10. 2013 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Extended Cab
Selling price: $25,094
The second-best-selling vehicle in the U.S. usually doesn't need this kind of push, but fans of this mainstay Chevy pickup finally have a reason to pass up a previous year's model. For the first time since 2007, the Silverado and its General Motors (GM) sister pickup -- the GMC Sierra -- are getting a complete overhaul. They're meaner looking, sleeker and quieter, but just as brawny under the hood. The new base-model Silverado has 262-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 with increased towing capacity. There's also a 325-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 with the improved fuel efficiency of GM's muscly Camaro and Cadillac models that far outpaces the current generation's gluttonous 22 miles per gallon on the highway. A 6.2-liter V-8 engine with 376 horsepower rounds out the new lineup and gives it the muscle it needs to lift its truck sales numbers, which went nearly flat last year as Ford's and Ram's soared. The 2013 marks the previous generation's overdue end, but it's getting a big sendoff. Thanks largely to the model year discount, Silverado sales are up a whopping 27.4% from last year.