Can You Name These Truck Models From a Single Sentence Description?

By: Steven Symes
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About This Quiz

Plenty of people know about cars, new and old, like the Corvette or Mercedes SL. While those pretty machines look good on calendars, it's trucks that do the real work. These modern beasts of burden are built primarily to work hard. They have a body-on-frame construction that allows a truck to haul and tow huge loads, so you can transport rock, a boat, large trailer, or whatever else without problems.

It takes a special person to recognize the value of something so utilitarian because trucks aren't always the sexiest vehicles out there. Still, they get the job done, day after day, and are an essential economic force. To their owners, trucks can be their livelihood or the way they get out and play hard.

This quiz will really test your knowledge of trucks both new and old. You get a single sentence that describes the model, and from that, you must pinpoint exactly which one it is. This isn't for the faint of heart or anyone who only knows the Ford F-150, Ram 1500, and Chevy Silverado. You'll be dealing with trucks that are obscure, special versions made for a limited time, etc. Are you ready? Test your knowledge and start the quiz now!

It was the little Hummer that could.

Hummer only made this pickup-version of the H3 from 2009 to 2010. Production was cut short because the brand was shut down by General Motors, making the H3T difficult to track down.

This truck from the Blue Oval shares its name with a dinosaur.

Ford wowed everyone when it debuted the SVT Raptor for the 2010 F-150 lineup. Not only was it wider and wore special off-road shocks, the 6.2-liter V-8 pumped over 400 horsepower for break-neck acceleration.

This truck has a built-in winch in the front bumper.

This Ram truck borrows some designs from sibling brand Jeep, making it especially good at rock crawling and hill climbs, thanks in large part to excellent approach, departure, and breakover angles.

This is the ultimate taco for off-roading.

Thanks to trail-ready equipment, like additional skid plates, the Tacoma TRD Pro is great for anyone who wants to hit the trail one day, and haul some furniture the next.

This truck is named after an entire state.

In 2004, the Colorado replaced the popular Chevy S-10. Some have criticized the truck for being too large, but that's been the trend in the industry, thanks to factors like increased safety standards.

This was a Lincoln truck.

Essentially a rebadged Ford F-150, the Mark LT was highly criticized in its day for being far too luxurious for a pickup truck. The funny thing is, luxury pickups have since become increasingly common.

A luxury pickup from General Motors.

Encrusted in plenty of chrome and signature Cadillac styling, the Escalade EXT was actually a Chevrolet Avalanche, so it provided a degree of flexibility you don't get with other pickups.

This truck was named after what happens when snow, rocks, etc. slide down a mountain.

Debuting in the 2002 model year, the Avalanche was revolutionary for its mid-gate design. It allowed owners to temporarily expand the bed space into the backseat area.

This truck was named after the frozen wilderness in the north.

Since 1999, the Tundra has been Toyota's largest pickup truck offered in North America. It has grown in size, power, and capability quite a bit since, catering to regional preferences.

This Mitsubishi carried a name often given to men and dogs.

From 1982 to 1996, Mighty Max was the name of Mitsubishi's compact truck offered in North America. In other markets, it was called the Forte and Arrow, while it was the same truck as the Dodge Ram 50 and Plymouth Arrow.

No, this car-based truck wasn't a bisbehaving child.

Just as the oil crisis hit America, Subaru came to market with the BRAT. This car-based pickup was fuel efficient, and even featured two rear-facing jump seats in the payload, making it great for bringing friends along.

This car-based truck was named after a peninsula in Mexico that hosts many famous off-road races.

During its short run from the 2003 to 2006 model years, the Baja filled a niche need for people who didn't need a hardcore truck with a large bed, but instead wanted something small and maneuverable that could handle fairly large items.

This truck has a more rugged and original name than the model it replaced, which was just called Truck.

Launched in 1998 as a replacement for the popular -- but aging -- Nissan Truck, the Frontier is still part of the Nissan lineup. It can be had in a number of configurations, and with either a 4-cylinder or V-6 engine.

This truck had a rotary engine.

The REPU or Rotary Pickup, has been the only production truck to use a rotary engine. It was only available in the United States and Canada from 1974 to 1977, making finding one a somewhat difficult task.

This has been part of the long-running and wildly popular F-Series lineup of trucks.

The Ford F-150 is constantly ranked among the top-selling vehicles in the United States. With a wide range of styles and trims, it's easy to find one that fits your style. When the truck launched in 1973, it was fairly basic across the board -- nothing like the lineup today.

This truck has the heart of a Viper.

Dodge wowed everyone when it debuted the Ram SRT 10 in 2004. The fact it was powered by the Viper's 8.3-liter V-10 engine, which could be paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, made it an exceptionally fast truck.

This is the most heavy-duty MOPAR retail truck consumers can buy today.

With a maximum towing capacity of over 30,000 pounds, the Ram 3500 can serve the needs of pretty much any private individual, even if you tow a big horse trailer, large boat, etc. on a regular basis.

This is the base version of Chevy's full-size pickups.

Plenty of truck shoppers are drawn to the affordable, yet capable, nature of the Silverado 1500, which can be had in a number of trims and packages, as well as with several different engine options.

This was the last pickup truck Jeep made, at least until the new Wrangler truck debuts.

After AMC went out of business and the Jeep brand was carried on by Chrysler, the Comanche continued to provide a simple, rugged pickup for people who wanted that sort of a thing. But in 1992, the pickup ended production, leaving Jeep fans screaming for another one since.

This was Nissan's first entry into the full-size pickup market.

After providing smaller pickups for consumers around the world, Nissan realized it could do better in North America with a full-size offering. It launched the Titan in 2004. Now in its second generation, the truck has been fairly successful.

This truck has been a favorite of ISIS, which has led to some criticism.

Hailed as one of the most reliable pickups in the world, the Toyota Hilux has been favored by all kinds of people, including ISIS. The truck has been around since 1968 and still isn't offered in North America, with the Tacoma filling that role.

This pickup is pretty luxurious and is from a brand you might not associate with such a vehicle.

When Mercedes-Benz announced it would make the X-Class, people responded with amusement and disbelief. Interestingly enough, the truck has earned some high praise, thanks in part to the fact it's based off the Nissan Navara platform. Still, it isn't available in North America.

The tiny Ford pickup.

The Ford Ranger has a cult following, thanks to its small size and agile nature. An updated and upsized version of the truck will be hitting the US and Canadian markets in the near future, competing against the Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma, among others.

This truck was a snub-nosed Jeep model.

The Jeep FC, or Forward Cab, features the engine below the driver and passenger, which gives it a snub-nosed look. That helps with the approach angle, and allows for a larger bed without making the truck longer, which helps with the breakover angle.

The smallest second-generation F-Series pickup.

In 1953, Ford shook up the naming scheme for its F-Series trucks. That meant the F-1 became the F-100, which was the entry-level option, and so highly popular with shoppers. Today, that role is filled by the F-150.

This is basically Nissan's full-size pickup beefed up for heavier use.

For the 2016 model year, Nissan really shook things up for the Titan by launching the Titan XD. It features all kinds of upgraded systems, including the suspension, steering, and engine, making it a great choice for people who need a tougher pickup.

This was a J-Series pickup that was in production for almost a decade.

Based on the SJ platform, which was the same used for the Wagoneer, the Jeep Gladiator launched into the market in 1962. Production wrapped in 1972, with the Jeep pickup using the same design. So, essentially, just the name changed.

Dodge found a way around emissions restrictions and made this highly unique pickup truck.

In the late 1970s, with tightened emissions standards, many automakers struggled to make powerful vehicles. Dodge found a loophole in the laws and exploited them with the Lil' Red Express. The pickup featured exhaust stacks, matching the in-your-face attitude customers loved.

This truck was made notorious by O.J. Simpson.

Even though that low-speed "chase" on the LA freeway made the Bronco famous in a not-so-flattering way, the truck-based off-roader had earned a different reputation. It launched in 1966 and was made for three decades, delighting people for its go-anywhere, no-nonsense nature.

Not just a Raptor, but so much more.

Hennessey makes the Velociraptor in a few varieties, all of which are more powerful and capable than the regular Ford Raptor. The most extreme is the Velociraptor 6x6, which features 6 wheels and an extended bed.

You could say GMC cooked up a storm with this truck.

GMC took the Sonoma pickup and dropped a turbocharged six-cylinder in it, making the Syclone the quickest-accelerating pickup in the world in 1991. It was made for just that year, with just under 3,000 units hitting the streets.

This truck was made by a company better known for its farming equipment.

From 1961 until 1980, the International Harvester Scout delighted those who wanted a go-anywhere, hardcore, off-road vehicle. Many have said it was a blueprint for SUVs in the 1980s and 1990s.

This truck was really fast, like the name implies.

In the early 1990s, Ford's performance division SVT decided to make a performance version of the F-150, called the Lightning. It was made from 1993 to 1995. It returned in 1999 with a supercharged engine and an aerodynamic body kit, and ended production in 2001.

This truck-based off-roader has a name usually associated with a man.

In 1983, GMC resurrected the Jimmy name, which had been used on some pickup trucks, and applied it to a small SUV that was essentially the Chevy Blazer. After being discontinued in 2001, the Jimmy was replaced by the Envoy.

This off-road truck was called the CJ-8.

When the Jeep CJs were in their heyday, the Scrambler was introduced as a pickup version of the off-roader. AMC gave the CJ-8 Scrambler a longer wheelbase than the CJ-7, making it a worthy successor of the CJ-6, which also had additional room in the rear.

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