The vehicles you need for your football tailgate

Football is upon us, which means the start of one of America’s pastimes.

Tailgate season.

Arguably more important than what happens on the football field are the frenzies that occur both before and after the game. Because no matter the outcome, a utopia of food and fun awaits at the tailgate.

Vehicles for football tailgate
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As football fanatics know, there are many essentials to making a great tailgating environment. Of course one of the most important features is the food. Whether your specialty is burgers, hot dogs, wings, BBQ, or any other grilled cuisine, the spread you lay out will be your fuel for the game from the opening kickoff to the final whistle.

Surrounding the food station could be a variety of activities. Some tailgates may entertain their guests with staples such as cornhole or washers. Others may turn on their Bluetooth and jam out some tunes. Or you may go big, bring a generator and set up a TV game-watching station to see how the rest of the NFL or NCAA games are doing that day.

Either way, you need a ride that won’t let you down during this pivotal time of the year, so here are some ultimate tailgate-friendly vehicles you can rely on.


Chrysler Pacifica football tailgate

While it’s among the best, the Chrysler Pacifica is more than a family car.

With its available Stow ‘n Go® Seating and Storage System1, the Pacifica can give you as much space and storage as you need to pack up your game day gear. If you’re bringing the family to the sporting event and one of the kiddos may be shy or just not the biggest football fan, you have plenty of games, movies and entertainment through the available UConnect® system.

Plus, the Pacifica comes available with a 20-speaker Harman Kardon® Premium Surround Sound System, so your music playlist is taken care of to get hyped for kickoff.

It should be expected that tailgating may create a bit of a mess. Whenever your festivities are complete, you can make your ride still look good as new with Chrysler’s available Stow ‘n Vac® powered by RIDGID®.


Ram 1500 football tailgate

It’s been quite a successful year for the 2019 Ram 1500.

But another aspect where this pickup can be quite successful is providing sports fans with the ultimate game day atmosphere.

Carrying available best-in-class V8 towing2, Ram 1500 has the capability to haul heavy-duty equipment to take your tailgate to the next level. With maximum cargo bed volume of 61.5 cubic feet3, you get ample truck bed space for storage or even seating during your pregame celebration.

Plus, it makes for a very nice drive as well.


FIAT 500 football tailgate

We are grateful to our friends who go above and beyond to create atmospheres that make attending a game so special.

But there’re also those who don’t build the tailgate. There are fans who simply want to get to the game and get to the party. Featuring fuel economy ratings of up to 28 city/33 highway miles per gallon4, the compact sports car provides minimal worries dealing with game day traffic.

Additionally, we’ve all experienced other vehicles being a smidge off when trying to fit between the lines in the parking lot. No matter how other cars are situated, the FIAT® 500 allows you to squeeze into any parking spot.

While fellow fans trek through the maze for a spot they can actually fit in, you’ll be sitting back and enjoying refreshments at your favorite tailgate.

Whatever suits your situation best, what matters most are the friends and family you enjoy your tailgate with and the memories you create.

To all our fellow sports fans, happy tailgating!

If you’d like to see if you may be eligible for incentives, offers or lease deals in your area on these tailgate-friendly vehicles, visit our Chrysler Capital Offers page.



1Based on the FCA US LLC Premium Minivan Segment. Second-row Stow ‘n Go® not available on hybrid models.

2 Class based on Light-Duty pickups.

3 Properly secure all cargo.
4 FIAT 500 EPA estimated 28 city/33 hwy mpg with 1.4L engine with five-speed manual transmission. Actual mileage may vary. Shown in photo – FIAT 500L EPA estimated 22 city/30 hwy mpg with 1.4L engine with six-speed manual transmission.