Subaru XV Crosstrek Rack Installation Photos

The 2020 Subaru Crosstrek's primary draw is its jack-of-all-trades nature. Like a lot of other similarly priced cars or crossover SUVs, it has a roomy interior for both people and cargo, a smooth ride quality, and a long list of available advanced safety features.

To find the best fitting rack for your Subaru XV Crosstrek choose one of the following:


Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

Subaru crosstrek with canyon street cargo basket

Water Sport Racks See all Water Sport Racks

Watersport Racks are the easiest (and safest) way to carry your Kayak or Canoe on your Subaru XV Crosstrek. There are a large variety of different styles and methods for carrying your boats. Take a look at the selection of Kayak Racks below to find the perfect carrier for you and your car.

Here we installed a Yakima Timberline system with 60 inch Jetstream crossbars on a 2018 Subaru Crosstrek XV, we then mounted 2 Thule Hullavators on top

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru XV Crosstreks roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

We installed a class 3 Curt receiver and Thule camber 2 bike rack on this 2020 Subaru crosstrek
We installed a Curt class 3 receiver and Thule camber 2 bike rack on this 2020 Subaru crosstrek.

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

2016 Subaru XV Crosstrek Skybox 16 Cargo Box
Subaru XV Crosstrek Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru XV Crosstrek Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Subaru XV Crosstrek Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

2017 Subaru XV Crosstrek with a base rack system
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek with raised railings.
2017 Subaru XV Crosstrek with a Yakima RailBar setup and a Red Inno wedge plus 864.

Camping See all Camping

You'll never have more fun camping than with with the convenience of a rooftop car tent, an awning for shade, and even an electric cooler; no ice needed! Adventure means overlanding with all the gear you need to survive in comfort. Adventure means getting out to the lake, forest, mountains, or deserts ready to take it all in, and take it all on. Here you’ll find all of our adventure, camping, and overlanding gear for your Subaru XV Crosstrek.

2013 Subaru Crosstrek with Thule Evo Raised Rail and Tepui Explorer Series Kukenam 3 Olive Green

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

We weren't sure if it could be done. We needed a long cargo box to fit cross country skis, but needed one low enough to fit into underground parking lots. We knew those two requirements we'd be able to fulfill but would we be able to clear the hatch? Turns out with the Thule Evo Raised Rail

Camping See all Camping

You'll never have more fun camping than with with the convenience of a rooftop car tent, an awning for shade, and even an electric cooler; no ice needed! Adventure means overlanding with all the gear you need to survive in comfort. Adventure means getting out to the lake, forest, mountains, or deserts ready to take it all in, and take it all on. Here you’ll find all of our adventure, camping, and overlanding gear for your Subaru XV Crosstrek.

This is the Yakima Timberline roof rack system with the Yakima Skyrise MD rooftop tent.

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

Yakima’s new GrandTour cargo box looks super nice on this Crosstrek!
Here is a nice simple Base Rack and Cargo Box install that we just got done with on this little Subaru Crosstrek. That's a lot of extra space and it looks great!
This Crosstrek is outfitted with Thule Wingbars and a Vector Alpine cargo box
Thule Motion XT Alpine on Thule Wingbar Evo
Yakima Railbar roof rack with a Thule Motion XT XL Cargo box
This new Crosstrek features a flush side rail rather than the raised rail seen in previous Subaru Crosstreks. This customer went with a Wingbar Thule rack system, and Thule Canyon cargo basket for hauling gear.

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru XV Crosstreks roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

We installed a trailer hitch and Thule T2 Pro XT on this 2019 Subaru XV Crosstrek.
Subaru XV Crosstrek Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

We installed crossbars and a cargo box on this 2017 Subaru Crosstrek!
Subaru XV Crosstrek 2017 with the Thule 450R Rapid Tower with the Thule Evo Wingbar in Black and the Thule Hyper XL Cargo Box

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru XV Crosstreks roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

We installed a 2 bike rack on this 2015 Subaru Crosstrek!
Subaru XV Crosstrek Bike Racks installation
Subaru XV Crosstrek Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

Thule Crossbars, Thule T2 Pro XT, and Thule Force Sport
Subaru XV Crosstrek Other Products installation
Subaru XV Crosstrek Other Products installation
Subaru XV Crosstrek Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru XV Crosstreks roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

Subaru XV Crosstrek with Hitch & Yakima Fourtimer
Subaru XV Crosstrek Bike Racks installation
Subaru XV Crosstrek Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Kayak Racks See all Kayak Racks

Kayak Racks provide a way to transport your kayak(s) from storage to the shore. We carry a full range of Kayak Racks for all of your needs. No matter if you have just one boat, or a bunch, or if you need help loading your kayak on your roof alone, we have the Kayak Rack solution for you.

Subaru Crosstrek with Thule base rack and Thule Hullavator Pro XT (lift-assisted kayak carrier).

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

The Thule Aeroblade Edge Crossbar System and Thule Force Alpine cargo box work great with the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Subaru XV Crosstreks roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

Check out this 2016 Subaru Crosstrek with the white Küat Sherpa!
Subaru XV Crosstrek Bike Racks installation
Subaru XV Crosstrek Bike Racks installation
Subaru XV Crosstrek Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products: