Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Capacity: 16 cu ft
Made in: unknown
Offering a winning combination of a beautiful design, value, and practicality, the Thule Force Cargo Box is one of the best carriers. It is widely compatible with almost any rack configuration and can be used with round bars, Thule rack systems, and most factory racks. It also features an aerodynamic shape thanks to AeroSkin technology.
It is built from the ground up to provide maximum ruggedness for durability and cargo protection. A diamond-textured AeroSkin shell made from durable five-layer ABS plastic ensures that the lid holds up to the most extreme weather conditions.
The cargo box’s aerodynamic design adequately minimizes air resistance and the resultant reduction in drag prevents any impacts on fuel efficiency.
Feature-rich, it incorporates a Quick-Grip mounting hardware that attaches the cargo box to roof racks along raised grooves in its floor. That reduces the installation time to less than five minutes.
A dual-side opening design offers convenient dual-side access. Thus, both the driver and the passenger can access gear without much trouble. Also included are built-in lifter elements that prop the box open to provide hands-free access.
Once the lid is closed, a built-in Thule SecureLock technology secures all the lid’s edges, and a locking functionality locks it. Oversized SecureLock elements ease grasping, even with gloves on.
This cargo box provides a large interior capacity and is sold in four sizes to meet individual needs and preferences: the 624 M (13 cu ft), the Alpine (11-12 cu ft), the X-Large – XL (16-17 cu ft), and the XX-Large – XXL (21-22 cu ft).
What Customers are Saying About the Thule Force Cargo Box
Customers have different opinions of this cargo box. Some like it while others have a few complaints. Below is a few of them.
What they like:
- It is rugged. It held up to snowfall, rainfall, and windy conditions.
- It is thrifty. Its aerodynamic design prevents any noticeable changes in mph.
- It arrived as advertized and was easy to install.
- It is light and looks pretty.
What they do not like:
- It has some locking problems.
- Some reported that the lid pulled open at high speeds.
Q: What are the specifications of the Force 624 M version?
A: The Force 624 M measures 64″ (l) x 34″ (w) x 16″ (h), weighs 35 lb and holds up to 110 lb.
Q: Does it come with a keyed lock?
A: Yes, it comes with two keys, and dual hinge openings lock both sides.
Q: Does it interfere with the Sirius XM radio reception?
A: It does not although you may have to bend the antenna in some car models.
Q: Which fits better on a midsize crossover?
A: As long as you have crossbars all boxes will attach correctly.