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Recommended Hitches and Bike Rack for 2019 Honda Odyssey and 2019 Subaru Outback


Hey, Im looking to install a hitch so I can attach a bike rack. Both my cars are leased, hence Im looking for a hitch that would also not require drilling and can be relatively easy to install to keep installation costs low as possible. I own a 2019 Honda Odyssey and a 2019 Subaru Outback. Which hitch options would you recommend for either cars? Thanks in advance!


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The good news is that most hitches are custom fit for specific vehicles, so there is no drilling required on most hitches. Since you're looking for hitches to carry a bike rack and bikes

For your 2019 Subaru Outback I recommend using the etrailer # e98847 because of the heavy duty powder coating that is applied, which will help fight off rust. This is a hitch with a 2" receiver, so it will give you a wide variety of bike racks that can be used and it's custom fit so there is no drilling required for installation.

For your 2019 Honda Odyssey you can use the etrailer # e98855 which is also going to have a durable powder coat and a no drill installation. This also has the 2" receiver so you'll be able to use the same bike rack on both vehicles without issues.

If you're also looking for a bike rack that will be compatible with both of these vehicles, I recommend using the Hollywood Racks Destination 4 Bike Platform Rack - 2" Hitches - Frame Mount # HR4000 because the platform style makes for easy loading and unloading of the bikes. I also really like that the frame holders on this rack are adjustable, so it's unlikely that you'll need a frame adapter bar like the Malone Bike Adapter Bar for Women's, Children's, and Alternative Frame Bikes # MPG2165 to carry any of the bikes. Since this rack does not come with any locks for the bikes or rack I recommend adding the Anti-Rattle Hitch Lock and Cable Lock for Hollywood Racks Commuter, Traveler, Sport Rider Bike Racks # HRLHPTC to keep your investments secured.

I've linked some review and installation videos of these parts that I do recommend checking out, as well .

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