Can You Name the Car Brand From 3 Facts?


By: Robin Tyler

7 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Since the first car was produced in 1885, there have been so many models come and go.

Some last a short period of time, while others are around for what seems like a lifetime. And in some instances, it is indeed a lifetime. 

Why? Well, a car that has been marketed for long enough to become part of the fabric of society has probably earned that longevity for a number of reasons. And while there are many of these vehicles, some just stand out from the rest. It might be an incredible performance model, or it might be an honest, reliable runner that can be trusted to get you and your family from A to B safely and securely. 

Whatever the reason, a car that has longevity is no fluke! And we all have our favorites, don't we? Many people are influenced in their car choices by the cars their parents drove — those that they have grown up with. But that's not always the case.

But let's get to the task at hand. No pictures here, just facts! We give you three facts and you have to name the car that they describe. 

Seems easy enough doesn't it? Well, let's see how you fare!

Start your engine ... and go!

And the best of luck to you. 

Name the civilian version of a military vehicle that Arnold Schwarzenegger owned and popularized. Sadly, they are no longer made.

A civilian version of the Humvee military vehicle, the Hummer H1 would then obviously be more than capable as an off-roader. And it is — but with limitations. The Hummer's power plant suffered from a lack of power — a complaint addressed in the 2006 Hummer H1 Alpha by offering the Duramax Diesel engine. Another disadvantage is that the H1 is a massive vehicle. You need the large, open off-road track for this behemoth. The 2006 model also marked the last year of the Hummer's production.


Name this late '90s car with cool retro styling. Loved by some and hated by others, around 11,000 were sold.

First released in 1997, it was hard not to notice the Prowler with its styling reminiscent of hot rods from the 1930s. This two-door roadster was powered by a 3.5-Liter EGG V6 engine. Just more than 11,700 Prowlers were made before production ended in 2002.


This British off-roader, first seen in 1983, is based on a classic design that dates back to the 1940s.

The first Land Rover Defender was produced in 1983, developed based on the design of the original Land Rover line. Defenders are tough as nails, excellent off-road vehicles and designed to take abuse and keep running.


Big, brash and bold ... and loved by rappers! This SUV was introduced in 1998.

When you think of big luxury SUVs, certainly the Escalade pops into your mind. With its massive 20-inch rims, large tires and plenty of chrome, the Escalade is perfect for those who want to make an entrance. This probably explains why it is loved by rappers!


A convertible pickup with a retractable hardtop and a retro design. Sounds weird, and it was — and not many people bought it. Can you name the vehicle?

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


Produced in the 1930s, was this the world's first minivan? Many think it was. Its insect-like look led to its name. What is it?

Many car experts believe the Stout Scarab to be the first-ever minivan, although the designers and the general public might not have known it at the time. You can certainly see why they named it the Scarab, as it looks like an elongated beetle. First made in 1932, not many Scarabs were produced, and all were handmade; each vehicle was unique.


This vehicle was first released in 1915 and manufactured by the A.O. Smith Company. It was the bare bones of cars at the time, and that didn't change when another company bought the rights to the vehicle. Can you name it?

The Briggs and Stratton Flyer, first manufactured as the Smith Flyer until 1919, was essentially a wooden bench that moved. It had no protection for the driver from the elements and no shock absorbers. By 1920, however, cars had already evolved to a point of relative comfort, and the Flyer just wasn't what the public was looking for.


It's capable of nearly 1,500 horsepower. It costs close to $3 million. And it is super fast. What is it?

The Bugatti Chiron’s 8.0-liter 16-cylinder quad-turbocharged engine produces an incredible 1,479 horsepower. Its $2.98 million price tag, however, will cause heart palpitations for your bank manager! This vehicle has the speed to back up that price, though; the car is estimated to be able to top 308 mph — if there was a tire available to handle that kind of speed.


Not one, but two 2.5-liter V6 engines power this bonkers car. And they each drive their own set of wheels. This made it a 4x4 that could go more than 200 mph. Do you know what it is?

The Dirt Trail variant of the Suzuki Escudo took part in the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in 1998. It had two 2.5-liter twin turbo V6 engines, one for front wheels and one for the rear. It produced 981 horsepower and was capable of 206 mph.


A muscle car with a V6 engine ... yes, that's right. And it was quick! Name it, please.

This Grand National — a variant of the Buick Regal —  quickly took the fight to its more established rivals, particularly the GNX edition. The GNX, produced in 1987, was the final Grand National edition and was powered by a turbocharged V6 engine; in tests beat the Porsche 930 and the Ferrari F40 in the quarter mile.


Ahead of its time, this car from the 1930s was designed with aerodynamics in mind. It didn't sell well, however.

Ahead of its time, the Chrysler Airflow incorporated aerodynamics in its design in the 1930s. Sadly, the public didn't care, and it sold poorly, lasting just three years in production. The idea of streamlining survived, however, and was used by designers around the world.


The first rolled off the production line in 1937. The last in 2003. In that time more than 20 million were built. What car are we talking about?

Has there ever been a car more iconic than the Volkswagen Beetle? Or a car produced for a period of over 65 years like the Beetle was (the prototype was built in 1937 in Germany and the last rolled off the production line in 2003 in Mexico)? No, there probably hasn’t been and never will be again. A true classic!


Name this fully electric SUV with a range of more than 200 miles. Its front and back wheels are driven by their own motors.

A luxury SUV, the Tesla Model X is an electric vehicle capable of traveling between 250 and 325 miles on a single charge, depending on driving conditions. Sporting all-wheel drive and two motors, the top of the range P90D produces 259 horsepower to the front tires and 503 horsepower to the rear tires!


Introduced in 1959 and made for 41 years, this is one of the greatest small cars ever made. Can you name it?

In 1959, the Mini Mark I was introduced to the world. And what a popular car it proved to be. Over the years, it underwent a number of upgrades, but that distinct Mini appeal never left. The last of these cars rolled off the production line in 2000.


Taking a model from its stablemate and sprucing it up didn't prove a popular idea. Name this pickup from the early 2000s that just didn't sell.

An up-trimmed version of the Ford F-150, the Blackwood was Lincoln's answer to the pickup market. It only sold in America in 2002 due to a poor reception from the public.


More than 40 million units of this car have been sold worldwide since its introduction in 1966. In fact, it's now in its 12th generation. Identify it, please.

One of the best-selling cars in the world, the Toyota Corolla was first introduced in 1966. During its lifetime, it has had 11 redesigns over that period, first starting out as a subcompact model and moving to the compact category in 1991. In 2018, more than 300,000 units of the Corolla were sold in the United States alone — and more than 44 million have been sold worldwide over the years.


Muscle cars are awesome, right? Not so much this one, which not only looked like it had been chopped at the back and was underpowered but was voted one of the worst cars of all time.

Voted by Time Magazine as one of the 50 Worst Cars of All Time, the Gremlin was ugly. Essentially a shortened AMC Hornet, the Gremlin used vacuum-operated wipers, didn't have disk brakes or use radial tires. It wasn't very well received.


In production for 27 years, the first generation of this car starred in the Hollywood film The Graduate. Power options ran up to 2.0-liter engines. Can you name it?

Although the Alfa Romeo Spider had a production run from 1966 to 1993, it is the ’66 to ’69 models — the first generation — that are highly sought as classic cars. This version had three power plant options, either 1.3-liter, 1.5-liter or 1.8-liter inline-four engines.


This 1950s truck used various parts from the maker's other vehicles and was styled to look more like a car than a truck. What is it?

Built from 1957 through 1959, the Sweptside actually used car parts from other Dodge models to compete with the style of the Chevrolet Cameo Carrier pickup. In fact, the Sweptside even featured tailfins that so popular at the time. Although it was certainly different, the Sweptside never made a dent in the pickup market. Ironically, the Cameo Carrier didn't, either.


It's a sports car. It's a hybrid. It's German. Name it!

A hybrid sports car first seen in 2014, the i8 is not only easier on the environment, but it is one of the best-looking cars on the road today. And for a hybrid, it is incredibly quick, going from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.4 seconds.


Safe, reliable, understated ... all words used to describe this vehicle. Both diesel and gas versions with manual and automatic transmissions were available in the range. Which car are we talking about?

This premium compact car was produced for two generations from 1995 to 2012. The second generation was well received, with global sales of more than 270,000 units from 2006 to 2011. The S40 included four gasoline and four diesel models with both manual and automatic transmissions.


Identify this popular sedan found worldwide since 1982. More than 208,000 were sold in the United States in 2018.

Japanese automaker Nissan introduced the Sentra to Japan in 1982. Over the years, this vehicle, found in the compact car class, has been sold in a number of markets around the world, including America. In fact, it quickly became a top seller in the States and in 2018, more than 208,000 units were sold. The Sentra is currently in its seventh generation.


This two-door sports coupe was first released in Japan in 2012. Interestingly, power comes from a straight-four engine. Can you name it?

First released in 2012, the Toyota 86 is a two-door fastback coupe sports car. Marketed as the GT86 in Europe, it is powered by a 2.0-liter straight-four engine which propels the 86 to 60 mph in just over 6 seconds.


Two legendary names combined to produce this vehicle. It had lots of power and lots of shiny chrome. What is it?

Although they had collaborated before, the 2007 F-150 Harley-Davidson Supercharged saw a massive influence from Harley. This included chrome — lots of chrome — among other aesthetic details. And the power plant? Well, this F-150 had 5.4-liter V8 capable of 450 horsepower.


A lesser-known '70s performance car aimed at the younger market, it even had its own rallying call. Can you identify the make and model?

The Rebel, particularly the 1970 models called "The Machine," took AMC straight into the muscle car fight. This was a real looker, blessed with a muscle car stance and complete with its own slogan: “Up with the Rebel Machine!” The Rebel was replaced in the AMC lineup with the similar Matador in 1971.


Name the car that started the "hot hatch" revolution. It was powered by a fuel-injected engine and introduced in 1976.

Volkswagen started the "hot hatch" revolution with the introduction of the Golf GTI in 1976. This vehicle had a 1.6-Liter engine that could go 110 mph — much more powerful engines would be available in later editions.


It's expensive, incredibly fast and has an engine that pushes out more than 1,100 horsepower. From the options below, which car are we talking about?

With an engine that generates 1,104 horsepower, it is easy to see why any car nut with the cash wants to buy a Zenvo TS1 GT. Powered by a 5.8-liter V8 engine with not one but two superchargers, the TS1 costs around $1.9 million.


Made in China, Bulgaria and Iran, this pickup was introduced in 2006. It is based on an Isuzu model. Can you name it?

The Wingle is a pickup truck produced by the Chinese company Great Wall Motors and is sold in a number of markets including Europe and Australia. It was first introduced in 2006 and is currently in its third generation.


Can you name a 1970 race car that was soon banned thanks to a fan on the back? It produces amazing downforce.

With a massive fan on the back and low side skirts, the Chaparral 2J sucked to the tarmac, giving the car incredible downforce and maneuverability. This allowed it to go two seconds a lap faster than its competitors in the 1970 Can-Am series. It was soon banned.


This Chinese van/pickup was based on a Daihatsu chassis. It was sold between 2001 and 2009. Any idea as to what it is?

Introduced in 2001, the PU was a two-door van/pickup from Chinese automaker Geely. Based on the Daihatsu Charade platform, the PU was manufactured until 2007.


Name the most expensive car ever sold at auction. There were only 36 ever created, and this one went for a cool $48 million. What car are we talking about?

The most expensive car ever sold at auction is a Ferrari GTO, sold in Monterey in 2018 for $48.4 million by Microsoft pioneer Greg Whitten. This broke the previous record, also held by a 250 GTO, set in 2014.


Do you know the name of this sports car, released in the late 1970s and designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro? Only 453 were made.

Designed by the legendary Giorgetto Giugiaro, the M1 sports car was released in 1978 and built for a period of three years in which 453 were made. This was BMW's first mid-engined car to be mass produced and was powered by a 3.5-liter double overhead cam straight-six engine which gave it a top speed of 162 mph.


Only six of this car, now over 100 years old, were ever made. It was powered by a 3.0-liter engine. Can you name it?

Produced through an agreement between Charles Rolls and Henry Royce, the 15 hp was produced in 1905 with just six made. Powered by a 3.0-liter three-cylinder engine, only one is known to still be in existence.


Do you know which of these is an off-roader released in the late 1990s powered by a big V8 engine?

Designed by Soni Honegger, the Scorpion was released in 1997. This off-roader — based off a 1979 Jeep CJ-7 — can go just about anywhere thanks to its pivot suspension. It is often used as a rescue vehicle, able to get through extreme terrain that would stop other vehicles.


A two-door sports car designed with the help of the legendary Ayrton Senna. Can you name this car first introduced in 1990?

Also known as the Honda NSX, this two-door sports car was designed to take on Ferrari; F1 champion Ayrton Senna even had input into its design. The first generation Acura NSX was produced from 1990 through 2005, while the second generation was introduced in 2016 and is still being produced.


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