Dog friendly rating: Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2005-2011 | Croydon, London | McCarthy Cars

Dog friendly rating: Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2005-2011

The following is our review, accompanying notes and dog friendliness rating for the Mercedes-Benz B-Class 2005-2011:

Dog Friendly Features

Boot space/head height

The Mercedes- Benz B-Class is a great looking car and offers a good sized boot space that would be ideal for a medium sized dog.

One of it’s best features and one that sets it apart from other cars in it’s class is that it is approx. 6 inches lower than comparable models and 4x4s making entry and exit to the boot area much easier for your dog.

However, one thing that you will need to consider is that the tailgate of the car is raked in design which compromises the boot space a little.

Rear window/other cooling

To make sure that you keep the rear of the car cool on hot days, speak to our team about adding privacy glass around the rear of the car. This will go a long way to keeping the boot area of the car cool on hot and sunny days.

Certified Dog Friendly
 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Exterior
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Boot
Mercedes-Benz B-Class Exterior
Actual boot floor height

Given that the boot is lower to the floor than other comparable models, this makes this car ideal for everyday use. It’s worth noting, however, that the Mercedes B-Class has a slightly dropped floor which could make access an issue for some less mobile dogs. But, it also has a scratch resistant step at the rear of the boot which helps prevent any damage to the rear bumper area when your dog is getting in and out of the car.

Safety tie downs for dog cages

The size of the boot space on the Mercedes-Benz B-Class means that it is ideal for use with a dog cage and the boot area also comes equipped with two sturdy metal tie downs so that dog cages can be secured safely in place.

Dog guards

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.

Washable removable boot carpet floor

The boot is carpeted but the floor is removable making it easy to clean. The boot also has under floor storage making it easy to store poop bags, leads and toys etc.


A very useful feature of the B-Class is the ease at which you can turn off the interior sensor for your car alarm. The internal alarm on this car be turned off via an internal function on the car’s controls. So, if you do have to pop to the shop and have to leave your pet in the car then you can do so knowing that they will not set off the alarm when you are queuing up to pay. However, please be aware we strongly advise not keeping your pets locked in hot cars!!!!

Mercedes-Benz B-Class Boot floor
Paw rating

Overall dog friendliness score

When it comes to dog friendliness, these cars rate very well on our dog-friendly rating scale. As a result, given all of its features we give this car a Paw-rating of 4 out of 5 and they would be ideally suited to to 1 medium-sized dog 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.