American Trucks Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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Whether they're hauling on a ranch or towing in the city, American-made trucks have become part of the United States' cultural landscape. What marks have your favorite models left?

Which 1963 Chevrolet pickup truck was based on a car with a rear-mounted engine?

The Chevy Corvair, a rear-engine compact car, later became a pickup truck.

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What was unique about the Chevrolet Corvair Rampside truck?

The Rampside model of the Chevrolet Corvair featured a door in one side of the truck bed that became a ramp for easier loading.

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What's the significance of the 1937 International C-1 Pickup?

International Harvester introduced its successful C-1 Pickup to help the company diversify into the consumer market, after industrial market profits started to decrease.

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How many trucks did International Harvester produce in 1929?

International Harvester did well up until the Great Depression, producing more than 50,000 trucks in 1929.

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Why was 1998 a milestone for Ford's F-Series trucks?

Ford celebrated the F-Series' 50th anniversary in 1998.

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Identify two of the features of the 1991 GMC Syclone.

The GMC Syclone, a hot rod-inspired pickup truck, featured a turbocharger and all-wheel drive.

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What was the GMC Syclone's quarter-mile time?

The GMC Syclone could run a quarter mile in 13.4 seconds.

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Which competing truck beat the Chevrolet El Camino to market?

Ford released the Ranchero, another well-known example of a sedan pickup, two years before the El Camino.

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What's the only model year that the Chevy El Camino and the Ford Ranchero were both sold?

Ford had already made plans to cancel the Ranchero by the time Chevy got the El Camino on the market, so 1959 was the only year the two were both sold.

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Which of the following trucks do experts consider among the most collectible from the 1950s?

Experts say the Ford Ranchero epitomizes that decade just as much as iconic home decor and electronics from the era.

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The Ford Ranchero was based on which Ford vehicle?

The Ford Ranch Wagon served as the basis for the Ranchero.

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Ford produced 21,705 examples of the Ranchero for the 1957 model year. What was the 1958 production tally?

By 1958, interest was waning in the Ranchero, and Ford made only 9,950 of the truck.

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What's the tow rating of the 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD?

When properly equipped, the 2015 GMC Sierra 3500HD can tow up to 23,200 pounds.

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How much horsepower does the 2015 Ford F-450 Super Duty have?

This truck boasts 440 hp thanks to its 6.7-liter turbo diesel V-8 engine.

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Deck out a 2015 RAM 3500 HD with its optional towing accessories, and it can tow a lot. How much, exactly?

One of the most capable towing vehicles on the market, the RAM 3500 HD can haul up to 30,000 pounds.

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Which of these 2015 model year heavy duty pickups was originally designed for fleet use and is newly available to individual buyers?

Chevrolet targeted fleet customers with the Silverado 3500HD.

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The 2015 Ford F-150 changed the consumer pickup industry by using a new aluminum body. How much weight is saved thanks to this design?

The 2015 Ford F-150 sheds up to 700 pounds by using aluminum body panels instead of steel.

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Ford's Dearborn Truck Plant manufactures the F-150 and other Ford models. How many trucks can the plant make when it's running at full capacity?

The Dearborn Truck facility can make about 60 Ford F-150s per hour.

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When did Chrysler decide to turn Dodge's Ram truck lineup into a separate brand?

Chrysler confirmed long-running rumors about the Ram spinoff in late 2009.

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According to Chrysler, what was the strategy behind making Ram its own official brand?

Chrysler told industry media that Dodge wanted to focus on its performance cars.

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How did Cadillac classify the Escalade EXT?

The Escalade EXT, a short-lived version of the Escalade SUV with an open pickup bed instead of a closed cargo area, was marketed as a luxury pickup truck.

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Which of the following pickup trucks offered 22-inch chrome wheels and power-retracting side steps?

Some trim levels of the Cadillac Escalade EXT offered fancy wheels and plenty of other luxury features.

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Ford's SVT division showed off its first vehicles at the 1992 Chicago Auto Show. What truck was displayed?

Ford showed the SVT F-150 Lightning alongside the SVT Mustang Cobra.

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How many examples of the SVT F-150 Lightning did Ford build for its first year?

Ford built 5,276 examples of the 1993 SVT F-150 Lightning.

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For the 1999 model year, Ford gave the SVT F-150 Lightning a new drivetrain. How much horsepower did it feature?

The 1999 SVT F-150 Lightning, now equipped with a supercharged V-8 engine, had 360 horsepower.

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What was the MSRP for the 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS?

The 1990 Chevrolet 454 SS, a hot rod-styled truck, cost $18,295.

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What kind of engine was in the Chevrolet 454 SS?

The Chevrolet 454 SS featured a 7.4-liter V-8.

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What was the Chevrolet 454 SS's 0 to 60 mph sprint time?

With 230 horsepower, the Chevrolet 454 SS could reach 60 mph in less than 8 seconds.

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In which of the following model years could you buy a Ford F-100 pickup?

The F-Series wasn't yet available in 1946, and the F-100 had been discontinued by 2014, but in 1981, the F-100 was Ford's entry level truck.

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What model year marked Ford's first commercial truck?

Ford's Delivery Car hit the market in 1905 and was pulled after just one year.

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