Thanks for the link. I did search, but who knows why it came up empty.Torklift if you want the best, there are others if you're on a budget.
I have not installed it yet, but I don't think you have to cut anything. It bolts on with 4 bolts and the receiver is below the rear trim. I just saw the previous post. Sorry, mine is not a hybrid.
HI Quickdtoo, do you have any pics of a hitch installed? I wouldn't mind seeing what you are referring to as the plastic cover that needs to be removed or trimmed.This is the Hybrid forum, but all 2016s need to have the rear valance cut for clearance of the receiver tube to install the Ecohitch due to the " faux skid plate", not so for the other hitches as I stated. The 2015 and 2016 have the plastic cover that needs to be removed or trimmed to install any hitch.
Thanks Quickdtoo. I found this post with pics: http://www.rav4world.com/forums/2086642-post30.htmlSee reply #7.
Cutting of the rear valance is required for the Ecohitch, not the others. There's also a cover on the driver's side that needs to be removed or modified by trimming to install any hitch (see reply #30 in the link), I modified it on the 2015, others just leave it off.
I use the Curt 2" hitch from my previous Rav4, only use it once in a while, so I just install it when I need it, I don't feel I need to carry around that extra 40 some pounds of extra weight full time, and the Curt has more capacity than the Rav4 is capable of, so no need for the Ecohitch..... and the Curt is truly hidden when it's not installed!