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8.7

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9.0

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9.2

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9.4

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Pros

  • The folding feature allows the cargo carrier to be folded up when not in use
  • The carrier frees up cargo space inside the vehicle and keeps messy items outside
  • The reflectors add visibility to the cargo carrier and the vehicle

Cons

  • May be difficult to assemble
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#2

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SportRack Vista XL Rear Opening Cargo Box

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9.3

Based on 568 reviews
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9.6

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9.7

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9.4

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9.6

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Pros

  • Rear opening for easy access away from traffic includes a key lock to secure contents in the box
  • Tool-free mounting hardware for easy installation and removal
  • ABS and UV-resistant construction makes it durable

Cons

  • May not be water-proof
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#3

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8.8

Based on 380 reviews
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9.1

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9.6

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9.3

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9.5

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Pros

  • Heavy-duty steel frame in a black epoxy powder coating construction makes it durable
  • Mesh surface helps prevent smaller objects from falling through
  • Fits any 2-inch trailer hitch opening up to 500 lb

Cons

  • May wobble at times
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#4

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RoofPax 19 Cubic Feet. Rooftop Cargo Carrier

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9.0

Based on 522 reviews
Size

9.3

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9.3

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9.7

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9.1

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Pros

  • 10 elastic velcro strap restrainers prevent strap from flapping
  • Security features also include a heavy duty SBS zipper, 10 strong straps with NIFCO buckles
  • Made of military-grade materials making it durable

Cons

  • May not be waterproof
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#5

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RoofPax 15 Cubic Feet. Rooftop Cargo Carrier

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9.0

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9.2

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9.2

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9.6

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9.0

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Pros

  • Simple design can be quickly and easily installed with a roof rack
  • Comes with door hook straps that create a loop allowing to strap down any car top luggage
  • Protective mat and 10 elastic Velcro strap restraints to prevent strap flapping

Cons

  • May cause leakage
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#6

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ROLA 59502 Vortex Steel Cargo Carrier

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8.8

Based on 372 reviews
Size

8.9

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9.1

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9.1

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9.1

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Pros

  • Offers high capacity system
  • Built to last long
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • Inconvenient to use
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#7

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MAXXHAUL 70209 Hitch Mount Water Resistant Cargo Carrier

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8.5

Based on 334 reviews
Size

9.4

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9.4

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9.5

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Value for money

9.3

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Pros

  • Made of PVC material with polyester reinforcement and UV coating making it durable
  • Wide polypropylene straps keep the bag secured to the cargo carrier
  • Zippers come with large holes allowing the use of padlocks for extra security

Cons

  • Straps don’t fit Maxxhaul 50149 carrier
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#8

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Fivklemnz 15 Cubic Feet Waterproof Car Roof Bag Cargo Carrier

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9.0

Based on 594 reviews
Size

8.6

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8.7

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9.0

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8.6

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Pros

  • 15 cubic feet rooftop cargo bag allows you to hold 4-6 suitcases
  • Simple design can be quickly and easily installed to roof rack in minutes
  • All seams are heat welded and stitched to ensure they are watertight

Cons

  • The zipper may break easily
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#9

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Rightline 15 cu ft Gear Sport 2 Car Top Carrier

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9.5

Based on 1294 reviews
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8.0

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8.3

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8.1

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Value for money

8.1

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Pros

  • Water-tight lip and welded seams helps to keep water out
  • Features clips to attach the straps to a vehicle's door frame
  • 15 cubic feet of storage allows massive storage capacity

Cons

  • The instructions may not be clear
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#10

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Toolguards 15 or 20 Cubic ft Car Top Carrier Roof Bag

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9.0

Based on 804 reviews
Size

8.1

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8.6

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8.3

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8.4

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Pros

  • Made with heavy-duty coated tarpaulin that prevents water damage
  • 4 door hook strap fixes the carrier to the car that prevents accidental fall
  • Perfect car top carriers for vehicles with racks and car top carriers

Cons

  • May not be weatherproof
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#11

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Mockins 60” X 20" X 6” Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier

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8.4

Based on 356 reviews
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9.0

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8.8

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8.9

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Value for money

8.9

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Pros

  • Heavy-duty steel and has the capacity to hold up to a hefty 500 lbs of cargo
  • Comes with a simple to clean mesh floor and is great to use for all occasions
  • 2 rainproof ratchet straps and a free hitch stabilizer offers added security

Cons

  • Pin holes may not be lined up
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#12

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8.5

Based on 473 reviews
Size

8.3

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8.4

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8.2

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8.3

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Pros

  • Constructed with heavy-duty steel and has the capacity to hold up to a hefty 500lbs of cargo
  • 15.5 cubic feet cargo carrier bag offers huge storage capacity
  • Thick 6mm heavy-duty cargo net and a free hitch stabilizer offers added security

Cons

  • Pin holes may not be lined up
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#13

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Thule Pulse Rooftop Cargo Box

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7.8

Based on 215 reviews
Size

8.9

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8.9

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8.6

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Value for money

8.7

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Pros

  • Central locking system that provides maximum security
  • Features fast grip quick-mount system that makes it easy to assemble
  • Passenger side openings that ensures easy loading and unloading

Cons

  • The keys may be of ordinary quality
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#14

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SANHIMA 15 cu. ft Rooftop Cargo Carrier Bag

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7.8

Based on 332 reviews
Size

7.9

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8.1

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8.4

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7.7

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Pros

  • Features 15 cubic feet bag that offers huge storage capacity
  • Heavy-duty PVC coated mesh offers durability
  • High-frequency technique is applied in the seaming of the whole bag

Cons

  • May not be water-proof
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#15

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JEGS Rooftop Cargo Carrier

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7.8

Based on 343 reviews
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7.7

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7.5

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7.5

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7.5

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Pros

  • Comes with mounting hardware and simple instructions that makes installation easy
  • Four corner locking system and front latch offers ultimate security
  • Equipped with integrated hinges for dual side opening

Cons

  • Doesn’t fit Subaru Outback crossbars

Cargo Carriers Buying Guide

A roof cargo carrier is a great way to add additional storage space to your existing vehicle. The car cargo carrier basket is available in a car cargo carrier bag form that makes it easy to be carried. A cargo carrier can accommodate a wide range of different loads, like bulky backpacks, bigger luggage, and other space-consuming items. With the right cargo carrier, you can pack every item you need and also have the flexibility to haul all of them to your car, easily.

Some models are better suited for heavy-duty use in an emergency like a car-top cargo carrier (CTC), but most models can easily handle light-duty loading. Cargo carriers are usually available in different sizes. They also offer varying levels of load capacity. So, to find the best fit for your needs, we recommend you read our descriptive buying guide below. It will help you find the best cargo carrier for your needs.

Benefits of Vehicle Cargo Carriers

Extra Space

Cargo carriers are best known for providing extra space that helps you store your cargo easily. They come with bag or basket form that makes easy to be carried. This makes them perfect for outdoor trips and travels. It allows you to pack all the necessary things and important supplies without worrying about the limited space of the car.

Easy to Set Up

Most cargo carriers are lightweight units that are easy to set up and install with none professional help. Besides, when not in use, you can easily remove them without having to worry about the breaks and cracks in the process.

Keeps Your Belongings Safe

Cargo carriers usually come with sidewall extensions, Top lid cover, and adjustable straps that keep your belongings safe and secure. However, some advanced models also come with a locking mechanism that helps in ensuring complete protection of your cargo.                                                             

Study and Durable

Although cargo carrier requires a significant initial investment, they prove to be a beneficial purchase in the long run.  All because of their durable design and sturdy construction. Many models today are heat and water-resistant too, which results in delivering a long-lasting and satisfactory performance and support to the cargo.

Factors to Consider before Buying Vehicle Cargo Carriers

Size

The primary factor to consider before buying a cargo carrier is the size of your carrier and rooftop. A larger size will offer a larger capacity, but may cost you a few extra dollars than the standard variant. The size of your carrier also depends on the size of your rooftop and your vehicle’s ability to withstand the weight. Usually, the size of the cargo carrier varies from 10 to 27 cubic feet. Thus, you can go with the size that best suits your needs and budget.

Designs

Attractive cargo carrier designs are undoubtedly the popular choice of most individuals. But, along with an attractive appearance, you also need to look for aerodynamic designs. Aerodynamic designs will lead to less consumption of fuel and will produce less wind noise and air resistance. Moreover, buying such designs can help you save a significant amount on your fuel cost.

Choose the Right Style

Cargo carriers are usually available in various styles and types. Choosing the type that best fit your needs and requirement is crucial. You need to determine, whether you want a carrier basket, fixed rack system, or a cargo box with a top lid. All the types have their distinct advantages and use. The cargo box is the safest carrier choice, but cannot accommodate larger items. Whereas, the open baskets allow you to keep items of all sizes. Choose a Perfect Car Cargo Carrier and before choose them go through the review section that will help you alot.

Go with Trusted Brands

In the market, you will see a wide range of different cargo carriers made by multiple manufacturers. We recommend you go with products manufactured by trusted brands. Some of the biggest competitors to your favorite cargo carrier are the C.L. and Crew Cargo Carriers (CLC). However, you can prefer other brands too, but make sure they have a good reputation in the market.

Conclusion

Buying the right cargo carrier for your current vehicle requires several considerations. Before you shop for a new cargo carrier, you must consider the above pointers carefully., You should also check the compatibility of the selected model with your vehicle’s existing equipment and fixtures. Consider reading reviews of authorized buyers to know more about the performance of that product. To know more about your buying options, look through some of the best products that we have listed in our featured section above.

Our car cargo carrier reviews and recommendations are based on their quality, performance, and durability.

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