Roof molding and crossbar (5-door models — if equipped)

Subaru XV Crosstrek / Subaru XV Crosstrek 2011-2023 Owners Manual / Driving tips / Loading your vehicle / Roof molding and crossbar (5-door models — if equipped)


For cargo carrying purposes, the roof molding must be used together with a roof crossbar kit and the appropriate carrying attachment.

Otherwise, damage to the roof or paint or a dangerous road hazard due to loss of cargo could result.

When using the roof crossbar kit, make sure that the total weight of the crossbars, carrying attachment and cargo does not exceed the maximum load limit. Overloading may cause damage to the vehicle and create a safety hazard.

Cargo can be carried after securing the roof crossbar kit to the roof molding and installing the appropriate carrying attachment.

When installing the roof crossbar kit, follow the manufacturer’s instructions.

When you carry cargo on the roof using the roof crossbar kit and a carrying attachment, never exceed the maximum load limit as explained below. You should also be careful that your vehicle does not exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) and front and rear Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). For information about loading cargo into or onto your vehicle, refer to “Loading your vehicle” F8-12. The maximum load limit of the cargo, crossbars and carrying attachment must not exceed 176 lbs (80 kg). Place the heaviest load at the bottom, nearest the roof, and evenly distribute the cargo.

Always properly secure all cargo.