Our Passat tow hitch by EcoHitch® fits the 2012-2019 model. This VW Passat tow hitch features our Hidden Design which means only the receiver is visible– no large, bulky metal hitch hanging down low under your Jetta. This VW Passat tow hitch is rated at 300 pounds tongue weight at the trailer ball and 2,000 pounds towing.**
*If you’re going to be towing and need trailer wiring, click here for the 2016-2018 VW Passat! For the 2012-2015 VW Passat, click here. Ensure your wiring harness does not drag on the ground by visiting our Eclipse trailer wiring bracket.
Trailer Hitch Part numbers:x7317 (2”), x7318 (1¼”)
2012 Passat trailer hitch
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2012 – 2019 VW Passat tow hitch:
Trailer Hitch Style
Our EcoHitch® line comes in three styles: Stealth, Hidden and Invisi. The Passat tow hitch features our Hidden Design. All EcoHitch® models are precision manufactured to have hidden cross tubes when installed. The only part of this hidden hitch that is ever visible is the receiver when in use and it has a higher level of ground clearance than other hitches available. What it boils down to? No jumbo metal hitch hanging down low behind and below your rear bumper.
Hitch Receiver Size
This VW Passat trailer hitch is made to accommodate your bike rack, cargo trays and hauling needs. It features a 2 inch receiver opening which is the most common size for all your carrying needs. However, we also have it available in the less common 1 ¼-inch option as well.
It was designed with simplicity in mind. It features a 100 percent bolt on installation which means you don’t drill into your frame at all – we use existing mounting locations that work with the design of your Passat. This leads us to another reason you want this hitch – it does not interrupt the aerodynamics of your vehicle’s design because it is tucked behind your bumper and prevents you from having to mount your bikes and other cargo on your roof.
EcoHitch® trailer hitch strength
This Passat tow hitch is rated at 300 pounds tongue weight at the trailer ball and 2,000 pounds towing weight.** It is coated in high impact powder coat featuring our Chasm Black finish. The powder coating process for our EcoHitch® is time intensive and includes sand blasting which is something other manufacturers fail to do. All our hitches are sand blasted to ensure the metal is clean and ensures the strongest bond between the metal and the powder coating to allow for long lasting durability. The material used in this VW Passat trailer hitch can include a combination of up to three 100% recycled and recyclable materials including aerospace grade aluminum, stainless steel and steel.
American Made with a REAL Warranty
This Passat tow hitch is proudly made in America and backed by our Legendary Lifetime Warranty. We do not mess around with this warranty. When you call us you get an actual person who is knowledgeable about the product and can walk you through an installation if you choose to install this hitch yourself.
**Although your EcoHitch® tongue weight and tow weight rating might be exceedingly high – this is because we build our hitches to withstand all kinds of beatings – your vehicle’s towing capacity could be lower. Please consult your vehicle’s owners manual to determine your factory tow weight rating and never exceed it. No aftermarket products can increase your factory tow weight rating. If your vehicle's tow rating is less than the rated towing capacity on your EcoHitch® trailer hitch, your trailer hitch capacity is limited to your vehicle's factory rated towing capacity. Please check your owner’s manual to confirm your vehicle is rated to tow.
*Depending on the application, the product can include a combination of up to three qualified materials
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*WARNING* Your vehicle may have a lower tow rating than this trailer hitch. If your vehicle's tow rating is less than the rated towing capacity on your Torklift Central trailer hitch, your trailer hitch capacity is limited to your vehicle's factory rated towing capacity.
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.