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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4"

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Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately. Great Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" part number C11286 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C11286

  • Class I
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2000 lbs GTW
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • CURT
  • 200 lbs TW
  • Custom Fit Hitch

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


  • Custom fit is designed specifically for 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
  • Gloss black powder coat finish over protective base coat offers superior rust resistance
  • Sturdy, square-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitches assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class I
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 200 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.

11286 Curt Class 1 Trailer Hitch Receiver

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class I - 1-1/4" - C11286

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (184 Customer Reviews)

Perfect for light-duty towing, this custom, vehicle trailer hitch receiver features fully welded, gloss powder coated steel construction. Drawbar sold separately.


Hitch was a great addition to my car. Use for bike carrier, easy to install and instructions were spot on. etrailer's customer service was outstanding and would purchase other product when needed.

Hitch is working out great. Quality product.
EvK - 10/04/2022

Subaru XV Crosstrek

I purchased this hitch for my '16 Subaru Crosstrek. It arrived quickly and install took about 30 minutes. As you can see in the photos, it looks well integrated (not like an add-on). Using it with a Yakima Holdup bike rack.
Very pleased with the customer service from A friend recommended to me and I will do the same.


Still vary satisfied with the hitch. I use it mostly for attaching my bike rack. Even bought a Subaru cap to put on it when not in use.
Trysh - 08/07/2017

2012 Subaru Impreza

Hitch fit just as indicated. A bit of a pain enlarging holes but fortunately it was accomplished using a drill and boring tool. Whoever came up with the jig to pull the bolts through the holes is a genius. To anyone installing this or a similar hitch just “READ” and follow the instructions. Was able, though a bit tough installing by myself. Good luck torquing the bolts.....was able to get the forefront bolts to but getting the torque wrench on the back bolts was impossible, using a good socket wrench was the best I could do. On to the lighting assembly.....

Great, used it for a new bicycle rack. Worked great. Thanks
Ross - 06/25/2019


Great product, easy installation, good value as well.


Installation was pretty easy and took around 2-3 hours. I'd recommend using a digital torque wrench that is 24" or longer to tighten the bolts to the required torque OR an impact driver, then test the bolts with a torque wrench. (I borrowed both tools from my neighbor.) I've dragged it on the ground once while turning into a parking lot.

2012 Subaru Impreza

My wife and I installed this on my her Impreza 5-Door so that we could use the Thule TH990XT to carry our bikes. Installation requires us to enlarge two holes in the subframe. After that, the installation was extremely easy if you have two people working on it. The hitch receiver looks great and does not stick out beyond the bumper at all. We don't even notice it when the bike rack is not on there.

2013 Subaru Impreza

This hitch fit our 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport perfectly. Watching the video of this hitch being installed was very helpful. I watched the video several times during the installation process to make sure I was doing it properly. I backed the rear wheels onto car ramps to create an adequate working space. My only suggestion would be to make the 1/2" bolts a little longer to make threading the nut on easier.

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

The hitch arrived quickly from etrailer! I purchased a discounted model with a few cosmetic scratches on it? Guess what the scratches are hidden by the bumper of my 2014 Subaru XV Crostrek! Install took approximately 60 minutes. The paper instructions weren't easy to understand, but after watching the install video from your site, a couple of times it went smoothly!
I have also purchased the Swagman Chinook 2 bike platform carrier to be installed soon.

2017 Subaru Crosstrek

The hitch install took me a couple of hours including gathering all the tools, and waiting a bit for the touch up paint to dry around the enlarged holes. It was very easy and I was able to do it by myself. The complaint I have is someone at etrailer put their sticker upside down on hitch.

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Easy installation. The fish wire worked great! I had my doubts at first.

This will make transporting my bicycles a piece of cake.

P.S. I installed the hitch on a Crosstrek Hybrid, fit perfectly.


Good price, shipped right away. A mechanic friend installed for me, though I could have muddled through myself and bashed a knuckle or two. It has worked perfectly! No complaints, completely satisfied with the product. My picture isn't of the hitch, but what it allows :)

2013 Subaru Impreza

Very satisfied with the product! The installation was as easy as it looked on your [online] videos (which are really helpful by the way)! Delivery Time was great as well.

Thanks for a job well done!


What a great hitch and heavy duty. I use it for a bike rack and it keep the bikes far from the rear door as the hitch is flush with the bumper.
It only took about 1 hour to install.


A stupid mistake (admittedly) and some carelessness caused me to accidentally throw out the original hardware that came with this thing in the box. Turns out it costs over $60 to get a new hardware set, which is half of the original price of the entire hitch. Would have given 5 stars if not for that, because that is just straight up greedy and not okay.

2016 Subaru Impreza

Great instructions, good quality, but a huge pain to install if you have any sort of aftermarket exhaust. If you have an aftermarket exhaust where the tip is extended beyond the normal tip length, I highly recommend taking the exhaust off before you try to install it. It fits with my Borpa 11843 axleback but it may not fit at all with a different one.

2014 Subaru Impreza

easy install, just be sure you have the correct brackets with the correct sized bolts! (The ones that go inside the frame rail) There are two different sizes.

2015 Subaru Impreza

The hitch was an easy install. My friend JP did not believe the fish method would work. He changed his mind. The install took about an hour. Works great with my bike rack. Will recommend to others.

2015 Subaru Impreza

Super easy to install. Minimal amount of filing/drilling necessarily. Self install took about 25 min start to finish.


A friend of mine helped me install the hitch on my car, and it installed just as the directions and video indicated. Though it was tricky at times, the video was very helpful and I am very happy with the product.


This hitch is great just slightly harder to install than videos show. It also needs adjusting every few months because the vibrations of regular driving move it out of place so it runs on the muffler…despite cranking the bolts has tight as they can go.

Aside from the noise it causes when it has vibrates out of place this hot h is absolutely amazing and easy and convenient and a wonderful cheaper solution that having Subaru install a hitch. And if you’re a better mechanic than me (who isnt!) I’m guessing you won’t have any issues installing it. Awesome product and awesome company.

2015 Subaru Impreza

Product ordering was easy. The part arrived when advertised, the trailer hitch fit perfectly on my 2015 Subaru Impreza 5-door and the trailer light converter worked as designed. I was very happy with this purchase.


I used a dremel tool to expand just two corners of the holes on the car frame instead of making the entire holes larger. The point is to get the plates and the bolts through it, so it's not necessary to make the entire hold larger. Kind of like o->{} instead of o->O.

After getting the bolts in place, I used a bunch of strong magnets to hold them there, just so I don't accidentally push them back in while putting the hitch in place. Remember there are two different sizes of bolts/nuts/fish-wires.

Everything went smoothly until the last torque'ing part. There's barely enough room on the left side (without the exhaust pipe) to make this happen. On the right side, it's practically impossible without lowering the muffler. I got the left side exactly at 110/70 ft-lb, but I had to wing it for the right side. That's the only reason I knocked one star off.

All in all, I managed to do it all by myself and it looks nice. I like how it points up ever so slightly, too.

Hitch has been great. The rear-end of the car sagged with any load on it, so I swapped the rear springs with stiffer, but still standard height, ones made by King Springs. The car is perfect now.
Richard L - 05/31/2016

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Prompt shipping, great product and thanks for including items to help make installation easier.


Loved the directions and video for installation. The pull wire was great but I used a piece of looped electrical wire to help grab it through holes to save time. I used a cooler to sit the hitch on which made it very easy for me to start the nuts on the back bolts. A great custom fit which made the job easy enough for one person at 40 - 50 minutes.

very happy with hitch
StephenG - 03/05/2017

2015 Subaru Impreza

Had the local repair shop install the hitch. Cost less than $100. It's barely visible from the rear. Holds our bike rack steady. Very pleased with the hitch, the price, the prompt delivery and the courteous service from etrailer.

Absolutely no problems after a year of use. Very pleased.
A. A - 10/11/2018

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  • Measurements From Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver for 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
    On the Curt Class I Trailer Hitch # C11286, the distance from the center of the hitch pin hole to the forward end of the receiver tube is 5 inches. I spoke with my contact at Curt and confirmed this measurement. I have attached a photo showing the measurements of the receiver for you. I have also linked an installation video of this hitch on a 2015 XV Crosstrek.
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  • Hitch Availability for a 2013 Subaru Impreza
    The only hitches we offer for your 2013 Subaru Impreza are Class I 1-1/4 inch hitches like the part # C11286 which will fit if you have a hatchback with single exhaust. Class III 2 inch hitches are only used on vehicles with higher capacities like trucks and SUVs. I attached a page that has all of the hitches we offer for your 2013 Subaru Impreza.
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  • Availability of Hitch for 2015 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan
    I spoke with my contact at Curt Manufacturing and he said they would be coming out with a hitch for the 2015 Subaru Impreza WRX. He could not give me an exact date when the hitch would be available, but said most likely within two or three months, depending on when the 2015 is released and available for fitting. Curt is the only manufacturer that is making hitches for the WRX models.
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  • Which Curt Trailer Hitch Fits 2013 Subaru Impreza
    For your 2013 Subaru Impreza we have the Curt hitch part # C11286 as a confirmed fit which I'd recommend. The Curt hitches are overall the highest quality and have the most durable powder coat as well. I attached an install video link and picture of the hitch installed for you to check out as well.
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  • Parts Included, Installation, and Ground Clearance of Hitch C11286 on a 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek
    The bolt leader is included with Curt trailer hitch # C11286 for your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek. As for your second question I think you mean can the hitch be installed without a lift. Yes, it can, a lift makes it easier for sure, especially when filming installations (video linked for you). You might find it is easier to install if you jacked up the rear of the vehicle and put it on jack stands. For ground clearance it will measure approximately 13-1/2 inches from the ground to the bottom...
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  • What Stabilizing Strap is Needed for Curt Class I Hitch C11286 for 2016 Subaru Crosstrek
    The strap they're referring to is # 18050. One end of the strap would loop around the upright of the bike rack, the other would clip into the seam between the hatch and the vehicle roof. I've linked you to a video showing how that works. Because of the small wing above the rear window that the strap would need to pass over, I'm not sure I'd be comfortable using the strap, my fear being that the strap could abrade the paint over time or damage the wing. So this leaves you with three options....
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation For 2015 Subaru Impreza Hatchback
    We do have a trailer hitch for your 2015 Impreza Hatchback if it has a single exhaust. The hitch I recommend is the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver, part # C11286. This is a Class 1 hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. Per a note from Curt, All non-trailer loads - bike racks, cargo carriers and so forth - should be supported with stabilizing straps like part # 18050. Failure to properly support these loads will void your hitch warranty from Curt.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2014 Subaru Impreza
    If your 2014 Subaru Impreza Sport is the 5-Door Wagon model, then the correct Curt hitch for your vehicle will be the Curt Class I Receiver Hitch # C11286. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C11120 referenced in your question is designed for the WRX and WRX Sti models, which you stated you do not have. The Curt Class I Hitch # C11286 will work great on your vehicle and provide you with 1-1/4 inch receiver opening and has a 200 pound tongue weight capacity (the vertical weight that is applied downward...
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  • Class III Trailer Hitch with 2 Inch Receiver for a 2015 Subaru Impreza Sport 5-Door Hatchback
    I think the confusion is in the use of the term wagon. It appears that for 2015 there were no wagon models, just 4-door sedans and 5-door hatchbacks. So if you look at the video I have linked for Curt trailer hitch # C11286 you will see it is an Impreza Sport 5-door hatchback which hitch manufacturers are calling the wagon. If yours looks like the one in the video then Draw-Tite hitch # 76084, shown for wagons, would fit provided your model has a single exhaust pipe.
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch C11286 Fit a 2016 Subaru Impreza Sport 5-Door
    Curt trailer hitch # C11286 is listed as a fit for the 2016 Subaru Impreza 5-door wagon with single exhaust. So if your sport model is the 5-door wagon/hatchback and has single exhaust then this hitch will fit. We have had numerous customers install this hitch on the Sport wagon/hatchback models. The important thing is the single exhaust. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. If you want to use the hitch for an accessory such as a bike rack or cargo carrier then...
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  • Needing Replacement Hardware Kit for a Curt Hitch That Fits a 2016 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Wagon
    We have a kit that will work for your hitch. When ordering use # RHK and at the product page you will see a field box that is labeled "Hitch Item Number." In this box enter # C11286 and then select Curt under the Manufacturer drop down box. Then click on the Add to Cart button. You will have to re-enter the same information one more time at the your cart for verification.
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  • Hitch Recommendations for a 2012 Subaru Impreza Sport 5 door
    I wish there was a hitch available for your 2012 Subaru Impreza that had a 2 inch opening, but at this time all we have is Class I hitches with a 1-1/4 inch opening. The Curt Trailer Hitch # C11120 that your referenced would be a good hitch as long as you have Quad Exhaust on your vehicle. If you have single exhaust you would want a Curt Hitch # C11286. I attached instructions for both hitches. As far as how hidden they will be, I attached a picture that shows both of these hitches installed...
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  • Cargo Carrier Recommendation for a 2013 Subaru Impreza Sport with Curt Hitch Installed
    When we installed the Curt Hitch part # C11286 on a 2013 Subaru Impreza like yours we found that after the install was complete there was 10 inches from the top of the hitch opening down to the ground. That's not a whole lot of ground clearance, and the part # C18145 does not have a rise in the shank like you mentioned. Realistically the bottom of the carrier would sit around 9 inches from the ground. You would have to consider the elevation changes and curbs you would need to climb in...
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  • Will Curt Trailer Hitch 11120 Fit a Base Model 2013 Subaru Impreza Hatchback with Single Exhaust
    Curt trailer hitch # C11120 is only listed as a fit for 2011 Impreza hatchbacks with quad exhaust and 2012 to 2014 WRX/WRX STi hatchback models with quad exhaust. It hasn't been tested or confirmed to fit a base model. I wouldn't say it is more hidden than Curt hitch # C11286 which fits the single exhaust hatchback models. On both vehicles/hitches, only the receivers are visible. I have included a picture showing hitch # C11286 on a single exhaust hatchback model for you. I think the...
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  • Availability of Trailer Hitch that Fits Both Subaru Impreza and Crosstek XV
    There is a Curt hitch that is a confirmed fit for both the 2015 Subaru Impreza (hatchback and single exhaust models) and the 2015 Subaru Crosstek XV, but it is a Class I hitch. Check out Curt trailer hitch # C11286. This hitch is great for light towing or carrying up to two bikes on a hitch mounted bike rack. Curt Class III Hitch # C13135 is a confirmed fit for a 2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek (hatchback and single exhaust models), but is not a fit for the Impreza which only takes Class I hitches.
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  • Curt Hitch Recommendation for a 2014 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid
    I spoke to my contact at Curt and he confirmed that the Curt Hitch part # C11286 that you referenced will fit your 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid. If you waned a Class III hitch with a 2 inch opening that would give you more flexibility for hitch accessories like bike racks and cargo carriers you would want the Curt Hitch part # C13135.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver for a 2012 Subaru Impreza Hatchback
    I do have an option for you but the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11408 you are referring to is for the sedan version of the 2012 Subaru Impreza. As you have the hatchback version you will want to use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C11286.
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  • Safety of Installing Trailer Hitch on 2014 Subaru Impreza Hatchback
    The Curt Class I Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11286 that you referenced is custom designed for your 2014 Subaru Impreza (as long as it's not the WRX or WRS STi model), which means it will line up to existing holes in the frame rails of the vehicle and bolt right up to them. This eliminates the need for any drilling so you don't need to share the same worries as your local Subaru dealer with regards to modifying the frame. The Curt hitches in particular use a superior black powder coat finish...
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  • Curt Class I Hitch Fit for 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Hatchback with Single Exhaust
    The correct Curt Class I hitch for your 2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door Hatchback with single exhaust is part # C11465. I confirmed this with my contact at Curt. The other hitch # C11286 is a fit only for 2012 through 2015 model years. The Sport designation does not matter in this case. Thank you for noticing this; we will make the correction on our website.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Won't Fit on my 2017 Subaru Impreza
    I was able to look up your order and saw that you had purchased the Curt trailer hitch part # C11286. Unfortunately this hitch will fit Subaru Impreza 5 door wagons from 2012-2016. There was a design change for the 2017 models. The correct Curt trailer hitch receiver for your 2017 Subaru Impreza 5 door wagon is part # C11465.
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock for 1-1/4 Inch Hitch on 2015 Subaru Impreza
    There is a trailer hitch receiver lock that works with the 1-1/4 inch receiver of the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11286 that fits your 2015 Subaru Impreza, though the lock you mentioned is only a fit for 2 inch hitch receivers. Instead, for a similar lock I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver Lock # C23517. This is similar to the lock you mentioned but is compatible with smaller hitch receivers; it is made of stainless steel so it is highly resistant to any corrosion and comes...
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  • Hitch Fit for 2016 Subaru Impreza Sedan with Aftermarket Axle Back Exhaust System
    Let me begin by saying that the hitches are designed to fit around a stock exhaust, so I can't speak to whether or not your existing aftermarket axle back exhaust would interfere. If the exhaust does interfere, a muffler shop could most likely make things work for you. For the sedan Impreza model, I'd recommend the Curt Class I hitch, part # C11408. I'll link to an install video, where you can see how the hitch fits in regard to the exhaust, which will give you an idea of if it will fit...
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  • Class I Compatible Bike Rack Recommendation for a 2012 Subaru Impreza
    All of the trailer hitches for the 2012 Subaru Impreza are Class I trailer hitches with a 1-1/4 inch receiver. This means that you must use a bike rack that is Class I compatible AND you are limited to carrying 2 bikes maximum on the vehicle. A Class I trailer hitch cannot withstand the stress of having a third or more bikes on a rack because they will be too far from the receiver and the torque can damage the hitch and vehicle. I do not recommend using an adapter because doing so will...
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for a 2015 Subaru Impreza Hatchback Non-WRX
    I checked with Curt and the Curt Hitch part # C11286 that you referenced has been confirmed to fit the 2015 Subaru Impreza hatchback but it excludes WRX and WRX STi models.
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