Best Cars for Dog Owners 2021
Is your four-legged friend a frequent passenger in your car? Well, whether it’s for a long or short journey, it’s essential to ensure your dog is safe and comfortable in the car. Therefore, we’ve put together a list of ideal cars for dog owners based on boot capacity, durability and design.
This is an excellent dog-friendly car which has a spacious boot space of 660 litres. The Skoda Superb is not only cavernous and comfortable inside, it also has a low load bay meaning your dog can easily get in and out of it. In terms of running costs, the Superb estate offers impressive fuel economy given its size. A versatile family estate car offering plenty of space for one or two dogs, also featuring excellent safety technology, especially on the top spec models. In particular, the Skoda Superb Estate 2.0 TDI 150 SE L was awarded What Car? Estate Car of The Year 2021, as it offers everything you'd expect from an estate car.
If you would prefer a premium brand estate, then this car might appeal more to you. This luxurious estate car features a large boot with 670 litres of space and offers automatic boot closing. As expected with all Mercedes cars, it’s a well-designed car with fantastic interior quality and extreme comfort for both long and short journeys. For advanced safety, the optional Driving Assistance Plus pack is available at an extra cost. Other optional extras such as the concertina load sill protector might be a bonus for dog owners to protect their car from dog claws. Prices for the E-Class Estate start from £41,680 for the Sport model so could this be the ideal car for you?
Priced from around £32,000, this 7-seater compact SUV is perfect for taking your four-legged friends on car journeys. You can even select a ‘pet pack’ as an optional extra for your car to provide extra comfort and safety for your dog during journeys. When the rear 5 seats are folded down, the boot space is massive with plenty of space for multiple dogs. Although, if all 7 seats are in place, then the boot space is very limited. As for safety, automatic collision prevention braking and anti-lock brakes comes as standard and the all weather tyres are a great addition. AWD means the Discovery Sport can tackle all terrains and is excellent for both on and off road driving. Therefore, this car could be ideal if you enjoy taking your dog on walks in off road areas.
The Mitsubishi Outlander is a spacious and versatile SUV, made for easy and enjoyable driving. When the rear 5 seats are folded down, you get up to a whopping 1,608 litre space in the boot. As well, you can opt for a dog guard as an option extra to ensure your dogs stay safe in the car rear space. Prices for the Mitsubishi Outlander start from around £29,000 and its perfect for the whole family including your four-legged friends. This car is also available as an award winning plug-in hybrid. It offers incredible fuel economy and ultra-low CO2 emissions, whilst maintaining the spacious interior. Prices for the PHEV start from £35,815 and comes with plenty of innovative safety features, including a blind spot warning system and auto high beam.
This is an excellent dog-friendly car, available as either a five or seven-seater. Five-seat versions of the Kodiaq have a large 835 litres of boot space, meaning plenty of space for the dogs. Our main reason for choosing this car is its great pet friendly accessories. As an option extra, customers can include the pet protection pack which helps to avoid pet paw prints, mud splashes and debris in and around the boot. Some of the other fantastic accessories available include a back seat protector and dog seat belts. If you opt for the SE model, prices for this car start from £26,635 for the five-seater and £27,955 for the seven-seater, both have 4 engine options to choose from. This is the base model and comes with 18" Elbrus alloy wheels, dual zone climate control, smartlink and LED daytime running lights.