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Anyone installed a hitch on their Soul?

What brand and if you can share pictures, that would be nice...

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I have a hitch on mine. It’s a Sportframe— purchased and installed by U-Haul. It’s a class 1 hitch since you really can’t actually tow with a Soul. Don’t have much to say about it— bike racks fit on it fine. It doesn’t stick out any farther than necessary. You have to cut a small piece out of the rear fascia at install so if you ever remove it, you might notice it. U-Haul failed to make the cut themselves so I did it myself after a couple days of wondering why the hell the rear of the car looked so odd and then it hit me.
 

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OEM variety - holds the bike rack well.

Sadly, I don't have a pic without the rack, and it's dark outside. :)

No cutting required, but no safety chain attachments either, so no towing on the road unless you like tickets....

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This, from carid.com. Installed easily without any modification needed. Use it for a bike rack and a flat rack to transport plastic tote boxes.

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The Curt hitch is top quality and made to fit the Soul. I installed one, myself, on my 2013 Soul.
I pulled some serious loads with that hitch, but I never went out on the highway towing anything.
If I were going to put a hitch on my current 2020 Soul, it would probably be a Curt Hitch.
I still have the wiring harness that came with mine. Anyone want one? Not required for a bike rack, or cooler rack.
I was really amazed, that on my 2013 Soul, the frame was already drilled and threaded for a hitch, even though KIA says, "Don't tow!". Installing the Curt hitch, was as easy as changing a tire.

Happy New Year, Y'all!
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Thank you all for your input. I have installed the Curt hitch and fits nice and high.

My advice to potential people wanting to do it, follow the instructions that come with the hitch. Also remove 2 clips on the wheel well to give you more working space.

Happy New Year !!!


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What always amazed me, was that KIA says "don't tow" but, they pre-drill and tap the frame for a hitch like the Curt, to be easily installed, even by one person, with only a few simple hand tools, and just a little mechanical expertise. I did my own on my 2013 Soul, and used it a lot for pulling things. But, I never pulled a trailer out on the highway.
It was really solid!

Cheers Mates!
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