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    10 Best New Cars For Dog Lovers

    Looking for the perfect vehicle for all your adventures with your four-legged companion?  Then you'll want to check out Autotrader's new 2022 Best New Cars for Dog Lovers list of 10 dog-friendly vehicles that its editors believe are perfectly suited for man's best friend.  Autotrader released its annual list ahead of National Dog Day which was last week. According to a recent Autotrader survey, more than 85% of dog owners think about transporting their dog when they are deciding what vehicle to buy.

    sissy-jerry-reynoldsThe Car Pro’s new puppy, Sissy.

    2022 Best New Cars for Dog Lovers 

    To select the Best Cars for Dog Lovers, Autotrader says its experts started with vehicles that offer an abundance of pet-friendly features and accessories. For example, they gave extra credit for attributes such as a low floor and rear heating and A/C vents. In addition, each vehicle on the list had to have an editor's rating of three or higher on their five-point point scale. 

    Only the Chrysler Pacifica and Jeep Wrangler return to the list. This year the Ford Bronco Sport replaces the Ford Bronco and the Subaru Outback replaces the Subaru Forester.  The Kia Soul replaces the Telluride. Also new to the list, the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Ram ProMaster City Wagon, the Toyota Sienna and Tesla Model 3. 

    Read Autotrader's comments about each vehicle here →

    Autotrader says  90% of dog owners that consider their dog to be their best friend. 

    autotrader-national-dog-dayCredit: Autotrader.com.

    "After a few tough years, we all know how much we count on our best friends. And for many people, their best friend is their dog," said Brian Moody, executive editor for Autotrader. "People are doing everything with their furry companions, from road trips to running errands and everything in between. It's important to select a vehicle that has your four-legged BFF in mind, from easy clean fabric to all-weather floor mats. Our 2022 Best Cars for Dog Lovers list takes dog-friendly factors into mind to give dog owners the best vehicle options at their fingertips."


    For the 9th year, Autotrader teamed up again with Adopt-a-Pet.com for National Dog's Day. Head to Dogtrader.com to check out adoptable dogs in your area by  zip code.  

    autotrader-national-dog-day-charms-credit-autotraderPhoto Credit:  AutoTrader 

    Autotrader is also raising awareness of the importance of dog adoption by releasing limited-edition matching BFF charm sets. Also you have until September 6th to enter to win a limited-edition BFF charm set on Dogtrader.com. As part of the program, Autotrader says it'll make a donation to Adopt a Pet to help get homeless pets out of shelters and into loving homes.

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    This post was updated with new information on August 30, 2022.