Autotrader announces its Best Cars for Dog Lovers list

(August 26, 2020) ATLANTA — One bright spot amid the COVID-19 pandemic is that pet adoptions have surged across the country as people look for companionship and new additions to their families; and as your family grows by four feet, you might find yourself needing the right vehicle that accommodates everyone. For the seventh consecutive year, Autotrader celebrates National Dog Day, today (August 26), by unveiling its list of the Best Cars for Dog Lovers and announcing limited-edition dog vests, to make dog hair clean up quick and easy while on the road, keeping your car looking its best.

Available exclusively on Autotrader's dog-focused website,, dog parents can enter for a chance to win this limited-edition accessory for their furry companion from Aug. 24 through Sept. 14. Prospective pet parents can also search for local dogs on, searching for that perfect make and model to become a new part of their family. Through a donation to, Autotrader is also driving home its mission is to help get homeless dogs out of shelters and into loving homes. 

With many trading in plane tickets and instead opting for road trips this summer, the editors at Autotrader want to ensure pet parents are riding in vehicles that have the comfort, convenience and safety features that every family needs, which is why they've curated this year's list of the 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers.

"Trips around town or to local destinations have become an important part of our lives these last few months and for many people, that means bringing along their pets as they hit the road," said Brian Moody, executive editor at Autotrader. "To help new car buyers that are traveling with four-legged friends, we've carefully curated a list of the best cars that offer great comfort and safety features while also making the lives of pet parents just a little easier."

These vehicles have features aimed at keeping both humans and dogs safe for the ride ahead – including large rear doors, low cargo floors and even "dog mode." In addition to the top car recommendations, Autotrader also provides the top tips for traveling with your pets, how to keep your car looking its best for summer road trips and a list of pet friendly car accessories.

For more information about Autotrader's must-have accessories for your dog, pet safety tips when driving or to find your new dog, click here. To learn more about the Best Cars for Dog Lovers of 2020, click here.