Cars.com, the premier online resource for buying and selling new and used cars, announced today their editors' list of the top cars for the 2012 tailgating season.
"Tailgating is a time-honored tradition that has always revolved around one central item-the perfect car," said Patrick Olsen, Cars.com Editor-in-Chief. "We've compiled a list of the best all-around cars for pre-game festivities in the stadium parking lot. Our list has cars of all sizes, and each one made the list because it boasts features that were made with the tailgater in mind."
The top tailgating car of the season, according to Cars.com is:
"When it comes to tailgating, the Odyssey has it all," said Olsen. "However, we recognize that most car shoppers are looking for something that suits a wide variety of lifestyles and needs. Our runners-up represent cars from different segments that meet many different driver needs, but also allow them to pack up the grill and head to their team's parking lot before the game."
Other top tailgating vehicles according to Cars.com are:
In addition to naming the top tailgating vehicles of the season, Cars.com is also getting back into the football spirit this fall as the Presenting Sponsor of ESPN Saturday Afternoon College Football. Football fans can also catch Cars.com on the NFL Fan's Ultimate Road Trip and on the site's custom Pandora station, "Tailgate," which will back by popular demand for this year's football season.
For more details on the best tailgating cars of the year, visit blogs.cars.com. Please tailgate responsibly.
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