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The 7 Best Cars For Dogs

Best Cars for DogsNearly 80 million Americans have a dog, so it’s no wonder that finding a car that’s comfortable for man and his best friend is important for many car buyers.

According to a report by Autotrader.com, about 55 percent of customers on their website search for cars and trucks that can safely transport their K-9 companions, and roughly 75 percent of dog owners drive with their pet in the car at least once a month.

Cesar Milan, the well known TV personality and dog trainer notes that as pets become part of the family, car buying needs shift.

“You wouldn’t take your baby for a drive without a car seat, don’t take your dog without a crate,” said Milan.

While new drivers may look for features like heated seats, Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control, dog lovers opt for extras like rear lift gates, rear cargo attachments, space for a gate between the back seats and a connected trunk area, and rear climate control.

Best in Show

So which cars top the list of the best cars for dog lovers? Surprisingly, no car company has more than one vehicle on the list, which likely means all manufacturers are aware of pet owner needs. According to the Humane Society, the best cars for dog owners are:

1. Subaru Outback

2. Nissan Juke

3. Volkswagen Tiguan

4. BMW X3

5. Volvo V60

6. Kia Soul

7. Honda Odyssey

And always remember. If your vehicle is making funny noises and it isn’t coming from Fido in the back seat, bring it in to Affordable Auto today.


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