The EcoHitch is the perfect accessory for an adventure! Especially when installed on a 2017 Subaru Impreza Hatchback.

The Subaru Impreza is built for your next adventure and equipped for versatility – so why not let this Subaru Impreza hitch help make your travels even better? Whether it’s camping in the great outdoors or taking your bikes on a quick trip to the park for a family ride, mounting a cargo tray or bicycle rack on your Impreza hatchback hitch, safety is incredibly important before heading out! But do you know where to start when it comes to choosing the best bike rack hitch for hauling bikes and extra cargo and how to safely utilize it to it's full potential? If not, use our helpful guide below to get you on your way to your next journey!


1.) Know Your Capacity

The first thing you need to know before hauling bikes with your Impreza hatchback is the weight capacity that the hatchback is able to handle for towing and hauling. The capacity of your Subaru Impreza hatchback can be found in the owner’s manual. It’s important to stay within these weight capacities to prevent any potential damage.


2.) Get Hitched

With a hitch installed on your Impreza Hatchback, it makes your vehicle even more versatile!

When it comes to trailer hitches for the Impreza hatchback, you don’t want a trailer hitch that is so low that it hits the ground when fully loaded with bikes. The EcoHitch for the Subaru Impreza hatchback is designed to have the crostubes hidden behind the bumper, so you get as much clearance as possible with the hitch installed. It has a 2-inch receiver available and the 2012-2016 Impreza hatchback also has a 1 ¼-inch receiver available as well. Because of the two different sizes available, this Subaru Impreza hatchback hitch is compatible with a variety of accessories including cargo trays, bike racks and more! Unlike roof racks that interfere with the aerodynamics of your vehicle, loading accessories using your EcoHitch will also eliminate vertical clearance issues and potential damage to your Impreza while loading and unloading.

The EcoHitch is rated at 525 pounds tongue weight and 3,500 pounds towing weight. It’s engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 towing safety standards using state-of-the-art testing methods.

This 100 percent bolt-on hitch installation requires absolutely no drilling into the car’s frame. That means that you will have plenty of years of use without having to worry about the frame of your vehicle rusting because of the drilling that’s common with other trailer hitches.


3.) Practice makes perfect

Make sure that you take your Impreza out for a couple of short practice runs with the bike rack inserted into the receiver and bikes loaded on the rack. This will help you see if there are any adjustments that you need to make while they’re set up.

Pro Tip: hauling with your Subaru Impreza hatchback is going to feel different than normal driving, and you’ll need to adjust your driving style. That means you’ll need to add more space between you and the vehicles in front, and remember that when you’re backing up, you have an accessory installed in the back. Your bike rack is going to need further clearance behind your vehicle.


Don't forget to have fun while you're hauling extra cargo and bikes with your Subaru Impreza!

4.) Have an adventure

Now that you have your hitch installation completed, you are within your hauling limits and have done a couple of practice runs – you are ready to hit the road! With a hitch installed on the Impreza hatchback, you can now bring more items with you including bikes, a cargo tray and more. On your next adventure, you have all you need to make it perfect and full of marvelous memories.

If you’re interested in getting your Subaru Impreza wagon a hitch receiver for all your bike rack and accessory needs – read below for further information on the Subaru hatchback EcoHitch!


Subaru Impreza Hatchback 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
  • 2012-2016 available in 1¼-inch and 2-inch receivers, and 2017-2018 available in 2-inch receiver
  • 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

Updated Weight Ratings for Subaru Impreza Hatchback EcoHitch:
NOW tongue capacity of 525 pounds and 3,500 pounds towing weight.


2012-2016 Subaru Impreza hatchback EcoHitch (x7211, 2-inch receiver and x7212, 1.25-inch receiver) fits:

  • 2012 Subaru Impreza Hatchback EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2013 Subaru Impreza Hatchback EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2014 Subaru Impreza Hatchback EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2015 Subaru Impreza Hatchback EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2016 Subaru Impreza Hatchback EcoHitch trailer hitch


2017-2018 Subaru Impreza hatchback EcoHitch (x7350, 2-inch receiver) fits:

  • 2017 Subaru Impreza Hatchback EcoHitch trailer hitch
  • 2018 Subaru Impreza Hatchback EcoHitch trailer hitch


To learn more about EcoHitch for the Subaru Impreza hatchback, give us a call at 877-343-6933, or visit the Impreza hitch page. Your Subaru hatchback has the potential energy to spark inspiration wherever it goes, and with the EcoHitch trailer hitch it’s even more versatile and ready for adventure!

Get Out and Go with EcoHitch!


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Written by Kerstin Stokes:

As a graduate from the College of Idaho with a B.A. in both History and Art, Kerstin has found her passion for writing and marketing. She enjoys looking up tasty recipes, spoiling her cat Clio and daydreaming about future travels.