What are my Options for Bike Racks for a 2017 Toyota Prius C?
How do I determine which size rack to purchase? I have a 2017 Prius C/Toytoa
asked by: Judith S
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.
Products Referenced in This Question
- Trailer Hitch
- Custom Fit Hitch
- Class I
- 200 lbs TW
- 2000 lbs GTW
- 1-1/4 Inch Hitch
- Concealed Cross Tube
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- Accessories and Parts
- Hitch Bike Racks
- Spare Tire Bike Racks
- Trunk Bike Racks
- Adapter Bar
- 16 - 31-1/2 Inch Long
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