The Top 10 Tailgating Cars

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Ready for some football? Cars.com is, with a new list of cars for tailgating. The top pick:

  1. 2012 Honda Odyssey: The ultimate tailgating machine. Packed full of fan-friendly features, the Odyssey can carry up to eight fans with enough room behind them to pack a small grill. Or, it can carry five fans, collapse the third row and have 93.1 cubic feet for even more storage. The higher trim levels even offer technology features like Honda’s 16.2-inch split screen entertainment system.

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2. 2013 Dodge Caravan: With storage galore, Stow n’ Go seats and third row seats that flip back for rear-facing tailgating seats this van is the perfect tailgater.

3. 2012 GMC Acadia: This tailgater bridges the SUV-minivan gap best with great storage and top notch entertainment features.

4. 2012 Honda Fit: Not every tailgating car needs to be a giant. The Fit is among the most space efficient cars on the market and can handle a lot more than its exterior suggests.

5. 2012 Honda Ridgeline: The Ridgeline’s ace in the hole is a standard 8.5 cubic-foot trunk under the pickup bed, which easily becomes a 225-quart cooler on wheels.

6. 2012 Nissan Xterra: The Xterra might have modest cargo space, but it was built for tailgating with an available Easy Clean cargo area that covers the cargo floor and second-row seatbacks with an easy-to-clean hard coating.

7. 2012 Ram 1500: The optional RamBox is a locking compartment with drain plugs that sits above the pickup’s rear fenders. Ram says that a Ram with the 6-foot-4 inch bed can fit up to 280 cans.

8. 2012 Subaru Outback: The Outback’s standard, removable cargo tray means you can make a mess, remove the tray and hose it off—making cleanup a breeze.

9. 2012 Toyota 4Runner: An optional sliding cargo deck in the five-passenger 4Runner extends up to 400 pounds of food and beverages within easy reach of tailgaters. Leave the folding table at home; this has one built in.

10. 2013 Toyota Sienna: A great option for those looking for on-screen entertainment while tailgating. The Sienna offers a 16.4-inch dual-view screen.

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