Can You Identify All These Iconic Cars from the '90s?

By: Craig
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About This Quiz

The 1990s were a great time for car lovers the world over! On both sides of the Atlantic as well as in Asia, car manufacturers not only produced many new generations of existing favorites, but brought out new and exciting models to compliment them. 

In America, the heavyweights such as Ford, Chevrolet and Chrysler continued to lead the way in motoring in North America, with their models the ones most sought after by consumers wanting American cars. The "Big 3" remained that way for the decade. 

Over the Atlantic, in Europe cars sales climbed throughout the decade.

Luxury brands like BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi continued to sell both older models as well as new marques that they introduced, while less pricey brands, like Opel, Golf and Renault clawed their way into the sales battle by not only offering cheaper cars but cars loaded with extras. Affordable, practical and value for money were what many customers, especially young professionals, were looking for. And it helped that these brands marketed eye-catching models in terms of style. 

Over in Asia, brands that had only been available in the Asian market were suddenly marketed in America and Europe. These included Kia and Hyundai among others. 

But would you be able to identify cars from the 1990s through just a single image? It's not as simple as it seems, and 87% of people who take this quiz don't get all the answers!

Can you? Why not give it a go!

Built between 1991 and 1999, around 4.8 million units of this version of Volkswagen iconic Golf were sold in the '90s. Other than a hatchback version, the Mk 3 was available as a station wagon and cabriolet.

This premium compact car was produced for two generations from 1995 to 2012. The S40 included four gas and four diesel models with both manual and automatic transmissions.

First released in the United Kingdom in 1979, the Astra is exactly the same as the Opel version except it is a right-hand drive car. 1990's Astra proved very popular with a range of powerplant options and a stylish overall look.

Introduced in 1966, by the 1990s, the Toyota Corolla was already a firm favorite all around the globe. The sixth generation of the Corolla carried the marque into the '90s and two further models followed in the decade.

Introduced in 1998, the Smart ForTwo is a city or microcar that weighs a mere 880 kg, is only 106 inches long and 65 inches wide. It was available as a 3-door hatchback or 2-door cabriolet.

The 940, with its distinct square shape, was marketed by Volvo between 1990 and 1998. It was available as a sedan or estate.

Built between 1980 and 1999, the Silver Spirit is the epitome of luxury. Four distinct versions were produced of this vehicle over its 19-year history, with the final version, the Mark IV powered by a 6.75 L Rolls-Royce L410 V8 engine.

Mercedes-Benz has always produced top-quality cars and of course, the C-Class no different. This executive car was introduced into the Mercedes range in 1993. and was available in four body styles including sedan, estate, convertible and coupe.

And a cube it is! One of the oddest-looking vehicles on the road, the Cube was released by Nissan for sale in Japan in 1998. After a decade, it was made available in both the European and US markets.

First introduced to the United States in 1996, the Sonata, from Korean manufacturer Hyundai, has grown steadily in popularity form its early beginnings.

A famous brand for over 20 years, Chevrolet resurrected the name in 1997 with the fifth generation of the Impala, powered by one of four different gas engines, the largest a 3.1-liter V6.

Competing in the compact car segment, the S Series was first released in 1991. There were three models, the SW, SL and SC. Two further generations followed during the decade.

Just over 20 years ago, Toyota first launched their hybrid vehicle, the Prius. From 1997 to 2003, the Prius was part of the compact car market. In 2003, it was relaunched as a hatchback. With over 4 million sales worldwide, this is the top-selling hybrid car on the planet.

The popular 200 series from Volvo saw the Swedish company sell close to 3 million cars from 1974 to 1993. The 240 was available as both a sedan as well as estate, while a sports saloon, the 240 Turbo, also formed part of the stable. It was based on a Group A touring car that raced across Europe.

The Passat features in the competitive mid-sized class and was first introduced by Volkswagen in 1973. The fourth generation, the second of the '90s, was marketed from 1996 to 2005 and included a four-wheel-drive model.

The Rush is a rebadged Daihatsu Terios. First launched in 1997, the Rush is currently in its third generation and is powered by a 1.5-liter gas engine with either an automatic or manual transmission.

Interestingly, the 911 GT3 has a flat six engine. It still goes like the wind, however. This beautiful sports car first appeared in 1999 and is built to this day.

The Opel Zafira is the German automaker's entry into the MPV market. The Zafira was introduced in 1999. It is also produced in the United Kingdom under the Vauxhall badge.

Blessed with excellent off-road capabilities the Nissan Frontier entered the market in 1997 although it is known as the Navarra in many parts of the world. It has a range of gas and diesel powerplants with Bilstein shocks as well as a rear locking differential.

Wanted to own a supercar but thought you never had enough money? Well, in the '90s, thinking outside the box would net you the 3000GT VR4. Not only a good looker, the VR4 pushed out some awesome performance numbers and this at a fraction of the cost of other super cars.

Initially introduced into the sub-compact car market in 1997, the first generation of the A-Class, a 5-door hatchback had both diesel and petrol powerplant options as well as either a manual or automatic transmission.

Sold from 1991 to 1994, the Mazda Navajo was essentially the first generation of the Ford Explorer, marketed at the same time. It was the first SUV sold in American by the Japanese brand.

First released in 1997, it was hard not to notice the Prowler with its retro styling. This 2-door roadster was powered by a 3.5-liter EGG V6 engine. Over 11,000 were made.

As part of the supermini class, the Corsa was first introduced into Europe in 1982. Marketed under the Vauxhall badge in the United Kingdom, the Corsa was very popular in the United Kingdom, particularly in the mid-'90s.

Nissan introduced the Sentra to Japan in 1982. The third generation, released in 1990, was only available as a 2- or 4-door sedan.

This Kei or city car was produced in Japan between 1999 and 2006 as either a 3-door or 5-door hatchback. Like many vehicles in this class, the Laputa featured a 700cc engine and both front-wheel and all-wheel-drive models were available.

The Evo saw the light of day in the early 1990s. This sports sedan feature front engined four-wheel drive. Not only quick, the Evo handled like a dream as well. Six different generations were produced in the 1990s.

This 2-door, rear-wheel drive roadster debuted in 1996. Still produced today, the Elise remains a fun, nimble car to drive with plenty of power under your foot.

A Lexus model since 1999, the current generation of the IS, the third, has a range of powerplant options, both gas and hybrid. The top of the range model features a 3.5-liter 2GR-FSE V6 which produces over 300 brake horsepower.

Produced between 1990 and 1994, the Renegade was a trim package available on the Jeep Wrangler. This was in conjunction with American Specialty Cars based in Detroit. Originally, the Renegade was only available in white, red or black with blue and bronze added a few years later.

Also known as the MX-5, this rear-wheel-drive roadster is as fun now as it was in the 1990s. The first generation, produced up until 1997, featured either a 1,500cc or 1,800cc engine.

Launched in 1996, only 448 Ferrari 500's were ever made. This timeless design was powered by a 5.5-liter V12 capable of producing 485 brake horsepower.

By the time 1996 rolled along, the Lotus Esprit had been in production for over 20 years. The V8, however, quickly became a firm favorite. It was powered by an aluminum V8 engine coupled to a 5- or 6-speed manual transmission. The V8 could reach a top speed of 175 mph and go from 0 - 60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.

First introduced by Mazda in 1996, the 2, also known as the Demio, has seen four generations. Current models include both hatchbacks and sedans and come with three engine options as wells either an automatic or manual transmission.

This incredible-looking sports car was produced by Jaguar between 1992 and 1994. Powered by a 3.5 L twin-turbocharged V6 engine, only 275 were made.

Often forgotten between the F40 and the Enzo, the F50 was one of the top sports cars of the 1990s. It was designed as part of the brand's 50th-anniversary celebrations.

This Ford minivan was produced for a nine-year period between 1994 and 2003. It was only the second minivan that Ford had made available in the United States and replaced the AeroStar.

Take a 4.3-liter turbocharged V-6 as well as the transmission of a Corvette and couple that with an all-wheel-drive truck and what do you have? A Typhoon, that's what. The Typhoon was faster than many sports cars of the time and easily raced to 60 mph from a standing start in under 5 seconds.

This executive luxury sedan was produced by Hyundai between 1996 and 2005. The Dynasty had all the luxuries one could expect from a model in this class, including temperature-controlled seats with memory foam, electronic suspension and dual climate control.

There have been three generations of the Audi TT 2-door sports car since 1998. It is available as both a coupe and roadster and also includes an all-wheel-drive Quattro model. In the '90s it became an immediate head turner thanks to its sleek lines and excellent performance figures.

A full-sized four-door sedan, the Concorde was built from 1992 to 2004. Based on the Chrysler LH platform, two generations were produced during its production run. Second-generation Concordes included a range of engine petrol engine options, with the largest, a 3.5-liter V6. The Concorde was eventually replaced by the Chrysler 300.

Produced between 1995 and 2006, the Stratus was a mid-sized car which was very well received when launched. It lasted for three generations before it was discontinued. Interestingly, all production lines and equipment used to make the Stratus were sold the Russian automaker GAZ, which produced 9,000 models for use in the Russia car market.

The Honda Insight, an electric-hybrid vehicle, was first marketed as a subcompact car from 1999 till 2006 and then as a compact car from 2007 till 2014.

One of Jeep’s top-selling models, the Grand Cherokee was first introduced in 1992. It is currently in its fourth generation. Worldwide sales figures for the Cherokee reached just over 277,000 units in 2015.

Available as both an estate model and sedan, the 850 was one of Volvo's offerings from 1991 to 1996. It offered both front -wheel drive and all-wheel drive models and included two gas engines as well as a diesel option. A high-performance model, the 850 T-5R, produced with the help of Porsche was released in 1995.

The Jetta was first introduced by Volkswagen in 1979. Popular the world over, over 17 million have been sold throughout the globe in a number of countries. The third generation, marketed from 1992 to 1999, was essentially a Golf Mk III with an added trunk.

This Toyota pickup has been available in the United States since 1999. By producing the Tundra, Toyota became the first Japanese company to produce an American sized pickup. It is available as a regular 2-door cab, 4-door double cab and crewmax.

With its very different looks (strange for the '90s and even to this day), the SVX immediately made heads turn. This 2-door coupe grand tourer was produced between 1991 and 1996.

The 480, produced by Volvo from 1986 to 1995, had distinctive pop-up headlights in later models. This compact car, a 3-door hatchback, was also the first Volvo model to have front-wheel drive. Although only one generation was made, the 480 was constantly updated over its production run. Over 76,000 were made.

First launched in 1997, this compact crossover from Japanese car maker Subaru is currently in its fourth generation. With seating for 5, impressive cargo space and above-average gas mileage figures, the Forester is not be overlooked in the cross-over segment.

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