The Best Bike Racks for the Ford Escape

In this article I’ll be covering the best bike racks for the Ford Escape.

I tested 13 different Ford Escape bike racks and have found the IKURAM 4-bike rack to be the overall best when comparing its design, usability and price with other bike racks on this list.

The IKURAM 4-Bike Rack can hold a maximum of 4 bikes, up to 140lbs in weight. Made from lightweight material and designed with longevity in mind, this is the best bike rack for your Ford Escape.

Find more about it below, as well as a few others I’ve tested.

IKURAM 4-Bike Rack For the Ford Escape

Overall Best

You can use the IKURAM steel bike rack to transport up to four bikes. It can easily be attached to your Ford Escape receiving hitch in a matter of minutes using the bolts and tools provided.

This rack has been designed with longevity in mind as it has been finished with a protective powder that helps to prevent rusting in moist climates.

There is plenty of room to carry 4 bikes regardless of size, shape, or model on the durable dual-arm of this bike rack. Featuring individual UV-resistant padded tie-downs that will help secure each bike in a soft cradle bed tightly and protect the finish.

The IKURAM’s main arm can be moved almost freely so you can add/remove bikes from the steel rack with ease, all you need to do is remove the pins near the base of the rack. Once you’re done, just position the arm in its original orientation and re-secure it.

This ‘free moving’ feature also provides easy access to your boot, no need to go through the hassle of taking the rack off your Ford Escape as you would with other racks.

Storing and transporting this rack is just as hassle-free due to the easy fold-down arm design.

The IKURAM 4-Bike Rack has been backed by professional consulting services and a lifetime warranty, so there’s absolutely no risk in trying it out on your own Ford Escape.


  • Made from alloy steel
  • Transport 4 bikes
  • Attaches to receiver hitch
  • Assembly equipment provided
  • Protective finish to prevent rust
  • U-V resistant padded tie-downs
  • Soft cradle bed to secure and protect bikes
  • Easy access to boot
  • Affordable
  • Can be transported and stored easily
  • Lifetime warranty


  • Max 140lb

IKURAM R 2 Bike Rack

Best Budget

The IKURAM R 2 Bike Rack is one of the best budget racks on this list if you’re looking to easily transport 2 bikes (up to 84lbs total). The rack is out of the box ready, only requiring you to fit three bolts to install it to the receiving hitch of your Ford Escape.

The heavy-duty steel design has been finished with a powder coat to help prevent rusting and ensure longevity, making it one of the most durable and reliable bike racks on a budget.

The ends of the arms have red reflectors on them which is a pretty nice safety feature.

It features padded bike cradles with hooks and loops to help strap your bikes firmly in place, protecting their finish and ensuring they don’t fall off during travel.

The UV-resistant rubber straps used to secure your bikes work with a wide range of frames, so no matter the size, shape or design, you’ll be able to secure it in place without much hassle.

And while the bikes are secure in the holders, I would suggest still using tie downs or bungee cords to secure the wheels from moving during travel.

Pro tip: Although the bike rack accommodates a wide range of bike frames, placing the smallest bike at the back is the best method, as I’ve found this fits better and helps to prevent finish damage to the bikes and my Ford Escape.

Unlike most racks that need to be removed to gain rear cargo access, the IKURAM R 2 Bike Rack features a fold-down design that moves the rack out of the way by simply removing a pin.

This clever fold-down feature also makes storing and transporting the steel rack effortless.

A lifetime warranty and professional consulting services are included with the IKURAM 4-Bike Rack, so you can use it without risk.


  • Out of the box ready
  • Transport 2 bikes
  • Holds 84lbs total
  • Red reflectors on the arms
  • Padded bike beds
  • Plenty of straps and hooks to hold bikes
  • U-V resistant straps
  • Hold a range of bike frames
  • Still have access to your boot
  • Easily transported and stored
  • Lifetime warranty


  • Need extra tie downs to prevent wheels from moving
  • Only holds 2 bikes 

Saris Bones Car Bike Rack

Overall Best

The lightweight rack can be attached to your receiving hitch and can transport up to 3 bikes. The rack features coated hold-downs and anti-sway straps that provide a soft base to protect and secure your bikes during travel. 

Setting up this bike rack on your Ford Escape is a breeze, taking just a couple of minutes using the tools provided. It can fit on 1 ¼” or 2” hitches.

Saris Bone Car Bike Rack has been designed to hold any style or design of bike, supporting a max load of 105lbs (35lbs per bike).

Each bike has 3 points of hold to help keep each bike stabilized, preventing damage to the finish of the bikes and your Ford Escape.

There is a “technique” to securing these straps and hooks on your bikes, especially if you’re doing it alone. Although I managed to get all my bikes secured no problem in the end, I’d advise getting a friend to help make the process much easier.

Some of the hooks can get very close to your vehicle when they are fixed to your bike. Placing a soft material on the bottom side of these hooks to help prevent finish damage to the Ford Escape seemed to be the easiest solution.

The Saris Bones Car Bike Rack features a tilting design that provides you with easy boot access, a great benefit from other bike racks that would require to be removed if you wanted to get to your rear cargo.


  • Lightweight
  • Couple of minutes to setup
  • Attaches to 1 ¼” or 2” receiving hitch
  • Ideal for Ford Escape and other vehicles
  • Transport up to 3 bikes
  • High quality design
  • 103lbs max carry weight
  • Coated hold downs and anti-sway straps
  • Tilt design
  • Holds bikes from large to small
  • Provides easy boot access


  • Can be annoying to fix bikes alone
  • Hooks can mark vehicle
  • Premium price

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