I had a hitch install done and decided on a Thule Easyfold XT bike rack. I sold my old Thule T2 rack which was over 12 years old. The improvements in 12 years are many.The Easyfold has a tool less install / uninstall, hitch and bike locks. Once installed there is no rattling or movement of the rack even with 2 bikes on it. It is of a very sturdy construction. It easily folds up to a carry-on size bag, has wheels and weighs significantly less than my old T2, I can easily carry it. It leaves me with a lot of extra storage space in the garage. There are negatives however. We have 2 dual suspension Specialized Mountain bikes one is X-small and the other is a large E-bike. My expectation was I could easily ride my bike up the ramp and secure it up on my own. Due to the flatness and shortness of the rack and the long wheel base of the E-bike, it is easy to roll the front wheel off the rack since there is no wheel basket. For a second bike it was a chore to attach the clamps and find a place for the clamp arms to pass thru the first bike. It took us a while to find a good bike /clamp arrangement. In the end I am happy with my purchase and my wife can flip 2 bikes on their sides to open the tail gate and move them back upright, remove ,carry, and install a hitch. If you do not use your hitch often as we do, take photos with your phone to remember the bikes and clamping positions.
2022 Mazda CX-5