Runner-up: 2013 Honda Ridgeline
The Ridgeline takes the game ball when it comes to tailgating because the pickup truck offers tons of space for drinks, snacks and even a barbecue grill.
Olsen says Cars.com editors particularly like an 8.5-cubic-foot trunk that's hidden below the Ridgeline's truck bed, providing lots of storage without cutting down how much room tailgaters have to sit.
If that's not enough cargo space for you, the model's second-row seats also fold up easily to create even more storage capacity.
"The Ridgeline is very flexible and utilitarian," Olsen says.