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

Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 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. Lowest Prices for the best trailer hitch from CURT. Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" part number C12013 can be ordered online at or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C12013

  • Class II
  • 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
  • 2500 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Visible Cross Tube
  • 250 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
  • Stylish, round-tube design
  • Drawbar, pin and clip sold separately
  • Hitch assembled in the USA, bolts overseas


  • Receiver opening: 1-1/4" x 1-1/4"
  • Rating: Class II
    • Maximum gross trailer weight: 2,500 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 250 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.

12013 Curt Class 2 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C12013 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class II - 1-1/4" - C12013

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (39 Customer Reviews)

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

by: 05/25/2021

WestBestCoast but live in winter rain forest. Saw little rust underside of 2004 Matrix. Seeing all the horror stories of unworkable/usable threads... I PB Blaster then stuffed in plugs to keep the fluid from dripping out. Let sit/spray a couple times per week. (where googles when working with chemicals. the pb blaster straw catches and like a rubber band flings out that most likely hazardous chemical). Spun in a tap, in/out/clean in/out clean and did see some debris coming out, about as much as smashed 3 rice grains per hole. Ordered from etrailer, didn't want the delivered no fee shipping in 3 weeks, chose the [upgraded shipping] to get in like 4 days, wow that was fast EastCoast to WestBestCoast during cov19! Email shows Andrew T, Justin R, George J handled my order, Andrew T packaged. Whomever put that tape on should go to work for NASA. All NASA needs is to have Andrew T tape together the rockets, no need for expensive engineered systems, just need Andrew T and a roll of tape LOL! It took me longer to remove the tape than to install the hitch!

No need for extra person/hands/brain when u have blocks of wood!

I'm having trouble finding anywhere with stock on a bike rack accessory attachment during cov19.

etrailer a nice place to do business with!

2008 Toyota Matrix

Pictures attached from my Hitch install on my (new to me) 2008 Toyota Matrix XR. Nice easy install and looks good. I was concerned that the "rear spoiler" would be a problem. It was not an issue. The wiring harness was also an easy install.

The dealer wanted about $500 for the whole job including the wiring harness. After I looked at the video clips, I decided to do it all myself. I'm very pleased with the whole process and the results speak for themselves.

Toyota Matrix

Bolted on in minutes. Do yourself a favor and have a tap handy for the factory attachment points. My Matrix had M12 x 1.25. Not common.


No fooling around hitch, bolt it up and quickly and safely install your hitch mount bike carrier whenever you need to hit the trails. The receiver is up tight to the lower bumper lip and yet is easily spotted when installing the bike carrier Strongly recommend, we have installed the exact fit hitches on two different Prius’s and one matrix to haul two bikes at highway speeds regularly

2003 Toyota Matrix

Trailer hitch was delivered promptly and adequately packaged. The longest part of this installation was getting my hands on the right TAP for the job. Living in the north east and having four seasons, coupled with having the car for 15 years, sure shows the signs of some rust. I sprayed some WD40 in the welded nuts and let it soak while I figured out how and where to get the right size TAP. A few days later a neighbor was kind enough to lend me the perfect size. For some reason it's easier to find the holy grail than that size of TAP in my area.

I tapped the welded nuts and got all the years worth of rust and crud off. Then I used a small hydrolic jack to prop up the trailer hitch. I used loctite on the bolts and tightened them to the recommended torque. The entire install was surprisingly simple. The hardest part was finding the TAP and boring the holes.

The trailer hitch looks well built and fits perfect.


The hitch is very well built and their service was excellent.
Came with everything to bolt right on the vehicle.
Bought it to mount on the back of a Toyota Matrix to be able to mount a bike rack. Works great!!

by: 06/23/2021

Thanks etrailer. The hitch I received for my Toyota Matrix fit perfectly. It is for a Saris bike rack that we already have.

The only challenge with the installation was getting the frame holes ready for installation. The Matrix has spent over 10 winters on New England and Midwest roads so there was lots of dirt and grime. A few wire brushes, some PB Blaster, your videos and about 4 hours of patience and elbow grease and I was able to mount the hitch without problems. Thanks again!

2010 Toyota Matrix

Another great product for an excellent price from Fast delivery as promised. This hitch, for my 2007 Matrix XR, went on flawlessly in about 10 minutes with a helper. Couldn't be happier with the hitch or the buying experience.

Still a great product one year later! We have a Curt Trailer Hitch on both our cars. The only way to transport bikes. My brother-in-law got one for Mazda Miata after seeing ours. He loves his too!
Jim R - 06/01/2019

2003 Toyota Matrix

Fairly happy with this product. There is a bit more "give" in the connection where I insert the hitch. Would t tho see that tighter, but otherwise pleased.

Natalie, thank you for your review. I am not sure what accessory you are putting in the hitch but an anti-rattle device such as part # RM-061-125
Roadmaster Quiet Hitch for 1-1/4" Trailer Hitches
should help tighten up the play.
-- Etrailer Expert Heather A - 04/18/2018


Easy to install. Very well constructed.


I ordered a trailer hitch and several other items that I needed for the install from etrailer. I will not get a chance to do the install for a week or so; but I have to comment on the delivery. My package arrived in just a few days. I get lots of items shipped to me; but just the care that was taken in the packaging really impressed me. The smaller items all came neatly packaged in a separate box within the shipping container. All items were securely packaged so there was no shifting or rattling. The outside box was heavy cardboard with a perfectly placed lifting handle. I've checked all the items out and everything is there, and the quality of all the products is excellent. I have no doubt that I will be pleased with the outcome of the install itself. Very impressive so far. I will likely be ordering more products from this company in the future.

2005 Toyota Matrix

I ordered this for my 2005 Matrix XRS and it is a great fit! The install was very simple and the installation directions were very clear and easy to do. I would definitely recommend this to anyone in need of a hitch for their Matrix. We've towed a small fiberglass trailer many miles over the last year with no problems at all.

2004 Toyota Matrix

Excellent product & customer service. This hitch & wiring harness C55522 fits my 2004 matrix XR perfectly, install in last than an hour. 10-1/2” hitch height off ground.

2006 Toyota Matrix

The hitch went in without any issues. It looks great and does the job! I did not have the rusting issues a bunch of other comments referred to... I just cleaned out the bolt holes with a wire brush and the bolts went in just fine. I did put some thread lock in there just in case.

Toyota Matrix

Fit perfectly on the XR and had no issues on the installation. With a 5" rise, the base of the coupler is about 14.25" off the ground.

Good morning! The products have held up great. Thank you for checking in. Ill be looking into a hitch mounted back rack pretty soon.
Ben C - 07/20/2018

2005 Toyota Matrix

Perfect fit and very easy to bolt in. Excellent quality and would definitely recommend. Thx

2005 Toyota Matrix

No complaints! My friend installed it fairly quickly. My bike rack fits on it great as well.

2005 Toyota Matrix

Excellent Hitch, and the easiest installation. 4 Bolts and you're done! No Cutting, no removal of anything. Just hold it up, and bolt it in. Couldn't be easier!!!

Very Happy Customer =)


After finally getting the rust out of the weldnuts using a tap, the installation was a breeze: took about five minutes. Fits snugly and is hardly noticeable under the bumper. Looks like a high quality product. Thanks!

2005 Toyota Matrix

Very easy to install. Fits perfectly. Just had to clean out the holes on the frame and it went on. Only challenge was mounting it on the driver side due to the exhaust being in the way.

2003 Toyota Matrix

Product is high quality, service form etrailer was great. Very fast shipping.


Fits perfectly and shipped fast. Now I can haul my CR250R with a Matrix!


Everything worked exactly as stated in the description. Bolted together perfectly and wiring works wonderful. Absolutely no complaints.


Easy to install even by yourself (would be easier with a second set of hands). I would recommend buying an M12 x 1.25 tap to clean out the threads if you live anywhere where there is snow because they are pretty much unusable unless you run a tap through them.


Easy to install. Did need to get a thread chaser for the treads on the car frame. Fit perfectly.

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See what our Experts say about this CURT Trailer Hitch

  • Hitch Installation on 2008 Toyota Matrix XR
    On some models of the Matrix, the muffler heat shield is installed in such a way that it would be sandwiched in between the hitch and the underside of the vehicle. If this is the case, the heat shield would either need to be trimmed away or removed so that the mounting flanges of the # C12013 hitch are in direct contact with the underside of the frame rail as shown in the provided diagram. If you do have to remove the heat shield, don't worry. The hitch is much more substantial than then...
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  • Why Would Trailer Hitch Install Bolts be Hard to Thread Into Vehicle Frame
    It may not seem like rust or dirt but I can guarantee you there is something in the threads of the weld nut that isn't allowing the bolts to thread in. It doesn't take much to jam up the threads and prevent the bolts from threading in. I have included a few links on hitch installation tips, cleaning weld nuts, and a video on cleaning weld nuts for you.
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  • Installation of Curt Class II Hitch C12013 on 2005 Toyota Matrix XR
    Curt's 1-1/4-inch Class II round tube hitch # C12013 is a confirmed fit on the AWD 2005 Toyota Matrix XR and XRS and offers no-drill installation. The hitch will bolt to the bottom of the car's frame rails using the included hardware. Heat shield trimming may be required but no other mods are necessary; no fascia trimming is required. We have not had a chance to photograph this hitch installed on your 2005 Matrix but at least the center portion of the main hitch cross tube will likely...
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  • 2003 Toyota Matrix XR Trailer Hitch Receiver Options
    You have two options that will work with the 2003 Toyota Matrix XR models. Both are Class II 1-1/4 inch hitch receivers, but there are some visual and capacity differences between the two. The Draw-Tite option # 24812 will be more visible than the other and will have less capacity. The Curt option # C12013 which I recommend is less visible and has more weight capacity. I recommend the Curt option because it's more hidden and has a maximum gross trailer weight of 2,500 lbs and a maximum...
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  • Hitch Recommendation for a 2008 Toyota Matrix XR That Does Not Require Removing the Rear Fascia
    You should check out the Hidden Hitch Trailer Hitch # 60965. This hitch does not require that you remove the rear fascia on the Matrix XR models for installation. I attached installation instructions for this product for you to check out. Curt does require the use of their Support Strap # 18050 with any non-trailer loads so you will want to look at it to keep within the warranty guidelines of the hitch. Since this hitch is a Class II hitch you will need to pick out a bike rack that is...
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  • Trailer Hitch Receiver from a Toyota Matrix to Fit on a 2013 Toyota Corolla
    There are trailer hitch receivers available for a 2013 Toyota Corolla however the Curt Class II # C12013 is not a confirmed fit. It's confirmed to fit the 2003 - 2008 Toyota Matrix XR and XRS. All of the hitches available for the Corolla are Class I, like the Draw-Tite # 24913. This hitch is rated for 2000 pounds or 200 pounds of tongue weight. It also does not require the use of a support strap with non-trailer loads, like a bike rack, like the Curt does.
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  • Comparing Trailer Hitches # 12221 and # C12013 for a 2007 Toyota Matrix
    I went out to the warehouse and examined the Curt Hitch # 12221 and # C12013. While they are similar, there is a key difference in the designs. From the top of the mounting brackets on each side of the hitch down to the bottom of the receiver, hitch # C12013, hangs lower. This makes sense because it is designed to fit all models including XR and XRS of the 2003 to 2008 Toyota Matrix. Some models have a rear fascia that hangs lower so a hitch that hangs lower is needed. Since you have...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2005 Toyota Matrix XR
    Currently, there are 2 trailer hitches that will fit your 2005 Toyota Matrix XR. One Class-I # 24812 (Draw-Tite) and one Class-II # C12013 (Curt). With that said, they are all good products but I would most certainly go with the Class-II Curt hitch # C12013 because it will provide a higher tongue weight capacity of 250 pounds and Class-II will work with Class-1 and Class-2 accessories. As a result, giving you more options to choose from. With the Curt trailer hitch, if you plan on adding...
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  • Recommended Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2007 Toyota Matrix XR
    The reason the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12228 is not listed as a confirmed fit on your 2007 Toyota Matrix XR is because it was designed to fit the 2009-2013 Matrix. For your 2007 Matrix XR you will need to use the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C12013 which is the only confirmed fit for your vehicle made by Curt, and as you can see in the picture I included, it will install very close to the rear bumper to give you plenty of ground clearance. You will need to use the Stabilizing...
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  • Correct Trailer Hitch for a 2006 Toyota Matrix XR
    The trailer hitch options for a 2006 Toyota Matrix XR are the Draw-Tite Sport Frame Receiver Hitch part # 24812 and the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12013 which both have a 1-1/4" receiver tube opening. I recommend the Curt Trailer Hitch because of the higher class rating which will allow for more hitch mounted accessories to be used. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12923 is not a good option. The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C12013 however is and will not require...
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  • Recommended Cargo Carrier Compatible with 2007 Toyota Matrix XR
    The Curt # C18151 cargo tray you referenced is only compatible with a Class III hitch with a 2 inch receiver opening. The hitches available for your Matrix XR are Class I or II that have a 1-1/4 by 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. There are adapters available that allow you to use a 2 inch accessory in a 1-1/4 inch receiver, but using them cuts the tongue weight capacity of the hitch (maximum amount of downward force that can be safely applied without damaging the hitch) by half. Also, the...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Ground Clearance for a 2006 Toyota Matrix XRS and Curt Trailer Hitch # C12013
    The Curt trailer hitch # C12013 will have the receiver just below the rear fascia on your 2006 Toyota Matrix. Take a look at the review with pictures on the product page to get an idea of where it will be. Curt does say that you need to use a stabilization strap, # 18050, for any non-trailer loads such as a bike rack. It will be close to the ground and steep inclines like driveways could cause the hitch to scrape on the ground. Going with the Class II is the right way to go. It will...
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  • Trailer Hitch Fit for 2007 Toyota Matrix XR
    All available hitches made for your 2007 Toyota Matrix XR include both Class I and Class II types in the 1-1/4-inch size. All are shown on the linked page. You'll notice all three options, parts # 24812, # C12221 and # C12013, share a very similar overall design; this is due to all of them using the same mounting points on the car's frame. This means that there will not be much if any difference between the installations. Ground clearance will not be markedly better or worse with any hitch. If...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Bike Rack Recommendations for a 2006 Toyota Matrix
    There are Class I and II trailer hitches available for your 2006 Toyota Matrix. With a Class I hitch you are limited to just 2 bikes. With a Class II you can carry up to 4 safely. The Class II hitches available, # C12013 for XR and XRS models and # C12221 for all other models, also require the use of a stabilization strap, # 18050, for the Curt warranty requirements. Still this is the best way to go if you want to carry more than 2 bikes. Platform style racks are great because they can...
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  • What is the Ground Clearance on Curt Trailer Hitch C12013 on a 2008 Toyota Matrix
    I spoke with my contact at Curt and the measurement from where the hitch mounts to the frame down to the top of the receiver is 6.69 inches on Curt trailer hitch # C12013. From the top of the receiver to the bottom is 1-3/4 inches. I have included a picture a customer submitted showing the hitch installed to give you a better idea of where it will be on the vehicle. I have also included a link to the installation instructions for you to view. If you are planning on doing some towing the...
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  • Which Ball Mount Goes with Curt Trailer Hitch for a 2006 Toyota Matrix
    The draw bar or ball mount recommended for Curt trailer hitch # C12013 is ball mount # C45521. For a 1-7/8 inch ball use # 19257 and for a 2 inch ball use # 19258. Then for a pin and clip use # F-4. And for trailer wiring you can use # 118386 to add a 4-Way flat connector to the rear of your 2006 Toyota Matrix. I have linked a video review of the wiring harness for you.
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  • Hitch and 4 Bike Recommendation for a 2003 Toyota Matrix
    To carry more than 2 bikes with your 2003 Toyota Matrix you will need to upgrade your hitch to a Class II hitch like the Curt Hitch part # C12013. Class I hitches are limited to only carrying 2 bikes, any more than that and the location of the additional bikes would cause excessive leverage on the hitch and could potentially damage it. The Swagman Original 4 Bike rack part # S64400 would not work for you as it is designed for 2 inch hitches. The Thule Hitching Post part # TH934XTR would...
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  • Availability of Class III Hitch w/ 2 Inch Receiver for 2007 Toyota Matrix
    All the hitches available for the Toyota Matrix are either Class I or II which use a 1-1/4 inch receiver tube. This being said, there's still options available that might work for you. For the best capacity, I'd recommend the Curt Class II hitch, part # C12013 which has a 250lb tongue weight capacity and a 2500lb towing capacity. For non trailer loads like bike racks and cargo carriers, the hitch warranty stipulates that a stabilizing strap like part # 18050 should be used. Most folks...
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  • Difference Between Trailer Hitches C12221 & C12013 On 2007 Toyota Matrix
    Yes, you are correct the differences are that on # C12221 the heat shield modification may be required, and lower fascia may need to be trimmed for hitch installation. On the # C12013 a heat shield modification may be required. It does not need a fascia modification, which presents an easier install on the 2007 Toyota Matrix. Also the # C12013 fits the 2003 - 2008 Toyota Matrix XR and XRS. The # C12221 fits Canadian models of the Matrix FROM 2009 - 2013 (Toyota Matrix,) and 2003 -...
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  • Trailer Hitch and Wiring for a 2005 Toyota Matrix
    Curt trailer hitch # C12221 would be a good option as long as your 2005 Toyota Matrix is not an XR or XRS model. If it is an XR or XRS model then # C12013 would be the best option for a Curt hitch. These are both Class II hitches which means you have to use the ball mount recommended by the hitch manufacture so as not to void the hitch warranty. This will limit the amount of rise you can get to be able to tow the trailer level. Based on the picture you have sent you will need a good amount...
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