Be Ready for Tailgate Season with These Four FCA Vehicles


Football season is right around the corner and no matter which team you cheer for, you gotta’ be ready to tailgate! Kendall Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram has plenty of brands and vehicles that are ideal for tailgating.

Chrysler Pacifica

The Chrysler Pacifica is a minivan and it has several standard and optional entertainment and convenience features that make it an awesome vehicle for tailgating. Standard features include a six-speaker audio system to blast some tailgate tunes, a 5-inch touchscreen, and the UConnect 5.0 system with Bluetooth audio streaming capability. In addition, the Pacifica comes with a 12-volt power outlet so you don’t need to worry about your phone, or other electronics dying.

Tailgating tends to require plenty of cargo. A tent, table, chairs, cooler(s), and more are all common tailgate items. So, of course, you want and need space in your tailgate vehicle for all your goodies. The Chrysler Pacifica has 140.5 cubic feet of cargo space when the Stow ‘n Go seats are folded into the built-in floor storage compartments and that is more than enough room for all your gear. Or maybe you aren’t the cargo driver, but the people driver. The Pacifica has plenty of room for friends and family hauling with three rows of seating for seven to eight passengers.

If you need even more tailgate ready features, don’t worry, there are plenty of other features that come standard on higher level trims or buyers can add on to their Pacifica. Available entertainment features include a 13-speaker or 20-speaker audio system, UConnect 8.4, and a 115-volt auxiliary power outlet is available. Also, the Chrysler Pacifica Limited features a built-in vacuum cleaner, os after all of the tailgating fun, users can quickly vacuum all of the grass and crumbs out of the van!

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Ram 1500

What better tailgating vehicle than a brand new pickup truck? Besides the obvious perks like using the bed for cargo and seating purposes at the tailgate, a new Ram 1500 truck is loaded with features perfect for tailgating.

Entertainment features include a booming six-speaker sound system, UConnect 5.0 on the Tradesman and Express trims and UConnect 8.4 on all of the other trims. Features also include several USB ports, Bluetooth streaming, an auxiliary port and AM/FM capabilities. Just like the Pacifica, the Ram 1500 has a standard 12-volt power outlet for all of your charger needs while tailgating!

Whether you need plenty of cargo room or just a bit, the Ram 1500 comes with two different bed options. The standard bed size is a 5’7” and there is also a 6’4” option. Other useful Ram 1500 features for tailgating include the standard locking bed (so when you head into the game your truck is secured) when you have the locking bed cover, a spray in bed liner to protect the bed from cargo and people, and all-season tires (bad weather can’t stop your tailgate!).

The best tailgate feature is the available RamBox cargo management system. The RamBox cargo management system includes helpful organization bars for the truck bed as well as two built-in lockable containers on both sides of the truck bed. The lockable containers can be used for extra storage as well as a cooler! Yep, the lockable containers have drains, so you can fill them up with ice and your drinks and never even worry about carrying a cooler again.

Additional entertainment options to get your tailgate party poppin’ like SiriusXM radio, HD radio, premium speakers, or 9-Alpine speakers with a subwoofer are offered.

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Jeep Wrangler

Tailgating, football, and Jeeps ain’t’ nothin’ more American than that. With that being said, the Wrangler has plenty of tailgate ready features for this football season. Run out of chairs for the tailgate? No problem, pop the doors and top off of your Jeep and it becomes tailgate seating! In addition, even the base Wrangler is loaded with great features to add to the fun.

The Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited are equipped with features like a standard eight-speaker sound system, an audio jack for mobile devices, a 12-volt power outlet, and radio 130. In addition, plenty of extra entertainment features are offered. UConnect, a remote USB port, Bluetooth streaming, SiriusXM radio and an Alpine premium 9-speaker system with an all-weather subwoofer are options.

Now, let’s talk convenience! Get your mirrors out of the way and fit into that tight tailgating spot with manual fold-away mirrors. Tinted windshield glass will help keep the inside of your vehicle from getting too hot in the beating sun. Also, the standard off-road tires can help you get to any spot, no matter the terrain!

There are plenty of convenience options available for the Wrangler. Many of these features come standard on higher up trim levels like the Rubicon. All-season tires, all-terrain tires, tinted rear quarter and liftgate windows, and side steps are just some of the many additional features and options.

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Dodge Durango


A Durango just like the Pacifica comes with plenty of convenience and entertainment features that fit well with your Saturday or Sunday football tailgates. This is an awesome option for those who want plenty of seating, but aren’t interested in going down the van route. With features like up to 84.5 cubic feet of cargo space, five or seven-passenger seating, an overhead console for more space, and cargo tie-down loops, the Durango has plenty of convenience for all of your gear and people. On the outside of the Durango, the all-season tires and manual fold-away mirrors provide even more convenience.

Upgrading to more convenience is, of course, an option! A cargo net, a second-row console for extra cargo storage, a third-row console, a power sunroof, and second-row 60/40 fold and tumble seats are available. The exterior of the vehicle, features a power liftgate, roof rails, all season performance tires, and side steps add extra capability.

A 12-volt power outlet, UConnect 5.0, a media hub with USB, SD, and Aux capability, Bluetooth audio and phone streaming, and a six-speaker audio system come with the base model. If you are looking for additional entertainment or standard tech with higher up trim levels, the Durango has plenty of options. The UConnect 8.4 system, a 9 speaker audio system with amplified speakers and a subwoofer, a premium Beats audio system, a 115-volt power outlet, dual USB ports for phone charged and so much more are offered with the Durango.

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Interested in any of these vehicles? Check out our online inventory. Happy football season!