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Best Bike Rack for a 2020 Kia Soul with Heavy Bikes


I have a 2020 Kia Soul. You list 2 hitches which are both 1 1/4 class 1. I need a platform rack hitch and like the Saris Freedom rack for its weight capacity as the 2 bikes to be carried will weigh in at approx 100 lbs. but info says class two hitch. Can you help? Any recomendations?


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You are correct that the hitches for the 2020 Kia Soul like the Curt, part # C67FR, are Class I and the bike racks need to be rated for Class I hitches. The Saris Freedom, part # SA4412B, requires a Class II or higher hitch in order to be utilize its full capacity. It will work with a Class I hitch, but it will reduce its capacity per bike to 35 pounds.

Therefore, the best rack I can recommend to you is the Kuat NV 2.0, part # NV12B. This platform rack is compatible with Class I 1-/4" hitches like the ones for your Kia Soul. It can handle 2 bikes up to 60 pounds each and is a wheel-mount style rack. It has the fold-up and tilt-away features with an anti-rattle knob and lock pin for security.

I've linked to a video review of this rack for you to look at.

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