As I contemplate down-sizing from my Subaru Outback, one big drawback is the lack of a roof rack or even rails to mount a rack easily. My Outback came with the rails and the cross bars that tuck away into the rails when not in use, which is very convenient. To add a rack system to the Mazda, the cost will be over $400. At this time,, I still do not see one on the Mazda website. They had a removable rack system for the 2013 model but are not showing one for the 2014 model yet. It does appear Thule and Yakima both offer some kind of system right now, but again, we're talking over $400 so that is an expensive accessory to add. Any other suggestions on carrying kayaks? We don't take them out often, but I certainly need the option to do so. For bikes, I currently have a hatch-back style carrier that hooks on the back of the car and works quite well, so I should be able to adjust it to fit the Mazda hatch.