Ford or Chevy: Only 1 in 17 People Can Correctly Identify The Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Bri O.

About This Quiz

Are you a Ford fan or a Chevy champion? Whichever you choose, it's no doubt that passions run high between the two camps!

In November of 1911, William Durant, with his partner, race car driver Louis Chevrolet, and other investors, founded the Chevrolet Motor Company, but it wasn't until two years later that auto manufacturing was changed forever.

On Dec. 1, 1913, Henry Ford (founder of Ford Motor Company) started up the first moving assembly line. That day changed history forever by efficiently improving the speed with which auto manufacturers produce vehicles. And most still use the process today.

After more than a century, many Americans find themselves on one side or the other of one of the country's most hotly contested debates. Are you Ford Tough or like Chevy, do you run deep? Do you like to fly down the highway in a Camaro or are you more of a Mustang person? Through the decades, these two manufacturers have put it all on the line and fought head-to-head to outproduce and outperform each other.

It's one thing to be a Ford or Chevy person, but it's another to be able to distinguish which vehicle was manufactured by which company — and it's not always that easy.

So, do you consider yourself an expert on two of the country's biggest auto manufacturers? It's time to test your auto skills and see if you have what it takes to figure out if these vehicles are Ford or Chevy.

Chevy produced seven generations of the Bel Air model from 1950 to 1975. Production in Canada continued with an eighth generation of the vehicle through the 1981 model year. It's considered part of the full-size vehicle class.

There are six generations of the Chevy Monte Carlo, which was a personal luxury car. The first model released in 1970 and was discontinued in 1988 with the fourth generation; a fifth generation was released in 1995 and a sixth in 2000. The line ended in 2007. The model is named after the city Monte Carlo in the sovereign city-state of Monaco.

There are Ford Falcon nameplates all over the world, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Australia. The U.S. Ford Falcon was produced from 1960 to 1970 for three generations and was offered in several configurations, including sedans, station wagons and convertibles. The model is part of the compact vehicle class.

There is just one model of the Ford Flex, which has been in production since the 2009 model year and is scheduled to be discontinued in 2020. The Flex is a member of the mid-size luxury crossover SUV class.

The Chevy El Camino is part of the coupe utility pickup class — and is also considered a muscle car — that was produced from 1959 to 1960 and then from 1964 through 1987 for a total of five generations. It was released in answer to the very successful Ford Ranchero pickup model.

There are four generations of the Chevy Cavalier, with the first model released in 1982. The vehicle was discontinued in 2005 but was reintroduced in 2016 for the Chinese market. It's part of the compact car class, which is known as a "small family car" in British vehicle classes.

There are four generations of the Chevy Silverado, with the first model released in 1998. The Silverado — a full-size heavy-duty pickup — is mechanically identical to the GMC Sierra, and both are available as two-door regular cabs, four-door double cabs and four-door crew cabs.

The mid-sized Ford Mustang is considered a pony car or muscle car when it comes to vehicle class. It has been in production since 1964, with the sixth — and most recent — generation released in 2015. There have been several variations over the years, including the Shelby models that are built for power and speed.

There are five generations of the Ford Explorer, with the first released in 1990 for the 1991 model year. The latest generation was released in 2011 and is a full-size crossover SUV (previous models were midsize SUVs). Without the Explorer in that category, Ford will not have another model to fill that space until 2020 when the new Bronco model will be introduced, along with the Explorer's sixth generation.

There are 13 generations in the Ford F-series line, including the F-150 model pictured above, and they've been produced continuously since 1948. The F-series has held its place as the top-selling pickup truck in the U.S. since 1977 and the best-selling vehicle in the U.S. since 1986.

The "Ranger" identity has made its way onto the names of quite a few Ford models. The first time it appeared on a Ford pickup (it was previously a model of Edsel) was in 1965 on an F-Series pickup truck. The modern model was introduced in 1983 and it reached peak sales in 1999. It was discontinued in 2011 but returned with its fourth generation in 2019.

The Chevy Volt is a plug-in/hybrid style car that has the ability to run on electricity for approximately 50 miles (in the vehicle's second generation) before the internal combustion engine kicks in and powers an electric generator. The first model of the Volt was released in 2011 and the vehicle was built until 2019. Based on 2018 statistics, Volt drivers have driven 2.6 billion miles and saved 108 million gallons of gas.

From 1964 to 1977, Chevy produced three generations of the Chevelle model, which is considered a mid-sized automobile. The Chevy Chevelle was also known as Chevy Malibu, as it had its own subseries of the Chevelle model at the time. The Malibu would later succeed the Chevelle to be its own distinct model.

Between 1955 and 2005, Ford produced 11 generations of the Thunderbird model. The introduction of a back seat to the Thunderbird led to the eventual creation of a new class of vehicles called "personal luxury vehicle." Thunderbirds had a lot of NASCAR success in the 1980s and 90s and set a record in 1987 at Talladega for the fastest lap in stock car history — 44.998 seconds with an average speed of 212.809 mph.

There are just two generations of the Chevy Traverse, with the first model released in 2009 and the second model in 2018. The Traverse is part of the full-size crossover SUV class. This vehicle replaced the Chevrolet TrailBlazer and Uplander.

Since 2000, Ford has produced three generations of the Escape model, which is a compact crossover vehicle. Ford Escape models were also called Mazda Tribute and Mercury Mariner. The fourth-generation Escape went on sale in late 2019.

The Ford Model T is commonly referred to as the "Tin Lizzie," "Leaping Lena" or "Flivver." It was produced from 1908 to 1927 and was considered part of the full-size and economy classes. The Model T is remembered as being the first affordable automobile that allowed everyday hardworking Americans to finally purchase a car and gain access to the roads.

The Aerostar nameplate covers a range of Ford cargo and passenger van models and is considered to fall under the minivan class. There is just one generation of Aerostar, produced from 1985 to 1997. The Ford Windstar would take over the Ford minivan class from there. The Aerostar, despite its blocky appearance, had good aerodynamics, giving the vehicle its name. In ads, Ford compared the Aerostar's aerodynamics to that of the space shuttle.

There are seven generations of the Ford Fiesta, with the first model released in 1976. The first generation was sold in the U.S. but the second through fifth generations were not; the sixth generation was released worldwide, including in North America. In 2014, the Fiesta became the best-selling car of all time in the U.K., selling more than 4.1 million vehicles.

There were six generations of the Chevy Caprice, with the first model released in 1966 and the most recent model released in 2006. The last year of production for the Caprice was 2017. In the United States, the Caprice is most notably known for its common use as a police vehicle, called the Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV). GM stopped selling the vehicle to the U.S. and Canadian general public in 2011 and sold it only to law enforcement agencies.

There are two generations of the Chevy Avalanche, with the first introduced in 2001 and the final model released in 2007. Production of the Avalanche ended in 2013, and it is considered a part of the full-size pickup truck class. The vehicle shared the same long-wheelbase chassis with the Chevrolet Suburban and the Cadillac Escalade EXT.

There are six generations of the Chevy Camaro, with the first model released in 1967. The car has been in production ever since, except for a hiatus between 2002 and 2010. The Camaro was introduced as Chevy's answer to the Ford Mustang and has been used in NASCAR, drag racing and other types of car racing.

There is just one generation of the Chevy Vega, which was produced from 1970 to 1977 and is part of the subcompact class. While initial reviews were favorable, the car became the target of critics as recalls and mechanical problems occurred. The model is named after Vega, the brightest star of the Lyra constellation and one of the corners of the Summer Triangle.

There are two generations of the Ford Edge, with the first model released in 2006 and the most recent model released in 2014. The Edge is part of the mid-size crossover SUV vehicle class, and more than 1.4 million have been sold since its release.

There are 10 generations of the Chevy Impala, with the first released in 1958 and the most recent model released in 2014. By 1965, the Impala was the top-selling automobile in the U.S. and had the biggest price tag out of Chevy's full-size passenger models.

There is just one generation of the Chevy Cobalt in North America, which was produced in the model years 2005 to 2010. It was replaced by the Chevy Cruze. The second-generation Cobalt is sold in the Brazilian market.

The Chevy K5 Blazer was the smallest SUV that the company sold and was produced from 1969 to 1991 for three generations. GMC, also owned by General Motors, introduced its own model of this vehicle, called the Jimmy. The Blazer and the Jimmy were replaced in 1991 by the mechanically identical Tahoe and Yukon, respectively.

The Ford GT is a two-seater sports car inspired by its predecessor, the Ford GT40 — the winning car of the 1960s 24 Hours of Le Mans race. The GT40 won four consecutive times between 1966 and 1969. The first generation of the GT was produced from 2004 until 2006; the second generation was introduced in 2016 and is still in production.

There were four generations of the Ford Galaxie, which was built from the model years 1959 through 1974. The nameplate was used for top-of-the-line full-size Ford models from 1958 until 1961, and then for various trim levels (including "Galaxie 500" and "Galaxie 500/XL") after that. The nameplate is now used for a European MPV, built by Ford from 1995 through the present.

The Ford Pinto was part of the subcompact car class and was produced from 1970 to 1980. In 1977, the Pinto earned bad publicity due to its connection to an increased risk in fatal fires after rear-end impacts. Ford recalled 1.5 million Pintos — the largest recall ever at that time — in 1978.

The Chevy Spark was initially introduced to Korean markets in 1998, but models began making their way to North American and international markets as well. An electric version, the Spark EV, was introduced to selected markets in the U.S. in 2013.

Between 1994 and 2007, Ford produced three generations of the Windstar model. The last model, released in 2004, was renamed Ford Freestar as part of a new marketing initiative that included starting model titles with the letter "F." The Windstar replaced the Aerostar minivan.

There are four generations of the Ford Expedition, with the first model released in 1997 and the most recent model unveiled in 2017 for the 2018 model year. There is an additional model — an extended-length version — called the Expedition EL/Max that was released in the 2007 model year. The updated model — the Expedition MAX —  was introduced in the 2018 model year.

The Chevy Suburban has been in production since 1935, with the latest model released in 2015, and is the longest continuous automobile model in production. There are 11 total generations of the Suburban thus far. The Cadillac equivalent version is called the Escalade ESV.

The Ford Festiva (not to be confused with the Fiesta) was sold in the United States starting in 1987 — when the model was released — and was taken off the market by 1997. Ford decided to rename the North American Festiva as the Ford Aspire starting with the second generation. The model never made it to a third generation in the U.S.

The Chevy Tahoe is named after the rugged terrain surrounding the Lake Tahoe area of the western United States, an area between California and Nevada. It's the rebadged version of the GMC Yukon (which is also named after a rugged area, the Canadian Yukon). There are four generations of the Tahoe, with the most recent model released in 2015.

There are currently four generations of the Ford Focus, the latest released in 2018 (only for the European and Asian markets — Ford has halted productions on all passenger vehicles except the Mustang to focus on trucks and SUVs). The first Focus model was introduced in 1998 in European markets and in 1999 in the Northern American markets.

There are nine generations of the Chevy Malibu, with the first generation released in 1964 and the most recent generation released in 2016. The first three generations were considered trim-levels of the Chevy Chevelle model, but the Malibu became its own line in 1978.

There are three generations of the Chevy Equinox, with the first model released in 2005 and the most recent model premiering in the 2018 model year. The first two models of the Equinox are part of the mid-size crossover SUV class, and the 2018 model is part of the compact crossover SUV class.

There are six generations of the Ford Taurus, with the first model released for the 1986 model year. The line ran until 2019. Between 1992 and 1996, the Taurus was the top-selling car in the US. It was dethroned as the best-seller in 1997 by the Toyota Camry.

There are just two generations of the Chevy Cruze, with the first model released in 2008 and the most recent model released in China in 2014 and internationally in 2016. The Cruze is part of the compact car class. The first generation didn't make it to the U.S. market until the 2011 model year.

The second generation of the Ford C-Max was introduced in 2011 as Ford's first U.S. hybrid-only line of vehicles. It's classified as a compact multi-purpose vehicle (MPV), and the first model, released in 2003, was sold only in Europe. The vehicle was discontinued in 2019.

Premiering in 2002, the Chevy Aveo is a B-class subcompact car, and as of its second generation in 2012, was also called the Chevy Sonic. Available in 120 countries, there are just two generations of the Aveo. In Australia, the second-gen Aveo is called the Holden Barina.

There are two generations of the Ford Fusion, with the first model released in 2006 and the most recent model released in 2013. It's part of the mid-size car class. There are also gas/electric hybrid versions of the Fusion and a mini MPV version exclusive to Europe.

The Chevy Monza was produced in the 1975 to 1980 model years and is part of the subcompact car class. The model was inspired by its predecessor, the Chevy Vega, and shares certain specs, like the wheelbase and width of the car, as well as a 140-CID inline-four engine.

There are two generations of the Ford Ecosport, with the first model released in 2004 and the most recent model released in 2013. It is part of the subcompact crossover SUV class. Sold in various countries in the world — including Brazil, India, Thailand, Russia and Romania — the vehicle entered the U.S. market in 2018.

The Chevy Trax is part of the subcompact crossover SUV vehicle class and has been in production since 2012, with just one model released thus far. In Russia and Brazil, the Trax is known as the Chevrolet Tracker.

There are two generations of the Chevy Colorado, with the first model released in 2003 and the most recent model released in 2012. The second-gen model, and the mechanically identical GMC Canyon, are considered mid-size pickup trucks and are successors to the Chevy S-10 and GMC Sonoma models.

The Chevy Corvair was manufactured from 1959 to 1969 for two generations and is part of the compact vehicle class. In addition to the compact car version, the Corvair also came in two other versions: a van and a pickup. The van is called the Greenbrier Sportswagon.

One of Chevy's newer base models/series, the Chevy Bolt was introduced in 2016 and is an all-electric subcompact hatchback, also referred to as the Chevy Bolt EV. There is often some confusion due to the Bolt's similarity in name to the Chevy Volt, which is a hybrid. In Europe, the vehicle is marketed as the Opel Ampera-e.

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