A hitch is a great add-on for your car that can increase its functionality and practicality especially on long road trips or camping events.
Why do you need a trailer hitch for your Toyota Prius?
Some of the most prominent perks of getting a hitch for your Toyota Prius are mentioned below.
1. If you think that you are running out of space for your cargo, you can simply add a cargo carrier with help of a hitch and increase your cars luggage capacity for those extra-long road trips or camping plans that require you to move a lot of gear.
2. If you need to transfer bikes, cycles, quad bikes etc., you can install a bike rack to carry your vehicles at a remote location with ease, control, and safety.
3. When your trailer hitch is not under usage it can also provide additional safety by using a super bumper. This will protect your car, as well as you from minor mishaps.
4. If you need to tow a trailer, a boat, or a car, with full control over your car along with the attached vehicle. A towing trailer can easily be attached to your Toyota Prius with a hitch on the back.
5. The list of added attachments such as portable hammocks, grills, tables, etc. for a hitch is quite long. You can add any hitch accessory from a broad list available in the market, that satisfies your particular requirements.
Range of trailer Hitches for Toyota Prius
Trailer hitches can be classified on the basis of their designs as well as their weight ratings.
Trailer hitches have a variety of designs with each having its own pros and cons. Some of the designs are considered outdated and bulky, whereas some are considered inefficient.
The best hitch you can get for a sedan such as Toyota Prius is a receiver hitch. It manages to blend in quite well with the back of the car as it sits just below the bumper, out of the sight for a simple and clean look, while providing the same functionality.
Receiver hitches come in variety of sizes and mounting mechanisms based on the load ratings. The size of the receiver end varies from 1.5” to 2.5” inches depending on the load rating. The most common ones are 2” ones that satisfy the requirements of most of the users, whereas the larger ones are required in commercial heavy-duty trailers.
Well-designed hitches mostly require no drilling or welding to make the installation process easy and can be taken out at any point in time. They usually come in thick powder coating that makes them withstand against rust and regular wear and tear.