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Will the Thule Motion XT Cargo Box # TH629706 Fit My 2010 Toyota Highlander?

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Hi, I would like to buy this cargo box for my Toyota Highlander 2010 and I want to make sure this fits on my SUV. Can you please help me? Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Box - 16 cu ft - Black Glossy Item # TH629706

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It sounds like you may be asking about the compatibility of the Thule Motion XT # TH629706 on the factory crossbars on your 2010 Toyota Highlander. If that is the case, while I do not have the dimensions of your crossbars to confirm this fit for you, it fits crossbars that measure no larger than 3-1/2" long x 1-11/16", so quickly measuring your crossbars will confirm if this will fit or not.

First, we need to consider the height and the width of your bars. As long as your crossbars do not exceed 3-1/2" long x 1-11/16" high, the box can clamp onto the bars.

Secondly, we need to consider trunk clearance to ensure you can fully open the rear hatch with the box installed. The Motion XT requires 47-1/2" of crossbar space between the center of the front crossbar to the line where the trunk and hatch meet. As long as you have 47-1/2" of length on that measurement, you can fully open the trunk with the box installed. I went ahead and attached a diagram that shows how to conduct this measurement.

I recommend making these measurements to make sure that your vehicle falls within the compatible parameters.

If you do not have factory crossbars need a compatible crossbar system, the fitment you need depends on if you have a bare roof or raised factory rails.

For a bare roof, I recommend the following setup:

- Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 54" Long # RRVA137B-2
- Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Naked Roofs or Fixed Mounting Points # RRRLKVA
- Custom DK Fit Kit for 4 Rhino-Rack 2500 Series Roof Rack Legs - Naked Roof # DK138

If you happen to have raised factory rails, I recommend the following roof rack:

- Rhino-Rack Vortex Aero Crossbars - Aluminum - Black - 49" Long # RRVA126B-2
- Rhino-Rack SX Series Legs for Vortex Aero Crossbars - Raised Factory Side Rails # RRSX100

With both of these Vortex Aero crossbar systems, you receive the benefit of an extremely aerodynamic setup that ultimately leads to a quieter ride and higher fuel efficiency. You will be able to mount the Thule Motion XT # TH629706 to these bars. As far as maximum weight capacity, both roof racks provide you with 165 pounds. As with all roof racks, I recommend consulting with your vehicle's owner's manual to make sure that your roof can handle the amount of weight you wish to transport.

How to Measure for Trunk Clearance
How to Measure for Trunk Clearance
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