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The 4 Best Bike Racks for Honda Civics

Sep 18, 2021

Honda Civics is one of the most reliable and durable models on the market. That makes an excellent choice for all traveling fanatics. The company has been launching the best cars for several years now. 

There’s no denying that they have introduced quite a few exciting and robust models. Choosing a suitable bike rack for these cars can be difficult, so here are the four best bike racks for Honda Civics. To understand our metrics for considering a bike rack, we consider bang for your buck, its expected lifetime, and usability.

Let's have a look at the best bike racks to suit your Honda Civics

Hitch Mount Bike Rack

Best Overall

  • Reasonably priced  

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Easy to instal

Cons

  • Requires hitch
2-Bike Trunk Mount Rack

Budget option

  • Affordable

Pros

  • Safe and versatile
  • Reasonable cost

Cons

  • Rear cargo inaccessible
4-Bike Deluxe Hitch Mount Rack

Premium option

  • Great all around option

Pros

  • Versatile
  • Reasonable price

Cons

  • requires hitch

Hitch Mount Bike Rack

This product is for Honda Civic owners looking for a premium and durable bike rack that can carry various-sized bikes. The rack can be connected to the hitch receiver of the car. Note Civics require a hitch receiver to mount this type of rack. If your Honda doesn’t have one of these, then this will not be suitable.

Now let’s get into the reasons for choosing this rack as one of the top picks. The rack is a sturdy and rugged design, and from our experience, this is important if your expecting to get a good lifetime out of the rack. If you purchase a rack that is already flimsy, its days are numbered.

Furthermore, It comes with an anti-wobble design that maintains the stability and security of your bikes when your car is in motion. You could fold the carry arms of the rack and store them in the trunk when not in use.

Despite its capacity to carry heavy and oversized bikes, this car rack features a compact design. In addition, it’s a lightweight model. The company designed this product to ensure that your car stays stable and in place throughout the trip. We think it’s perfect for the Honda Civics, as they aren’t huge cars but still can hold weight at the rear.

You can be rest assured that with the Swagman XC2 Hitch-mounted rack installed on your car, your bikes will stay sturdy and locked in place. There will be no wobbling, rattling, and any form of excess movement.

Featuring an all-steel construction and a black premium finish, this bike rack makes an excellent choice for Honda Civics. It is also compatible with other vehicles, so long as they have hitch receivers. The installation is quick and easy. The total weight it can handle is 70 lbs (combined). The rack is designed to accommodate wheels of 20″ – 29″ effortlessly. The company supplies fat bike trays that are made to accommodate bikes with fat tires conveniently.
Features

  • Capacity to hold up to 70 lbs
  • Compatible with 20″ – 29″ wheels
  • Narrow set and adjustable carry arms
  • The cable lock is sold separately
  • Compatible with cars featuring 2″ hitch receivers
  • Universal fit
  • Carry 2 bikes
  • Anti-wobble and rugged construction

2-Bike Trunk Mount Rack

First on the list is this trunk-mounted bike rack by Allen. This rack is elegant and has a sleek design. You don’t need to go through the hassle of securing the rack to the hitch as it straps onto the vehicle’s trunk. This design means the car doesn’t need to have any other components to accompany the rack. It’s a newer style and definitely a growing trend.

This rack saves you the time and money of installing a hitch and securing the rack to the hitch receiver. This makes it perfect for all Honda Civics as it doesn’t require pre-existing components to install it. The rack is made of alloy steel, and it’s available in a black finish. The patented design of the rack ensures seamless and hassle-free transportation of your bikes to just about any place. Plus, it comes with individual tie-down straps that allow you to secure each bike to the rack.

In addition, the rack has a rugged design and comes equipped with an extensive range of sturdy components. The rack also features narrow set carry arms designed to accommodate bikes of varying frames and styles. 

This bike rack can carry up to two bikes of 70 lbs (total weight). The manufacturer sends the rack pre-assembled, meaning the turnaround time for loading up the bikes is minimal. The padded lower frame protects the bike from scratches. Overall, it is a decent option for those looking for a reliable and budget-friendly bike rack for Honda Civics. 

Features

  • Carry 2 bikes, each weighing up to 35 lbs
  • Individual tie-down cradles
  • Padded lower frame
  • Pre-assembled
  • Connects to the vehicle’s frame
  • No hitch installation required
  • Patented and rugged design
  • Tow side straps for improved security
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty
  • Narrow set carry arms offer the best compatibility and durability

 

4-Bike Deluxe Hitch Mount Rack

Here we have this 4-bike carrier by MaxxHaul, explicitly designed for the Honda Civics. It can also fit into cars featuring a hitch receiver. Made of metal and featuring a premium black finish, this rack is pretty sturdy and a permanent option for bikers. The tilt-down feature gives you easy and quick access to the cargo of your Civic, allowing you to open the tailgate without removing the rack altogether.

The compact design can be folded and stored in the car’s trunk or in a carry bag when not in use. The rack can carry 4 bikes and a total weight of 150 lbs. Thanks to the padded bike cradle! You don’t have to worry about your car’s paint getting damaged or the bike frame getting scratched.

Plus, it has the hook and loop straps that maintain the safety of your bike throughout the journey and keep your vehicle in a safe and sturdy position. The manufacturer has added a rear reflector that enhances the protection of your bikes by improving visibility at night.

This bike rack is strictly for the Honda Civic and other hatchbacks featuring hitch receivers. It must not be used on the fifth wheels and RVs. What we really liked about this product is its 4-bike carrying capacity. You can load up to 4 bikes, making it an excellent option for families planning a biking adventure. 

Features

  • Made of alloy steel and available in a black finish
  • Hold 4 bikes and 150 lbs (in total)
  • Swing down feature
  • Compact storage and lightweight rack
  • Padded cradle
  • Compatible with 2” hitch receivers
  • Foldable design

 

2-Bike Trunk Rack

It is the upgraded version of Allen’s trunk-mounted bike rack mentioned above. The difference between the Deluxe rack and the Premier one is the design and cost. The design of the premier rack features heavy-duty equipment and is on the pricey side. Plus, it is pretty fancy. It is a 2-bike carrier with the capacity to hold up to 70 lbs without any hassle.

The company has integrated the “quick straps” into this product. These straps guarantee maximum protection for your bikes and keep them sturdy throughout the journey. The design is pretty cool and effective, but we’d recommend you stick to the earlier version if you want to save money.

Like Allen’s other products, the Allen Sports Premier 70lbs Trunk Mounted Rack is made of alloy steel and is available in a black finish. The rack is for Honda Civic cars especially, but it can fit a wide variety of vehicles.

This product is also famous for its quick installation and removal. All you have to do is secure the rack to the car’s frame with the lateral stability straps and load your bikes on it. Similarly, you can remove it by taking the straps off. The patented design of this rack means it can fit your Honda Civic within seconds. Plus, the manufacturer has added the dual-compound cradle system that keeps your bikes secured in place throughout the journey (no matter the condition of the road and the distance).

 The rack has a wide feet profile that distributes the weight of your bikes across the rack and ensures your vehicle’s protection. In addition, the narrow set carry arms are designed to accommodate a wide range of bikes seamlessly.
Features

  • It can carry two bikes and a weight of 70 lbs
  • A wide profile feet
  • Safety straps
  • Rugged and patented design
  • Narrow set carry arms
  • No assembly required
  • The high-quality tie-down cradle system
  • Backed by Allen’s warranty

Our final say on the best Civic bike racks

So, those are the top 4 bike racks for Honda Civics. There are varying styles and designs, so weather you have a hitch receiver or simply want a bike rack to trap on the trunk on your Civic, we have covered all these options. Each rack has its unique features that we have outlined in order to help you pick a suitable rack for your needs.

Tristan Kavanagh

Tristan is an automotive specialist and the current author at Beast Auto. He has been in the automotive industry for years. He has a passion for sharing his depth of knowledge with his readers.