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Curt Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we're doing a test fit of the Curt hanging-style, two-bike rack. That part number is C18029. We already have our bike secured down. First, going to show you how we do that. You've got two cradles in place with three straps: two on our frame, and one as our anti-sway in the back. I'm just going to pull down and lift up to release those.



Yakima HoldUp Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we're doing a test fit of the Yakima HoldUp platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is Y02443. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're first going to show you one of the key features or rack. We're going to come to the back, lift up and pull out on our red pin here. That allows us to tilt our rack fully loaded away from our vehicle.



Kuat Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we're doing a test fit of the Kuat NV 2.0 platform-style 2-bike rack. That part number is NV22G. Now we're forget show you one of the key features of this rack. With our bike rack fully loaded with two bikes, we're able to pull down on this lever here and tilt our rack away from our vehicle. Then at this point we'll be able to gain full access access into our back hatch. What's great about this is that you don't have to worry about taking your whole bike rack or even your bikes off of your vehicle just to gain that access.



Swagman Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we're doing a test fit of the Swagman XC-2 Platform Style 2-Bike Rack. That part number is S64650. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're going to show you how we secure our bike into place, take a few measurements and go over a few features. Now how we secure our bike down. Here in the center we have a frame hook which is going to hold our bike down into our wheel cradles.



Rola Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we're taking a look at the Rolla TX-102 hanging-style 2-bike rack. That part number is 59400. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're going to go over some features, take a few measurements, and start off by showing you how we secure our bike into place. We have two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. To remove our bike we're just going to start by removing those. Then we can lift our bike up and set it off to the side.



Inno Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we're doing a test fit of the Inno Tire Hold Platform-Style 2 Bike Rack. That part number is INH305. Now we already have our bike secured into place. We're first going to show you one of the key features about this rack. We could actually tilt this rack away from our vehicle with our bikes fully loaded. We're going to come here to the back and pull down on this lever.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Roadway Hanging Style Two-Bike Rack. That part number is TH 912 XTR. Now we already have our bike secured down. We're going to go over some features, take a few measurements, and show you how we secure our bike in place. We have two cradles in place with three straps. Two on our frame here, and one is our anti-sway strap in the back. We're going to start by releasing those.



Yakima Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we're taking a look at the Yakima Light Rider hanging style two-bike rack. That part number is Y02472. Now, we already have our bike secured down. We're going to go over some features, take a few measurements and show you how we secure our bike into place. First thing we'll go over is how we secure our bike down. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway on the back.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we're doing a test fit of the Thule Vertex hanging style 4-bike rack. That part number is TH9029XT. Now, we already have our bike secured down here. We're first going to show you how we do that. We've got two cradles in place with three straps, two on our frame and one as our anti-sway in the back. We're going to start by releasing that.



Thule Hitch Bike Racks Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we're doing a test fit of the Thule T2 Pro platform style two bike rack. That part number is TH9034. We already have our bikes secured down, so we're first going to go over some features, take a few measurements, and show you how our bike is secured down. The first feature I want to show you is our tilting feature because we can do this with our bike rack fully loaded. We're going to come here to the back and squeeze our handle together, lower that down, and we'll check to see if we gained full access back here. We are going to clear our handle bars there. Now you'll notice we do have a lot of space between our handle bars.



Thule Helium Aero Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Thule Helium Aero 2-Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2-inch hitches part number TH9042. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole and allow the attached pin to fall into place. We'll then use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 9 inches.



Thule Apex 4 Swing Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be testing the Thule Apex Swing 4 bike rack for 2 hitches, part number TH9027. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole, and allow the attached pin to fall into place. Well then use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 13 of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 7. Weve added about 16 to the overall length of our vehicle.





Pro Series Q-Slot 2 and 4 Bike Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Q Slot Platform style 2 or 4-Bike Rack for 2-inch hitches part number PS63138. For our video today, we'll be using the 2-bike rack. To begin our test fit, we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance.



Pro Series Eclipse 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Pro Series Eclipse Four Bike Hitch-Grounded rack, part number 63124. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up our pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now, we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12-1/2 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of the Highlander is about 7 inches. We've added about 34 inches to the overall length of our Toyota Highlander. We've pulled the safety pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from the vehicle. This gives us full access to our rear hatch. With the mast back in its upright position and the pin reinstalled, we'll go ahead and undo the cradle straps to expose our cradles. We'll grab our bike and place it onto the frame cradles securing it by the straps. Just like that, we're all loaded up and ready to go. That completes today's test fit of the Pro Series Eclipse Four Bike Rack, part number 63124 on our 2013 Toyota Highlander. .



Hollywood Racks Traveler 5 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Traveler Five Bike Carrier for two inch hitches, part number HR9200. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole, and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about twelve and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about fourteen inches. We've added about seventeen and a half inches to the overall length of our Toyota Highlander.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider SE2 2 Bike Rack for two inch hitches, part number HR1450. To begin our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack in to the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pin hole, and install our pin and lock. Here, at the rear of the shank, we'll tighten the black lever to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. We'll go over a few clearance measurements. With the bike rack in this position, we have a ground clearance of about 19 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about nine and a half inches.



Hollywood Racks Sport Rider 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Hollywood Sport Rider 2 two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches part #: HR1000. To begin our test fit well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 18 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of the vehicle is about 13 inches and weve added about 32 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. Well pull the three pins at the base of our bike rack to allow the platform to unfold and our center mast.



Yakima StickUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Yakima Stickup two-bike, hitch-mounted folding rack for 1.25 and 2 hitches, part number Y02420. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12.5 of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 5. Weve added about 16 to the overall length of our vehicle.



Thule Vertex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Speaker: Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Thule Vertex 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches, part number TH9029. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, line up our pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench.Now well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 13 inches of ground clearance, the closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 7". Weve added about 16" to the overall length of our vehicle. Well pull the lever at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle. This gives us full access to our rear hatch, with the mast back in its upright position, well pull the lever at the top of the mast to swing out the dual arms.



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

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Thule Hitching Post Pro folding tilting 4 bike rack for 1.25 and 2 hitches, part number TH934XTR. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up the pinhole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 12. The closest part of our bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 9.5 and weve added about 19 to the overall length of our vehicle. Well pull the safety pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.



Thule Doubletrack Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test fitting the Thule Double Track Platform Style 2 bike rack for inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, part number TH990XT. Well begin our test fit by sliding the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch, by lining up the pin hole and threading in our anti rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench.Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 12 inches. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 5 inches. Weve added about 13 and a half inches to the overall length of our vehicle.You pull the lever at the base of the mast and allow our carrier to unfold. With the carrier in this position we have full access to our rear hatch. We now have a ground clearance of about 17 and a half inches.



Thule Apex 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Thule Apex Four Bike Rack for 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitches, part number TH9025. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and allow the attached pin to fall into place. Well then use the hand knob to secure our bike rack to our vehicle and engage our anti-rattle device. Now well go over a few clearance of measurements. We have about 13-1/2 inches of ground clearance.



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

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Swagman XTC2 two-bike platform rack for 1.25 and 2 hitches, part number S64670. To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well line up our pinholes, thread in our anti-rattle bolt, and tighten it with a wrench.Now, well go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 16 of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 9. Weve added about 24 to the overall length of our Highlander.



Swagman Titan Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting this Swagman Titan four bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches. Part number S63410. To being our test fit we'll slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'll line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 15 and a half inches of ground clearance.





2013 Toyota Highlander Bike Rack Questions

  • After doing some research on your vehicle, I found that there are no trunk mounted bike rack options available for your 2013 Toyota Highlander. Bike rack manufacturers have determined that it would be unsafe to use a trunk mounted bike rack on your rear hatch because the vehicle is unable to support the weight at the point where the carrier must be placed. It is likely due to the spoiler at the top of the rear hatch that you have referenced. These spoilers were not designed...
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  • You are correct that you need a 2-inch Class III hitch in order to use the excellent swing-away Yakima FullSwing 4 Bike Rack # Y02465 on your 2013 Highlander. You can click on the included link to see all hitches offered. While all are 2-inch and Class III-rated they do differ in their tongue weight (TW) capacities and also in terms of compatibility with your full-size spare tire. I recommend going with a higher capacity hitch to give you plenty of strength for the substantial...
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  • According to Softride, the Hydraulic Assist Dura you mentioned, part # SR26321 is dimensionally very similar to their Dura Parallelogram, part # SR26247, as is shown in the side-by-side photograph I provided. Although we have not done a test fit of the Hydraulic-Assist model, we do have a video of a test fit showing the Dura Parallelogram being installed on a 2013 Highlander. If you fast forward the video to the 50 second mark, you can see that the hatch clears the rack with...
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  • I have a great trunk-mount bike rack option for your 2013 Toyota Highlander with rear spoiler, the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top 3 Bike Rack # HRF2-3. This bike rack is specially designed for vehicles with rear spoilers. The upper bar of the bike rack extends above the rear spoiler to allow the straps to hook at the top of the rear hatch, but not to put any weight of the spoiler. The # HRF2-3 has the capcity to hold 3 bikes and has a weight capacity of 35 pounds per bike. If...
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  • I am not sure what reviews you have seen but on our site the Thule lock, # THSTL2, has an average rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 over nearly 70 reviews. Bike rack manufacturers thread the racks and locks unique to their products. Other locks are not tested and are not likely to fit. But if you wanted to use a different lock, you could use a cable lock, # CAB-10 and you could lock the bikes and the rack to the hitch at the same time. I know exactly what you are talking about...
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  • Given the slight price difference between the Yakima RidgeBack 4, # Y02458, and the RidgeBack 5, # Y02459 I recommend going with the 5. What you are thinking is true. It is easier to load 4 bikes on a 5 bike rack then it is on a 4 bike rack. Plus you still get all of the same features on the 5 as you do with the 4. One tip I can offer that will make loading even easier on the 5; remove the last set of cradles, then you can move the rest of the cradles for even more space....
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  • At this time we have one bike rack that will fit your 2013 Toyota Highlander and it is the Hollywood Racks Over-the-Top # HRF2. This bike rack is designed to go over the top of the spoiler at the top of your rear hatch so it will not damage your vehicle. The # HRF can accommodate 2 bikes at 35 lbs per bike. The Thule Raceway Platform # TH9003PRO will not fit because of the spoiler the Highlander has at the top of the rear hatch. Thule does not have a trunk mount bike rack that...
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  • There are some inexpensive entry-level bike racks out there that are just the thing for infrequent use. However, since you will be traveling a few hours away, I'd recommend going with a rack that's a little more substantial that the entry-level offerings. I'd recommend avoiding any of the racks that use hook and loop straps to secure the bikes to the rack, as well as those that don't offer anti-sway cradles that prevent the bikes from swaying back and forth during travel. Swagman...
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  • Between the three bike racks you referenced it sounds like the SoftRide Element Parallelogram # SR26248 would be your best option since it can tilt down with bikes loaded on it where the other racks can't tilt down with bikes loaded. This would give you access to the rear window like you want. I know you said you didn't need full access to the rear cargo area with bikes loaded. But if you did the Thule Vertex Swing part # TH9031XT would be a great option for that since...
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  • The Softride Alumina¬≥ Parallelogram 3 Bike Rack # SR26428 that you referenced should work well on your 2013 Toyota Highlander and have enough clearance, but you might want to check to be completely certain. You will want to measure from the center of your hitch pin out to the furthest point out on the rear bumper. If that measurement is less than 7-1/4 inches this rack would work well for you. If you plan on carrying any womens or alternative framed bikes without horizontal...
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