2013 Subaru Outback Premium 2.5i All-Weather+Moonroof Venetian Red Pearl W/ Ivory Coth
While visiting my local REI store and looking at cargo boxes I came accross the new Thule Force XL Roof Box #625. This is the newest model in the Thule line and has a different surface to help with aerodynamics. I liken it to a golf ball but the dimples are out instead of in. It has one more CUFT (17 CUFT) than the Yakima Skybox 16. My question is does anyone know if it will fit on a 2013 Outback and still allow for the rear hatch to go up.(The Thule Fit Guide on their website is worthless!) As I understand the Yakima Skybox 18 will not fit and still let the hatch go up, so I was cooncerned about a 17 cuft box. I also am not completely sold on the Thule brand. The Yakima Skyboxes seem to be less flimsy, but once mounted that may not matter? I was set on the Yakima Skybox but I like the pebble finish of the new Thule and wonder how much drag advantage it would equate to over the Yakima Skybox? Anyone have any comments about the new Thule?