Roofbox VS IXTAbox

Dive into the list of benefits that come with using an IXTAbox in comparison to a common roofbox.


A roofbox has difficult access

- Hard to reach / unreachable luggage and equipment.
- Some need to open door and stand on the frame of the car to reach luggage and equipment.

IXTAbox has EASY access

- Everyone has easy access to luggage and equipment, plus access to the trunk of the car.


A roofbox is difficult to mount

- Takes 10-30 minutes to mount with 2 people.
- More steps, such as mounting rails.
- Total weight of 20-35kg, including rails

IXTAbox is EASY to mount

- Mount and dismount in seconds with 1-2 people.
- Weight of 20-35kg


30 to 40% increased drag

- Higher fuel consumption, limiting range.
- Higher costs.

-5* to15% increased drag

- <5% increase in fuel consumption.
- Smarter option, as it makes little to no impact on range.
*Under certain conditions IXTAbox can be positioned so that it improves the car’s performance.

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IMPLICATIONS of roofbox position

- Overall driving performance deteriorates due to side and front wind impact leading to reduced manouverability.
- In a crash situation, even at rather low speeds;
i.e., 50 km/h most roof boxes have a high risk of their
content breaking through and flying out of the roofbox.

IXTAbox sits on a SAFER spot on the car

- You can always drive at your regular speed when using an IXTAbox.
- IXTAbox sits closer to the ground and on the back of the car, reducing the risk of gear shooting to the front of the car during a crash.


A roofbox gets you dirty

- Hard to clean due to position and the partly sensitive materials.
- Gets you dirty when reaching up for your luggage and equipment.

IXTAbox keeps you and it clean

- IXTAbox can be cleaned with a water hose or a pressure washer.
- Dirty and wet things can go into the IXTAbox, keeping you and your vehicle clean.

Multipurpose Design

Rooftop box = single purpose

- Designed only to add storage to your car. The rest of the time it will only sit in storage.


- Designed for multiple types of gear: bike rack, skis, golf, kite surfing, camping, etc.
- Bike racks can be mounted on top of the box.
- IXTAbox doubles as storage at home. Your gear can always be packed and ready.


Roofboxes increase the noise inside the cabin


- IXTAbox will not make any noise while driving at higher speeds.


Made out of plastics

- Plastic, Fiberglass and Aluminium.


- Salt water resistant-auminum Body.
- Acid Resistant Stainless steel components.

Made in Sweden

IXTAbox is DESIGNED & BUILT in Sweden.

Roofboxes are commonly produced in low cost countries.


IXTAbox offers 10 year guarantee.

While the average competition offers ≤ 5 years guarantee.