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The best cars for a dog's life; Taking your pooch on an adventure? You'd be barking not to drive these, says JACK EVANS.


IT CAN be tricky to transport your dog safely and comfortably on road trips. Of course, ensuring your pooch remains relaxed and happy during the drive, and everyone on board has enough space is important, which is why some cars are better at transporting our four-legged friends than others.

Remember, if a dog needs to travel in the car itself, it must be properly restrained with a dog seatbelt or harness. It's not a legal requirement, but you could find yourself charged with driving without due care or attention if a dog were to be found loose in the car, and you could also face prosecution if it was found that an animal in the car was the cause of an accident.

Want your pooch to be a passenger too? Let's take a look at some of the very best for the job...

BMW 3 Series Touring THE 3 Series Touring has been a go-to option in this practical estate class for many years now. But it features a design element which raises it well above the competition in the dog-carrying department - and that's a split opening tailgate.

The rear of the car features a section of glass which can be opened independently of the boot as a whole. It means you can open part of the rear section without any fear of your dog - or dogs - rushing out.

Land Rover Discovery THE Discovery is a real go-anywhere, do-anything SUV. Not only is it sublime to drive on road but it's brilliantly adept at handling difficult conditions too, thanks to Land Rover's legendary off-road ability.

It's also a great option for dog owners. There's a large boot, while Land Rover has a wide range of accessories designed to help keep pooch as happy as possible.

SKODA SUPERB ESTATE ANOTHER excellent choice in the estate car category, the Skoda Superb is not only a great loadlugger but also one of the best value cars on sale today, given its excellent practicality and low running costs.

More importantly for this list though, it has a large boot and a comfortable ride. The pair will both help to ensure that any dogs kept in the back will remain stress-free and comfortable.

AUDI E-TRON AUDI'S e-tron is a great option. Thanks to a low-loading lip, it's not too tricky to get your dogs up and into the boot of the car. The cabin is spacious and comfortable too. Plus, with a range of more than 200 miles and a whisper-quiet powertrain, this is one of the most refined EVs on the market today.

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT ESTATE THE Passat is a refined, comfortable and well-made estate car from Volkswagen, packing plenty of high-end features in a model which doesn't have to break the bank. The boot is a good size too, while a low tailgate lip means that dogs don't have far to jump to get into the boot.

Dacia Duster. IF you're looking for a car with a solid and robust interior that'll stand up to plenty of abuse, then look no further than the Dacia Duster.

It might be a little more on the compact side of things, but the Duster has more than enough room for dogs.


BMW 3 Series Touring

Make life comfortable for your dogs while travelling

Land Rover Discovery

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Publication:The Journal (Newcastle, England)
Date:Aug 15, 2020
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