With football season in full swing, it’s time to make plans for a Tailgating Party! To throw a proper tailgating party, you need a proper tailgating vehicle!
Brown Motors has the best vehicles for tailgating picked by both Kelley Blue Book & AAA.
Ram 1500 — KBB’s best overall choice is the Ram 1500. “The ace up this Ram’s sleeve is the RamBox cargo management system: Locking bedside bins that can accommodate up to 240 12-ounce cans of your favorite before-game beverage,” KBB analysts pointed out. “And if that’s not enough storage, the interior can be outfitted with in-floor bins that can be filled with more cold stuff as well as rear under-seat compartments for any other party favors. Combined with a big bed for chairs, grills, canopies and everything else that goes into a deluxe pre-game party, the Ram 1500 is our top tailgater.”
Jeep Grand Cherokee — The Grand Cherokee also made the grade. “Whether you’re into Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs or Panthers (or Lions!), the outdoorsy Jeep Grand Cherokee is a first-class vehicle for showing up early and supporting your team,” KBB declared. “The Grand Cherokee offers seating for five fans, plus a wide-mouthed rear hatch and fold-flat second row for the cooler, chairs and barbecue. The option of turning your Jeep Grand Cherokee into a 10-speaker, 506-watt Alpine concert hall will also appeal, whether you are a Wildcat, Warrior or Lion.”
Ford Explorer — The Ford Explorer has great mobile party features. “If you’re going to party with thirty of your closest friends in the parking lot before kickoff, you could do worse than to bring along a nine-foot sub,” KBB acknowledged. “Not only does the Ford Explorer seat seven in cavernous comfort, but the 50/50 split-folding third row, 60/40 second row, and fully adjustable front passenger seat can accommodate any combination of sandwich and human cargo for your next tailgate extravaganza. And when you’re done eating, take a power nap in back or just sit and enjoy the optional premium HD Sony audio system as it pumps up your mobile party.”
Ford F-150 EcoBoost — For fans who like their tailgating vehicles to actually have a tailgate, AAA Auto Buying experts suggest the Ford F-150 EcoBoost as their #1 pick. “It’s a pickup truck with V-8 power and six-cylinder fuel economy,” AAA pointed out. “The extended and crew cabs make it easy to carry friends and family to the game in surprising comfort while the cargo box easily accommodates everything necessary for a great tailgating experience.”
Ford Flex — For fans looking for tons of room without getting an SUV, AAA suggested the Flex. “Its boxy styling delivers an exceptionally roomy interior that is perfect for passengers, coolers, grills and folding furniture,” AAA highlighted. “The EcoBoost engine, with its improved performance and better fuel economy (over the standard V-6), makes the Flex even more attractive as a spacious SUV alternative for tailgating.”
Make Brown Motors your first stop in planning for football season. Check out the best vehicles for tailgating: Ram1500, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Explorer, Ford F150, and Ford Flex. Think of Brown Motors as your Northern Michigan football tailgating headquarters.