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Does Trailer Hitch Bike Rack Affect Affect Gas Mileage


I purchased a Kuat Sherpa for my 2017 Audi Q5. Does having a hitch bike rack affect the gas mileage or driving capability on my vehicle?


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Hitch bike racks do not affect fuel mileage of a vehicle like your 2017 Audi Q5. If you had a hitch bike rack mounted in a front hitch that would be a different story, but at the rear of a vehicle they do not add any wind resistance so there is no reduction in mileage.

If you were needing a hitch for your 2017 Audi Q5 you'd want the part # 75940 by Draw Tite which is a confirmed fit and would work great with the Kuat Sherpa # SH22G.

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