Buick Regal TourX Named a Dog-Friendly Vehicle

When you want to take your canine companion with you a road trip adventure, you need a vehicle that can comfortably carry you and your furry friend. According to an Autotrader study, the 2019 Buick Regal TourX is one of the best cars to drive your dog in.  

The dog-friendly vehicle has a number of features that are beneficial for you and your pet. The Regal TourX has available leather seating, which makes it easier to clean off dog hair and dirt when compared to regular cloth seats. It also possesses a low cargo area, making it more accessible for dogs with shorter legs to climb into the vehicle.

The Regal TourX also has plenty of available cargo space, thanks to the available 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats. Plus, the cargo floor is level, so you can easily bring a crate or bed for your dog to relax in. Available cargo area tie-downs also help keep your other cargo in place.

Additional useful features for dog lovers are rear air vents, which keep the interior cooler. The suspension also makes the ride smoother so you and your dog can better relax. We at Sterling Buick GMC hope you and your pet have a fun and safe adventure in the 2019 Buick Regal TourX. Discover more convenient and innovative features when you take the crossover out for a test drive.

Tips for Taking Dogs on a Road Trip

If you’ve taken your dogs on a road trip before, you know the challenges that can arise. Traveling with your four-legged friends can be an absolute joy, but if you want to do it safely — and sanely — you’ll want to take note of these simple pet-travel tips:

Ease Them Into It

If your dog is unaccustomed to driving or being in a car, don’t shock it with a multi-day trek. Take it on a few moderate-length drives leading up to the full trip to ease her into it. Even animals who are veterans of in-car riding could use a little refamiliarization before an extended journey.

Bring a Crate

If a crate can fit safely inside your vehicle, consider bringing it with you and leaving your dog inside it during the drive. They may hate to be cooped up, but this will be the safest place for them in a collision. It will also prevent them from jumping around and being a distraction to the driver. If you can’t fit a crate, consider alternate means of harnessing your dog in place.

Pack the Essentials

Food and water are a must, of course, but don’t forget these other pet travel essentials: a beloved toy or pillow, blanket, leash, pooper-scooper, medications, extra collar, and a brush.

Sterling Buick GMC has many SUVs and trucks in stock that make great road trip vehicles for you and your dog.