Obviously, your furry best friend is a big part of your life. That means that they might be along for the ride - literally! If you happen to be in the market for a new car, you should probably consider your dog and how much they'll like your new car! Here are some dog-friendly vehicles you should consider for your pooch, big or small.
First on our list the Volkswagen Atlas, which is actually new for this year! This car gets a spot on this list because it's large and versatile. There are three rows of seating, but if you would rather fold these down to let your dog lay down, you can. They fold down in a 50/50 split, which means you can also fit human members of the family right next to the canine members of your family. The second and third rows also get air vents, too, which means your dog will stay cool on the hot days and warm on the cold days.
While you might remember the Kia Soul being driven by funky hamsters, it's also pretty good for dogs. This car is low to the ground, which lets your dog easily hop up into it. Its cargo area is perfect for medium or small dog crates or for your pup to sit in. The back seat leaves plenty of room for your dog to lay or stick their head out the window. Plus, the Soul's cloth seating material is tightly wound, which helps keep your dog's fur from sticking everywhere.
If you don't already know, Subaru makes sure to market to dog-owners and dog-lovers. Subarus are uniquely durable and spacious. The Outback is perfect for you and your dog because there's plenty of room for both of you. The hatchback trunk also provides easy loading, whether your loading your dog's crate or your dog! Really, all Subarus are perfect if you're an adventure-lover, because they all come standard with all-wheel drive, meaning you can tackle those roads less traveled.
If you have a big family of dogs, then you might want a minivan like the Pacifica. It has more storage space than SUVs, and therefore plenty of room for multiple dogs. The benefit of this minivan is that the seats fold completely flat, which means your dog can basically just run around and spread out on the floor - perfect for road trips. Plus, this minivan also comes in hybrid form so that you don't have to stop for gas as much and won't be forced to leave your dog alone in the car.
The best thing about a Jeep Wrangler? It's ready to get muddy. Your dog can swim in the lake and still jump into the Wrangler for a ride, because it as a completely washable interior with built-in floor drains and removable carpet. It's perfect for if you like to take on wild adventures with your furry best friend. Plus, with tons of top and window options, you and your dog can stick your head out the window (well, not while you drive...).
Even if you don't need a new car, let this be a reminder to treat your dog to a car ride once in a while, especially while the weather is still nice!