That's our takeaway from a recent article from the good people at Autotrader. They sat down and determined the qualities they think best suit a vehicle to transporting both people and their furry friends, and then listed their top 10 choices. The Honda Fit was one of those, with Autotrader editors calling the hatchback a "perfect budget-conscious dogmobile."

Here are the features Autotrader considers assets when you're looking for a car that's suitable for carrying four-legged passengers:

  • Tinted windows. The tinting helps reduced glare, heat, and UV penetration, but don't make the mistake of leaving your pup in a parked car just because you have tinted windows.
  • Rear air vents. Continuing our focus on helping to keep your dog comfortable, rear air vents keep cool, fresh air circulating around the back seat and cargo area.
  • Cargo area tie-downs. These are the ideal way to attach your dog's harness or secure a crate, and can even help keep wire or mesh barriers in place.
  • Low, level cargo floor. A low cargo height makes it more convenient for dogs of all sizes to get in and out of your vehicle, while a level cargo floor helps them maintain their balance. You can even load in a dog bed if you're heading on a weekend road trip!

The Honda Fit boasts a tall roof for a compact hatchback, which makes it easier for dogs to stand upright. The expansive cargo area accommodates pets, carriers, and gear, and the rear seats fold flat to ensure enough room for all.

Explore the Honda Fit, or any other vehicle in our new Honda inventory, when you visit our Honda dealership in the LA area. Our showroom is visible from the 5, and conveniently located just minutes north of Knott's Berry Farm.

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