View Full Version : which bike rack is best for Iimpreza wagon

03-29-2011, 09:38 AM
Just traded in my 2000 Outback for a 2011 Impreza 5 door. I got the factory mounted roof rails on the new car. I am looking to get a new fork mounted bike rack for the roof. Which one works best? Which one allows the rear hatch to open when the rack and bikes are on the roof?

04-01-2011, 04:22 PM
The Factory roof rack is reasonably priced and will allow what you want.
I also have a 2011 OBS, but need a hitch mounted rack because my garage roof is too low to allow parking with bikes mounted.
In case you want to consider a hitchmount, here's the hitch and rack that fit our 2011's:
Hitches: $140 Curt Hitch #11315 or $109 Drawtite #24849 (Curt comes with pin and bar, Drawtite does not)
Rack: $214 Sportrack # A30901XT (This was the best balance of price/quality for the wheel-cradle type that my bike requires because there's no top bar)