2014-2018 Mazda 3 Hatchback

Build Your Package

Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package is the rack price plus our discounted conversion kit cost.

The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.

Stealth Hitches offers two hitch packages a Rack package or a Combo package (Rack and Towing). The combo package includes everything the rack package offers plus all components needed for towing. The same vehicle specific cross beam and vertical latching mechanism is used on both packages - meaning that you can upgrade to towing later by purchasing a conversion kit.

Mazda 3 Hitch


Tow Installation Instructions

Rack Installation Instructions 

Operating Instructions

Frequently Asked Questions


Stealth’s fully welded trailer hitch for the Mazda 3 is strong and durable with a Lifetime Guarantee. The combination of a stainless steel latch block and powder coat finish provides excellent rust protection allowing you to enjoy your eco-adventures and not worry about the function of your hitch.

The vehicle capacities with the Mazda 3 trailer hitch are:

 Hitch Towing Capacity
Vehicle Towing Capacity*
• 4,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 2,000 lbs - gross trailer weight (GTW)
• 400 lbs - tongue weight (TW)
• 200 lbs - tongue weight (TW)

 * Please confirm vehicle capacities with vehicle owner’s manual.


Why Stealth Hitches are chosen over competitor hitches.

  • Made in the USA.
  • No visible cutouts in the bumper.
  • Completely hidden.
  • No welding or drilling required.
  • Protects the crumple zone of the vehicle.
  • No permanent attachments hanging under the vehicle.
  • Any foot activated hatch releases remain active.
  • No knee or shin bangers.
  • Integral theft resistant lock and key.
  • Great for bikes, extra cargo, skis and more.



      What's included in each Mazda 3 Hitch package?

      Stealth Hitches offers a rack only package and a combo package with tow and rack options. The same cross beam and vertical latch block are used on all packages so if you need to upgrade to tow later you can with the Mazda 3 Conversion Package.

      The Mazda 3 hitch Rack Package comes with standard 2" detachable rack receiver that accepts current versions of bike racks, ski racks, cargo platforms, and other square tube accessories.  A wiring harness is not required if rack connections are the customers only application.

      The Mazda 3 Combo Package uses a detachable ball mount that operates differently than a typical square tube receiver hitch. When inserted into the stainless-steel receiver block, a tight connection is created to the vehicle frame, eliminating the jerking and banging associated with square tube receivers type hitches during starts and stops.  This solid connection creates less wear and tear on the vehicle transmission and is a more pleasurable ride for the passengers.  The tight connection also allows our hitch to pass the more stringent European test requirements which carries a higher towing rating than the US rating.  Our hitches conform to both US (SAE) and European (EU) test requirements.  

      Stealth Wiring Harness

      Our "Stealth" wiring harness and controller is specifically designed to monitor and duplicate the tail light functions.  Drawing current from the tail light circuits can cause vehicle faults, especially on European vehicles.  Our controller draws current directly from the battery to eliminate this issue. For vehicles with numerous trailer lights, Stealth harnesses are designed to increase the current capacity from the typical 5-amp solid state limitation to a full 20 amps.


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      Great hitch, but installation is tough

      The hitch itself is very solid and well put-together. So no complaints there. My only issue is that the install was tougher than it needed to be. For one thing, the instructions are pretty basic and would benefit from more details and/or pictures. It's always tricky removing bodywork for the first time, so a few pictures showing exactly where the hidden clips are would have been really helpful. And the details for trimming the bumper cover were also a bit sparse. But the biggest challenge was when I got the bumper off and the hitch wouldn't fit over the mounting bolts. The bolt holes in the hitch weren't quite round, so I ended up having to make a trip to the hardware store to get a grinder bit for my drill. After about five minutes of grinding, the holes were large enough to fit and the rest of the install went smoothly. So all's well that ends well, and I'm pleased with the final product, but some harsh words were uttered along the way. And that's gonna cost you one star.

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      Thanks for the feedback Brett. We will look into the instruction for the Mazda 3 and see where we can improve. Glad you like the hitch!! Happy towing!

      Matthew L. verified customer review of Mazda 3 Hitch (2014-2018)

      Mazda 3 Hitch

      Installation was a breeze and the customer service was superb. I missed the 4th of July sale by a day because wasn't sure if we were actually going to buy the car I was planning on installing the hitch on, but yet Steve still hooked us up. I love the fact that you don't have to cut/trim anything visible and the locking mechanism is simple and very robust. Absolutely no detectable movement in the receiver assembly!! Very impressive product and company.

      Matthew L.
      United States