Runner-up: 2014 Chevrolet Suburban 1500
The Suburban boasts more heft than the average defensive line, with room for nine passengers and 45 cubic feet of cargo. (That's about three times as much stuff as the average sedan's trunk can hold).
"Size really does matter when it comes to the Suburban," Olsen says.
Cars.com also gives the Suburban extra points for sentimental reasons, as the model has been shuttling fans to football games ever since
rolled the first Suburbans out in the 1930s.
"The Suburban is really very iconic in terms of being a tailgating vehicle of old," Olsen says.