Yes, your 2020 Prius AWD XLE can take a 22 cubic ft roof box with 0 impediment

Discussion in 'Gen 4 Prius Accessories and Modifications' started by Tianen Chen, May 13, 2022.

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  1. Tianen Chen

    Tianen Chen Junior Member

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    Thule Force XXL. Look it up. 0 impediment to driving visibility and hatch opening. ZERO. Now the cargo capacity of my Prius + roof box slight surpasses that of a Rav4 (72.7 vs 69.8 cubic ft). MPG decline is 5-8 in strong winded huge mountainous areas around Lewiston, Idaho. I used to average 47 without the roof box (I drove to two-lane state highways, snow, national parks, dirt roads, Cascade Mountain range). Now it is low 40s. In cities, however, MPG decline is not noticeable!

    The only draw back is washing and waxing my car. It is best to take the box and the roof rack off. In a touchless automatic car wash such as Splash in Lewiston, ID, there would be little water getting into the box from the joints connecting the box and the roof rack.

    I will mount a hitch rack and put my spare tire there and start to live in my car.
     

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  2. 2020XLEAWD

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    Thanks for the info. Is that the Evo Wingbar and Evo Foot Clamps by Thule as well? If so, I have the same set up minus the box. I’m going to be running a yakima skinny warrior roof basket knockoff from Amazon, so I can run the Thule Upride bike attachment alongside it. One sad note about the Evo setup is you can’t run a rooftop tent, only holds 165 lbs.
     
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