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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

Item # C13171
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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13171 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13171

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 5000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 750 lbs TW
  • 6000 lbs WD GTW
  • 750 lbs WD TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 5,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 6,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 750 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 750 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty Technical Support

At we're committed to the products we sell, and to our customers. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are available via both phone and email to address your questions and concerns for the lifetime of your hitch. The technicians at etrailer perform hitch installations on a daily basis, making them a valuable resource for do-it-yourselfers. The one-on-one, personal service you'll receive comes straight from an expert in the towing and automotive field. We've installed it, we've wired it and we've towed with it, so whatever your question, we can answer it.

13171 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13171 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13171

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (188 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Powder coated steel is sturdy and corrosion resistant.


Hitch and light kit fit and worked perfectly on my 2016 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. I watched the installation videos before the purchase and they were very helpful. Only minor issue was small amounts of powder coating chipped off during shipping due to no packing material used on the heavy outer edges of the hitch.

2019 Jeep Cherokee

Perfect fit for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee. Easy install with good instructions. As good or better than Jeep manufacture part. Less expensive for sure.



Perfect. Using it right now. No regrets at all.

2015 Jeep Cherokee

Curt hitches are solid and well made. Installed by myself, had to rig a wooden frame to move both sides up by jack at the same time. Fit on two bolt holes was perfect. The third bolt hole was sufficiently off so as to make reinstalling the bolt on my Cherokee Trailhawk impossible without grinding out the hole on the hitch to a larger lateral size.

2015 Jeep Cherokee

Installed the etrailer hitch on our 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude in about 1.5 hours and am very satisfied. The delay wasn't anything to do with the thorough instructions and complete parts included, only to wait for a friend to come help lift the hitch into place. This is definitely a two person install due to the weight and tight quarters plus having the right sockets, torgue wrench and garage space. Would purchase from etrailer again without question. Fast Delivery, complete instructions and value will be remembered about this project. Thank you.



The muffler on our hitch vibrates in its current location & required a heat resistant wrap around this area held in place w zip ties. No problems otherwise. Should have ordered the hitch that is higher up & required a cut out of the bumper however this style would prevent opening the trunk when our carrier is loaded.

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Heather A.


There are times the hitch may come into contact with the exhaust system resulting in an annoying rattling sound. It is possible to bend the hanger with a pair of pliers to get the exhaust away from the hitch. If the exhaust is bolted to the frame, unbolt it and reposition it. In some situations, the rubber isolators can become stretched and cause the exhaust to hang lower. Sometimes simply replacing the rubber isolator will help keep the exhaust in place. I have attached a help article on exhaust rattle.

2015 Jeep Cherokee

This was an easy install (2015 Jeep Latitude). I did almost all the work by myself (65 years old). A few blocks of wood helped. The hardest part was running the hot wire to the battery and that little self-tapping ground screw. The screw fell out of the bit holder and drop down into the body. Luckily it fell through to the ground (I should have put a rag underneath to catch it). I didn't need jack stands but I did have a 2" ledge that I was able back onto and that gave me plenty of room underneath. I'm very pleased with the results.

2017 Jeep Cherokee

I weighed all the options about buying a hitch for a new model car online, and decided to buy from etrailer since I read reviews about the great customer service. There was an issue with my shipment and, in fact, the customer service was outstanding and they worked with me on a quick resolution. The hitch was installed on a 2017 Jeep Cherokee and it looks great! I was concerned that since it is not a hidden hitch it would detract from the car, but you can barely notice it. It took about two hours to unpack, read the instructions and install it. We had two people but we used a hydraulic floor jack to lift and keep in place, so it could have easily been a one person job. The instructions were very clear. Had a little trouble with torching the last bolt because of the limited room available. Buying and installing ourselves saved us hundreds of dollars. We are using it for a bike rack and a flatbed trailer. I noticed that the wrap had worn off during transit on all the edges, so maybe covering those edges with cardboard before wrapping would prevent that.

2019 Jeep Cherokee

My installation was on a 2019 Cherokee Trailhawk 3.2. No difficult with minimal mechanical skills, and having a lift and a trans jack made it an easy one person job. In addition to the existing M14 bolts, I did need to "reverse fishwire" 1/2" bolts for the front attachment holes (see photo). Before lifting the hitch in position I recommend trial fitting the bolts to the hitch and file/Dremel if clearance is needed.

Trailhawk owners will loose a lot of "departure angle" ground clearance with this under-slung hitch - see photo.


The Curt trailer is easy to install for someone who is handy.
The installation does not involve any cutting of the bumper fascia
which is great since my Jeep Cherokee is a leased vehicle.
I needed this hitch for my mountain bike rack and my Jeep gets me to those back mountain trails. Ride on!

2014 Jeep Cherokee

Had used before and had such a very nice experience, so when I recently bought a new Jeep and needed A new hitch receiver, I knew where to begin. After reading the reviews and watching videos, I decided on Curt 13171. Installation with the etrailer video and directions couldnt have been simpler. Took about 30 mins to get done. A concern I had was dropping the muffler down to get to the access holes and I was able to install it without doing that. Perfect fit, functional, looks great, and priced right. Very satisfied. I cant recommend etrailer and this receiver more highly. Thanks so much.


I have purchased several hitches from this company now and have always been very pleased with the quality of their products. The additional installation instructions and customer support is outstanding as well. Will be ordering another hitch for my son soon...

2014 Jeep Cherokee

From the purchase to the tracking to delivery, the company was amazing! I could track the entire progress of my order which I really appreciate. 10/10 would order from here again.

2019 Jeep Cherokee

Installed in about 30-45min. Just used regular floor jack on one side to give a little room to slide under. A swivel on the torque wrench may help depending on the style. The rear most bolt was a challenge to get torqued, may have been due to not having the jeep on a lift.


Haven’t field tested yet, but the installation was a breeze with some minor help from my wife for her small hands. Installation videos were spot on. Ordered because I found a lady stuck in a ditch and didn’t have one single hitch point on my 2019 Cherokee. Fit test with an 8 1/2 ton shackle. Pin slides right into the hook points.

2016 Jeep Cherokee

Very happy with the hitch. Took me longer to install than the estimated time (2 hours) but I am 65 and so is my helper (wife). The directions were perfect. I purchased this so I can put a bike rack on my jeep.


The product installation description is right on. No fascia trimming or lowering of the bumper. Included fish wires worked great. Installed in less than an hour.

2016 Jeep Cherokee

very bery easy to install. etrailer gave me all the tools i need(besides a socket wrench and socket ofcorse) but the screw wires which i was worries that it didnt come with, was included with the package!


Order processed fast delivery was quick and installation was just as promised.


Awesome Service!


Installed by myself..used floor jack..wife helped balance it with pipe in receiver...had to remove stabilizer bars to get muffler in..easy enough..awesome product

2017 Jeep Cherokee

Everything was great, the online instructional videos were easy to follow. This is not only a 5 star item, but a 5 star company as well. Shipping was fast only took about 4days to get here. I will only buy my parts from etrailer for now on.


Arrived in under 48 hours! Installation was a breeze, only took 1.5 hours and most of that was spent figuring out where to position the lift points on my Jeep. I can’t wait to put it to use. Thanks so much!


great company to buy from. Prices are hard to beat. The trailer hitch and wiring harness I purchased were fairly easy to install. Their web site is invaluable in getting suggestions on installations. I am 84 years and installed my trailer hitch and wiring harness in two days, working by myself. The directions and web site made this job easy and fun. Everything is working just great.



great product and great buy. hitch is working out better than I ever expected. recommend etrailer and products to anyone


Extremely easy to install. Now I just need to figure out wiring so I can use for towing and not only bike rack



Only been using for a bike rack. No issues.


Quick delivery. Easy instructions.Great fit. No problems.
Two 72 year old guys installed your hitch. We've learned to use our heads as our brawn is waining. My buddy has a lift, so we lifted the Jeep. We placed the hitch on a transmission jack after fishing the bolts in place. Fed the wires into the correct hitch mounting holes and lifted the hitch into place. Less than an hour and it was beer thirty.
Got home and attached my bike rack....all is well.
Thanks for a great product.

Roger W.


Still looking good and working like a champ. Thanks.

2015 Jeep Cherokee

We use this trailer hitch for connecting a bike rack and it works just as expected. No issues at all, definitely worth a recommendation. Installation was comparably easy, it is however a two man job and you need a good, sturdy torque different than on any other trailer hitch.

Thomas K.


After a year in the harsh Michigan climate it is still working fine. The salt in winter has caused only minor surface rust at the tip. Still works great, looks good and a definite recommendation.

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  • How to Fix Trailer Hitch Rattle on a 2015 Jeep Cherokee
    Exhaust rattle is more common that you would think when installing trailer hitches. This is because the vehicle manufacturing process does not always leave the exhaust in the exact same location on every single vehicle. The rattling you are experiencing is not common on your 2015 Jeep Cherokee, but I have seen it before. The issue is that the side edges of the muffler are hitting against the back of the hitch's crosstube. If you crawl under the back of your Jeep, you will likely see a...
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  • Estimated Time for Professional Installation of Curt 2-inch Class III Hitch C13171
    Curt 2-inch Class III hitch # C13171 is a confirmed fit on your 2017 Jeep Cherokee. It fits the Latitude, Latitude Altitude, Limited and Trailhawk versions and installs without any drilling using included hardware. We have detailed instructions linked for you as well as a helpful article on hitch installs. Many of our customers handle the install themselves but any local trusted auto shop ought to be able to do the installation in under an hour. Labor rates vary by region and shop but...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport
    I spoke to my contact at Curt and was able to confirm that the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13171 is a direct fit for your 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. I have attached a sample install video for you below. If you can tell me what you will be using the hitch for I would be glad to provide you with additional recommendations.
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  • Does Install Hardware Come with the Curt Trailer Hitch C13171
    Yes, the installation hardware does come with the Curt hitch part # C13171 that you referenced. I attached a link to an install video for this hitch for you to check out as well.
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  • Does Curt Hitch C13171 Require Exhaust Trimming On The 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited
    The Curt Class III hitch part # C13171 is the only hitch available for the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Limited that does not require modification to the fascia or exhaust according to Curt. The exhaust does need to be lowered for installation but not trimmed or removed. I have attached a photo of a customer with the same vehicle as you with the Curt hitch installed.
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  • Would the Curt Hitch part # C13171 Obstruct View of Rear Camera
    A trailer hitch like the Curt part # C13171 would not obstruct the view of your rear camera on your 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Since the hitch opening is slightly recessed under the rear bumper you would not even be able to see it.
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  • Is Drilling Required to Install Curt Trailer Hitch # C13171 on 2018 Jeep Cherokee
    You absolutely do not have to drill, cut, or otherwise make any modifications to the unibody or frame frame of your 2018 Jeep Cherokee when installing the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # C13171. This is because the hitch will use existing holes in the frame for mounting. The only bit of modification you may need to do on the vehicle is loosen or remove the underbody panel/fascia during installation. I have attached an installation video on the 2018 Jeep Cherokee so you can see exactly...
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Hitch Not Wide Enough for Installation on 2015 Jeep Cherokee
    If the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13171 bolt holes aren't matching up with the bolts hole locations on your 2015 Jeep Cherokee then the brackets may have been bent sometime during the shipping process. Since this particular trailer hitch has longer brackets that is more than likely the case and you can bend the brackets slightly to get them to match up. Just be sure that nothing starts creasing and you don't have any paint flaking though as that could meant the integrity of the trailer...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport
    For your 2017 Jeep Cherokee Sport you will want to use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13171 which is a confirmed fit and will not require any drilling or cutting. This is a Class III hitch with a 2" receiver tube opening. The hitch comes with everything needed for installation on your Jeep. I have attached an installation video of this hitch installed on a 2017 Jeep Cherokee for you as well. If you can tell me what your intended use for the hitch is I would be glad to offer additional...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For 2017 Jeep Cherokee Overland With Tow Package
    I called my contact at Curt and they told me they are carrying over all of the trailer hitches from the 2016 models to the 2017s. From my research it looks like the Overland is an upgraded trim level, and does not affect a trailer hitch option. With that being the case I recommend the Curt trailer Hitch, part # C13171. This is a Class lll hitch and it has a 2-inch receiver opening. If you plan on doing some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Does the Exhaust Have To Be Lowered To Install Curt Hitch C13171 On 2019 Jeep Cherokee
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13171 is a fit for a 2019 Jeep Cherokee. It does not require that you lower the exhaust or remove any exhaust components. If you have a Trailhawk model then you will unclip a portion of the fascia around the exhaust but that's pretty much it. I have attached an install video on a Limited model below.
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  • Troubleshooting Trailer Hitch Receiver Rattle On 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4
    On your 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4, the rattle you are experiencing from your Curt trailer hitch receiver # C13171 could be a couple of things. It could be exhaust rattle that would require simply bending one of the exhaust hangers slightly for clearance or replacing a rubber hanger. If the rattle is in the hitch itself, you may consider using an anti-rattle device like the Anti-Rattle Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 2" Hitches - 2-5/8" Span # 63232 for your ball mount, accessory,...
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  • Will the Draw-Tite 75838 Fit on a 2015 Jeep Cherokee
    The Draw-Tite # 75838 is a confirmed fit on the 2015 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk edition, but not the standard trim packages. If you've got any of the other trim packages outside of the Trailhawk then I recommend using the Curt # C13171 instead. This is also a custom fit, Class III hitch with a 2" receiver, so it won't require any drilling to install and is confirmed to fit on the 2015 Cherokee. I've linked an installation video of this hitch for you to check out, as well as all of the wiring...
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  • Will Curt Class III Hitch # C13171 Rub Against Exhaust on 2019 Jeep Cherokee
    The crosstube for the Curt Class III Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13395 referenced in your question features an angled design and will sit a bit higher than the Curt # C13171 so it shouldn't rub up against the exhaust. This design also allows for a nice OEM appearance where only the 2 inch receiver is visible behind your Jeep. Also note that the Curt Class III # C13395 is designed specifically for the 2019 model Jeep Cherokee (this is the only model the hitch is currently confirmed to fit)...
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  • Differences Between Curt Hitches Available for 2019 Jeep Cherokee
    Both the Curt # C13395 and # C13171 Class III hitches fit all models of the 2019 Cherokee, including your Overland model. The # C13171 would be fully visible once installed, while the # C13395 would have the hitch crossbar tucked up behind the bumper, with the receiver tube and the safety chain loops being the only part of the hitch that will be visible from the rear of the vehicle. As you can see in the side-by side install photos I provided, the # C13395 also sits up tighter against...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2015 Jeep Cherokee
    For a trailer hitch with the simplest installation on your 2015 Jeep Cherokee, I recommend the Curt Class III Receiver Hitch # C13171. This trailer hitch does not require drilling or fascia trimming for installation on the Cherokee Sport. Curt has deemed the installation of the # C13171 "easy" and estimates a 60 minute installation time when installing at home. From the top of the receiver opening to the ground measured 11-3/4 inches on the 2015 Cherokee we installed the # C13171 on. You...
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  • Class III Hitch for 2019 Cherokee Latitude That Requires No Trimming of Fascia or Bumper Cover
    For your 2019 Jeep Cherokee Latitude we have two Class III hitch fits from Curt, parts # C13172 and # C13171. We recently had the chance to install hitch # C13171 on a 2017 Cherokee and that video is linked for your reference. This specific hitch is a less-invasive install than the other but I did contact Curt technical to make certain that no trimming of the bumper cover or rear fascia is needed to mount this on your Cherokee. You'll want the hitch # C13171.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
    There are a few custom fit trailer hitches available for your 2016 Jeep Cherokee Latitude 4x4. I recommend the Curt Class III # C13171 because the installation process is a bit easier as you do not need to lower the exhaust or trim the fascia on your vehicle like you do with the other models. This is a 2 inch hitch with a 5,000 pound towing and 750 pound tongue weight capacity, although you will want to check your vehicle owner's manual to see what you can safely pull. This is confirmed...
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  • Does Curt Hitch Require Fascia Trimming and Lowering Exhaust for Install on a 2019 Jeep Cherokee
    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13171 will install on a 2019 Jeep Cherokee without modifying any fascia or lowering the exhaust Attached is a photo of this trailer hitch installed on a Jeep Cherokee with dual exhaust like what you have. I have also linked the installation instructions for you to reference. If you let me know what you plan on using the trailer hitch for I can make additional recommendations as necessary.
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  • Trailer Wiring Harness Recommendation for 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee with Factory Tow Package
    For your 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee with the factory tow package the trailer wiring harness I recommend is the # C55774 as it comes with a 7-way and a 4-way so you'd be able to tow basically any trailer you'd encounter since these are the two most common types. I attached an install video for this on a similar 2018 Grand Cherokee for you to check out as well.
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  • Do I Need to Engage 4 Wheel Drive While Towing with a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk
    For starters, the Trailhawk trim package is offered on both the Jeep Cherokee and Jeep Grand Cherokee platforms. I assume you have a 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk but if you have the 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk then please just let me know. I took a look in the owner's manual for a 2019 Jeep Cherokee and there was no mention of engaging the 4 wheel drive transfer case when towing which is the case for most 4 wheel drive vehicles. However, you will want to use the AutoStick feature...
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  • Do I Need To Remove The Exhaust To Install A Curt Hitch On My 2019 Jeep Cherokee?
    We did get a chance to install the Curt # C13171 on a 2019 Cherokee. We did not have to move the exhaust at all in this instance. There are other hitches available for the 2019 Cherokee that do require moving the exhaust. For example, the Curt # C13395 did require temporary removal of the exhaust and trimming of the exhaust bezel. However after the hitch is installed the exhaust is raised back in to position. We have not encountered an instance where the exhaust needs to be permanently...
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  • Comparing Available Trailer Hitch Styles for 2015 Jeep Cherokee Latitude
    The hitch you mentioned would work great for you. There are two hitch types available for your 2015 Cherokee a hitch that would have a crossbar that's completely concealed behind the rear bumper like the Curt Class III trailer hitch, part # C13172 or the style of hitch where the crossbar would be entirely exposed, like the Curt Class III, part # C13171. If having the majority of the hitch exposed isn't a concern for you, by all means go with the # C13171, it would work just great for...
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  • Is There A Video Showing The Curt Trailer Hitch C13171 Being Installed On A 2017 Jeep Cherokee?
    I would be happy to! Attached is a video of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13171 being installed on a 2017 Jeep Cherokee like yours. Depending what you are planning on using your trailer hitch receiver for you still may need other components. For example if you will be towing a trailer you will also need a vehicle wiring harness # 118605, and a hitch ball, ball mount, and hitch pin and clip which can all be found in the etrailer Ball Mount Kit # 989900. I included installation...
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