Safety first, roominess, climate control are major things to look for in a car you plan to put your dog in. Here are Edmonds.com's list of the best vehicles for taking your dog for a ride.
Dodge Journey, GMC Acadia, Hyundai Tuscon, Jeep Liberty, Mazda 5, Mitsubishi Outlander, Subaru Tribeca, Volvo XC70.
All makes have an explanation as to why they are good.
I have to say, our new Ford Explorer Sport Trac small pickup works really well for Ferdie. The backseat is as roomy as an SUV, the windows are tinted to keep the sun's heat off him and we can do backseat temperature control. Plus, the microfiber dog cover/hammock works perfectly over the leather seats. The floors are strong rubber, no fiber carpet which stays really clean. Also the windows roll as far down as you want and the rear window also comes down for great dog viewing.