Best 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hitch Options

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Best 2012 Chevrolet Sonic Hitch Options

Speaker 1: Today on our 2012 Chevrolet Sonic we'll be having a look at our best hitch options. We have two hitches here today. These are for the Sonic sedan. If you have a Sonic hatchback, we have different options available for you on our website as well. On the top we have a Draw-Tite, part number 24876, and on the bottom a CURT, part number C11240.Now the biggest difference that we found is in regards to appearance. Our Draw-Tite hitch offers a completely hidden crosstube.

This'll be hidden behind our bumper fascia cover. Only part we'll see hanging down is the actual receiver itself. As you can see here on the Sonic that we have here today, you don't see the crosstube. This is the Draw-Tite hitch right here. Our CURT hitch is similar except we will have the frame of the hitch hanging down below our fascia.

Also as part of appearance, our CURT hitch here does have this welded collar to help give it a more finished look at the end of the receiver opening.Now the next biggest difference recreationally speaking is if we're using either one of these hitches for a non-trailer application such as for a bike rack or a cargo carrier, our Draw-Tite hitch we don't need any additional accessories. It's good to go. However, CURT, on the other hand, they do require the use of a stabilization strap to help support the load for non-trailer applications. We have those available separately on our website as part number 18050. Also, the Draw-Tite hitch here has slightly more clearance around the fascia with the receiver opening, and the pin hole is a little bit further towards the rear of the vehicle.

This makes it a little bit easier to use with bike racks and cargo carriers. However, both of these hitches do have an adequate amount of clearance that you shouldn't have much problem at all using most cargo carriers or bike racks on the market.Now another difference that we found is in regards to light duty towing. If you look at our CURT hitch here, we have this plate-style safety chain loops to attach the safety chains from our trailer. We can only hook those on from the front. But our pin hole to secure our ball mount comes right over that so you may find it difficult to get your safety chains on.

Our Draw-Tite hitch, however, we have this round tubular steel design where you could clip on from the front, the side, or the back if you needed to. Our pin is located further towards the rear of the safety chain loops so you shouldn't have much of an issue hooking on chains from the front. It's also located a little bit higher up than it is on the CURT hitch.Now when it comes to similarities, both of these are class one hitches. Both of these have the exact same capacity. They both feature a 200 pound max gross tongue weight rating, which is the amount forcing down, and a 2,000 pound max gross trailer weight rating, which is what they can pull. However, that does exceed what the towing capacity is of your Sonics. You want to go by what the owner's manual says and not exceed what the vehicle is rated for.Both of these hitches are also going to meet your basic needs for a hitch on your vehicle. They'll allow you to use all Class 1 accessories. Both of these hitches will install in a very similar manner and with no modifications required to the vehicle. There's no drilling that is needed to be done.Now for a brief summary. As far as appearance goes, both of these hitches are about equal in my mind depending upon what you're looking for. If you're looking for a more hidden design, the Draw-Tite hitch is the hitch for you. If you're looking for something that looks nice underneath your vehicle, has a nice contoured design, and it has the finished look of the receiver end that you can really see underneath the vehicle, the CURT hitch is the hitch for you. When it comes to recreational use, I found that the Draw-Tite hitch was the winner here because it doesn't require the use of a stabilization strap.When it comes to light duty towing, I found that the Draw-Tite hitch is the winner here because of the hitch pin hole being further back and the tubular safety chain loops made it easier to hook safety chains onto. That completes our look at the best hitch options for the Chevrolet Sonic. We hope you find this video helpful and informative in your hitch purchasing needs.

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