The Ford Edge has been one of our favorite cars for a long time. The vehicle is a great blend of action, power, and maneuverability all wrapped up in a diverse body. We’ve always known that the Edge can be used for a great many things but you can really get the most out of your vehicle with a proper trailer hitch attached. Today we are looking at the best trailer hitch available for the 2015 – 2017 Ford Edge. If you plan on hauling anything around with your car, pay close attention.
Best for Ford Edge: CURT 13234 Class 3 Trailer Hitch
Alright, you can spend an entire evening combing through the internet while staring at trailer hitches and not get one step closer to actually ordering something up. The reason? Trailer hitches are tremendously boring to look at and the differences between them are hard enough to identify that you’ll end up with a headache before you end up with an actual hitch. So, we decided to do all of the dreary work for you in order to find the best trailer hitch for the Ford Edge available. Let’s introduce you to the CURT 13234 class 3 trailer hitch — specifically made for usage with the Ford Edge.
Ford Edge Towing Power.
One look at the newest Ford Edge models would reveal that the car is designed with power in mind. The 2017 Ford Edge, for example, clocks in at upwards of 4,400 lbs — that’s a big car! Let’s swing our focus back to your trailer hitch. When it comes to hauling a trailer or some sort of extended cab you need to understand that you’ll be able to haul roughly half the weight of your vehicle without any safety concern. The 2017 Ford Edge weighs in at 4,400lbs which means it is rated to safely tow around 2,000lbs of total weight. This would put our Ford Edge right into the Class 3 trailer hitch towing model. Still with us? Alright, that brings us to the CURT 13234.
The CURT 13234 is a class 3 trailer hitch which has been rated to handle upwards of 4,000lbs of towing capacity. That’s right, this is a heavy duty piece of equipment. Not only is the CURT 13234 sufficient for your Ford Edge, it is also overpowered for it as well. When it comes to towing, more is always better. So we wanted to find a trailer hitch that gave you more power than you needed just in case you ever cut it close. This doesn’t mean you can tow up to 4,000lbs with your car, as it isn’t safely rated for that weight, but it DOES mean that your CURT 13234 trailer hitch can withstand that much weight.
A Trailer Hitch Receiver Built to Last
What we love so much about the CURT 13234 is that it is made by one of the premium American manufacturers around, CURT. CURT takes intense pride in how they make and manufacture their products and their trailer hitches are in a class of their own. The CURT 13234 is built out of steel and precisely welded in order to be custom made for your Ford Edge. The round tube body is great for withstanding the test of time.
The entire hitch is also cured in a black liquid finish called Bonderite. Bonderite prevents the traditional build up of damage from the elements: rust, gravel, UV damage, scratching and any other wear and tear. Your CURT 13234 is going to look just as good today as it will in five years. More than anything, however, we feel we should point out the specific safety standards that the team at CURT make sure to follow at all times. Every single trailer hitch, including the CURT 13234, is rigorously and intensely tested in order to meet all SAE J684 safety standards. When you are hauling a massive trailer behind you on the highway you probably want to know that it will still be there a few miles down the road. These safety standards get to keep your property and the people around you safe and intact.
People tend to think that heavier duty equipment can be harder to install and that isn’t exactly true or false. CURT manufactures their trailer hitches with the goal of being as easy to use as possible. With that being said, let’s jump into the installation process for a little bit and explain how you should get your CURT 13234 class 3 trailer hitch installed on your Ford Edge.
To start with, this is a pretty hefty piece of equipment. Class 3 trailer hitches tend to be heavier due to how much more weight they have to be hauling along. The dimensions on the CURT 13234 class 3 trailer hitch puts it at 44lbs and 45 x 21 x 12 inches in diameter. What does this mean? Well, you are probably going to need a second pair of hands to get the hitch properly installed. You’ll also need a jack to lift your Ford Edge up and off the ground in order to get your hitch installed into place.
Many people worry that they might have to do some trimming to their bumper in order to install heavy duty hitches but thankfully that isn’t the case here. If you have a Ford Edge in the model range we listed above then you should be good to go right off of the bat. Now, this trailer hitch doesn’t come with a lighting kit so if you are going to want to rig up the wires for a lighting kit you will need to purchase that separately. This trailer hitch DOES have everything else that you’ll need to get it set into place, however. The whole job should take you no longer than 45 minutes if you’ve done this before or a little over an hour if you need to watch tutorial videos.