Ford or Mazda: Only 1 in 21 People Can Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

Kennita Leon

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About This Quiz

Automakers take competitions very seriously. There are so many around the world that it's sometimes hard to differentiate who made what. Are you enough of a car fan to say which vehicle is Ford and which is Mazda? One is American and the other is Japanese but do you know the other differences? 

Ford is an American automotive company that is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford over 114 years ago and has since become a front-runner when it comes to vehicle sales. 

At one point, the brand owned the Jaguar and Land Rover subsidiaries but sold them in 2008. They suffered one of the biggest financial crises in automotive history but has gone on to become fifth largest automaker on the planet and establishing a market value of over $45 billion. 

Mazda, on the other hand, is from the Eastern hemisphere and is headquartered in Hiroshima, Japan. The company was founded in 1920  and almost suffered bankruptcy a few years later. 

Since then, it has given us cars like the RX-7, the MX-5 Miata, the B4000 and the CX-7. 

What many people don't know about these rivals is that there was a partnership between the two for over 40 years, which ended in 2015; at one point, Ford owned a third of Mazda. Although the union was said to have saved over $90 million, the financial crises of 2008 was not on Ford's side. 

Since the two split and have gone their separate ways, do you think you know enough to differentiate them? 

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The F-150, now into its sixth generation, is one of the most popular models in the Ford F-Series.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

This mid-engine, two-passenger, sportscar was produced during two generation models from 2004 to 2006 and then from 2016 onward.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazda MX-5 is lightweight roadster characterized by its two-seater, two-door, and front-engine layout.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazda3 is a front-engine, front-wheel drive which has been in production since its conception in 2003.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Production for this Japanese four-seater sports car ran from 2003 to 2012 during which it won thirty-seven international motoring awards.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Lincoln Continental is a range of luxury cars which was built by the Lincoln division of the Ford Motor Company over 10 model generations.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford Thunderbird is a personal luxury car which was produced across 11 generations from 1955 to 2005.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

This fastback coupé, which was manufactured for 18 years, owes its designs to American automotive designer, Philip T. Clark.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Since its unveiling at the 2000 Los Angeles Auto Show, this compact crossover SUV model has produced two generations until its discontinuation in 2011.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazdaspeed3 is a five-door hatchback which won numerous awards during its production years from 2007 through 2013.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazda CX-3, a subcompact crossover SUV, is one of Mazda's most recent models, having been introduced in 2014.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Now into its sixth model generation, this American "pony car," the Mustang, has undergone several transformations since its introduction in 1963.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Since its conception in 1939, the Ford Anglia, a front-engine compact car, has produced over one million units.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

This lightweight Japanese commercial vehicle, now in its second generation, has been in production since 2006.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazda Carol is a Kei car which was manufactured by Suzuki for Mazda for seven generations starting in 1962.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford F-100 was the newly redesigned F-1 which was released during the second model generation of the F-Series.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazda Scrum, also known as the Autozam Scrum, is a Kei truck and cab-over microvan which has been sold exclusively in Japan since 1989.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford EcoSport, a subcompact SUV, was originally manufactured in Brazil and has been in production since 2003.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Production for the North American Ford Escort lasted for 23 years, during which three model generations were created.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

This commercial truck has been manufactured by Mazda for three generations from 1971 through 2003.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford Explorer, a wide range of SUVs, has built five model generations since its initial introduction in 1990.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

This mid-size family car is the fastest selling Mazda, having sold one million units faster than all the other models.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford Escape is a compact crossover CUV model which has been produced across three generations since 2000.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazda Flair, officially called the Suzuki Wagon R, is a Japanese Kei car which has been in production since 1993.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford Fusion is a four-door, five-seater mid-size sedan which has been built and marketed over three generations since 2006.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Since its introduction in 1996, this supermini, now into its fourth generation, has won two awards including the 2014 – 2015 "Japanese Car of the Year" title.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Officially known as the Mazda Familia, this small family car was manufactured across eight generation for 43 years.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford Flex is a mid-size luxury crossover SUV which has been produced since the 2009 model year.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

This automobile was manufactured in Canada, the United States, Australia and Europe throughout certain time periods between 1949 and 1981.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Officially known as the Model 18, this 1932 model was frequently known as the V-8 due to its engine which bears the same name.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

This mid-size crossover SUV made its debut as the production version of the MX-Crossport Concept car at the 2006 Los Angeles Auto Show.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Mazda Navajo, a sport utility vehicle, was a rebadged variant of the first generation of the Ford Explorer Sport.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

This cab-over van and pickup truck was built across four model generations from 1966 through 2018.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford Taurus is a mid-size/full-size automobile which has remained in a near-continuous production since 1985.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazda Porter, a range of small trucks, was sold exclusively in Japan for 28 years after its introduction in 1961.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Now in its third generation, this compact car has remained in near-continuous production for nearly twenty years since its introduction in 1998.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Since its introduction in 2007, this compact crossover SUV is one of the relatively recent models having only had two generations so far.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazda B4000 was a pickup truck manufactured in ,during the fourth model generation of the Mazda B-Series.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford Model T, also known as Leaping Lena, flivver, or Tin LIzzie, is an American automobile which was manufactured from 1908 to 1927.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Over one million units of this minivan were manufactured across three generations since its introduction in 1988.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford F Series, now into its 13th generation, is line of light/medium-duty trucks which have been in production since 1948.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

This four-seat compact coupe was revealed for the first time at the 1991 Geneva Auto Show and later marketed as the 1992 – 1998 model years.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Ford Fiesta is a front-engine supermini which has been marketed globally across seven generations since 1976.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazda CX-9 is a mid-size crossover SUV which was introduced in 2006 and has since produced two generations.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

The Mazda Millenia is a four-door executive car which was manufactured through 10 years from 1992 to 2002.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Since its launch in 1961, this line of light commercial vehicles have produced five generations in 45 years.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Production for the North American Ford Falcon lasted 10 years and three generations until its discontinuation in 1970.

Which automaker made this vehicle?

Two variants of the Ford Model exist; one manufactured from 1903 to 1904 and the other and more successful one built from 1927 to 1931.

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