Every year, we look at what has changed and what has stayed the same for every single truck, sport/utility vehicle, and van on the market. We also rate all of these vehicles on a one- to five-star scale. Here is the list of the 2012 models, with a brief rundown of specifications and the latest news on each one. We break down the 114 models currently on sale or soon to appear in showrooms across the U.S. with concise, to-the-point reviews that will enable you to make an informed decision regardless of what car you're looking to buy. Be it hybrid or diesel, Chevy or Toyota, heavy hauler or family grocery gettinger, we've got you covered.

STAR RATINGS:

Beats Walking *
For Your Neighbors **
Right On The Money ***
Fuel For Your Soul ****
Drive Before You Die *****

KEY:

5M: 5-speed manual
6A: 6-speed automatic
7-sp auto-cl man: 7-speed auto-clutch manual
8-sp twin-cl auto: 8-speed twin-clutch auto
BMS: Blindspot monitoring system
Rear cam: Rear view camera
FWD: Front-wheel drive
AWD: All-wheel drive
RWD: Rear-wheel drive
S: Standard; O: Optional; N/A: Not available