We all know how awkward it can be loading a bike into your vehicle. Wrangling the wheels, making sure you don’t chip the paintwork, damaging the trim, or having oily upholstery.
A great way to take your hobby to the next level, is to get your car involved. A car opens up the horizons for your next adventure in new, fun locations. If you are looking for a vehicle that fits all of your bikes and gear, consider these vehicles below the next time you are car shopping.
BEST MID-SIZE SUV
Jeep Grand Cherokee – Deliver My Ride Cyclist Rating: 5/5
“No vehicle really boasts ‘off-road adventurer’ like a Jeep. Though it’s larger than the Wrangler, the Grand Cherokee is a more traditional mid-size SUV suitable for anyone from single travelers to full families. With seven different trim levels available starting at $31,000, you can customize it to suit your adventuring needs.” – Bycycling.com
BEST CROSSOVER SUV
Subaru Outback – Deliver My Ride Cyclist Rating: 4.5/5
“With Subaru’s Outback, wagons haven’t completely gone out of style. Its spacious interior and practical cargo space meets modern style, infotainment, and safety features. Car and Driver writes, “Its capability as both a cargo hauler and an all-weather companion appeals to buyers with adventure on the mind.” Though all Subarus have all-wheel-drive appeal, the Outback provides enough space to fit your bike in the back, and the low, long roof makes it easy to secure it on a roof rack.”
BEST LARGE SUV
Ford Expedition – Deliver My Ride Cyclist Rating: 4.5/5
“The Ford Expedition won’t leave anybody behind—with the second row’s bench seat, it can fit up to eight people. US News ranked it the #1 large SUV of 2019. “It has a strong engine, spacious seats, a comfortable ride, and more cargo space than most competitors, especially in the long-wheelbase Expedition Max,” it concluded. However, the Max model has less off-road and towing capability and lower fuel economy than the Expedition XLT, and the top Platinum trim can cost more than many full-size luxury SUVs.”
BEST LUXURY SUV
Land Rover Discovery – Deliver My Ride Cyclist Rating: 4/5
“Thanks to its high-end cabin, smooth on- and off-road ride, infotainment and driver-assistance tech, Car and Driver concluded that the new Land Rover Discovery is “built for the trails” as well as “equipped to conquer suburbia.” Drivers raved about it being comfortable to drive and easy to tow. “It has so many accessories, and storage compartments are everywhere,” wrote one owner on Car Buyer.”
OTHER TOP CHOICES
If you just bought a new vehicle recently, or you’re not on the market quite yet*, there are many other companies that have made transporting your bike easier with bike racks that can connect to your vehicle. Click here to see a wide range of bike racks that are on the market today to accommodate your vehicle.
*When you are ready to buy or lease a new vehicle, be sure to check out DeliverMyRide.com where you can buy or lease a NEW car in 20 minutes and be on your way to your next adventure!