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Recommended Trailer Hitch for 2018 Toyota Camry

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I want to install a tow hitch on my 2018 Toyota Camry and want to make sure I order the right one. I think this was a transition year for the Camry model.

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The best hitch for your needs will depend on what you're using the hitch for and how visible you'd care for it to be.

We have the Curt Class I, part # C11576 and the Draw-Tite Class II, part # 36643 both of which fit a 2018 Toyota Camry. It appears 2018 was a split model year for the Camry, but that makes no difference as far as hitch fits go. Both the XV70 and the XV50 use the same hitches.

If you were planning on using the hitch for carrying bikes, and only needed to carry 2, the Curt Class I hitch would work great. As an added bonus the hitch is a concealed design with the majority of the hitch being concealed behind the bumper cover. If you were wanting to carry 3 or 4 bikes, you'll need to choose the Draw-Tite Class II, because the hitch and bike rack manufacturers both state that the maximum number of bikes that should be carried on a Class I hitch is 2, due to its lower capacity compared to a Class II. The only downside to the Class II is that most of the hitch would be visible below the rear bumper. I'll provide some side by side photos for you.

So, you'll need to decide between number of bikes to be carried or the appearance of the hitch. Both are high quality products, and you can't go wrong either way.

If you use the provided links, you can see installation instructions for both hitches.

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