When it comes to making vehicles, there's a big difference between the American Chevy and the Japanese Mazda automakers. Do you know your stuff enough to correctly guess the makes of these vehicles?
The Chevrolet Volt was manufactured by General Motors and was first sold in 2011. Since then, six models of this hybrid car has been released, and the 2018 Chevrolet Volt stands as the latest version.
The Chevrolet Corvette is a sports car that was displayed as a concept car at General Motors' Motorama in 1953. It was designed by Harley J. Earl and still exists over 60 years later, spanning seven generations.
The Mazda MX-5 was first released in 1989 at the Chicago Auto Show after several years of production and alterations. This two-seater convertible is similar in appearance to the Lotus Elan and was launched with a four-cylinder engine of 1.6 liters and a turbo power of 114bhp at 6500rpm.
The Mazda 3 is a sleek car that incorporates all the unique changes made of the Mazdas through the years, since the initial release of the Mazda 323 in the mid-'90s. It is listed as one of the bestselling small cars of 2016 by the NY Daily News.
The Mazda RX-8 was a 21st-century model car with a Renesis engine that has won best engine in the 2.5-liter to the 3-liter category, at the International Engine of the Year Award in 2003 & 2004. However, the Mazda RX-8 was discontinued in 2012 due to low sales and failure to meet emission standards.
The Chevrolet Camaro has been a best seller since its release in 1966 as a competitor to the Ford Mustang. It has been a sales rival to the Mustang since then, and this rivalry is listed in the top 7 auto sales by the USA today.
The Chevrolet Tahoe is a full-sized SUV that has been rated as one of the best family cars. It has amazing horsepower, 4G LTE Wi-Fi and has standard front bucket seats, as well as bench seats in the second and third row that can seat eight people at a time.
The Chevrolet Chevette was one of the bestselling small cars in the United States in 1979 and 1980. In spite of this, critics were unimpressed with the small interior and poor acceleration of this subcompact car and production ended in 1987.
The Mazda Tribute is another creation of the Japanese automaker, Mazda, and is similar in appearance and mechanisms to the Ford Escape. This spacious crossover SUV was perfect for road trips and can seat five passengers and all their gear comfortably.
The Chevrolet Silverado is a 1998 heavy-duty pickup. This legendary vehicle is well recognized and has been named most dependable large heavy-duty pickup, three years in a row, by research company, J.D. Power.
The Mazdaspeed3 is a 2007 hot hatchback based on the original Mazda 3 that was launched in 2004. Ten years later, the 2017 Mazdaspeed3 was released with 184 horsepower and a 2.5-liter Skyactiv-G engine.
This subcompact crossover SUV was debuted only three years ago in 2014. The Mazda CX3 was a new and improved version of the Mazda2 and was made available with different engines, such as the 1.5 L SkyActiv-D diesel engine.
The 2002 release of the Chevrolet Aveo was beneficial to many, as it was a small but budget-friendly vehicle. Though it was debuted worldwide under several brands, it was a dull vehicle, and it was eventually discontinued and replaced by Sonic.
The Chevrolet Uplander was a chic version of the 1997 Chevrolet Venture that it replaced. Before production of this minivan ended in 2009, it was initially sold with a 3.5 liter V6 and 200 horsepower.
The Mazda BT 50 was first sold as a compact pickup truck in 2006, before it was altered and transformed into a medium-sized truck and sold in 2011. Mazda's BT 50 was inspired by Ford's Ranger.
The Mazda Carol was a 1960s car that was popular among female drivers, due to its miniature size and attractive design. In 1989, the Mazda Carol that was launched had a maximum speed of 78 mph (125 km/h).
The design of the Chevrolet Monza was inspired by the Chevrolet Vega of the 1970s. The Monza was a four-seater subcompact vehicle; the 1975 Monza 2+2 had a V8 engine 4.3 liters.
Once known as the Autozam scrum, the Mazda Scrum was a microvan introduced in 1989, and was sold only in Japan. Suzuki engines were used in the production of this vehicle, as it was a rebadged version of the Suzuki Carry.
The Chevrolet Cavalier was introduced as a replacement for the Chevrolet Monza in 1982. This small, inexpensive car was offered in many versions, such as hatchback and station wagon, and it had a V6 engine and horsepower of 190 max.
The Chevrolet Bel Air, which was produced in the 1950s onward, looked much like a convertible with the major difference being its fixed roof. For the first generation, Bel Airs had 3.5L I6 & 3.9L I6 engines and an interior design of chrome.
The Mazda Titan has been in existence for decades and continues to be one of the most efficient in the business. Every Mazda has a rear-wheel drive and a capacity to hold weights of 1.5 tons; the new Titans have a 4.8-liter diesel engine.
The Chevrolet Cobalt replaced the 1982 Chevrolet Cavalier and was produced as a coupe and sedan. It was a simple, compact four-cylinder car with a particularly impressive SS model.
In North America, this vehicle is known as Mazda 6 but is recognized as the Mazda Atenza in Japan. Similar to the cobalt, it is sold in a variety of versions, but it has been a success to Mazda, winning 23 awards in 16 countries worldwide, including the ‘Japan Car Design Award Golden Marker Trophy.'
This Ford Ranchero inspiration was a truck with a sedan combination and dramatic taillights. Though the Chevrolet El Camino was discontinued in 1987 by Chevrolet, it is a classic among car enthusiasts.
The Mazda Flair, also known as the Suzuki Palette, is a 2008 passenger van that is also a rival of the Daihatsu Tanto. This Mazda, which has also been nicknamed "Women's Mazda," also has safety precautions installed such as Dynamic Stability Control system which activates automatically during emergencies.
This full-sized crossover SUV is the ideal means of transportation for large families and long adventures, due to its ample space and vehicular endurance. The Chevrolet Traverse is offered in different trim levels including the LS, which has Bluetooth and a sound system with a USB port.
Mazda Demio or Mazda 2, as it is popularly called, is a supermini front wheel drive with a front engine. In comparison to previous Mazdas, it has a more stylish look and advanced features such as ABS and EBD technology.
This five-passenger car has a 16-valve DOHC engine and a maximum speed of 112 mph. The Mazda Protégé is also known as Mazda 323 and Mazda Familia, as it was marketed and sold as a family vehicle.
The Chevrolet Citation is a 1980-1985 model of compact cars which served as a replacement for Chevy Nova and was the first Chevrolet to be sold with a front-wheel drive. The 1980 model was a success to Chevy, grossing over 800,000 in sales at that time.
The Chevrolet Cruze is a small 2008 vehicle that replaced the 1982 Chevrolet Cobalt. It is sold in diesel and ECO trims and has a 1.8L four-cylinder engine with 138 horsepower.
The Chevrolet Equinox is an SUV that debuted in 2005; it was equipped with a V6 engine, and the base models had impressive features. The second generation Equinox was an upgrade of the first one, with alterations to the engines that made them more fuel efficient.
The Mazda CX-7 is a crossover SUV which only had a base four-cylinder engine of 2.5 liters. It was discontinued in 2012 as it was unable to keep up with other powerful and fuel-efficient competitors.
The 1991 Mazda Navajo was a four-wheel drive SUV that was powered by a V6 engine and a 4 liter, 155 horsepower engine, similar to the Ford Explorer Sport that it resembles. However, due to low sales, the Mazda Navajo was discontinued three years later.
The Mazda Bongo enjoyed a substantial length time on the market, having been sold from 1966 until 2017. This van was a versatile eight-seater, suitable for daily use or even camping.
The Chevrolet Colorado is a mid-sized pickup truck that has a resemblance to the Chevrolet Silverado, except that the latter is bigger and sturdier-looking in comparison. The latest Colorado (2018) is well equipped with three engines including a 2.8L turbo diesel.
The Mazda Porter, a small pickup, was a workhorse for all small Japanese businesses requiring transport of goods. From 1961 to 1989, this bestseller boomed in Japan's domestic market and also worldwide.
The Chevrolet Suburban was a luxury people carrier, built on a truck platform through all the generations of its production. Its nameplate has been used since 1935 and has been one of the most lucrative vehicles for Chevrolet.
The Chevrolet Chevelle was a mid-sized sports car which has been made into several styles such as coupe, convertible and sedans. The Chevelle is one of the best-selling nameplates of the GM Brand.
The two-seater Mazda MX-5 Miata is a well-balanced sports car with a rear-wheel drive and a four-cylinder engine. The Miata has been a great success, with over one million cars sold as of April 2016.
The Mazda B4000 is a cross between a Ford and Mazda compact pickup truck. Its relatively small size made it maneuverable compared to the other pickups, which was ideal for off-road drivers.
When the Chevrolet Impala first debuted in 1957, it was a high-end luxury vehicle before it was discontinued in 1996. It was revitalized in the year 2000, but it is less luxurious and prestigious compared to a mainstream full-size sedan.
The Mazda MPV was a minivan that debuted in 1988; its sporty credentials and off-road capabilities made it quite different from its competitors. It eventually became a full-fledged SUV then returned to its minivan roots, before being discontinued in 2006.
The Chevrolet Vega was boasted by General Motors as a vehicle with innovative assembly techniques and design. However, it was not well received by the public and production was terminated in 1977 after seven years of business.
The Mazda MX3 is a compact two plus two Coupe which debuted at the 1991 Geneva Auto Show. This popular sport-compact was featured in The Fast and The Furious film series.
The Chevrolet SSR was designed by Wayne Cherry, the president of General Motors Design Centers at the time. This Chevrolet was a cross between a car and a truck and resulted in the unusual finish: a convertible two-door pickup. It was not well received in the automobile market and was discontinued in 2006.
The Mazda CX-9 is a mid-sized SUV and a top of the range luxury vehicle. It debuted in 2006.
The Mazda Millenia was an unassuming four-door sedan which was made for the American market in 1995. This car, which had a special engine that works differently to the typical four-stroke engine, was not well received and the Millenia was eventually discontinued.
The Chevrolet Malibu debuted in 1964, carrying the same nameplate of several generations. It is a high-end luxury vehicle that came in many body styles, and it is one of General Motors best sellers.
This compact car only existed for nine years, from 1960-1969 and was designed by Ron Hill. It is known as the only mass-produced vehicle with a rear engine to be designed by an American.