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The 5 Best Bike Racks for Toyota Camry

Best 5 Bike Racks For Toyota Camry's

Looking for the best bike racks for Toyota Camrys, in this article, we have assessed hundreds of bike racks, looking at different designs and abilities that present the best bike racks for Toyota Camrys. 

We have taken into account usability, affordability, and, importantly, durability. Its also important to note that while these factors are considered, other factors such as its mounting procedure and ability to mount to any car are also important considerations.

2-Bike Trunk Mount Rack

Best Overall

Pros

  • Reasonably priced  

Cons

  • Can only hold 2 bikes
Bike Hitch Mounted Rack

Budget option

Pros

  • Affordable
  • Safe and durable design

Cons

  • Requires a hitch to mount
Thule Passage Trunk Mount Carrier

Premium option

Pros

  • Great all around option

Cons

  • Rear cargo inaccessible

2-Bike Trunk Mount Rack

Allen Sports is known for this extremely popular Trunk Mount Racks. Perhaps you’ve seen it while out and about. We like it for a couple of reasons. The main one is that it doesn’t require any additional hardware.

Everything you need to set this up is included with the kit. It hooks into your car’s frame with straps and can be adjusted for a tight, secure fit.
The second thing we really like about this is that it’s affordable.

You can get this for a fraction of the price of the big hitch-style mounts! And if you need more than a 2-bike carrier, there are more options. It’s actually also a universal fit as the straps that mount it are fully adjustable mounting to most car’s trunks.

All areas of the rack that have contact with the trunk are padded so that the vehicle doesn’t get scratched. It’s different from most racks on the market as the clever design is a relatively new concept.

Bike Trunk Mount Bicycle Carrier Rack

Similar to the rack above, this rack by Tyger Auto has a tension fit. It’s also a trunk mount rack, so no hitch is required. But this is a bit more of a heavy-duty option. 

Its made to carry one bike; however, it can hold heavier bikes such as mountain bikes, BMXs, etc. Again like most of these designs all contact points are padded.

Everything about this rack is a bit more heavy-duty, starting with the straps, frame, and joints. 

While this one only can carry a singular bike, the manufacturer makes racks capable of carrying up to 3 bikes. Its strong black-coated steel framing is extremely rigid, ensuring your bikes are held firmly.

Thule Passage Trunk Mount Carrier

Thule is known for a couple of things. Firstly, they make excellent products. Secondly, their products are never cheap. However, they never compromise on quality. 

That’s just the trend with Thule, so if you want to spend a bit more on quality construction, this is one of the brands where you can really see them go above and beyond.

The Archway XT carrier is a solidly constructed testament to that narrative. There is a version that holds two bikes and one that holds three. And it’s the final tension fit in this guide.

Like all over-engineered Thule products, they have their own patented dampening system to reduce vibration in this rack while you drive. Etrailer did a review so you can see it in action below, and this particular video showcases a Camry. We think you’ll agree, this thing looks pretty good.

Bike Hitch Mounted Rack

The last two options in this list didn’t require additional components. This carrier requires you have a hitch installed already. 

But if you do, and you want a very secure steel piece of hardware supporting your bike, then take a look at the BV rack. This carrier folds up when not in use, and it can tilt out of the way so you can open up your trunk without obstructions.

Hitch racks and bike racks tend to cost more than tension fits. But you’ll most likely have more peace of mind with something like this. It’s connected to your bike at 3 contact points. Both the wheels and the padded frame holder. The reflector is a nice touch as well! This is our favorite for those who have a hitch or plan to get one installed.

Thule ProRide XT Roof Bike Rack Black, One Size

To note, this rack requires that you already have roof rack cross bars installed. Those are components bought separately for your Camry. But, if you do, Then the Swagman is a serious contender.

This is a very affordable option as well. And when not in use, this folds down flat. Which makes it a nice upgrade that doesn’t get in the way. The best thing about roof-mounted racks is that you don’t have to think about your bike when parking unless the parking space has a restricted height.

This is why some people prefer them to hitch or tension-mounted options. The clear downfall is that you’ll have to be mindful of the added height if you drive anywhere with low clearances. With that spiel out of the way, we think this is a great budget option bike rack for your roof!

FAQ Section

What are the different ways I can mount my bike rack?

In this guide we focused on the options that require no additional hardware. And those are called tension mounts. But hitch mounts and roof mounted bike mounts are also very popular.

Hitch mounted bike racks do take additional hardware, but for those of you with families(3 or more bikes) or a group of friends that bikes together, we think it’s the superior choice. 

Roof mounted racks are great for those of you who don’t want to have to worry about a hitch on your car when you’re parking. And we think the tension mounts are probably the most popular options because they’re removable and easy to set up. 

In this guide we focused on the options that require no additional hardware. And those are called tension mounts. But hitch mounts and roof mounted bike mounts are also very popular.

Hitch mounted bike racks do take additional hardware, but for those of you with families(3 or more bikes) or a group of friends that bikes together, we think it’s the superior choice.

Roof mounted racks are great for those of you who don’t want to have to worry about a hitch on your car when you’re parking. And we think the tension mounts are probably the most popular options because they’re removable and easy to set up.

Hopefully, this guide helped you make your mind up for a rack that you’d want for your Camry. There are tons of options out there when it comes to bike rack mounts. It can be exhausting.

But we think the best choice for most people is probably going to be the Allen trunk mount rack. You can install it easily or take it apart when not in use, and it’s affordable!

If you choose something from this guide, let us know how it worked out. And we appreciate you stopping by.