Pilatus PC-12 NG
Credit: Pilatus Aircraft Ltd

Price: $3.3 million

Available: Since 2007

Range: 1,560 nautical miles

There are cheaper turboprops, for sure, such as straightforward cargo haulers like Cessna's Caravan series. But the Pilatus PC-12 NG is a jack-of-all-trades, with a pressurized cabin, versatile interior layouts that can include seating for up to nine, and a single turbine that can hit 280 knots (compared, for example, to the Caravan's 186 knots). It's also renowned for its reliability and durability, one of the reasons the PC-12 is flown by everyone from commercial airlines to special operations commandos in the U.S. Air Force. Again, car comparisons can be misleading, but this is the fastest, toughest, meanest minivan you'll ever fly. [pilatus-aircraft.com]