96% of People Can't Figure Out if These Vehicles Are Ford, Dodge, or Chevy. Can You?

By: Jody Mabry
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About This Quiz

Who hasn't pulled up to a light and glanced over to see some hot and sporty car flying by? "What in the world was that?" you wonder. For over a century people have been fanatical about the cars they drive often mired in debate over which is the best. From common passenger vehicles to tar-ripping track busters and of course the family hauling SUVs these cars are both identical, customizable and in many cases unique.

Ford, Chevy and Dodge are the biggest names in American vehicle automation. But, would you be able to figure out which vehicle belongs to each manufacturer just by looking at an image? Sure, it may seem easy, especially for an auto-freak like yourself, but with vehicles that have been oddly similar and some exact replicas, this might be the auto quiz to challenge and stun you. 

From the Corvette to the Mustang and the Viper, these sports cars hit both the road and the track while large SUV's such as the Suburban and Caravan haul family from soccer practice to karate. 

You drive these cars and you admire these cars, but how well do you know them? Are you Ford Tough? Do you run deep with Chevy? Or, do you grab life by the horns with Dodge? 

Now it's time to impress, by seeing how well you know these vehicles! 

The Ford Escort was first released as a model in Europe in 1964. One of the most iconic Ford brands on the continent, six generations were produced over a 36-year period throughout the world. The brand was introduced to the United States in 1980 and there were three generations until 2003 when it was discontinued.

The Charger was Dodge's first muscle car in the 1960s and entered the market as their answer to the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro. Today, it still battles its rivals. Now in its seventh generation, the Charger SRT Hellcat has a 6.2-liter supercharged engine capable of producing 707 brake horsepower.

The Fiesta was originally made for the European and other world markets with the model first produced in 1976. It was only the sixth generation Fiesta, released in 2010 that was made available in the United States. The new 2017 model has a range of engine options from 1000 cc to 1500 cc petrol driven and 1500 cc turbo diesel.

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 and around 400,000 vehicles were shifted.

The first Ford in the F-Series was released in 1948 and over the years, this brand has become one of America's favorite pickups. And it shows in sales figures. Over the last three decades, the F-Series has outsold every competitor with ease. The latest models of the F-150 retain all that Ford history while giving their owners a thoroughly modern vehicle.

This SUV has been produced under the Dodge name since 1997. Currently in its third generation, it shares much in common with the Jeep Grand Cherokee as it is built on the same platform. The top of the range Durango is powered by a 5.7-liter V8 HEMI engine which produces 360 brake horsepower.

One of the most famous marques of the Corvette is the Mk II Stingray, produced between 1963 and 1967. This 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.

Produced from the 1940s, this is one of the first 4x4 off-road vehicles made. It was based on the chassis of a US Military truck. The Power Wagon was in production from 1945 to 1980. Dodge resurrected the name in 2005 as part of their Dodge Ram lineup.

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. From 1908 to 1927, 15 million Model T's were sold in the United States.

The Camaro was first launched in 1967 and is still a Chevrolet model to this day. This muscle car has seen six different generations. The current Camaro offers three different engine configurations with the SS sporting a 6.2 liter V8 capable of producing 455 brake horsepower.

The Dodge Viper is a supercar currently in its third generation, or as Dodge calls it, Phase VX. The Viper was designed by Tom Gale who had also worked on the Lamborghini Diablo. The Viper RT/10, introduced in 1992 is powered by an 8-liter V10.

When introduced in 2004, the Equinox formed part of the mid-sized crossover category. From 2018, however, it moves to the compact crossover class. The Equinox is available with either 1500 cc or 2000 cc petrol engines or a 1600 cc turbo diesel powerplant. The 2000 cc petrol motor produces an impressive 252 brake horsepower.

The Focus was originally made for the European and other world markets. It was first introduced for sale in the USA in 1999. There are many variants currently available including a diesel-powered Focus. It is also available in an all-electric version, built to compete with the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt.

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.

Still going strong today, the Dodge Grand Caravan was introduced in 1984 and is considered to be one of the first minivans ever produced.

With a production span running for 39 years (1960 to 1999) the 454 SS was one of Chevrolet's main pick-up truck models. It’s ability to handle tough off-road tracks greatly increased in 1989 when the new fourth-generation model received a fully independent front suspension.

This light commercial van was first produced by Ford in 1965 and remains an important model in their lineup to this day. In fact, over the years, Ford has sold over 8 million Transits. The vehicle is currently in its fourth generation.

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. The suspension came in the form of leaf springs both front and back which helped the Blazer’s frame-on-body design, adding much stability.

The Colorado is a pickup truck in the mid-sized segment. It has been produced by Chevrolet since 2003. It is available as both a 2-door regular cab, 4-door extended cab and 4-door crew cab.

The Challenger was first introduced in 1970 as a muscle car. The top of the range model from this era was powered by a 6.98-liter Chrysler Hemi engine. The second generation of the Challenger moved away from the muscle car market. It was produced between 1978 and 1983 and sold in the compact car market. Then in 2008, the brand was reintroduced by the Chrysler group, again as a muscle car. Since reintroduction, over 400,000 Challengers have been sold.

Another one of Ford's big selling models, the Taurus first entered production in 1986. Currently in its six generation, the car competes in the full-sized car segment. In the last five years, over 400,000 units of this model have been sold in America alone. Interestingly, the seventh generation Taurus is currrently only available in China.

The Silverado 1500 Z71 is an excellent off-roader, thanks mainly to its purpose-built off-road suspension, a locking differential and of course some V8 Chevrolet power on demand. The Z71 package can be added to any 1500 Silverado turning this popular pickup into an off-road beast. Of course, it's not too shabby on the road either!

An SUV first produced by Ford in 1991, the Explorer currently competes in the full-size crossover SUV market. It is in its fifth generation. Three engine options are available for the Explorer including an Ecoboost 3.5-liter V6 which produces 365 brake horsepower. This popular model has sold over 1 million units in the United States in the last five years.

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

After it was in production for over 20 years, the Malibu name disappeared around 1984. In 1997 the marque reappeared in the mid-sized vehicle class. The top of the line model comes with a 9-speed automatic gearbox paired with a 2000 cc turbocharged engine pushing out 250 brake horsepower

Produced between 1986 and 2011, the Dodge Dakota is a pickup truck competing in the mid-sized market segment. After sales figures were halved over a three-year period from 2005, the Dakota was dropped a few years later.

Starting out in the full-sized car segment, the LTD, produced by Ford for a 24-year period between 1962 and 1986, moved into the mid-sized segment for its last four years of production. Interestingly, for most of the production run, the LTD was the largest sedan vehicle produced by Ford.

The Impala name is synonymous with Chevrolet. This iconic brand first hit the vehicle market in 1958. Now in its tenth generation, over half-a-million have been sold since 2012.

The Polara is a full-sized car first introduced by Dodge in 1959. This full-spec vehicle was positioned to compete with both Ford and Chevrolet offerings in the full-sized vehicle segment, the Galaxie and the Impala. Over the years, various models were introduced including coupes, convertibles and station wagons. It was discontinued in 1973.

The El Camino was produced by Chevrolet between 1964 and 1987. It was available in a number of body options including as a utility vehicle and a coupe.

The Ford Fairlane was produced by Ford between 1955 and 1961 in the full-sized car segment and from 1962 to 1970 in the mid-sized car segment. Over this period, seven generations were produced. The Fairlane name was used on a concept car in 2005. This later became the Ford Flex.

Produced between 1995 and 2006, the Stratus was a mid-sized car which was very well received when launched. It lasted for three generations before it was discontinued. Interestingly, all production lines and equipment used to make the Stratus were sold to Russian automaker GAZ who produced 9,000 models for use in their local car market.

One of Ford's offerings in the highly competitive compact crossover market, the Escape has sold close to 1,5 million units in the past five years. The Escape is not only popular in the States, however. Named the Kuga in other parts of the world, it sells well in Europe and Australia. It is available with either front-wheel or all-wheel drive and has a six-speed gearbox as standard.

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.

The first 4x4 Bronco hit the trails in 1966 and proved to be a more than capable off-roader. Blessed with a turning circle of just 33.8 feet, thanks to a wheelbase of 92-inches, later models also included a Ford V8 engine with incredible torque. Bronco production ended in 1996 after 30 years but Ford will reintroduce the model in around 2019.

With sales of 2.8 million over a 12-year period, the Chevette served Chevrolet well in the subcompact class. In fact, in 1979 and 1980, it was the best selling small car in the United States.

The Ford Super Duty is an excellent off-roader from Ford and the perfect choice when hauling a heavy load. Thanks to a solid beam axle, the Super Duty offers better axle articulation. The differential also locks the rear electronically which means the Super Duty handles even the toughest terrain. Top of the range engines on the model will crank out 860 pounds per feet of torque!

The Kuga is essentially the Ford Escape, but for markets outside of the United States. These include Europe, Australia and South Africa to name a few. This compact crossover features all-wheel drive as well as front-wheel drive models with a range of Ecotec engine options.

The Corvair's main claim to fame is that it was the only passenger car in the United States to be powered by an air-cooled, rear-mounted engine. This did change the vehicles handling somewhat and led to some controversy. The Corvair was produced between 1960 and 1969.

As one of Chevrolet's most successful marques, the Chevelle was produced over two decades between 1963 and 1978. It included a variety of body options including station wagons, convertibles, coupes and sedans and even took part in NASCAR. The largest engine put into a Chevelle was a 454 cu in (7.4 L) Big-Block V8.

Introduced in 1960 as a full-sized model, the Dodge Dart received numerous changes over the first three years of its existence. It was moved to the mid-sized segment in 1962 and then the compact car segment in 1963. It remained there until production ended in 1973. The Dart was a popular car throughout its 13 years of production.

Produced for a decade between 1970 and 1980, the Pinto was a Ford model in the subcompact car segment, their first model in this segment in America. It had three body styles - a two-door coupe, station wagon and three-door hatchback. The Pinto was popular with Ford producing 3 million by 1980 when it was replaced by the Ford Escort.

A pickup with a difference, the SSR was produced by Chevrolet between 2003 and 2006. In fact, SSR stands for Super Sport Roadster with the vehicle actually a convertible pickup with a retractable hardtop! Unfortunately for Chevrolet, sales for the SSR were not exactly stellar.

The first generation GT40 won the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for four straight years from 1966 to 1969 which included filling out the top three positions in 1966. Only 105 were produced.

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.

Related to the Mazda B-Series, the Ford Ranger was produced in the United States over a 29-year period up until 2012. Ford plans to reintroduce the model in 2019. The Ranger is still sold in international markets, however.

Available in the United States since 2006 and Europe a decade later, the Edge competes in the mid-size crossover SUV segment. Currently in its second generation, the Edge offers three-engine options on US models with the 3.5-liter Duratec V6 the largest available. It pushes out 280 brake horsepower.

Competing in the compact segment, the Citation was produced by Chevrolet between 1980 and 1985.

Produced from 1968 to 1971, this muscle car was based on the two-door Coronet. The Super Bee name was also given to a Valiant marque built in Mexico. In 2007, Dodge brought back the Super Bee badge and used it for some Charger models.

There were two marques for the Nova. The first was built from 1961 to 1979 and the second from 1985 to 1988. The Nova started life as a compact car but from 1985 fell into the subcompact segment.

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