Top 8 Super Cars for Tailgating

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Tailgating is an America custom that harmonize perfect time for friends and families. Whether you need to have fun with your loved ones around adjoining space for barbecuing, picnicking, etc, tailgate-worthy cars are not just cars with tailgate and as such there is need to know the specs of cars that are worthy of the event. We have listed unique and elegant cars with nimble handling, good cargo space, enough passenger room plus other unique features that guarantee excellent, fulfilling and fun-filled tailgating.

  1. 2013 Honda Ridgeline

    The 2013 Honda Ridgeline is reputed for superior all-wheel drive system, creative storage options, smooth ride, though it has poor fuel economy and unappealing styling, at least to some. Very reliable Honda Ridgeline offers more utility and cargo capacity compared to what is obtainable elsewhere. Its price ranges from $30,180 to $35,760.


    Noted with 15 city/21 highway mpg, Honda Ridgeline has 3.5-liter V6 engine equipped with a five-speed automatic transmission suitable for daily driving; it will struggle under loads within capacity of 5,000 lb. Some of its basic features include power moonroof, tilt function, HomeLink transceiver, satellite-linked navigation system available only in RTL models, dual-zone automatic climate control system, etc.

  2. 2013 Ford Explorer

    The 2013 Ford Explorer is a three-row midsize crossover and a blend of car-like refinement with off-road capability. With only 17 city /23 highway mpg, it has ample cargo room, multi useful options, light but durable construction, though its torque is quite small. The 2013 Ford Explorer comes with a 3.5-liter ranging from turbocharged four-cylinder to turbocharged V6 engine which is capable of generating 290 horsepower mated to a six-speed automatic. Its price ranges from $29,695 to $41,545.

    2013 Ford Explorer

    Optional on front-wheel drive, explorers is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with small engine capable of generating 240 horsepower; it has a fine economy of 28 mpg highway, compared to V6 rating of 25 mpg highway. Some of the features of Ford Explorer include six-way power driver’s seat, 17-inch wheels, full-length curtain airbags; limited trims boost leather seats, MyFords Touch, etc.

  3. 2013 Mini Countryman

    The 2013 Mini Countryman has enhanced utility, comfy rear seats, smooth ride, sharp handling; its additional ride-enhancing weight reduces acceleration plus limited cargo space. With only 26 city/32 highway mpg, 2013 Mini Countryman, available in Base model, has 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine that can generate 121 horsepower and 114 pound-feet of torque mated to six-speed manual transmission with optional six-speed automatic and manual-shift mode.

    2013 Mini Countryman

    Some its basic features include chrome interior accents, park-distance control, automatic headlights, heater power mirrors, dual-pane panoramic sunroof, sport seats, fog lights, traction control, comfort access keyless entry, etc. Its price is fixed at $22,450

  4. 2013 Kia Soul

    With several standard safety features, enhanced interior, awesome warranty, great stereo system, its ride is uncomfortable over rough pavement. 2013 Kia Soul is a high-roofed hatchback which permits a flexible cargo area with a funky appearance full of versatility and comfort. It’s available at a range of $14,650 to $20,350.


    With 24 city/ 29 highway mpg, base soul comes with 1.6-liter four-cylinder generating 138 horsepower mated to either six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic with EPA estimate of 35 mpg. Some of its basic features include power windows, locks and mirrors, 15-inch wheels, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth, and great sound system, etc.

  5. 2013 GMC Acadia

    The 2013 GMC Acadia is reputed for its several cargo space, fine interior fit and finish, as well as car-like handling; its rating is spoilt by underwhelming braking performance, small navigation screen and cramped third row seats. With bold grille, squinting headlights, soft-touch interior materials, blind-zone alert and rear crossing alert system, dual-flow shocks and struts, etc, GMC Acadia is available at a price range of $33,660 to $47,635. It has 17 city /24 highway mpg mileage.


    The 2013 GMC Acacia is available in five trims and all the five trim levels share drivetrain options with all the features comprising a standard 3.6-liter engine capable of generating 288 horsepower and 270 pound-feet of torque mated to front wheels six-speed automatic transmission. It has a towing capacity of 5,200 pounds across the trim levels.

  6. 2013 Ford Flex

    The 2013 Ford Flex seats close to seven adults. With remarkable options like Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, it has great styling, theatre quality seats, solid build quality and finish; however it has a large turning radius. Flex comes with fine multi-panel Vista Roof, first-row heated and cooled seats, hands-free Sync with MyFord Touch, remote start system and can boast of returning 17 city/ 24 highway mpg.

    Ford Flex

    Available at a rate between $30,290 to $44,675, Ford Flex offers options of two varieties of 3.5-liter Ti-VCT V6 engine available in AWD and FWD which is capable of generating 287 horsepower coupled with six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and direct-injected twin-turbocharged EcoBoost which is capable of generating 365 horsepower. Flex offers fuel economy of 25 mpg.

  7. 2013 RAM 1500

    The 2013 RAM 1500 is known for smooth ride, aggressive styling with a five-passenger seating; however, its transmission is not refined and there is no diesel option. This full-size pickup truck is available in two-door regular cabs and four-door extended and Quad cabs made with a 3.6-liter V6 engine generating 305 horsepower which is mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission; 4.7-liter V8 and 5.7-liter Hemi V8 both of which are mated to a six-speed automatics can generate 395 horsepower.


    Available at a range of price of $23,565 – $47,415, some of its basic features include a split bench seat, power windows, vinyl floor, power locks with remote keyless entry especially in SLT, power mirrors, grilles and doors made of chrome, 17-inch alloy wheels, etc. Plus dual exhaust, fog lights, LED running lights, etc, which is available in Sport trim.

  8. 2014 Mazda CX-5

    The 2014 Mazda CX-5 is a top choice for tailgating because of its nimble handling, sharp styling, great interior and fine fuel economy; however, its solid value is reduced by need-to-upgrade torque. It has mileage of 25 city /32 highway with 28 mpg of combined driving arising from a 2.5-liter version of skyactiv which generates 184 horsepower and 35 pound-feet of torque.


    The new Touring and Grand Touring edition share the same 2.5-liter plus automatic transmission as standard equipment with all-wheel drive available across board. Some of the basic features of Mazda CX-5 include automatic crash notification (option on Sport) plus a blind-spot warning system, Smart City Brake Support, bi-xenon headlamps, satellite radio and navigation, etc. Mazda CX-5 is available at a price range of $21,490 to $29,090.

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