Ford Edge Named ‘Top Dog’ for Pet Safety


Planning a vacation with your dog? Think about this: in a 35 mph accident a 60-pound pet becomes a 2,700-pound projectile. Is your pet safe? Are you safe?  At Brown Motors we want you all to be safe in a new Ford Edge, the 2010 ‘Top Dog’.

Bark Buckle UP gave its Top Dog awards away at the New York Auto Show, and the Ford Edge has trotted away with the ‘Top Dog’ Pet Safe Vehicle of Choice award. “The Ford Edge is perfect for those traveling with pets,” says Brett Burin, Ford Edge marketing manager, upon the Edge’s crowning. Bark Buckle UP agrees, citing the vehicle’s combination of space, ease of ingress and egress for Fifi and Fido, rear ventilation and adaptability to pet gear as reasons for the win.

The registered vehicles are evaluated on a variety of pet-related aspects, including how easily the vehicle accommodates animals and kennels of various sizes, ease of access to pet from within the vehicle, ease of pet entry and exit, ventilation for animals in the rear, as well as whether the vehicle has pet-friendly surfaces, adaptability for third party pet travel or safety gear. Ford received four out of the top ten honors for 2010 Pet Safe Vehicles of Choice List, the Transit Connect, Flex, and Lincoln MKT also making the list.

“With more than 340,000 vehicles sold since it was originally launched in late 2006, the Ford Edge has been meeting the needs of customers who demand style, technology, performance and capability in a compelling package,” said  Burin. “We look ahead with excitement this summer to the arrival of the new 2011 Edge, which adds even more revolutionary technology and class-leading performance. And with a suite of safety features, flexible seating and nearly 70 cubic feet of cargo space, the Ford Edge is perfect for those traveling with pets.”

So be ready for travel with your dog friend this summer. Come into Brown Motors in Petoskey, MI and get the vehicle with the doggy OK! Take home a Ford Edge and travel safe!  Visit our website at

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