IRVINE, Calif., -- The 2012 Ram 1500 pickup truck is this year’s No. 1 Tailgating Car according to Kelley Blue Book, the leading provider of new car and used car information.
For this year’s list, published by KBB.com, the expert editors rank their top choices for the 10 Best Tailgating Cars, offering vehicles to fit every budget from the student section to the luxury boxes.
With college football and NFL® season on the horizon, soon fans will be flocking to stadiums around the country to not only cheer for their favorite team, but to pre-game party in the parking lot.
With this national pastime upon us, the editors of Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com pooled their collective wisdom to choose from all of the new 2012 cars for sale with tailgating-friendly features such as: large, drainable in-vehicle coolers; a variety of in-car connectivity features; in-vehicle refrigerators; power liftgates; off-roading capabilities; flexible seating arrangements; and of course, an array of impressive sound systems. In addition, many of the cars on this year’s list offer fold-down tailgates.
“Pick up some friends, stop by the store, park near a stadium and you’ve got yourself a tailgate party. But just as the right food and drink can elevate the experience, so too can the right car,” said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com. “In choosing this year’s Best Tailgating Cars, the KBB.com editors vetted our favorite vehicle features for parking-lot party fun and came up with a list of 10 vehicles that are sure to delight pigskin fans across America.”