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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2"

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This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from etrailer. etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" part number e98902 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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etrailer Trailer Hitch - e98902

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • etrailer
  • 600 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.


  • Custom-fit trailer hitch lets you tow a trailer or carry a bike rack or cargo carrier with your vehicle
  • Precision, robotic welding maximizes strength and improves fit
  • Bolt-on installation - no welding required
    • Complete hardware kit and installation instructions included
  • Lifetime technical support from the experts at etrailer
  • Matte black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Ball mount, pin and clip sold separately
  • Made in the USA
    • Mounting hardware may be imported


  • Receiver opening: 2" x 2"
  • Rating: Class III
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • Limited lifetime warranty

Rugged, Matte Black Finish

The sturdy steel construction is protected with a matte black finish for added durability. This unique powder coating gives etrailer hitches a carbide-like appearance and a rugged look that sets them apart from traditional glossy hitches. In addition to being rust and corrosion resistant, the tough matte coating hides dirt, scuffs, and dings better than a glossy finish.

Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

Matte Carbide Finish vs Glossy Finish

etrailer Technical Support

At etrailer 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.

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etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" - e98902

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (407 Customer Reviews)

This fully welded trailer hitch receiver bolts onto your vehicle's frame with no welding required. Matte black, powder coated steel is durable and corrosion resistant and creates a rugged look.

2022 Mazda CX-5

For all of you driveway mechanics, remove the muffler, it will make the install much easier. Also make sure you remove the clips on the rear bumper, you will have to pry it out of the way to slide the hitch up and inside. The fit is excellent, love the flush look of this hitch. It took me a few hours to get it done, if I did it again knowing what I know now it would take about an hour.



Works great! Use it all the time. Short day trips and long road trips. Highly recommended.

2021 Mazda CX-5

When installing the hitch on my 2021 Mazda CX-5, I found it easiest to remove the rear muffler assembly. Even when the muffler was lowered per the installation instructions it was impossible to fit it into place.

Removing the lightweight muffler assembly is easy (remove two 14mm-9/16" nuts and the four rubber hanging mounts). This gives you lots of space for hitch installation and tightening the four mounting bolts (the front two thread into nuts already mounted inside the frame rail).

I just installed this hitch so it's too soon to describe my experience with it. However it appears well built, has a good finish, included all necessary hardware, and provided fast delivery.



It works so well I don’t even have to think about it. The finish seems to be holding up well, too.


I had this installed by a third party. Took them 20 minutes! Overall, I am pleased with the etrailer service and hitch. It fits perfectly under my 2022 Mazda CX-5. I only intend to lug around a bike rack so it should be more than enough for that purpose.



I have been using this hitch for over a year and it continues to work flawlessly. The hitch is installed on a Mazda CX-5 and is primarily used for my bike rack. I have not attempted to pull a trailer or any heavy loads. It certainly meets my expectations and was the perfect solution for my situation…plus it was cheaper and more available than the Mazda version.


Fantastic. Super strong and totally durable. Great price as well!

Tom M.


Great product, easy to install and its performing well.


Great reinforced steel hitch and perfect for my 2016 Mazda CX-5. Installation was easy, would recommend pre-setting the washers with tape on the inside. Made it much easier! Love that it came with all the nuts and bolts too.



Worked great all summer hauling bikes around!!!


Performed spectacularly on a 1,500 mile tow! Assembly took myself and another non-professional 1-2 hours. The videos are FANTASTIC and helped save me $300. We were able to assemble using ramps with 8” of clearance. That was sufficient. I would not recommend much less than that.

Two addition tips:
1) Use silicone spray. I watched the video ahead of time and saw the mechanic use silicone spray. Get some. Use it. It will make this process SO much easier.
2) The video suggested to use a pry bar separate the exhaust system from the holding bars. I tried that with no luck. Instead, I pushed the exhaust up slightly to relieve stress on the black silicone holder and then pushed out. The rubber holder came off very easy.

I 100% recommend this product and etrailer.

2016 Mazda CX-5

this product is super sturdy and well made. instruction video was good. it was a bit harder than anticipated to get it to clear my bumper, but installed fine in about 1 hr DIY. i was missing one conical washer and had one extra bolt in parts bag, hence 1-star demotion.



still working fine. no problems


This receiver is only used for a ski rack and it has functioned well as such. The installation was a little more involved than other receivers I've installed but this was due to the vehicle is a compact SUV. After getting one side done the other was much faster and I learned some techniques for future work. My recollection was that the video or pics were a great help.

2023 Mazda CX-5

What is delivered quickly and shipped in cardboard box that held everything well. I watched video of installation and have installed mine. It took me an hour and a half but I had to take breaks. Thanks for a great product. That was the hitch I will take a picture.


Happy with this purchase, went on easy and great for my bike and cargo hitch carriers and small trailers


Good quality product and relatively easy to install. The included instructions along with the very detailed video showing the entire installation process on the same vehicle model was extremely helpful. I was able to install the hitch by myself without needing to jack up our CX-5. Only minor issue is that the shipping box containing the hitch was over-sized without any fillers which allowed the hitch to move around inside the box, eventually breaking through the box. Luckily, it only resulted in a small blemish on the receiver portion of the hitch.


were super easy and support was great. Shipping was lightning fast. One year after installation I am thrilled with the outcome. Looks great, fits great!


Easy install, Install directions were accurate, Happy with the hitch in every aspect.



Hitch has performed well over the last year. solid hitch performs great...


Easy to install. The feed wires were a lifesaver, as was taping the washers to the hitch before install.


Great hitch! Love that I didn't have to cut the factory bumper on my leased vehicle.


Hitch arrived quickly and was relatively easy and straightforward to install by myself with no special tools. Took maybe 2-3 hours working carefully, double checking everything along the way. Recommend this hitch and etrailer.


The instructions and included hardware made for a seamless installation, without a lift I found it easier to just remove the muffler. Great job etrailer!

2019 Mazda CX-5

I can't find anything negative to say! The hitch/ receiver fits the 2019 CX-5 Signature perfectly. I watched the etrailer YouTube video on the installation which showed how to do everything, including using the fish-wire. Very helpful. It took me one hour from start to finish with only hand tools. I drove the rear wheels up onto 4x4 lumber to make it easier to work under the vehicle, then set the parking brake.

2014 Mazda CX-5

Writing review after installation. Seems like a really sturdy receiver. Well designed, looks good, fits nicely (once its actually in place). Shipping packaging left something to be desired, it was basically thrown into a box with no real protection, I felt lucky it didn't get meaningfully damaged in transit. Some minor scrapes, and obviously as it's bolted underneath a vehicle it's going to get some scrapes and bumps from debris so not a big deal but still a little disappointing. Installation video and instructions were good, and applicable to my exact vehicle (2014 Mazda CX-5) which was really nice. I am not a professional mechanic, but I would note a major part of the installation process I didn't think was ideal: it was surprisingly difficult to get the receiver above the exhaust and behind the bumper without dropping the exhaust to a level that made me uncomfortable, and still required bending the bumper and pushing things around more than I would have liked. It was really starting to stretch the center exhaust hangers, and making some bending/creaking noises on the midpipe. There are some clips on the rear bumper that were useful to remove so that we could bend the plastic out of the way which was not called out in the listed video as I recall. It certainly wasn't as easy as the video indicates: pull the wire through, and then bam, magically the receiver is in place. No, it was quite a bit of careful pushing and bending. I am concerned a mechanic trying to get this installation done in 20 minutes would not have been very considerate trying to ram the receiver into place, so I guess take that all with a grain of salt and be aware. Other than that, very happy with the quality and the provided hardware.


My husband and his buddy installed it on my 2020 Mazda CX5. I don't know how that went but it got done ;-) We don't use it to tow anything. It is only used for our bike rack. It works great.


This HITCH one seemed to work fine but please see my review on the WIRING (splice vs plug in) you recommended and sent me. The wiring Did NOT work.

2024 Mazda CX-5

The product arrived ahead of time.

came packaged properly and with all the materials included.

The dealer wanted to charge $[XX] dollar for the hitch + $[XX] to install it.

It was installed within an hour and I saved $[XX]


Great service and install instructions were spot on. Installed in under 30 min. Hardest part is getting the exhaust rubber mounts loose....perfect fit and looks great..

2015 Mazda CX-5

They are having a problem putting it on the car. They are having to remove the muffler and the bolts keep coming out before they can be fitted. Not having a easy time with this. Also instructions are not matching car.

Etrailer Expert

Jenny N.


I hate to hear that the hitch was not an easy install. I wanted to ask if you could tell me how the manual did not match the install? I also included a video install below on a 2014 Mazda CX-5 for reference.


The Trailer was awesome and the self install video was great ! You guys saved me around $500 if I had bought it from the dealership. The e trailer tow hitch was 100 times better than the OEM. Thank you etrailer!!! You guys ROCK!!!!

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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2020 Mazda CX-5
    I recommend going with the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98902 for your 2020 Mazda CX-5 because it has a 2" receiver so you can use a wide variety of accessories, and then it has a matte black finish that is more durable and looks more OEM than the standard glossy black finishes that's common on trailer hitches. I have attached an installation video, instructions, and a photo of this hitch installed on a 2016 CX-5 that you can use as a reference. If you let me know what you plan...
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  • Mazda CX-5 Signature Hitch Installation and Trim Removal
    To install the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver item # e98902 on your 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature you will need to remove a two foot long L shaped panel that is beneath your vehicle. I have linked a diagram I made as well as an installation video. This trim piece will be completely unnoticeable once removed.
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  • Underbody Trim Removal for 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring Hitch Installation
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98902 is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring. As you noted, some Grand Touring models have an additional underbody trim piece that will need to be permanently removed for hitch installation. The installation steps describe it as a plastic underbody panel under the rear bumper held in place with two plastic fasteners. We have not seen this piece on any of the installs we have performed....
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  • How Much Does the etrailer Hitch for 2013 Mazda CX-5 Weigh
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98902 which is a fit for a 2013 Mazda CX-5 weighs around 34 lbs.
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  • Tools Needed to Install etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver on 2022 Mazda CX-5
    In order to install the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98902 on a 2022 Mazda CX-5 you'll need the following: - 3/4" Socket - 19mm Socket - Ratchet - Tape - Flathead Screwdriver - Pliers - Torque Wrench - Pry Bar
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  • Is Trimming Required to Install the etrailer Hitch # e98902 on My 2021 Mazda CX-5?
    For the etrailer Hitch # e98902, the only possible trimming you need to do is if the seam seals overhang on the housing locations on your 2021 Mazda CX-5. This is if you do not have a Grand Touring model. If you happen to have the Grand Touring Model, there is an underbody trim piece that needs to be removed to install the hitch. All of our current hitch receivers we carry for a Grand Touring model require this cut.
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  • Trailer Hitch For A 2022 Mazda CX-5
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit # e98902is confirmed to fit your 2022 Mazda CX-5. The trailer hitch has a bolt-on installation and has a matte black powder coat finish that is over a protective base coat that offers a superior rust resistance, it has an extra coating of paint to make it withstand the elements better then the other hitches. The trailer hitch has a maximum gross trailer weight up to 4,000 pounds and has a maximum tongue weight up to 600 pounds. I would...
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  • Recommended Hitch For A 2022 Mazda CX-5 Turbo
    When it comes to installing a trailer hitch on your 2022 Mazda CX-5 Turbo The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2 inch # e98902 is confirmed to fit your vehicle. The trailer hitch has a bolt-on installation with no welding required, it has a matte black powder coat finish over a protective base coat that offers superior rust resistance. I attached an installation video link below.
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  • What Vehicles Does etrailer Trailer Hitch # e98902 Fit
    The etrailer trailer hitch # e98902 is a custom hitch that only fits the Mazda CX-5. It does not fit any other vehicles. Specifically, it fits the CX-5 from 2013 to 2019, including the mid-2016.5 model year change. It isn't confirmed on the 2019 diesel model though.
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  • Recommended 2-Inch Trailer Hitch For 2024 Mazda CX-5
    The 2 inch trailer hitch I recommend for your 2024 Mazda CX-5 is the etrailer Trailer Hitch # e98902. This is the best due to its matte black powder coat which resists the inevitable scuffs better than other hitches.
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  • Can Wiring Harness Be Installed After The Trailer Hitch On 2019 Mazda CX-5
    The wiring for the 2019 Mazda CX-5 can be installed after the hitch part # e98902. The Class III hitch is a 2" hitch with a matte black so it will look nice on the Mazda. I have attached a helpful installation video for your reference. A lot of customers wait to install the wiring after the hitch when they decide to tow a trailer. If you are planning on towing a trailer you will need the Tekonsha T-One Vehicle Wiring Harness with 4-Pole Flat Trailer Connector...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch For A 2022 Mazda CX-5
    Yes, we do offer a custom fit hitch for your 2022 Mazda CX-5. I recommend the etrailer class 3 hitch # e98902. This has a 2" receiver and is rated for 600 lbs tongue weight. I am not sure what Thule bike rack you have, but this will be plenty strong even for larger bike racks and heavier bikes. It will be a bolt on installation similar to the last hitch you ordered. You will have to fish a few fasteners thru the frame with the included bolt leaders. It is also recommended to lower the exhaust...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack for a 2018 Mazda CX-5
    The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98902 is what I recommend for a 2018 Mazda CX-5. It has a 2" receiver tube opening with class III rating so it can be used with most hitch mounted bike racks.
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  • Is There a Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2023 Mazda CX-5
    The only trailer hitch options we currently offer for a 2023 Mazda CX-5 are from Draw-Tite, the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76138 is what I recommend. This is an excellent bolt-on option which requires no drilling or welding. It has a 2" opening which is great for towing or hitch mounted accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers.
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  • Will etrailer Hitch from 2020 Mazda CX-5 Also Fit 2023 Model
    The etrailer hitch part # e98902 that you have on your 2020 Mazda CX-5 also fits the 2023 model so it would work great for you on the new vehicle. Hitch install hardware is considered one time use though so you'd want to replace it with our part # RHK. Kyle says hi also.
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  • Trailer Hitch for 2013 Mazda CX-5 and Towingi Capacity
    Yes, the etrailer hitch part # e98902 is a confirmed fit for your 2013 Mazda CX-5 as it fits all models of the 2013 CX-5. The hitch is rated for towing a trailer that weighs up to 4,000 lbs. But it looks like your vehicle is only rated for towing up to 2,000 lbs so you'd be limited to that as overall capacity. For trailer wiring you'd then wan the Tekonsha kit part # 118563 as it installs very easily and also has a very reliable converter box. I attached an install video link for more info.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2021 Mazda CX-5
    For your 2021 Mazda CX-5 Turbo the etrailer hitch part # e98902 would be your best option. It's a 2 inch hitch with higher capacities that is mostly hidden. The 2 inch size has the most hitch accessories like bike racks made for it and also has higher weight capacities than the 1-1/4 inch size which will help with the bike rack and also if you end up towing. You'll need trailer wiring to tow your trailer which for that we have the Tekonsha kit part # 118746 which is our most reliable...
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  • Trailer Hitch that Fits Early and Late Model Versions of 2016 Mazda CX-5
    The good news is that hitches like the # e98902 fit both the early and late model versions of the 2016 Mazda CX-5 so either way this will give you a mostly hidden 2 inch hitch with plenty of towing capacity.
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  • Tongue Weight Capacity for 2014 Mazda CX-5 Trailer Hitch and Motorcycle Carrier
    The hitch is rated independent of the vehicle so with the 2014 Mazda CX-5 owners manual specifying a lower 200 lb capacity, that will be the max capacity including the carrier weight. The etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Matte Black Finish - Class III - 2" # e98902 is rated for a 600 lb tongue weight. This hitch will allow you to use a motorcycle carrier and motorcycle but you need to subtract the weight of the carrier from the 600 lb maximum.
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  • Replacement Mounting Hardware For Installing etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver On a 2023 Mazda CX-5
    I do see the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98902 you purchased for your 2020 Mazda CX-5 will also fit your new 2023 Mazda CX-5. The Replacement Hardware Kit # RHK will provide you with new hardware for the this receiver. Be sure to enter this hitch number when ordering the hardware kit to ensure you get the correct hardware. You will find the instructions for the receiver linked below.
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  • Which Hitch for 2018 Mazda CX-5 is Most Resistant to Corrosion
    Draw Tite uses an e-coat before powder coating their hitches like the part # 76138 but the etrailer hitch part # e98902 does not have an e-coat and instead uses an a-coat and from our experiences is less likely to flake and corrode.
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  • Will the Trailer Hitch for a 2020 Mazda CX 5 Fit a 2021 Mazda CX 5
    The trailer hitch I recommend for a 2021 Mazda CX 5 is the etrailer Trailer Hitch Receiver part # e98902 which offers a custom bolt-on fit with no cutting or drilling required. It also has a hidden design so the cross tube will not be visible once installed. It is a it for a 2020 model as well.
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  • Trailer Wiring Recommendation for 2021 Mazda CX-5
    The trailer wiring harness I recommend for your 2021 Mazda CX-5 is the Tekonsha part # 118746 as it installs easily and has the most reliable converter box as well. I attached an install video for more info on this as well. If you were looking for a trailer hitch too the etrailer part # e98902 is a really great mostly hidden option with plenty of towing capacity.
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  • Hitch Compatibility for Different Models Of Mazda CX-5
    There is 1 factor that determines if a hitch is compatible with your 2019 Mazda CX-5 Signature or not. It comes down to if it has a diesel engine. The turbo and naturally aspirated engines have no effect on hitch compatibility. There is several hitches available for the non diesels or gasoline models, and currently 1 for the diesel models. For your CX-5 I recommend the Trailer Hitch Receiver # e98902 since it's a gasoline model. It's a class III hitch so it will be the most...
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