I haven't found one sold anywhere (I like the Yakima brand and they aren't showing one for my 2017 Hatch). I have one that was for my 2007 Coupe and I made a number of adjustments to it and it seems to work, although the front rack latches seem to work themselves "loose" after a few days, so I have to re-adjust them periodically.
I use the roof rack to carry my kayak or bicycles, but I also have a hitch mounted 2-place bike rack that works really well. I bought a Curt trailer hitch for my Hatch and the install was pretty straightforward (involved drilling (2) holes) and I prefer this method to the roof rack overall. If Yakima comes out with a better mounting I'll certainly be buying it, but for now I have something that will work.
i was thinking...how would a hitch mount to a sport model? or Si model? with the center mounted exhaust. i use a SARIS brand hitch mounted bike tray....and i got to thinking...this may force me into a model without the center exhaust. which wouldn't be a deal breaker...i won't be tracking it or showing it. i'm older, so the comfort is more my style!
EDIT: so i went to etrailer and found this question and answer:
Recommended Bike Rack on 2017 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback
Any thoughts on putting a bike rack on the 2017 Honda Civic Hatchback? Im trying to decide what new car to buy, and support for a bike rack is a big issue. Fyi, the Civic Hatch has a double spoiler, so it looks like a trunk rack wont work. Also, the Sport edition has dual center exhaust... so no trailer hitch on that model? That would seem to leave only a roof rack. I recall seeing one photo indicating the civic roof supports rails but they kill gas mileage and theyre a pain to load. Any insight would be appreciated
asked by: David K
A roof rack is going to be your best option for a 2017 Honda Civic Sport Hatchback as long as you have a 4 door. Roof racks will cause drag which will always impact your gas mileage. And, like you said, getting something on a roof is more difficult than the trunk, but a hitch will not work with the center exhaust and a trunk rack is going to have issues with with the top spoiler.
The most aerodynamic roof rack to fit the Civic is the Thule AeroBlade that consists of the load bars # THARB53, in silver, or # THARB53B, in black, the Traverse Foot Pack # TH480R, and the Fit Kit # THKIT1797.
If there's any additional vehicles you're considering, and want me to recommend bike rack options for them, just let me know what you're looking at.
That is an interesting post from e-Trailer. The manufacturer (Thule) doesn't suggest anything as available to the Hatchback, and the response from eTrailer is odd in that the expert mentions what the car is (2017 Civic Sport Hatchback), but then says "as long as you have a 4-door." I think he referenced the information for the Sedan from the Thule website, but the roofs aren't the same between the two body styles. It seems pretty clear to me that the "expert" at eTrailer isn't familiar with the vehicle he's being asked about and found an alternate solution? I have included some screen grabs from Thule for the Sedan and Hatch to show that they don't actually have an offering for the hatch yet, and the same with Yakima.
But you are correct that at this time nobody makes a hitch to fit the center exhaust for the Sport, and likely won't. That's really too bad as I prefer my hitch mounted rack to the roof mounted one.
I just got a 2017 Civic 4 Door Hatchback (technically 5 door I suppose). I have been checking Thule's website for 2 months with no recommendations. Until today I had success!! Thule's website has been updated for the Hatchback configurations.
For the Aero Blade Design (which is what I am going with) They look nicer, better fuel economy and less noise is a 3 way win in my opinion! You will need: