When picking out a new Honda vehicle, most consumers factor their families, budget, daily mileage, travels, etc. into the decision. Of course, there are other less-obvious reasons to choose one auto over another. For example, one Wall Street Journal reader wrote in requesting advice on a car that would be as dog-friendly as the Honda Element.
In case you're unaware, the boxy Honda compact SUV saw its last new model at the end of 2011 production. While this announcement left many canine-owners bummed, Germain Honda of Dublin has good news. There are still two very dog-friendly Honda models available: the Honda CR-V and the Honda Pilot. What makes each auto canine compatible? One word: room.
Though the Honda CR-V is officially designated as a crossover, it contains 70.9 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats down. Not only does the CR-V provide enough interior space for pups of all sizes to move around, the auto is also quite efficient. Thanks to a smaller size than most SUV's, the 2012 Honda CR-V achieves an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/31 mpg highway*.
As for the Honda Pilot, this full-sized SUV is well-equipped to carry even the largest pooch you've got. What's more, the Pilot contains three entire rows of seating. This means you can put down the third row for your canine friend and still have four seats left for two-legged passengers as well.
Interested in seeing if the Honda Pilot or Honda CR-V live up to you and your furry companion's standards? If so, Germain Honda of Dublin invites you to stop by 6715 Sawmill Road Dublin, OH 43017 and test drive either model any time.
*Based on 2012 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle