Kbb.com Kicks Off Football Season With Top 10 New Tailgating Cars

IRVINE, Calif.

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The Top 10 Tailgating Cars, www.kbb.com/toptailgatingcars, today were named by the expert editors from Kelley Blue Book, www.kbb.com, the leading provider of new car and used car information. With college football already underway and the NFL season kickoff in sight, the editors thought it would be a perfect time to highlight several new cars and trucks that are great for tailgating parties.

If one seeks evidence of a higher power, ponder the seamless transition between the end of summer and the beginning of football season; one weekend people are picnicking in the park, and the next they are tailgating in a stadium parking lot. To help celebrate this change of seasons (and eating venues), the editors of Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com put together the list to facilitate a ritual that has become near and dear to Americans' hearts. While any vehicle with enough room for chairs, tables and coolers will do in a pinch, today's top tailgating rides offer a variety of party-enhancing extras.

The kbb.com editors chose new cars with such tailgating-friendly features as: speakers that flip-down from the rear hatch, multiple video monitors prime for game-watching, built-in table and seating options, fold-down tailgates equipped with step-ladder and handle, removable in-vehicle coolers, rear cargo-compartment audio controls, power liftgates, dual power outlets and an array of impressive sound systems, to mention a few.

"Auto manufacturers are increasingly creating vehicles with particular lifestyles in mind, and undoubtedly the huge football-following American public has influenced some design choices," said Jack R. Nerad, executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com. "While some may only think of the traditional pickup truck as being ideal for tailgating, our choices show that there are tailgate-friendly vehicles available in just about every size and price-point."

Sample Choices From kbb.com's Top 10 Tailgating Cars List

Dodge Caliber

Ford F-150

GMC Acadia

Honda Element

Kia Soul

Mitsubishi Outlander

For the remaining Top 10 Tailgating Cars choices, including full editorial commentary and reasoning behind each of the editors' picks, visit the Top 10 Tailgating Cars story in kbb.com's Latest News section at www.kbb.com/toptailgatingcars.


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