Best cars for dog owners

Whether you've got less than £16,000 to spend or more than £40,000, there's a new car that's ideal for you if you own a dog. Here we reveal our winners in every price point – and our overall cham...

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What Car? team
7 Jun 2017 07:00 | Last updated: 14 Jun 2018 00:03

£20,000-£25,000

Best buy: Mazda CX-5 2.2d SE-L Nav

Best cars for dog owners

On the face of things, the fact that Mazda's largest SUV doesn't offer the option of seven seats would appear to put it at a disadvantage. The truth, though, is that if you don't need space for seven – and would rather have more room for your furry friend – then this is one of the very best large SUVs on sale. It's comfortable, practical and comes with either a frugal diesel or punchy petrol engine.

  • Manufacturer price £26,095
  • Options to add Trunk liner (dealer fit); boot matt with rear bumper protection (dealer fit)
  • Best deal on What Car? New Car Buying £24,368

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Also consider: Skoda Karoq 1.5 TSI 150 SE L

Best cars for dog owners

This replacement for the Yeti combines superb practicality with a comfortable ride, plus it's available with a host of luxurious features, including virtual instruments and gesture control. We recommend opting for the 1.5-litre petrol engine, which offers lively performance without sacrificing fuel economy.

  • Manufacturer price £24,520
  • Options to add Double-sided mat in luggage compartment (£50); partition net screen (£120)
  • Best deal on What Car? New Car Buying £23,097

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Also consider: Volkswagen Touran 1.6 TDI SE

Best cars for dog owners

The Touran is our reigning champion in the MPV market, because it's spacious, good to drive and feels very well built. It does carry a premium price tag, but hefty discounts on What Car? New Car Buying ensure this isn't a problem.

  • Manufacturer price £27,000
  • Options to add Flexible boot liner (£49); partition grille (£360)
  • Best deal on What Car? New Car Buying £22,360

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