Anyone have roof rack and cargo box on their car?

Discussion in 'Prius v Accessories and Modifications' started by Boca’s Prius, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Boca’s Prius

    Boca’s Prius New Member

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    Hey there basically looking for my 2013 Prius V

    I need to buy both the cross bars (pair of them) and a cargo box on top of it.

    However I was curious if anyone has one, model and size since I want the hatchback to still open fully without contact.

    Thule and Yakima currently on REI have a 20% sale so might swoop now unless anyone knows of a better deal during the year.
     
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    Here a link to a post from someone who bought the Prius v specific cross bars from a supplier in the U.K.: Mount Roof Rack in Roof Channels? | PriusChat

    The Prius v/+ is still sold in the U.K., Europe, Australia and other regions so accessories are still available if you can work through the import issues. The Toyota U.K. website shows the Thule roof boxes that Toyota dealers sell for the Prius+: Prius+ | Models & Specifications | Toyota UK

    Thule has long been the primary supplier of roof racks and roof rack accessories for vehicles manufactured by Toyota and sold in the U.K. and Europe.
     
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    I bought a Thule Ascent 1500 for my 2008 Prius. Now I have a 2018 Prius 4. It works fine on that as well. IMG_6220 id.jpg
     
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    I ended up getting a Thule and was pleasantly surprised that mpg was hit they bad. About 5 mpg depending on how hard I am driving on the highway.


    2017 Prius V Five | 2010 Volvo XC 90 3.2
     
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    That pretty much agrees with what I experienced, with one caveat: As you get better at hypermiling, the improvement in highway MPG is less when driving with the carrier mounted. At first, I was getting about 65 mpg highway without the carrier and 60 mpg with it. Now, I get about 70 mph highway without the carrier but only get about 62 mph with the carrier. Also, the difference in mpg increases when driving into a prevailing wind.

    City driving MPG improves with hypermiling skills the same - with or without the carrier - I get roughly the same MPG (city) with or without the carrier.
     
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