Recommended 2 Bike Rack for a 2013 Kia Sorento

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What hitch bike rack would you recommend for a 2013 Kia Sorento? I want to carry up to 2 bikes at a time and be able to access the hatch with the bike rack attached. Thanks in advance for your help

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If you are looking for a top-of-the-line 2 bike rack to use with your 2013 Kia Sorento then I recommend going with the Kuat NV 2.0. This bike rack will fit a 1-1/4 inch receiver with part # NV12G or a 2 inch receiver with part # NV22G. Not only does the NV 2.0 offer a very sleek look, but it also comes with a built-in bike repair stand, has bike and hitch locks to secure your bikes and bike rack, plus it secures the bikes by their wheels instead of frame so that it can accommodate a wide variety of frame types.

For best value you will want to go with the Swagman Semi 2.0 2-Bike Platform Rack # S64686. It doesn't offer everything that the NV 2.0 has, but it offers a lot of the same key features like bike and rack locks, wheel mount, and tilting/folding options. The Semi 2.0 will fit in either a 1-1/4 inch or 2 inch receiver.

Both of these bike racks do utilize the tilting feature that allows you to gain access to your rear cargo area with the bikes still on the bike rack.

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Thanks for reaching out. So thanks for your info, and as a result have decided to get a platform (wheel mount) rack/ But a am wondering how the Hollywood Sportser compares with the Swagman Semi 2.0

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I recommend going with the Swagman Semi 2.0 # S64686 over any of the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider bike racks. The Hollywood Racks bike racks are good, but tend to be more entry-level bike racks.

There are actually only 2 of the Hollywood Racks bike racks that are wheel mount and comparable to the Semi 2.0 - the TRS # HR3000 and the TRS # HR3500. Neither of these racks have all of the same features as the Semi 2.0.

The Semi 2.0 will fit in both 1-1/4 inch and 2 inch receivers and it comes with both hitch and bike locks. The # HR3000 will require the use of the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable Lock # HRLHPTC to gain all of the same features and the # HR3500 will only fit in 2 inch receivers so it isn't as versatile.

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