How to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2014 - 2020 Nissan Rogue


Installing a trailer hitch on your Nissan Rogue (2014 - 2020) requires only a few tools, a CURT 13204 trailer hitch, and about 90 minutes to complete the installation. Follow these basic steps to start hauling all sorts of hitch-mounted accessories with your Nissan Rogue today.

About the CURT 13204

The CURT 13204 is a class 3, bolt-on trailer hitch designed for the 2014 - 2020 Nissan Rogue. The hitch has a max trailer weight of 3,500 lb. and a max tongue weight of 525 lb. It’s capable of hauling a variety of hitch-mounted accessories, like cargo carriers, bike racks, and more. No welding is required for the installation.

Tools needed:

  • Safety glasses 
  • Exhaust pliers 
  • 18mm socket 
  • Torque wrench 
  • Socket wrench

Nissan Rogue (2014 - 2020) hitch installation steps

1. Check for paneling

Some Nissan Rogue models have plastic panels underneath the vehicle on the passenger and driver side that must be removed before the hitch can be installed. If your Rogue has these panels, both can be taken off by hand by removing the plastic clips holding it in place.

2. Lower the exhaust

The exhaust is held in place by three isolator rods inside rubber exhaust hangers. Before lowering the exhaust, tie a rope or strap around the exhaust and attach it to a sturdy component under the car for support. Once it’s secure, push the three rods out of the hangers using the exhaust pliers. You may need to lubricate the rods with soapy water before removing them.

3. Remove the tow hook

Use the 18mm socket to remove the tow hook, which is located on the passenger side near the rear of the vehicle. The tow hook is supported by four bolts connected to the frame. Unscrew the bolts and store them and the tow hook in a safe place. You won’t be reinstalling them.

4. Position the hitch

With the exhaust lowered and paneling removed (if necessary), raise the hitch into position and secure it to the frame using the 18mm socket and provided hex bolts and conical washers. Secure the bolts to the weld nuts at five locations on the frame rail: three on the passenger side where the tow hook was, and two on the driver side.

5. Torque the hitch

With the hitch in position, torque the bolts using the torque wrench to 48 ft. lb. The wrench should make a clicking sound after the correct amount of torque is applied.

6. Raise the exhaust

Return the isolator rods to the rubber exhaust hangers. This can be done by hand or with the exhaust pliers. You may need to use a lubricant again. Be sure to remove the support rope or strap.

Once installed, the hitch will measure:

  • 14 in. from the receiver to the ground 
  • 5 in. from the pinhole to the end of the bumper 
  • 2 ½ in. from the end of the receiver to the bumper

You should now have your CURT 13204 trailer hitch installed on your 2014 - 2020 Nissan Rogue.

Whatever vehicle you drive, we have a trailer hitch for you. Don’t have the time to install yourself? Schedule a professional installation at and we’ll do the work. If U-Haul doesn’t have a hitch for your vehicle, nobody does!

How much does it cost to add a hitch for a Nissan Rogue (2014 - 2020)?

The price range of a hitch for a Nissan Rogue ranges from $155 to $200 U-Haul carries several different classes of hitches and offers different sizes to accommodate both 1¼ to 2-inch receivers. U-Haul offers both installation services at local U-Haul service centers and will ship your hitch to your home.

How much does it cost to have a hitch installed on a Nissan Rogue (2014 - 2020)?

Installation costs are normally under $100 but you should check with your local U-Haul Moving Center® as prices can differ based on location, the hitch model you are installing, and your vehicle. All U-Haul Moving Centers can install a hitch to your vehicle and with over 1,500 U-Haul centers throughout the country, you can have your hitch installed and be back on the road in no time.

All trailer hitches sold and installed at a U-Haul Moving Center® come with the option of a lifetime warranty plan guaranteed to replace your hitch with no limitation for any damage, including collision, corrosion, accidental overload, jackknifing, and vehicle theft.

Nissan Rogue

How long does it take to install a hitch on a Nissan Rogue?

Installation takes anywhere from 1 to 2 ½ hours depending on the hitch being installed and your vehicle. We recommend making an online appointment from our website to accommodate your busy schedule. In addition, U-Haul service centers offer an extensive line of towing accessories (Ball mount, Hitch ball, Pin, and Clip, Wiring) to help you safely tow your boat, camper, or trailer

Do you need a wiring kit for Nissan Rogue (2014 - 2020)

If you are planning to tow a trailer or camper with brake lights, running lights, and turn signal, you will want a wiring kit to power the lights on your trailer. The most common lighting harness comes in a 4 pin and 7 pin connector. The 4- way connector has basic lighting functions (running lights, brake lights, turn signal) while the 7-way connector adds a 12-volt circuit, circuit for electric trailer brakes, and reverse lights. U-Haul offers both 4-way and 7-way connectors. Find out which option is best for your Nissan Rogue.

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