sorockinwrote a review of Kuat NV Base 2.0 Bike Hitch Rack on June 17, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I chose this rack because of the great reviews and all black matte finish.
I considered forgoing that look for the 2.0 with the work stand, but I read somewhere that wide, flat pedals might not fit by the work stand arm, so didn't want to take the chance.
Another thing I was interested in was the ability to lower the tray away from the vehicle to have access to the cargo area. I read reviews of other tray style hitch racks and found the reviews on the Kuat gave me the most confidence that it would work. I have a Nissan Pathfinder and the door just squeezes by the pedals!
(We carry mountain bikes - 29, 27.5 with wide pedals and handlebars.)
Finally, this thing is rock solid. The thingamajig that tightens the rack to the receiver is excellent. Any rough terrain we drive through.. this rack barely moves. And the bikes feel really solid in place.
We use the cable locks to run into the store quick, but nothing longer.
It's only been two months or so, but it's used several times a week. So far, so good! Definitely recommend.