Tailgating Essentials That Will Fit in Your VW SUV

August 23rd, 2022 by

rear view of a blue 2022 VW atlas with the trunk open and back seats folded down

And Where to Find the Best New Cars for Sale in Kansas City for Tailgating

Now that we’re officially into the fall season, we can expect more visits to Arrowhead Stadium, spending the day in the sea of red that is Chiefs Kingdom. It’s going to be another great year of watching Mahomes, Kelce, and our talented newcomers do what they do best out on the field.

It’s also going to be another great season of tailgating. And for those who have never tailgated at Arrowhead before, we really know how to do things right here in Kansas City. We’re talking yard games, huge barbecue pits, great music, and every sort of adult beverage you can imagine.

So, for those of you who are in your rookie season of tailgating at Arrowhead, here is your 2022 list of tailgating essentials that will fit into your VW SUV. To find a Volkswagen near you, visit the pros at VW Lee’s Summit.

#1 – Coleman RoadTrip 285 Portable Grill

When you’re tailgating using an SUV, every little square inch of cargo space matters. That’s why we love the Coleman RoadTrip 285 portable stand-up propane grill. It folds up nice and compact, meaning it takes up very little space when you load it up into the back of your VW SUV. It also does one heck of a job cooking burgers, dogs, and your other favorite meats and veggies. This grill has over 92% four-star reviews and above on Amazon, not to mention it’s a certified top pick by the Food Network and Bob Villa.

#2 – Soundboks 2 Wireless Speaker

As everyone in Kansas City already knows, Arrowhead Stadium is the loudest stadium in the entire NFL. Clocking in at 142.2 decibels, Chiefs Kingdom knows how to bring the noise. So, when it comes to portable speakers, you have to go with the biggest and loudest in the game – the Soundboks 2.

This portable speaker seamlessly pairs via Bluetooth to your smartphone and delivers 122 decibels of volume, making it one of the loudest Bluetooth speakers a tailgating fan can get their hands on. It’s also made to hold up well into overtime with a battery pack that lasts for over 40 hours. Additionally, it’s water-resistant and splashproof, meaning it can handle the rigors of high-intensity tailgating.

#3 – Igloo Trailmate Journey 70-Quart Cooler

Although you can get by with that disposable Styrofoam cooler, why not invest in something that will last a lifetime? We’re referring, of course, to the Igloo Trailmate Journey 70-quart cooler. It’s capable of holding a massive amount of beverages, food, and whatever else you need to keep in ice. The wheels make it easy to roll around through the lot, and it also comes with a wide variety of features such as a bottle opener, areas for storage, and much more.

#4 – ABCCanopy Pop-Up Canopy Tent

Even with the worst of summer over, Kansas City can still surprise you with the random scorcher of a fall day. It can also decide to throw rain, sleet, or snow at your group at a moment’s notice. This is why all experienced tailgaters who frequent Arrowhead Stadium are packing a portable canopy pop-up tent, which allows them to get coverage when they need it most.

ABCCanopy has a high-rated line of pop-up tents that come in a variety of sizes (6.6 x 6.6, 8 x 8, 10 x 10). These tents are water-resistant and SPF 50+. Make sure to review the cargo storage dimensions of your VW SUV before committing to one. Large SUVs like the Atlas and Atlas Cross Sport should have no issues. Sub-compact SUVs like the VW Taos might not have enough room for large tents, but it will have superior gas mileage for commuting between home and Arrowhead.

Ready to Shop for New Cars for Sale in Kansas City? Visit the Team at VW Lee’s Summit!

Here at VW Lee’s Summit, we have a wide variety of brand-new SUVs that can handle any tailgating challenge. We have the fuel-efficient VW Taos, the midsize VW Tiguan, and the large-and-in-charge VW Atlas – a true tailgating marvel. And for those of you folks who are looking to save money at the pump, we also carry the award-winning all-electric Volkswagen ID.4, winner of the 2021 World Car of the Year award.

When it comes to tailgating, having enough cargo space is critical. Here is a breakdown of what each SUV has to offer in terms of cargo room.

  • VW Taos: up to 65.9 cubic ft. (with seats folded down)
  • VW ID.4: up to 64.2 cubic ft. (with seats folded down)
  • VW Tiguan: up to 73.4 cubic ft. (with seats folded down)
  • VW Atlas Cross Sport: up to 77.8 cubic ft. (with seats folded down)
  • VW Atlas: up to 96.8 cubic ft. (with seats folded down)

You can test drive any of our vehicles simply by visiting the VW Lee’s Summit dealership, conveniently located at 2225 NE Independence Ave. You can also give us a call at (816) 282-0022 or contact us via e-mail using the contact form on our website.

Looking for new cars for sale in Kansas City?

As the leading new car dealership near you, VW Lee’s Summit carries a wide variety of sedans and compacts such as a VW Golf GTI and the stylish and economic VW Jetta. We also carry a wide variety of used cars and certified pre-owned vehicles that have undergone a 100+ point inspection. Don’t forget to check out our specials for more great deals on VW products and services.

Are you a current VW owner in need of routine maintenance, repair, or service? Reach out to the Volkswagen service center today to book your appointment.

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