Bark Buckle Up, the leading advocate for vehicular pet safety, selected the Ford Edge as its 2010 "Top Dog" Pet Safe Vehicle of Choice. The Edge was one of 10 Pet Safe Choice Award winners announced at the Chicago auto show, but only the Ford CUV receives the Top Dog designation for the year.
The Edge was chosen for its high pet-friendliness factor and proved an accommodating mode of transportation for pets and their owners. Various critiqued aspects include ease of access, ventilation, and the availability of pet-friendly surfaces.
Last year's Top Dog was the GMC Acadia. The 2008 winner was the Volvo XC90.