer Hitch Support Strap, Part # 18050, is a universal strap that should be compatible with a 2012 Toyota Prius when used in conjunction with the CURT Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C11276. This support strap will provide additional stability and safety for a hitch-mounted bike rack. If you have concerns about the strap putting pressure on the spoiler you can route the strap to the bottom edge of the rear door rather than the top. I have attached a link to a brief video that...
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  • Differences Between Curt and Draw-Tite Class I Trailer Hitches for 2012 Toyota Prius V
  • The Curt # C11276 and the Draw-Tite # 24847 Class I hitches share the same weight capacity, and the installation procedure is fairly similar. In actuality, the Curt weighs about 8 lbs more than the Draw-Tite hitch. The Curt hitch is constructed of round tube steel that's a bit larger in diameter than the square tube stock the Draw-Tite model is constructed of, which would account for the weight difference. Since both hitches have been tested and found to have the same weight bearing capacity,...
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  • Installation Of Hitch On 2013 Toyota Prius
  • The hitch you need for your Toyota Prius depends on the style of Prius you own. I would first recommend checking either with your owners manual or with your dealership to find what the towing and tongue weight capacity is for your vehicle. For the Prius or Prius Plug-In Hybrid, I would recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch, part # C11276. This is a Class l hitch with a 1-1/4 in receiver. It has a towing capacity of 2000 lbs and a maximum tongue weight capacity of 200 lbs. The installation...
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  • Difference Between Curt Hitch # 11276 and # C11276
  • There is no difference, Curt's part number is 11276. We add a C to that part number as we do for all of our Curt products. This hitch would be an excellent choice for your 2013 Toyota Prius. I attached an install video for you to check out also. 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. For that you would want part # 18050.
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  • How to Convert a T2 Bike Rack for a 1-1/4 inch Hitch to fit a 2 inch HItch
  • You can convert your Thule T2 Bike Rack part # TH917XTR to basically be a TH916XTR by simply replacing the shank and backbone assembly of your current rack with a # 753-3581. I spoke to my contact at Thule and she said that this is the only way to accomplish this.
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  • Fit of Curt Class I Hitch # C11276 on 2010 Prius and Difference Between Round and Square Bar Hitch
  • The Curt Class I receiver you mention, part # C11276 is a fit for the current generation Toyota Prius, as well as the Prius V. According to Curt, the installation procedure did not vary from the 2010 to the current model, so the install procedure shown in the videos for the 2012 and 2013 Prius would also apply to your 2010 model. There is no functional difference between hitches having a round or a square crossbar. Both styles of hitch share the same weight capacities and would install...
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  • Will the Thule Helium Trailer Hitch Mount Bike Rack Fit a 2010 Toyota Prius with a Curt Hitch
  • The Class I trailer hitches have a stop built into them that prevent the accidental use of a Class II accessory. The older versions of the Helium had a longer shank and thus could not fit in a Class I hitch. The new versions will. A Curt trailer hitch, # C11276, should allow the old version to fit. However, the 971 Helium is a 3 bike carrier but on a Class I trailer hitch, you will be limited to carrying just 2 bikes. The reason is that a Class I trailer hitch cannot handle the stress...
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  • Availability of Curt Hitch for 2010 Toyota Prius
  • Curt does indeed offer a hitch for your 2010 Toyota Prius. The Curt Class I Hitch, part # C11276 is a fit for the 2010 Toyota Prius. I have confirmed this with Curt. Before installing a hitch, be sure to check your owners manual for any advice or prohibitions regarding installing or using a hitch. Curt recommends using a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 for non-trailer loads like bike racks or cargo carriers. I have linked you to a demonstration video showing how the strap is used.
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  • Availability of 2 Inch Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2014 Toyota Prius V
  • There isn't a 2 inch hitch available for a Toyota Prius. The rear structure of the vehicle isn't strong enough to withstand the forces necessary for the capacity that a 2 inch hitch would provide. I'd recommend the Draw-Tite Class I hitch, part # 24847. It would be possible to use an adapter like part # HTAD, which would allow you to use a 2 inch bike rack, but doing so would cut the tongue weight capacity (maximum amount of weight that can be safely hung from the hitch) by half, from...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Carrier for a 2010 Toyota Prius
  • In order to use the Yakima RidgeBack, # Y02457, on your 2010 Toyota Prius you will need to use Curt hitch # C11276. It will not work with other Class I trailer hitches. But, for the Curt hitch, when using the hitch for a bike rack or cargo carrier you must use stabilization strap # 18050 per the Curt warranty requirements. The other option is to use the Draw-Tite hitch # 24847 with a different bike rack, such as the Thule Vertex, # TH9028XT, and not have to worry about the rack fitting...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2012 Toyota Prius
  • Hidden Hitch trailer hitch # 60263 has a square cross tube and a little bit different design than Curt hitch # C11276 which has a round cross tube. The Hidden Hitch trailer hitch also comes with a ball mount, hitch pin, and clip. The Curt hitch does not. Both bike rack and hitch manufacturers agree that on a Class I trailer hitch the maximum capacity is 2 bikes. The issue is not how much weight would be on the hitch it is where that weight is placed relative the the hitch receiver. The...
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  • How Many of the Curt Stabilization Straps Are Required with a Trailer Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
  • First, check your vehicle owners manual to make sure it is permissible to use a trailer hitch mount cargo carrier on your 2013 Toyota Prius V. You only need 1 strap, # 18050, to be within the warranty requirements for Curt trailer hitch # C11276. I have included a link to a video showing a typical use of the strap. If you wanted you could use more than 1 strap. But you will need to use at least 1 for non-trailer loads.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Toyota Prius V
  • If you were to install the Curt Hitch part # C11276 that has been confirmed to fit your 2015 Toyota Prius V the distance from the top of the hitch opening to the ground would be 12 inches. From the bottom of the hitch to the ground it would be right at 10 inches. Check out the install video I attached for this hitch as well.
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Prius
  • There are pros and cons to both the Curt Hitch part # C11276 that you referenced and the Draw Tite Hitch part # 24847. If you are planning on using this hitch for carrying a cargo carrier or a bike rack I would go with the Draw Tite. Curt requires the use of a stabilizer strap like part # 18050 any time you carry a bike rack or a cargo carrier. Draw Tite does not have that stipulation so I would lean that way. Both of these hitches have the same 200 lbs tongue weight and 2,000 lbs trailer...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
  • At this time, the only trailer hitch listed as a fit for the 2013 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid is the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch, # C11276. The Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch trailer hitches have not been confirmed to fit your vehicle. The Curt hitch is very similar to the Draw-Tite and Hidden Hitch trailer hitches. The only significant difference is that Curt's warranty requires the use of a stabilization strap, like part # 18050, for all non-trailer loads such as bike racks or cargo carriers. If...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Prius V
  • I checked with Curt and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11276 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2014 Prius V so it should work very well for you. I would recommend you check your owners manual for any restrictions on towing with your Prius also.
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  • Will the Thule Vertex Fit a Curt Trailer hitch for a 2013 Toyota Prius III
  • The Thule Vertex, # TH9028XT, is compatible with Class I trailer hitches like Curt hitch # C11276, for the 2013 Toyota Prius III. With the Curt hitch, Curt recommends using stabilization strap # 18050 to add extra support and take off some of the stress on the trailer hitch. If you do not want to use a strap then I recommend trailer hitch # 24847. The strap is not required if using this hitch. It is also compatible with the Vertex. I have linked a video showing a typical installation...
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  • Hitch and Bike Recommendation for a 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
  • I spoke to my contact at Draw Tite and he said that the Hitch part # 24847 that you referenced could possibly work on the Plug In Hybrid model 2014 Toyota Prii, but since they did not want to encourage anybody trying to tow with that vehicle they do not list this hitch as a fit for you vehicle. The only recommendation I could make for your vehicle would be the Curt Hitch part # C11276, which would require the use of the stabilizer strap part # 18050. The Thule Helium racks would be...
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  • Fit of Curt Class I Hitch # 11276 on 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
  • According to Curt Manufacturing, the fit of their Class I hitch part # C11276 does carry over from the 2014 Prius Plug-In Hybrid to the 2015 model. The hitch will fit your vehicle. To view an installation video, click the provided link.
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  • Parts Needed to Install Hitch-Mount Bike Rack on 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
  • I have included for you a link to our main page for all Class I-compatible 2-bike racks; these are available in several styles (hanging or platform) and also with feature such as tilting capability and built-in locks. You can use the filters in the left-hand margin to narrow the product results shown to just those with the features you prefer. The linked articles will help you consider which racks will best serve your needs and the particular bikes you wish to transport. An excellent...
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  • Yakima Highlite 2 Bike Rack and Trailer Hitch Compatibility on 2011 Toyota Prius
  • The issue you are having with your Yakima Highlite 2 hitch-mount bike rack # Y02438 has to do with an incompatible hitch class designation. This Yakima rack is classified as a Class II bike rack, meaning that it can be used in a Class II hitch. The only hitch offered for your 2011 Prius is a light-duty Class I hitch that is incompatible with this particular rack. Even though Class I and Class II racks use the same 1-1/4-inch size shank Class I hitches have a stop in them to prevent using...
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  • Can I Use the Yakima SwingDaddy on 2013 Toyota Prius with Curt Hitch
  • All of the trailer hitches available for the 2013 Prius are going to be Class I trailer hitches like the Curt, # C11276. A Class I hitch has a 1-1/4 inch by 1-1/4 inch receiver and the Yakima SwingDaddy, # Y02464, is for use with 2 inch by 2 inch trailer hitch receivers so this will not work. In addition to the difference in receiver size, it is also not recommended to carry more that 2 bikes on a Class I trailer hitch. Carrying more than two bikes increases the weight and the distance...
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  • Will Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch # 24847 Fit 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid
  • I checked with my technical contact at Draw-Tite regarding the fit of their Class I hitch # 24847 on your 2014 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. This hitch will not fit your car. I also checked on the Hidden Hitch # 60263 and it too does not fit the Plug-In. Your option for using your Thule Helium Aero 2 bike rack # TH9042 is the Curt hitch # C11276. This hitch does, as you noted, require you to use a stabilizing strap # 18050 in order to maintain your hitch warranty coverage from Curt. This...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitches For 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In And 2013 Toyota Prius
  • We have one trailer hitch that is designed to work with the 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid. That trailer hitch is the Curt Hitch, part # C11276. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. For the hitch with a Euro drawbar that includes the hitch ball you can look at part # C112761 for 1-7/8 inch hitch ball, and part # C112762 for 2 inch hitch ball. All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps,...
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Do you have a question about this Trailer Hitch?

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

Trailer Hitch Installation Instructions C11276 Installation instructions C11276 Installation Instructions
No drilling required

Tech Tip
No drilling required for installation , Exhaust must be temporarily lowered for installation

Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Recommended Ball Mount:
Curt recommends:
Curt C45521

1-7/8" hitch ball - 19256

2" hitch ball - 19258

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