Chevy or Acura: Only 1 in 19 People Can Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Robin Tyler

Built between 1986 and 2001, the Integra Coupe was based on the Honda Civic sedan. When Acura was first launched in 1986, this was one of only two models offered.

The ZDX is a luxury crossover first offered by Acura in 2009 and produced until 2010. Poor sales in the United States quickly saw it dropped from the model lineup, however.

The Vigor was marketed in the United States from 1991 to 1994. Later models were based on a stretched version of the Honda Accord chassis, although at first, early models were based on the first generation Honda Vigor, a car close to a decade old.

This mid-sized luxury car featured as a Acura marque from 1995 to 2014. A four-door sedan, the TL saw four generations over this period.

This long-wheelbase full-sized pickup formed part of the Chevrolet model range from 2001 to 2013, with two generations produced. The Avalanche could carry either four or six passengers, depending on the body type chosen. The second generation offered four different powerplant options, all V8s. Around 625,000 Avalanches were sold during its production run.

The RSX replaced the popular Integra from 2002 onward. This compact luxury car featured a 3-door hatchback coupe design and sold close to 130,000 units till its production run ended in 2006.

Produced between 1960 and 1999, the 454 was one of Chevrolet’s and GMC’s main pickup truck models. Its ability to handle tough off-road tracks greatly increased in 1989 when the new fourth-generation model received a fully independent front suspension.

A compact executive model, the TSX featured as an Acura model from 2003 to 2014. It is sold all over the world with the second generation available as a sedan and station wagon. The top of the range model has a 3.8-liter V6 engine that produces 280 brake horsepower.

The 2018 Acura IRX is one of the cheapest vehicles in its class. It offers excellent fuel economy but performance wise, it's not that impressive. The entry-level model also has the bare minimum in terms of accessories. Expect 35 mpg on the open road and around 25 mpg in the city.

Competing in the subcompact segment, the Vega was produced by Chevrolet between 1971 and 1977. It was available as a hatchback, wagon, notchback and panel delivery vehicle. Over 2 million Vegas were sold during its production run.

The Acura TLX is a mid-sized luxury car and is well priced to compete against its rivals such as the Audi A6 and the Mercedes Benz E-Class. The TLX comes as both a front-wheel and all-wheel drive although is let down by a run-of-the-mill base engine option as well as having less cargo space than its rivals.

Aimed at the American SUV market, the SLX was introduced in 1996. Essentially, this was an Isuzu Trooper with a few trim changes and a new badge. The first generation was powered by a 3.2-litre DOHC V6 engine which upgraded to a 3.5-liter DOHC V6 engine from the second generation onward.

The Aveo is a global brand marketed by Chevrolet in over 100 countries under a number of different names. It first entered the sub-compact market in 2002.

Also known as the Honda NSX, this 2-door Acura sports car became very popular in the United States. Former F1 champion, Ayrton Senna even had input into its design.

After the moderate sales achieved by the Lumina APV, Chevrolet's next attempt at earn a slice of the minivan market pie came in 1996 with the Venture. With a 3- or 4-door configuration, the Venture was marketed from that year until 2005. It was rebadged for other vehicles in the General Motors fleet and was known as the Pontiac Trans Sport/Montana, the Oldsmobile Silhouette in the United States and by various other names in other world markets.

Introduced by Chevrolet in 1970, early models of the Monte Carlo are considered to be luxury muscle cars. This model competed for market share against the Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Riviera.

The flagship of the Acura brand, the RLX was first introduced in 2013 and is now in its second generation. It features an all-wheel steering system, all-wheel drive and is definitely aimed to compete with luxury German models. It offers both a hybrid and gasoline engine options.

This plug-in hybrid vehicle from Chevrolet was first produced in 2010. It is available in a number of countries around the world. The Volt has an electric range of around 53 miles.

Although the Nova first entered the market in 1962, it was in 1964 that it attained muscle car status thanks to the introduction of a V8 engine. The Nova eventually had the full range of engine options available to its bigger stablemate, the Camaro.

Built for luxury and with some performance added, the RL was marketed by Acura from 2005 to 2012. The second and last generation was powered by a 3.7-liter V6 motor pushing out over 300 brake horsepower. It also featured an all-wheel drive option.

Acura's two-door coupe version of the Legend was introduced to the United States market in 1987, a year after the sedan. Its power came from a 2.7L V6 engine which delivered 160 brake horsepower. The second generation beefed up somewhat with an engine producing 230 brake horsepower couple to a six-speed manual box.

The Silverado 1500 Z71 is an excellent off-roader, thanks mainly to it purpose-built off-road suspension, a locking differential and of course some V8 Chevrolet power on demand. The Z71 packaged can be added to any 1500 Silverado turning this popular pickup into an off-road beast.

Now in its third generation, the RDX, an SUV from Acura, was introduced in 2006. The latest marque is a thoroughly modern design incorporating jewel shaped headlight as well as sleek lines. The RDX offers two engines options, both V6, one of which is all-wheel drive.

A popular car in the sub-compact segment, the Sonic from Chevrolet not only possesses excellent handling but is spacious and has ample cargo space. And of course, it is light on fuel offering around 28 mpg in city driving and up to 37 mph on the open road.

A stalwart of the Chev pickup fleet in the 1970s, the C30 is considered to be the first of the modern pickup trucks. It was also the first Chev with the crew cab option, meaning the truck could easily seat six people.

Since 1961, Chevrolet has included a van in their model lineup. Currently, this is the Express which was first manufactured in 1995. It is available in a cargo and passenger configuration, depending on the client's needs.

Currently only available in China, the CDX is a compact luxury crossover SUV and the first vehicle from Acura to include a turbocharger. Future markets for the vehicle might include the United States.

The Impala SS was a model offered by Chevrolet between 1961 and 1969. The 1969 model was powered by a 427 cubic inch 7.0-liter V8 which produced 335 horse power.

After initially competing in the crossover (mid-sized) category from its introduction in 2004, the 2018 model of the Equinox will now feature in the compact crossover class. The Equinox is available with either 1500 cc or 2000 cc petrol engine or a 1600 cc turbo diesel powerplant. The 2000 cc petrol motor produces an impressive 252 brake horsepower.

Built between 1986 and 2001, the Integra Coupe was based on the Honda model of the same name. In fact, when Acura was first lauched in 1986, this was one of only two models offered. Interestingly, the third generation was considered one of the easiest cars to steal in the United States!

One of earliest pickups around, the Chevrolet International Series was the first to feature a 6-cylinder OVH engine. Also, it had metal rims, a far cry from earlier models with wooden wheels.

The El Camino was produced by Chevrolet between 1964 and 1987. Despite the fact that it was a coupe/utility vehicle, the SS version was considered a muscle car and was powered by various big block V8 motors.

Marketed from 1997 to 2004, the CL saw two generations. This mid-sized two-door coupe was the first Acura model to be built in the United States.

One of the most iconic vehicles ever produced by Chevrolet was the Belair. Manufactured between 1955 and 1957 it will always be remembered for its fantastic trim and those beautiful pointy tailfins.

Produced between 1988 and 1991, the Chevrolet K5 Blazer was a capable off-road vehicle. Blazers offered four-wheel drive with either a 5.7 liter or 6.2 small block Chevrolet engine.

Built in Canada for the Canadian market, the Acura EL, subcompact executive car was manufactured between 1997 and 2005.

As one of Chevrolet's most successful marques, the Chevelle was produced over two decades between 1963 and 1978. The largest engine put into a Chevelle was a 454 cu in (7.4 L) Big-Block V8.

The Malibu was first introduced by Chevrolet in 1963 and up until 1984, four generations were produced. It only returned to the market in 1997 and today, is one of the most models available in the mid-sized car class.

The 2018 ILX Acura offers excellent fuel economy, around 35 mpg on the open road and around 25 mpg in the city. It has less than stellar performance figures, however.

Built between 1988 and 1991, the Chevrolet V3500 Crew Cab 4x4 featured a heavy-duty Dana 60 solid front axle as well as an overdrive automatic gearbox which made it a favorite of those lovers of bigger-bodied off-roaders.

One of the most famous marques of the Corvette is the Mk II Stingray, produced between 1963 and 1967. This Chevy classic had either a 2-speed automatic gearbox or 3-speed manual with a range of engine options including small and big block V8’s.

When Acura was first launched in 1986, this was one of only two models offered. The first-generation Legend was powered by a 2.5-liter V6 engine. It produced around 150 brake horsepower.One further generations followed before production ended in 1996.

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 gas engine that produces an impressive 154 brake horsepower.

The first Suburban was introduced by Chevy in 1935! Current models offer a range of powerplant options including a 5.3-liter V8 engine coupled to a six-speed gearbox.

Introduced in 1961, this smaller pickup didn't catch the imagination of the American public. In fact, by 1964 only 851 were sold. It was discontinued that year.

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About This Quiz

Are you one of only 5 percent of people who could ace this quiz? 

Yes, it really is that tough! You see, we have lined up that classic brand of American motoring, Chevrolet, against the luxury Japanese brand, Acura, run by Japanese auto manufacturer, Honda.

It's up to you to identify whether the vehicle shown in each image comes from either Chevrolet or Acura. Sounds easy enough with just two answers to choose from, but we can assure you, it is anything but a walk in the park.

This will test your overall knowledge of both maker's models across a range of vehicle platforms. Sports cars, yes we have that covered (and both manufacturers have produced some excellent sports cars over the years). What about SUVs? Of course! This type of vehicle has become one of the most popular on the road today and there are more than a few questions about them. Let's not forget sedans either, both modern and classic! We have those covered as well along with a whole lot more. 

So now its all up to you! Put your fantastic auto knowledge to the test in one of our toughest identification quizzes yet. We know you can ace this one, just take your time and pick wisely!

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