When it comes to traveling along the Carolina coastline, there are a few Chevy models best suited for those adventures. The models below will allow you to shift smoothly from everyday driving to weekend relaxation when you pack up your vehicle and head to one of North Carolina's gorgeous beaches.

The world's most fuel-efficient pickup truck is loved by environmentalists and animals alike. What makes it so perfect for pets? Inside the cabin, the Colorado offers all-weather floor mats, a fold down rear bench, and vinyl seats that are easy to clean, whether they track in mud or their own fur. The EZ Lift-and-Lower tailgate also makes it easy for pups to hop in the back, as long as you are transporting your dog in a safe kennel using the GearOn utility track and 13 bed tie-downs. Just remember-never let a dog roam free in the bed of a pickup while driving, for their safety.

If you aren't looking for something quite as big as the Chevrolet Suburban, you can still offer ample room to your four-legged friends with a smaller SUV, like the Chevrolet Equinox. With 60/40 split-folding rear seats, you can free up 63.5 cubic feet of space for your dogs and/or cats to use. Dogs may also enjoy the cool breeze you can let in via the available sunroof. Accessories like floor liners and all-weather floor mats make clean up super easy. And don't worry about your dog's lovable but big head blocking your blind spots-you can see all around you with available Surround Vision.

If you're looking for something more compact, the fold-flat seats allow your dog to stretch out and lie down comfortably. A low ride height makes it easier for older dogs with bad hips to climb in and out of the vehicle. A panoramic sunroof gives your dog a healthy dose of sunlight and fresh air and rear climate control will keep your dog cool and comfortable. Rear cargo-attachment tie-downs hold carriers in place, which is especially important during braking events. A rear lift gate makes loading and unloading carriers, crates and kennels safer and more convenient. 

Choose the right vehicle to keep up with your outdoor excursions, whether you're hiking trails, off-roading, or paddling along the scenic coast. Any of these versatile models can be taken for a test drive at Jeff Gordon Chevrolet.

1Colorado 2WD with available Duramax 2.8L Turbo-Diesel 4-cylinder engine. Before you buy a vehicle or use it for trailering, carefully review the Trailering section of the Owner's Manual. The weight of passengers, cargo and options or accessories may reduce the amount you can tow.
2EPA-estimated MPG highway for Cruze Diesel Hatchback with 1.6L 4-cylinder Turbo-Diesel engine and manual transmission. EPA-estimated 45 MPG highway for Cruze Diesel Hatch with automatic transmission.
3EPA-estimated 39 MPG highway for 1.6L Diesel FWD models.