Can You Ace This '90s Car Quiz?

By: Bambi Turner

Can You Ace This '90s Car Quiz?
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About This Quiz

Can you tell a Dodge Viper from a Ford Mustang, or an H1 Hummer from a Ford Explorer? Know the difference between a Mazda and a McLaren? If you think you remember your '90s cars, take this quiz to test your automotive IQ!

Whether you're an auto lover or you think of cars as just a way to get around, there's no denying that the '90s was a great time for the automotive industry. After pony and muscle cars ruled the '60s, car makers suffered some serious setbacks in the '70s and '80s thanks to tightened emissions standards, fuel shortages and a major recession. 

By the '90s, auto manufacturers had figured out how to meet emissions standards while still offering cars with plenty of power. Constantly evolving technology meant fuel efficiency was improving, even on some larger or more powerful vehicles, and safety features were more readily available than any other time in driving history.

Even better, auto makers figured out that maybe buyers weren't crazy about all those boxy profiles and straight edges of the '70s and '80s, and finally started bringing back a broader range of designs, including sleek and stylish curves. The SUV started to gain ground, and consumers went wild for the military-inspired Hummer.

Think you remember the most famous cars of the decade? Take our quiz to find out!

Ferrari F50 Know what this '90s classic is called?
VW New Beetle
Ford Thunderbird
Ferrari F50
Ferrari produced only around 350 F50s between 1995 and 1997. This two-door sportscar had a Targa top -- which meant part of the top was removable, but it wasn't exactly a convertible. The F50 was built for speed, and capable of going from 0 to 60 in 3.8 seconds flat.
Nissan Skyline

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Toyota Camry Think you can name this car?
Toyota Camry
The Toyota Camry had a decidedly narrow body style from its 1982 introduction through the late '80s. In 1991, it was redesigned as a larger mid-sized car with a noticeably wider body. By 1997, the Camry was the best-selling sedan in the U.S.
Chevy Samurai
Ford Taurus
Buick Roadmaster

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BMW M5 What is this car called?
BWM M5
The BMW M5 was one of the fastest sedans in the world when it came out in 1985. It was available in sedan and wagons versions through the early '90s, while a 1998 redesign resulted in a third generation version that was much more powerful than its predecessors.
Ford Thunderbird
Ford Mustang
McLaren F-1

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Toyoto Corolla Identify the vehicle shown in this image.
Chevy Corvette
McLaren F-1
Toyota Corolla
Toyota sold 40 million Corollas between 1966 and 2013, and the car became one of the best-selling vehicles in the world in the mid-70s. The '90s version of this classic compact was known for being slightly larger and more powerful than previous generations.
Chevy Samurai

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VW New Beetle Pick the correct name for this car.
Ford Mustang
Chevy Tracker
VW New Beetle
The VW Beetle first came out in 1938, and the company borrowed on its classic style when releasing the New Beetle in 1998. Unlike the original, this compact coupe and convertible had the engine in the front, rather than the back.
Toyota Tercel

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Mazda Miata What's the make and model of this vehicle?
Nissan Skyline
Mazda Miata
Introduced in 1989, the Mazda Miata MX-5 was a two-seat roadster with a style inspired by the British sports cars of the '60s. It went on to become one of the bestselling convertibles of the '90s, and the company sold more than a million units by 2016.
Hummer H1
Geo Metro

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1996 Ford Taurus Identify the vehicle shown in this image.
McLaren F-1
Hummer H1
Mazda Miata
Ford Taurus
Ford has been producing the Taurus since 1986. From 1992 to 1996, it was the best-selling car in the U.S. The second generation Taurus that came out in 1992 was longer and heavier than the first generation, with a totally new interior that appealed to a wide audience.

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Chevrolet Corvette Pick the correct name for this car.
Ford Taurus
Hummer H1
BWM M5
Chevy Corvette
The beloved Chevy Corvette came out in 1963, and has since become the company's flagship model. In 1997, the Corvette was given its biggest redesign since the '60s, with newly released C5 models capable of a top speed of 176 miles per hour.

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1990s - Buick Roadmaster Can you identify this car from the '90s?
Toyota Corolla
Acura NSX
Ford Escort
Buick Roadmaster
The 8th generation Roadmaster was the largest Buick model when it came out in 1991. The four-door sedan was discontinued in 1996 as the company faced increased competition from SUVs.

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Toyota Celica Can you identify this car?
Toyota Celica
Its name means heavenly, and the Celica has certainly been a divine success for Toyota. The fifth generation of this vehicle in 1989 brought a more rounded, modern style, while the sixth generation in 1993 can be recognized by its four round headlights.
Ford Thunderbird
Dodge Viper
McLaren F-1

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Ford-Contour What's the make and model of this vehicle?
VW New Beetle
Ford Contour
Ford sold its European Mondeo model as the Contour in the U.S. between 1995 and 2000. This four-door compact sedan replaced the Ford Tempo, and was designed to fill a niche between the smaller Escort and larger Ford Taurus.
Ferrari 500
McLaren F-1

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1992 Hummer H1 Which '90s car is shown here?
Chevy Corvette
Chevy Tracker
Geo Metro
Hummer H1
Inspired by the military Humvee, the Hummer H1 came out in 1992. It was an immediate hit thanks to endorsements from Arnold Schwarzenegger himself, and came in convertible and hardtop versions.

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Ford Crown Victoria - 1990s Think you can name this car?
Dodge Neon
BWM M5
Ford Crown Victoria
The 1992 version of the Ford Crown Vic was available as a mid-sized four-door sedan. While the car was popular enough among drivers, it became a huge hit with police and taxi companies, who valued the car for its durable body on frame construction.
Dodge Viper

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Chevy - Tahoe Can you name this '90s ride?
Chevy Tahoe
Named for the wilderness area around Lake Tahoe in the western U.S., the Chevy Tahoe came out in 1995. A rebadged version of the GMC Yukon, this full-sized SUV was named Motor Trend's Truck of the Year for 1996.
Chevy Corvette
Ford Thunderbird
Ford Mustang

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McLaren F1 Which '90s car is shown here?
Chevy Corvette
McLaren F-1
English car maker McLaren produced just over 100 of its F-1 coupes between 1993 and 1998. In 1998, the F1 set a Guinness World Record by hitting 240.1 miles per hour.
Ford Ranger
Chevy Tracker

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Toyota Supra Pick the correct name for this old-school car.
Ford Festiva
Ford Ranger
Toyota Supra
The Toyota Supra was styled after the Celica, but was longer and wider. The fourth-generation redesign in 1993 brought a more rounded body style and a bigger, more powerful engine to the Celica.
Dodge Viper

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Geo Metro Which make and model is shown in this picture?
VW New Beetle
Ford Mustang
Geo Metro
Geo sold the subcompact Metro between 1989 and 2001. Available as a hatchback or sedan, this car offered a low price tag and great fuel efficiency, which made it very popular with younger buyers -- especially women.
Toyota 4Runner

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Mazda RX-7 1990 Can you choose the correct make and model?
VW New Beetle
Ferrari 500
Mazda RX-7
Mazda introduced the RX-7 in 1978, and produced this compact car through 2002. A third generation redesign in 1992 featured a two plus two hatchback design paired with twin turbochargers for plenty of power.
Buick Roadmaster

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Nissan Skyline 1990 Think you can identify this vintage vehicle?
Dodge Neon
Nissan Skyline
Nissan has produced the compact Skyline since 1957. By 1989, the car had become a larger mid-size. The 1993 R33 redesign resulted in a heavier vehicle known for its safety rating, as well as its trademark round tail lights and brake lights.
Toyota 4Runner
VW New Beetle

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Toyota 4Runner Can you identify this car?
Dodge Viper
Geo Metro
Chevy Corvette
Toyota 4Runner
The Toyota 4Runner started off as a compact, and was transitioned to a mid-sized SUV with a 1995 redesign. This third generation model came with a new body, new chassis and more upscale-oriented options and trim.

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Ford - Festiva Do you know the make and model of this ride?
Ford Festiva
Ford introduced the subcompact Festiva in 1986, and continued to produce the car through throughout the '90s. The second generation redesign was a partnership between Ford and Kia, and resulted in a wide variety of Festiva styles starting in 1993 -- including sedans and three- or five-door hatchback models.
Toyota Tercel
Ferrari 500
Dodge Neon

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Dodge Viper Can you identify this car from a single image?
Dodge Viper
Dodge has been producing the sporty Viper since 1991 -- the car made its debut as the pace car at the 1991 Indy 500. The first generation was available as a two-door roadster, while the G2 redesign in 2005 brought more aluminum bodywork, a lower overall weight and a removable hardtop option.
Honda Civic
Chevy Tracker
Nissan Skyline

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Suzuki Samurai: X-90 Do you know the make and model of this ride?
Ford Mustang
Dodge Neon
Ford Ranger
Suzuki Samurai
The Suzuki Samurai has been around since the '70s, but this mini SUV -- known as the Jimmy outside the U.S. -- finally came to North America in the '80s. It went head-to-head with the Geo Tracker, and Suzuki ended up selling more than 200,000 Samurais in the U.S. to fans of the small, off-road capable ride.

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Chevy - Suburban What is the name of this '90s car?
Hummer H1
Ferrari F50
Chevy Suburban
Chevy has used the Suburban name since the 1930s. The eighth-generation version of the Suburban was released in 1991, and included a third row bench seat that allowed the SUV to carry up to nine passengers.
Dodge Neon

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Toyota Rav4 Think you can identify this vintage vehicle?
Ford Taurus
Toyota RAV4
The Toyota RAV4 -- that's Recreational Activity Vehicle -- was a compact SUV introduced to the U.S. market in 1995. Sales were strong as buyers enjoyed the balance of increased space and storage inside, plus maneuverability and fuel efficiency on par with a smaller car.
Chevy Samurai
McLaren F-1

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Chevy - K5 Blazer Know what this '90s classic is called?
Chevy Blazer
Chevy used the name S-10 to refer to its famous mid-size SUV until 1995, when it dropped the S-10 designation and simply went with the name Blazer. The second generation redesign in 1995 brought a less rugged and more modern style, which helped the Blazer win the title of Motor Trend's Truck of the Year for 1995.
Ford Thunderbird
Buick Roadmaster
Toyota Supra

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1990 Lexus LS400 3 Can you choose the correct make and model?
Lexus LS400
Introduced in 1989, the Lexus LS400 -- that's luxury sedan, if you didn't know -- was known for its two-tone paint job and high-end interior. A 1994 remodel featured a nearly total redesign -- and an engine that allowed the car to go from 0 to 60 in 7.5 seconds.
Honda Civic
Ford Taurus
Geo Metro

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Ford - Ranger Can you name this car?
Ford Ranger
Named after a classic '50s Edsel. the Ford Ranger pickup saw its first major redesign in 1993 with the second-generation models. The new version came with wider doors, new seats and revamped door panels. A lux model known as the Splash came with some fancy extras and cool color schemes that fit right into the trendy '90s culture.
Ford Escort
Mazda Miata
Chevy Corvette

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Lincoln Navigator Can you name this car?
VW New Beetle
Lincoln Navigator
Introduced in 1998, the Lincoln Navigator was a full-size luxury SUV. Though it had the same basic body as the Ford Expedition, the Navigator came with a wildly different design and plenty of fancy upgrades.
Toyota 4Runner
McLaren F-1

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Honda Civic What is this car called?
Honda Civic
Honda has been producing its reliable Civic sedan since 1972. The early '90s saw a G5 release, complete with a larger and more aerodynamic body. By 1996, Honda introduced the sixth generation Civic, which was rounder and more modern than its predecessors. The 1996 Civic was also the first to offer buyers the options of a natural gas engine.
Hummer H1
Ferrari F50
Toyota Tercel

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Nissan 300ZX What is the name of this '90s car?
Nissan 300ZX
Known as the Fairlady in Japan, the Nissan 300ZX came out in the early '80s, and sold more than a million units in the U.S. by 1990. The Z32 redesign in 1989 brought a wider, rounder body design to this popular coupe.
Ford Escort
Acura NSX
Ford Taurus

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Ford Thunderbird 1966 Choose the correct make and model for this vintage vehicle?
Dodge Neon
Chevy Samurai
Chevy Corvette
Ford Thunderbird
In production since the '50s, Ford released the 10th generation of the Thunderbird in 1989. The new model featured a total redesign, with a longer wheelbase and the removal of the V8 engine option. The car celebrated its 40th anniversary in 1995.

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Ford Escort RS Cosworth Can you name this '90s ride?
Ford Escort
Ford introduced the Escort in 1980 to replace other compacts, like the Pinto and Fiesta. It became the first front-wheel drive Ford built in the U.S., and the first generation of this small car featured a surprising amount of chromed-out bling.
Ferrari F50
Toyota 4Runner
Geo Metro

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Toyota Tercel Which make and model is shown in this picture?
Hummer H1
Toyota Tercel
The Tercel was Toyota's first front-wheel drive vehicle when it came out in the late '70s. The subcompact was popular throughout the '90s thanks to its low emissions and solid fuel economy.
Honda Civic
Chevy Tracker

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Ferrari 550 Maranello Pick the correct name for this old-school car.
Ford Taurus
Ferrari 500
Ferrari produced just 3,000 550 Maranello Grand Tourer models between 1996 and 2001. This sporty classic had a top speed of 199 mph, and could accelerate from 0 to 60 in just 4.4 seconds.
Acura NSX
Mazda Miata

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Dodge Neon Remember what this ride is called?
Honda Civic
Hummer H1
Dodge Neon
Dodge produced the Neon from 1995 to 2005. This four-door sedan and two-door coupe was often celebrated for its combination of good value and solid performance -- with some media even dubbing it a "Japanese Car Killer."
Dodge Viper

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Acura NSX Can you identify this car from the '90s?
Chevy Corvette
Ford Taurus
Acura NSX
The Acura NSX was the first mass-produced car with an all-aluminum body when it was introduced in 1990. This two-seat sports car was discontinued in 2005, but brought back in 2016 -- just in time for some nostalgia-inspired purchases from former NSX owners.
Geo Metro

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GMC Syclone Can you identify this car from a single image?
Dodge Viper
Ford Ranger
GMC Syclone
GMC produced the Syclone truck for only a single year -- 1991. Known for its lightweight engine and excellent acceleration and speed, the Syclone was the first truck in the U.S> with four-wheel anti-lock brakes. Capable of going from 0 to 60 in 4.3 seconds, this truck helped inspire the GMC Typhoon SUV in 1992.
Chevy Tracker

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1994 Ford Mustang Choose the correct make and model for this vintage vehicle.
Dodge Viper
Ford Mustang
Introduced in 1965, the Ford Mustang was still going strong in the '90s. The classic pony car got its first major design in 15 years in 1993. This third generation model was available as a sporty convertible or a fastback coupe.
Dodge Neon
Nissan Skyline

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Chevrolet Tracker Remember what this ride is called?
Chevy Tracker
Chevy introduced the Geo Tracker compact SUV in 1989. This four-wheel drive convertible was built for off-roading, with a light-truck chassis providing a strong and durable framework. After 1989, the Geo name was dropped, and the Tracker was sold under the Chevy brand.
Toyota 4Runner
Ferrari 500
Dodge Neon

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