Q: Are Thule or Yakima Racks Better? A: In general, Thule racks offer superior style and more functionality than Yakima racks but with a premium price tag to match. Yakima racks are more wallet-friendly and get the job done with fewer bells and whistles.
Does Thule work with Yakima?
If you were to use a Thule cargo box like the Motion XT # TH629806 then yes, this box is compatible with a Yakima round bar roof rack. Sometimes the mounting hardware that comes with roof accessories will require an adapter to fit different style of crossbars though.
Is it worth buying a roof rack?
We highly recommend having a roof rack. They allow you to carry almost anything you dont want or cant fit inside your vehicle. It could be big things like boats or bikes or nasty things like wet camping gear or hockey equipment. Some vehicles come with factory installed rack systems, some dont.
Why are Yakima roof racks so expensive?
They are more than metal bars that sit on the roof of your car. Roof racks are engineered using high-quality materials and special design to support a large amount of weight on top of a car using minimal contact points. The biggest reason why roof racks are expensive are because of the high-quality designs.