2014-2017 Subaru Forester - Class 3 Trailer Hitch

Subaru Forester Trailer Hitch 2014-2017 by Curt MFG #13144
Note: ball mount and pin sold separately
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Tow up to 3,500 lbs with this Curt # 13144 Class 3 Subaru Forester trailer hitch. Custom made to fit the Subaru Forester this hitch a has 2 inch square receiver-style opening to accept various ball mount heights. This trailer hitch includes all required hardware, ball mount and hitch pin sold separately. All hitches are powder coated to resist rust and corrosion.

Features and Benefits

  • Curt # 13144 is Custom fit for the Subaru Forester
  • 3,500 lb load capacity
  • Powder Coated
  • Ball mount and pin sold separately
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • 2 Inch Square receiver opening

Installation Notes

1. Round Tube Main Body

Tech Specs

Weight Carrying Capacity 3,500 lbs.
Max Tongue Weight: 525 lbs
Class of hitch 3
Type of Finish: Black Powder Coat
Hitch Receiver Opening Size: 2" Square
Install Time: 30 minutes
Download Instructions: 13144 Instructions
Items Included: (1) Curt receiver hitch and required hardware
Weight: 36.00 lbs.
Part 13144 fits:
  • 2017 Subaru Forester
  • 2016 Subaru Forester
  • 2015 Subaru Forester
  • 2014 Subaru Forester

Customer Questions & Answers

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Curt MFG #13144 how low & how much does it stick out the back of the car. What is the difference with the hidden version. Is there any pictures of the two types mounted on the forester Subaru 2015 ?
Thanks for the question. Curt mfg Has manufactured this hitch to fit up as tight as possible for this application. The only photo I could see of this hitch was in their instructions, which can be view from the link in our tech specs section of this listing. As far as I can tell the cross bar and receiver will be visible when behind the vehicle.
I have never towed before. I have a 2012 subaru forester. What are all the parts i need to tow?
I will give you the links to click on for the hitch for your 2012 Subaru Forester: 13147 Than for the ball mount type in part # 45036, wiring kit part # 56040 type those numbers in to our keyword or part # search on the top right hand side of our site.


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Easy install, looks great
Easy install. Since my Subaru was only a few months old it was easier to unbolt the muffler than to drop it out of the way. Also I used a stepper drill to enlarge the hole, rather than a die grinder. Everything went together easy. Final installation is unobtrusive under the bumper, yet bike rack and trailer hitches fit well. I recommend this product. Shipping was very fast.
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great value for the price
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