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Last updated: 20 December 2017


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We review car roof boxes to help you find the best storage solution for your car. Our buying guide tells you all you need to know when choosing a car roof box. We also measured noise in the car and compared it to the noise levels in a car without a roof box, but there was no difference.

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Our review will tell you which car roof boxes are:

  • easiest to fit to your roof bars
  • easiest to load and unload
  • easiest to lock and unlock/open.

Use our interactive comparison tool to find the model with the right features and specifications to suit your needs. Our Recommended list will help you see at a glance which models come out on top.

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    enter value/s in increments of 1 between 499 and 1999

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    Claimed volume (L)

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    The manufacturer's stated volume of the box, in litres.

    enter value/s in increments of i between 300 and 650

    Size based on fuel use

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    Based on the front area of the car roof box, used to assess fuel use.

      Locking side

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      This is the side from which you can unlock and lock the box. Ideally this is on the passenger side, so that when you stop by the side of the road to unlock, you aren't standing on the traffic side.

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        • Overall score
        • Recommended
        • Ease of fitting score
        • Loading and unloading score
        • Lid opening/lock score
        • Likely fuel consumption increase
        • Weight (kg)
        • Locking side
        • Maximum speed with box fitted (km/h)
        • Good points
        • Bad points
        • Size
        • Price
        • Brand
        • Model
        • Dimensions (L x W x H, cm)
        • Claimed volume (L)
        • Claimed maximum load (kg)
        • Lock/theft protection
        • Load securing devices
        • Recommended distance between bars (mm)
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