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AutoBuying101.com, the essential consumer guide on how to get the best deal, today announced its 2011 selections of the top 10 autos for football tailgating; including car, truck, van, SUV, and hybrid options. The list includes a variety of vehicles that cater to the unique needs and features that loyal fans need for the upcoming football tailgating season.
“With professional and college football seasons getting underway, loyal football fans in the market for a new vehicle should consider those models that compliment their tailgating activities. Americans love football and their vehicles, so it’s important to make a smart selection in order to maximize your game day experience,” said Steve Moretti, executive editor of AutoBuying101.com. “A key factor in making a smart auto buying decision is purchasing a vehicle that you will enjoy using for years to come. Whether your idea of a good tailgating party is a fully catered spread with a big screen TV, or a few lawn chairs with a small cooler, our top 10 picks have fans covered.”
2011 Top 10 Autos For Football Tailgating Picks:
“Is That A Player?” Pick: 2011 Bentley Continental Flying Spur
All eyes will be straining to catch a glimpse of their favorite player…and this tailgater is a player, just not a football player.
Stats: Base MSRP = $181,200, MPG = 18 highway/11 city
In & Out Pick: 2011 Porsche 911
Entry and exit into stadium parking will be quick, and the 911 hits an opening in traffic like a downhill running back.
Stats: Base MSRP = $77,800, MPG = 26 highway/18 city
High Rollers Pick: 2011 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid
A favorite of many athletes and celebrities, drivers will get the attention they desire while tailgating in luxury and saving money on gas.
Stats: Base MSRP = $74,135, MPG = 23 highway/20 city
Best Seats In The House Pick: 2011 Ford Flex
With the push of a button, the Powerfold 3rd Row Seat option with the Flex’s Titanium Wagon trim transforms the back row into a rear facing love seat.
Stats: Base MSRP = $42,525, MPG = 22 highway/16 city
Party Bus Pick: 2011 Chevrolet Suburban
No other SUV can bring the party and all the necessary supplies to the game like the 9-seat Suburban.
Stats: Base MSRP = $41,335, MPG = 21 highway/15 city
BBQ Island Pick: 2011 Ram 1500 Crew Cab
Combining the optional “Rambox” units over the wheel wells with an aftermarket trailer hitch BBQ grill keeps the beverages cold and the food hot.
Stats: Base MSRP = $29,585, MPG = 19 highway/14 city
Living Room on Wheels Pick: 2011 Honda Odyssey
With seating for 7, great audio sound, an all-digital HDMI video port, and electrical outlets; it’s easy setup a complete parking lot entertainment center.
Stats: Base MSRP = $28,075, MPG = 27 highway/18 city
Concrete Jungle Pick: 2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Curb? What Curb? With 10.2 inches of ground clearance Jeep tailgaters can make their own parking spot, and put the top down to make new friends.
Stats: Base MSRP = $25,545, MPG = 19 highway/15 city
Going the Distance Pick: 2011 Toyota Prius
Traveling hundreds of miles, without stopping, to support a team on one tank of gas is easy with the most reliable hybrid on the market.
Stats: Base MSRP = $23,520, MPG = 48 highway/51 city
Got Parking? Pick: 2011 Smart fortwo
Most fans have a pair of tickets for the game, so when parking is tough, the short wheelbase of just over 6 feet provides the ability to sneak into any tight spot.
Stats: Base MSRP = $12,490, MPG = 41 highway/33 city
Joni Gray, senior analyst of AutoBuying101.com adds, “Whether your budget is targeting the low cost models or the fantasy picks, this list is the cheat sheet for the tailgate aficionados looking to maximize their game day experience.”
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