91% of People Can't Name the Most Common Cars on the Road. Can You?

By: Bambi Turner
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About This Quiz

Can you tell a Corolla from a Camry, or a Honda Pilot from a Honda Odyssey? Know the difference between a Ford Mustang and a Ford Focus, or a Dodge Charger and a Dodge Durango? If you consider yourself a car connoisseur, take our quiz to see if you can recognize the most common cars on the road!

It's no secret that America is a car-loving country. In 2017 alone, U.S. buyers signed on the dotted line of more than 17.2 million leases and sales contracts in all 50 states. Those cars, SUVs and light pickups came with an average price of more than $36,000 -- no small sum, when you consider median household income is well under double that amount.

The truly intriguing part of American car culture isn't the huge amount buyers are willing to invest in their cars however -- it's the fact that with so many manufacturers and models to choose from, a select few dominate U.S. sales. For example, the Ford F-150 pickup is the most popular vehicle by far in the vast majority of central states, while buyers on both coasts generally end up buying one of a few compact SUVs or sedans. In fact, a 2017 list of the best-selling vehicles in all 50 states includes only 12 makes and models, proving that buyers like to stick with what's popular when it comes to cars.

So while you're cruising past these common cars and trucks each day, do you think you're paying enough attention to identify these vehicles from a single image? Take our quiz to find out!

In production since the '40s, the Ford F-150 pickup has been the top-selling pickup in the U.S. since the late '70s. It's the best-selling vehicle of any kind throughout most of the central states, and around 900,000 were sold in 2017 alone.

The Toyota Camry started off as a compact when it debuted in 1982, and gradually became a mid-size sedan over time. The introduction of a hybrid version in the '00s boosted sales, and the company has sold around 400,000 units every year from 2010 to 2018.

Dodge has been making its popular full-sized Ram pickup since 1981 -- though the Ram name was first used on a utility truck produced from the '30s through the '50s. In 2017, the company sold half a million Rams in the U.S.

A tie-in with the TV show "Heroes" helped Nissan successfully launch the Rogue in 2008. The five-door compact crossover achieved sales of more than 400,000 in the United States in 2017.

The CR-V is designed as a mid-sized SUV, and falls between the smaller HR-V and the larger Honda Pilot. The CR-V has been in production since 1997, and the company sold around 378,000 units in the U.S. in 2017.

Introduced in 1991 to replace the Bronco II, the Ford Explorer started off as a compact before transitioning to a mid-sized SUV in the mid-'90s. The company sold close to a quarter of a million Explorers in 2017 in the U.S.

RAV4 stands for four-wheel drive recreational activity vehicle. Toyota sold around 56,000 RAV4 units when the vehicle was introduced in 1996, and enjoyed a steady sales increase to more than 400,000 units in 2017.

The Honda Accord has ranked among the best-selling cars in the U.S. since the late '80s. It began as a compact and has gradually grown to become a mid-sized vehicle. For several decades, U.S. buyers have bought in excess of 300,000 Accords annually as of 2017.

The Ford Escape is a compact crossover introduced in 2000. During its first year of sales, U.S. buyers snatched up 164,000 units. By 2017, the company was selling more than 300,000 Escapes each year in the U.S.

GMC introduced the Sierra pickup to replace the iconic Chevy C/K line in 1998 and sold 160,000 vehicles in the U.S. that first year. In 2017, American buyers drove off in more than 200,000 Sierras.

Mechanically identical to the GMC Sierra, the Chevy Silverado sold more than half a million units in the units in 1998 alone. Sales peaked in 2001 with more than 700,000 U.S. units, but even in 2017, the company was still selling half a million Silverados each year.

The Honda Civic has long been a top-seller for its fuel efficiency and reliability, and improved style and performance over the years have only helped make this subcompact more popular. Introduced in 1972, the Civic had sales of more than 375,000 in 2017 in the U.S.

The Chevy Equinox began as a mid-sized SUV before gradually evolving into a crossover. In 2017, the company had U.S. Equinox sales of around 300,000.

Toyota has been producing its compact Corolla in the mid-'60s. By the next decade, it had become one of the best-selling cars in the world. Even in 2017, U.S. sales topped 200,000.

The Ford Fusion is a mid-sized sedan introduced in 2006. Thanks to alternative fuel and hybrid options, the company sold well over 200,000 Fusion units in the U.S. in 2017.

The Jeep Grand Cherokee is a mid-sized SUV that came out in 1993. Buyers snapped up over 200,000 of this unibody style vehicle in 2016 alone in the U.S.

The Nissan Altima came out in 1992, and has since evolved from a compact into a mid-sized sedan. Strong fleet sales helped Nissan sell more than a quarter of a million Altimas in the U.S. in 2017.

Hyundai has produced the compact Elantra since 1990. The company sold more than 200,000 Elantras in the U.S. in 2017 alone.

The Chevy Malibu started out as a trim package on the Chevelle before becoming its own model in the '70s. The company has sold around 200,000 Malibus on average every year from 2000 to 2017.

The Nissan Sentra started as a subcompact, but grew over the years into a larger compact. The company sold around 77,000 units in the U.S. market in 2017.

Honda introduced the company's first minivan, the Odyssey, in 1995. Sales peaked in 2006 at more than 175,000 U.S. sales, but continued to remain steady, topping 100,000 in 2017.

Alternatively known as the XV, the Subaru Crosstrek is a station wagon-style crossover with a rugged, off-road look. The company introduced the Crosstrek in 2012, then broke 100,000 in annual sales for the first time in the U.S. in 2017.

Inspired by classic military vehicles, the Jeep Wrangler came out in 1986. Sales have been steady over the years, and U.S. customers snatched up nearly 200,000 Wranglers in 2016 alone.

The Honda Pilot is a mid-sized crossover SUV introduced in 2003. The third row of seating in this vehicle made it a hit with buyers, who purchased more than 125,000 Pilots in 2017.

Known as the Kluger outside North America, the Toyota Highlander is a mid-sized crossover introduced in 2001. The introduction of a hybrid version in 2005 has helped boost sales, and Toyota sold more than 230,000 Highlanders in 2017 in the U.S.

Because the BMW 3-series is considered an entry-level car in the luxury market, there are a lot more of them on the road than you might think. This compact executive came out in 1975, and the company has sold around 100,000 a year on average in the U.S. since 2001.

Introduced as a mid-sized sedan in 1986, the Ford Taurus has gradually grown to a full-sized vehicle over the years. The company built more than 7.5 million units in the first 20 years of production.

Known as the Chrysler Voyager outside North America, the Dodge Caravan was introduced in 1983. In the first 30 years of production, Dodge sold more than 11 million Caravans worldwide.

The Ford Mustang, which came out in 1965, just might be the ultimate muscle car. While sales of this icon peaked in 1966 with more than 600,000 units in the U.S., the car remained popular enough for Ford to sell more than 80,000 Mustangs in the U.S. in 2017.

The Subaru Outback station wagon is named for the wild and rugged Australian Outback. Introduced in 1994, the company sold almost 200,000 Outbacks in 2017 in the U.S. market.

South Korean auto maker Kia introduced the Sorrento SUV in 2002. Sales have grown steadily to almost 100,000 Sorrentos sold in the U.S. in 2017.

The Lexus RX 350 is a mid-sized luxury crossover introduced in 1998. In 2017, the company sold nearly 120,000 hybrid and traditional units combined in the U.S.

Known as the Honda MDX outside North America, the Acura MDX uses the same platform as the Honda Pilot. The company sold more than 55,000 units in the U.S. in 2017.

Early versions of the Dodge Durango SUV were based on the Dodge Dakota, while later generations used a body similar to the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Sales have remained steady since the vehicle's introduction in 1998.

The Forester is Subaru's second-best selling car model. Introduced in 1997, the company sold 180,000 units of this crossover SUV in the U.S. in 2016.

Introduced in 1966, the Dodge Charger rose to fame as the General Lee in "The Dukes of Hazzard." It has remained popular ever since, with around 90,000 units sold in 2017 in the U.S.

Mercedes-Benz introduced the C-class executive car to replace the 190 range in 1993. In 2016, U.S. buyers splurged on more than 75,000 C-class compacts in the U.S.

The compact Chevy Cruze came out in 2008 and quickly became a top seller. The company achieved 185,000 in U.S. sales in 2017.

The Hyundai Sonata is a mid-sized sedan introduced in 1985. The company topped 200,000 in annual U.S. sales between 2011 and 2015, and sold more than 132,000 units in 2017.

The compact Ford Focus came out in 1999 and has been available in coupe, sedan and hatchback models. More than 150,000 units were sold in the U.S. in 2017.

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