It’s not a road trip without man’s best friend, so skip the kennel and bring your dog along. They’ll have a blast, and you’ll make tons of great memories while also filling up your Instagram page with epic pictures (your followers love dogs, I promise). Here are Subaru’s best 3 vehicles for dogs and their owners.
Subaru Impreza: Best for Small Dogs
If you have a small dog, like a Chihuahua or a Pug, with a big personality and a need to be in charge, the Impreza is perfect. It comes in both a sedan and hatchback model, and has 100.9 cubic feet of cargo space, giving your dog plenty of room to play without joining you in the front seat. The rear seats fold down, so if you need extra room, you’ve got it. If it’s going to be a long ride, you can always install a backseat dog hammock or travel dog bed so that your bestie can sleep on the way home.
The new Subaru Impreza received the 2019 IIHS Top Safety Pick, meaning you and your pup will be safe while hitting up all those pet-friendly Birmingham burger joints your dog loves. And it returns up to 36 mpg/hwy, meaning you’ll be able to travel anywhere you want and not have to sweat checking for gas stations every few hundred miles.
Subaru Forester: Best for Medium Dogs
Your Bulldog or Australian Shepherd will feel like the king of the world in the new Forester. With 111.9 cubic feet of passenger volume, 35.4 cubic feet in the cargo area, and a maximum cargo volume of 76.1 cubic feet, this Subaru wagon ensures your pup will never feel cramped.
While other sporty SUVs claim to traverse the untraversable, the Forester really can. With standard Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive, even the base Forester Limited is capable of making trips exciting. Muddy campgrounds? Nah—Forester’s got you. Hitting up the beach? Sand won’t be an issue, either, with a removable all-weather or carpeted mat in the back. Just whip it off, shake it out and put it back in place for your next adventure. You’ll enjoy Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, too. Shake things up by creating a playlist just for you and your dog before every beach trip.
Subaru Ascent: Best for Large Dogs
The Impreza and Forester are excellent—but it’d be complicated to fit a Great Dane in the back of either. For that, you need the Subaru Ascent. It’s large, roomy, and one of the top off-road vehicles on the market. You can skip the bridge and barrel through streams as you and your bestie enjoy the scenery. Of course, you may have to stop so he can chase down that squirrel, but that’s all part of the fun.
So why is the Ascent perfect for big dogs? It’s all about space. The Ascent is a three-row SUV, meaning your dog has plenty of room for both his/her large size and massive personality. It offers 153.5 cubic feet for passengers, 47.5 cubic feet of cargo space, and a maximum cargo volume of 86.5 cubic feet when both the second and third rows are laid flat. The Ascent Premium even has stain-resistant cloth upholstery, in case your pup has an accident.
If there’s one thing that sets Subaru apart, it’s our love for pets.
If you’re looking for a new vehicle in Birmingham that works for both you and your four-legged friends, swing on by Jim Burke Subaru for a test drive. Or if you need a tune up before the adventure, check out our service coupons. Call our Birmingham dealership at (205) 588-6281 for more information on our Subaru lease offers, new models, or pre-owned vehicles. Woof.
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