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

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

Item # C13200
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The best technical support and full trailer hitch installation instructions. Great price Highlander trailer hitch and expert service. Toyota Highlander, 2018 trailer hitch by CURT are available from For expert service call 1-800-940-8924 to order your Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" part number C13200, or order online at
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2018 Toyota Highlander - Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2"

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 6000
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 900
  • 8000 lbs WD GTW
  • Custom Fit Hitch
  • 900 lbs WD TW

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your Toyota Highlander'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
  • Stylish, round-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: 6,000 lbs
      • Maximum GTW when used with weight distribution: 8,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 900 lbs
      • Maximum TW when used with weight distribution: 900 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.

13200 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Replaces 13169

Installation Details C13200 Installation instructions
Weight Carrying Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
6,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
900 lbs.

Weight Distribution Capacity
Gross Towing Weight (GTW):
8,000 lbs.

Tongue Weight (TW):
900 lbs.

No drilling required Manufacturer Estimated Installation Time

Tech Tip

Hitch will fit with full size spare tire stowed under vehicle unless spare is on an Aluminum rim, which is too wide. No drilling required for installation , Trimming or removal of underbody panel required for installation , Fits Hybrid models as well

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13200

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (943 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.

2017 ToyotaHighlander

Did this install by myself on my 2017 Highlander XLE.
I am not a tall person, and am 68 years old, but was able to use a bucket to raise the hitch high enough to get one side screw stared, then the other. After that, it was easy. Hardest part was putting 86 pounds of torque in a laydown position, but after a few grunts, and chosen words, my torque wrench clicked. The Hitch itself is low profile enough not to hit shins when putting in groceries, which the wife likes, as well as a very good finish.
Thank you. Great Hitch, Great Price, and Great instructions.


Great trailer hitch. Super easy to install and great instructions. Did the whole install by myself though, if you have available help, it would be a lot easier to install. Fast shipping from etrailer. Definitely would do business with etrailer again when needed. I have not hooked up my boat to actually use the hitch but quality of hitch and install were great.

2017 ToyotaHighlander

One side was bent about 1 1/2". Not sure if it was welded crooked or what?!? I made it work eventually but it definitely makes me wonder if all their products may be inferior. Was already half done and didn't want to undo everything and return it and wait a week. If I had bought local I would have returned it.

This is called flex and it happens because the receivers are made out of mild steel built to flex over potholes and curbs if you hit one. I have attached a help article regarding this issue and how to properly fix it:
-- Etrailer Expert Sierra K - 07/13/2022


Solid product that fit my Highlander perfectly. Took some muscle with the help of a floor jack to lift it into place, but within the expected range of effort. Use a torque wrench as the directions state. I tightened the bolts as much as I could with a regular ratchet, but then when I borrowed a long-handled torque wrench I was able to turn each bolt probably another 1/2 turn before the torque wrench clicked at the prescribed torque.

Everything is A-okay a year later - no issues at all with the product quality or my installation.
Tim - 10/18/2022


After owning this trailer hitch for one year, it still looks and operates the way it did from day one. It is extremely solid, and as far as I can tell, flawless. Highly recommended.

A year later, this hitch is still operating like new. No issues whatsoever!
Reuben - 04/28/2022


I received the hitch on time and no damage to the box and no scratches on the hitch. The directions were easy to follow and had the hitch installed in about 1.5 hours, I didn't have to jack up my vehicle (2016 Toyota Highlander), the hitch was light enough that I was able to lay it on my lap and start a bold on each side then work my way back installing the remaining 4 bolts. I torqued the bolts to specifications as stated in the directions then installed the wiring harness, that only took 15 min start to finish. I towed a 5' x 8' [rental] trailer with furniture on a 8 hour trip with no issues. Buying the hitch was cheaper that renting a truck to move my daughter into an apartment for her Junior year of college. Thanks again for a great product at a great price.

A really great product, towed a trailer 5 times since I installed the hitch, very pleased with my purchase!
Daniel - 09/05/2020

2015 ToyotaHighlander

Easy install, easy to read and understand instructions. Did it myself in 45min. My Toyota Highlander was much easier to install than my Toyota Venza, needed second person for that one.


Fast delivery, good instructions and a video on you tube on my exact car. Turned out great. Now we can load the bike rack on

Product still is great. Bike rack fits great still, and no corrosión or wear seen on the hitch
Juan D - 07/21/2021


Perfect fit ! Easy install with help of a $10 metric socket set -if you don’t have one. No need to drop spare tire or jack up car. Definitely helps to have an extra set of hands to lift and hold the hitch mount under the car. I used a $20 zip saw to cut the Driver Side underbody panel after it was removed and Passenger exhaust deflector in place. Cutting-edge instruction diagram could be improved a bit. It appeared as an optical illusion to me.

JSCberry - 08/08/2021


It was so very easy to install. Had my wife and daughter help he hold it up in place. Daughter used my floor jack to lift it up, my wife and I installed the 2 bolts on each side and I tighten them up with my impact. The wiring kit was a snap to install. I had everything done in less than 2 hours. So happy with the product and results. etrailer did another fantastic job with my order.


Installed on 2002 4Runner to replace rusted through OEM receiver. Raised ground clearance (departure angle) from OEM hitch. Expectation is to reuse some OEM hardware as the frame has welded in square nuts in those locations—it’s been a yr so I forget exactly how many, maybe 4 bolts. Either way, at 20 yrs old the square nuts didn’t hold up on removal. I ended up chiseling out the only one that stayed and replacing them with matching hardware. It takes some fishing to get the nuts in place and started, but I did it without too too much frustration lol.

2016 ToyotaHighlander

First off I'll admit to ordering this same hitch from Amazon but they drug their feet and couldn't get it to me in a timely manner so I searched elsewhere. Thank goodness I found it here on I ordered it for the same price (give or take a couple bucks) and had it in 2 days. I installed it over the weekend by myself and I will say a second pair of hands would come in handy. I propped it up on a bucket at the middle and one end while I got a bolt started in the other end. Worked great. The hitch arrived in flawless condition with no scratches or chips in the finish. Thank you etrailer!!


Outstanding Value! I installed in about 2 hours by myself and didn't lower the spare tire. The installation video was very helpful. But, there are a few items in the video that need updating/clarification. At 4:46, the bracket doesn't get re-installed. That's even mentioned at 7:39 in the video. As well, at 5:00 the muffler bracket doesn't need to be removed and you can see that it wasn't removed at 7:04 in the video. Nothing was mentioned about cutting the plastic muffler shield, which is seen cut at 7:02. I was able to just push it out of the way with the hitch. So, I didn't cut it off like the written instructions stated. And for trimming the driver's side panel at 7:55, I trimmed a lot less, see my photos. Lastly, be sure and adjust the hitch side to side before tightening the bolts to ensure it's centered. I highly recommend etrailer and am very happy with my purchase!


Super fast and easy install. Was completed in less than 45mins including modifications to the factory plastic splash shields.


Package looked like it was dragged behind the FedEx truck, but nothing was damaged. It appeared that when they packed the hitch that they accounted for this. All the parts were there and instructions straight forward. Will use etrailer again.

2017 ToyotaHighlander

Great price, fast shipping, easy install, instructional videos on YouTube. Would recommend this company all day. I will be back to buy the electronic portion for the trailer hookup soon.

1 year later and it is holding steady. No rust or lose bolts.
Ryan B - 08/17/2022


Very easy installation on my Highlander. Easiest install I have ever done. Very heavy duty hitch, at a great price.


Every time I walk behind the Highlander I think dang, that’s a good looking hitch! Following your instruction videos made for a very easy installation. I chose that particular hitch because it didn’t stick out beyond the bumper. It’s perfectly centered and pulls trailers well!

Perfect! If my next vehicle comes without a hitch Ill be contacting etrailer!
Kirby - 05/06/2022


Great hitch but you do have some modifications that need to be completed to the protective cover of the Charcoal Canister on the driver's side

2015 ToyotaHighlander

The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver was easy to install and looks great. I had never installed a hitch before and it went really quick and was straightforward. I looked at the other hitch options available and felt this hitch did the best job of blending in with the vehicle, as if it had been there sense day one.

After one year Im still very happy with the purchase. Id recommend it.
Nathan P - 04/07/2016


Rugged product with easy installation. And you have to love eyrailer's vehicle specific video tutorials!
Thanks for helping an amateur get the job done!

I really cant say enough good about these receivers. Installation is pretty sli k with the etrailer support,and its holding up great. Ive done this for two vehicles now and they are awesome. Please note Im a recreation guy not professional and my trailers arent heavy and dont get routine use.
Theron - 08/23/2022

2015 ToyotaHighlander

We had a 2009 Toyota Highlander, that had no hitch when, we bought it. I used e-trailer and had a successful installation. We had no issues with the hitch or the electrical. We just purchased a 2015 Toyota Highlander without a hitch. I again used e-trailer for parts and installation instructions. I am very pleased with their products and service. Believe me you want to be sure about the products and installation instructions, when your spouse walks into the garage and sees the car taken apart. If I can do it, so can you.

Still very pleased with the product. Between errand trips with Uhaul trailers, bicycle rack a d boat trailers, the hitch has been used on a weekly basis.
Larry P - 04/16/2016


One year later and the hitch is great! My car guy installed it and he inquired about where it was from because it was much more solid than many brands he had installed before for customers. He said easy installation (I think he charged me less than an hour). No rust & Easy to attach and detach a year later. I have recommended the hitch to friends. I have a Toyota Highlander and if I had added the hitch to my new car purchase, I think it was going to be $700+. This was a great deal for cost and quality.


A very solid hitch. Installation was fairly straight forward. Watching the online video for installation was very helpful. The only deviation from the video, was I removed the bracket holding the muffler, to make it easier to get to the 3 bolts on that side. Then reinstall the muffler bracket. (See photo).
This is my third hitch from etrailer, and as always, am very satisfied.


Great product as advertised. The video for installation was relatively simple to follow for our 2018 Highlander. Just make sure you don't have it upside down as the holes won't align ;). Thanks etrailer! We will be turning to you for our next automotive accessory needs!

Still great with no issues! Have hauled a boat on several long trips and no complaints.
Zadok - 04/26/2022

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