Ford or Chevy: Can You Tell the Automaker From an Image and a Hint?

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Jacqueline Samaroo

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Ford and Chevrolet are obviously two of the biggest names in the American automotive industry; this much should go without saying. However, these two automotive manufacturers are not only well know in the United States, but they have made lasting impacts on the global automotive industry over the years as well. This is to be expected when their longstanding history and their massive size are both taken into account. Compared to a lot of the other names in the current automotive industry, both Ford and Chevrolet are wise old sages, with well over 100 years of experience behind each of them.

With so many years of history behind each of these automotive behemoths, there could be potentially hundreds of questions in a quiz like this. However, we have taken a look at both of these manufacturers and narrowed it down to just forty. These are some of their most iconic and forgettable creations, as well as some of their most questionable inventions and failures. Are you ready to put your knowledge of American auto history to the ultimate test? Then let's get started!

Who is responsible for creating one of the most iconic vehicles in the U.S., the F-150?

The F-150 is a full-size pickup truck that's a part of Ford's highly successful F-Series. It's notable for not only being the best-selling pickup in the country but also the best-selling vehicle in the country as well.

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Is it Ford or Chevrolet that's been creating the Corvette sports car for over six decades?

The Corvette is a two-door sports car first introduced by Chevrolet in 1953. Since then, it's been one of their most distinctive vehicles, with eight design generations to date.

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The shocking Thunderbird is a luxury car from which of these manufacturers?

Ford debuted the Thunderbird in 1955 as a personal luxury car with a two-seat convertible layout. The design changed noticeably over the years, and after eleven design generations, the nameplate was finally retired in 2005.

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Which manufacturer produced the car named after the city of Malibu in California?

The Malibu is a mid-size car that debuted in 1964. After a hiatus between 1983 and 1997, the nameplate was revived and is currently in its ninth generation with a hybrid variant.

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Who created the iconic pony car known as the Mustang?

The Mustang is not only one of Ford's greatest achievements, but it's also an iconic vehicle. The Ford Mustang is solely responsible for the pony-car craze that started in the '60s.

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The Silverado is a rugged pickup truck that is a part of which brand?

The Silverado nameplate applies to a line of full-size and heavy-duty pickup trucks that are marketed by Chevrolet. It's notable for being very closely related to the GMC Sierra, which is often considered to be a rebadged variant.

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This car that shares its name with the Impala, a type of African antelope, belongs to which of these companies?

The Impala is a full-size car introduced initially to be the successor to the Chevrolet Bel Air. The reach of the nameplate has expanded from North America, and it's currently marketed in China, South Korea and parts of the Middle East.

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The subcompact Fiesta is one of the best-selling nameplates from which manufacturer?

The Fiesta is a line of subcompact cars that debuted in 1976, and over 16 million units have been sold. It has a relatively varied market that ranges from South America and Asia to North America and Africa.

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The Beretta was a stylish 2-door coupe from the '80s. Was Ford or Chevrolet responsible for making it?

The Beretta is a compact car that was introduced by Chevrolet in 1987. Jerry Palmer designed it in the same design studio where cars like the Corvette and the Camaro were also designed.

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While it never made any best-seller lists, the Ranchero was still a classic. Who was responsible for creating it?

Ford debuted the Ranchero in 1957, and it had a long and successful run until 1979. It was so prominent that Chevrolet decided to copy it and release the El Camino as a competitor.

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The Citation was the first front-wheel-drive car sold by which of these manufacturers?

The Citation is a nameplate from Chevrolet that was attributed to a line of compact cars from 1979 to 1985. While it was somewhat short-lived, it's notable for being the first front-wheel-drive car sold by Chevrolet.

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Who introduced the Pinto as their very first subcompact vehicle in North America?

Ford introduced the Pinto in 1971, and it had a production period that rand until 1980. The Pinto holds the distinction of being one of Ford's smallest vehicles.

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Which of these manufacturers created more than seven million Chevette cars?

The Chevette is a subcompact car that was introduced by Chevrolet in 1975. It's notable for being the best-selling small car in America during both 1979 and 1980.

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Was it Ford or Chevrolet that named their car "Galaxie" to capitalize on the Space Race?

This full-sized car known as the Ford Galaxie was introduced in the late 1950s in both the United States and Australia. During its run, it was intended to compete with the Chevrolet Impala.

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Which manufacturer tried to succeed the Monza with the relatively successful Cavalier?

Chevrolet introduced a line of small cars under the Cavalier nameplate in 1982, and after three design generations, production ended in 2005. Shanghai GM then revived it in 2017 primarily for the Chinese market.

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Who was responsible for manufacturing and marketing the Fairlane?

The American made version of the Ford Fairlane was introduced in 1955, and it eventually produced an Australian variant in 1967. Its name is a direct reference to "Fair Lane," which is the estate of Henry Ford.

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Who introduced the Escort to both North American and European markets?

The Ford Escort, produced for the North American market, was a small car that debuted in 1980. It intentionally drew inspiration from the Escort, which had been introduced by Ford of Europe in 1968.

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The Camaro muscle car is one of the most iconic nameplates from which manufacturer?

Chevrolet initially introduced the Camaro as an intended competitor to the highly successful Ford Mustang. However, the Camaro quickly took on its own identity and carved out its niche in the American market and experienced success of its own.

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To keep up with their competitors, which manufacturer tweaked their designs and came out with the Durango?

The Durango is a coupe utility vehicle that debuted in 1979. It's notable for not being solely created by Ford; instead, it was a joint venture between them and National Coach Works.

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Was Ford or Chevrolet responsible for creating the charmingly designed Nomad in the '50s?

The Nomad is a station wagon created by Chevrolet that had a run from 1955 to 1972. Throughout its almost two decades of production, it underwent some significant design changes.

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The untamed Maverick was a compact car from which manufacturer?

The Ford Maverick is a nameplate primarily attributed to a line of compact cars produced in the '70s in North America. Manufacturing and marketing also occurred in Brazil from 1970 to 1981.

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Which manufacturer succeeded their successful car the Vega with the subcompact Monza?

The Monza is a Chevrolet subcompact car that had a six-year production run lasting from 1974 to 1980. The car's debut was notable in part for its design being based on the iconic Chevrolet Vega.

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Who introduced the Granada to America after the nameplate had been successful in Europe?

The Granada is a mid-size sedan introduced by Ford in 1975 in America. It shared its name with the successful Granada, marketed by Ford of Europe.

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Who created the Bel Air, a car that shared its name with a neighborhood in Los Angeles?

From the end of the '40s to the beginning of the '80s, Ford experienced a relatively great deal of success with the Bel Air. It had seven design generations that varied from full-size cars to muscle cars.

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The Tempo was directly linked to the Mercury Topaz, but who was responsible for creating it?

For a decade, Ford produced the Tempo to directly compete with the economical Japanese cars that were becoming somewhat dominant. The Tempo was directly identical to the Mercury Topaz, which was marketed under the Mercury division that was managed by Ford.

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Which of these two famous manufacturers is responsible for creating the Monte Carlo?

The Monte Carlo is a 2-door coupes introduced by Chevrolet in 1969. The vehicle was actually named after the city of Monte Carlo, which is located in Monaco.

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This compact car was named after the island of Corsica and is a product of which manufacturer?

The Corsica is a compact car that was introduced by Chevrolet in 1987. It was named after the French island of Corsica that lies in the Mediterranean Sea.

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The Explorer is the first four-door SUV from which company, Ford or Chevrolet?

The Explorer is an SUV nameplate that debuted in 1990 and is still in production to this day. It holds the distinction of being Ford's very first four-door SUV.

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Which company's Chinese branch has taken over production of the Taurus?

The Taurus is a car produced initially by Ford in North America, but that has ended for the foreseeable future. However, it recently entered production in China starting in 2015 and is still being produced there to this day.

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Was it Ford or Chevrolet that produced the coupe utility vehicle known as the El Camino?

The El Camino coupe utility vehicle entered production in 1959 and finally ended in 1987. Chevrolet created it as a direct response to the Ford Ranchero.

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The Elite 2-door coupe was created by which of these skilled auto manufacturers?

While it had a short run, the Elite is hailed today as one of Ford's most iconic cars of the '70s. Initially, it was created to be a more economical alternative to the Thunderbird.

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Is Chevrolet or Ford responsible for creating the hybrid car known as the Volt?

As the name suggests, the Volt is a hybrid car that features plug-in capabilities. It's known In the U.K. as the Vauxhall Ampera and in Australia as the Holden Volt.

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The European branch of which manufacturer is responsible for creating the Capri?

The Ford Capri was originally intended to function as Europe's version of the Ford Mustang. It was designed by Phillip T. Clark and debuted in 1968.

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The Spark city car is marketed by which brand, Chevrolet or Ford?

The Korean branch of General Motors is currently producing the Spark. It has an all-electric variant that's seen a limited release in the U.S. as the Chevrolet Spark EV.

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Which manufacturer is responsible for creating the Fairmont and its sibling the Mercury Zephyr?

The Fairmont is a compact car that debuted in 1977 and was marketed primarily in both North and South America. Ford produced it alongside its rebadged sibling the Mercury Zephyr until both were discontinued in 1983.

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Which company experienced both success and failure at the hands of their car the Vega?

The Vega is a subcompact car that was introduced to the North American market in 1970 by Chevrolet. While the vehicle debuted to a significant amount of praise, this soon after turned to harsh criticism due to technical issues.

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The cosmically-named Galaxy was a multipurpose vehicle from which company?

Ford's European brand debuted the Galaxy in 1995 as a convenient and efficient MPV. Overall, it has proved to be relatively successful, and as a result, it's still in production to this day after three design generations.

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Is Chevrolet or Ford responsible for giving the compact Focus to the world?

The original Ford Focus debuted in 1998, and American production of the car finally ceased in 2018. However, the car is still being produced internationally to this day, with assembly taking place in Germany and China.

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Who created and marketed the burly Tahoe SUV?

The Chevrolet Tahoe is virtually identical to the GMC Yukon, both of which debuted in the '90s and are still being produced. The name Tahoe is a reference to Lake Tahoe, and the name Yukon is a reference to the territory in Canada.

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The famous Celebrity was created by which manufacturer?

Chevrolet initially debuted the mid-size Celebrity in 1981, and production lasted until 1990. It's rumored that the model was intended to replace the Malibu eventually, but it proved to be unsuccessful compared to that nameplate.

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