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Best Bike Rack For Honda Fit – What is the Perfect “Fit”

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The Honda Fit is good at carrying bikes even without a bike rack. Its rear “Magic Seats” fold to near floor level, creating lots of cargo space.

As with any car, though, there are times when you’ll need that interior space for other purposes.

Below, we’ll help you find the best bike rack for a Honda Fit (aka Honda Jazz). Our reviews include the Thule T2 Pro XTR Hitch Bike Rack. This is an excellent rack for its solid build quality, built-in security, and versatility.

We’ll also be telling you what to look for in a Honda Fit bike rack.

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Top 7 Best Bike Racks For Honda Fit Reviewed

The bike racks below have all been checked by us for broad compatibility with the Honda Fit.

1. Thule T2 Pro XTR Hitch Bike Rack (best overall)


  • Rack type: Hitch (platform style)
  • Bike capacity: 2
  • Weight: 52.04 lbs (23.6 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 2 x 60 lbs (120 lbs / 54.43 kg)

We’ve put the Thule T2 Pro XTR Hitch Bike Rack in our top spot because of its robust build quality, ease of use, and versatility. It can carry most types of bikes without needing any adapter and has a generous weight capacity.

This rack holds bikes primarily by their front wheels. If your bike has a wheel diameter of between 20” and 29” and a width of 5” or less, the T2 Pro XTR will probably carry it.

The Thule T2 Pro XTR also has useful security features, including a locking hitch knob and integrated cable locks to deter casual theft.

Other handy features include the ergonomic HitchSwitch tilting lever, Thule’s AutoAttach system for easy installation, and adjustable spacing between bikes for an optimum fit.

A downside to this rack is the price.

What We Like

  • Versatile – carries most bike types.
  • Easy – easy to install and use.
  • Security – handy dual security included.

What We Don’t Like

  • Price – not for anyone on a budget.

2. Thule ProRide XT Rooftop Bike Rack (best roof rack)

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  • Rack type: Roof
  • Bike capacity: 1
  • Weight: 11 lbs (4.9 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 44 lbs (19.9 kg)

To retain full vehicle access while carrying a bike, the Thule ProRide XT Rooftop Bike Rack offers a solution. This rack holds a wide range of bikes with tire widths up to 3”.

The frame holder and wheel tray of this rack help you easily get your bike into the correct position on your Honda Fit. Large, soft grips hold onto your bike frame and spread pressure evenly to avoid damage.

A torque-limiting knob prevents you from exerting too much force when securing your bike with the frame holder.

There is also potential for security with this bike rack. Unfortunately, you have to buy two lock cylinders separately to benefit.

What We Like

  • Protects – soft grip and torque limiter protect the bike frame.
  • Loading – the frame grip steadies the bike while you load it.
  • Types – suitable for various bike types (not fat bikes).

What We Don’t Like

  • Extra expense – lock cylinders are available at extra cost.

3. Yakima FullBack Premium Trunk-Mounted Bike Rack (best trunk rack)



  • Rack type: Trunk
  • Bike capacity: 2
  • Weight: 22 lbs (9.97 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 2 x 35 lbs (70 lbs / 31.75 kg)

We have little hesitation in endorsing the Yakima FullBack Premium Bike Rack as our best trunk rack. It’s easy to install and use, looks good and holds your bikes securely.

Unusually for a trunk rack, the Yakima FullBack offers bike security. Its reinforced straps are anchored inside the locked car, while an integrated cable lock prevents casual theft of your bikes.

A downside to the lock is that it only reaches the outer bike. Therefore, the system only works if you’re carrying two bikes.

The frame of the Yakima FullBack has an interlocking hub that makes it easy to position the rack correctly. Using a Yakima web page, you will find the correct hub setting and installation notes for your car model.

What We Like

  • Easy – delivered 100% assembled and easy to install.
  • Security – dual security feature.
  • Durability – a well-made rack.

What We Don’t Like

  • Lock – only lockable with two bikes mounted.

4. Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Hitch Rack (best for multiple bikes)


  • Rack type: Hitch (hanging style)
  • Bike capacity: 4
  • Weight: 35 lbs (15.87 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 4 x 37.5 lbs (150 lbs / 68 kg)

Ideally suited to the tongue weight capacity of a Honda Fit is the Thule Apex XT 4-Bike Hitch Rack, which can carry up to four bikes.

This rack installs securely into your vehicle’s hitch and features Thule’s Snug-Tite Stinger to prevent wobble. The rack and bikes are all lockable.

As a hanging-style hitch rack, a downside to the Apex XT is that it’ll struggle with step-through bike frames. You’re likely to need crossbar adapters for those.

Again, this rack comes with the Thule HitchSwitch lever for easy tilting and vehicle access.

What We Like

  • Weight – ideal weight and load capacity for a Honda Fit.
  • Tilt – easy tilting with the HitchSwitch lever.
  • Security – lockable rack and bikes.

What We Don’t Like

  • Adapters – you may need crossbar adapters for certain bike types.

5. Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Hitch Rack (best for heavy bikes)



The Honda Fit is not ideal for carrying ultra-heavy bikes, but the Hollywood Racks Sport Rider Hitch Rack gives you a little more scope for this. You could carry an 80 lbs bike on the inner trays, for instance.

Note: this rack requires a 2” hitch receiver.

A 2” hitch receiver for a 2018-2020 Honda Fit is available, though a 1.25” hitch is standard for this vehicle and hitch class. Upsizing adapters are not recommended.

You’d also have to stay well within the max load capacity of this rack to avoid overloading the 200 lbs tongue weight capacity of your Honda Fit hitch.

The Sport Rider Hitch Rack accommodates fat tires of up to 5” width. It also offers a tilting mechanism and dual security (lock the rack and your bikes).

What We Like

  • Versatile – holds most bike weights and tire widths.
  • Security – lockable hitch pin and cable lock for bikes.
  • Tilting – gives you access to the trunk.

What We Don’t Like

  • Caution – do not load both bike platforms to max capacity on a Honda Fit.

6. Thule Helium Platform XT Hitch Bike Rack (best for carbon bikes)



  • Rack type: Hitch
  • Bike capacity: 2
  • Weight: 43 lbs (19.5 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 2 x 45 lbs (90 lbs / 40.82 kg)

The Honda Fit is better suited to carrying lightweight carbon bikes than heavy ones, and the Thule Helium Platform XT Hitch Bike Rack helps with that. An aluminum construction makes the rack itself light for a hitch rack.

This is a rack that secures bikes by their front wheels, which means there are no compatibility issues with step-through bikes. Because it doesn’t clamp the bike frame, there’s also less chance of any damage to a carbon bike.

Any bike with a 26” to 29” wheel diameter (including 700c) and up to 3” tire width works with this rack.

Other handy features of the Thule Helium XT include integrated bike locks, off-set mounting, and tool-free installation. An expected downside is the price.

What We Like

  • Versatile – holds most types of bike frames without adapters.
  • Security – built-in dual security.
  • Easy – easy to install and use.

What We Don’t Like

  • Cost – many cheaper solutions exist.

7. Allen Sports Ultra Compact Trunk Mounted Bike Rack (best budget option)



  • Rack type: Trunk
  • Bike capacity: 2
  • Weight: 7.27 lbs (3.3 kg)
  • Weight capacity: 2 x 35 lbs (70 lbs / 31.75 kg)

Offering wide compatibility with many models of Honda Fit is the Allen Sports Ultra Compact Trunk Mounted Bike Rack. Handily, you can check this on the Allen website to be doubly sure it suits your car.

This rack secures to your car with five straps, including two side straps for lateral stability. Three padded feet rest against the vehicle without causing damage.

A slight downside with this rack is the metal hooks that secure the straps to the trunk of your car. These can sometimes damage the car’s finish. You can avoid this.

Durably made with a steel frame, the rack features dual-compound cradles that secure your bikes and protect them from damage.

What We Like

  • Portable – lightweight and easy to carry in a bag or backpack.
  • Protection – padded protection for your car and bikes.
  • Durable – made with a durable steel frame.

What We Don’t Like

  • Hooks – the metal hooks can damage the car’s finish.

Buyer’s Guide To Choosing Honda Fit Bike Racks

Bike Rack Types

Trunk Racks

Aside from being the simplest form of bike rack, trunk racks also tend to be the cheapest of the three types.

With almost no exceptions, trunk racks are hanging-style bike racks.

Features you need in a trunk rack include a strong frame, rubberized or padded feet, coated or padded trunk hooks, and multiple straps for stability.

The tie-downs that hold your bike frame to the trunk rack should be padded. An anti-sway design prevents your bikes from knocking into each other during transit.

Most trunk racks do not include any form of security.

Roof Racks

One benefit of roof-mounted racks is that they leave the rest of your car unobstructed.

Roof racks can also carry heavier bikes than typical trunk racks. You can expect to carry bikes up to 45 lbs on a roof rack, whereas 35 lbs is normal on a trunk rack.

There are a few downsides to bike racks on car roofs:

  • It’s not impossible to forget the bikes are there and attempt to drive into a garage or under a barrier, causing great damage to the bikes and/or the roof.
  • They may be considered a vehicle modification and complicate insurance.
  • Bikes mounted on the roof add aerodynamic drag and increase fuel consumption by a substantial amount in some cases.

Roof racks often have a security element in their design, though you do sometimes have to pay extra for lock cylinders.

Hitch Racks

Hitch-mounted bike racks install into the hitch receiver of your Honda Fit if there is one.

Because the Honda Fit is not designed for towing (the opposite is true), you’ll often need to install the hitch receiver before you can install this type of bike rack.

A Honda Fit has a 2000 lbs towing capacity and a 200 lbs tongue weight capacity. The tongue capacity is the most you can load onto the hitch, including the bike rack. Ideally, you should stay well under that.

Exceeding the tongue weight capacity affects the handling of your car.

Note that the Honda Fit has a Class 1 hitch capacity, which means it’ll usually require or have a 1.25” hitch receiver.

You can buy a 2” receiver for some later Honda Fit models. The 200 lbs capacity of your Honda takes precedence if the weight capacity of the hitch receiver is higher.

Hitch racks come in two main forms:

  • Platform-style hitch racks have bikes sitting on wheel trays and tend to be the most versatile type. They can usually support more weight (up to 60-80 lbs per bike).
  • Hanging-style hitch racks suspend bikes from arms, which extend from a central column. Unlike trunk racks, you usually retain trunk access via a tilting mechanism.

Bike Racks & Security

A hitch rack is the best type of bike rack for security, not least because it’s almost a standard feature. You can usually lock the rack to the car and your bikes to the rack.

We do need to get this into perspective, however. Many bike racks feature cable locks, which only delay career bike thieves by a few seconds.

Adding premium U-locks or chain locks to the set-up is a way to vastly upgrade bike-rack security.

Awkward Bikes

Bikes with awkward frames, like those without a horizontal top tube, are likely to need crossbar adapters before they can be mounted onto a hanging-style rack. You’ll need to factor this into the cost with trunk racks and some hitch racks.

Fat bikes and e-bikes are also awkward for their dimensions and weight. Platform-style hitch racks are generally the solution.

Video: Using a Crossbar Adapter On A Bike Rack

Wrapping Up

It’s time to revisit our Honda Fit bike rack reviews.

At the top of our list is the Thule T2 Pro XTR Hitch Bike Rack. We like this for its robust build quality, ease of use, and versatility. You can load almost any bike onto this rack.

We’ve chosen the Thule ProRide XT Rooftop Bike Rack as our best roof rack. This rack protects the bike with its soft bike grip and torque-limiting knob. Mounting bikes is easy, too, as the rack supports the bike while you get it secured.

It’s hard to beat the Yakima FullBack Premium Bike Rack as a trunk rack that’s durably built and easy to install. Unusually for this type of rack, it also offers a level of security with its innovative in-car anchors and cable lock.

We hope this article helps you find the perfect bike rack for your Honda Fit!

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Glenn Harper
Glenn Harper
I'm Glenn. When I’m not contributing articles to BikePush, I can often be found cycling on the rural roads around me. If I can help you benefit from bicycling in some small way, I’ll consider it a win.

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