Runner-up: 2013 Chrysler Town & Country
It's little surprise that the Town & Country gets Cars.com's endorsement for tailgating, as this seven-passenger minivan's third-row seats feature what Chrysler actually calls a "tailgate mode."
You simply press a button when the Town & Country's rear hatch is open and the seats will flip 180 degrees so that they face backward instead of forward, making them perfect for tailgate parties.
"You get to sit on a comfortable seat instead of an uncomfortable tailgate," Olsen says. "That's pretty cool." (Click
to see a demonstration.)
Olsen says the Town & Country also made Cars.com's list because the van's available rear-seat entertainment system boasts not one but two flip-down video screens, each large enough to see from outside the car.