Eight Great Tailgating Vehicles

2010 Volkswagen Jetta Wagon TDI

For those die-hard fans that attend all home games and follow the team around to every away game, the Jetta TDI Sport Wagon is a great choice. With ample room, German engineering, and frugal fuel economy, the Jetta TDI Sport Wagon is all that a road-tripping tailgater could ask for.

The Jetta TDI comes with either a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission and is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel I-4. The wagon returns 42 mpg highway -- when equipped with an automatic transmission -- and 41 mpg with the manual, though many owners consistently report fuel economy in the high 40s. Seating for five and 32.8-cubic feet of cargo space means plenty of room for equipment.

On the inside, sport wagon customers get a slight bump in standard equipment over the sedan, including a 115-volt power outlet and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls. Bluetooth comes standard and can be used to wirelessly stream music in addition to standard calling features. An available 6.5-inch navigation system offers 30GB of storage, 20GB of which is devoted to music, and plays DVD videos. The ten-speaker audio system will come in handy for listening to pre-game commentary or music. Overall, the TDI Sport Wagon's refined interior, excellent fuel economy, and plentiful cargo space makes the hatchback a top contender for travelling fans in our book. With a starting price in the mid-$20,000s and great mileage, we suggest the TDI Sport Wagon for anyone serious about committing to both home and away games.


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