Some of the newer models of crossovers have rear windows and hatches with a greater slope than that of a minivan or SUV. Our customers have asked if our Cargo Saddlebag will work on these type of vehicles using the roof rack attachment method.
After looking at many models of crossover, we settled on the Mazda CX9 as the best example. It has the greatest slope we could find and requires the longest extension of the Cargo Saddlebag side straps.
After attaching the straps to the roof rack side rails and adjusting the straps, the Cargo Saddlebag fits perfectly. To attach the straps to a roof rack cross bar, slide the crossbar to its rear most position. Since the Cargo Saddlebag had no trouble fitting the CX9, it will not have any problems fitting on similar sloped-back crossovers.
If your vehicle doesn’t have roof rack cross bars or side rails, our Saddlebag Car Clips are a great option. The Clips are added to the Cargo Saddlebag’s side straps and attach to the gap between your vehicle’s roof and rear hatch door.
We hope this helps. If you have any questions about the fit of any of our products on your vehicle, please call us at 888.685.GEAR (4327).