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Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier

Available in 4 sizes and 3 colors (L Black Glossy)

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About the Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier

Rooftop carrier available in 4 sizes and 3 colors

Thule's Motion XT rooftop cargo carrier offers a practical, aerodynamic, and good-looking solution for hauling your gear. A clever hinging and latching system allows you to open this rooftop carrier from either side.  It'll securely fit to Thule rack systems and most factory racks. Thule's tool-free Quick-Grip mounting system attaches your box to a rack in less than 5 minutes.

Product highlights:

  • rooftop cargo carrier — Large Black Glossy
  • holds 16 cubic feet of cargo (up to 165 lb.)
  • aerodynamic shape reduces wind resistance and noise
  • fits Thule rack systems, round bars, and most factory racks
  • PowerClick mounting "clicks" when you reach optimal hold to ensure your box is secure
  • dual SlideLock locking system
  • top opens up from either side of the vehicle
  • outer dimensions: 77" L x 17" H x 36" W
  • weight: 42 lb.
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # 6297B

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Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier

Jimmy from Wichita, KS on 6/27/2019

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I got the XL and it fixes well on the highlander. It came with us on 4700 miles road trip along west coat, Yosemite... without any issue. Noise is fairly @ 85, sometime I forgot it's up there. MpG doesn't effect much, you can't notice. Crutchfield is good place to shop.

Pros: Quiet, roomy, great lock mechanism design.

Cons: little pricey

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Very pleased with the Size. Overall function works well.

Crutchfield customer from Traverse City, MI on 6/4/2019

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Very large and fairly quiet. We got this just before a jaunt to Florida. It ended up really helping out with how comfortable our journey was. We could throw all of the beach chairs, umbrellas, Towels, back packs and any other beach stuff up on top so we didn't end up with tons of sand in the car all of the time. But better than that was the fact that we could really load it up with a lot of luggage and sundries on our trip down and back. It cleared the car out. As far as function, I got a small foldable ladder to keep in the back which made opening and loading much easier. I would like the latch mechanism to work slightly better and the hinge system seems pliant. Not certain whether this will become an issue long term, but it works for now even if at times opening and closing it can be a bit awkward.

Pros: Great space, easy access from both sides, wide enough for big beach chairs. Great depth for larger luggage. Great length for long cross country ski's. Lock mechanism works very well and some red will show if the lock isn't properly engaged. Seemed rather silent even at speeds over 80 mph.

Cons: hinge system is a bit pliant so it makes me wonder about the long term.

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Crutchfield customer from Hicksville, NY on 7/9/2018

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The best customer service

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H Paul from Oquossoc, ME on 5/2/2018

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Great service, received the Thule within a week with no shipping cost. We could not find the box locally within a 4 hour drive. Thanks

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Walter E. from Staten Island, NY on 4/24/2018

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simple to install>>>light weight,No problem putting on roof of car,easy installing locks to lock-down>>>> Thule Motion XT Rooftop Cargo Carrier

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Awesome

Kelly from Crofton, NE on 1/7/2018

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Love it!!! Went thru a blizzard in western Nebraska and it kept the snow out. Drove a 2800 mile round trip to Phoenix and back. High speeds were not an issue. Installs in less than 10min.

Pros: Installs very easily and quickly

Cons: Just an inch or 2 short on vertical clearance for larger bags.

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Crutchfield customer from Fort Worth, TX on 12/24/2017

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Item arrived with the lid totally cracked making it useless. Crutchfield customer service very responsive. Not so pleased with the manufacturer who is shipping the item. It's obvious the crack occurred before it was even put in the shipping box as the box shows no damage at all. Rhule is very slow on the response. Hoping to use this on a cross country trip and missed getting it delivered before we left so had it delivered to our destination to use for the trip back and now not sure it will arrive in time. Our timing was bad as it's also Christmas but really not pleased with Thule's response time at all.

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Quick and easy to install

Philip from Monroe, VA on 8/5/2017

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I picked up a Thule Motion XT XL at Crutchfield yesterday and had it mounted on a 2017 Honda CR-V EX-L. The directions were clear and it mounted easily on the factory roof racks. My wife drove it home (unloaded) between 65 & 70 mph and there was no noticeable wind noise or effect on the drivability of the car. We will use it in a few days to travel from central Virginia to Florida with luggage for an almost 13 y/o, an 11 y/o, and their mother so will get a good idea of how it travels loaded. The carrier is advertised as fitting this vehicle without interfering with the tailgate with the non-adjustable factory roof racks. The reason for the 4 star rating is that after being mounted in it's farthest forward position, the power tailgate struck the carrier when it opened. This model CR-V has an adjustable tailgate height. When mounting the carrier on this vehicle the tailgate height needs to be set at halfway open prior to mounting the carrier. After it is mounted the tailgate height can then be adjusted so that it does not interfere with the tailgate. Overall, it is a quantum leap from my old X-Cargo in functionality, style, and ease of use.

Pros: Clear directions easy to install stylish quiet does not interfere with drivability of vehicle well engineered.

Cons: Interferes with power tailgate operation when tailgate is set to fully open.

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Great quality!

James from Yuma, AZ on 5/26/2017

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I fit the XT XLL on my 2016 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen with no issues. Even though it is massive, it fit perfectly on the OEM roof cross bars. It doesn't hit the rear hatch when opened either. Now my car can haul more cargo than I will realistically ever need. I purchased the XLL because I'm moving across country and will have my key belongings with us for the road trip. I'm confident I can fit plenty of suitcases, baby stuff and the dog now with this giant cargo box. The titan silver color looks great as well! Not bland like most flat black boxes. Crutchfield pricing on this was $599 shipped w/ no tax! Beat Amazon by $50!

Pros: Stylish design Huge storage Durable materials Good design Opens on both sides Quiet, negligible wind noise

Cons: Reduces fuel economy (obviously due to increased drag)

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Great Roof Box

Christopher from Cohoes, NY on 5/21/2017

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I installed the (large) Thule Motion XT Cargo Box on my MK7 GTI using the Thule AeroBlades (also purchased from Crutchfield). The box was very easy to install, even when doing it by myself. It is extremely light, I think lighter than most cargo boxes this size. Which is also a plus when you take into consideration your cars roof weight limit (the MK7 is only 130 pounds). The PowerClick mounting system makes it easy to know when the box was secure to the bars, it clicks to let you know when it's just right. The SlideLock locking system is also a great addition to this box as there is no second guessing as to when the box is closed and secure. The box also looks great and the design allows full access to the hatch on my car. It's really quiet for a box this size even when driving at speeds around 70mph. Keep in mind though that Thule doesn't recommend driving over 80mph when the box is attached to your roof.

Pros: Easy to install Quiet Light Space Locking system Looks great

Cons: None really, but the shinny surface looks like it could scratch easy and it definitely picks up hand smuges.

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