Best Cars for the Tailgate Party: Ford Expedition EL
Check this out: the 2012 Ford Expedition EL carries 42.6 cu-ft. of stuff behind its third-row seat while simultaneously carrying eight people. That’s right. The Expedition EL is two, two, two cars in one!
Chevy people probably want to know why we picked the Expedition EL over the Suburban. First, we think the Ford’s third-row seat is much more comfortable than the Chevy’s, and especially for adults. Second, the Ford’s third-row seat stows in the floor, which means that when it is in use there’s an extra cargo well in the floor for carrying things. Third, Ford offers a cargo area divider shelf, which can come in handy during a party because it effectively doubles the amount of usable flat space. Fourth, and this might just be our preference, we like the Ford’s independent rear suspension, which has nothing to do with having a successful tailgate party and everything to do with ride comfort and handling.
Plus, if you choose the right Expedition model, you’ll get independent rear entertainment screens with video input jacks, perfect for entertaining those members of the family who don’t care one whit about football.