Thule Force XT or Motion XT Roof Cargo Box for 2018 Toyota Highlander

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Hi Im looking for a roof box for a Toyota Highlander 2018 Hybrid Limited. I have the dealder bar installed the cross spred is exactly 27-1/2 inch center to center. Can the Thule Force XT XL or the Thule Motion XT XL fit on my toyota? Thanks

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Both the Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box # TH6359B and the Motion XT # TH6299T that you referenced will fit the factory roof rack on your 2018 Toyota Highlander that has a 27-1/2 inch crossbar spread. Between these two options I recommend the Thule Force XT # TH6359B because of its sleek AeroSkin diamond-texture finish and the fact that it is just a bit lighter (52 pounds compared to 55 pounds on the Motion) that not only makes it easier to lift up on the roof but also gives you a few more pounds of capacity to work with when loading it up.

One thing I do recommend checking on your Highlander is the distance from the center of the front crossbar to the line where the roof and rear hatch meet. You just need to make sure that this distance is at least 54-3/4 inches to ensure there won't' be any interference between the box and the hatch when it's open.

I have attached a short video demonstration on this cargo box that you can check out as well.

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