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Jeep Renegade Roof Cargo Box Buyers Guide

Getting the right roof box for your Jeep Renegade is no easy task. Not only are there numerous roof boxes out there to choose from, which makes it confusing, but there is also a lot of information you need to be aware of before making your purchase.

For example, did you know that the manufacturers recommend the loading weight of the Jeep Renegade to be capped at about 176lbs? 

Did you also know that they suggest that on hitting this weight, you should ensure that the weight distribution is even throughout?  

So go now and check out your car manual and be sure to understand what the weight limit on the roof is. Don’t damage your car by overloading it.

Now you have done that, sit back and scroll through this guide which tells you what we believe are the best cargo boxes for the Jeep Renegade.

Best cargo roof box for Jeep Renegade

We have been through loads of cargo boxes over weeks and weeks. These are the ones we loved the most and why.

Capacity Size Opening Rating
Thule Motion XT Thule Motion XT XXL Cargo Carrier 22
cu ft
L: 91.5"
W: 37.5"
H: 18"
Both sides 4 stars
Inno-Shadow-16-Cargo Box Inno Shadow 16 Cargo Box 13
cu ft
L: 72"
W: 25.6"
H: 11"
Both sides 5 stars
SportRackHorizon-XL-Cargo Box SportRackHorizon XL Cargo Box 17
cu ft
L: 91"
W: 30.7"
H: 16.5"
Passenger 3 stars
Yakima Carbonite Skybox Yakima Carbonite Skybox 21
cu ft
L: 90"
W: 36"
H: 20"
Both sides 3 stars
Thule-Force-XT-Rooftop-Cargo-Box Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box 11
cu ft
L: 74.75"
W: 24.75"
H: 16.75"
Both sides 4 stars
Amazon-Basics-Rooftop-Cargo-Bag Amazon Basics Rooftop Cargo Bag 15
cu ft
L: 43.5"
W: 16.8"
H: 33.5"
None 4 stars

#1 Thule Motion XT XXL Cargo Carrier

When this arrived, we can honestly say that this was love at first sight. It is sleek and spacious, but most of all, the aerodynamic design is bound to leave you drooling.

Once we managed to close our mouths, we looked at what else this cargo box had to offer. This roof-mounted cargo box is super easy to use! It has a dual-sided opening which makes accessing your valuables very easy. 

The integrated torque indicator snaps with a clear and distinct clicking sound when the box has been adequately mounted – denoting it has been securely fitted. 

The box does not sit in the way of your rear door opening, and the Slidelock system automatically locks the lid once the box is closed correctly. 

This weighs 55lbs and available in two colors. It can store absolutely everything! OK – that’s an exaggeration, but this is huge.

That said, you might want to travel light and need less space. In which case, you can always opt for the 16 or 18 cubic feet models.

Capacity: 22 cubic feet

  • Water-proof
  • Easy install
  • Low-cost

#2 Inno Shadow 16 Cargo Box

This is a striking box, as well. It’s easy to install and has a diffuser design – this makes your drive experience quieter. 

We believe dual-sided openings are critical for an easy life, and this is another product with this feature. 

Aside from the Renegade, it also fits SUVs, Mini Vans, and Wagons. This product range includes a memory mount system (a new feature from Inno) for easy installation. 

It has interior dimensions of 72 x 25.6 x 11 inches and weighs about 42lbs. 

Capacity: 13 cubic feet

  • Aerodynamic design
  • Dual opening ability
  • Load capacity 110lbs

#3 SportRackHorizon XL Cargo Box

This cargo box is not much to look at, but what it lacks in glamour it makes up for in resilience. It is made from impact-resistant ABS material, which is highly durable.

It comes with a quick-release attachment kit for easy install and removal. It will fit on round bars, square bars, and most factory racks, not just the Renegade. There is also the Horizon Alpine or L, for those of you looking for a smaller option.  This model weighs 44lbs.

Capacity: 17 cubic feet

  • Durable
  • One side opening only on passenger side
  • Load capacity 50kg

#4 Yakima Carbonite Skybox

This looks incredible but weighs a mighty 75 lbs. It also has a low load limit considering its size. The Thule Motion is smaller, yet its weight load capacity is higher. 

The box does have some clear plus points. Again, it has a dual-sided opening and a super fastener for easy opening or closing. It has a beautifully tapered design that reduces interference. 

This is a no-tool-install product. Also, it is available in smaller sizes if you would like something lighter from the Yakima range.

Capacity: 21 cubic feet

  • Tool-free installation
  • Stunning design
  • Load capacity 28kg

#5 Thule Force XT Rooftop Cargo Box

This box is the smallest one which caught our eye because it looks excellent on our Jeep Renegade. 

It employs a Power Click quick-mount system to allow simple mounting to your car roof. The integrated torque indicator snaps with a clicking sound when the box has been securely mounted – ensuring a fool-proof fitting experience. 

The lock knob means it is easy to open or close. This also helps you to avoid damaging the Thule Comfort Key. And yes, it is another cargo box with a dual-sided opening, but you will understand why this feature is so important once you have a Cargo Box. 

The box sits towards the front of your car roof, which gives you full trunk access with no risk of contact with your box. This product weighs 32lbs.

Capacity: 11 cubic feet

  • Easy to install
  • Light
  • Load capacity 165lb

#6 Amazon Basics Rooftop Cargo Bag

This is your reliable budget option.

The bag offers a lot of space. It has 8 cinch straps. The straps have tasteful buckles for a secure, fast and easy connection to your Jeep Renegade’s roof rack. 

It is fade-resistant for protection against the sun and is waterproof. We love the oversized zipper closing mechanism with stay-dry flaps the most. 

The seams are strong, and after use, this bag can easily be folded away and stored. Moreover, a stowaway case is included so that your bag does not gather dust when not in use.

It looked a bit slack when we loaded it on our Renegade. But all we did was tighten the straps, and the carrier was totally secure.

With 1-year limited warranty and no-tool installation, it makes for a superb budget buy.

Capacity: 15 cubic feet

  • Water-proof
  • Easy install
  • Low-cost

Conclusion

The Jeep Renegade can travel through many terrains; thus, you will want a cargo box that will withstand those conditions and more.

The Thule Motion is a perfect choice and has excellent build quality. It is roomy and easy to mount, open, and close. 

Of course, one product doesn’t fit all, but we are sure that you will find your perfect solution here.

We hope you found this article helpful and that it helps you find the Best Cargo Box solution for you.

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