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Which Trailer Hitch Receiver Has Most Ground Clearance On 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon


Do you have any trailer hitch for the Subaru Outback, 2014, that does not reduce the cars ground clearance does not hang way lower in the center at least? Unfortunately, all brands in your photos appear to be about the same design, bolt on they extend under the bumper. Thanks,


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Each hitch is positioned to sit tucked up and close to the bumper as you can see in the product page photos. All of the hitch receivers available for the 2014 Subaru Outback will sit in the same general position with ground clearance varying slightly from each hitch. Other factors include how much tread you have on your tires and how well the tires are inflated.

For example, from the ground to the top of the receiver on the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 75673, measures 16 inches. The lip surrounding the receiver opening is another 1/2", so you would have approximately 13-1/2 inches from the ground to the bottom of the receiver, as it is a 2 inch receiver.

We haven't measured the Curt Hitch # C13206 on the 2014 Outback Wagon, but we did take the measurements on a same generation 2011 model. From the ground to the top of the receiver measures 15 inches which would give you less ground clearance than the Draw-Tite hitch.

With a 1-1/4 inch hitch like the Draw-Tite #36493, there will be slightly more ground clearance but you will have reduced weight capacity.

I would recommend going with a Class III, 2 inch receiver like the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, # 75673. This is the highest capacity hitch available for your vehicle and with a 2 inch receiver there is a wider range of bike racks and other accessories that you will be able to use. I have included a video of this hitch being installed on a 2014 Subaru Outback Wagon.

I have also linked a FAQ on trailer hitch installation for you to check out.

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