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...

1. Best cars for dog owners
Best cars for dogs
Suzuki Vitara
Dacia Duster
Fiat Qubo
Skoda Fabia Estate
Kia Sportage
Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer
Skoda Superb Estate
Mazda CX-5
Seat Ateca
Mercedes E-Class Estate
Land Rover Discovery Sport
Volvo XC90
Land Rover Discovery
Audi Q7
Range Rover
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There are around 6.5 million dog owning households in the UK, with nine in 10 of those thinking of their pet as a fully-fledged member of the family. So, what should you choose if you're looking for a car that's as comfortable for Fido as it is for Aunt Frida?

Well, something with a good-sized boot is obviously crucial, and a cream interior a big no-no. But you might also want to think about tinted windows to help keep your dog cool in summer, a partition grille to stop them joining you in the passenger compartment, and good air flow to prevent that 'doggy' smell.

If you've got a large dog, you'll also want to make sure they can jump into the boot instead of having to be lifted in. And, of course, a forgiving but well controlled ride is a must if you want to stop them getting car sick.

Making the right choice is more complicared than it looks at first glance, then. So, we've picked our favourite dog-friendly cars to suit all budgets. To find out what we'd choose, start this slideshow.

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