7. 2012 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
A truck is a truck is a truck, right? Wrong. Now, more than ever, the truck wars are heating up between Chevrolet Ford and the newly separate RAM brand. Ford is making a big splash with its EcoBoost V6 F-150, but the Silverado was still the most popularly searched truck in AutoGuide.com’s new cars buying section.
Due for a redesign in 2014, the 2012 model offers three available engines: a 4.3-liter V6, 4.8-liter V8 and a 5.3-liter V8. With plenty of proven time on the market, some truck buyers might feel more comfortable with the Chevrolet’s less complicated, naturally-aspirated workhorse engine range.