Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Subaru Forester Sport for Bike Rack

Question:

Will this fit a 2019 Subaru Forester Sport? Is there a better hitch available? All I need it for it a bike rack. How hard is the installation? Thanks!

Expert Reply:

For your 2019 Subaru Forester Sport we have trailer hitches like the Draw Tite part # 76271 that are a fit that I would recommend for carrying a bike, but the Hidden Hitch you mentioned does not fit your vehicle so it would not be the hitch to get. The Draw Tite has a 2 inch opening which means it has plenty of capacity for carrying a bike rack and also means there are more racks made for this hitch size as well. I attached a picture of this hitch installed on a similar 2019 Forester Sport model as well.

For a bike rack I really like the Saris Freedom Superclamp part # SA4025F. This is a lightweight platform rack (which is normally an unheard of combo). That means it'll be easy to install and remove from your vehicle since it's light, but also it'll be very easy to load bikes on since it's a platform rack.

This rack also only touches bikes at the tire so it protects any damage to delicate frame materials or finishes.

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Thank you for your help! Is there any other hitch available? This seems very heavy duty for what I need. Also, I don’t like having to “cut” anything that is on the Forester. Thanks for anything you can tell me!

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The Draw Tite part # 76271 does require modification to the heat shield but no trimming of the bumper is needed. There are also aren't any other lighter duty hitches we offer.

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