Honda or Kia: Only 1 in 19 People Can Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Kennita Leon
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About This Quiz

In the automotive world, different car brands are known for different things. And although lots of us can identify the make by looking at the brand, there are other telling features that can clue us in as who made it. So can you tell which is Honda and which is Kia? 

Honda Motor Company is based in Tokyo, Japan. Besides making regular cars, it's also the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer. 

Despite being a Japanese brand, it sold more than three times as much in the United States in 2007 than in its home country. Honda's most popular vehicles are the Civic, Accord and of course, the CR-V, which have made the company lots of money. 

On the other hand, Kia Motor Corporation is headquartered in South Korea's capital, Seoul. The name Kia is a combination of two things, which ultimately means "to come out of the east." It is a relatively young automotive company, with just 74 years under its belt. 

Kia has many arms in many different countries such as America, Germany, the United Kingdom, Mexico and India and has a market cap of $12.6 billion.

Now that you're up to speed, see how many vehicles you can match to their makes with this quiz! 

This vehicle was released in 1963 and was the second automobile produced by Honda. The s500 had four-speed manual transmission and was classified as a 2-door roadster.

This is a compact SUV with five doors. It also offered front engine, rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, and was released in 1993.

Released in 2000, the Kia Spectra succeeded the Kia Sephia. The Kia Spectra was a compact economy vehicle available with a hatchback and was eventually replaced by the Kia Forte.

Produced by Hyundai in 2000, this mid-sized four-door sedan offered front engine and four-wheel drive.

This compact multi-purpose vehicle was produced in 1999 as a five-door hatchback by Kia Motors.

Released in 2005 as a subcompact car by Honda Motor Company, the Honda Airwave is a subcompact car that features four-wheel drive and front wheel drive.

The Honda Inspire was produced in 1989 and comes in mid-size or full size. It is a luxury vehicle with the body style of a 4-door sedan.

First produced in 1981 the Honda City is a subcompact vehicle. Honda developed this model vehicle to be sold to the Australian, Japanese and European markets originally.

Manufactured by Kia Motors, this four-door minivan was produced in 1998 and was also known as the Kia Carnival.

A two-door roadster with a transverse mid-engine and rear wheel drive best describes the Honda Beat, which was released in 1991.

Produced in 2002, this mid-size SUV has a five-door body style and is the predecessor of the Kia Borrego.

This is a four-door sedan produced by Honda; it was marketed only in Japan between 1989-1997.

Produced in 1966 until 1970, this was a two-door roadster or two-door coupe with a four-speed manual, all-synchromesh transmission.

Kia Motors released this mid-size SUV in 2008; this five-door SUV offered front engine, rear-wheel drive, as well as four-wheel drive.

August 2000 was the production date on which this subcompact car was released. It has the body style either of a three- or five-door hatchback.

With a five-door hatchback body style, this compact multipurpose vehicle offers front engine and front wheel drive. It was released by Honda in 2004.

Produced in 1992, this compact car offers transverse front engine and four-wheel drive; it went out of production in 2003.

First produced in 1985 until 2012, this full-size luxury car has the body styles of a four-door sedan and a two-door coupe.

This is a top-performing concept hybrid sports vehicle with all-wheel drive introduced by Honda in 2014. With the HSX standing for Hydrogen Sports Experimental.

Produced from 1996, this compact crossover SUV is built in South Korea by Kia. The Kia Sportage offers four-speed automatic and five-speed manual transmission.

Produced from 1978 to 2001, this sports coupe has a two-door body style, and its competition included the Nissan Silvia, Mitsubishi Eclipse and Toyota Celica.

This full-size luxury vehicle is also known as Kia K9 and was first produced in 2012; it has a four-door sedan body style, along with Hyundai Powertech eight-speed automatic transmission.

Released in 1993, this compact SUV has a front engine, rear-wheel drive, and four-wheel drive along with a four-speed automatic and five-speed manual transmission.

Produced in 2004 by Kia, the Kia Picanto is also known as Kia Euro Star, Kia Morning, Naza Suria or Naza Picanto.

Hosting a J-series 3.5 liter V6 engine, this mid-size truck was released in 2005 and has the body style of a four-door sport utility truck.

Manufactured between 1987 to 2000, this subcompact car was sold by the South Korean Kia Motors company. It was reinvented as the Kia New Pride and again as the Kia Pride in 2011.

This concept car by Kia Motors is a full-size SUV with the body style of a five-door SUV; it offers front engine, all-wheel drive and electric motor of 130hp.

Produced from 2008 to 2014, this mid-size luxury car with a four-door sedan body style offers fuel cell-powered electric motor.

This class of Kei car is rarely marketed outside of Japan under the name Honda Life; there are a number of vehicles including passenger cars, Kei trucks, and microvans.

A two-door roadster convertible that was produced from 1999-2009, the Honda s2000 was first shown at Tokyo Motor Show as a concept vehicle.

Produced in 2009 by Kia Motors, this compact crossover SUV has a body style with five doors and offers seven-speed DCT transmission.

This vehicle is a predecessor to an all-electric crossover SUV and has the body style of a five-door hatchback; it was produced in 2012 by Kia Motors.

This light commercial vehicle comes in the body style four-door van and a four-door minibus with a five-speed manual and four-speed automatic transmission.

This three-door coupe is a sport compact hybrid electric vehicle, with a CVT automatic six-speed manual transmission.

Mid-size luxury car Kia Stinger offers eight-speed automatic transmission and has a body style of a five-door liftback, it was produced in 2017 by Kia Motors.

This mid-size crossover SUV was produced in 2002 and offers front engine and all-wheel drive along with a 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Produced in 1999, this subcompact car comes with the body style of a three-door hatchback or a five-door hatchback, and it offers front engine and four-wheel drive.

This vehicle is known as the K3 and was first introduced in 2008 by Kia Motors, the options of body styles come in a two-door coupe, four-door sedan or a five-door hatchback.

This minivan was produced by Honda in 1994 and had the body style of a five-door station wagon until 2013. Presently, the Odyssey comes in a five-door minivan option.

This compact crossover with a four-door body style has a front engine, front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive and was produced from 2002 to 2011.

This executive car has a transverse front engine and front-wheel drive layout, with a four-door sedan body style and five-speed automatic transmission.

Produced in 1976, this vehicle came in the class of compact vehicle, mid-size car and full-size car and it has been one of Honda's best-selling vehicles in the United States.

This compact car with the body style of a three and five-door hatchback or a five-door station wagon became available in 2006 offering a front engine and front-wheel drive layout.

This compact crossover SUV was produced in 1995 has all-wheel drive, front engine and front-wheel drive within its body style of a five-door SUV.

This full-size luxury car was produced in 2012 with Hyundai Powertech eight-speed automatic transmission in a four-door sedan body style.

Produced in 2009 as a large executive car, this vehicle offers front engine and front-wheel drive and a body style of a four-door sedan.

This subcompact crossover SUV vehicle by Kia Motors has six-speed manual transmission and a body style of a five-door mini SUV.

This vehicle has varying classes which include a subcompact car, compact car and mid-size car. It was produced in 1972.

This five-door hatchback compact car had a front engine layout and was first produced by Honda in 2001.

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