Getting a roof rack for your Honda Accord is a boost to the amount of things you’re capable of doing.
And if you’re an outdoorsy type, it’s a huge upgrade. There are all sorts of mounts for things from Kayaks to snowboards, but you’ll need that rack first!
So let’s take a look at the 4 best roof racks for Honda Accord:
1. Seah Hardware Universal Roof Rack Cross-Bars 2 PC. 48 Inches
Seah Hardware has a very popular option for cars without side rails. This is one of the most affordable in this guide as well.
You simply mount it where you want it and then use the buckle to tighten your rack and keep it in place.
This slips underneath your roof and you’ll be able to tsee the tie-downs from your interior. Which will give you some peace of mind!
If you don’t like the look of the orange, there is an all black version as well. For those of you looking to mount something like a roof box, this is a great choice. The crossbars are steel and it can hold a good amount of weight.
One of the best things about this setup is how quickly it is to install and take apart. Within a few minutes you’re good to go either way. Considering the price, we think this is one of the best values in this guide.
2. DORSAL Aero Roof Rack Pads 28 Inch Wide 15 ft Straps for Car Surfboard Kayak SUP Long
Getting a system like the Dorsal Rack Pads is a great idea for those of you who don’t want to spend the extra money on mounts for your kayak/snowboard gear.
You’ll still need a roof rack, but these pads will slide over your existing rack and for a very affordable price, they’ll keep everything safe and sturdy.
They included tie-downs so you can pull down tightly on your gear and clamp it into place. All for a much more affordable price point relative to other systems. It’s why these are some of the best selling mounts for water sport enthusiasts.
3. SportRack Complete Roof Rack System, Black
Something to note here is that if you have a 2013-2017 Accord then the SR 1010 is what’s going to work for you.
They haven’t kept the most updated guides unfortunately, so you may have to do some research of your own if your model isn’t covered here.
They include different mounts for door jams of cars which is why the can fit such a wide array of vehicles. Once people get this setup installed correctly(the hardest part), customers tend to love it.
It’s all about getting past that first barrier. In terms of expense, this is one of the more costly options available. But, it’s a quality rack made of mostly metal components.
4. HandiRack Universal Inflatable Roof Rack Bars (Black); Tie-downs Included; Fits Most Cars and SUVs
Remember our option at #2? The Dorsal mount allows for someone to put something like a kayak over an existing roof rack.
So what makes the HandiRack so special in our eyes? Well, this skips the whole needing a roof rack part to begin with!
You can use this instead of installing one altogether. And you’ll be able to haul nearly all the same things as you would with a rack.
Of course, seeing as this is inflatable it makes sense that it’s not a long-term option. But if you plan on taking your kayak to the lake a few times a year, do you really need a rack anyways? And do you really want to deal with install?
We think people should pick a rack that best suits their situation. And if yours includes light to moderate use, then this is our favorite option on the list. Install is also going to be easy and fairly quick!
What are the most common uses of a roof rack?
That depends on the time of year. If you’re a camper or like road trips, then you’ll most likely be using it with a roof box to haul your extra gear. For those of you that like the beach in the summer, you can put a surfboard or kayak on your rack.
And for those of you into winter fun, you can have a snowboard or skiis on yours. There are mounts/setups for all these types of activities but they all have one thing in common. And that is they require a roof rack first!
I just need extra storage space like in a roof box, but didn’t find a roof rack I liked. Is there alternatives?
Yes! Nowadays a very common option is to go for a cargo bag that you can strap down to your top. It won’t be as sturdy feeling as a plastic shelled roof box, but they more or less do the same.
They’re also much more affordable and most are waterproof! You’ll be able to get one for under 100 bucks most likely.
Hey there! We hope you found this guide helpful in deciding the type of rack you need for your Honda Accord. There are plenty of great choices available and at good prices as well.
For us, we think if someone is looking for a more permanent option, then the SportRack is a great choice. And if you just want a rack for those water-sport enthusiasts out there, then you can’t go wrong with the HandiRack.
Whatever you end up choosing, let us know how it worked out. And thank you for stopping by, we appreciate our readers!
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