I have a Nissan Xterra, which has factory installed sports racks and no trailor hitch which was a bummer. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on a bike rack nor wanted a roof rack, but I was moving to Colorado from Florida and needed something durable to transport my road bike. I was skeptical of this type of rack on an SUV, but it actually worked out fine! It was super easy to install and made it the whole way from FL to CO fine. At one point, I could notice the bike shaking more than usual and when I stopped it was because one of the bottom straps had come undone, so make sure they are tightly secure in place before you drive away. But overall, its a great product and I like that it is easy to take on and off. The only bad thing about that is that it might be easier to steal if you leave it unattended for a long ride.