2012-2018 Volkswagen Passat EcoHitch

The EcoHitch® hidden hitch for the 2012-2018 Volkswagen Passat is designed to be completely concealed so you only see the receiver once it's installed rather than having to see an unsightly crosstube underneath your vehicle. Rated for 200 pounds tongue weight and 2,000 pounds towing weight, this VW Passat hidden hitch is here to give your family time a serious upgrade.

Part numbers: x7317 (2”), x7318 (1¼”)
Applications include:
2012 Volkswagen Passat EcoHitch trailer hitch
2013 Volkswagen Passat EcoHitch trailer hitch
2014 Volkswagen Passat EcoHitch trailer hitch
2015 Volkswagen Passat EcoHitch trailer hitch
2016 Volkswagen Passat EcoHitch trailer hitch
2017 Volkswagen Passat EcoHitch trailer hitch
2018 Volkswagen Passat EcoHitch trailer hitch

SKU
VWPAS01
As low as $293.99

Due to the extremely high volume of orders we regularly experience, please allow up to 5-10 business days for your product to ship out and to receive your shipping tracking number (EcoHitch product only). All other product ships within one to three business days.

Free shipping on orders over $100 to the lower 48 states.

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With the VW Passat you have a great midsize car for your full-size life. You need a trailer hitch for your VW Passat that can keep up by carrying your bikes or extra cargo for your belongings and so much more! We’ve created a hidden hitch for the Passat that is a perfect complement to your car that catches admiring glances and gives you confidence for any family adventure.

The EcoHitch® hidden hitch for the Passat is engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 standards and comes in both 1 ¼” and 2” receiver sizes so you get your choice of what bike racks and cargo trays will work best for the receiver you choose. With 200 pounds tongue weight and 2,000 pounds towing weight capacity, our hidden hitch gives your Passat the ability to have an turbocharged ride without compromising on style or performance while hauling whatever you need.

2012-2018 Volkswagen Passat EcoHitch Features: 

  • Completely concealed design - only receiver is visible when installed
  • 100 percent bolt-on installation - no drilling required
  • Engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 towing safety standards
  • Available in 1¼-inch and 2-inch receivers
  • Does not affect ground clearance
  • Coated with high impact powder coat for durability
  • Material can include a qualified combination of aerospace grade aluminum, stainless steel or steel*
  • Eco-friendly, made with recycled materials
  • Lightweight
  • Free shipping to lower 48 states
  • Made in U.S.A
  • Lifetime Warranty

*Depending on the application, the product can include a combination of up to three qualified materials

EcoHitch - Hidden:
All EcoHitch models are precision manufactured to have hidden crosstubes when installed. The only part of the hitch that is ever visible is the receiver and has a higher level of ground clearance than most hitches available.

Part #Bare Weight
x7317 37.2 lbs
x7318 26.4 lbs

*This video is intended to give a general overview of how this hitch is installed. For more specific information or details, please refer to the written instructions included with the hitch.  

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