Best 2011 Hyundai Sonata Trailer Hitch Options

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Best 2011 Hyundai Sonata Trailer Hitch Options


Shane: Hi, I'm Shane with etrailer.com. Today we're going to be taking a look at the best trailer hitch options for your 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Here on top we have the CURT. Here on the bottom we have the Draw-Tite. Both these hitches can work with the hybrid model or the non-hybrid model. Both of them are going to be Class 1 hitches, so you want to make sure that you're only using Class 1 accessories.

Also, being a Class 1 hitch, with either one of these, it's only going to allow you to use a bike rack that will hold up to two bikes.Both these hitches are going to have a 200 pound max tongue weight, which is the downward pressure on the inside of the receiver tube, and a 2,000 pound gross trailer weight, which is the trailer plus the load included. Always recommend checking the owner's manual of the Sonata, make sure the vehicle can withstand that amount of weight. You're going to pick the lowest number between the vehicle and the hitch.Both are also going to have 1/2" hitch pin holes. Hitch pins do not come with either one of these hitches. However, you can get the pin and clip here at etrailer.com.

Both are going to be a steel construction with a black powder coat finish. Our Draw-Tite's going to be a semi-gloss. Our CURT is going to be a gloss finish.Couple other differences. You'll notice that the crosstube on the Draw-Tite is a square tube. CURT is a round tube design.

Both of these hitches, the crosstube is visible from the back of the vehicle. I prefer the CURT. I think it's a little bit cleaner look with the round tube over the square, myself. You'll also notice here on the front, they're both going to be 1-1/4" by 1-1/4" receiver tube openings. But with our CURT, we're going to have a reinforced collar to give us a little extra stability there.

With the Draw-Tite, we don't have that. Also, I think having that reinforced collar there on that receiver tube kind of cleans up the look a little bit.Our safety chain loops, we're going to have plate-style on our CURT. With our Draw-Tite, it's going to be rolled steel. The Draw-Tite, the holes are going to be a little bit bigger to accommodate different size safety chain hooks. However, on our CURT, the holes are a little bit larger, but again, they're not as large as our Draw-Tite.As far as how these mount on the vehicle, they're going to be a little bit different. Both are going to use the same holes with the exception of the Draw-Tite. The Draw-Tite, actually, you remove the bracket that holds the exhausts up on the very back. It actually gets bolted right here. You're not going to use the bracket. You're actually going to use the hitch to hold up your exhaust pipe, where with the CURT, you're just reinstalling that bracket.Both of these hitches are going to be very similar. They're both going to be Class 1s, they're both going to have to same weight capacity. So it's going to be a matter of personal opinion on the look that you want on the back of the vehicle. My opinion, I like the CURT, I like the gloss finish, I like the round tube design, the plate-style safety chain loops, and the reinforced collar. It really makes that hitch look nice, makes it look clean, and it makes it look durable.Either way, either one of these hitches are going to work for bike racks, your cargo carriers, and for pulling small trailers. Again, I'm Shane with etrailer.com. I hope this video has helped you when deciding on the best hitch for your Hyundai Sonata.


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