If you're a fan of hiking and biking on trails, you already know how difficult it can be to haul your bike in your SUV's interior. Bikes also can be fairly grimy, which doesn't bode well for your car's interior cleanliness, either. Putting your bike in your car's trunk isn't always doable either, especially if you drive a sedan.
Getting bike racks for your car is a surefire way to make sure that you get all the outdoorsy fun you want, without having to deal with too much hassle. They are affordable, easy to install, and also prevent damage to your car and bikes.
Finding a good bike rack, though, can be tough. That's why we've made this list of the best bike racks for every type of car.
Deluxe 2-Bike Trunk Mounted Bike Rack by Allen Sports
Sedan drivers with a penchant for saving money will be happy to know that you can get excellent bike racks for your car without spending a fortune. Allen Sports made a great two-bike bike rack that mounts onto standard sedan trunks effortlessly and keeps your bikes secure.
The padded frame protects your car, the sturdy build allows you to carry up to 70 pounds of bicycle, and better still, it can be installed in seconds without any need for tools. It's one of the most useful car accessories under $100 we've seen.
Vertex 2" Hitch 5-Bike by Thule
No one will make better bike racks for your car than Thule—and that's why the brand is famous for having some of the most durable gear out there. This five-bike rack attaches to both SUVs and sedans, and is capable of holding every bike in your family's garage.
This bike rack holds more than enough weight, protects your car from bike scratches, and locks each bike in place effortlessly. It even folds down, so you never have to remove the bike rack if you don't want to.
Folding Hitch Quick Mount 2-Bike Carrier by Inno
If you want to keep your bikes stable on a rocky road, look no further than Inno to help you do it. This is one of the smartest bike racks for your car, if you're a fan of woodsy road trips in an SUV.
The bars allow you to stabilize both bikes, while also providing ample protection against tired bumping into the back of your car. It mounts easily, works with a variety of bike sizes, and is compatible with just about any hitch you could have.
Raptor Aero Universal Roof Bike Rack by Yakima
Have a hatchback or a sports car? Not a problem. Though being a biking enthusiast is best enjoyed with one of the more reliable SUVs on the market, Yakima makes some pretty epic universal bike racks for your unconventional car.
This roof bike rack is incredibly easy to install, avoids bike shaking issues, and is ideal for the single individual who just wants to be able to enjoy a trail or two. Since it's a reliable and cushioned roof rack, you also don't have to worry about splurging on extra car detailing products due to scuff marks on your paint job.
The Holdup 2" by Yakima
Yakima really does do a great job of making affordable bike racks for your car that remain as functional as the ultra high-end ones from Thule. This particular bike rack secures bikes right at the wheel while keeping paint, carbon fiber, and other details protected.
The Holdup is capable of holding the widest variety of bicycle sizes, and is made of high-quality material. Being able to load and unload bikes just got a lot easier.
4-Bike Truck Bed Rack by Calhome
If you have a pickup truck and want to carry bikes in your truck bed, you can toss them in and hope for the best. However, you will probably have a bike fall out of your truck or get seriously scratched up. Assuming you want to keep your bikes and truck bed in good condition, you'll still need to buy bike racks for your car.
This mounted bike rack expands to fit your car, carries up to four bicycles, and is capable of holding regular road and mountain bikes. It's a great option for the bike owning family that loves to pedal it everywhere.
2-Bike Trunk Mounted Bike Rack by Saris
There's always going to be that one bike enthusiast that needs to have everything about their rigs look aesthetically pleasing. That's why we're pointing out this two-bike rack from Saris as one of the better bike racks for your car.
This trunk rack attaches onto almost any kind of car, and can hold two bikes effortlessly. It's sway-proof, can be folded and stuffed in your trunk when not in use, and is impressively lightweight.
Superbones 3-Bike Rack by Saris
Saris makes some pretty impressive bike racks. Their Superbones bike rack, for example, is a trunk mounted bike rack that's tiny as can be, but can fit up to three different bikes of any size on it.
The maximum weight of each bike is a very impressive 35 pounds—far more than most will weigh. It fits over most spoilers, has anti-sway technology, and even remains rust-proof during inclement weather.
Deluxe 4-Bike Hitch Mounted Rack by Allen Sports
If you're not a fan of roof-mounted or trunk-mounted bike racks for your car or SUV, you need not worry. Hitch-mounted bike racks, such as the Deluxe 4-Bike Rack from Allen Sports are still available for you. This particular hitch-mounted bike rack keeps your bikes stable and away from your car.
People who were looking for SUV-friendly bike racks that can suit the entire family's need to cruise will like this sturdy option.
Upright SUV Roof Rack Locking Bicycle Carrier by Apex
Last but not least is this simple locking roof rack designed with singletons in mind. SUV-friendly, yet ideal for urbanites due to its locking ability, this bike rack allows you to store your bike upright without ever worrying about to worry about bike theft happening.
If you're looking for bike racks for your car that can keep your bike safe, you'll love what Apex has to offer.