National Dog Day: 2021 Autotrader 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers

The 2021 Autotrader 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers list is out now on the car-buying resouce’s website, just in time for National Dog Day, and we think their picks are very solid.

Unsurprisingly, there are a mix of minivans, SUVs and crossovers in the mix, as most of the time dogs going on road trips tend to be medium-sized at least, and so take up about the same amount of space as small children.

Furthermore, if several dog owners are traveling together (like when camping or going to a flyball tournament, for example), having the extra space for people, dogs and gear is essential.

Autotrader didn’t rank their favorites on this list numerically, but did list specific features that they thought worked well for dog lovers with each vehicle.

What are the 2021 Autotrader 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers?

In alphabetical order, the 2021 Autotrader 10 Best Cars for Dog Lovers list is as follows:

  • 2021 Chrysler Pacifica
  • 2021 Ford Bronco
  • 2021 Honda Passport
  • 2021 Jeep Wrangler
  • 2021 Kia Telluride
  • 2021 Nissan Rogue
  • 2021 Subaru Forester
  • 2021 Tesla Model Y
  • 2021 Toyota Sienna
  • 2021 Volvo XC60 Recharge

“Dog lovers tend to bring their furry buddies everywhere with them, so it’s a real decision-making factor for many shoppers when they are considering which new car to buy,” said Brian Moody, Autotrader executive editor, said in a press release. “Whether you tend to bring your pet along for everyday errand running or you regularly take your dog on long trips, it’s important to consider your canine companion and which related features are important to you while car shopping.”

The minivans feature removable seating to help with size issues, while the Tesla features a climate-controlled Dog Mode that so that our pups are safe on short errands when left in the car. The Volvo has an optional dog crate available, and the Subaru continues the brand’s long history of pet wellness efforts with a dizzying variety of canine accessories.

Furthermore, Autotrader has teamed up with to create a website called Dogtrader, which is designed to get homeless dogs out of shelters and into their forever homes, and also find lost dogs and rehome dogs safely when their living situations don’t quite work out.

To celebrate National Dog Day and the launch of Dogtrader, they are releasing a 2022 calendar filled with adoptable pets, with the cover models being Olympic freestyle skier and animal rescue advocate Gus Kenworthy and his Korean Jindo mix Birdie.

Additionally, some of the other pets featured in the calendar include rescued pet superstars like the Goldenwoofs, Rambo the Puppy and WillieCute, all from Dogstagram.

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