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

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

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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 C13197 can be ordered online at or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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CURT Trailer Hitch - C13197

  • Class III
  • 2 Inch Hitch
  • 4000 lbs GTW
  • CURT
  • Concealed Cross Tube
  • 600 lbs 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: 4,000 lbs
    • Maximum tongue weight: 600 lbs
    • Not rated for use with weight distribution systems
  • 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.

13197 Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch Receiver

Installation Details C13197 Installation instructions

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Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III - 2" - C13197

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (27 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.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Everything was packaged neatly and arrived in great condition. The instructions where very close. There were 3 points on each wheel well not mentioned, but not difficult to adjust to. Everything was snug and went back perfectly. I was able to complete the install in about 1:45. It was challenging but because of the preparation and tool list, everything went well. Take it nice and slow and careful. Started using the hitch 10 minutes after completion.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Read this - extra information not provided in installation instructions.

This hitch is fine. Hole spacing was just barely accurate (needed to use dead blow mallet to mount to bumper). Instructions are missing two critical fasteners. They are mounted from the inside under the plastic shroud on the back of the cargo area. You'll need to create a modified tool (metric deep socket with hose (1/2 garden hose worked for me).


Trailer hitch was a perfect fit and the installation went well also.

2017 Infiniti QX30

I was advised by etrailer personal that C13197 could be installed to QX30S without any fascia cut modification. Unfortunately, it requires to cut not only the heat shield but also the rear fascia for QX30S to install this receiver. Fortunately, you wouldn't realize the cutting modification from outside, but you need to cut a lot from inside. The item itself can be strong enough for the spec, but I don't believe the car can go with the described tongue weight since the mounting plate for the car side is 2-3mm only. So I will use only for pulling. After the installation, the hitch receiver hight would be around 11 inches from the ground.

Unfortunately this trailer hitch does require heat shield and fascia trimming for installation. The linked installation instructions cover the required trimming to these pieces. In many cases, the capacity of the hitch is higher than the capacities of the tow vehicle. It is always important to know your vehicles tongue weight and towing capacity and stay within those capacities.
-- Etrailer Expert Victoria B - 01/06/2020


Had exactly what model I needed and delivered it to my installer in record time! Excellent service by Josh who went the extra mile in getting it to me quickly.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

The hitch for my wife's new GLA 250 was a perfect fit. I had a local mechanic install it. He charged 1 hour's labor and said it was a piece of cake. He's installed other Curt hitches for himself and customers. The fit on the car is also perfect with everything out of sight except the receiver. The cross frame is invisible and the hitch is recessed about 1 inch behind the plane of the bumper contact surface, so no scratches on another car with a gentle touch, not that we park by contact. The GLA has a rear view camera.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

I wouldn't say installation was easy but if you're a handy person it's not difficult. The instructions and pictures provided by etrailer made the hitch installation on my gls 250 pretty simple. Took us about an hour between 2 people. Thanks etrailer for a wonderful experience.

Product works as designed. One thing that happened afternoon installation was water was puddling in back floor. Took it to dealer and tje said was the hitch cuasing leaks. This is bull. When i started taking apart I noticed a rubber plug was missing from behind taillight. Must have fallen during installation. So be aware. Mercedes excuse for not wanting to honor warranty.
Fernando - 06/02/2021

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

The trailer hitch I ordered for my 2016 Mercedes GLA250 was the perfect solution for mounting a bicycle rack on my car. As indicated, the level of difficulty to install the hitch was high. I considered taking my car to a mechanic or body shop to perform the work but decided to tackle it myself. I have a broad assortment of tools and have done work on my own vehicles for years so opted to take on the job. The most difficult part of the installation for me was figuring out how to release the various body component clips and fasteners to remove the rear fascia. The hitch came with a set of step-by-step instructions with photos. Tackling the job myself would have been prohibitive without the detailed steps for disassembly and reassembly. I did find a few discrepancies in the instructions regarding bolt and socket sizes, but that was minor. The hitch is well designed for my vehicle and works perfectly with my bicycle rack. I have installed hitches on other SUVs I've owned which were a simple matter of bolting the hitch to the frame. Installation on my GLA250 was a much more involved process. If you plan to add a hitch to your GLA250 and are not comfortable working on cars, you might consider having a mechanic or body repair person do the work.

Still performing at expected
Phil K - 05/30/2017


Professional, courteous, and very helpful. etrailer were extremely responsive and helpful to get the trailer hitch, and associated other items, shipped to me in a timely manner. Excellent service!


Bought the hitch for my Mercedes GLA-250 4-Matic to tow my utility trailer and bike rack. Both work well with this hitch. Installation is relatively easy if you follow the directions. Watch the wheel trim while removing rear fascia, pull carefully so you don't bend the plastic out of shape.

The results performed and looked great. I recently towed 1800 lbs without any issues on my utility trailer. Great buy for the money.


Fits perfectly


Great quality, fast delivery!


So happy I purchased this for my Mercedes AMG GLA 45. Hitch installer made few adjustments for compatibility w/ AMG but otherwise has been perfect for my 2" bike hitch rack. Highly recommend!


Great fit and install

Pontiac Trans Sport Van

Bought this and had it installed on my GLA-250 Mercedes. Works beautifully when I need to transport bikes from home to college for my kids.


Great quality for a great price. The hitch is very professional. It looks and works great


Every time I purchase anything from E-trailer I have very happy. I've order on line and called and the customer service is the best. Thanks again

Chevrolet Orlando

Thanks for attention, soon be installing the product and I´m sure it would work. before you shop for a Chevy Orlando 12´ and runs perfect.

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Arrived in only a couple days and is very heavy duty. Will have no problem trusting it to tow what I need.


Great products and services
Highly r

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Works great. Had it installed at a local garage for about $100; no complaints from the mechanic.

2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class

Man, brilliant service. The massive corporations can’t deliver service like this, and shipping was inexpensive and fast to boot. Why would you use anyone else?


2019 Mercedes-Benz GLA


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    I reached out to my contact at Curt to make sure, but that double sided tape is not a sealant. Removing it will not allow any more water into your vehicle. My contact believes it is used for the painting process to keep overspray out of the threads where, but he said you'll notice holes in the frame behind that all over, so it isn't keeping anything sealed or weather proofed. You will not be compromising your vehicle to install the Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver - Custom Fit - Class III...
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  • Install Instructions Link Location for Curt Hitch that Fits 2017 Infiniti QX30
    I attached a link to this page under the "helpful info" heading (might have to scroll down) that is the install instructions for the Curt hitch # C13197. They use full color picture that detail the entire process of the install so it's exactly what you are looking for.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2017 Infiniti QX30
    The trailer hitch that I recommend for your 2017 Infiniti QX30 is the Curt Trailer Hitch # C13197. This is a Class III trailer hitch with a 2" receiver that is compatible with both the Sport and non-Sport models of the QX30 Unlike the Draw-Tite # 75223 which is not compatible with the Sport model. There isn't a 1-1/4" trailer hitch receiver available for your vehicle but even if there was a 2" receiver is the way to go anyways. This is because they typically have higher weight ratings...
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  • Tongue capacity for 2015 Mercedes GLA 250
    From the research I did on your 2015 Mercedes GLA 250 it appears the vehicle has a tongue weight capacity of 345 lbs which you could verify in your owners manual or with a Mercedes dealer. So with a hitch installed like the Curt # C13197 you'd just need to stay under that weight and you'd be fine.
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch for a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA
    The only two available trailer hitch options we offer for a 2018 Mercedes-Benz GLA at this time is the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 75223 and Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver part # C13197. The Curt hitch has a higher weight capacity for more peace of mind while towing so this is what I recommend.
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  • Hitch Availability for 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class & 2017 Infiniti QX30
    We do not yet show any confirmed Class I hitch fits for the 2017 Infiniti QX30 but Curt offers a 2-inch Class III hitch, part # C13197, which also fits the 2015 - 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class. This hitch does not fit your E-Class, however. We do have a 1-1/4-inch Class I hitch for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-300 sedan, part # C11454.
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  • Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2018 Infiniti QX30
    For the 2018 Infiniti QX30 we have the Curt trailer hitch part # C13197 which is a confirmed fit and would work well. It fits the Sport and non-Sport models too. It has plenty of towing capacity at 600 lb tongue weight and 4,000 lb total trailer weight. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118736 which is also a confirmed custom fit as well. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes with 2 ball mounts; one with a 3/4...
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  • Higher Capacity Trailer Hitch Recommendation for 2019 Infiniti QX30
    The hitch with the highest towing capacity for your 2019 Inifiniti QX30 is the Curt part # C13197 which fits both the Sport and non-Sport models. The capacities are 600 lb tongue weight and 4,000 lb total trailer weight. You'd have to also be sure not to exceed the towing capacity for your vehicle as well that's in the owners manual. For trailer wiring you'd then want the part # 118736. If you wanted to do some towing you might be interested in etrailer ball mount kit # 989900. It comes...
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  • Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch to Fit 2018 Infiniti QX30
    The Draw-Tite trailer hitch, part # 75223, does fit your 2018 Infiniti QX30 as long as you don't have the Sport model. If you have the Sport you need the Curt # C13197. Both hitches actually fit the Mercedes Benz GLA-Class as well and that's all we've had the chance to install them so that's the video you see. I've linked the video to this page for you. I've also linked the install details which doesn't have any exceptions or changes for the Infiniti compared to the Mercedes. If you...
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  • Trailer Hitch for a 2015 Mercedes GLA 250 to Carry a 235 Pound Motorcycle
    There are a couple of things you will want to check first before attempting to carry the motorcycle on your 2015 Mercedes GLA 250. First, consult the vehicle owners manual to determine the tongue weight capacity of the vehicle. If it is lower than the tongue weight capacity of the hitch then you must go by the lower rating. So let's say that the vehicle tongue weight capacity is 350 pounds just like the hitch # C13197. That means the combined weight of the carrier and the motorcycle cannot...
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  • Recommended Trailer Hitch Receiver For 2016 Mercedes-Belz GLA 45 AMG
    I wish there was, but the only trailer hitch receivers available for your 20116 Mercedes-Ben GLA 45 AMG are class III with a 2" receiver. Between the available hitches I recommend the Curt # C13197 due to it being made here in the USA and having a tougher powdercoat finish than competitors. This hitch has a hidden crosstube so only the receiver itself is visible once installed as you can see in the included picture. If you are needing a 1-1/4" receiver for one of your existing accessories...
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  • Trailer Hitch and 7-Way Trailer Connector for a 2015 Mercedes Benz GLA250
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  • Trailer Hitch Installation for 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250
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  • Will a Trailer Hitch Interfere with the Foot Tailgate Activation on a 2018 Mercedes GLA 250
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