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Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero 2 Bike Rack for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9042. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. You'll line up your pin holes and insert the pin already on the Thule bike rack. Tighten the knob to secure the pin and engage the anti rattle device. With the rack now on the car, the ground clearance is about 13 1/2 inches. The closest point to the vehicle is about 2 inches and the overall measurement added to the back of the Corolla is about 18 inches.



Hollywood Racks Traveler Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we're going to be test fitting the Hollywood racks traveler, four-bike rack for 1-1/4, and 2-inch hitches, part number Hr8500. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. Line up your pinholes, thread in the entire rattle bolt, and tighten it up with a quick turn of the wrench. Be sure to insert the counter pin on the other side of the hitch. Now that we have the rack installed, you'll see that there's a ground clearance of about ten inches. The closest point from the rack to the back of the car is about four inches, and the overall addition to the back of the Corolla is about ten inches.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla we're going to test fit the Thule Vertex 4-bike rack for 1 1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part #TH9029. Be aware that you should only carry up to 2 bikes on a class 1 and 2 hitch. Let's begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. We will line up the pin holes and thread in the anti-rattle bolt and tighten it up with a quick turn of the wrench. With the rack on the back of the Toyota, you'll notice that the ground clearance is about 10 1/2 inches. The closest point between the rack and the back of the car is about 2 1/2 inches and the overall length added to the back of the car is about 13 inches. Pull the gray lever at the top of the mast and open up the cradle arms.



Thule Hitching Post Pro Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we're going to be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro Folding Tilting 4-Bike Rack with Anti-Sway for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number TH934XTR. Be sure to note class-1 hitches only allow for up to 2 bikes on the carrier. We'll get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. Line up your pinholes and thread in the anti-rattle bolt, and tighten. With the rack installed, your ground clearance is about 9-1/2 inches. The closest point from the back of the car to the rack is about 6 inches, and the overall added dimensions to the back of the car is about 16 inches.



Thule Big Mouth Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we'll be test fitting the Thule Big Mouth Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number TH599XTR. With the Thule Traverse Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by first placing our bike rack onto our load bars. Now, starting at the front, we'll position the L brackets, which will go around the front and bottom side of the front bar. Then moving to the back, we'll loosen up one of the wing nuts and remove it and then position the black plate around the underside of the rear bar. We'll then re-install our black wing nut and then tighten it down. With the bike rack secured, we're ready to load up a bike. We'll need to undo the ratcheting straps on the front and back part of the carrier and then pull down on the black lever, which controls the frame clamp.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we'll be test filling the Thule Apex 4 Bike Rack for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches. Part number TH9025. Be sure to note that you should only carry 1 or 2 bikes on this rack for a class 1 hitch. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. Line up your pin holes and insert the already attached pin. Tighten the knob to secure the pin and engage the anti-rattle device. You'll notice that your ground clearance is about 10 1/2 inches. The closest point to the rack from the back of the car is about 2 inches and the overall added amount to the back of the car is about 13 inches. The Thule Apex allows for access to the trunk and if that's not enough space, you can tilt the carrier back by folding the gray lever at the bottom of the mask. By pulling the gray lever at the top of the mask, you can open the cradle arms.



Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Upright Roof Mounted Bike Rack, part number S64720. With a Thule Rapid Traverse Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's load bars. Starting at the front, we'll take the silver U bolts to go around the underside of the front bar, up through the pre-drilled holes of the head of the carrier. We'll then thread in our black wing nuts and tighten them down. Now, moving to the rear, this time we'll take the silver U bolt to go down through the pre-drilled holes of the bike rack and then use the black plate to go on the bottom side of the rear bar. We'll then take our wing nuts and thread that onto the silver U bolts and tighten them down. With the bike rack secured, we're ready to load up a bike. We'll undo the red straps at the front and rear of the carrier, and then we'll loosen up the frame hook.



Swagman Fork Down Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we'll be testing the Swagman Fork Down roof mounted bike rack, part number s64710. With the truly rapid traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by first placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's load bars. Starting at the front, we'll take the silver u-bolts to go around the underside of the front bar, up to the pre-drilled holes of the head of the bike rack. We'll then take the black wing nuts which we'll thread down onto the silver u-bolts, keeping them loose at this time. We'll then move to the rear and this time, slide the silver u-bolt through the predrilled holes of the bike rack and bring the black plate around the underside. We'll slide it over the u-bolt and then use our black wing nuts to tighten it down. With all of our hardware in place, we now can tighten them down all the way. With our bike rack secured, we're ready to load up a bike. We'll loosen up the skewer to make sure our forks can slide down onto it and well undo the trace trap.



SportRack Super EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we're going to test fit the SportRack Super EZ Platform-Style 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2-Inch Hitches, part number SR2901LR. You will get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. Line up your pinholes and thread in the anti-rattle bolt and tighten it with a wrench. Install the lock on the other side. Once the rack is on the car, you'll notice that the ground clearance is about 13 inches. The closest point from the back of the car to the bike rack is 8 inches, and the overall length added to the back of the Corolla is about 24 inches. Next, you'll just pull the pins to open up the platform of the rack.



Saris Cycle-On Pro Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today, on our 2013 Corolla, we're going to test fit the Saris Cycle On Pro 2-Bike Carrier for 1-1/4 Hitches, part number SA4023. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. Line up your pinholes and thread in the anti-rattle bolt. Install the lock on the other side of the pin. Now that the rack is on the car, you'll see that the ground clearance is about 10 inches. The closest point to the bike rack is about 6-1/2 inches from the back of the car, and the overall length is about 16 inches added onto the Corolla. Let's take a look down at the bottom of the mast.



Saris Axis 3 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we're going to test fit the Saris Axis 3 Bike Rack for 1 1/4 and 2 inch hitches. Part number SA843B. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. We're going to line up the pin holes, thread in the anti-rattle bolt and and then we're going to tighten it up with a wrench and install the lock on the other side. Now that we have the bike rack installed, the ground clearance is about 10 1/2 inches. The closest point from the car is about 5 inches. The overall length is about 14 inches. There's plenty of room with this bike rack to open the trunk.



Saris Axis Tilting 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we'll be test fitting the Saris Axis 2 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches, part number SA832. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin holes and thread in the anti-rattle bolt, tighten it up with a wrench, and then install the cotter pin on the other side. Now that we have the rack installed, you'll see that the ground clearance is about 10". The closest point from the back of the car is about 5-1/2", and the overall length from the back of the Corolla is about 13". As you can see, there's plenty of room to open the trunk with the bike rack installed. If that's not enough, you can also use the tilt feature. We can just pull the yellow T handle, and the bike rack tilts back. To bring out the cradle arms, loosen the thumb screw, move the cradle arms towards the mast, raise the cradle arm to the desired position, and then bring it back over the grooves and tighten the thumbscrew again.



Prorack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we'll be test fitting the ProRack 4-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2-Inch Hitches, part number PR8062404. It is important to note that you should only carry up to 2 bikes with a class-1 or 2 hitch. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. Line up the pinholes and thread in the anti-rattle bolt, and then tighten it up with a quick turn of the wrench. Be sure to attach the Cotter pin on the other side. Now that we have the rack on the car, you'll notice that there's a ground clearance of about 9-1/2 inches.



Kuat TRIO Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we'll be test fitting the Kuat Trio Roof Mounted Bike Rack. Part number RU01. With the Thule Rapid Reverse Roof Rack System on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the bike rack up onto the vehicle's load bars. We'll go ahead and start at the back and position the rubber coated black plate around the under side of the rear bar. We'll remove the black wing knot and slide the bolt through the hole of the bracket reinstalling our wing knot loosely. We'll then move to the front and take the rubber coated U bolts to go up around the bottom side of the front bar, up through the frigged holes of the head of the bike rack. We'll then take the black knots to thread down on onto the U bolts and use the silver wrench to tighten it down. With the front part of the bike rack secured, we'll then go ahead and go to the rear and finish tightening down the black wing knots. With the bike rack secured, we're ready to load up our bike.



Swagman XTC2 Wheel Mount Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we're going to be test-fitting the Swagman XTC 2, two bike platform rack for 1 1/4 and 2 inch trailer hitches, part number S64670. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. Line up the pin holes and thread in the anti-rattle bolt and and tighten it up with a wrench. With the rack on the car, you'll see that the ground clearance is about 13 1/2 inches. The closest point to the vehicle is about 4 1/2 inches and the overall length is 21 inches. Next you'll pull the pins at the bottom of the mast to unfold the cradles into the platform position. Once down, reinsert the pins to lock them in place. Also, raise the frame hooks to their highest position.



SportRack Frame Mount Roof Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla we'll be test fitting the Sportrack Roof Mounted Bike Rack, Part #SR4611. With a inaudible 00:00:08 traverse roof rack system on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by first placing the bike rack up onto the vehicles load bars. Starting at the front, we'll take the rubber-coated u-bolts to go around the underside of the front bar up to the pre-drilled holes at the head of the carrier. Then take our black wing nuts that thread down onto the u-bolts leaving them loose at this time. We'll then take the rubber-coated black plate to go around the underside of the rear bar. We'll then insert the bolts into the holes and tighten it down using the wing nut. Once those wing nuts are tight, move back up to the front and finish tightening those down as well. With the bike rack secured, we're ready to load up a bike. We'll undo the straps at the front and rear of the bike rack and double-check to make sure our frame clamp is loose.



SportRack 3 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, were going to be testing the SportRack 3 bike rack for 1 and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, part number SR2403. Please keep in mind, for class 1 hitch, you should use no more than 2 bikes on your rack. Lets get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver, line up your pin holes and thread in the anti-rattle bolt and tighten it up with a quick turn of the wrench. Now that the rack is in place, youll notice that the ground clearance is about 9 and a half inches. The closest point from the back of the car to the rack is about 5 inches and the overall length added to the back of our Corolla is about 12 inches. Theres no doubt, you can open up the trunk with this bike rack and if thats not enough room, just pull the pin at the bottom of the mast and tilt the rack back, allowing you maximum access to the back of the Corolla. By removing the pin at the top of the mast, you can bring out the cradle arms of our rack. Youll see it adds about 32 inches to the overall length of the Corolla.



Saris Freedom 2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we are going to test fit the Saris Freedom 2 bike rack for one and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number SA4412B. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver, line up the pinholes, thread in the anti rattle bolt and tighten it with the wrench, finish up by inserting the cutter pin. Now that the bike rack is mounted, let's take a look at some measurements. Your ground clearance is approximately 10 inches. The closest point from the back of the vehicle is about 9 1/2 inches. We've added about 23 1/2 inches to the overall length to the back of the Corolla. To get the rack ready for the bike, pull the yellow T handle, undo your straps. Now grab your bike, place it on the rack.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla we'll be test-fitting the Swagman Titan 4 Bike rack for for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches. Part #S63410. Let's get started by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver. We will line up the pin holes and thread in the anti-rattle bolt and then tighten it with a wrench. Once the hitch is on the car, you'll notice that the ground clearance is about 13-1/2", the closest distance between the car and the bike rack is about 6" and the overall length is about 21". There's plenty of room here to open up the trunk and it's that's not enough, this rack also tilts back to allow even more access to your trunk. By pulling the lever at the top of the mast, you can swing out the cradle arms. With cradle arms out, the length of the car has been extended by about 41". Next, we'll undo the cradle straps.



Rola Canyon Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, well be test fitting the Rola Canyon Rooftop Bike Rack, part number 59404. Well begin our test fit by first pacing the bike rack up on to the vehicles load bars. Starting at the front, well need to position the two black brackets on the front side and back side of the front load bar. Well then insert the silver bolt to the pre-drilled holes at the bottom side of the brackets. Well place our nut inside of the designated slot and tighten it down using the included wrench. With the front secured, well go and repeat the same process for the back set of brackets.



RockyMounts TieRod Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we'll be test fitting the Rockymounts Tierod roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1014. Now with the roof rack system already assembled on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's cross bars. We'll then remove the front black plastic cap and loosen up the allen bolts at the rear of the carrier. In no specific order, we'll bring the rubber coated steel around the underside of the front cross bar, and the back black bracket around the underside of the rear cross bar. We'll then tighten down the front allen bolt to secure the front of the carrier to the front cross bar, and tighten down the rear allen bolts to secure the rear bracket to the rear cross bar. We'll then replace our front black plastic cap, and we're ready to load our bike.



RockyMounts TieRod Stretch Roof Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Corolla

Today on our 2013 Toyota Corolla, we'll be test fitting the Rockymounts Tierod Stretch roof-mounted bike carrier, part number RKY1011. Now with the roof rack system already assembled on our vehicle, we'll begin our test fit by placing the carrier onto the vehicle's cross bars. We'll then remove the front black plastic cap and in no specific order bring the rubber coated steel straps around the front cross bar, and the rear black bracket around the rear cross bar by loosening up the allen bolts. We'll then tighten up the allen bolt on the rear bracket to secure the rear of the carrier to the rear cross bar. We'll then tighten down the allen bolt in the front of the carrier to tighten down the straps around the front cross bar, securing the carrier to the vehicle. We'll then replace the front black plastic cap, and we're ready to load our bike.





2013 Toyota Corolla Bike Rack Questions

  • For a trunk mount bike rack on your 2013 Toyota Corolla I recommend the Hollywood Racks Over The Top Bike Rack # HRF2. The bike rack was designed to work with vehicles such as yours that have a spoiler. If the spoiler is metal then it can usually handle the weight of a typical trunk mount bike rack. However, if your spoiler is plastic there is no way it can handle the pressure of the carrier and bikes. This is why the Hollywood Racks Over The Top rack is so popular. I have...
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  • The Saris Thelma 2 Bike Platform Rack, part # SA4229B will work with your Corolla. Since you said you know you need a trailer hitch, that is a good place to start. I recommend the Draw-Tite Trailer Hitch, part # 24913. This is a Class l hitch and it has a 1-1/4 inch receiver opening. I have attached a link to an installation video for this hitch on a 2014 Corolla. As the video shows, there is a distance of 2 inches from the center of the hitch pin hole to the back of the rear...
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  • I recommend the Thule Raceway Pro-3 bike rack # TH9002PRO to easily mount your bikes on your 2013 Toyota Corolla. This rack allows you to carry up to 105 lbs. so you will not have to worry about carrying too close to the weight capacity. Also, mounting two bikes is easier on a bike rack which carries 3 bikes over a bike rack only designed for two. When mounting your bikes, always have the heavier bike mounted closer to the vehicle. In your case, the hybrid bike most likely...
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  • A great 2 bike rack for your 2013 Toyota Corolla is the Thule Passage 2 Bike Carrier # TH910XT. The Thule Passage is a high quality, economical bike rack. It has No-Sway cages to keep the bikes from coming into contact with each other or your Corolla and it fits nicely with a spoiler. The Corolla S can come with a variety of spoilers depending on which exact package you have but I'm confident the Thule Passage will work with them all. I've included a review video with the...
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