Maybe with all the seats folded down, front wheel off the bike and laid down but i'm not confident. This was something i wanted but then changed my mind when i saw how awesome the car looked vs how often i actually take advantage of putting a bike in the back. If bike in the car was a bigger motivator i would have went CX-5. There is very few advantages of the CX-3 over the CX-5. About $4K cheaper per trim package on the CX-3.I've not seen any photos...and frankly, even if I have to take off the front wheel, I would want to be able to do this.
Does anyone know for sure if one could get a standard bicycle in the back with the rear seats down?
Hi Playthru1 and LuisG,I would get a hitch then a bike rack.I couldn't get my bike in the back but I did not try too hard and it wasn't worth the hassle.A hitch and a bike rack is the way to go for peace of mind plus you can carry more than one bike.
I will be getting my hitch installed soon as I already have the bike rack.
My wife goes bike riding with me so two bikes and a passenger would not work for me if I had to put the bikes in the car.
Glad you got it to fit. Now for mine and the wife's ...Here it is, i included a couple of different angles. You will see i have the passenger seat moved forward but it wasn't necessary.
The front wheel has to come off. I threw a pic of my best attempt to not remove the wheel; no dice.
I agree that it can be a bit of a stretch to get them up there, and can see what your saying. I just added some photo's for you to see, and the most important thing I suppose is it all depends on what type and size of bike we are trying to fit as most of these new style Enduro MTB's are very long in the wheel base.There won't be any paint damage with a hitch and bike rack.Your setup does look nice my only concern would be getting the bike on top without doing damage as it has to be awkward putting the bike on top.
My wife can put the bike on a bike rack on a bike rack with a hitch but there is no way she could put it on top of the vehicle.