Honda or Hyundai: Only 1 in 17 People Can Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

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Robin Tyler

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

This two-door mid-engined sports car was marketed in the U.S. as the Acura NSX. The first generation of the NSX was built between 1990 and 2005 with the second generation following a decade later in 2016. The current NSX, a hybrid, is powered by a 3.5 L twin-turbo V6 engine and three electric motors.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

First introduced to the United States in 1996, the Sonata, from Korean manufacturer Hyundai, has grown steadily in popularity. Over 1 million units have been sold in the United States in the last five years.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

A mini MPV, the Mobilio Spike was marketed by Honda between 2002 and 2008. Not only is it extremely fuel efficient, but it could carry 7 passengers and be set up in five different ways in terms of seating and cargo space. The Mobilio is powered by a 1.5-liter L15A VTEC I4 engine.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Produced between 2001 and 2007, the Terracan was an early Hyundai offering in the SUV market. This mid-sized, five-door SUV was extremely popular in China where it was manufactured until 2015. Here it was built in conjunction with Chinese automobile company, Hawtai.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Produced between 1971 and 2014 and over five generations, Life is a name badge used on city cars and microvans produced by Honda. The last model, made from 2003 to 2008 was powered by a 700cc engine connected to a four-speed automatic gearbox.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The Veloster debuted in 2011. This sports compact from Hyundai is still in its first generation. With somewhat strange lines, the Veloster sure is a head turner. Sadly, base models only have 1.6-liter engines which certainly do not fit in with the sleek looks of the vehicle. A 1.6-liter turbo version, however, has seen the light of day. It produces 201 brake horsepower.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The Hyundai Porter, a larger pickup truck designed for carrying equipment, goods or other cargo has been marketed by the Korean company since 1977. It is currently in its fourth generation and was the best selling vehicle in South Korea in 2016.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The flagship model in the Honda range, the Legend has been in production since 1985. It has taken other name badges around the world including Acura Legend, RL and RLX as well as Daewoo Arcadia. The Legend is a four-door luxury sedan.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The Honda Insight, an electric-hybrid vehicle, was first marketed as a subcompact car from 1999 till 2006 and then as a compact car from 2007 till 2014. Two generations were introduced during this period with the possibility of a third in 2019. The Insight offers excellent gas mileage figures of over 40 mpg for both city and highway driving.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The mid-'90s saw the launch of the first generation Tiburon. This 2-door sports coupe from Hyundai was popular into the turn of the new century. The second generation Tiburon included a model powered by a 2.7-liter V6 engine that produced 172 brake horsepower.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Hyundai's model in the supermini segment, the i20 was first released in 2007. Now in its second generation, the i20 received a 5-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Power options include three gas and two diesel powerplants. Over 430,000 units of the i20 have sold in Europe since 2012.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

This compact MPV was built by Honda between 2004 and 2009. Seating was easily configured and over 32 combinations could be selected. The FR-V had a range of powerplant options including gas and diesel power.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

In production since 2004, the Tucson is a front-wheel drive, 5-door SUV competing in the compact crossover segment for Hyundai. From 2009, it became known as the IX-35 in many markets around the world. Around 300,000 units of this vehicle have sold in the United States since 2012.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Now in its third generation, the Honda Fit is a subcompact car which first entered production in 2001. Current models include either a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox and either gas or diesel engine options. This vehicle is known as the Honda Jazz in certain markets.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Currently in the mid-sized crossover class, the Sante Fe is a popular SUV from Hyundai. Now in its third generation, the Sante Fe is extremely popular in the United States with over 300,000 units sold in the past three years. With both automatic and manual options as well a range of powerplants (7 in total), the sheer variety available to buyers makes the Sante Fe an attractive SUV option.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Since 2012, the Honda Civic has sold over 1.6 million units in the United States alone. The Civic brand was first introduced by the Japanese automaker in 1972 in the subcompact car bracket. From 2000, however, the Civic has competed in the compact car class. Including sales up until the end of 2015, 18.5 million Civics have been sold worldwide.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

This compact crossover was produced by Japanese auto manufacturer Honda between 2002 and 2011. Models are powered by a 2.4-liter gas engine. Sadly, sales dropped considerably in the final years of production and the Element was discontinued.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The Equus competed in the full-sized luxury class for the manufacturer, Hyundai. It was built between 1999 and 2016 with the second generation featuring two limited editions as well as a limousine. The Equus is powered by a V8 engine which produces over 400 brake horsepower.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The Clarity name badge has been used by Honda on a range of alternative fuel vehicles. It first appeared in 2008 on a four-door sedan powered by a hydrogen fuel cell electric motor and currently on an electric and a plug-in electric vehicle.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Marketed from 1998 to 2005, the Scoupe from Hyundai was a two-door coupe powered by two versions of a 1.5-liter engine. The more powerful produced close to 114 brake horsepower. The Scoupe was a variant of the Hyundai Excel.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Produced between 1991 and 2003, the Galloper was a mid-sized SUV, available as both a 2-door and 5-door option. Essentially, it was a rebadged Mitsubishi Pajero.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Made between 2010 and 2016, the CR-Z is a three-door sport compact hybrid with coupe styling. The electric engine produces around 14 brake horsepower while the 1.5-liter gas engine produces 112 brake horsepower.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Also called the Starex and Satellite in other markets, the H-1 is a light commercial vehicle often used as a delivery van as well people carrier. It was first introduced by Hyundai in 1997 and is currently in its second generation. Powerplants for the H-1 include three diesel options as well as one 2.4-liter gas engine.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Introduced in 2002, the Pilot is a mid-sized cross-over vehicle. It is built on the same platform as the Acura MDX, Odyssey minivan and the Accord. Over 360,000 have been sold in the United States in the last three years.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

This city car replaced the Atos in 2007. Power options for the i10 include three gas engines (the highest a 1.25-liter option) as well as 1.1-liter diesel. The i10 received a 4-star Euro NCAP safety rating, which for a small car of this nature, is fairly high. A slightly larger version of this vehicle, the Grand i10 was launched in 2013.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Excellent performance and higher than average gas mileage figures? That's the CRX Si from Honda's claim to fame. Oh, and it looked pretty awesome as well.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The Passport is a rebadged version of the Isuzu Rodeo and first appeared in 1993. This partnership also saw Honda provide passenger vehicles to be rebadged as Isuzus. A compact SUV, the Passport was produced for two generations up until 2002 where it was replaced by the Pilot.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Now in its third generation, the i30 competes in the small family car segment for Korean manufacturer, Hyundai. It is available in a number of body configurations including 3-door hatchback, 5-door hatchback, 5-door estate and 5-door fastback. Over 430,000 units of the i30 have sold in Europe since 2012.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

One of the top minivans available today, the Odyssey has it all. It handles well, has great acceleration, ample space for your family and their luggage and more than decent gas mileage.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The IX-20 is a mini MPV which first entered the market in 2010 and was produced until 2017. Only marketed in Europe, the IX-20 offered two gas and two diesel engine options.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

This compact SUV featured as a Honda model from 2000 to 2014. Two generations have been produced over the years, and although the car has been made available in Europe, it never entered the American market. The last generation of the Stream is available as either a 5-speed manual or automatic and driven by either a 1.8 or 2.0-liter VTEC engine.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Built between 1966 and 1970, the S800 sports car featured as either a 2-door roadster or coupe. Over 11,000 were produced.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The Ix-35 is another quality SUV offering from Hyundai. Affordable, reliable, good looking and plenty of space make the IX-35 an appealing alternative in a market flooded with vehicles from many brands. This compact SUV was first produced by the Korean manufacturer in 2009. It comes with a range of engine options, from 1.6 to 2.4-liter. Interestingly, another SUV, the Tucson, effectively became the IX-35 when the second generation of this vehicle was produced.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Also known as the Matrix, the Lavita, a mini-MPV formed part of the Hyundai stable from 2001 to 2007. Interestingly, the Lavita was styled by the legendary Italian design house, Pininfarina

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

A sport utility truck, the Ridgeline was first marketed by Honda in 2005. It is currently in its second generation and is powered by a 3.5 liter V6 engine.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The Pony, Korea's first mass-produced car, was a rear-wheel drive subcompact car produced by the Korean manufacturer between 1975 and 1990. Two generations of the Pony were produced with a range of body options including sedans, wagons, a coupe utility and a hatchback.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

This two-door roadster was part of the Honda model range from 1999 to 2009. During this time, two generations of the S2000 were produced with around 110,000 sold in the US, Japan, UK and Canada over a 10-year period.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

A compact SUV, the Honda CR-V first hit the road in Japan in 1997. Currently the fifth generation is one of the best-selling models in the United States with over 357,000 sold in 2016 alone. Honda recently opened a factory in Greensburg, Indiana that produces the CR-V for the American market.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

With a range of affordable, high-spec cars coming out of Korea, Hyundai’s Elantra model is certainly one of the best cars available from that Asian country. This car, which features in the compact class, has been on the market since 1990 and was available in the United States the following year. It continues to prove to be fairly popular, with sales of over 200,000 units for the last five consecutive years.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

A higher-performing version of the regular Civic, the Type R was a favorite of boy racers around the globe. First produced in 1997, it is currently in its 5th generation and is available as a 3- or 4-door hatchback or 4-door sedan. The 5th generation is powered by a 2.0-liter engine capable of producing over 300 brake horsepower.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Another Korean offering, the Azera is stylish, comfortable and filled with technology, even the base models. It is let down by a fairly boring ride and less than impressive handling.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The Eon, produced since 2011, is another city car in the Hyundai range. Not sold in South Korea, the Eon is sold in other parts of Asia including the Philippines, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and India as well as South America. This five-speed manual offers two small engine options, either 800cc or 1-liter.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

Built between 1991 and 1996, the Beat was designed by legendary Italian design company, Pininfarina. This two-seat roadster was particularly small and received its power from a 700 cc engine coupled to a 5-speed manual gearbox.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

This executive luxury sedan was produced by Hyundai between 1996 and 2005. The Dynasty had all the luxuries one could expect from a model in this class, including temperature-controlled seats with memory foam, electronic suspension and dual climate control.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

With gas mileage of around 25-30 mpg while city driving and up to 38 mpg on the highway, the Accord is one of the least thirsty cars in its class. Add to that excellent comfort level and you have a winner!

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

This executive four-door sedan was entered the luxury car segment in 2015. The Aslan offers two powerplant options with the top of the range model featuring a 3.3-liter V6 capable of producing 294 brake horsepower. The upmarket nature of the Aslan means it comes with many features as standard.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

This micro truck/van has been produced by Honda since 1977. The Acty is available as a two-door micro truck or five-door minivan.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

The Atos was a 5-door hatchback city car offered by Korean manufacturer Hyundai between 1997 and 2007. Little changed over those 10 years until the Atos was replaced by the i10. This vehicle was driven by a 1.1-liter engine and available with both an automatic and manual transmission.

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Honda or Hyundai: What am I?

This compact sedan was produced by Honda between 1989 and 1997. Two generations of the Ascot were produced with the final version powered by either a 2.0 or 2.5-liter gas engine.

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About This Quiz

So you think you know your Asian car makers and the models that they offer? Well, in this quiz, only around 5 percent of people manage a perfect score! Yes, only 1 in 17 people can get 100 percent. Can you?

Well, it is going to take some in-depth knowledge of Japanese auto manufacturer Honda, as well as their rivals in South Korea, Hyundai. Although these brands may not have been around as long as some of their American or European counterparts, they certainly produce some brilliant vehicles across a range of classes.

In this test, we cover the full spectrum. Sports cars, yes we have that covered (and both manufacturers have produced some excellent sports cars over the years). What about SUV's? 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. We have those covered as well along with a whole lot more. 

And now it is up to you. Use your knowledge of both Honda and Hyundai models and identify the maker from a just a single screenshot. Many have failed, but in you, we have the utmost confidence.

Good luck!

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