The best of the traditional, non-platform, hitch racks, Yakima's Ridgebak series addresses most the issues people have struggled with since hitch racks became popular.
Both the top bar and the main mast fold down with simple levers instead of cotter pins, the bike holders made of unbreakable nylon ratcheting straps instead of rubber and the rack installs and removes without climbing under the car with a wrench.
The Ridgebaks also lock onto the vehicle without having to buy anything additional.
The 4 bike version fits both 1-1/4 and 2 inch hitch sizes right out of the box and without plastic adapters.
In-store purchase includes free assembly and installation.