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What is the Difference Between the 2 Available Draw-Tite Hitches for 2020 Honda Odyssey?

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I have a 2020 Honda Odyssey and am looking for a hitch that can be used with our hitch mounted bike rack. I'm noticing 2 hitches from Draw-Tite but can't tell the difference? Which one fits my van?

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This is a great question- to start, both of them will fit on your 2020 Honda Odyssey and they both have the same 2" receiver and towing capacity.

The difference between the 2 is that the Draw-Tite Max Frame # 76171 leaves the cross tube of the hitch completely visible where the Draw-Tite # 76170 has a more concealed cross tube and only leaves the receiver exposed; this provides just a little bit of extra ground clearance at the rear and is going to be especially helpful when pulling in and out of driveways that have a slightly raised entry. When choosing between the 2, I always recommend the # 76170 because of the concealed cross tube and extra ground clearance you get; it simply looks better and you won't have to worry about tearing it up when pulling in and out of your driveway.

I've attached some pictures to show a little closer view of what the 2 hitches look like installed; the # 76171 is on the left and the # 76170 on the right.

If you're in the market for a new bike rack, you really should check out the Thule Apex XT 5 # TH9026XT. The Apex XT 5 is a hanging bike rack that can carry up to 5 bikes-enough for the whole family! On top of the high quality associated with Thule, this hanging rack tilts away from the rear of the vehicle to allow for easy access to the rear cargo area of your Odyssey and dual folding arms for easy storage when it's not in use. This rack comes with integrated bike and hitch locks for added security.

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