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Value Roof Rack Recommendation for a 2017 Kia Soul With Bare Roof

Question:

Will this rack fit on a 2017 KIA Soul Base flat roof? Total weight cap. is 165lbs? or is each bar that capacity to 330lbs? I also have manufacture mounting spots on roof, so I wont need to side straps right?

Expert Reply:

I have roof rack options for your 2017 Kia Soul that will use the factory mounting points on your roof, but all of the Rhino-Rack roof rack options use the clamps with the side straps.

If you want to stay around the same price point as the Rhino-Rack 2500 Roof Rack, # RREB137B, that you mentioned, then you will want to take a look at the Rola Sport Series Roof Rack, # 59789. This roof rack has the same weight capacity of 165 lbs, which is the weight capacity for the entire roof rack, not per bar. This goes for all of the other roof rack systems for you Soul. Be sure to verify your vehicle's roof weight capacity in your owners manual before loading any gear. If your vehicle's roof capacity is lower, then that will be the limit.

One big advantage that this roof rack has over the Rhino-Rack roof rack you were looking at is that it has elliptical shape crossbars. This will dramatically reduce the amount of wind noise and resistance compared to the square crossbars.

I have attached photos of this roof rack installed on a Kia Soul that one of our customers submitted for you to check out.

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