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I've not reviewed the configuration or costs associated with hitches for the 2017 through 2019 CR-V's but historically Honda provided a Class 1 hitch which more than met the towing capacity of 1500 pounds but many of the Class 1 hitches use a smaller receiver (1-1/4" square). A number of aftermarket hitches are offered that are Class 3 which have a 2" square receiver. Depending upon what you might potentially want to use the hitch for there are more options available that use the 2" receiver.

My speculation is that an aftermarket hitch would also be less expensive and there are a number of places that install hitches for a living.

Just my two cents worth.
 

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If all the dealer offers is a Class I then id definitely go aftermarket. I’m running the Curt Class III on my ‘09 CR-V. Sure the Class III is probably overkill for small wagons like the V but hell of a lot easier to find accessories to fit 2” receiver openings than it is for a teeny 1 1/4” like on the smaller class hitches.

Not sure how hard it is to install on a newer generation but in my experience it was a 30(?) min job when I installed the hitch on my Gen1 and probably the same on my Gen3.

Let us know what you end up doing!
 

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Nothing wrong with class 1 hitch and most things like bike racks and such require an adapter to fit 2". There is very few things if anything that a CRV could handle on the hitch that 2" is easier or cheaper to find.

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