Comparing Swagman G10 and Chinook Bike Racks for 2016 Kia Soul

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I am undecided between ordering the Swagman G10 or Swagman Chinook for my 2016 Kia Soul. Which would be the better fit?

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Expert Reply:

The main difference between the Swagman G10 # S64682 and the Chinook # S64683 bike racks are the design of the crossbars that the wheel cradles are attached to at the base of the bike rack.

The Swagman G10 uses two crossbars in which the wheel cradles are attached directly on top of the bars.The Chinook model use one crossbar that the wheel cradles attach to and sit off the side of the bar.

The only difference between the two racks, other than the design, is the Chinook rack will be a few pounds lighter than the G10 rack, because the Chinook rack has one less crossbar.

The weight carrying capacity, locking system, and the ratcheting arms to secure the bikes in the rack are all the same between the two racks.

Either would work great in the hitch of your 2016 Kia Soul like the Draw Tite part # 24915 which is a confirmed fit. I attached an install video for this hitch as well as review videos for both racks as well.

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I recently purchased from etrailer the Draw-Title Class 1 Hitch 24913 for my 2016 Kia Soul. Installation was easy after viewing your video. I have done a lot of research and have decided on the Kuat Transfer 2 over the Swagman Chinook 2. Is the Kuat Transfer 2 compatible with my 2016 Soul and will it function fully? Yes I plan to purchase the lock kit PTSCLK12.

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Expert Reply:

The Kuat Transfer part # TS02G is a great rack that will have the needed clearance to fit your Soul when folded down.

It will not however fit when folded up as there's not enough clearance.

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