Best cars for our canine friends

There is no doubt that some vehicles are better suited to dog owners than others. Whether it’s a lengthy journey or just popping down the road, you want your dog to be as safe and comfortable as possible.

So, when you’re looking for your new set of wheels, ‘paws’ for thought and take your canine friend into consideration. Here at Hatchbag, we’ve shortlisted the top three cars for dog owners.

Ford Kuga

Despite the feline sounding name, the Ford Kuga is a perfect car for dog owners.

This spacious, high riding SUV is ideal for carrying dogs, especially bigger dogs such as Labradors, Alsatians or German Shepherds. There is a large, flat load space with no boot lip which makes getting in and out of the car easier for dogs. There is  also a handy trick as well, as you can open the boot can by waving your foot underneath the rear bumper. So, if you have your arms full of dog walking essentials then you can still open the tailgate with a simple swipe of the foot.

Nissan Qashqai

The Nissan Qashqai has a tall build and a roomy backend with a 430-litre boot. The luggage board system enables the boot floor to be raised or lowered and the boot lip can also be completely removed. This makes accessing the boot much easier and safer for your dog. The luggage boards can be flipped upside down to provide an easy-wipe surface, ideal for dog owners.

Citroen CS Picasso

The Citroen CS Picasso might not be the most obvious choice when looking for cars suitable for your furry friend but as they say, looks can be deceiving. Although, the boot space might not be the biggest, it is tall and boxy. This means that animals and cages are easy to load. The car boot has a low lip making access for your dog as easy as can be.

The boot has an underneath floor which allows you to separate your dog and your cargo by placing your luggage in the underneath section. This then gives your dog the room to stretch out and be comfortable during long journeys. If you want to create even more space, then the rear seats can be easily folded creating a larger loading space. The rear seats also slide backwards and forwards so you can even give your dog even more boot space to move around in.

Whichever car you go for, get yourself a Hatchbag boot-liner and keep your car paw print free! With boot-liners customised to each of these three models, check out our product range here.