The Toyota Corolla is an admirable example of engineering, that has become one of the most popular models in the USA.
With recent years, upgrades to the aesthetic styling of its design has bolstered the demand.
And if you’re an outdoorsy type of person who was intrigued by the Corolla, you might be after a roof rack!
There are plenty of great universal options that you can add to your ride.
Let’s take a look at the 4 Best Roof Racks for Toyota Corollas:
1. YAKIMA - EasyTop, Instant Roof Rack
This type of setup is best for those of you looking for something that can hold a kayak, surfboard, skiis or a snowboard. It can hold up to 80 lbs. So that means it won’t be ideal for a roof box.
Most universal roof racks use a strap system to secure underneath the roof and others grab underneath the door frame. This is the former of the two. Which is why it’s so easy to take on and off your car!
In terms of price, it’s one of the most expensive products in this guide. But that’s par the course for the Yakima brand. They are known for making great products that tend to run a little high in cost.
2. Seah Hardware Universal Roof Rack Cross-Bars 2 PC. 48 Inches
Seah Hardware has a popular rack that’s fairly affordable. This is something that can hold a roof box as well.
Universal racks like this are great because of how quickly they can be set up and taken down. In fact, the only option in this guide that will take a bit of fiddling with install is our number 4 option.
We rate this as easy with under ten minutes of work.
This keeps in place with the common strap system that loops underneath the car doors. The actual cross bars of this system are made of steel, and the ends are plastic. And that’s the norm for nearly all roof rack systems.
The ends usually have to be plastic to mold to certain complex shapes that metal can’t easily do without casting.
3. Malone VersaRail Bare Roof Cross Rail Rack
The Malone VersaRail rack is the beefiest strap system available for universal applications.
In addition to the regular strap securing under your roof, there are vacuum setups. They prevent this rack from shifting and are another layer of confidence the owner can have.
It’s one of the highest rated universal racks available. All the hardware is a more industrial size, and you can tell they didn’t cut corners! But of course, because of this it is more expensive than our #2 option.
However, if you’re looking for something that is a longer term solution and a more permanent rack, we think this and #4 are our favorites.
4. MPH Production 2Pcs 48" (120cm) Universal Fit Black Adjustable Aluminum Window Frame Roof Rack Rail Cross Bars Utility Cargo Carrier with 3 Pairs of Mounting Clamps (2 Pcs)
MPH has a mostly metal design that comes with different mounting clamps to hold onto your door jam.
This slides underneath, and then you tighten it to the width of your Corolla. It’s a more permanent option.
However, this won’t be as easy to install as other racks in this guide. It takes a bit of work.
But once you get past the annoying setup, we think most car owners will love this brand. They have a good reputation and it has one of the highest load capacities in this guide at 150 lbs.
What can I use my roof rack for?
Roof racks are commonly used to hold things for outdoors activities. If you need more space, you get a roof box. If you want to go biking, you can get a bike mount. And of course carrying things like surfboards, snowboards, and other options.
They really do increase the possibilities that your car is capable of. But of course, the most important thing is the base. And that’s why picking a quality roof rack is so important.
We hope this guide has helped you see all the options available when it comes to roof racks for Toyota Corollas. There are some really good values out there when it comes to universal racks.
Whatever you choose, let us know how it worked out in the comments. We enjoy hearing from our readers and thank you for stopping by.
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