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What are my Options for Bike Racks for a 2017 Toyota Prius C?  

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How do I determine which size rack to purchase? I have a 2017 Prius C/Toytoa

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For your 2017 Toyota Prius C, a hitch mounted rack requires installing a trailer hitch onto your vehicle, but adds flexibility to your vehicle's abilities to haul loads in addition to conveniently carrying your bikes.

If you want to have a hitch mounted rack, you will want to pick a hitch. The 2017 Toyota Prius C has Class I hitches, like the popular Draw-Tite Hitch, part # 24967. A Class I Hitch can never carry more than two bikes at one time because of the way that the weight rides on the shorter shank and receiver. I've included a link to the full range of options for your vehicle below.

Then, you'll want to pick a rack that fits your budget and needs. I recommend the Kuat Beta 2 Bike Rack, part # B202-114. It provides a solid base for the bikes as well as anti-sway technology to help limit the risk of damage to the bikes.

Finally, if you're planning on moving any step-through or children's bikes, I recommend a Thule Bike Adapter Bar, part # TH982XT. This will allow your bikes with alternative frames to ride straight across the frame, rather than at an angle, further reducing the risk of damage to the tires or spokes.

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