Mazda 3 Rack Installation Photos

The Mazda 3 hatch-back is a compact sedan/wagon that replaced the 323/Protege in 2004, and has gained a substantial following in young car owners, due to its great value and stylish yet versatile design.

To find the best fitting rack for your Mazda 3 choose one of the following:


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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 Mazda 3.

2021 Mazda 3 5dr Installed hitch and bike rack
Mazda 3 Camping installation
Mazda 3 Camping installation
Mazda 3 Camping installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2015 Mazda 3 With a Thule wingbar system, Tepui foothill Tent, Upride bike rack and Thule T2ProXTR hitch rack. The ultimate camping adventure set up!!

Water Sport Racks See all Water Sport Racks

Watersport Racks are the easiest (and safest) way to carry your Kayak or Canoe on your Mazda 3. 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.

This 2012 Mazda 3 got a Hullavator pro kayak rack installed
Mazda 3 Water Sport Racks installation
Mazda 3 Water Sport Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2015 Mazda 3 5dr with a Thule wingbar, Thule Hull-a-port Aero kayak rack as well as a Thule proride XT bike rack
2013 Mazda 3 4dr with a Thule Fixpoint crossbar system and a Thule Compass kayak rack
2021 Mazda 3 4dr with a Yakima Skyline roof rack system with a Thule Compass installed.
2012 Mazda 3 5dr with 2 Thule hull-a-port aero kayak carriers on a Mazda roof rack.
Mazda 3 Water Sport Racks installation
Mazda 3 Water Sport Racks installation
Mazda 3 Water Sport Racks installation
Mazda 3 Water Sport Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

A Thule roof rack was installed on this 2016 Mazda 3 4dr using Thule’s Wingbar and Evo Clamp towers. Yakima Jaylow kayak saddles were added to carry up to four kayaks.
2018 Mazda 3 5dr outfitted with Thule’s exclusive rack system along with Thule’s premium kayak carrier (898 Hullavator). Water bound!

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

A Class 1 Curt Trailer Hitch on a 2016 Mazda 3
Mazda 3 2014 with Class 1 Trailer Hitch 1-1/4in. Receiver Select Mazda 3
Mazda 3 Other Products installation
Mazda 3 Other Products installation
Mazda 3 Other Products installation

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We installed this drawtite class 1 trailer hitch on this 2021 Mazda 3 4 door.
Mazda 3 Other Products installation
Mazda 3 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

This 2009 Mazda 3 5dr got a Class 1, 1.25” receiver hitch suitable for a bike rack.
Mazda 3 Other Products installation
Mazda 3 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

This 2021 Mazda 3 5dr can now get a bike rack and get to the trails with this new Class 1, 1.25” reliever hitch.
Mazda 3 Other Products installation
Mazda 3 Other Products installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

Installed a class 1 trailer hitch and a bike rack on a 2015 Mazda 3 5dr
Mazda 3 Other Products installation
Mazda 3 Other Products installation
Mazda 3 Other Products 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.

She got Thule motion xt XL on the top.
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

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We installed the Thule evo clamp square bars and force xl on this 2016 Mazda 3 sport.
2014 Mazda 3 5dr with a Thule Evo Clamp tower, Thule Evo Wingbar crossbars in black and a Thule Motion XT XL Cargo Box in black
2010 Mazda 3 5dr with a Thule Motion XT L on OEM bars
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2021 Mazda 3 5dr with a Yakima Skyline Towers and a 60" Jetstream Bars.
2010 Mazda 3 5dr with the Thule Force XT L
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

We installed the Yakima skybox 16 carbonite on this 2020 Mazda 3 5 door.
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation
Mazda 3 Cargo & Luggage Racks installation

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2021 Mazda 3 - Yakima Skyline system with Landing Pad 22 and Small crossbars - Thule Motion XT L B

Ski & Snowboard Racks See all Ski & Snowboard Racks

Ski and Snowboard racks are the winter companion you need. Getting yourself to and from the mountain is your job; getting your skis and snowboards there easily and safely is ours. Our selection of ski racks lead the way in both safety and ski and snowboard protection for above or behind your Mazda 3. Choose a category below and find the best wintersport rack for your Mazda 3.

A beautiful 2017 Mazda 3 Hatchback equipped with a factory roof rack and the Thule Snowpack 4 Ski Rack.
Mazda 3 Ski & Snowboard Racks installation
Mazda 3 Ski & Snowboard Racks installation
Mazda 3 Ski & Snowboard Racks installation

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This beautiful 2011 Mazda 3 got a full Thule setup for skiing in the Colorado mountains.
2017 Mazda 3 5dr w/ Thule Wingbar EVO + EVO Clamp & Thule Snowpack M
We installed the low profile Thule Aeroblade edge crossbars with the Yakima fat cat evo 6 ski rack on the 2013 Mazda 3 5dr.
Mazda 3 5dr 2015 Thule 460R Roof Rack System installed on existing factory mounting points with the Thule 91725U ski and snowboard carrier.
This is a custom 2004 Mazda 3 5dr ski & snowboard roof rack system.

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.

This is a custom 2007 Mazda 3 5dr kayak roof rack system, using the following products:

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Mazda 3s 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.

2017 Mazda 3 1.25” hitch install with Yakima on ramp
Piston pro x on a Mazda 3 2020 with a 1 1/4 hitch receiver
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation

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Kuat Sherpa install on a 2020 Mazda 3 4 door with a 1 1/4 inch curt hitch
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2018 Mazda 3 5dr with Curt Class 1 hitch (1.25”) with a 1.25” Thule T2 Pro XTR
An 1/4 hitch with Thule Easyfold XT
2017 Mazda 3 5dr fitted with a 1.25” hitch and a Thule Helium Pro 2 bike rack
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2015 Mazda 3 4dr with class 1 hitch and a Thule Apex 2
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2016 Mazda 3 5dr hitch installation and small bike rack
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation
Mazda 3 Bike Racks installation
Mazda 3 Bike 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

2015 Mazda 3 got Thule crossbars and Yakima fatcat Evo 6 ski rack.
2017 Mazda 3 4dr with Thule Wingbars and Evo clamp foot.
2011 Mazda 3 5dr with Thule Motion XT L cargo box
Mazda 3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Mazda 3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Mazda 3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2020 Mazda 3 4dr with a Skyline and jetstream barset, and a Thule Portage
Yakima roof rack system on Mazda 3
Thule Wingbar crossbar system with evo Clamp for a 2018 Mazda 3 5dr
2016 Mazda 3 5dr Thule Evo Clamp roof rack
Mazda 3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Mazda 3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Mazda 3 Base Roof Rack Systems installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2010 Mazda 3 4dr with a set of SquareBars and Thule prologue mounted on the roof