Which Was It: Toyota, Chevy, Dodge, or Ford?

Jacqueline Samaroo

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Toyota, Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford, when it comes to the automotive industry there is no doubt that these brands are among the most well known in the world. However, while they are all members of the same industry, they each have carved out niches that they have become well known for over the years. For instance, Toyota is not just the only Japanese name of the four but they have also managed to become the world leader in hybrid electric vehicles and they are often viewed as pioneers of function and affordability. On the other hand, Ford is not only the father of the pony car craze, but they are known for their robustness and durability with vehicles like their iconic F-series. 

In this quiz we've gathered some of the most notable nameplates from these brands. Some of them are the best of the best, while other are just eccentric, and others are notable for less than desirable reasons. How well do you know the auto industry? Get ready to put the pedal to the metal and let's jump right in and find out!

The Ram pickup is as robust as the animal that it is named after, but which brand originally introduced it?

The Dodge Ram is a full-size pickup truck that was first introduced in 1981 and is currently in its fifth generation. In recent years, the Dodge title has been dropped from the name and it is simply known as the Ram pickup.

The Mustang created the pony car craze in the '60s, but who created the Mustang?

When it comes to American automobiles, the Ford Mustang is oftentimes one of the first that comes to mind. It is notable for being the very first pony car and over 10 million Mustangs have been produced over the years.

Which company is responsible for creating the Corvette sports car?

The Corvette is a sports car that has been developed in both 2-door coupe and 2-door convertible body styles over the years. First introduced in 1953, it is considered by many industry experts to be the most popular sports car in history.

Which manufacturer makes a car that is named after the city of Malibu in the Golden State?

The Malibu nameplate was first introduced by Chevrolet in 1964 as a mid-size car, and after a hiatus that started in 1983, it was reintroduced once again in 1977. The name of the car is a direct reference to the beach city of the same name in California.

Do you know which company made the Prius to be good for consumers and the environment?

Introduced in 1997, the Prius is a full hybrid electric car that is one of the most iconic environmentally friendly vehicles in the world. In fact, it currently ranks as the top-selling hybrid car in the world!

Which of these manufacturers introduced the Camaro to directly compete with the Mustang in the '60s?

The Camaro was introduced in the late '60s and ran for four design generations before begin canceled in 2002. However, less than a decade later, the nameplate was revived and is not currently still in production.

Built sturdy like a bull, the Taurus is a creation from which of these names?

Like many other cars that were introduced in the '80s, the Taurus has notably evolved from being rugged to rounded in more ways than one. It holds the distinction of being Ford's fifth best-selling nameplate, with well over 7.5 million units sold.

The surprisingly American-made Sienna minivan is produced by which manufacturer?

The Toyota Sienna was first introduced in 1977 and it is still produced to this day, currently being in its third design generation. It is notably manufactured in the United States at Toyota's manufacturing facility in Indiana.

The Fairmont was a replacement for the "Maverick" that was produced by which manufacturer?

The Fairmont is a compact car that was introduced to the North American market by Ford in 1977. In addition to this, it was actually released alongside the near identical Mercury Zephyr in North America, and in parts of South America it was known as the Ford Zephyr.

Which of these manufacturers "explored" new horizons with the Explorer SUV?

Ford introduced the Explorer in 1990 as a mid-size SUV that was meant to replace the Bronco II. It is notable for actually being the very first four-door SUV that Ford produced.

Do you know which company produces the Corolla, one of the best-selling cars in the world?

The Japanese automobile manufacturer Toyota first introduced the Corolla in 1966. After its initial release, in less than a decade the Corolla became one of the best-selling cars globally - in fact, it is currently the best-selling automobile nameplate of all time!

The powerful and rugged Charger is produced by which iconic automobile manufacturer?

The Dodge Charger was first produced in 1966 and is currently in its seventh design generation. The nameplate has had several hiatuses over the years, and as a result of this intermittent production schedule the designs have varied greatly.

Do you know which manufacturer was criticized by fans for cancelling the Chevette line too early?

The Chevette was introduced by Chevrolet in 1975, and its quick success led to it unseating the Vega as the brand's subcompact of choice. For several years during its 12-year run it actually managed to be the best-selling small car in the United States.

Did Toyota, Chevrolet, Dodge or Ford debut the Dynasty in the late '80s?

The Dynasty is a 4-door sedan that was manufactured by the Chrysler Corporation and marketed under the Dodge brand. It was originally introduced in 1987 as an expected replacement for the earlier Dodge 600.

One of the most successful SUVs, the RAV4, was manufactured by which of these names?

Toyota introduced the RAV4 in the mid-'90s as a vehicle that was meant to provide benefits of both an SUV and a compact car. It initially debuted in only Japan and Europe but it was quickly introduced to the North American market following its rapid success.

Which manufacturer is responsible for the multi-purpose Galaxy that debuted in the mid-'90s?

The Galaxy was introduced by Ford in 1995 and is still in production to this day, with its third design generation being the most recent. This vehicle holds the distinction of being the very first multi-purpose vehicle that was marketed outside North America by Ford.

Who is responsible for marketing the fittingly named "Volt" automobile?

The Volt is a plug-in hybrid car that was first introduced by Chevrolet for the 2011 model year. While it is marketed by Chevrolet in North America, it has rebadged variants in other markets; such as the Vauxhall Ampera in the UK and the Holden Volt in Australia.

Which of these brands is responsible for marketing the burly Tahoe in the Americas and Asia?

The Tahoe is a full-size SUV that is manufactured by Chevrolet, and it is also sold in some markets as the GMC Yukon (which is technically a rebadged variant). For several years throughout its run, it has managed to be the best-selling vehicle in its class in the US.

The strong and sturdy Journey is the successful child of which brand?

The Journey was introduced in 2008 to the US market and it is still in production to this day. Nowadays it is also marketed in other regions under different names; such as. the Fiat Freemont in Europe and the Dodge JC in Japan.

This beast of a truck known as the Silverado was born from which manufacturer?

The Silverado is a massive heavy-duty pickup truck that was first introduced in 1998 and is currently in its fourth design generation. It is exclusively manufactured in North America, with assembly taking place in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Closely related to the Corolla, the Matrix was created by which prolific manufacturer?

Toyota introduced the Matrix exclusively in the North American market in 2002 and production ended in 2014. It is actually closely related to the Toyota Corolla and is even sometimes referred to as the Toyota Corolla Matrix.

Do you know which of these manufacturers has the Impala as one of their flagship cars?

The Impala was introduced by Chevrolet in the 1950s and has significantly evolved over the years in terms of design and build. While it is popular in North America, it also has significant sales in China, South Korea and parts of the Middle East.

The Tacoma is assembled in Texas and California by which manufacturer?

Toyota initially introduced the Tacoma in the mid-'90s as a compact pickup truck; however, subsequent generations have since been reclassified as mid-size pickup trucks. While Toyota is a Japanese manufacturer, the Tacoma is actually manufactured and primarily marketed in the United States.

While it is undoubtedly successful, the Camry still stands in second in the shadow of its cousin the Corolla. Do you know which of these names is responsible for creating it?

The Camry is a vehicle from Toyota that has evolved over the years, which is understandable since it has existed for several decades. The company first introduced it in 1982 as a narrow-body compact car, but today it takes the form of a mid-size sedan.

The European branch of which manufacturer created the Capri in the late '60s?

While the Mustang was dominating North America, Ford wanted to introduced a similar vehicle that could dominate the European market as well - this line of thinking led the birth of the Capri.The Capri was introduced in 1968, and over almost two decades managed to sell over 1.8 million units.

Do you know which manufacturer had their iconic Challenger act as a "challenger" to popular cars like the Camaro and the Mustang?

The Challenger was first introduced by Dodge in 1970 and it is still introduction to this day. It was initially a pony car, but the nameplate has also been attributed to compact cars and muscle cars over the years as well.

Sleek design and upfront practicability came together to form the El Camino, but which manufacturer is responsible for this creation?

When it comes to coupe utility vehicles, the El Camino is one of the prime examples of this type of car done right. Chevrolet actually produced the El Camino as a direct response to the success that the Ford Ranchero was experiencing.

The Viper embodies the best qualities of American style and speed, so which of these manufacturers is responsible for introducing it?

There is no doubt that the Dodge Viper holds the distinction of being one of the most iconic American sports cars that has ever been made. It is also notable for having over three-quarters of its parts being manufactured in the United States.

Which company's European branch initially conceived the now-iconic Focus?

Initially released in 1998 by Ford, the Focus was intended to be the successor to the Escort. It was actually formulated from the company's European design teams in the UK and Germany.

The successful but relatively short-lived Maverick was a compact from which company?

The maverick is a compact car from Ford that was marketed in the US for model years exclusively in the 70s (1970 to 1977 model years). Around this time it also notably had notably smaller but still significant manufacturing and marketing agendas being carried out in other parts of North America and also in South America.

The curiously named Nitro SUV was marketed under which of these brands?

The Nitro is a compact SUV that was produced by Dodge from 2007 to 2012. It is notable for actually sharing its platform with the Jeep Liberty (specifically the second generation).

Which manufacturer marketed the Tercel in some regions as the Corolla II?

The Tercel is a subcompact car that was introduced by Toyota in 1978 and finally discontinued in 1999. In total the nameplate had five design generations and it was eventually succeeded by the Toyota Vios.

The Land Cruiser is the longest-running model line from which of these names?

Toyota's Land Cruiser line has over the years managed to help shape and define the global landscape of SUVs and off-road vehicles. Over 6.5 million units have been sold and it is distinctive for being the company's longest-running model line!

Toyota, Chevrolet, Dodge or Ford: Which of these manufacturers is responsible for the high-selling Fiesta?

Not only is the Fiesta one of Ford's best sellers, but it is also one of the company's most widely sold vehicles in terms of regions. It was first introduced in 1976 and since then over 16 million units have been sold.

Who is responsible for the sleek and sturdy Avenger that spanned two decades?

The Avenger is a mid-sized sedan that was introduced by Dodge in 1994 and then reintroduced again in 2008 after an eight-year hiatus. The Avenger was eventually succeeded by the Chrysler 200, which is currently heavily inspired by it.

The Korean-made Spark is a product from which company?

Introduced in 1998 and still in production to this day, the Spark is a city car that is currently marketed by Chevrolet. Before being known by its current name, it was actually marketed as the Daewoo Matiz for some time.

The somewhat confused Dart was the child of which notable auto manufacturer?

The Dodge Dart was introduced in 1960 and eventually discontinued in 1976 when it was replaced by the Dodge Aspen. While it was somewhat successful, the Dart nameplate was somewhat all over the place during its relatively short lifespan; going from full-size, to mid-size, and then to compact within a few short years.

The now-defunct Dakota pickup line was actually highly praised during its run, but which brand was on the receiving end of this praise?

The Dodge Dakota was a mid-size pickup truck that debuted in 1986 and lasted until 2011. It notably held the distinction of being the very first mid-size pickup truck that had an optional V8 engine.

The Century limousine is often used by wealthy people in its home country, so which manufacturer makes it?

The Century is a 4-door limousine that was first introduced by Toyota in 1967. The name of the car is a direct reference to the 100th birthday of the founder of Toyota Industries, Sakichi Toyoda (born 1876), which coincided with the release year of the vehicle.

The F-150 is the best-selling pickup in the US, which of these companies manufactures it?

The F-150 is a full-size pickup truck that was first introduced in 1947 and is still in production to this day. It is notable for not only being the best-selling pickup truck in the United States but also the best-selling vehicle in the country overall.

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