The Best Bike Racks For The Toyota Tacoma

Here, we take a closer look at the best bike racks for your Toyota Tacoma. 

We tested a boatload of bike racks for the Toyota Tacoma, and shortlisted the top contenders. Our testing considered factors like the build quality, load capacity and stability each rack offers. 

With that in mind, we have to give the top spot to KAC’s S4 Hitch Mounted Rack. This is one of the most well built bike racks we’ve seen and it complements the Toyota Tacoma’s ruggedness. It can hold the whole family’s bikes and keeps them securely mounted. 

If you aren’t sure about which bike rack to get for your Toyota Tacoma, leave it to us. We have been testing and reviewing vehicle accessories for over a decade and can help you make the best choice. 

So keep reading for the low down on the best Toyota Tacoma bike racks. 

KAC S4 2” Hitch Mounted Bike Rack

Overall Best

KAC makes some of our favorite bike racks and this one is no different. It combines a durable build with high load capacity for all of your largest bikes. And you don’t have to worry about the bikes falling off thanks to the solid fitment. 

KAC’s bike rack for the Toyota Tacoma uses the highest grade alloy steel. It is built to exacting standards and we did not find so much as a gap between the panels. It’s one heck of a solid construction. A powder coating resists corrosion and looks cooler. 

It uses a hitch system to bolt onto your Toyota Tacoma. We did not experience any issues with the fitment of the 2” hitch. It’s a very stable mount and thanks to the unique ‘anti-wobble’ design KAC have employed, does not shake around when it is fully loaded up with bikes and moving at speed. 

Installation is also very straightforward. We did not need more than 20 minutes to have it fully set up and ready to go. All of the mounting hardware is provided in the package and the instructions are easy to follow. 

On to the loading capacity. This bike rack for the tough Toyota Tacoma boasts a similarly heavy duty load capacity of 120 lbs. It can hold 4 large bikes without complaints and hold them securely at that. 

It uses a locking hitch pin for a more stable mount. The bikes themselves are hung on two carrying arms and secured using straps that hold the bikes at the frame. The straps are lined with rubber to prevent any scratches or dents on the bikes. 

We tested this Toyota Tacoma bike rack with dozens of different bikes. We had no problems fitting them onto the rack. However, we did require some frame adapters for smaller kid’s bikes and certain suspension bikes. 

We also found the folding mechanism to be very convenient for when the bike racks were not in use. Moreover, the whole rack can tilt forward to allow for easier tailgate access on the Toyota Tacoma. Integrated rear reflectors are a commendable safety and other manufacturers should take note. 


  • Alloy steel build
  • Corrosion resistant powder coating
  • Hitch pin mounting is very secure
  • Anti-wobble design eliminates shaking
  • Holds 4 bikes
  • 120 lbs load capacity
  • Heavy duty straps secure bike frames
  • Easy to install
  • Different sized bikes can fit easily
  • Folds away when not in use
  • Tilts forward to allow for tailgate access
  • Integrated rear reflector for safety 


  • May require adapters for smaller kid’s bikes

IKURAM 4 Bike Rack Carrier

Best Budget

On the budget end of the spectrum, Ikuram’s 4-bike rack for the Toyota Tacoma combines a sturdy build and heavy load capacity with secure mounting and a compact design. 

If this is a budget bike rack for the Toyota Tacoma, it could have fooled us! The alloy steel construction is anything but cheap. In fact, it is very durable and has a special black powder coating for better resistance to corrosion and rust. 

Installation is easy and straightforward with little more than 20 minutes needed to have the rack fully set up. This Toyota Tacoma bike rack uses a 2” hitch for a more stable and secure fit. 

Speaking of security and stability, we tested this rack with the Toyota Tacoma on a number of different roads. Even on bumpy and irregular terrain, all four bikes stayed in place and did not move around too much. 

This exceptional stability is thanks to the heavy duty straps which hold each bike firmly at the frame. All the different bikes we tested fit on here perfectly and we expect you can mount most any large sized road bike easily. 

Carrying capacity is rated for an impressive 140 lbs. This allows you to load up heavier mountain bikes and e-bikes as well. Even at full capacity, the rack stays very stable and wobble-free. This is thanks to a special stabilizer that eliminates any slack between the rack and the receiver. 

Ikuram made this 4-bike rack for the Toyota Tacoma more compact than its competitors. When it isn’t being used to carry your bikes, the rack folds away nicely, making it easier to park your Toyota Tacoma. 

And even when it is loaded with bikes, it can tilt forward, allowing easier liftgate access. There are safety reflectors integrated on the rear of the rack, making the rack more easily visible at night. 

All of the necessary mounting equipment is provided in the box and the tie-downs are lined in soft material so you don’t end up scratching your bike. The rack is also protected by Ikuram’s limited lifetime warranty.


  • Alloy steel build 
  • Powder coating for better rust and corrosion resistance
  • Heavy duty 2” hitch 
  • Easy to install
  • All mounting hardware is provided
  • Wobble-free stabilizer 
  • Rack does not shake around on bumpy terrain
  • Folds away when not being used
  • Tilts forward to allow for tailgate access
  • 140 lbs load capacity
  • Holds 4 bikes
  • Heavy duty straps keep bikes in place
  • Straps are lined in soft material to avoid scratching the bikes
  • Safety reflector makes the rack more visible at night
  • Holds most different shaped bikes


  • May need frame adapter for some bikes

Hollywood Racks 4 Bike Platform Hitch Mount Bike Rack

Premium Choice

Hollywood Racks make their debut with the Destination 4 bike platform rack for the Toyota Tacoma. It is a solid hunk of metal with really impressive load capacity and a secure bike mount system. 

We really liked the build quality of this bike rack. It uses alloy steel for most of the construction, with only a little bit of plastic here and there for the adjustable parts. Overall, the tolerances are tight and we did not have any issues with durability. 

This platform style bike rack for the Toyota Tacoma holds 4 bikes. All four bikes have dedicated cradles for a more secure fit. The loops are 3” wide and will fit most road bikes, no problem. The width does mean you can’t mount fat tire bikes, but other than that, you should be good. 

Load capacity is rated for a very healthy 140 lbs, so feel free to load mountain bikes, e-bikes, and other heavy two-wheelers. In fact, we tested this rack with a number of different bike shapes and sizes, and did not face any issues. 

This Toyota Tacoma bike rack uses a 2” hitch and the fit is very sturdy. There is no wobbling of the bikes or the rack even at highway speed. That is thanks in part to the secure hitch, but also the heavy duty bike cradles. 

Each bike is held in place by the wheel trays, and the frame is held firmly by tight ratchet straps. There are two center posts which have adjustable attachment cradles which can hold every bike frame shape we tested. And we tested all of them!

The whole rack can fold flat when it is not loaded up with bikes. This keeps the footprint minimal, helping the driver maneuver their Toyota Tacoma more easily. 

Getting this Hollywood Rack ready for the big screen is dead simple. All of the necessary mounting equipment is provided in the box. The instructions are easy to follow and you don’t have to have Tim Allen’s tool collection to get the rack mounted.


  • Alloy steel frame
  • Black powder coating 
  • Rust and corrosion resistant
  • 140 lbs load capacity
  • Holds 4 bikes
  • 3” tray style loop
  • 2” hitch is very stable
  • Does not move around at high speed
  • Locking threaded hitch pin keeps the rac very stable
  • Can be folded when not in use
  • Ratchet straps keep the bike frame in place
  • Easy installation 


  • Does not tilt for easier tailgate access