Since car love should not be limited only to us two-legged citizens
It is not just men or women, children or adults, or even human beings to be a gearhead. Our furry companions always enjoy cars, but not quite as we are. They are a way for our canine friends to stroll to the park or go on an adventure on the weekends. And what are the safest vehicles for dogs in the world of vehicles and canines? We find 10 vehicles that we think are ideally suited for dogs and their owners, and the many journeys that they will make together.
How is a mum-car doing to it here? Simple – space and easy access are two main requirements for a dog-carrying vehicle. Fido will quickly reach the back door or the side doors which are unlocked to prevent the risk of malfunctions, such as closed doors on tails or over-excited pooches smashing into armrests. The low floor of the Pacifica is also credited with making the entry and exit of smaller dogs easier, or less than the regular SUV height. There is also a hybrid option if you’re going to puppy lessons to feel like saving gas and the atmosphere.
In dog-friendly riding it is a matter of getting plenty of cargo and a flat floor. The Honda CR-V offers a volume of cargo of 75.8 cubic meters and a flat trunk. However, it also provides one of the lowest load floors of the class, enabling your four legged buddy to enter and leave. It’s healthy too, it provides a fine, but high quality riding and it’s fairly economical to spend additional money on dog toys rather than petrol.
Volvo V90 Cross Country
Perhaps the Volvo XC90 is the ultra-spacious 7-piece SUV that tops the Volvo line-up, but it is less than suitable for our 4-strand mates and more precisely for those with a heavy load. Nevertheless, the Volvo V90 Cross Country is very suitable for the mission. It is around the entire space of the XC90, but it is lower in and out of a box that is easier to ascend and completes with a sturdy body covering that is resistant to scratches related to pooch. The Volvo safety systems, including pedestrian, bicycle and large-scale animal sensing, ensure that canines are protected both inside and outside the V90 Cross Country.
Buick Regal TourX
The Buick Regal TourX is totally giant inside, and not just a more budget friendly option in this list. Despite the back seats going down, the canine is swelling to an unbelievable cubic foot. The TourX will go anywhere and take all the dogs along. It has an improved riding height, all-rolling drive and tricky clutch differential. The moon-roof gives the cabin an open-air feel without sacrificing on the health of our four legged friends, although for some dogs the roof might be a little low.
The Jeep Wrangler is potentially the ultimate off-roader for a maximum breakout capability, particularly for short wheels. But it’s also the ultimate wind in your ears – pull the roof off, pull the doors open, and you’ll do well to go on a doggy tongue wagging adventure. Yet it’s better than open air and hits further distant areas. The Wrangler. It’s also durable, external and internal – the fabric seats are sturdy and water resistant, and the rubber mattress is resistant to dogs’ mud. Better still, you can actually wash the Wrangler with a hose when things get dirty, and the plugs in the floor will help drain it all.
Not all pet owners are rich, so why are those who can afford a little more luxury all the choices in this list suited? The Ford EcoSport is one of the cheapest SUVs on sale at a base MSRP of $19,995, with a large trunk and a large window. The position of the seat and the overall width is upright so that the compact size is maximized, which also means that the trunk is much bigger for all five seats upward.
It’s the cheapest on this list, but for two generations now the Subaru Crostrek has proved to be an outstanding adventure vehicle. This is the sedan sedan based on the Subaru Impreza, but the Crossstrek goes to anywhere with a elevated ride height. It’s the ideal vehicle for an adventure-whether it ‘s the local dog park or biking with a pal in tow in the great outdoors. The rear seats have fallen and the dog volume is up to 51.9 cubic feet worth – below the segment average, and the Crosstrek could be better reserved only to the Great Danes of the world for medium sized labradoodles.
The new Volvo V60 typically sells in very small numbers – it is the culprit of SUVs – but this makes its owners and pups no less appealing. When it comes to wagons, a wide trunk volume is provided, and the new V60 has sufficient space compared to its previous model. The entire family has enough space with pets in the tow and the high elevating door and wide loading opening facilitate the hops in and out of the pooches. Therefore, it’s the same safety features as the V90 Cross Country and a safe option for everyone.
In all its previous iterations, the Subaru Forester was a good man’s and his best mate, willing to go on excellent outdoor excursions, rugged enough to survive time testing and designed with an interior sufficiently simple to hold all canine antiquities alive. Yet all that has come to pass is in the current incarnation. It has 76.1 cubic feet with its rear seats folded, and has a high roof for booting. The doors are wider than ever and the floor and faces of the cargo basin are made of a new mud resistant, scuff resistant, easy to clean to ensure that the mess is still managed quickly regardless of how messy your canine adventures are.
Big dogs need a wide drive, and none are as spacious as the Dodge Journey when it comes to family cars. The loading bay is fully grounded with seats installed for optimum capacity and room for up to seven occupants. The Journey is ideal for the family, even the furry clan members, when combined with large door openings and raised – not too low, but not too high.
Bonus for the Speed Freaks: Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon
There is a frequent joke that the children will never ever be late for school as long as there are fast family cars. Yet family cars also had the advantage of ferrying the family as a whole and booting the dogs. The fast family car means that the dogs will never again be late for puppie training – and the Mercedes-AMG E63 S car is by far the fastest way of getting them there. This is practical.
The AMG E63 S is monumentally fast and offers additional space for your highly octane loving canine friend, with 603 horsepower with a twin turbo V8 of 4.0 liters, and with all-wheel drive for grounded maintenance. Speed and canine passengers do not fit with a word of warning – just practice one at a time.