Test How Much You Know About Chevy Trucks With This Quiz!


By: John Miller

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About This Quiz

More than a century ago, a vehicle brand made famous with a bowtie emblem became an enduring American icon. Like Ford and Dodge, Chevy trucks came in all shapes, sizes and cargo ratings. But it’s not just the specifications that matter to true Chevrolet fans – they flock to these trucks because models like the C/K and Silverado are interwoven into their family history. In this torqued-out quiz, what do you really know about Chevy trucks?

Back in the early 20th century, Chevrolet was – for a short time – an independent car company. Then, like so many others, it merged into General Motors (GM), which competed directly with Ford in the truck market. In the 1930s and 1940s, the pickup truck really took off, as farmers all over the country used these basic vehicles to haul equipment for work on their ranches. 

Do you know anything about the early 1938 Chevy Half-Ton? It had a sticker price of just $592, and a 3.5 straight-six engine that created about 78 horsepower … a fraction of today’s Chevy beasts.

Then there’s the C/K series, easily one of the most iconic Chevy vehicles. With its tough chassis and choice of V6 or V8 engine, it was perfect for a wide range of jobs. And of course, today’s Chevys are a cross between working vehicles and luxury rides.

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What of the following Chevy trucks is a full-size model?

The Silverado is one of Chevy's superstars. GM sold more than 580,000 of these full-size trucks in 2017 alone.


What sort of vehicle is the Chevy S-10?

The S-10 is a compact pickup truck that Chevy made from 1981 to 2004. These little trucks feature a wide variety of engines and many were equipped with four-wheel drive.


It's not really a car, and it's not really a truck, it's the Chevy _____.

No one really knows how to categorize the El Camino. It's like a pickup truck that's very low to the ground. It first hit the market in 1959.


Which Chevy truck was first introduced in 2001?

As Chevy trucks go, the Avalanche is a relatively new model. This one was introduced in 2001 … and then ended in 2013.


What did the "SSR" in the Chevy SSR's name stand for?

The SSR, made from 2003 to 2006, was one of Chevy's more daring designs. The Super Sport Roadster had a retractable hardtop, an unusual feature for a pickup.


In what year did Chevy produce its first truck?

As of 2018, Chevy celebrated its first century as a truck maker. The company produced its first truck in 1918.


What was the name of Chevy's first truck?

The Model 490 was the company's first-ever truck. And it was as barebones a design as you can possibly imagine.


The Silverado 1500 is a ______ pickup.

The Silverado 1500, like all 1500 series pickups, is a half-ton pickup. It's a light-duty truck meant for small cargo loads.


How is the HD version of the Silverado different from the non-HD variant?

The Silverado HD is a heavy-duty version of the regular Silverado, with a more robust suspension, bigger brakes, and other features meant to tackle big loads.


What line of Chevy trucks debuted in 1960?

In 1960, Chevy unleashed is C/K line of pickups. This series is one of the brand's iconic models.


When did Chevy first begin production of its popular Silverado?

The Silverado is one of America's best-selling pickups. And it's only been around since 1999.


What sort of engine is the Duramax?

The Duramax is a V8 diesel engine made by GM. It's found in numerous Chevy and GMC trucks.


True or false, was the Avalanche available with a diesel engine?

The Avalanche, which was cut from the Chevy roster in 2013, was a gas-only model. But it was available in a beefy 8.1 L engine.


After being introduced in 1999, how long did the first generation of the Silverado last?

Launched in 1999, the first-generation Silverado had a run that lasted until 2007. The pickup is now in its fourth generation.


How much horsepower did the 1999 Silverado 1500 feature?

At the very outset, GM meant for the Silverado 1500 to have plenty of power. The 1999 1500 featured a 270 hp engine, along with 320 ft-lbs. of torque.


The Avalanche is a cross between a pickup and _____.

GM introduced the Avalanche hoping to capitalize on the SUV craze. Is it an SUV or a pickup truck? It's both!


From a mechanical perspective, the Silverado is the same as what other vehicle?

The Chevy Silverado -- from a mechanical standpoint -- is the same truck as the GMC Sierra. Most of their differences are simply aesthetics.


What does the "K" in the C/K model name represent?

You'll never have to wonder if these trucks have four-wheel drive. The "K" means that C/K is meant for tough terrain.


What feature did Chevy unveil for the first time in 1955?

In 1955, Chevy began making its Task-Force pickups. These were the first Chevy trucks to sport overhead valve V8 engines, notably, a year later than Ford.


The Ecotec engine is used in which truck?

Starting in 2015, GM began using its 2.5 L Ecotec engine in the Colorado. They are all-aluminum engines that are designed to be relatively fuel-efficient.


Which truck is considered the forerunner to the Chevy Colorado?

The S-10 made its first appearance in 1982. With its compact size and light-duy specifications, it's the truck that led into the Colorado, another small pickup.


In 2012, GM suspended the production of which truck?

In 2012, GM was no longer sold on its Colorado concept … and the company suspended production. But in 2015, the Colorado made a glorious comeback.


The Black Out Edition was a special variant of which model?

In 2015, Chevy rolled out some very special editions its Silverados. One, the Black Out Edition, featured a all sorts of black trim, a look well-suited for Darth Vader.


The Chevrolet C/K was GM's full-size pickup from 1960 until _____.

For four full decades, GM relied on the C/K to make up the bulk of its full-size pickup sales. The C/K was the name of both the Chevy and the GMC-badged trucks.


What did the ZR2 package add to the Chevy S-10?

For adventure lovers, the ZR2 was the way to go. This package upgrade gifted the S-10 with advanced off-road features, including a V6 engine, larger tires, upgrade suspension, and more.


What was the sticker price of a Chevy C/K10 Series in 1967?

Remember the days when pickups didn't cost half as much as a house? In 1967, a brand-new C/K10 had a sticker price of $2,408. After adjusting for inflation, that's still just $18,000.


In 1918, Chevy made a truck called the Model ____.

Believe it or not, like Ford, Chevy made a Model T, too. It was the company's first one-ton pickup.


The 2004 Chevy SSR used the same engine found in what other vehicle?

The SSR was made to be fast. It uses the same engine as the C6 Corvette, and hits 60 mph in less than 8 seconds … not bad for a "pickup."


What did the buyer have to add to the 1918 Model 490 to make it drivable?

The Model 490, which debuted in 1918, featured only a chassis. Buyers had to add their own body and cab in order to actually use the thing.


The 2009 Silverado 1500's 4.8 L Vortec 4800 V8 is rated for how much horsepower?

The was 4.8 L Vortec 4800 V8 was one variant of the Silverado 1500. It was rated at around 300 hp -- the 2500, with the Duramax diesel -- apprpoached 400 hp.


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