The following is our review, accompanying notes and dog friendliness rating for the Hyundai ix35 2009–2015:
Dog Friendly Features
The Hyundai ix35 offers offers a good sized boot and one that would be ideally suited to medium sized or smaller dogs. The rear space, however, is slightly compromised by the rake of the rear window and door.
Many of these cars come with privacy glass which can help keep the rear of the car cool on hot days. If the model that you are considering doesn’t have privacy glass, speak to our team about adding it around the rear of the car.
The floor of this car is quite high off the ground so it could cause a problem for older or less mobile dogs getting in and out of the car. But, the boot area is helped by the fact that it is doesn’t have a large drop from the door opening to the floor of the boot area.
The Hyundai ix35 comes with 4 metal tie-downs - 2 on the back of the rear passenger seats and 2 on the floor of the boot area meaning that a dog cage can used and secured safely in place.
There are lots of different options available for dog guards for these cars depending on your budget and the size of your pet. Ask us for details and recommendations.
It’s not clear from the car’s handbook or an online search if it’s internal alarm sensors can be disabled.
The Hyundai ix35 looks like a a good, dog-friendly car and it is but it does suffer from some shortcomings. Therefore, in light of those shortcomings, we give it 3.5 out of 5 on our Paw-rating scale and it would be ideally suited for medium sized dogs, such as a Boxer or a Cocker Spaniel, or a couple of smaller dogs.
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Disclaimer: This review is to be taken only as our opinion of the suitability of the car for dog owners and their pets rather than fact, advice, or counsel. Moreover, exact details and specifications may differ across the different models of cars referred to in the review. Finally, we, and the manufacturers of the cars, are not to be held responsible or liable in any way for the opinions voiced in this review.