Lots of people like vehicles such as the Chrysler Pacifica, Honda Fit and Jeep Wrangler.
According to Autotrader, pets and pet owners like those vehicles, as well.
Autotrader says those and other vehicles on its Best Cars for Dog Lovers list this year are safe and comfortable for those pets and their owners.
Celebrating National Dog Day for the sixth year in a row, Autotrader has revealed its list of Best Cars for Dog Lovers. For this year’s National Dog Day on Monday, Autotrader has also created limited-edition goggles for dogs that it says will keep those pets safe and stylish during car rides with the windows down.
Autotrader is offering a special-edition website, Dogtrader.com. At that site, dog owners can enter for a chance to win the limited-edition goggles through Sept. 12.
Autotrader will donate funds as part of the program to Adopt-a-Pet.com, which works to help homeless shelter dogs move into loving homes.
Stating that it is “committed to shining a light on dog adoption,” Autotrader says that on its Dogtrader.com site, dog lovers can search for local puppies and dogs in their area and help with the real mission of National Dog Day: to get homeless dogs out of shelters and into loving homes.
Editors at Autotrader produced a list of the best vehicles for shoppers looking for the perfect new car for traveling with their four-legged companions. Autotrader says that although comfort is an important factor in your vehicle choice, safety is most important. The features of the cars on this list, such as a level cargo floor and rear air vents, are geared toward keeping human and canine passengers safe.
One of those vehicles is the 2019 BMW X2, which Autotrader says features comfortable faux-leather front seats for driver and pet. In back, a large cargo area with seats can be folded flat. The large hatchback door helps with loading, and several BMW pet-friendly accessories include rear-seat protectors and various sport bags that hang from the front seat headrest. These bags work well for storing treats, toys and water bowls, Autotrader said.
“At Autotrader, our goal is to help people navigate the car buying process through our extensive lists of vehicles that suit consumers’ various needs,” Autotrader executive editor Brian Moody said in a news release. “With this in mind, we came up with a list of cars that offer both comfort and convenience features pet owners should consider if they're buying a car.”
Those cars on Autotrader’s list of 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers of 2019 are as follows, unranked and in alphabetical order (2019 model year):
— BMW X2
— Buick Regal TourX
— Chrysler Pacifica
— Honda Fit
— Jeep Wrangler
— Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
— Subaru Crosstrek
— Tesla Model 3
— Toyota RAV4
— Volvo V60 Cross Country