The best cars for dog owners

At AvailableCar, we understand that your dog is a part of your family, therefore, choosing the right car is essential! We are experts in the best cars for dog owners and can offer you valuable advice based on your individual requirements.

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 used 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?


best cars for dog owners


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.

Why not bring your canine companion along to Available Car and try out as many different cars as you like?


best cars for dog owners

best cars for dog owners

The best cars for dog owners

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

A great choice MPV, the Ford S-Max has ample space for your pooch!

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!

Land Rover Discovery

With a huge amount of space for a dog of any size, the Land Rover 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 

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 creating 1,441 litres of space!

Volvo XC70

A great family car for humans and pets! The Volvo XC70 has a raised ride height, chunky bumpers and crucially for dog owners, generous amounts of boot space. Its four-wheel-drive system is also a bonus for those looking to take their dogs on walks in more challenging terrains. This is a great family car for humans and pets alike who enjoy the great outdoors.

Ford Kuga

A perfect and compact 4 x 4, with easy boot access making it perfect for your dog to jump in and out of with ease!

Nissan Qashqai

A Mid-sized SUV,  the Nissan Qashqai is extremely popular with dog owners. You can fold the rear seats down to create up to 1,598 litres of space, ample room for your dogs and their toys! Lots of space, comfortable, stylish and practical, the Nissan Qashqai is a great choice for dog owners!

Nissan X-Trail

The Nissan X-Trail is here for its striking design, impressive off-road ability, and practical boot space. It’s the perfect fit for anyone looking to take their canine companion on long drives through the countryside. Inside, the car offers loads of space and good boot capacity. With seven seats up, there are 445 litres of luggage room. With the third row of seats lowered, capacity increases to 535 litres – perfect for a single medium-sized dog or two smaller breeds.

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We can help you to find the perfect car!

We have over 5,000 cars to choose from at From Estates and 4 x 4’s to premium saloons and hatchbacks, there is sure to be the right car for your beloved canine companion.


Available Car Ltd is a family-owned business, first established in the Midlands in 2002. Over the last 18 years, we have expanded to become one of the UK's largest and most successful used car supermarkets, with stores in Castle Donington, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Cannock and Leeds, West Yorkshire.

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We offer a 3 month/3,000 mile warranty with all our used cars, however, there is also an option to purchase an extended warranty of up to 3 years at the point of sale.

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