SAN JOSE -- There seemed to be something for everyone Saturday at the Silicon Valley Auto Show.

Massive pickup trucks, family sedans and the some of latest electric vehicle models all occupied the grand ballrooms of the San Jose McEnery Convention Center, drawing hundreds of people who are either in the market for a new car or just curious.

Kapano Carter, 45, of San Jose, attended the auto show for the first time with his wife and teenage daughter. He now drives a Toyota Prius but spent a lot of time inside a 2014 all-electric BMW i3.

"I've heard a lot about it on the Internet," Carter said. "I'm not impresed by a lot of the electric models out there, and I was curious because this is BMW. I'd definitely consider it, but I want to see what the estimated range per charge is. They haven't announced it."

Ollie Brown, 75, and his wife Pat, 73, were eyeing a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck. The Menlo Park couple currently drive a Silverado and a Kia.

"We need the truck to pull our trailer," Pat Brown said. "We were thinking of getting an SUV instead, but I haven't seen anything today that I really like."

But they need something right away: The couple leaves Tuesday for a two-month vacation in Palm Desert, in Riverside County's Coachella Valley.

The auto show runs through Sunday. Consumers who attend the show are able to test drive more than 50 models -- among them vehicles made by Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ford, GMC and Toyota -- around downtown San Jose.

Toyota is asking teen drivers to take a ride in the company's "TeenDrive365" simulator, which provides a virtual experience of how distractions impair safe driving.

Contact Dana Hull at 408-920-2706. Follow her at Twitter.com/danahull.

silicon Valley auto show
When: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Sunday
Where: San Jose McEnery Convention Center, 150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose.
Admission: $11 for adults (save $1 by purchasing tickets at www.svautoshow.com); $8 for military members with ID and students under 21 with school ID. Free for children 12 under when accompanied by an adult.
For more information: www.SVAutoShow.com