Car roof box reviews

They’re great at growing your car’s storage capacity, but mind how you drive.
 
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01.Introduction

Car roof box

Test results for eight car roof boxes from $319 to $895

Car storage can sometimes be quite difficult to find on a road trip, with your boot stuffed to the brim or certain items that just don’t fit. Car roof boxes are designed to fit onto the roof bars of a car to solve this lack of space and dimension. We had a look at eight models, priced from $319-$895, and found that their ease of use varies substantially.

The boxes we looked at range from small to large; based on a combination of volume, length and carrying capacity. We scored on usability issues like ease of fitting, loading and locking. We also tested a variety of areas related to car handling such as cornering, braking and a double lane change as well as conducting rain and noise tests, but we found little difference between the boxes and so didn’t score these aspects. We also checked the largest box for its effect on fuel consumption.

Brands tested

  • Rhino Rack Probox 310 (A)
  • Rhino Rack Probox 420 (A)
  • Rhino Rack Carver Carry All 8.4 (A)
  • Rola Velocity VLB320 (A)
  • Rola Odyssey OLB450
  • Thule Ocean 80 (A)
  • Thule Pacific 200 (A)
  • Thule Atlantis 780 (A)

(A) Discontinued.

 
 

 

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