Can You Guess the Model if We Give You the Make?


By: Craig

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VROOM, VROOM! When it comes to cars, there's a lot you need to know. From the make and model to the horsepower, how can you even keep up? For all the car lovers ready to put their knowledge to the test, this is the quiz for you!

If we were to take a trip into car history, we'd have to go back to the 13th century, but who has time for that! Let's just go back to the car as we know it! German designer, Karl Benz is credited with creating the first car with a gasoline engine in 1885. While we're used to four wheels, this automobile only had 3! One year later, Henry Ford is credited with building his first vehicle in Michigan. We bet you can name the car brands that were named for these designers!

When you think about the vehicle designers, it leads you to some of the most popular car brands in the world. There's the popular Japanese Nissan and Toyota. There are the American classics like Ford and Chevrolet. Who could forget about the popular German BMW and Mercedes-Benz? When given all these makes, can you name the proper corresponding model?

Do you remember the iconic muscle car from Ford? Can you name the huge popular Cadillac SUV? If you can, you just might be an automotive encyclopedia after all!

Can you name all these models when given the make? Are you ready to put the pedal to the metal?

Seat belts on! Let's go!

An iconic muscle car from Ford.

First released in 1964, the Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic muscle cars ever built. Sales in its first year were well beyond what Ford had envisaged as around 400,000 vehicles were shifted.


This muscle car was released by Chevrolet in the 1950s.

Since its inception in 1953, the Corvette brand is the jewel in the Chevrolet crown. Perhaps the most famous of all the generation of the Corvette is the Mk II Stingray which was produced by the company between 1953 and 1967. This looker had either a 2-speed automatic gearbox or 3-speed manual with a range of engine options, including small and big block V8’s.


Can you name this famous muscle car from Pontiac, a popular model in the '60s?

Discontinued in 2009, Pontiac, a General Motors brand produced some iconic names in motoring and none more so than its GTO. The first models, released in 1964, were available in a convertible, hardtop and coupe.


This Chevrolet model from the '50s is remembered for its epic pointy tail fins.

The Belair was one of the most iconic vehicles ever produced by Chevrolet. Manufactured between 1955 and 1957, the Bel Air will always be remembered for its fantastic trim and those beautiful pointy tail fins.


This model from Ford was made on a production line and priced so that the ordinary person in the street could afford it. Over 15 million were sold.

Without a doubt, the Model T from Ford is one of the most iconic cars ever built. Not only did Henry Ford make a car that was affordable to the ordinary citizens of the United States, but he was able to produce them at such a rate to be able to keep up with the demand.


A muscle car from Dodge

The muscle car revolution of the 1960s brought about the iconic Dodge Charger. And still today, it takes on its traditional rivals, the Corvette and the Mustang. As in the past, with the latest model Chargers, expect big V8 engines and large, spacious interiors. What you should not expect is a little finesse.


This iconic Chevrolet model was first marketed in 1958.

The Impala name is synonymous with Chevrolet. This iconic brand first hit the vehicle market in 1958. Now in its tenth generation, the Impala is still a brand in demand in the United States. Well over 500,000 Impala’s have been sold in the United States since 2012.


This large Cadillac SUV is favored by rappers!

When you think of big luxury SUVs, certainly the Escalade pops into your mind. With its massive 20 inch rims, large tires and plenty of chrome, the Escalade is perfect for those who want to make an entrance. This probably explains why it is loved by rappers!


A modern sedan from Nissan, this vehicle is a popular seller all over the world as well as the United States

The Nissan Altima is a solid performer blessed with above average gas mileage figures, a comfortable interior, and spacious cargo areas. That said, it offers a bland interior, average powerplant options and still makes use of some older technology that competitors have long since replaced.


This mid-sized luxury car was released by Infiniti, the luxury car division of Nissan.

As the luxury brand of Nissan, Infiniti offers top-quality cars but is a little pricier than other vehicles in their respective segments. The Q70 is certainly not cheap, even at entry level, but it does offer a host of onboard features, ample space for cargo and passengers and an excellent fuel-efficient hybrid engine.


This is one of the premier models from Audi, a respected German manufacturer. It is smaller than their other cars.

Despite its small back seat and minimal trunk space, the Audi A3 more than makes up for it in the fact that it is fun to drive with excellent handling and peppy acceleration. This is the perfect car for one person!


This Chevrolet model has been a marque for the company since 1935.

First and foremost, the Suburban has an incredible legacy and was first introduced in 1935. Current models are capable off-roaders. It is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine coupled to a six-speed gearbox. This is a big vehicle, so will struggle on tighter off-road sections but it has ample ground clearance, around eight inches and can handle rocky terrain.


This lavishly named luxury car from Buick offers excellent value for money.

Probably least fancied by many as a luxury large-sized car, the LaCrosse will surprise some. It has an excellent safety rating, very impressive gas mileage numbers, handles very well and offers a very comfortable ride. The LaCrosse is a real dark horse that should not be underestimated.


This is one of the most popular models from Germany luxury car maker, Mercedes.

The C Class made its Mercedes Benz debut in 1993. Currently, the fourth generation W204 is available in many countries across the world and was introduced as either an estate, sedan, convertible or coupe in 2014.


An electric offering from BMW, this model is relatively new and certainly popular.

The i3 is an electric vehicle offering from BMW. Obviously, people buy cars such as these to have as little impact on the environment as possible but as you would expect from a BMW model, the i3 offers so much more. Performance and handling are both impressive andthe interior is top class. This is the perfect car for the environmentally-conscious.


Can you name a popular current SUV from Chevrolet?

2018 sees a redesigned Equinox with many impressive features now standard on the vehicle. The Equinox offers excellent handling and a beautifully finished interior but is a let down with its poor transmission. For a car of this size, however, the gas mileage numbers are fairly impressive.


Can you name this electric luxury SUV from Tesla?

A luxury SUV, the Tesla Model X is an electric vehicle capable of traveling between 237–295 miles on a single charge depending on driving conditions. Sporting all-wheel drive and two motors, the top of the range P90D produces 193 kilowatts to the front tires and 375 kilowatts to the rear tires!


Built by Carroll Shelby, this vehicle is a legend of the '60s.

The brainchild of Carroll Shelby, the Cobra first revved in anger in 1962. It was based on a lightweight body that he imported from the AC Cars and bolted a Ford 260 engine to it. And the rest is history! In the years that followed, Shelby bolted even bigger engines to the AC frame which brought about a car with nimble handling and lots and lots of power.


This late '70s model from Pontiac was noted for the large phoenix on the hood.

With its four headlights, Phoenix decal on the hood, massive air scoop and sleek lines, the Pontiac Firebird Trans Am certainly looked the part. And car lovers bought it in droves with over 100,000 sold in 1979 alone.


This car from AMC gained its 15 seconds of fame thanks to it featuring in the Hollywood movie, "Wayne's World."

The Pacer was not everybody’s cup of tea back in the day. But thanks to an iconic part in the Hollywood blockbuster, "Wayne’s World," this little car has developed quite a cult following.


This muscle car from Plymouth was built from 1964 to 1974. Can you name it?

The two-door Barracuda was a muscle car from auto manufacturer, Plymouth, manufactured between 1964 and 1974. The Barracuda was introduced before the Mustang, by a mere two weeks. The first generation was noted for its wraparound back window. Two power units were available for this model, a 2.8 liter straight six and a 3.7 liter straight six capable of producing 145 brake horsepower.


A Chevrolet global brand model, this modern-day sedan is popular all over the world.

A Chevrolet global brand, the Cruze (second generation) is also available in the United States where it is a fairly popular model. It is powered by a 1400 cc petrol engine that produces an impressive 154 brake horsepower.


This modern Italian super car was produced for ten years up until 2013. What is its name?

Lamborghini makes incredibly beautiful cars and the Gallardo could be the best of all. Produced between 2003 and 2013, the second generation of the car was powered by a 5.2-liter V10. Lamborghini even released a convertible, the Spyder, with a fully automated soft top.


A hybrid supercar from BMW, this vehicle first appeared in 2014. What is it called?

First seen in 2014, BMW has produced a hybrid sports car in the form of the i8. Not only is it good for the environment but it is possibly one of the best looking cars on the road today. The i8 can go from 0-60 mph in just 4.4. seconds.


Now produced by BMW, this classic model was first built in the late 1950s. The newer versions are bigger than the first models although the name remains the same.

With a responsive engine, comfortable ride and a surprising amount of passenger space, the Clubman is a popular model. Cargo space is limited, however.


This Buick model features a drop top, navigation system but limited storage space.

For a vehicle with a drop top, the Cascada has some impressive trunk space. It also offers a smooth ride that is relatively quiet, an important consideration in cars of this nature. Sadly, it lets itself down with a fairly bland interior while fuel economy is not the greatest. The 2018 Cascada now comes with a navigation system as standard.


This Lincoln model was a luxury pickup from the early 2000s that just didn't sell.

The Blackwood was Lincoln's answer to the pickup market. It only sold in America in 2002 due to a poor reception from the public.


Known for their very safe vehicles, this Volvo has the looks to match as well.

Although Volvo has been in existence since 1914, they only produced their first car in 1927. The company is known as purveyors of some of the safest cars on the roads, including the Volvo V40 hatchback which is a real looker as well.


This model from French automaker, Renault, is very popular in Europe.

The Clio has been a very popular compact car option within Europe for the past two decades. Available in a range of configurations, the Clio sold more than 310,000 units in 2016 alone.


This Ford SUV gained notoriety when OJ Simpson tried to evade the police in 1995 while driving one.

The first 4x4 Bronco hit the trails in 1966 and between that year and 1977, proved to be a more than capable off-roader. Blessed with a turning circle of just 33.8 feet, thanks to a wheel base of 92-inches, later models also included a Ford V8 engine with incredible torque.


This vehicle forms part of Ford's models in the supermini class. It has proved to be very popular both in Europe and the United States.

The Fiesta was exclusively designed for European and world markets and was first produced in 1976. Currently in its seventh generation, the Fiesta forms part of the very competitive supermini class. The new 2017 model has a range of engine options from 1000 cc to 1500 cc petrol driven and 1500 cc turbo diesel and is available in the United States.


This model, a city car from German manufacturer Opel, is popular in Europe.

Launched in 2012, the Opel Adam competes in the city car class. This three-door hatchback has three powerplant options from 1.0 liter to 1.4 liters. Although the name may seem a little strange, the Adam is named after the founder of the company, Adam Opel.


This popular muscle car was first marketed by Chevrolet in the 1960s.

First manufactured in 1967, the Camaro is one of the most popular Chevrolet models ever. This muscle car has seen six different generations although there was a break in production from 2002 to 2010. The current Camaro offers three different engine configurations with the SS sporting a 6.2 liter V8 capable of producing 455 brake horsepower.


This model from Lincoln has been a staple of the brand for years.

An American classic, the Continental marque has adorned many Lincolns over the years. The 2018 model has some advantages over its rivals, especially in the fact that it costs less but sadly, it is a let down in terms of a dated interior, less than impressive space and poor gas mileage figures.


This Range Rover model certainly put the brand at the forefront of modern design.

This compact crossover SUV was launched by Range Rover in 2011. It is available in three- and five-door versions and either as a two- or four-wheel drive. More than 88,000 were sold in Europe in the first 12 months.


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