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Best Cars for Dog Owners

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Many of us feel that our canine friends are more than just a pet, they're part of the family. We all have different opinions and needs when it comes to buying a new car. You might be looking for something packed with the latest gadgets, or safety technology, leather seats or even a hybrid model! Here are a few things to consider when you are looking for a dog-friendly car:

  • Space - Is there enough space on the back seat or in the boot for your dog to travel comfortably?
  • Suspension - Like us some dogs can get travel sick. So it is a good idea to choose a car with a good suspension.
  • Safety - Can the car be fitted with a dog guard? Is there a child lock and central locking available to prevent accidents?
  • Windows - Cars with electric windows that can be operated from the front are a good idea for letting in some fresh air when it is warmer.
  • Water - On long journeys and hotter days your dog will need to keep hydrated. So you need to think about where the water bowl will fit in the car without spilling and being easily accessed.

Toyota Auris Hybrid


Available from £22,490.

The Toyota Auris Hybrid offers a relaxed, quiet and a smooth drive thanks to the hybrid powertrain. This 5-seater model is available with 5 doors and a boot measuring 860 mm (length) and 1,350 mm (width). Also available in a tourer model!

  • Fuel consumption - up to 78.4 mpg
  • CO2 emissions - from 82 g/km

For extra protection in the back there is a plastic water and mud resistant boot liner available with raised edges for those muddy paws.

Plus you will benefit from the 5-Year Warranty by Toyota so you will have extra peace of mind on the road.

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Toyota RAV4


Available from £27,495.

The Toyota RAV4 is the winner of the 'Reliability and Build Quality' award from the Driver Power 2017 New Car Survey. Space is not an issue in this 5-seater as well as a large boot measuring 1,025 mm (length) and 1,335 mm (width).

  • Fuel consumption - up to 60.1 mpg
  • CO2 emissions - from 116 g/km

For extra protection in the back there is a plastic water and mud resistant boot liner available with raised edges for those muddy paws.

Plus you will benefit from the 5-Year Warranty by Toyota so you will have extra peace of mind on the road.

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Mazda6 Tourer


Available from £23,095.

The award-winning Mazda6 Tourer is a high performance and stylish Tourer that is fun to drive. Measuring a total length of 4,805 mm the Mazda6 Tourer is spacious thanks to the tourer design, with a total load capacity of 1,648 litres in the boot.

  • Fuel consumption - up to 67.3 mpg
  • CO2 emissions - from 121 g/km

A water and mud resistant plastic boot liner is available to purchase for extra protection from £50.92.

All new Mazda vehicles come with a 3-warranty for up to 60,000 miles, including a 3-year paintwork warranty and a 12-year perforation warranty.

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Mazda CX-5


Available from £24,095.

For the second year the Mazda CX-5 is the winner of the What Car? Best Large SUV award! As well as receiving a five-star safety rating by Euro NCAP. The large SUV holds a load space of 1,620 litres and measuring a total of 4,550 mm long.

  • Fuel consumption - up to 56.5 mpg
  • CO2 emissions - from 132g/km

Dog guards are available to purchase from £150.37 and a water and mud resistant plastic boot liner for extra protection from £52.59.

All new Mazda vehicles come with a 3-warranty for up to 60,000 miles, including a 3-year paintwork warranty and a 12-year perforation warranty.

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Kia cee'd


Available from £15,370.

The Kia cee'd is a great quality, sporty hatchback that is packed with power. Measuring a total of 4,310 mm and a boot space of 760 mm it is a great medium-sized car for you and your furry four-legged friend.

  • Fuel consumption - up to 78.5 mpg
  • CO2 emissions - from 94 g/km

A plastic boot liner is available to purchase from £85.10, an upper frame dog guard from £140 and a lower frame dog guard from £175.

The new Kia range is available with the fantastic, unbeatable Kia 7-year warranty. Not only that you will benefit from the Kia Promise factors.

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Kia Optima Sportswagon Hybrid


​Available from £35,145.

Thanks to the hybrid powertrain, the Kia Optima Sportswagon Hybrid has a smooth and quiet drive. The model features a boot measuring 1,085 mm and measuring a total of 4,588 mm - that means the boot is just under a quarter of the total length!

  • ​Fuel consumption - up to 201.8 mpg
  • CO2 emissions - from 33 g/km

A rear load area liner is available to purchase from £55, a bumper flap for the trunk mat from £25 to give protection against those muddy paws.

The new Kia range is available with the fantastic, unbeatable Kia 7-year warranty. Not only that you will benefit from the Kia Promise factors.

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