Eight Great Tailgating Vehicles

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon

By far the sexiest vehicle on this list, the CTS-V Sport Wagon is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 producing 556 horsepower and 551 pound-feet of torque. Though most of the power won't be usable in heavy game day traffic, it's satisfying to know you could theoretically sprint from 0 to 60 mph in under four seconds. The massive amount of power is transferred to rear 19-inch wheels through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. When you're ready to slow down to find a parking spot, you'll appreciate Brembo-sourced 15-inch rotors gripped by six-piston calipers up front, while four-piston calipers grab 14.7 rotors in back.

Once you've claimed your spot, open up the power tailgate and you're ready to go. Pre-game reports can be pumped through the ten-speaker Bose 5.1 surround-sound speaker system. The onboard 40 GB hard drive offers plenty of room to store your entire Jock Rock collection or use satellite radio to keep your friends updated on scores across the country. If you realize you've forgotten to lock the doors after you head into the stadium, a new feature from OnStar will allow you to lock doors via an application from your smartphone. The application's ability to remotely start the car will definitely come in handy at the end of the season so you can pre-heat those leather seats.

The luxury of a Cadillac, speed of a Corvette, and cargo space of a wagon combine to make the CTS-V Sport Wagon a top contender for tailgating.


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