Whether you have owned a dog for some time, or are about to bring a dog into your family for the first time, knowing the best cars for dog owners can be incredibly valuable when looking to purchase your next car.

If you own a dog, your car needs to be suitable and there are several things you will need to consider when buying your next car. Does it have enough boot space for your dog to sit, lie down or turn, for example; and, can you lift your dog in and out comfortably?

Good suspension is also key as many dogs suffer from travel sickness, along with easy to clean seats and interiors.

But safety is the main concern. Ensuring your pet is safe is crucial. Dog crates and guards will keep your dog safely away from the driver, and a harness will safely secure your dog on the back seat.

Having windows that be controlled from the front is also a really good idea, as on a hot day, if your dog is in the boot, you need to be able to put the rear windows down, ideally without having to stop the car.

So making the right choice of car is really important.  Here we have put together a list of some of our favourite dog-friendly cars:

Skoda Superb Estate

Skoda Superb Estate

With a huge amount of space, including a very large, high roofed boot, the Skoda Superb Estate is a great, dog-friendly choice!

Ford S-Max

Ford S-Max

A great choice MPV, the Ford S-Max, in five-seat mode there is ample space for your pooch!

Mercedes E-Class Estate

Mercedes E-Class Estate

With a 640-litre boot with a massive opening and a low floor, this is an ideal choice for any dog owner!

Landrover Discovery

Landrover Discovery Sport

With a huge amount of space for a dog of any size, the Landrover Discovery is a great choice for a dog owner! And with its off-road capabilities, those walks in the countryside will make life particularly easy!

Volvo V60 

Volvo V60

A roomy estate with plenty of space for 1-2 dogs and rear climate control which is ideal for keeping your dog cool in summer and warm in winter. Rear seats fold down electrically creating 1,441 litres of space!

We hope that our advice has made your search a little easier. When searching for your dog-friendly car. we have over 5,000 quality used cars -  visit our website and find yours!

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