Lexus or Chrysler: 83% of People Can't Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Staff Writer

A sports car from Lexus, the LFA was produced for just a two-year period from 2010 to 2012. It was one of the most expensive cars offered by the brand and only 500 were built. The LFA was powered by a 4.8-liter V10 capable of producing 552 brake horsepower.

Based on the Dodge Durango, the Aspen was launched in 2007. Sales of the Aspen were very poor and Chrysler quickly dropped the model after 2009.

The Conquest was essentially a rebadged Mitsubishi Starion and marketed in the United States between 1987 to 1989. This three-door coupe sports car was powered by a 2.6-liter turbocharged engine which produced 145 brake horsepower.

The Imperial was first introduced in 1926 by Chrysler. The model saw various updates right until 1954 before the Imperial name was discontinued. It resurfaced for a brief period in the 1990s, from 1990 till 1993.

Another Australia-only model, the Charger, a two-door muscle car was produced between 1971 and 1978. Eight different model types were marketed during those seven years

The LF-A Prototype is a racing car from Lexus has entered a number of endurance races including a 24-hour event a Nurburgring in 2008.

As its name would suggest, the F Sport is a sport version of the Lexus F. Parts for this model are produced in conjunction with Toyota Performance parts

Built between 1937 and 1937, this full-sized Chrysler model was available as a four-door sedan or two-door coupe. Its design incorporated the concept of streamlining, one of the first American cars to do so. Ultimately, however, the Airflow was not a particularly successful model for Chrysler.

A four-door sedan in the mid-sized segment, Chrysler introduced the 200 in 2010 with production running till 2016. Two generations were produced, and the 200 even had a 2-door convertible model.

The Alpine was a European Chrysler model marketed under a host of other names in various car markets around the world. This front-wheel-drive hatchback was produced by Chrysler Europe between 1975 and 1979.

A four-door notchback sedan, the Chrysler Cirrus was marketed between 1995 and 2000. The Cirrus has a few engine options, with the largest a 2.5-liter V6. Two other vehicles were based on the Cirrus platform, the Dodge Stratus and the Plymouth Breeze.

Fairly popular in Europe, the Lexus GS is not a massive seller in the United States. The GS offers a beautiful interior and acres of space for both driver and passenger alike and has a number of standard features. Of course, cars from the luxury division of Toyota are not cheap with almost $40,000 price difference between the entry level and top of the range model.

Released in 2017, this grand tourer takes the form of a two-door fastback coupe. Its development follows on from the 2012 LF-LC Concept first shown by Lexus in 2012. The LC is powered by either a 3.5-liter hybrid V6 or a 5.0-liter V8 gas engine.

Although keeping with the "air" theme like its another Chrysler model, the Airflow, the Airstream was not a streamlined design and was based on the Chrysler CO model. It was marketed from 1935 to 1936.

First marketed in Europe as the Hillman Avenger, this four-door small family car received Chrysler branding from 1976 to 1979. Interestingly, from 1971 to 1973, before it received its Chrysler badge for the European market, it was sold in America as the Plymouth Cricket. Three models of the Avenger were available to the motoring public - LS, GL and GLS

A full-sized four-door sedan, the Concorde was built from 1994 to 2004. Based on the Chrysler LH platform, two generations were produced during its production run. Second generation Concordes included a range of petrol engine options, with the largest, a 3.5-liter V6. The Concorde was eventually replaced by the Chrysler 300.

Now part of the FIAT group, Chrysler has made some eye-catching models throughout its history. One of these, the PT Cruiser, is certainly a talking point. You either love it or hate it! Enough people loved it, however, with over 1 million sold between 2000 and 2011.

The first hybrid vehicle from Lexus, the HS was marketed from 2009 to 2014. It was based on the Toyota MC platform also used for both the Corolla and Matrix. This luxury four-door sedan was only marketed in the United States from 2009 to 2012. Sales, however, were below expectation.

A Lexus model since 1999, the current generation of the IS, the third, has a range of powerplant options, both petrol and hybrid. The top of the range model features a 3.5-liter V6 which produces over 300 brake horsepower.

The first full-sized car released by Chrysler, the Royal badge adorned a range of body styles including a four-door sedan and two-door convertible as well as a coupe. It was produced from 1937 to 1950.

Introduced in 2011, the CT is a hybrid sports hatchback based on the Toyota MC platform also used for the Matrix and Corolla. The gas engine used in this hybrid system is a 1.8-liter straight four while the electric engine is powered by a 1.3 kWh nickel-metal hydride battery.

Part of Chrysler's offering in the mid-sized segment, the Sebring was produced between 1995 and 2010 and over three generations. It included various models including a sedan, convertible and coupe. Between 2007 and 2010 over 200,000 units were sold. It was rebadged as the Chrysler 200 in 2010.

First marketed in 1989, the ES class from Lexus has undergone a number of changes over the years. The ES first began life in the compact segment before moving to the mid-sized range offered by Lexus. Today, the ES is produced as an mid-size executive car with the sixth generation offering three gas powerplants and a hybrid option.

A 3-door hatchback in the supermini class, the Sunbeam was another product from Chrysler Europe. It was based on the Hillman Avenger and produced from 1977 to 1979. The Sunbeam had four engine options ranging from 930cc to 2.1-liter 16 V.

This concept car was built in small numbers. In fact, only 55 were made of which 50 were used in a designed user program. As one can tell by the name, this Chrysler model was driven by a turbine engine. Only nine remain today of which two are in private hands.

The Voyager minivan was produced by Chrysler from 1988 till 2016. During this time, Chrysler produced five generations. The last models offeredhad three powerplant options, two gas, the largest a 3.8-liter V6 as one as one diesel variant.

This two-door coupe, first produced in 2015, is a real looker. Engine options start with a 2-0 liter powerplant, but the top of the range RC is powered by a 5.0-liter V8 engine.

A rebadged Lancia with the same model name, the Ypsilon is currently sold in Japan and the United Kingdom. It has four engine options ranging from 900cc to 1.2-liter.

This Lexus SUV has been in production since 1995. Currently in its third generation, over the years, the vehicle featured a number of components that have made it a more than capable off-roader. These include crawl control, an anti-locking system for multiple terrains and hill-start assists.

The Centura featured as a model of Chrysler Australia from 1975 to 1978. This four-door was a front-wheel drive, front engine sedan. Essentially, it was a modified Chrysler 180 which offered three engine options from 2.0-liters to 3.5.-liters.

You would not normally associate a luxury vehicle like a Lexus with some off-roading, but don’t let the GX fool you. It is based on the same platform of two of Toyota’s excellent off-roading options, the 4Runner and the FJ Cruiser. The GX offers a dynamic suspension, crawl control and is powered by a big V8. It is certainly more than capable!

A luxury coupe, the Cordoba was marketed by Chrysler between 1975 and 1983 and over two generations. The Cordoba also featured in NASCAR for two seasons. The largest engine to feature in a Cordoba was a 5.2-liter V8.

The Lexus LS 400 debuted in 1990 This 4-door sedan quickly became a firm favorite providing both luxury and Toyota's famed reliability. Interestingly, development for this car had started as far back as 1983.

This four-door sedan, marketed by Lexus since 1989, is in its sixth generation and currently features in the mid-sized segment. The ES remains an excellent seller in the United States, with over 350,000 sold.

A two-door coupe or fastback, the Crossfire was marketed by Chrysler between 2004 and 2008. It was designed and built during Chrysler's association with Daimler and interestingly features many Mercedes SLK parts. The Crossfire was also powered by a 3.5-liter V6 AMG engine. Just over 76,000 were sold worldwide during its production run.

Currently, the LF badge at Lexus is linked to a range of 17 different concept cars including a digital model, the LF-LC GT which appeared in the PlayStation game, Gran Tourismo 6.

The Fifth Avenue badge had formed part of other Chrysler marques over the years but between 1983 and 1993, it was its own model. They were powered by a 5.2-liter V8 engine which produced 140 brake horsepower. As Chryslers largest car during these years, the fifth Avenue proved popular with 100,000 sold in 1985 alone.

Another Chrysler Europe model, this was essentially a rebadged Hillman Hunter and made available for the UK market in 1976. Interestingly, today there are only seven left, of which one is in running condition.

Now a mid-sized crossover SUV, the RX was first marketed as a compact crossover SUV from 1998 to 2003. The fourth generation of the RX includes an 8-speed automatic gearbox and 3 powerplant options including a 3.5-liter V6 hybrid.

Essentially an upmarket version of stablemate, the Dodge Laser, Chrysler's version was deemed to be the first sports car released by the company. The difference between the Dodge and Chrysler models were in trim levels only. The Laser was marketed between 1984 and 1986.

The base model (and cheapest) Chrysler at the time, the LeBaron was introduced into the Chrysler fleet in 1977. The brand formed part of the Chrysler model range until 1994 with three generations produced. In terms of body styles, over the years, the LeBaron was available as a sedan, wagon, coupe and convertible.

The minivan market in the United States is fiercely competitive. The Pacifica from Chrysler is fairly new to it, but already has made an impression with impressive sales in its first year.

This retro-styled sports car was marketed by Chrysler between 1997 and 2002, first under the Plymouth brand and then Chrysler from 2001. Over 11,000 units of this 2-door, rear-wheel drive roadster were produced.

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About This Quiz

So you think you know your stuff when it comes to identifying cars, do you? Well then, hit that accelerator, spin up those wheels and lay down some rubber! Your knowledge will be put to the test when it comes to identifying vehicles from one iconic American brand, and a Japanese luxury vehicle maker.

Chrysler has a long and distinguished history in the automotive world, while Lexus, only around for the last 30 years, is backed by one of the biggest car companies in the world - Toyota.

So where do you come in with all of this? Well, would you be able to identify some models from these two manufacturers? 

Could you just look at one single image and decide if it was a model from Chrysler or one from Lexus? From sedans to station wagons, coupes, convertibles ... you name it, they are on our quiz. And while some are obvious, others are not. It might not be as easy as you think. 

So as a car nut, aim for glory, the checkered flag and victory lane, where the champagne or milk (your preference), is on ice. A true auto aficionado certainly would stand a chance of finishing in pole position in this quiz! So what are you waiting for? 

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