Affordable Auto Service - 952-933-0735 HOURS Affordable Auto Service - 952-933-0735 MAP Professional Auto Repair, Maintenance & Customization Services

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.


  • Subaru Issues Brake Recall For Minnesota Vehicles
    Jan 14, 2015

    Subaru has issued a recall of nearly 200,000 of its vehicles, citing a potential brake line issue. Subaru owners should take note, especially if you live in state that gets plenty of winter weather, like Minnesota. According to the press release, the brake line issue increases the risk of crashes for drivers in snowy states. […]

  • Car Owners Prefer Technology Over Brand Loyalty
    Dec 11, 2014

    A new study suggests more car owners are willing to ditch their favorite car brand for upgraded in-car technologies, like active park assist and rear-view cameras. According to the poll conducted by AutoTrader.com, more than half of vehicle owners (56 percent) would switch form their favorite car company to get a vehicle with the technological […]

  • Self-Driving Car Sales To Balloon Over Next 20 Years
    Jan 8, 2014

    Sales of self-driving cars are expected to grow from 230,000 in 2025 to nearly 12 million by 2035, a new study suggests. Self-driving cars are currently few and far between, but researchers believe sales will exponentially increase as technology continues to improve. By 2035, researchers believe the cumulative sales of self-driving cars will top 54 […]