Eight Great Tailgating Vehicles

2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

For Sports fans who like to get the party started as soon as they leave for the game, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited may be the vehicle of choice. With seating for five real adults and the option for an open-top journey, the Wrangler Unlimited is a great option for tailgaters. Even better, Jeep is upgrading the interior for 2011.

Although ideal for warm climates, the Wrangler has the option of either hard or soft-top coverings. Should occupants get a little too excited and spill beverages inside the car, it can be washed out with a hose, like previous Wranglers. All doors have working glass windows, but can be removed for added excitement. A 46.4 cubic-foot cargo capacity allows for plenty of equipment, certainly a lot more than you'll get with an old CJ-7.

A 368-watt, six-speaker Infinity sound system is available, giving and we'd recommend it if you like to drive without a top. Also available is Chrysler's UConnect multimedia interface, packaged into a 6.5-inch navigation screen. Voice commands allow the driver to stay focused on the road ahead, and the iPod hookup controls the MP3 player through the stereo interface.

For serious tailgaters, Jeep recently launched a pair of off-road camper trailers designed to match the functionality and styling of its Wrangler offerings. The Trail version offers conveniences for casual weekend camping trips. With accommodations for up to four, a power inverter, and plenty of cabinetry, the new Jeep trailers make for a great addition to any serious tailgater's setup.


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