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Recommended Hidden Hitch for a Bike Rack on a 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon


Hello! I just purchased a 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon and I'm looking for a hitch so I can continue to use my Kuat NV 2.0 bike rack. I want the hidden crosstube so that my vehicle still looks clean but I'm not sure which hitch will work for my application. I see there is the Curt, Ecohitch, and the Stealth Hitch. What would the benefit be of each one and which one would you recommend over the others? Thanks for your time!


Expert Reply:

I would be happy to help you choose a trailer hitch so you can keep using your Kuat NV 2.0 Bike Rack # NV22B or # NV22G on your 2020 Subaru Outback Wagon.

Although the 3 hitches you mentioned to feature the hidden crosstube design, the Stealth Hitches option # 391SUOB20 is a completely different animal so I'll start off by comparing the Curt # C67JR and EcoHitch # EH34FR options first.

The Curt and EcoHitch and essentially the same thing with the main difference being price and the materials used to make the hitch. Curt uses their tried and true steel and comes in at a lower price point so I would recommend this out of these 2 options. The EcoHitch is made of recycled aluminum, steel, and stainless steel though which sets them apart other hitches on the market.

The Stealth Hitches option is new to the game but they have a completely different approach on trailer hitches. Basically the cross tube remains installed but you can remove the receiver when you aren't using your bike rack so that it doesn't even look like you have a trailer hitch installed in the first place. If aesthetics is a factor in your decision-making process then this one wins hands-down.

So ultimately if you are looking for something that has an OEM look I recommend the Stealth Hitches, otherwise the Curt is the best way to go in regards to bang for your buck. Attached are some pictures for you to check out.

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