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Can you Match the Manufacturer to the Car Model?
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By some estimates, car manufacturers built about 72 million cars in 2016 alone. Maybe you know your car models...or maybe you don't. Let's see if you can match the manufacturer to the model!
With its distinctive curves and compact size, the Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most recognizable cars in history. It's also a commercial hit. Starting in the years before World War II, the company has sold more than 21 million Beetles.
Honda started cranking out its popular Accord back in 1976. The cars are renowned for their reliability, so there are undoubtedly some of those '76 models still roaming the highways.
Put down the phone, there's no emergency. Unless, of course, you drive way too fast in your Porsche 911 and cause a wreck. The 911 is a tiny sports car with a big, fast legacy.
The Chevy Equinox is one of many crossover SUVs zipping across the country. With its 3.6-liter V-6 engine and AWD, it has substantial towing and off-road capabilities.
Do you like cute little crossover SUVs? Well, does Kia have a Soul for you! Jokes aside, the Soul gets ecstatic reviews from people who enjoy small, gas-sipping vehicles.
In the 60s, Ford opened up a new car category -- pony cars. Pony cars (like the Mustang) are small, affordable sports cars. The Mustang is one of the most successful pony cars in history.
Lots of people own Jeep Wranglers -- hardcore off-road machines -- and use them only for trips to the bank and the library. Why?
The Nissan Rogue is a compact crossover SUV that comes with AWD and a 170-horsepower, four-cylinder engine. It's currently Nissan's best-selling car in America.
The Lamborghini Gallardo makes speed-loving drivers drool. With a V-10 engine and sleek design, it's the envy of sports car enthusiasts everywhere, and it costs around $200,000.
Since 1948, Ford's been selling F-Series pickup trucks about as fast as it can make them. For decades, the F-Series trucks have been best-selling vehicles all over America.
It's an oldie but a goodie. The Model T was the first mass-produced vehicle that rolled off of Ford's assembly line. The Model T hit the streets in 1908.
You know the Cadillac Escalade when you see it. It's the one with the 38-inch rims and pitch-black tinted windows.
The 3 Series is one of the more affordable models from BMW. At around $35,000, it's a taste of BMW quality for people who might not otherwise be able to justify one of these famous German cars.
Toyota found immediate success with its small Corolla. The company decided to up the ante (and the size) by introducing the Camry in the early 1980s, a bigger vehicle that wowed critics with its reliability.
South Korea's Hyundai sells Elantras by the bundle. It's a compact, front-wheel-drive sedan that's only gotten better and better since its introduction in 1990.
Chevy introduced the Impala back in the '50s, when big, full-size cars were a popular concept. For decades, the Impala has had a higher-than-average sticker price, and higher-than-average sales numbers, too.
The Aston Martin DB5 has a unique claim to fame -- it's the car that secret agent James Bond (007) drove in the movie "Goldfinger." The film added serious street credibility to the Aston Martin brand.
The Toyota Corolla is a compact car that's both fuel-efficient and reliable. That's why Toyota has sold more than 40 million of this model since 1966.
The Chevy Silverado is forever playing catch-up to the Ford F-Series. Sales numbers aside, the Silverado has wooed many truck lovers and critics with its power and refinements.
The Subaru Outback is a station wagon with an attitude. Featuring the company's bulletproof AWD system, Outbacks can take tents (and toddlers) to the peaks of just about any mountains.
The Toyota RAV4 is sort of like a Camry in a bigger box. It looks more rugged, but even with AWD, it's no Jeep. But it is still one of the world's best-selling crossover SUVs.
Along with the Accord, the Civic is another iconic Honda vehicle. The Civic started as a tiny little subcompact car, but as the years have gone by, it's become a larger and more powerful machine.
Since 1992, Nissan has been selling millions of its popular mid-size Altima. It's faster than the Sentra but rather pedestrian compared to the Maxima.
With its boxy styling and beefy off-road performance, the Jeep Cherokee helped to cement Jeep's legendary status as a rock conqueror. Plenty of Cherokees are still scaling mountains and pushing through snow drifts all over the world.
As the Beetle's fortunes waned, so too did VW's. The company needed another hit model, and in 1974 the Golf was just the ticket, reviving VW and keeping it atop the car-making world.
The Toyota Prius is the hybrid that made hybrids a thing. No environmental activist would be caught dead going to Whole Foods without one.
Do you eat fire and brimstone for breakfast? Perhaps you'd like a Chevy Camaro, a muscle car for the masses. Red, yellow, green...GO!
The Ford Fusion is a midsize, four-door sedan that's proved to be exceedingly popular. Many models feature a hybrid gas/electric engine that boosts fuel efficiency.
The Mitsubishi Lancer's been around since 1973 and cruised the streets in many different incarnations. In America? It was sometimes called the Dodge Colt.
The Nissan Sentra is a small car that went really big around the globe. It's known as the Sentra in America, but elsewhere it's called the Pulsar or Sunny. Like so many small Japanese cars, it was a reputation for serious reliability.
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