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Is there a hitch out for the CT? I have been looking around and don't see anything. I would be looking for a 1.25" hitch. I go with Curt, but nothing out. Just wanted to see if there are other options. I want to put my bike rack on there. Also, a great defense for city parking also.

Curt has one out now...

http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Lexus/CT200h/2011/C11200.html?vehicleid=2011306803

I just wanted to let everybody know that the hitch is selling at Amazon for $117.13 with free shipping. But, you have to wait for it to be in stock and says 1-2 months. But, if you purchase it from etrailer they will price match it. They have it in stock and ship it out quickly. I did it with no problem. It will save you chunk of change and get it quicker.

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I have a hitch on my Prius. I've been mean to check to see if it would fit on the CT. I'll let you know if I get off my butt long enough this weekend to check. There's probably a "Man -vs- Food" marathon this weekend, so don't hold your breath.
 

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I thought towing with a hybrid and our CT's was a NO as it says in the manual, plus my old civic hybrid also stated that you couldn't tow with it.

Not sure about the bigger Lexus Hybrids though may be someone can confirm if they can or not.
 

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I think we're just looking to mount a bike rack on there, not really tow anything.
Correct. I just want to use a hitch mounted bike rack so I don't have to put one on the roof or use a trunk mount that is going to let the bikes scratch up the bumper.
 

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Lexus does not recommend towing a trailer with your vehicle. Lexus also does not recommend the installation of a tow hitch or the use of a tow hitch carrier for a wheelchair, scooter, bicycle, etc. Your vehicle is not designed for trailer towing or for the use of tow hitch mounted carriers.

Page 274 Owners Manual.
 

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Hmm...that's no good. Kind of annoying since we asked the sales folks point blank if Lexus would offer such a thing before we signed and they said they didn't know. I mean, if the manual SAYS "no" then at least they could have told us that.
 

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Hmm...that's no good. Kind of annoying since we asked the sales folks point blank if Lexus would offer such a thing before we signed and they said they didn't know. I mean, if the manual SAYS "no" then at least they could have told us that.
I'll flat out ignore the no bike rack recommendation. Roof racks suck. I think the hitch for a 2010 Scion tC could be modified to fit since the tC is based on the same platform and also has a double wishbone rear suspension (unlike the Prius). Another possibility would be the HS250h hitch.

2010 Scion tC Trailer Hitch | etrailer.com
http://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Lexus/HS250h/2011/24860.html?vehicleid=2011304111
 

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In my 2010 Prius in the manual it stated that you shouldn't tow anything. But, I installed a hitch and hitch mount bike rack and had no problems. As many other Prius owners. When I went to the dealer to have any work done to it they never mentioned anything about it. I think just as long as you don't tow a trailer you should be okay, just use common sense. The CT is just too new to have a hitch out for it. I'll just have to wait. Hopefully one comes out soon before I purchase my CT. I don't want license plate screws indentions in my rear bumper.
 

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Might want to check and make sure the installation won't void your warranty. If the manual does say not to install a hitch (I haven't looked to see what it says) there is a good chance it will. I have a Thule roof rack and a hitch rack on my Highlander, I use that when taking bikes somewhere.
 

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Might want to check and make sure the installation won't void your warranty. If the manual does say not to install a hitch (I haven't looked to see what it says) there is a good chance it will. I have a Thule roof rack and a hitch rack on my Highlander, I use that when taking bikes somewhere.
There is no such thing as "void your warranty". Lexus can refuse to repair issues caused by installing a hitch (assuming the manual says not to), but they cannot void your whole warranty.

I have a 2010 4Runner with a hitch mounted Thule bike carrier that I'd like to be able to use on the CT as well. I'd hate to have to buy a fuel economy sapping roof rack system, that takes forever to install and remove and damages the paint. Bleh, I might tell the wifey that she's just going to have to get a Prius v instead and I'll put my bikes inside the car!
 

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There is no such thing as "void your warranty". Lexus can refuse to repair issues caused by installing a hitch (assuming the manual says not to), but they cannot void your whole warranty.

I have a 2010 4Runner with a hitch mounted Thule bike carrier that I'd like to be able to use on the CT as well. I'd hate to have to buy a fuel economy sapping roof rack system, that takes forever to install and remove and damages the paint. Bleh, I might tell the wifey that she's just going to have to get a Prius v instead and I'll put my bikes inside the car!
Well good luck, let me know how that works for ya!!
 

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Really?? That's interesting...thanks
 

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If you live near Tempe , Arizona U-Haul research facility has offered to build FOR FREE a trailer hitch for the Lexus CT 200h. Only catch is you have to give up your car for 2-3 days.
 
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