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Five Of The Best Cars For Dog Owners

29 May 2024

Britain is a nation of dog lovers, with so many of us finding joy, companionship, and security from our furry friends. However, as a dog owner, it’s important to consider the needs of your dog when choosing your next car, with comfort, space, and practicality being key factors. On that note, here are five of the best cars for dog owners!

Volkswagen Tiguan

Currently available on the Tangelo website, the Volkswagen Tiguan is widely considered an ideal car for dog owners for several reasons; plenty of space, high safety ratings, pet-friendly features, and more!

With a spacious interior offering plenty of legroom and cargo space, the Tiguan makes it easy for dogs to stretch out and feel comfortable during long trips. There's also plenty of room for dog crates, dog beds, and other necessary equipment. The Tiguan has also received high safety ratings from various organizations, which is naturally important for pet owners who want to ensure the safety of their furry friends while on the road.

The popular Volkswagen SUV also comes with all-wheel drive, which is great for dog owners who like to take their pets on outdoor adventures such as hiking or camping, with the all-wheel drive feature providing better traction and control on slippery or uneven terrain.

It’s also easy to clean! The Tiguan's interior is designed with easy-to-clean materials, making it easier for dog owners to clean up after their pets. It also comes to a wide range of dog-friendly features and accessories such as cargo area liners, dog harnesses, and cargo nets that make it easy for dog owners to travel with their four-legged friends.

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Mini Countryman

You may be surprised to spot a Mini on our list of dog-friendly cars, but that’s because some Mini models aren’t so mini, and that’s certainly the case with the Countryman! Being a compact SUV, a Used Mini Countryman offers a spacious interior which is ideal for dog owners who need to transport their pets comfortably. The car's backseat is also wide enough to accommodate a dog crate or a pet bed.

The Countryman's high ride height provides easy access for dogs to get in and out of the car, which is obviously a real help for older dogs or those with mobility issues. On top of that, the car’s all-wheel drive can be useful for dog owners who frequently travel on unpaved roads, or in areas with unpredictable weather, with the feature providing better traction and control on slippery surfaces.

The Mini Countryman also offers a variety of interior customization options, including different seat materials and colours, which can be helpful for dog owners who want to protect their car's interior from scratches or stains.

Volvo XC40

The Volvo XC40 is often considered an ideal car for dog owners because of its spacious cabin that can comfortably accommodate both passengers and their furry friends, and like other SUVs, it’s easy to clean! The XC40's interior is designed with practicality in mind, with the car's upholstery made of durable materials that are easy to clean and can withstand the wear and tear of transporting dogs.

Volvo is renowned for its commitment to safety, and the XC40 is no exception. The car comes with a range of advanced safety features such as collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure warning, and blind spot monitoring, which can help keep both you and your pet safe while on the road.

The XC40 also offers a range of accessories specifically designed for dog owners, such as a protective grille that separates the cargo area from the passenger compartment, and a dog harness that can be attached to the car's safety belts.

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Hyundai Tuscon

Currently available on the Tangelo website, the Hyundai Tucson is another popular choice for dog owners for several reasons. Firstly, it offers a roomy cabin with space for both passengers and storage, allowing plenty of room for your furry friend to relax during a long journey. The Tucson also offers a variety of safety features, including blind spot detection, rear cross-traffic alert, and a rearview camera which can help you keep your dog safe while on the road.

Dog owners know that pets can make a mess in the car, which is why the Tucson's easy-to-clean interior is a plus. The interior features stain-resistant cloth upholstery, and the cargo area has a washable floor to make cleaning up after your dog a breeze. Hyundai also offers various accessories that are perfect for dog owners, such as a cargo liner, a pet barrier, and a pet seatbelt which all come together to help keep your dog safe and comfortable during car rides.

Kia Sportage

If you’re a dog owner on the hunt for a used Kia Sportage, then you’ll be pleased to hear that this popular family SUV is highly rated by dog owners due to its spaciousness, cargo space, and affordability…

The Kia Sportage’s internal space offers plenty of room for both passengers and cargo, making it ideal for transporting pets, including larger dogs. So on those long journeys across the country or even abroad, you can rest easy knowing your dog has all the room they need to stretch out, relax and let you drive in peace.

The Kia’s interior features materials that are easy to clean, such as stain-resistant cloth and leather seats, making it easier to clean up after muddy paws, and shedding fur. The cargo area is also just as spacious and well-designed as the rest of the car, with a low load floor making it easy for dogs to get in and out of the car. Plus, the cargo area can be expanded by folding down the rear seats, allowing for even more space for dogs and their gear.

When it comes to safety features, the Sportage is well-equipped with several accessories that make it a great choice for dog owners, including a backup camera and blind-spot detection which can help prevent accidents and keep both drivers and pets safe.

Finally, it’s the Sportage’s pricing that sets it apart from other SUVs, with the asking price for a Used Kia Sportage often reasonably competitive, making it an affordable option for dog owners who want a reliable and practical vehicle that can accommodate their furry friends.

Are you on the look out for a used car? Take a look at Tangelo's current used car stock and get in touch with our friendly and knowledgeable sales team to book an appointment or a test drive at our Exeter Customer Hub.

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