Honda or Nissan: Only 1 in 15 People Can Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Robin Tyler
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About This Quiz

So you think you know your Japanese automakers, do you? In particular, Honda and Nissan, two of the most popular brands around the world? Well, let's just say, this quiz is going to test your knowledge, particularly in identifying their vast array of cars, SUVs, sports cars, hatchbacks and more. 

Yes, only one in 15 people can ace this quiz with flying colors. That's a mere 6 percent! Do you think you can be one of them? Well, with your knowledge of cars, we think you will get close. But you better know your stuff.

We have covered a range of vehicles and you will simply need to identify the manufacturer, either Honda or Nissan, from looking at a single image of a car. Sportscars? Yes, we have those covered. Both Honda and Nissan have produced some stunning sports cars over the years. What about sedans? Tick that checkbox! SUVs? Of course! With SUVs so popular around the world, we included a few of them from both manufacturers in the quiz. There are even a few surprises that might just throw you off track. 

So what are you waiting for? Let's see if you can score a perfect 50 out of 50! 

A quirky offering from Nissan, the 300ZX quickly became a favorite. With 300 brake horsepower in a small coupe, the 300ZX was quick! It even offered rear wheel steering which made it handle even better.

A compact SUV, the Honda CR-V first hit the road in Japan in 1997. Currently, the fifth generation is one of the best-selling models in the United States with more than 357,000 sold in 2016 alone.

The Altima, a model now in the mid-sized car segment from the Japanese automaker, Nissan, was first introduced to the world in 1992. It is currently in its fifth generation and has become one of the best-selling cars in the United States with 1.5 million units shifted in the past five years.

Built between 1991 and 1996, the Beat was designed by legendary Italian design company, Pininfarina. This two-seat roadster was particularly small and received its power from a 700 cc engine coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

And a cube it is! One of the oddest looking vehicles on the road, the Cube was released by Nissan for sale in Japan in 1998. After a decade, it was made available in both the European and U.S. markets. This mini MPV is now in its third generation and although it initially sold well in the U.S., figures have dropped off significantly.

Since 2012, the Honda Civic has sold more than 1.6 million units in the United States alone. The Civic brand was first introduced by the Japanese automaker in 1972 in the subcompact car bracket. From 2000, however, the Civic has competed in the compact car class. Including sales up until the end of 2015, 18.5 million Civics have been sold worldwide.

This two-door, two-seater sports car was first marketed by Nissan in 2009. The 370Z is a model found worldwide, but in Japan, it holds the Fairlady name. This badge goes back to the late '60s when Nissan introduced its first sportscars. The 370Z is available as both a roadster and coupe.

With a bolt on frame body, the Armada is powered by a 5.6 liter V8 Nissan engine. This produces 390 horsepower and 401 pound/feet of torque. It offers a unique 4-wheel drive system that will only send power to the back wheels on flat surfaces. In off-road situations, all power is fed through the front wheels.

With gas mileage of around 25-30 mpg while city driving and up to 38 mpg on the highway, the Accord is one of the least thirsty cars in its class. Add to that comfort, space, features and impressive handling and you can see why this car is so well loved.

Also known as the Qashqai, the Dualis is yet another compact crossover SUV offered by Nissan. It first entered the market in 2006 and is currently in its second generation. The Dualis is marketed as the Nissan Rogue in the United States.

One of the top minivans available today, the Odyssey has it all. It handles well, has great acceleration, ample space for your family and luggage and more than decent gas mileage figures.

This compact SUV featured as a Honda model from 2000 to 2014. Two generations have been produced over the years and although the car has been made available in Europe, it never entered the American market. The last generation of the Stream is available as either a 5-speed manual or automatic and driven by either a 1.8 or 2.0-liter VTEC engine.

Blessed with excellent off-road capabilities the Nissan Frontier entered the market in 1997 although it is known as the Navarra in many parts of the world. It has a range of petrol and diesel powerplants.

Currently in its third generation, the Honda Fit is a subcompact car which first entered production in 2001. Current models include either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox and either petrol or diesel engine options. This vehicle is known as the Honda Jazz in certain markets.

A sports utility truck, the Ridgeline was first marketd by Honda in 2005. It is currently in its second generation and is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine.

One of the finest sports cars on the planet, the Nissan GT-R is not only fast, it handles incredibly! This is a real racer, so don't expect a daily driver here, unless you want to get to your destination quickly. The current generation GT-R was introduced in 2007 and is a following of the Skyline GT-R. It is powered by 3.8 L twin-turbo V6 engine.

Introduced in 2006, the Lavina is available as both a compact and mini SUV. The Lavina was first sold in China before it was available anywhere else in the world. The current second generation offers both manual and automatic transmission and three petrol engines from which to choose.

Nissan used the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 to introduce its new compact crossover SUV, the Nissan Kicks, to the world. Replacing the Juke in the U.S. market, the Kicks is a five-door mini SUV based on the V-platform.

Launched in 2010, the Juke immediately caught the eye with its very different looks in what was a bland compact crossover SUV market. The Juke originally first appeared as a concept car in 2009. It proved popular in the United States, selling more than 150,000 units over a five-year period from 2012 to 2016.

This compact MPV was built by Honda between 2004 and 2009. Seating was easily configured and more than 32 combinations could be selected. The FR-V had a range of powerplant options, including petrol and diesel power.

With a standard package of a two-speed transfer case, a rear locking differential as well as a boxed ladder frame, the Nissan XTerra is a brilliant off-roader. It is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine which produces 265 brake horsepower.

This compact crossover was produced by Japanese auto manufacturer Honda between 2002 and 2011. Models are powered by a 2.4-liter petrol engine. Sales dropped considerably in its final years of production and the Element was discontinued.

With engine options from 2.0-liter to 2.8-liter, the Skyline produced between 128 and 400 brake horsepower. The GT-R version was one of only two cars that originally had managed to lap the full length of Nurburgring in under eight minutes.

Produced between 2010 and 2016, the CR-Z is a three-door sport compact hybrid with coupe styling. The electric engine produces around 14 brake horsepower while the 1.5-liter petrol engine produces 112 brake horsepower.

An all-electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf went into production in 2010. Of course, perhaps the most important thing with such a car is its range. Today, a fully charged Leaf has a range of 107 miles with the larger 30 kWh battery. More importantly, a flat battery can be charged to 80 percent within a mere 30 minutes. This is the best-selling electric car in the world.

The first crossover by Nissan for the US market, the Murano was released in 2003. Now in its third generation, current models offer four-wheel and all-wheel-drive models. They are powered by a range of power plants, including a 2.5-liter hybrid.

The Clarity name badge has been used by Honda on a range of alternative fuel vehicles. It first appeared in 2008 on a four-door sedan powered by a hydrogen fuel cell electric motor and currently on an electric and a plug-in electric vehicle.

A mini MPV, the Note first entered the Japanese market in 2004. This hatchback styled vehicle offers comfortable seating for five and has a range of engine options, including the e-power hybrid engine launched in 2016. This is different from other hybrid engines in the fact that the electric engine always powers the wheels while the petrol engine charges the battery.

Introduced in 2002, the Pilot is a mid-sized cross-over vehicle. It is built on the same platform as the Acura MDX, Odyssey minivan and the Accord. More than 360,000 have been sold in the United States in the last three years.

Excellent performance and higher than average gas mileage figures? That's the CRX Si from Honda's claim to fame. Oh, and it looked pretty awesome as well.

The NP200 is only manufactured by Nissan for the Southern African market. This compact pickup is based on the Dacia Logan and is available as both a petrol and diesel model.

The Passport is a rebadged version of the Isuzu Rodeo and first appeared in 1993. This partnership also allowed Honda passenger vehicles to be rebadged as Isuzu's. A compact SUV, the Passport was produced for two generations up until 2002 where it was replaced by the Pilot.

The Patrol name has been associated with vehicles produced by Nissan from 1951. Early models looked very similar to Jeeps while now, the Patrol, currently in its sixth generation, is a typically large SUV by modern standards.

The Honda Insight, an electric-hybrid vehicle, was first marketed as a subcompact car from 1999 until 2006 and then as a compact car from 2007 until 2014. Two generations were introduced during this period with the possibility of a third in 2019. The Insight offers excellent gas mileage figures of over 40 mpg for both city and highway driving.

The flagship model in the Honda range, the Legend has been in production since 1985. It has taken other name badges around the world, including Acura Legend, RL and RLX as well as Daewoo Arcadia. The Legend is a four-door luxury sedan.

This SUV has grown in popularity at an unbelievable rate in the United States. Introduced in 2007, it sold just over 75,000 units the following year. Eight years later, this quadrupled to over 320,000 units in 2016. In 2016, the Rogue featured a special ‘Star Wars’ edition based on the movie, "Rogue One."

This two-door mid-engined sports car was marketed in the U.S. as the Acura NSX. The first generation of the NSX was built between 1990 and 2005 with the second generation following a decade later in 2016. The current NSX, a hybrid, is powered by a 3.5 L twin-turbo V6 engine and three electric motors.

Nissan​ introduced the Sentra to Japan in 1982. Over the years, this vehicle, found in the compact car class, has been sold in a number of markets around the world, including America. In fact, it quickly became a top seller in the United States and in 2016, more than 200,000 units were sold. The Sentra is currently in its seventh generation.

This micro truck/van has been produced by Honda since 1977. The Acty is available as a two-door microtruck or five-door minivan.

This five-door minivan was first released in 1991 and is still manufactured by Nissan to this day. The latest generation, the sixth for the Serena, includes 'ProPilot' technology which automatically keeps the vehicle in its lane on the highway.

Produced between 1971 and 2014 and over five generations, the Honda Life is a name badge used on city cars and microvans produced by Honda. The last model, produced from 2003 to 2008 was powered by a 700cc engine connected to a four-speed automatic gearbox.

The Nissan Titan has a few different loadouts. One of these, the Pro-4x option, was a specifically designed off-road package that turned the Titan into a more than useful off-road vehicle. The Titan also has a very effective 5.6 liter V8 engine.

A mini MPV, the Mobilio Spike was marketed by Honda between 2002 and 2008. Not only was it extremely fuel efficient, but it could carry seven passengers and be set up in five different ways in terms of seating and cargo space. The Mobilio is powered by a 1.5-litre L15A VTEC I4 engine.

Built between 1966 and 1970, the S800 sports car featured as either a two-door roadster or coupe. More than 11,000 were produced.

A higher performing version of the regular Civic, the Type R was a favorite of boy racers around the globe. First produced in 1997, it is currently in its fifth generation and is available as a three- or four-door hatchback or four-door sedan. The fifthth generation is powered by a 2.0-liter engine capable of producing over 300 brake horsepower.

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