After purchasing our Subaru Outback 2.5i we immediately ordered a hitch. I wanted the Outback to handle my 2” Yakima bike rack I already owned. After learning the cost of a hitch from the dealer it only made sense to shop elsewhere.
We ordered the CURT 13206 Hitch from Amazon. Its sleek design allows the hitch to tuck up nicely against the bumper. Other brands have a more square design, and the hitch hangs down much lower making it more noticeable compared to the CURT.
The Curt hitch attaches to the rear frame via 4 bolts. The hitch comes with detailed instructions, and a typical install should take between 45min. to 1 ½ hours depending on experience. Drilling and minor grinding (for widening a hole in the frame) are required. Also required is releasing the muffler from the muffler hangers or completely removing the muffler. You will also need to trim the heat shield above the muffler. Lastly, you will need to fish the bolts through the frame. The wire needed is also included when you purchase the hitch.
The Curt Hitch looks great and adds versatility to an already versatile Subaru Outback.
Curt Hitch 13206 Specifics –
Weight Carrying Capacity – 4,000LB
Tongue Weight – 600LB
Receiver – 2 inch
Weight – 42lb