Malone Cargo12 Rooftop Cargo Box - 12 cu ft - High Gloss Gray

Malone Cargo12 Rooftop Cargo Box - 12 cu ft - High Gloss Gray

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55-1/8 x 31-1/2 x 17-3/8. Roof box mounts to your crossbars with quick-attach clamps. Locking lid opens from the passenger side of your vehicle. Great for carrying sports equipment and large luggage for 2 people. Polystyrene construction. Lowest Prices for the best roof box from Malone. Malone Cargo12 Rooftop Cargo Box - 12 cu ft - High Gloss Gray part number MPG901 can be ordered online at or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.

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Malone Roof Box - MPG901

55-1/8 x 31-1/2 x 17-3/8. Roof box mounts to your crossbars with quick-attach clamps. Locking lid opens from the passenger side of your vehicle. Great for carrying sports equipment and large luggage for 2 people. Polystyrene construction.


  • Cargo box mounts on your vehicle's roof rack to provide enclosed storage for your gear
    • Perfect for carrying sports equipment and large luggage for up to 2 people
    • Great for sedans and smaller vehicles
  • Passenger-side-opening lid lets you load and unload gear without standing in traffic
    • Reinforced construction makes it easy to open and close
  • Built-in lock secures your gear in the box and the box to crossbars
    • Key can only be removed when box is closed and locked
  • Quick-attach clamps provide easy, tool-free installation on most crossbars
    • Clamps wrap around crossbars and secure with bolts and hand knobs
    • Soft rubber coating on clamps protects your crossbars from scratches and scuffs
    • Multiple mounting points accommodate different crossbar spreads
  • Aerodynamic shape helps minimize wind noise and drag
  • 8 Integrated anchor points let you secure cargo inside the box
    • 2 Load straps included
  • Durable polystyrene construction
  • Gloss grey finish with black base


  • Application: round, square, aero, elliptical, and most factory crossbars
    • Crossbar spread: 24" to 28"
  • Carrying capacity: 12 cu ft
  • Weight capacity: 165 lbs
  • Exterior dimensions: 55-1/8" long x 31-1/2" wide x 17-3/8" tall
  • Box weight: 24 lbs
  • Limited lifetime warranty


Cargo boxes, bags, and baskets are great for transporting gear on your vehicle's roof. A cargo box has the added benefits of an aerodynamic shape that reduces drag and wind noise, a hard shell to protect your gear, and a higher degree of weather resistance. And you can latch and lock a cargo box for added protection against theft.

Aerodynamic Cargo Box with Two-Toned Gloss Grey Finish


With 12 cu ft of space, the Malone Cargo12 is large enough to carry sports equipment and large luggage for up to 2 people. The aerodynamic design helps reduce wind noise and drag. The locking lid opens from the passenger side, and it's designed to provide clearance when you open your rear hatch. Quick-attach clamps accommodate most crossbar styles and spreads so you can install the box in minutes without tools. And the durable yet lightweight Polystyrene construction helps to prevent warping, denting, or cracking.

Sturdy, Passenger-Side-Opening Lid

one side open

This cargo box opens from the passenger side, so you'll want to install it closer to the passenger side of your vehicle for easy access to your cargo. The extra-stiff lid helps reduce road noise and vibration, and it guards against dents and scratches.

Built-In Lock

lock key

The box includes a built-in lock on the passenger side to secure your gear. This lock also deters theft of the box itself because it denies access to the mounting hardware. The key can only be removed once it is in the locked position, ensuring the box is securely locked and safe for transportation. 2 locking points on the sides keep the lid secure when locked.

Universal Clamp-On Mounting Hardware

Cargo12 Mounting Clamps

The Cargo12 installs with inward-facing quick-attach mounting clamps. These clamps fit most crossbar styles, and they are inserted in one of the holes along the floor of the box to accommodate different crossbar spreads. To adjust a clamp, loosen the knobs and move the clamp to the desired location. Then tighten the knobs down to close the clamp around your crossbar. Be sure to insert the provided hole plugs into all unused track holes once attached to crossbars.

MPG901 Malone Cargo12 Rooftop Cargo Box - 12 cu ft - High Gloss Gray

MPG901 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details MPG901 Installation instructions

Video of Malone Cargo12 Rooftop Cargo Box - 12 cu ft - High Gloss Gray

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.

Video Transcript for Malone Roof Box Review - 2016 Acura MDX

Speaker 1: Today on our 2016 Acura MDX we're gonna be doing a test fit of our Malone Cargo 12 Rooftop Cargo Box. That's part number NPG901. As you can see, this is a very simple but effective cargo box, it's gonna hold up to 12 cubic feet of cargo. So it's gonna be great for taking any cargo that we don't want to store in our Acura. It features a locking mechanism to make sure that our cargo is secure while we're out and about. To open the cargo box we're gonna simply turn it to the unlock position and lift up on our lid.

Inside we're gonna have four clamps that are gonna secure our cargo box to our crossbars here. These claps come in three parts, one part is gonna fit under our crossbar, second part is gonna fit on top and then the third part is going to hold them together. We're gonna screw down into place. So we're gonna insert this up from the bottom, through the pre-drilled hole in our cargo box, you're gonna insert the second piece and then tighten down our third piece.Now these are going to fit the arrow style crossbars like we have shown here, they're also gonna fit round, square, elliptical and most factory style crossbars. Once we have that tightened down as far as we can by hand, we're gonna use this included tool, it's gonna give us more torque and tighten it down the rest of the way.

Once we have that tightened down, we are ready to load our equipment and close the lid. Now while this cargo rack, or sorry, cargo box does not allow us to open it from the other side like some others do, it does give us enough room to store a bike rack or other equipment on the other side of our roof if we so choose. And it's also going to give us plenty of room to open our back hatch to get any cargo out that we have stored back here, so that's gonna do it for our test fit for our Malone Cargo 12 Rooftop Cargo Box on our 2016 Acura MDX.

Customer Reviews

Malone Cargo12 Rooftop Cargo Box - 12 cu ft - High Gloss Gray - MPG901

Average Customer Rating:  4.9 out of 5 stars   (7 Customer Reviews)

55-1/8 x 31-1/2 x 17-3/8. Roof box mounts to your crossbars with quick-attach clamps. Locking lid opens from the passenger side of your vehicle. Great for carrying sports equipment and large luggage for 2 people. Polystyrene construction.

- MPG901

Box looks great and appears sturdy. Not a flimsy piece of plastic. Etrailer shipped it very quickly and was packed well. No damage at all from shipping. Great product and value for the money.Can fit 2 golf bags plus a few more things. Fits on top of Mercedes E350 perfectly. Haven't used it in a trip yet but I'm sure this will fit the bill. Very pleased. 582682

- MPG901

etrailer offered advice and great service I'd give six stars if I could. Our Mini is ready to roll. 440880

- MPG901

Exactly what I was looking for my 2019 Jeep Trailhawk. It fits perfect and leaves enough room up front for my Sunroof to open. Nice Sleek look and not overpowering . 12 cubic feet is a plus. Super easy to install. Love it ! 567290

- MPG901

I received the item in the description. Before I purchased the product I watched over and over the video on the site to see if the dimensions and looks of the product would fit my vehicle. After receiving it today I mounted it on my cross bars that I had and it fits like a glove. I noticed that the straps on the video are red and a bit larger but I received skinny black stripes not sure why the change. I like the color and it is spacious enough to accommodate what I will use it for. Good built and it sits well on the bars, it wasn't difficult to set it up, I like the way the brackets tighten up to the cross bars. My conclusion is: it is a well constructed cargo box and it is very big for the size to fit many vehicles. The price is also very competitive than many other brands. I was going to wait until after I could use it and then write a review, well I received an e-mail to help testify to it and for now this is what I have to write about it. I will further write more after a few months of use it will make more sense. 610280

- MPG901

The Malone cargo box is very sturdy, with thoughtful design. The mounting instructions are very straight forward and installation went smoothly. This is a good looking cargo box that has solved the luggage space issue for our upcoming family of 5 vacation! We also purchased the Malone crossbar system. An excellent, easy to install and cost efficient match for the Malone cargo box. As great as the products are, the service was even better. Melissa, the customer service representative, confirmed the cargo box, the crossbars and my vehicle were all compatible and processed my order very quickly. I placed the order about 8 pm on a Monday night and received the order by late morning on Wednesday! WOW! 571305

- MPG901

Excellent shipping and very nice quality item that fits perfectly. Video on website was very helpful. 655321

- MPG901

I purchased the Malone Cargo12 roof box for a 6 week trip to Arizona with our two dogs. I chose this carrier because it was large enough to hold all our clothes and items for our extended trip - and it would look nice on my white Forester. It was just what we needed and it worked out great! Looking forward to using it again. 599294


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