Why Does Thule Gateway 9006XT Fit 2015 Mazda 3 but not 9007XT

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What is the difference between the 9006XT and the 9007XT besides the extra bike storage capacity? The manual states that the 9007 is not compatible with the Mazda 3 four door sedan but the 9006XT is. What is the difference?

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The only difference between the two Thule Gateway Trunk Racks part number # TH9007XT and # TH9006XT is the number of bikes each rack can carry. Thule does not recommend the 3 bike version for your vehicle since the additional weight of the third bike makes the rack weigh much more when installed and Thule doesn't like to put that much weight on your 2015 Mazda 3. It would fit just the same but it would possibly damage your vehicle to carry 3 bikes with it.

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