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Previously Featured Top Dog-Friendly Cars

We dog lovers take our pets seriously. In fact, we take them so seriously that our four-legged friends are as much a part of our family as our children. So it's no surprise that when we hit the road for a family outing, we often bring our pups along for the ride. Yet some rides are better than others for roaming with Rover. Here's a look at the top ten vehicles best-suited for canines and their drivers.

Top 10 Dog-Friendly Cars

Crossovers

A three-quarter front view of a white 2009 Audi Q5

Audi Q5
Elegantly styled, this small luxury crossover is equipped with a 270-horsepower V6 engine and standard all-wheel drive, providing it with the deft handling of a sports sedan. Inside is a well-appointed interior with a panoramic sunroof, 505-watt Bang & Olufsen sound system and a rearview camera.


A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2008 BMW X6

BMW X6
Though unable to decide whether it's a sports coupe or an SUV, the X6's athletic demeanor leaves no doubt that it's intended to be fun to drive.


A three-quarter front view of a 2010 Dodge Journey

Dodge Journey
This simple yet stylish crossover SUV provides all of the comfort and utility of a minivan without the dowdy looks. For the speed freaks and heavy load haulers out there, the Journey is also available in the R/T trim level, which features a 3.5 liter, 235-horsepower V6.


A three-quarter front view of a 2005 Volvo XC90

Volvo XC90
Driving as well as parking is easy, and you might forget you are driving an SUV rather than a luxury sedan, despite the fact that you have a cargo area of 93.5 cubic feet. With family-friendly options such as individual DVD screens and plenty of safety features, this vehicle might be hard to resist.


Hatchbacks

A side view of a blue 2012 Hyundai Accent 5-door hatchback
Hyundai Accent
Earning a class-leading 34 mpg combined and offering up to 47.5 cubic feet of storage space, this economical 5-door hatchback is all about utilizing space efficiently.

A three-quarter front view of a blue 2012 Subaru Impreza WRX 5-Door

Subaru Impreza WRX 5-Door
Coming standard with a 265-horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder that shoots it to 60 in just 4.7 seconds, the Subaru Impreza WRX 5-Door is one fast hatch.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Mazda 3 s Sport

Mazda 3 s Sport
Boasting ample cargo space and plenty of power under the hood, the Mazda 3 s Sport is a compact car that defies the typical limitations of its class. Whether you're zipping about town or cruising on the open road, you'll appreciate the flexibility that this sporty hatch has to offer.


A three-quarter rear view of a 2010 Ford Fiesta

Ford Fiesta
Showing off a clean aerodynamic form, this fuel-efficient five-door hatchback includes a five-speed manual transmission and comes with excellent safety features as well as all the audio sophistication and digital wireless communication capability now demanded by young buyers.

A side view of a green 2010 Nissan Cube 1.8 S

Nissan Cube 1.8 S
The boxy five-door Cube is a functional and stylish hatchback, appealing to young drivers and city dwellers with its distinctive round-angled body, roomy interior and low starting price.


A three-quarter front view of a 2007 Mazdaspeed 3

Mazdaspeed 3
It's impossible to find another car that's this much fun for such a low price. Sports car handling and a 0-to-60-mph time in less than six seconds are mere snapshots of this five-door hatchback's performance resume. As if that weren't another, it is comfortable and filled with useful features.

A three-quarter front view of a blue 2010 Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix
The Toyota Matrix is a cool and comfortable 5-door hatchback that comes at a great starting price. Excellent value and versatility make this stylish small car a smart choice for first time car buyers.

Minivans

A three-quarter front view of a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan

Dodge Grand Caravan
This minivan offers a V6 engine, seating for seven and enough multimedia add-ons to keep everyone on board entertained.

Pickup Trucks

A three-quarter rear view of a gray 2009 Suzuki Equator Crew Cab

Suzuki Equator Crew Cab
Sporting a 261-horsepower V6 engine and a five-speed automatic transmission, this roomy backwoods tank can haul all kinds of weekend adventure gear and comes with a wide range of optional features.

A three-quarter front view of a 2013 Ram 1500

Ram 1500
Coming standard with a 4.7-liter, 310-horsepower V8, the Ram 1500 is the perfect vehicle for outdoorsy dogs and their owners. Whether your pup rides shotgun or in the Ram's sizable bed, you can count on solid performance in all road conditions from this popular pickup truck.

A three-quarter front view of a white 2010 Ford F-150

Ford F-150
America's best selling automobile remains a favorite after years of hard work and hard traveling thanks to its utility, dependability, and of course, cool-yet-classic looks.


SUVs

A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4

Honda Element
Combining cargo versatility with manuverability, the Honda Element makes a practical choice for urbanites who enjoy the occasional adventure.

A three-quarter front view of a 2011 Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4

Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4
Combining cutting edge off-road technology with comfort-enhancing features, the Jeep Patriot Latitude 4x4 is as at home on city streets as it is dirt roads.


A three-quarter rear view of a 2012 Mercedes-Benz ML550

Mercedes-Benz ML550
This V8-powered luxury SUV may look pretty; however, behind its stylish sheet metal and high-tech accoutrements is a high-performance, off-road-ready automobile.

A three-quarter front view of a red 2011 Kia Sportage

Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage continues to look cute and fresh despite being the oldest member of Kia's American fleet. Its compact frame imparts the ultra-small SUV with car-like handling, making the Sportage the perfect companion for city commuters.


A side view of a 2011 Range Rover Supercharged

Range Rover Supercharged
The Range Rover Supercharged combines high-end luxury amenities with state-of-the-art off-road technology and a 510-horsepower supercharged V8 for a refined ride that can handle the rough stuff.

A side view of a 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

Chevrolet Equinox
The Equinox offers great gas mileage and smart styling at an affordable price. While it won't be winning any street races, this stylish sport ute nonetheless provides for a comfortable ride with its roomy, well-thought-out interior.


A side view of a blue 2006 BMW X5

BMW X5
Control and comfort are one in the new BMW X5. With lots of luxury options, you might forget you're in a vehicle designed to bear rough-and-tough terrain.

A side view of a 2007 Mitsubishi Outlander XLS

Mitsubishi Outlander XLS
Loads of cargo space and a pleasant driving experience make this modern SUV a great family vehicle.

A three-quarter rear view of a 2006 Range Rover Sport Supercharged

Range Rover Sport Supercharged
Loaded with lots of whiz-bangs and electronics, this baby is ready to take on any terrain or just sport around town with its supercharged V8 engine.

Station Wagons

A three-quarter rear view of the 2014 Acura RSX Sport Wagon

Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Offering a bevy of standard features and up to 66.2 cubic feet of cargo room, even the big dogs will enjoy car rides in this cavernous wagon.

A three-quarter front view of a 2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen TDI

Volkswagen Jetta
SportWagen TDI

Fitted with an athletic and efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, the SportWagen TDI boasts peppy acceleration while still earning an impressive 39 mpg highway.

A three-quarter front view of a silver Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon

Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
Cavernous like a crossover but boasting the fuel efficiency of a sedan, this sporty luxury wagon is loaded with accessories and powered by a 263-horsepower V6 engine, making the five-passenger vehicle a practical, comfortable and attractive ride.

A three-quarter rear view of a silver 2010 Audi A4 Avant

Audi A4 Avant
Combining the convenience and utility of a station wagon with the power and performance handling that Audi rests its reputation upon, the A4 Avant is the rare wagon that is just as comfortable hugging turns as it is hauling groceries.


A three-quarter front view of a blue 2007 Suzuki Forenza SW

Suzuki Forenza SW
This well-priced station wagon, which boasts attractive, European-inspired styling and a wealth of standard features for just over $16,000, is perfect for frugal families and commuters looking for something with a little more space than the standard compact sedan.

A three-quarter front view of a 2008 Volvo V70

Volvo V70
This SUV features a rugged build and luxurious, high-tech interior so drivers can safely and stylishly trek through the wilderness.

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