Are you a pet parent looking for a dog friendly car? Your dog is your most important passenger. It’s a must that you include your dog in your car buying decision.
Recently Autotrader, internet’s ultimate resource for car shoppers and sellers, conducted a survey of dog owners. From the survey, 56% of dog owners actively seek out cars and trucks that can accommodate their dogs. Also revealed on the survey, 22% of Autotrader visitors have taken their pet, or would consider taking their pet, on a test drive.
“We know car shoppers take every aspect of their lifestyle into account when shopping for their perfect ride, and four-legged friends are no exception.”
“Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader
For the past months, we’ve reviewed 5 cars 1) Mitsubishi Outlander, 2) Mazda 3, 3) Toyota Camry, 4) Kia Soul, and 5) Hyundai Sonata Sport. On our car review posts, we shared dog-friendly features and emphasized the car’s comfort and convenience. Autotrader used the same standards for determining the best cars for dog lovers.
Criteria Selecting the 9 Best Cars for Dog Lovers
– A rear lift gate is crucial for being able to load your dog — or dog accessories — as easily as possible.
– Fold-flat seats are important for creating the largest possible interior space for your dog when you’re stopped.
– Rear cargo rings are important for making sure your dog’s crate stays put while the car is in motion.
– A low ride height helps dogs get in and out as easily as possible, especially when they’re very young or very old.
– Rear climate control can provide dogs with the cool air or heat they need to remain comfortable.
– A spacious back seat makes it easy for your dog to climb inside and for you to strap on a dog seat belt before setting off.
Autotrader 9 Best Cars For Dog Lovers
1. Audi allroad
2. Ford Edge
3. Honda Fit
4. Jeep Renegade
5. Kia Sedona
6. Lincoln MKC
8. Mercedes-Benz GLA
9. Subaru XV Crosstrek
For detailed information about these cars, visit
Autotrader: 9 Must-Shop Cars for Dog Lovers
Woofs! The Mazda 3 made the list of Autotrader 9 Best Cars for Dog Lovers.
Do you have another car for dog lovers to add to Autotrader’s list?