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Offer your bike safe passage at an affordable rate with this trunk-mounted carrier. Passage mounts securely to your Hyundai Tucson with the patented FitDial adjustment system and straps, and anti-sway cradles keep your bikes from jostling during transport.
The Thule Passage offers an affordable, safe way to transport three bikes without a hitch. The Passage mounts to the rear of your Hyundai Tucson with six integrated straps and Thule's patented Fit Dial system, which adjusts the rack base to ensure a snug fit.
The Passage includes cushioned anti-sway cradles with Thule's No-Sway Cage accessories to prevent bike-to-bike contact during transport. The anti-sway cradles also keep your bikes from making contact with the Hyundai Tucson.
The carrier's dual support arms provide stability for your bikes during transit, and the arms conveniently fold down when not in use for additional rear clearance and easy storage.
Video of Thule Passage 3 Bike Carrier - Trunk Mount
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today we're going to taking a look at the Thule Passage. This is a trunk mounted 3 bike rack, part number on it is TH911XT. The Passage uses Thule's fit dial technology. This makes it easily customizable to fit a very wide range of vehicles. As you can see the cradle arms can be stored in the downward position for convenience and then simply rotate it up and into position when we're ready to use them. Each set of cradles has the anti-sway technology designed in.
That way we're going to help to prevent or reduce the bike to bike contact, or bike to vehicle contact. Now that we've gone over some of the key features of the Passage, let's show you how it installs on the vehicle. The first step is going to be to set our fit dial. For our Nissan today, we need to be on number 9. Just refer to Thule's website or their fit guide for more details on the number specific to your vehicle. The first thing we'll do is remove the black wing nuts. They've got a bolt attached to them that goes right through the fit dial.
Then we'll rotate it up to the number 9. Once we have it in the appropriate position, we'll put that wing nut back in and snug it down. Per the fit guide, the lower set of pads should be resting directly on top of our bumper. It's a nice, thick, soft pad. This is on the lower arm and the upper arm.
It's going to help protect your vehicles finish and paint surfaces. We'll place that right onto the top edge of the bumper. Just rotate the rack up to our glass. We're then going to take our top hooks, connect them in the connection point between the roof line and the rear hatch where they come together. We'll work our way all the way around the rack. We've got 6 hooks to connect.
All the hooks have a nice rubber coated finish on them. Again, just like those pads, it's going to help protect your vehicle's surface and keep you from getting scratches and stuff. Now the straps, we're just going to snug them up for now, just to hold the rack in place until we get everything set and we can tighten them down finally. Now with all 6 of our hooks in place, we're going to go around and tighten up each strap just a little bit at a time until we have it nice and secure. With our straps secure, as you can see we've got the rack really attached to our car nicely, we'll just tidy up our excess strap. We're now ready to load up our bikes. We'll rotate the cradle arms up into position. We'll undo our cradle straps. Each cradle has 3 channels or grooves in the bottom of it. It's going to help to accommodate any of the brake lines that we may have. It also has a nice, strong, durable rubber strap that's going to help securely hold the bike in place. The cradles themselves are made of a softer, rubber, plastic material. It's going to help to protect the bike's frame. As we load up the bike we want the down tube to be on the same side as our anti-sway cradle. Once we have it resting in our 2 cradles, we'll simply come through and secure it with our straps. For the women's style frame, we did use the Thule bike adapter bar. This is part number TH982XT. Now we'll take the extra strap that comes provided with the rack. We're going to run it through the frames of our bike. This kind of helps connect the frame of the bike rack with the frames of our bike for just an extra level of security. We'll just cinch that down. With that secure, we're ready to hit the road. With our rack loaded to capacity, we're going to take it through our test course so you can see what it looks like in action. We'll first go through our slalom course which will simulate every day turning side to side. We'll go through our alternating bumps which will simulate the twisting effect we get on potholes and uneven roads. Then through our regular speed bumps so you can see how that rack moves up and down. That will complete today's review of the Thule Passage, part number TH911XT. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (268 Customer Reviews)Offer your bike safe passage at an affordable rate with this trunk-mounted carrier. Passage mounts securely to your vehicle with the patented FitDial adjustment system and straps, and anti-sway cradles keep your bikes from jostling during transport.
Great value that meets my needs to haul 3 bikes on back of my SUV. I did not want to have a hitch installed solely to mount a bike carrier so this makes sense. Product was delivered and within 15 mins I had it assembled and was driving to the bike shop. All the clips that mount to the rear hatch are coated so no concern over scratching. All but the bottom 2 clips slide in with the hatch shut; the bottom two requiring opening the hatch and shutting to get them in.....a little cumbersome but still just a few seconds to take care of. The bike rack hangs far enough out so the bike closest to the car is still 6" away from bumper. But, when braking, the bike does swing forward and hit the rear bumper. Positioning the pedals to avoid having one aim square at the bumper helped. This may be a common issue on this kind of rack; it was not something I experienced on an older spare tire mounted rack where the bike was snug up to the spare so no swaying. All in all a quality rack that is sturdy when mounted and comes on and off with ease. 180483
by: Cheri A08/29/2015
Found the perfect rack for my car. Rack holds securely and does not rub against the car/bikes securely away from vehicle itself. Recommend highly. I searched other sites and etrailer was extremely competitive plus told me the best rack for my vehicle. 222655
by: Dave L05/08/2014
Great packaging, great product, installation instructions clear. Do recommend. 129697
by: Robin B.03/17/2015
I was convinced I was going to have to install a hitch, and purchase a hitch bike rack for my 2011 Ford Edge. I was searching on Google "One last time" Not only did I find one. But you had SEVERAL options! And, you didn't stop there. Even videos on how to. Who does that?! As a mom of two, who's husband works out of state, I really thank you. I received the rack last night. Dropped my 3 and 5 year olds off at day care, came home. Easy installation. Got a ride in! And a full day stuff done. I really thank all of you from the bottom of my heart. 179167
Easy to use well made 146085
by: Scot P.05/17/2015
It's very good overall, but if you take it on a longer trip or on bumpier roads, expect to make some stops to tighten the straps. It fits mine and my wife's bikes fine, but we have yet to find a way to fit my daughter's 20" bike on here, even using the adapter bar (sold separately). We're using it on an Outback wagon because we don't have a trailer hitch. When we trade this in for a newer model we will be getting a trailer hitch and springing for one of the bike racks that will fit with it. 193861
by: Bill S.12/17/2012
This bike rack is a Christmas gift for our daughter, so I am unable to report on it. Based on other reviews, I am sure she will be delighted. As for the experience with etrailer, I could not be more happy. Your representative was very prompt in responding to my two messages prior to the order, and provided excellent information. After I placed the order, your package was on my doorstep within 48 hours. I will not hesitate to order from etrailer for any future needs. Thank you. 61636
by: Dave S.07/03/2016
The new rack I received assembled easily and went on without any difficulty at all. I attached my bike and drove 375 miles one way and back again with no problems of loosening or unsteadiness. I eventually attached two bikes for a group haul and again worked well. When I ordered the rack initially, there was a helpful staff member, Ellen, to assist me when ordering the rack. Overall very pleased with the product and service! 267711
I purchased this rack a year ago and have used it on several trips. The longest was 4 hours through some unpaved terrain and the rack was great! Because it's not attached like a hitch or roof rack, expect to adjust the straps every 1-2 stops. Nothing major, the side straps seem to slide a bit during travel. The guys a etrailer are absolutely exceptional. Very fast with communication and focused on great service. 251698
by: james e.07/04/2014
delivery on this product was very quick. I had it in 3 days.. I have a Suzuki sx10 and had problems finding the proper bike carrier..i have now had this on my car for over a week and taken my bike on long trips to a bike trail. it fits my car perfectly and I have no problems in transporting my bike.. it is easy to assemble and attach to your car. I would highly recommend this carrier.. jim 139170
Excellent product, easy install. I very much enjoy being able to fold the "arms" of the rack down when not in use. The only reason I did not rate 5 stars is due to the fact that the rubber coated trunk hooks cracked and peeled within a month of install. This caused the hooks to rust and my trunk has since sustained minor damage. Otherwise, great product. 260258
Really easy to install, fits nice on a Volt if you add a little padding (neoprane or a folded towel works) under the lower arm to avoid rubbing the bumper. Use it all the time on multiple vehicles. I do use the Swagman arm on the women's bike so it sits level, without it the bike rides a little too low. 213554
by: Tim K02/08/2016
Product fit my Mazda3 perfectly. Instructions were clear and precise. Once assembled (about 5 minutes) it fit right on and is easily cinched down onto the back of the hatchback without damaging the spoiler. Comes off quickly and fits into the truck of the hatchback with no problem. 237272
by: Mel S05/14/2013
I would class this product excellent except for the difficulty I had assembling it. One of the arms required excessive effort to install..Other than that it is well designed and well made.I have yet to actually use it but all indications are that it will perform as promised 80247
We love this bike rack! Thanks to it the entire family had done many biking adventures. I would give it a 5 star, but the bike frame (for smaller bikes) can sometimes be hard to put it. It can be done by adjusting the bike holds. Otherwise, works good and good price. 289078
The bike rack is good enough for the intended purpose however it is difficult to put certain bikes on it. We haven't attempted to put 3 bikes on it yet, but aren't optimistic that 3 will fit easily. Maybe this rack is only made for certain size bike frames. 299888
I really like my Thule bike rack! I have a Chevy Volt. The rack fits well, and is easy to install and take off. It's VERY sturdy access reliable. I've carried 3 bikes on the rack, and not worried a bit about whether it would hold. I highly recommend it! 260596
by: Chris B05/04/2015
The straps don't seem to get as tight as I would think they need to be without throwing off the way it sits, but it works great on the back of our Chevy Cruze! Solid construction for sure. Definitely recommend for those without a hitch. 189863
by: Oscar B07/11/2014
This rack was very easy to install on my Chevy traverse. Some people may be concerned about the spoiler being pulled apart, but if you follow the directions this should never happen. Make sure you adjust your dial to the correct number. 140796
by: Jeff C03/09/2011
The carrier is great...at least as far as I can tell so far. I won't be able to use it until I take vacation at the end of March. But so far so good! It shipped in a very timely fashion and no trouble getting it together. C'mon spring!! 8947
I have a Buick Enclave 2012. The place that you have to put the upper straps on this bike rack is made of plastic on this vehicle. There is NO WAY I would attach this and expect it to hold without warping or damaging the car. 129368
by: Kellie M06/11/2013
I have a 2003 Ford Escape and it fit perfectly! East to use and my bike is safe and secure. The only thing was it was recommended that I buy an extra bar if I had a girls bike - this was not needed for the kind of bike I have. 84003
Works on Volvo XC90 as described. Assembly took more effort than expected but installation was fine/as expected. Bikes are very stable. Used for two adult bikes; child's bike did not fit (bike frame was too small). 224455
by: Pam H08/21/2016
Typically use it for two bike and it has been perfect. No complaints to date and would recommend to others. Use it on a 2006 Volvo sedan. etrailer is the best company to deal with for this type of purchase. 286248
by: Nick T12/06/2013
seen in store, haven't opened this one yet (christmas gift) but I'm sure this product is everything it is advertised to be. I'll review after the holidays if we have any issues. E-trailer is tops in my book. 109334
by: Kathy W09/12/2016
This bike rack fit the 2009 Honda Accord trunk perfectly. Make sure the straps are tight and check them when you stop for a break. I am very happy with this rack and will tecommend Thule racks to everyone! 293870
by: Andy R10/01/2014
Used my new car rack & Thule bike adapter bar the day they arrived. It was easy to assemble and install the bike rack. I transported 2 bikes from my house to a nearby biking area and it worked!!! 153993
by: Kate T08/01/2016
Easy to use - I'm a grandmother and bought this bike rack to bring my grandchildren and their bikes to the beach. We had a wonderful time and I was able to handle the bikes and the rack easily. 278014
by: Cheri A.08/05/2013
We were very pleased with our bike rack for the Kia Sedona. It was easy to assemble, stores nicely on our bike racks in the garage so it is ready for use when needed and fits well on the car. 93217
by: Brad H05/11/2016
I received and used it today on Grand Caravan. It was easily mounted with very clear instructions. We took 2 bikes to the lake today and had a great ride. Exactly what we purchased it for. 249809
by: Theresa 71508/09/2016
This is such great rack....exactly what I was looking for! Durable, easy to assemble and mount, and easy to load my bikes on and off. My triathlon travel is so much easier!! 281803
by: Jennifer M07/14/2014
I bought the 3 bike carrier last minute for a trip we were taking from Mass to North Carolina. The bikes were secure the whole way and definiltey would recommend this product. 141232
by: Cathy S.07/26/2012
My husband had no trouble assembling and installing this bike rack on our Toyota Corolla. We appreciated the emails from etrailer reps re: our order and shipment. Thanks! 49401
I am unable to give a review for the product, because it has not been used yet. But I would say that it was delivered in a timely manner no issues with shipping! 61696
by: Brian C.07/31/2016
I have used this bike rack three times for casual cycling trips and has worked as intended. No signs of extensive wear or tear, overall excellent product. 277894
by: Melissa S07/05/2016
I ordered this bike rack for a recent family vacation. It was super easy for me to install on my GMC Acadia and traveled great. I highly recommend. 268460
by: Steve B08/26/2015
Excellent communication between buyer and seller. Item is exactly what was listed. I highly recommend using this company for all accessory needs! 221778
The rack arrived in a timely manner. Installation was easy. The unit seems very sturdy, but I have yet to take it foe a spin. 42560
Worked great on back of my 2007 Toyota sienna. Holds 3 but I carried only two. Women's bike do need the additional crossbar. 251153
by: Dianne W08/21/2013
Great bike rack. Easy to set up. I really appreciate how quick it was delivered and the communication emails from e trailer. 96209
by: Hugh McL.08/21/2012
We purchased this bicycle rack for our son and his 3 kids. Time will tell if we got the right thing or not. 52513
Fits perfectly and Etrailer upgraded my shipping for free! Very speedy delivery. Thanks! 103330
Great product. Well built. Carries 3 really heavy bikes without a problem. 294580
by: David R06/06/2016
The Thule rack worked great for carrying our bikes on my Subaru Crosstrek. 258164
by: Kyle J.05/31/2012
Nice Rack! Fits perfect and looks great on my Mazda3 hatch! 42210
by: Frank Dickerson09/21/2015
Work very well at this time caring one bicycle. 226844
Was easy to install on car, is well mad e. 49032
by: Bobby S.10/28/2014
Quick delivery. Great product. Thanks! 158241
by: Ryan beck05/31/2015
Great product and excellent service 199029
Swift delivery, excellent product. 132577
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