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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.



Yakima HoldUp 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Yakima Holdup two bike rack for two inch hitches, platform style, part number Y02443. To begin our test fit, slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Line up the pin hole and thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Then we can install the lock on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about thirteen inches of ground clearance.



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.



Swagman Jackknife Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Swagman Jackknife 2 Bike Rack for 1 1/4 and 2-inch hitches, part number S63450. 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 thread in our anti-rattle bolt, tightening it with a wrench. Then we can install the clip on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle, here at the top, is about 12 1/2 inches. And down here at the bumper, it sits about 13 1/2 inches away. We've added about 23 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. We'll pull the safety pin at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.



SportRack Super EZ Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting the Sportrack Super EZ platform style two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number sr2901lr. 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 thread in our anti rattle bolt, tightening with a wrench and installing the lock on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 15 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about 10.5 inches. We've added about 28 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. We'll pull the three pins at the base of the bike rack and allow the platform and the mast to unfold.



Softride Element Hitch Mounted Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Speaker: Today in our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Softride Element Parallelogram Tilting 4 Bike Rack for 1-1/4" and 2" Hitches, part number SR26248.To begin our test fit, well slide the shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. Well lineup the pinholes 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 inches of ground clearance, the closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 6.5 inches. Weve added about 16 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Well undo the pins at the top of the mast to swing out our dual arms.With these out, weve added about 33 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. Well undo the cradle straps to expose our cradles, grab our bike, place it onto the frame cradles and secure it by tightening each strap.



Softride Dura Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting this Softride Dura Paralellogram tilting four bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number sr26247. We'll begin our test fit by sliding 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 and then we can install our lock. Now we'll go over a very clearance measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance, the closest one to the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about eight inches and we've added about 39 inches to the overall length of our vehicle. We'll undo the cradle straps, six was our cradles, grab our bike, place it onto the frame cradles and secure it by tightening each strap. One of the great features of the Paralellogram is it's ability to tilt away from the vehicle while keeping the bike parallel to the ground.



Rola TX-104 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, we'll be test fitting the Rola TX-104 four-bike rack inaudible00:07 hitches,part number 59401.To begin our test fit, we'll slidethe shank of the bike rack into the receiver tube of the hitch. We'llline up the pin hole and tread in our anti-rattle bolt and tightening it with a wrench. We'll go over and do clearance measurements. We have a ground clearance of about 12 inches. The closest part of the bike rack to the rear of the vehicleis about six inches. We've added about 14 inches to the overall length of our Highlander.



Rhino-Rack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting the Rhino-Rack Four Bike Rack for two inch hitches, part number RBC038. 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 bolt, tightening it with a wrench, and installing the lock. 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 eight and a half inches. We've added about sixteen inches to the overall length of our Highlander.



Prorack 4 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today, on our 2013 Toyota Highlander, well be test fitting the Prorack 4 Bike Rack for inch and a quarter and 2 inch hitches, part number PR8062404. 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 thread in our anti rattle bolt, tightening with a wrench, and installing the clip on the other side.Now, well go over some clearance measurements. We have about 11 and a half inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about 8 inches. Weve added about 33 and a half inches to the overall length of our vehicle. Well pull the pin 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 undo the cradle straps to expose our cradles at the top.



Prorack 2 Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander we'll be test fitting the Prorack two bike rack for inch and a quarter and two inch hitches, part number pr8062403. 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 holes and thread in our anti rattle bolt tightening it with a wrench and installing the clip on the other side. Now we'll go over a few clearance measurements. We have about 12 inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our vehicle is about eight and a half inches. We've added about 27 inches to the overall length of our Highlander. We'll pull the pin and clip at the base of the bike rack and allow it to tilt away from our vehicle.



Kuat NV Hitch Bike Rack Review - 2013 Toyota Highlander

Narrator: Today on our 2013 Toyota Highlander well be test-fitting the Kuat NV Aluminum Platform-Style Two-Bike Rack for two inch hitches, part number N101. 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 install our pin and lock. Well move to the rear of the shank and tighten the hand knobs 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 twelve inches of ground clearance. The closest point of the bike rack to the rear of our Highlander is about six and a half inches, and weve added about eighteen inches to the overall length of our Toyota.





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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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