Friday, January 21, 2011

Best 2011 Cars for Pet People

What is the best car, designed with your dog in mind? If you're considering buying a new car this year, FIDO Friendly magazine has done the research for you, and put together a list of the Best 2011 Dog-Friendly Cars. These vehicles are tops in traveling safely and comfortably with your dog. Last year the Honda Element earned high marks. Here are some award-winners this year:
Honda Odyssey
* more crate space in the back
* this year's model is lower and wider than before
Toyota Sienna
* tri-zone climate control means dogs in the back can be comfortable too

Jeep Grand Cherokee
* hooks and removable storage bins for all your pet's needs
* power-lift tailgate

Kia Sportage
* five door design
* squared off back for more crate space
* a lot of space for a smaller size vehicle
Chevrolet Traverse
* serious cargo space
* three rows of seats that fold flat

Check out FIDO Friendly for the complete article.
What about you? What features do you look for in a dog-friendly vehicle?


Gloria said...

I have a Ford Taurus X . Lots of room for traveling, and lots of space for Billy! Not that he needs much, lol. Love the pic of you two!

Priscilla said...

We have a Nissan X-Trail and we think it is fantastic too! Spacious and the seats can be put down and make the whole back room is flat.

Brian said...

Also, the best vehicle is the ones that DO NOT go to the vet!!!

3 doxies said...

Nows dis heres is a fab post cuz mum wants a new car (but hers not gonna get one). Her has a Honda Accord nows. But we is purty small so it's okays...most of da time.
Her likes dat Kia.


Peggy Frezon said...

@Brian Great comment! I don't know if they make such a vehicle though!

Peggy Frezon said...

@Billy and @Puddles Yup you guys are pretty small so I imagine you're happy with anything as long as Mom remembers your bed, a comfy blanky and maybe some treats!

Peggy Frezon said...

@Priscilla the Nissan XTrail sounds like a great vehicle for Eva.

Shauna (Fido and Wino) said...

I like how in our jeep we can put the dogs behind the seats- it is handy and contains (some of) the grime.

The Teacher's Pets said...

I used to have a Kia Sportage and I loved it but now I have a crummy (but functional yet old) Geo Tracker which is perfect for Daisy because she loves to have the whole back seat to herself! What kind of vehicle do you have?

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Holly and I go for rides in a Jeep Cherokee Larado. It's far from new but it has lots of room and everything you need. We have another car but she doesn't seem to like riding it in too much. Debbie and Holly

Peggy Frezon said...

@Teachers Pet and Daisy We have a Santa Fe and it has plenty of room for Kelly to ride comfortably and whatever she needs.

FiveSibesMom said...

First, that is a lovely picture! :-) Glad to hear my vehicle has made it on the list - a Jeep Gran Cherokee. It does have lots of room and is very Sibe friendly! Thanks for the post!

georgia little pea said...

Our perfect car would be one with a back window that rolls down so the dogs dont keep trying to get to our windows in the front. Seats, dashboard, windows and sides that don't stain from the drool. Fur-resistant seats and ceiling. Also unchewable seat belts and barriers. Does it exist you think?

dog urns said...

A car with lots of room is very important in travelling to make us more comfortable..

Snoop und Emily said...

good to know :). for us it does not matter what the car looks like until there's a cosy blanket inside and until it drives us to thedog park and other -nice- places:)!!!

Pup Fan said...

Interesting list!

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Ivo Beutler said...

The right kind of car can also help pets feel more comfortable while on the road. It would be good to have a spacious vehicle so it can sit comfortable every once in a while, or look out the window to enjoy the outdoors. You can also put them in seatbelts to keep them safe.

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