HOT SPRINGS, Ark. — With football season officially underway, Kelley Blue Book released its 10 Best Tailgating Vehicles of 2012 list. Topping this year’s list is the 2012 Ram 1500 pickup truck.
Tailgaters will likely want to bring some grilling gear, and recognized the Ram 1500’s full-size bed for being able to haul it all. Of course, tailgaters need plenty of cold beverages to wash down all that BBQ, which is why editors noted the truck’s available RamBox Cargo Management System featuring two drainable bins that fit up to 240 cans each.
“The Ram 1500 beat out two other pickups at the top of the tailgating list because it offers more creative and convenient storage options,” said Tim Parker, who serves as dealer principal for his Host Springs, Ark.-based Tim Parker Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. “It doesn’t matter if you’re heading to the game against Louisiana-Monroe this weekend or The Battle for the Golden Boot in November, Ram’s pickup can accommodate everything you need.”
Intuitive storage options continue inside the 2012 Ram 1500, which is available with in-floor bins that can also be filled with ice to keep refreshments and snacks cool during football-fueled road trips. Meanwhile, an optional 506-watt Alpine premium sound system can get Razorback fans pumped up for the game, whether they are en route or already playing cornhole or ladder golf outside the truck.
The all-new 2013 Ram 1500 will be available in October.
“There are many reasons why the 2013 Ram 1500 will be a game-changer in the pickup market, but the gains that it has made in power and fuel efficiency alone should bring a lot of new buyers over to the brand,” Parker said.