Kia Soul Bike Carrier: Thule 9042 Helium Aero 2-Bike Hitch

Kia Soul Bike Carrier
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Pictured: Thule bike carrier that fits Kia Soul perfectly!

As a part of our weekly-updated Kia owner interview series, we have recently published an interview with Phil, the owner of a brand-new Kia Soul crossover vehicle.

Apart from telling us lots of positive stuff about his new ride, Phil has also sent us some cool looking photos that showcase his funky Soul crossover from different angles.

A picture that really caught our attention was the one that showed the gray-painted Kia Soul from the back-end.

The picture reveals a 2-bike hitch carrier attached to the Kia Soul’s trailer hitch.

Phil has told us the bike rack is one of many aftermarket accessories that he has bought for his car, so far.

Obviously being a big cyclist fan, Phil has chosen a tailgate-mounted Thule 9042 Helium Aero 2-Bike Carrier to carry bikes on his new Kia Soul.

Best bike racks for Kia Soul

If you do a quick search online, you can find a wide number of high-quality bike racks from different car parts manufacturer brands:

  • Pendle
  • Thule
  • Exodus
  • Yakima
  • Swagman
  • Saris

Consumers can choose from roof racks, tailgate-mounted carriers or tow bar racks.

According to our research, the latter’s the most affordable and most straightforward.

Apart from being the cheapest choice among various bike rack designs, there are two other main reasons why the hitch mounted bike carriers are the best choice for you.

  1. They require no extra parts
  2. They are non-car specific, so they can fit a wide range of cars, SUVs and minivans

What’s the cost of a bike rack?

So, how much does the Kia Soul bike rack cost?

Prices depend mostly on the bike carrier’s size and the number of bikes a rack can handle. We have checked some online stores and found Kia Soul bike racks prices ranging between $100 to 300.

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