Best Trailer Hitch and Wiring Harness for 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon


I just purchased a 2017 Subaru Outback. What fits? the Curt and Drawtite 2016? Also what wiring kit is recommended? Thanks for your reply in advance.


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For your 2016 Subaru Outback Wagon I recommend the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Class III # 75673 over the Curt Trailer Hitch Class III # C13206. They're very similar hitches with identical ratings so you really can't go wrong either way. But looking at each from the rear of the car the Draw-Tite sits back further and is less visible.

I suggest a Class III hitch because a 2 inch receiver will have a lot more capabilities than a 1-1/4 inch such as bike rack and trailer ball mount options. Even if you don't need anything additional now you never know when you will down the road. I've attached a Help Article you can look at to help you decide.

The Curt T-Connector Wiring Harness # C56040 will work just fine with your Subaru.

You may also need a Ball Mount # C45036 which includes the hitch ball, pin, and clip with it.

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