From revolutionary inventions to famous feuds, cars and their makers have a long history in the United States. Test your knowledge of the most iconic cars made in the U.S.A. with this quiz.
Which automaker is largely credited with revolutionizing the auto manufacturing process?
What brand has been General Motors' largest volume seller since the 1920s?
What famed movie car can still be bought new, nearly two decades after its manufacturer went out of business?
What led to Mercury's demise?
Ford was made an offer it couldn't refuse.
Ford wasn't giving the brand good support or fresh products.
The planet was too close to the sun and finally got too hot.
General Motors tried really hard to make the Saturn buying and ownership experience different. What was unique about Saturn's actual cars?
They had a revolutionary everlasting new car smell.
They were made of plastic.
They were tested in outer space.
Cadillac recovered during the 1950s and 1960s, and then sales began to decrease again in the 1980s. What was the cause of its decline?
Japanese and German imports took a lot of market share.
There weren't enough Cadillac dealerships.
The unions went on strike and stopped building Cadillacs for a long time.
Premier Automotive Group was formed in the early 2000s, primarily to handle Ford's acquisition of European brands such as Aston Martin, Land Rover, Jaguar and Volvo. Which two American brands were also rolled into this umbrella?
Mercury and Plymouth
Mercury and Lincoln
Lincoln and Ford
When was General Motors' Saturn brand first conceived?
What was Plymouth named after?
the English university
the town in Indiana
Plymouth Rock and a brand of twine
Who is credited with saying "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses"?
Henry Martyn Leland
Where is the Walter P. Chrysler Museum located?
Auburn Hills, Mich.
Which two automotive brands had one of the same founders?
Lincoln and Cadillac
Lincoln and Ford
Studebaker and Cadillac
When did the new DeLorean Motor Company start selling new DeLorean vehicles?
Why did GMC and Pontiac merge in 1996?
to make GMC cars and Pontiac trucks
to reduce the dealership network
to reduce the number of factories
How did Cadillac survive the Great Depression?
Cadillacs during the Depression were actually rebadged Chevrolets
Cadillac gave away free maintenance with all its cars
General Motors kept Cadillac open despite the brand's losses
What town was the home of Studebaker?
South Bend, Indiana
Before Tesla Motors introduced its luxurious electric Model S, there was the Tesla Roadster, which consisted of Tesla's electric drivetrain in car bodies supplied by another manufacturer. Who did this fledgling American manufacturer partner with?
AM General was the auto company chosen by the U.S. Army to produce the military vehicle that became the Humvee. Which other companies submitted bids for the project?
International Harvester and Willys-Overland
Jeep and Navistar Defense
Chrysler Defense and Teledyne Continental
Panoz Auto Development Company is a small American exotic car manufacturer that was founded in 1988. Where did Daniel Panoz's startup capital come from?
the security industry
the pharmaceutical industry
Which two automotive brands sold a Model A?
Lincoln and Ford
Cadillac and Ford
Chevrolet and Lincoln
In what decade was the ram introduced as the Dodge brand's mascot of sorts?
Which American car company's founder had previously started a car company in Europe?
What brand held the third top-selling spot in America from the early 1930s into the 1950s?
What was America's leading car producer for a brief time before Chevrolet and Ford took the top spots?
What was the purpose of the very first Jeep vehicle, as built by Willys-Overland?
military transport during World War II
military transport during World War I
Where did Walter Percy Chrysler work before founding Chrysler?
What American luxury electric car company went defunct in 2013?
William C. Durant founded General Motors but was quickly removed from power. What brand did he then form as revenge (of sorts)?
In Buick's early days, the brand produced some truck models, but then stopped to focus on more traditional passenger vehicles. What vehicle was considered Buick's first truck in 70 years?
What did David Dunbar Buick make before founding his car company?