Who wins in a  fight?  Volkswagen Thing or Jetta Sportwagen with EcoHitch? 

Originally designed for military use, the Volkswagen Thing is VW’s answer to the Jeep.  Today the Thing is one of the most recognizable vehicles ever made and a true darling amongst Volkswagen collectors.  Despite what you may think of its polarizing styling, it’s an attention getter if there ever was one. 

Designed for all your favorite trailer hitch accessories, EcoHitch for 2010 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen is designed to help you Get Out And Go without leaving anything behind.  When equipped with our hidden trailer hitch, the Jetta Sportwagen is more capable than ever before while still managing impressive fuel economy for it’s roomy size. 

It begs the obvious question amongst trailer hitch and Volkswagen enthusiasts alike:  is a Sportwagen equipped with an EcoHitch more desirable then a Volkswagen Thing?  Before you jump to any conclusions consider the following.

Buy EcoHitch for 2010 Volkswagen Sportwagen here.

Curb appeal

The Thing doesn’t need a trailer hitch to stand out

The Thing somehow manages to make a case for styling that is just plain strange.  While the Beetle is the obvious VW icon, the Thing holds a special place in the German automaker’s history as a testament to offbeat charm backed up by utilitarian appeal. 

EcoHitch is a hidden trailer hitch on the Jetta Sportwagen

Our hidden trailer hitch for Jetta Sportwagen is completely concealed – only the hitch receiver is visible.  When it comes to trailer hitches, EcoHitch makes the statement that a hitch looks best when you can barely notice it’s there. 

Special features

If this Schwimmwagen is towing something it might be a crab trap 

A military predecessor to the civilian Thing - the VW Type 128 and 166, better known as the Schwimmwagen is the most numerous mass-produced amphibious car in history.  If the highly sought-after ride didn’t turn enough heads in the first place, imagine the scene it would cause at the beach when you drive it headlong into the ocean. 

Innovation is built into every EcoHitch 

EcoHitch for Jetta Sportwagen should not be used as a flotation device.  It does however pack a number of special features that live up to the VW’s renowned German engineering:


TrimLok lines the access port of EcoHitch on the underside of the bumper for a sleek factory appearance. 

No drilling required

EcoHitch does not require drilling into the Sportwagen’s frame and is designed to complement the structural integrity built into the car by the factory engineers.

Strength by design

Constructed of aerospace grade aluminum, stainless steel and steel to maximize strength of design while keeping weight at a minimum, our Jetta Sportwagen trailer hitch is built smart as well as strong.  Every EcoHitch is engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 towing safety standards using state of the art testing methods including Solidworks design software and Finite Elemental Analysis (FEA).

Celebrity status

Sandra Bullock motors about without a trailer hitch in her Thing

Driving a Volkswagen Thing grants you celebrity status unto itself.  Perhaps the Thing’s biggest claim to Hollywood fame is an appearance as Sandra Bullock’s trusty commuter in the 1994 hit runaway bus thriller ‘Speed.'  Considering what happens to the bus, the Thing’s cameo should be remembered as a successful one. 

EcoHitch for Tesla Model S at Drive Electric Week 2014 Issaquah, WA event

Although EcoHitch has yet to appear in a major feature film, the hidden hitch has garnered the praise of Teslarati, appeared across the nation in National Drive Electric Week events and solidified itself as the hitch of choice of Subaru enthusiasts the world over.

So is a Jetta Sportwagen equipped with an EcoHitch more desirable than a Volkswagen Thing?  We’ll leave the answer to that burning question up to you.  What we know for sure is that every EcoHitch is designed to make your vehicle more capable, more fun and to Get Out And Go your way.

  • Completely concealed design - only receiver is visible
  • 100 percent bolt-on installation - no drilling required
  • Engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 towing safety standards
  • Available in a 1 1/4-inch and 2-inch receivers 
  • Designed to complement the aerodynamic contours and underbody airflow of vehicle
  • Made from high impact powder coated aerospace grade aluminum, stainless steel and steel
  • Lightweight
  • Free shipping to lower 48 states
  • Made in U.S.A
  • Lifetime Warranty

EcoHitch for Volkswagen:  Go VW your way. 

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