It’s no fun to start off a trip in an overly-packed car. That’s where Thule cargo carriers come in. Thule helps you get your luggage, gear, or whatever else you’re packing out of the car and onto the roof. Made of high-quality ABS material, these cargo boxes are built to protect and last. The hardest part about Thule cargo boxes? Choosing the right one.
The Thule Pulse is the most basic cargo box in the Thule line and that makes its price affordable. It’s made for small loads and easy access. The Pulse is the perfect cargo carrier for a road tripper on a budget. Don’t let the small price fool you, the Thule Pulse still comes with a Lifetime Warranty, SecureLock to keep your belongings safe, and attaches to most racks with the Quick-Grip Mounting System.
Available in 3 sizes, Alpine - 11, L - 14, or XL - 16 cubic ft
For a super-sleek and swift Thule cargo carrier, look no further than the Thule Sonic cargo box. Its Aeronose and angle-cut back helps your vehicle and cargo slice through the wind – without sacrificing speed or mileage. Rest assured that your box is secured with the AcuTight Mounting system. It makes a distinct “click” when the box is properly locked in. This cargo box is extremely versatile and looks great on any vehicle. As always, the Sonic comes with SecureLock and a Lifetime Warranty.
Available in 4 sizes, Alpine - 11, L - 13, XL - 17, or XXL - 22 cubic ft
Don’t let your cargo carrier take away from your travel budget. With the Thule Force cargo box, you get all the protection and ease of Thule cargo carriers at a friendly price. The Aeroskin lid helps keep MPGs high and wind noise low. And, the Quick-Grip Mounting System, SecureLock, and Lifetime Warranty maintain peace of mind. Travel smart and comfortably with the Thule Force atop your ride.
Available in 4 sizes, Alpine - 12, L - 13, XL - 17, or XXL - 22 cubic ft
For the best in cargo handling and rooftop styling, choose the Thule Boxter cargo box. You only need one hand to access your gear, and can do so from either side of the car. Need something from the cargo area? No problem. Grabbing your gear from the back of your car is a snap, thanks to the Boxter’s increased rear hatch clearance. And, Thule’s blend of quality & style extends to this beautiful box’s shell, with its durable, two-toned, high-gloss automotive finish. Best of all, the Thule Boxter cargo box features an aerodynamic profile that reduces wind noise and preserves fuel mileage.
Reviewed by Carolyn D (NEWPORT NEWS, VA—2013-04-02 04:38:29
The Sonic L is an excellent investment for me. With two large dogs and a family, my Subaru Outback can get a little crowded on extended weekend camping trips. The Sonic L is VERY roomy, lightweight, aerodynamic, fits perfectly on my Subaru factory installed roof racks, AND looks AWESOME on my car. I'm very happy with my purchase.
How does this unit mount to the roof? Do I need to have the rails on the vehicle? Or do I simply remove the covers where the rails go and the box has a mounting system that can slide into that? Please advise
Answered by Nathan S. — 3/04/2013 11:38:25 AM
Hi, You will need to install a base rack system to use a roof box.