When people think fall, it’s hard for football not to come to mind. When people think football, it’s almost impossible for tailgating not to come to mind. At Folsom Lake Kia, driver’s home for quality cars like the 2018 Kia Optima, we have a few feature suggestions to shift your tailgate into the next gear.


If there’s one bad thing about tailgates, it might be the location. A parking lot may be a great location on a nice day when it’s not too sunny, but also not raining. For days when the weather decides to be inconsiderate of your shindig, a liftgate doubles as a canopy quite well.

Rear-Facing Tailgate Seats

Another great way to protect yourself from the elements while remaining engaged in the fun is with rear-facing tailgate seats. The beauty of it is that you don’t actually have to leave your car. It’s a great place to come back and eat, while still interacting with friends and family.

Power Outlets

It may seem strange, but the fun part of a tailgate is having a party outside that feels as inside as possible. That means TVs, radios, sometimes even computers are all fair game. That is if you have a place to plug them in. Power outlets like the ones you find in regular homes and offices can bring your tailgate into this millennium.

USB Ports

Considering the length of most tailgates, you’ll probably want to charge your phone at some point. Most cell phone chargers interface with USB ports. Combine that with the fact that you’re unlikely to be alone and looking for a car with several USB ports becomes a really good idea.

We’ve only scratched the surface of the great tailgate enhancing features you can find in cars like the 2018 Kia Sorento, here at Folsom Lake Kia! Stop in soon and learn all the rest!