For many, having your dog with you in the car for a joy ride is a great time for you and for your pup! But no matter how far the distance traveled, you want a vehicle that keeps your furry friend safe and relaxed throughout the journey. Here are some features and characteristics that make the best cars for dog lovers:
An airy cabin gives larger dogs a sense of space and roominess.
A containment barrier prevents your dog from leaping around the car while it’s in motion.
Fold-flat seats allow your dog to stretch out and lie down comfortably.
A low ride height makes it easier for older dogs with bad hips to climb in and out of the vehicle.
A panoramic sunroof gives your dog a healthy dose of sunlight and fresh air.
Rear cargo-attachment tie-downs hold carriers in place, which is especially important during braking events.
Rear climate control keeps your dog cool and regulated.
A rear lift gate makes loading and unloading carriers, crates and kennels an easier proposition.
Under-floor storage allows you to put things away to clear out a safe, uncluttered area for your dog.
Here are our top choices for the most dog friendly vehicles:
1. BMW X5
2. Chevrolet Equinox
3. Chrysler Pacifica
4. Honda Fit
5. Nissan Rogue
6. Subaru Crosstrek
7. Volvo XC60