The Nissan Rogue is a compact SUV with an average towing capacity. However, the Nissan Rogue has enough power to pull a small trailer. When properly equipped, the new Rogue can tow up to 1,100 pounds, enough to handle a small boat, camper, or trailer full of cargo.
Nissan Rogue Trailer Hitch Cost
The cost to purchase a hitch bundle kit for a Nissan Rogue is under $300. Installing a trailer hitch on a Nissan Rogue requires a few tools, a CURT 13204 trailer hitch, and about 90 minutes. DIY hitch installation is a great way to save money on the trailer hitch installation cost. If you opt for a professional installation, it can cost anywhere from $100 to $800. Keep in mind that this CURT 13204 custom hitch is engineered to make installation easy and as minimally invasive as possible. No drilling or welding is required.
The CURT 13204 Class 3 hitch bundle will fit the following Nissan Rogue and Rogue Select years and models:
- 2008-2016 Nissan Rogue SL – Except Krom
- 2008-2016 Nissan Rogue S – Except Krom
- 2011-2016 Nissan Rogue SV – Except Krom
- 2012-2014 Nissan Rogue Advance – Except Krom
- 2012-2014 Nissan Rogue Exclusive – Except Krom
- 2012-2014 Nissan Rogue Sense – Except Krom
This particular bundle comes with everything you need. Includes CURT Class 3 trailer hitch, wiring harness, and 2″ ball mount. Custom wiring harness between vehicle and a 4-way flat outlet for powering trailer lights.
This hitch has been rigorously tested per SAE J684 to ensure a load capacity of 3,500 lbs GTW and 525 lbs TW. The hitches 2″ receiver tube opening can attach the included ball mount and other hitch attachments with a 2″ x 2″ shank. Popular accessories include cargo carriers, cargo boxes, and bike racks.
Nissan Rogue Hitch Installation Instructions
1. Check the Panel
On some models of the Nissan Rogue, the plastic panels located on the passenger side and driver side underneath the vehicle must be removed before installing the hitch. If your Rogue has these panels, both can be removed by hand by removing the plastic clips that hold the panels in place.
2. Lower the Exhaust
The exhaust is held in place by three insulated rods in the rubber exhaust hanger. Before lowering the exhaust, wrap a rope or strap around the exhaust and attach it to a sturdy component under the car for support. Once secured, use the exhaust clamp to push the three rods out of their hangers. It may be necessary to lubricate the rods with soapy water before removing them.
3. Remove the Tow Hook
Using an 18mm wrench, remove the tow hook located near the vehicle’s rear on the passenger side. The tow hook sits on top of four bolts that are connected to the frame. Remove the bolts and store them with the tow hook in a safe place. Do not reinstall.
4. Install the hitch
With the exhaust down and panels removed if necessary, raise the hitch into place and secure it to the frame using an 18mm wrench and the supplied hex bolts and conical washers. Attach the bolts to the frame with weld nuts in five locations: three on the passenger side where the tow hook was located and two on the driver’s side.
5. Tighten the Hitch
With the hitch in place, use a torque wrench to tighten the bolts to 48 ft-lbs. The wrench will make a “click” sound after the proper torque is applied.
6. Raise the exhaust
Replace the insulator rod with a rubber exhaust mount. This can be done by hand or with exhaust pliers. It may be necessary to re-use lubricant. Be sure to remove any support ropes or straps.
All CURT custom hitches come with a limited lifetime warranty so that you can be confident in every adventure, no matter the season. Each hitch is dipped in a liquid coating to prevent rusting inside and out, then cured with a durable black powder coat finish for maximum resistance to rusting, chipping, and UV rays.
No matter your passion, whether it’s hunting, fishing, camping, off-roading, or hard work, you can count on the reliability of the Nissan Rogue and the Curt Class 3 Trailer Hitch. They make a great match.
This hitch is manufactured in the United States and is guaranteed quality from design to finish (imported hardware may be included). It is designed to ensure a precise fit. Welding is done with a combination of manual and robotic techniques for speed and accuracy. Best of all, they are made and tested in the United States.