Top 10 Best Tailgating Vehicles for 2013
Unless it's pouring rain or icy cold, just about any weather is right for tailgate parties. For the uninitiated, this all-American tradition consists of indulging in music, food and adult beverages from the back of a parked vehicle, usually in the parking lot of a stadium or arena prior to or after a sports game or concert. Attendees at these events are said to be tailgating. You'll probably need brewskis and brats, but you'll also need a vehicle with features that are amenable to the tailgating lifestyle.
This means, first and foremost, a tailgate. And there are other features — such as extra storage, rear-facing seats and an impressive sound system — that can work to sweeten the experience.
The 10 picks shown below are our favorite vehicles for tailgating. The lineup is diverse. There's a pricey Land Rover Range Rover for the luxury tailgater, a Kia Soul for the tailgater on a budget and a Ford Flex with a built-in refrigerator that's perfect for keeping beers cool on warm summer nights. Pickups are tailor-made for tailgating and the Honda Ridgeline and the Ram 1500 made the cut. Our selections are listed in alphabetical order.