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Trailer Hitch Recommendations for a 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

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Hi, I am deciding which hitch to buy. I was wondering what is the difference between part C13153 and 87637 functionality not the price. Thanks

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The two referenced trailer hitch receivers for your 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS, Curt # C13153 and Draw-Tite # 75776, are both 2-inch Class III types that install without drilling using included hardware. The main functional differences between them are their tongue weight and gross trailer weight capacities.

The Curt # C13153 has a 900-lb tongue weight rating and a 6000-lb towing capacity. The Draw-Tite has a 750-lb tongue weight rating and 5000-lb towing capacity (7500 if used with weight distribution). The Hidden Hitch will not fit vehicles with a Step And Tow bumper. Both will require temporary lowering of the spare tire and/or exhaust during installation.

Extra capacity - safety margin - is always a good idea in any system. If your application is for a bike rack or cargo carrier then any of the available 2-inch hitches for your GLS will be just fine for any compatible Class III 2-inch hitch-mount bike rack or cargo carrier. If you will be towing then the weight of your trailer will help you determine if the extra capacity of the Curt # C13153 is needed. All hitch options for your GLS are linked at right.

I have also linked two articles concerning hitch installation tips, an installation video that shows the install process and an article on hitch classes that reviews their ratings and capacities.

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