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

More than £40,000

Best buy: Land Rover Discovery 3.0 TD6 HSE auto

Best cars for dog owners

The Discovery has been around for a long time now, but in its latest form is fully deserving of the title of 'luxury SUV'. It's sumptuous inside, offering the kind of comfort you'd usually expect to find in the pricier Range Rover. Plus, it's packed with handy features, including air suspension that lets you lower the car via a button in the boot to allow easy access for your dog.

  • Manufacturer price £61,335
  • Options to add Luggage divider (£331); loadspace liner tray (£203)
  • Best deal on What Car? New Car Buying £59,234

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Also consider: Audi Q7 3.0 TDI 272 SE

Best cars for dog owners

The Audi Q7 is a very strong large SUV, mainly thanks to its high quality interior and its cosseting ride. Go for an SE model and team it with our recommended 3.0-litre diesel engine, and you'll have one of the finest cars on sale today.

  • Manufacturer price £57,785
  • Options to add Luggage compartment lining (£212) and load sill protective mat (£51)
  • Best deal on What Car? New Car Buying £59,234

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Also consider: Volvo XC90 D5 Momentum

Best cars for dog owners

Like the Discovery and Q7, this is a luxurious large SUV with space for seven inside. Even entry-level models come with lots of kit, and we like the classy, minimalist interior. Indeed, the XC90 is only really let down by its firm ride.

  • Manufacturer price £50,985
  • Options to add Dog gate (£270) and rear bumper protection (£115)
  • Best deal on What Car? New Car Buying £46,530

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