Can You Guess If These Cropped Images of Vehicles are Ford or Chevy?

Robin Tyler

Image: schlol / E+ / Getty Images

About This Quiz

The rivalry between Ford and Chevrolet has spanned the decades. They have continuously released extremely comparable vehicles to keep up with each other, particularly for full-sized truck consumers. in 2018, the Chevy Silverado and the F-150 were in fierce competition for truck lovers. This competition is particularly surprising due to the fierce brand loyalty of truck consumers, where grown men pick huge fights over the brand truck they own. A little teasing is understandable, but plenty of people get in fist fights every year over their vehicles.


These brands don't just have trucks! While brand experts might have a great handle on the pickups, they are likely to have trouble identifying the attempts from each brand to cover more of the auto market. Fords don't always look like Fords, especially from a cropped photo of a hybrid compact car. While a Ford Taurus was recognizable in the 2000s, do you think you'll know its bumper from that of a Chevy Malibu? 

If you can spot a Silverado from a mile away, go ahead and try to identify one from a close up of its tail light! You'll catch some of these cropped images, but it would really impress us if you could identify every car correctly. Good luck!

Which of Ford or Chevy make this full-sized crossover vehicle?

The Ford Flex is a full-sized crossover utility vehicle that has been in production in the United States since 2008. It includes two powerplant options, both V6 engines.

This pickup has a diesel engine that generates 390 pound-feet of torque. Who makes it?

The ZR2 model of the Colorado makes this Chevy pickup one of the best off-roaders currently available. With larger tires, more ground clearance, better suspension and shock absorbers, the Colorado also benefits from the 390 pound-feet of torque generated by the 2.8-liter turbo-diesel engine.

The sedan in this image is manufactured by which automaker?

Although mainly manufactured for the European market, the Ford Focus has formed part of the American market for the last number of years. The Focus is the bigger brother of the Fiesta and was designed with older people in mind, although the ST model is certainly a racer! The Focus is also available in an all-electric version, built to compete with the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.

Is this a Ford or a Chevy?

A pickup with a difference, the SSR was produced by Chevrolet between 2003 and 2006. In fact, SSR stands for Super Sport Roadster with the vehicle actually a convertible pickup with a retractable hardtop! Unfortunately for Chevrolet, sales for the SSR were not exactly stellar.

This vehicle was introduced in 1970. Which American automaker manufactured it?

Introduced by Chevrolet in 1970, early models of the Monte Carlo are considered to be luxury muscle cars. This model competed for market share against the Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Riviera.

The spiritual successor to a sports car from the 1960s, is the vehicle featured here a Ford or a Chevy?

The first generation GT40 won the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for four straight years from 1966 to 1969, which included filling out the top three positions in 1966. A second generation of the Ford GT40 was released in 2006, 40 years after the first. A limited number were made.

Is the car in this image made by Chevrolet or Ford?

The Ford Kuga forms part of the very competitive compact crossover market. But it's not only in Europe where it is popular. Marketed under the name Escape, the vehicle is sold in the US as well. Other markets include South Africa and Australia. The Kuga is available as either a front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

This small city car was first introduced in 1996. Who is responsible for it?

The Ford Ka (no, we are also not sure how to pronounce it) was a popular product in many overseas markets and was first introduced in 1996. This small vehicle feature in the city car segment.

Who made this vehicle? It featured a rear-mounted air-cooled engine which led to handling problems.

The Chevrolet Corvair's main claim to fame is that it was the only passenger car in the United States to be powered by an air-cooled, rear-mounted engine. This did change the vehicle's handling somewhat and led to some controversy. The Corvair was produced between 1960 and 1969.

This car was mostly seen in Europe, Britain in particular. Is it a Ford or Chevy?

The Cortina was a product of Ford Britain and found throughout Europe between 1962 and 1982. It was extremely popular and the top seller in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. It was replaced by another popular European Ford, the Sierra.

Who produced this minivan, the first for the company?

The first minivan offered by Ford in the United States, the AeroStar was sold for a 12-year period between 1985 and 1987. During that period, over 2 million were sold.

Is the car in this image made by Chevrolet or Ford?

A pickup truck with a camping space on the back, the Chevrolet Blazer Chalet combined some off-roading with camping. The chalet section, which slept two people, was made by Chinook and just neatly slid into place. 2000 Blazer Chalet models were made.

Produced between 1955 and 1971, which of Ford or Chevrolet made this vehicle?

The Ford Fairlane was produced by Ford between 1955 and 1961 in the full-sized car segment and from 1962 to 1970 in the mid-sized car segment. Over this period, seven generations were produced.

Available in a number of body configurations, including a sedan and a station wagon, who marketed this vehicle?

The Ford Granada was marketed as a midsize car in the United States between 1975 and 1982. It came in many guises including a 2- and 4-door sedan, station wagon, and a 2-door coupe. The Grenada was also sold in Europe.

This classic 1950s pickup was manufactured by ________?

Along with the F-150, the Chevrolet Task Force was the quintessential pickup in the 1950s. With its incredible lines, this body shape is still in demand to this day. Power plant options include a 3.9-liter straight six as well as a 4.6-liter V8.

Is this a Ford or a Chevy?

Built between 1988 and 1991, the Chevrolet V3500 Crew Cab 4x4 featured a heavy-duty Dana 60 solid front axle as well as an overdrive automatic gearbox which made it a favorite of those lovers of bigger bodied off-roaders.

Both Ford and Chevrolet have produced vans over the years. Who made the one featured in this image?

The Ford E Series van was first produced in 1961. Four different generations were built up until 2014 when the brand was replaced by the new Transit. The E-Series dominated the van market in North America, claiming well over 70% market share at times.

Those 35-inch tires give this pickup a menacing stance. Is it a Ford or a Chevy?

The Ford F-250 "Highboy" featured massive 35-inch tires which gave the truck a really menacing look. Early Highboy's were powered by a 360 cubic inch V8 engine.

In just one year, this vehicle sold 670,000 units. But who made it?

Although it was only produced in 1927, the AA Capitol series saw Chevrolet sell over 670,000 units and for once, break Ford's domination of the American motor scene. This series included eight different body types all based on the GM A platform.

Never marketed in the United States but in many other markets around the world, who made the vehicle shown in this image?

Marketed from 1989 to 1997, the Calibra was an Opel product marketed in Europe although they were badged as Chevrolets and sold in South America. A sports coupe, over 239,000 were sold worldwide. The top of the range model of the Calibra was powered by a 2.5-liter C25XE V6.

This modern sedan is marketed around the world. Is it a Ford or Chevy?

A Chevrolet global brand, the Cruze (second generation) is also available in the United States where it is a fairly popular model. It is powered by a 1400 cc gasoline engine that produces an impressive 154 brake horsepower.

Is the car in this image made by Chevrolet or Ford?

Produced from 1969 to 1977, the Ford Maverick was a compact 2- or 4-door sedan. It came with a range of power plant options, the biggest of which was a 5-liter V8.

Who made this vehicle from a bygone era?

The Ford Model A was the successor to the Model T and was just as much of a success. In a period of only six months between February and July 1929, over 1 million were sold.

Is this pickup made by Ford or Chevrolet?

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Z71 is an excellent off-roader, thanks mainly to its purpose-built off-road suspension, a locking differential and of course some V8 Chevrolet power on demand. The Z71 package can be added to any 1500 Silverado turning this popular pickup into an off-road beast. Of course, it's not too shabby on the road either!

This vehicle was not a success and had a very unreliable V8 engine. Who was responsible for it?

Introduced in 1917, the D Series was the first Chevrolet to have a V-8 engine. Sadly, it was horribly underpowered (only 36 brake horsepower), so much so that other four-cylinder engines were more powerful. By 1918 the D Series had disappeared and Chevy only returned to V8 motors 37 years later.

Can you tell us who made this heavy-duty pickup?

The Excursion was built by Ford between 1999 and 2005. It was marketed as a heavy-duty SUV vehicle and seen as competition for both the GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Suburban.

Considered one of the first modern trucks, who was responsible for the vehicle in this image?

A stalwart of the Chevy pickup fleet in the 1970s, the C30 is considered to be the first of the modern pickup trucks. It was also the first Chevy with the crew cab option, meaning the truck could easily seat six people.

Is this a Ford or a Chevy?

A real looker in 1990 and still one today, the ZR-1 became a very popular Corvette model. It was powered by a 5.7-liter V8 engine that produced 375 brake horsepower.

Essentially a rally car, some examples of this vehicle were available to the public. Is it a Ford or a Chevy?

Although the Ford RS Cosworth competed on the rally circuit, a few were made available for the public to buy. Simply put, this was a monster capable of 0-60 mph in under 6 seconds and a top speed of 147mph. Our only complaint? The monstrous big spoiler found on many was simply hideous.

Is this midsize crossover SUV made by Ford or Chevy?

Available in the United States since 2006 and Europe a decade later, the Ford Edge competes in the mid-size crossover SUV segment. Currently in its second generation, the Edge offers three engine options on US models with the 3.5-liter Duratec V6 the largest available. It pushes out 280 brake horsepower.

Who makes this popular car in the sub-compact segment?

A popular car in the sub-compact segment, the Sonic from Chevrolet not only possesses excellent handling but is spacious and has ample cargo space. And of course it is light on fuel, offering around 28 mpg in city driving and up to 37 mph on the open road.

Is the van model shown in this image a Ford or Chevy?

Since 1961, Chevrolet has included a van in its model lineup. Currently, this is the Express, which was first manufactured in 1995. It is available in a cargo and passenger configuration, depending on the client's needs.

Which out of Ford or Chevy make this plug-in hybrid model?

The Volt is a plug-in hybrid vehicle from Chevrolet and was first produced in 2010. It is available in a number of countries around the world. The Volt has an electric range of around 53 miles.

Is the car in this image made by Chevrolet or Ford?

First launched in 2003 in the compact MPV market, the C-Max from Ford was the brand's first product that was solely hybrid. It features a luxury interior, spacious front seats and excellent driving and handling. In terms of economy, however, the numbers on the C-Max are not as impressive as its competitors. Over 100,000 of these vehicles have been sold in the US since 2012.

This vehicle sold 242,000 units in 2016. But who makes it?

From its introduction in 2004 until 2017, the Equinox featured in the mid-sized crossover category. From 2018, however, it moves into the compact crossover SUV class. How this will affect sales, particularly in the United States, remains to be seen. At present, the Equinox is a top seller in the States and sold just over 242,000 units in 2016.

Produced for a period of 41 years, is the car in this image made by Ford or Chevy?

The Ford Country Squire was produced for an incredible 41 years between 1950 and 1991. It saw seven different generations at that time, and was produced as both a 2-door and 4-door model

Of the options below, who was responsible for this massive motoring flop?

Named after Henry Ford's son, the Edsel was a massive flop and only sold between 1958 and 1960. It's not that the car was bad, it was just really overpriced. And that always turns people away!

V8 versions of this vehicle are considered to be muscle cars. Do you know who manufactured them?

Although the Nova first entered the market in 1962, it was in 1964 that it attained muscle car status thanks to the introduction of a V8 engine. The Nova eventually had the full range of engine options available to its bigger stablemate, the Camaro.

Although it looks like a racer, this vehicle was particularly unstable and never ever crossed the line in first position. Is it a Ford or a Chevy?

The Ford P68, also known as the F3L was a prototype race car built in the United Kingdom. Despite its incredible looks and racing potential, it proved to be very unstable especially at high speed. It never won a race it entered.

Is this a Ford or a Chevy?

The El Camino was produced by Chevrolet between 1964 and 1987. Despite the fact that it was a coupe/utility vehicle, the SS version was considered a muscle car and was powered by various big block V8 motors.

About HowStuffWorks Play

How much do you know about dinosaurs? What is an octane rating? And how do you use a proper noun? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks Play is here to help. Our award-winning website offers reliable, easy-to-understand explanations about how the world works. From fun quizzes that bring joy to your day, to compelling photography and fascinating lists, HowStuffWorks Play offers something for everyone. Sometimes we explain how stuff works, other times, we ask you, but we’re always exploring in the name of fun! Because learning is fun, so stick with us!

Explore More Quizzes