Kia Sportage is the perfect vehicle to take you on your outdoor adventures. Our bikes and gear fit easily in the room, and we can haul a lot of stuff around in them. If you’re biking in a remote area, the high clearance and 4 wheel drive are great benefits.
You’ll need a bike rack depending on your Kia Sportage, how many bikes you need to carry and how large your family is. We looked at 8 different types and styles of bike racks for Kia Sportage to find the best one for you.
It’s so easy to attach your bike rack to your Kia Sportage if you have a hitch. It’s important to match the bike rack to the hitch size since not all hitches are the same. Most hitches are 2 inches, but sometimes you run across a 1 1/4 inch hitch.
We look at two different styles of hitch bike racks. The first style is just referred to as a standard hitch bike rack. The second style is the platform hitch bike rack. The standard style attaches your bike at the top frame and the platform style secures your bike with braces for the bike tires along with a padded hook.
In addition to the hitch style bike racks for an Kia Sportage, you can also get a trunk-mount style, which does not require a hitch at all. Instead, the trunk-mount uses several nylon straps and brackets to secure the rack to your vehicle. You then secure your bike to the rack using the upper frame of the bike.
A Tyger Auto brand bike rack is known for being among the most durable and sturdiest available. The TG-RK1B204B DELUXE BLACK 1-BIKE TRUNK MOUNT is no exception. To protect both your bike and vehicle from scratches and paint damage, the frame lower part is almost fully padded.
This rack only carries one bike, rather than carrying multiple bikes like other racks on this list – but the security features it offers more than compensate for what it lacks in capacity. In addition to these features, you can find ratchet buckles that ensure that your bike will be secure even on rough roads.
Made of strong steel with a durable coating to resist rust and corrosion, this rack will last for years.
For outdoor adventures when you’re a lone wolf and only have one bike to bring, this Kia Sportage bike rack won’t let you down. It is compatible with most vehicles and has a sturdy steel construction. For a trunk-mount style, it is a quick and easy installation. When it comes to storing when not in use, it has a relatively compact design which is great for saving space.
Whatever you’re hauling, the KAC OVERDRIVE SPORTS K2 2-INCH 2-BIKE HITCH MOUNTED RACK makes it easy to handle. With the platform-style mount, it’s easier to load and unload bikes with more security around the wheels and frames. The bikes won’t be in contact with the rack, preventing any abrasions.
The quick-release and easy-adjustable design makes this bike carrier great. The frame can be tilted up so you can easily get to the trunk or store it when not in use.
Especially when driving at night, this model has a rear reflector so it’s visible to other cars.
This 2 bike rack is very stable on your Kia Sportage because it has a 2 inch hitch. In addition, it’s very easy to adjust and release. You can tell just by looking at it that it is durable with its heavy-duty construction. It has a great tilting feature that allows for easy access to the rear cargo without the need to remove the rack.
Many people prefer this platform style bike rack, and believe it to be superior to the other designs. One disadvantage to consider is the rack is not fully foldable like the arms on the standard hitch mount racks.
ALLEN SPORTS 4-BIKE HITCH RACK is designed for budget-friendly cyclists and packs on a lot of quality features.
This bike rack is perfect for your Kia Sportage, especially if you bike with friends or family a lot. There’s room for four bikes, which is great.
It’s more lightweight than platform-style bike racks, where bike tires sit in recessed platforms, so it’s easier to install on your own. Keeping your bikes higher also gives you better ground clearance.
The main feature is its 22-inch arms that fit up to four bikes and accommodate a variety of frames and sizes. Whether you’re loading up a kid’s bike or an adult mountain bike, you can do it with ease.
It is important to note that Allen Sports bike racks come equipped with a patented tie-down system consisting of nylon straps which use the bike’s top tube as the primary attachment point in order to ensure your bikes remain secure. Two bikes are attached to each arm in two different places on the U-shaped frames, which makes for a very stable system.
It’s easy to set up which is what I like most about this bike rack. It comes fully assembled, so all you have to do is attach it to your receiver hitch with just three bolts. They have a no-wobble design that lets you fully tighten the rack in place and stop it from moving around inside the hitch.
We like that this Kia Sportage bike rack is affordable and lightweight, not to mention easy to set up and install.
The racks are completely foldable so it’s easy to store. When it’s not loaded with bikes, the rack is more compact when it’s connected to your Kia Sportage.
When you need access to the back of the Kia Sportage, the mainmast tilts backward out of your way, which is much more convenient than a trunk mount style. While the rack is rated for 4 bikes, it is a pretty tight fit.
With some unique features, Swagman XC2 stands out from the rest. It is easy to assemble and lightweight, but it also has adjustable arms, so even bikes with fat tires can fit, while at the same time providing great support.
With the anti-wobble hitch, your bike is kept firmly in place, ensuring no movement. This rack is really useful especially since it’s one of the most used for bikes off-road, and we all know what unpredictable surfaces can be encountered when driving to out-of-town locations. This one will make sure that your bike will not fall down no matter which road you face!
Among the pros:
- Stainless steel frame
- There are additional accessories available
- Stability at its best
- Each bike can carry a maximum weight of 35 pounds
- Up to 29″ Tires
It was a very secure item and one of the best sellers on the market at the time of our review. You don’t have to think about your bike at all, regardless of how uncomfortable the road may be. That’s what we love about this bike.
Upon first glance, you will probably wonder what this roof-mounted rack actually is! It consists of a clip, wheel holder, and adjuster; nothing more. Regardless of whether your bike is in the rack or not, the rack is designed in a streamlined manner to ensure the best efficiency, whether your bike is in the rack or not.
Please note that in order for you to install roof bars on your car, you will need to have them already fitted to it. The ones which run the entire length of your vehicle, however, are not the ones pictured here. In order to hold the rack securely in place, the Yakima Rack has adjustable clips that clip around your roof bars. It is important to note that these clamps have locks in order to prevent the rack from being removed without the key. There is a separate price for each one. Whenever you need one, you’ll always have one at hand since you’ll receive three keys with the lock when you buy it. The lock must not be removed without the key; you don’t want the lock to be removed without the key!
At the front of the bar, a large section flicks up and forward, while a smaller section goes backwards. From the front mount, both come out. They lock your front wheel in place by making a ‘V’ shape.
Your bike sits upright on the roof of your car without touching the frame, thanks to a smaller clamp. This makes sure you won’t damage your bike while carrying it unless you go under a tall bridge!
The crossbars on your roof must be between 16 and 48 inches apart. If you cannot do this, then you can’t use the Yakima Frontloader to carry a single bike. The rack will support most bikes, providing their wheels are between 20’ and 29 inches. Therefore, this rack is not suitable for children’s bikes. Like so many of the other racks on this list, there is a comprehensive warranty that covers most things apart from wear and tear but only for the first owner.
This roof rack can be mounted using any kind of crossbar, though you do need them for mounting. all accommodate this stylish rack; it’s certain to get your friends asking questions!
Of course, this rack accommodates just one bike but it is possible to add more of them onto the roof of your Kia Sportage. You’ll have to take into account the size of the vehicle and the size of the bikes.
The rack comes in one piece, all you have to do is mount it to your car and lock it in place (if you got the locks). The bag measures 57x10x9 inches and weighs 1.6 ounces. It’s easy to lift it into place, but raising your bike may be hard.
If you want to put a bike rack on your Kia Sportage, you’ve got a lot of options. You’ll need to decide based on the design of your vehicle, how many bikes you want to carry, and how often you’ll transport them. If you and your partner are only going cycling every once in a while, get a trunk rack or spare tire rack for your Kia Sportage. You’ll probably need to look into hitch bike racks with adapters for alternative frame bikes if you and your family bike a lot.
You can use a roof rack if you don’t need to carry bikes all that often but do enjoy other outdoor activities such as kayaking, surfing, and skiing. If you’re buying something, do your research and read reviews.