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.
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.
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.
Reviewed by Leo H (Erie, CO Reviewed for a 2006 Honda Odyssey—2011-01-13 11:33:44
I'm glad I went with AutoAnything. I was unfamiliar with AA and was worried that the delivery time would suffer because the item was advertised at $200 below retail (compared to REI) with shipping and tax included.
But AA delievered great product on time as promised.
Attention 2005 - 2010 Honday Odyssey Owners: When the rear hatch is opened, it will hit the box. It's needs another 1.5 inch to clear it, but the box cannot be moved forward anymore. This is true for boxes using the factory Honda crossbars - the box sits lower. This will likely not be true for after market crossbars (like Thule or Yakima) where the box will ride higher. The box just needs to flex a little for the 1.5 inch it needs and you can let the hatch rest on the box. It may scuff your spoiler finish, though.
At any rate, I love the box and the way it looks on the Odyssey. I'm glad I went with the biggest one. I was able to load the box with 105 - 110 lbs of cargo. The box is 59 lbs plus 110 cargo = 169 lbs on the Odyssey rack which is rated only at 150lbs. It fine on the 1100 mi trip we took.
Reviewed by tom b (South Royalton, VT Reviewed for a 1998 Chevy C/K 1500—2011-03-29 02:47:29
It's easy to install and it's very ajustable. The only one thing that is a drawl back it the lower section that bolts on, this item would be easy to be taken if someone really wanted to take a chance on it, to bad it didn't come with special type botls with tool.
Hello, I have an 2003 Audi A4 quattro sedan, no factory installed racks. I am interested in the Thule base roof rack and the Thule 682 Sidekick Roof Cargo Box. For the base roof rack, I was considering the aerodynamic bars, given frequent complaints about noise. Is the cargo box compatible with the aerodynamic bars? I may also be interested in a bike rack; which ones are compatible with the aerodynamic bars? Thanks.
Answered by Elizabeth C. — 6/7/2012 3:04:51 PM
Hello. The Thule base rack (with the aerodynamic bars) and Cargo box will work well together; however, mounting bike racks will require an additional adaptor. Thank you.