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Trailer Hitch for 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid EV

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Is the only option the Draw-Tite Max-Frame Trailer Hitch Receiver part # 76209 as recommended in https://www.etrailer.com/question-367612.html?

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The advice you referenced (question 367612) is still our latest regarding the 2020 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid. The Draw-Tite # 76209 is still the only "confirmed" fit for your Subaru. However, as I look at the other Class-III hitches I see that they bolt on at the same locations. For that reason, I would not be afraid to use them.

That being said, I still recommend the Draw-Tite. Being a Class-III, the towing capacity of this hitch far exceeds the towing capacity of your Subaru. You are limited to the lower capacity of the Subaru. I think this rack provides a larger, stronger, and rigid connection point for bike racks and cargo carriers. When towing the large ears to hook the tow chains to is a nice convenience. Finally, I am a fan of their two-coat paint procedure. I have attached a link to the 2019 installation video. These are the same generation Crosstrek and the installation will be the same.

If you were to tow a small trailer you need a four pole wiring harness for your brake, turn signal, and running lights. I recommend the Tekonsha # 118467 wiring harness. It's a bit more rugged and its power converter protects your vehicle power system from potential problems with the trailer lighting circuits. By the way, the Draw-Tite Hitch has a nice flange for attaching this 4 pole connector. I included a link to the install video for this harness.

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