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Trailer Hitch Fit For 2015 Ford Fiesta ST Hatchback

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I own a 2015 Fiesta ST and was wondering about fitment with the OEM rear splitter. I am pretty sure some cutting would be necessary. I am also curious about approximate receiver height. Trailer pulled will be apprx 1000 lbs, with a 100 lb tongue weight. Thanks.

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The 2015 Ford Fiesta ST is the hatchback model, and there are a pair of trailer hitches that will fit your car, the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch Receiver # 24961 and Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C11067. The accompanying photo is of a hitch on a Fiesta; I have also added a link to an install video so you can see exactly what you'll need to do. The only trimming you'll need to do is a 2" section of the heat shield which means there is no fascia trimming needed at all.

Though both hitches have the same ground clearance at the receiver, I recommend going with the Draw-Tite # 24961 because the tube of this hitch angles up slightly where it installs which means there is going to be more clearance on the sides, which also gives it a slightly more hidden look relative to the Curt.

Since you mentioned you will be towing there is a specific ball mount you will need, either the Draw-Tite Drawbar # 3594 if you go with the Draw-Tite hitch or the Curt Class II Drawbar # C45521 if you go with the Curt hitch. The Draw-Tite ball mount comes with a pin and clip but the Curt does require Pin and Clip # F-4. For a hitch ball for both you can use 1-7/8" Hitch Ball # A-80 or 2" Hitch Ball # A-82 depending on the size of your trailer's coupler.

Finally, you will also need wiring to power your trailer's lights and for a 2015 Ford Fiesta ST hatchback the compatible wiring harness is the Curt T-Connector Vehicle Wiring Harness # C56191. I have added a link to a video showing this harness being installed on a '15 Fiesta ST for you to take a look at.

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