Honda HR-V Roof Box Buyers Guide

Honda HRV Roof Box Buyers' Guide PinThe Honda HR-V is a classy SUV. However, since it only has a trunk space of 24.3 cubic feet, you might need to invest in a roof box that will offer you more space to store all your gear for your next road trip. 

A while back, only a few manufacturers had delved into roof boxes, which meant you had limited options, yet you paid premium bucks. However, today we have more brands which has resulted in the availability of high-performance and pocket-friendly boxes.  

Nonetheless, since there are many different products available in the market selecting a box that is the perfect fit for your Honda HR-V can be challenging. That is why we have highlighted 4 of the best roof boxes that are ideal for the HR-V.

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Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier , Black
Thule Pulse Rooftop Cargo Box, Large , Black
Goplus Cargo Box, Waterproof Rooftop Cargo Carrier, Heavy Duty Roof Storage Box, 14 Cubic Feet (White)
Malone Auto Racks Cargo16 Rooftop Box
Product
Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier
Thule Pulse Rooftop Large Cargo Box
Goplus Rooftop Cargo Box
Malone Auto Racks Cargo Box
Capacity
16 cubic feet
16 cubic feet
14 cubic feet
16 cubic feet
Opening
Dual side opening
Dual side opening
Dual side opening
Dual side opening
Weight Capacity
165 lbs
165 lbs
165 lbs
165 lbs
Size (External)
77 x 36 x 17 inches
76 x 33 x 16.5 inches
63 x 31 x 15 inches
76.4 x 27.9 x 18.9 inches
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Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier , Black
Product
Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier
Capacity
16 cubic feet
Opening
Dual side opening
Weight Capacity
165 lbs
Size (External)
77 x 36 x 17 inches
Image
Thule Pulse Rooftop Cargo Box, Large , Black
Product
Thule Pulse Rooftop Large Cargo Box
Capacity
16 cubic feet
Opening
Dual side opening
Weight Capacity
165 lbs
Size (External)
76 x 33 x 16.5 inches
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Goplus Cargo Box, Waterproof Rooftop Cargo Carrier, Heavy Duty Roof Storage Box, 14 Cubic Feet (White)
Product
Goplus Rooftop Cargo Box
Capacity
14 cubic feet
Opening
Dual side opening
Weight Capacity
165 lbs
Size (External)
63 x 31 x 15 inches
Image
Malone Auto Racks Cargo16 Rooftop Box
Product
Malone Auto Racks Cargo Box
Capacity
16 cubic feet
Opening
Dual side opening
Weight Capacity
165 lbs
Size (External)
76.4 x 27.9 x 18.9 inches

Last update on 2021-07-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier

Our favorite pick for your Honda HR-V has to be the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier.  You can rarely go wrong with Thule products, a household name in the car accessories industry for over half a century. 

The Thule Motion XT has a bigger size (77 x 36 x 17 inches) than all the featured roof boxes. In addition it comes with an impressive volume of 16 cubic feet. This box is big enough to fit 3-4 pairs of skis or 5-7 snowboards. It also has dual-sided openings to help you access your cargo more easily.

When you buy this box you will enjoy easy tool-free installation thanks to the impressive Thule Quick Mount System that clicks when everything is in order. The box is slightly heavy and wide; you need an extra pair of hands to get it onto the roof of your HR-V. 

Always ensure the latches are engaged when you close the lid, or else the Thule comfort key won’t turn or come out of the lock. 

Thule Pulse Rooftop Large Cargo Box

The Thule Pulse Rooftop Medium Cargo Box is not as big as the Thule Motion XT but boasts of the same 16 cubic storage space. Weighing in at 36lbs, the box can comfortably fit up to 6 pairs of skis or 5 standard-sized snowboards and still leave space for you to throw some gear inside. 

However, be wary of the 110lbs limit to prevent overloading of the cross rails and, ultimately, the HR-V roof base.

Another impressive feature of the Thule Pulse has to be the security features. Coupled with the sturdy ABS plastic construction, the central locking system ensures all the contents are securely stored away. The Thule comfort key provides fastens the airtight compartment, and it can’t turn or be removed from the lock unless the lid shuts firmly. 

The only downside to this roof box is its single side opening, usually on the HR-V passenger side. Thule will argue that it provides safety against oncoming traffic, but in terms of convenience, the Thule Pulse Rooftop Cargo Box has some catching up to do. 

Goplus Waterproof Cargo Box

The Goplus Cargo Box offers you a high-quality roof box at a significantly subsidized price. The perks of owning the Goplus is that you can effortlessly mount the box alone due to its lightweight frame. Despite the roof box being light, the frame is constructed from industrial grade ABS and PC material to withstand heavy use even in climates’ harshest. 

The glossy white finishing reflects UV rays, cooling the interior in the summer, while an airtight seal provides for a waterproof feature that keeps the contents of your box dry overnight or even if you’re driving through a storm. 

Toughened latches firmly secure the box to the roof rack, ensuring the box does not budge when you go off-road. Finally, the streamlined shape minimizes air resistance; hence you’ll see subtle changes in gas mileage.

Malone Auto Racks Cargo Box

This Malone cargo carrier is perfectly suited for your Honda HR-V. It comes with a solid ABS construction and a high tensile reinforced base that make for heavy-duty functionality. The 16 cubic feet cargo box easily fits 6 skis and 4 snowboards with a maximum length of 192cm and 160cm, respectively.  

We love the fact that it opens from both sides and has hinges that ensure the lid remains open during usage. The cover has three locking points, all accessed by a single customized key. Mounting is super easy as it fits a wide range of round, square, and even oval cross rails. 

Additionally, a special attachment wrench, mounting kit coupled with an instruction manual enable you to mount the box in just a few minutes. The Malone Auto Racks cargo box is less popular than most carriers on this review, but it is equally as good and also affordable.

Conclusion

A roof box is a significant investment and it should serve you for many years to come. That is why you need a durable cargo carrier for your Honda HR-V. All the boxes on this list are made from high quality material that is sturdy and durable. 

However, it is important to remember that most durability issues stem from improper usage and storage rather than isolated cases of the manufacturer’s fault. Always ensure you the box is kept clean and dry for long term usage and maintaining its sleekness.

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