Autotrader picks Best Cars for Dog Lovers

(August 23, 2019) ATLANTA — Autotrader recognizes that most things in life are not one size fits all — including searching for the ideal vehicle or finding the newest four-legged furry addition to your family. For the sixth year in a row, Autotrader celebrates National Dog Day, on Aug. 26, by revealing its list of Best Cars for Dog Lovers as well as the creation of limited-edition goggles for dogs, to keep dogs safe and stylish while traveling in the car with the windows down.

Through Autotrader's special-edition website, dog parents can enter for a chance to win this limited-edition accessory from Aug. 22 through Sept.12. As part of the program, Autotrader will donate funds to to help get homeless dogs out of shelters and into loving homes. Autotrader is committed to shining a light on dog adoption, which is why, on, dog lovers can search for local pups in their area and help get homeless dogs out of shelters and into loving homes, which is the real mission of National Dog Day.

Dogs are considered members of the family and with this in mind, the editors at Autotrader curated a list of the best rides for fur parents to help shoppers find the perfect new car for traveling with their four-legged friends. This list includes vehicles that are both safe and comfortable for pets and their owners.

"At Autotrader, our goal is to help people navigate the car buying process through our extensive lists of vehicles that suit consumers' various needs," says Brian Moody, executive editor at Autotrader. "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."

Vehicles on Autotrader's list of 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers of 2019 (in alphabetical order) include:

    2019 BMW X2
    2019 Buick Regal TourX
    2019 Chrysler Pacifica
    2019 Honda Fit
    2019 Jeep Wrangler
    2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV
    2019 Subaru Crosstrek
    2019 Tesla Model 3
    2019 Toyota RAV4
    2019 Volvo V60 Cross Country

While comfort is an important factor when choosing your car, truck or SUV, safety is of the upmost importance. The cars on this list have extensive features geared at keeping both human and canine passengers safe — including a level cargo floor, rear air vents and more.