Our Best Pet-Friendly Vehicles Available at Vernon Toyota

By: Vernon Toyota   |   28 Feb 2023

For those of us with furry friends, sometimes leaving them behind at home just isn’t an option. That’s why for some families, having a pet-friendly vehicle is a must whether they accompany you on your weekend road trips or just need you to drive out to a nature-filled environment for a round of catch! From SUVs perfect for families with an active lifestyle to others with enough cargo room for comfortable, safe spaces for pets to sit, here are Vernon Toyota’s top picks for pet-friendly vehicles!

Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

When it comes to loading up the pets, the 2023 RAV4 Hybrid is a great option. This compact SUV still offers a plentiful cargo volume of 37.5 cubic feet behind the rear row, which can be expanded to 69.8 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Plus, the large cargo area has a wide opening, so getting big dogs or bulky crates in and out takes no time at all. The RAV4 Hybrid is not just good for pets, it's also good for wallets, with some of the best fuel efficiency in its class. That means more savings for your dog’s favourite treats! You’ll also stay safe on the busy streets if your dog gets a little rowdy thanks to standard adaptive cruise control, road sign recognition and emergency braking with pedestrian detection.


Toyota Sienna

With offers seating for up to eight passengers, the 2023 Toyota Sienna offers more than enough space for your furry friends. This hybrid minivan offers power-sliding side doors and a power liftgate, so your dog (or dogs) can easily jump into the vehicle. It also has plenty of cargo space to get all your pets on board, with 101 cubic feet behind the front row seats, 75.2 cubic feet behind the second row, and 33.5 cubic feet behind the third row, more than enough to keep your canine comfy. Not to mention you can get additional dog covers to protect your Sienna’s upholstery

Toyota 4Runner

The 2023 Toyota 4Runner is built for families with an active adventure-ready lifestyle. If you plan on taking your dogs with you on your outdoor adventure, then the 4Runner is the best SUV to buy. The rugged SUV offers a roomy interior that lets your dogs in the back enjoy fresh air without disturbing other passengers. And its durable, rugged materials won’t show those bites and scratches easily and are easy to clean.   

Tips for Safely Travelling With Pets

Some pets, like dogs, need lots of room, making spacious rear seats and cargo holds a must. Not only does your pup need plenty of space to stretch out, but owners also need enough space to transport crates, cages, and dog beds. Safety features are essential, as well. Tie-down hooks help you attach a dog harness (never take your dog out without one!) or secure a large cage.

Interested in taking any of these pet-friendly rides out for a test run? Contact us at Vernon Toyota, and we’ll help you find the perfect vehicle your furry friend is sure to love!


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