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Thule OutWay Platform 2 for 2020 Subaru Impreza

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I am trying to see if the Thule OutWay Platform 2 is compatible with a 2020 Subaru Impreza hatchback.

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There are some great options for bikes to use with your 2020 Subaru Impreza, but unfortunately the Thule OutWay Platform 2 # TH65JV is not compatible with your vehicle. For a rear-mounted bike rack that fits your vehicle, I recommend the Saris Bones 2 Bike Rack # SA805BL. This bike rack installs easily using padded hooks that latch onto the rear hatch of your vehicle.

Depending on the frame style of your bikes, you might need an adapter bar to use the bikes with the Saris hanging bike rack. I recommend the Swagman Deluxe Bike Frame Adapter Bar # 64005 which can extend from 24-3/8" - 33-3/4" and prevents scratches or other damage to your bike frame with its vinyl-coated hooks.

Since there aren't any platform-style bike racks available for your vehicle that are rear-mounted, if you want to use one you need a hitch-mounted bike rack such as the Thule Helium 2 Bike Platform Rack # TH44VR. This bike rack holds up to two bikes and installs easily into 1-1/4" or 2" hitches. It prevents frame contact by clamping down onto your tires instead of the bike frame. It also folds up for clearance when not in use.

If you don't already have a trailer hitch, I recommend the Draw-Tite # 76209 which features a 2" hitch receiver allowing for the use of a wide variety of accessories.

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