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Best Hitch for 2018 Toyota Sienna


We need a bike rack hitch for our Sienna but we have a steep driveway entrance and our old Odyssey's hitch tended to scrape on the ground when we pulled in. What is the best hitch for us to avoid this issue?


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Vehicles like the Toyota Sienna and Honda Odyssey that have a low stance can sometimes have ground clearance issues with a hitch installed. Tire size, passenger count and cargo load all affect your actual ground clearance but you can choose a hitch that will offer the most clearance to get you into your driveway.

The best option is the EcoHitch model with concealed cross tube, part # 306-X7255. When we installed this on a 2017 Sienna the top of the receiver opening was 13-1/4-inches above the ground. This is shown in the linked installation video. Naturally the actual height on your van will be a function of the factors noted above.

You can help avoid hitch contact with the ground by approaching your driveway entrance at a sharper angle, rather than straight on.

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