Ford or Chevy: Can You Identify One Brand From The Other?

By: Bri O.

About This Quiz

Ford and Chevrolet have one of the most iconic rivalries in the automotive industry. Many people consider themselves a fan of either one or the other. But then there are the enthusiasts who consider any American-made car worth a drive. Are you one of them? If so, this quiz is for you.

Whether you drive a pickup or a muscle car, you know that Ford and Chevy have been duking it out in the minds of consumers for decades. In fact, both of these iconic companies still hold on to spots as members of the "Big Three" automakers (the Big Three are General Motors, Ford and Fiat Chrysler — Chevy is a division of General Motors). Over the decades of the rivalry, passionate consumers have sworn that Ford stands for "Found On the Road Dead." Meanwhile, Ford has gone from strength to strength as a family business that was the only major automaker never to take a bailout. Rivalry aside, each of these automakers has been responsible for introducing some of the most recognizable models in automotive history — good and bad.

Let's find out if you can correctly identify the Fords from the Chevys!

There are Ford Falcon nameplates all over the world, each manufactured at and for different lengths of time, including in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Australia. The U.S. Ford Falcon was produced from 1960 to 1970 for three generations. The model is part of the compact vehicle class.

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 generations two to five were not. During every month in 2013, the Fiesta was the top-selling car in the U.K.

From 1964 to 1978, Chevy produced three generations of the Chevelle model, which is considered a midsize 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 go on to be its own distinct model.

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

The Chevy El Camino is part of the coupe utility pickup class and was produced from 1959 to 1987 for a total of five generations. It was released in answer to the very successful Ford Ranchero pickup model.

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 "Ranger" identity has made its way onto the names of quite a few distinct Ford models. The first time it appeared on a Ford was in 1965 on an F-Series pickup truck. The most recent model was introduced in 1984, and it reached peak sales in 1999. It was discontinued in 2011 due to rising competition from bigger, more fuel-efficient trucks, but has since returned to the market.

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 as a midsize SUV, Ford will not have another model to fill that category until 2020, when the new Bronco model will be introduced.

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.

There is just one model of the Ford Flex, which has been in production since 2009. There are rumors of its impending cancellation in 2020. The model is a member of the full-size luxury crossover SUV class.

Between 1955 and 2005, Ford produced 11 generations of the Thunderbird model. The introduction of the Thunderbird led to the eventual creation of a new class of vehicles called "personal luxury vehicle." Another interesting fact about this Ford model is that it has rear-wheel drive.

There are 13 generations in the Ford F-Series line, including the F-150 model pictured above. The F-Series has held its place at the top of the best-selling vehicle leader boards in the U.S. market since 1981 and has been the top-selling pickup truck since 1977.

There are three generations of the Ford Galaxy, with the first model released in 1995 and the most recent model released in 2015. The model is part of the large MPV (minivan) class.

There are six generations of the Chevy Monte Carlo, with the first model released in 1970 and the final model released in 1995, ending production in 2007. The model is named after the city Monte Carlo in the sovereign city state of Monaco.

There are four generations of the Chevy Cavalier, with the first model released in 1982 and the most recent model released in 2016. It's part of the compact car class, which is known as a "small family car" in British vehicle classes.

The 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 most recent generation released in 2015. There are six generations thus far.

Like the Ford Thunderbird, the Ford Pinto is also rear-wheel drive. It's 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 for fatal fires after rear-end impacts.

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 midsize crossover SUV vehicle class.

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 passenger models.

There is just one generation of the Chevy Cobalt, which was produced from 2006 to 2009. It was replaced by the Chevy Cruze.

The Chevy Volt is a plug-in/hybrid style car that has the ability to run on electricity up to 80 percent of the time. The first model of the Volt was released in 2011. Based on the most recent 2017 statistics, Volt drivers have saved 34 million gallons of gas.

There are six generations of the Chevy Caprice, with the first model released in 1966 and the most recent model released in 2006. The last year for production of the Caprice is 2017. In the United States, the Caprice is most notably known for its common use as a police vehicle (specifically called the Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle (PPV)).

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.

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 (2001-06) and Mercury Mariner (2005-07).

The Chevy K5 Blazer is the smallest vehicle in the Chevy C/K truck series, produced from 1969 to 1991 for two generations. The second generation was called the 1990 GMC Jimmy (both Chevy and GMC are owned by GM.)

There are three generations of the Chevy Silverado, with the first model released in 1998. The Silverado is mechanically identical to the GMC Sierra, and both are manufactured by General Motors (GM).

There is just one generation of the Chevy Vega, which was produced from 1970 to 1977 and is part of the subcompact class. The model is named after "Vega," the brightest star of the Lyra constellation, and one of the corners of the Summer Triangle.

There are just two generations of the Chevy Traverse, with the first model released in 2009 and the second model set to go to market in 2018. The Traverse is part of the full-size crossover SUV class.

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 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.

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 names with the letter "F."

There are four generations of the Ford Expedition, with the first model released in 1997 and the most recent model, unveiled in Feb. of 2017, set to go to market in 2018. There is an additional version called the Expedition EL/Max that was released in 2007, with a new model set to go to market in 2018 as well.

There are six generations of the Chevy Camaro, with the first model released in 1967. 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.

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 called the Sierra Nevada. There are four generations of the Tahoe, with the most recent model released in 2015.

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 multipurpose vehicle (MPV), and the first model, released in 2003, was sold only in Europe.

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

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 midsize car class. There are also gas/electric hybrid versions of the Fusion and a mini MPV version exclusive to Europe.

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

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.

There are three generations of the Chevy Equinox, with the first model released in 2005 and the most recent model unveiled in 2016 and set to go to market in 2018. The first two models of the Equinox are part of the midsize crossover SUV class, and the 2018 model is part of the compact crossover SUV class.

The Chevy Spark was initially introduced to Korean markets, but models began making their way to North American and international markets as well.

There are currently three generations of the Ford Focus, with a fourth generation set to be released in 2019. The first model was introduced in 1998 in European markets and in 1999 in the Northern American markets.

There are six generations of the Ford Taurus, with the first model released in 1986. Between 1992 and 1996, the Taurus was the top-selling car in the U.S. It was dethroned as the best-seller in 1997 by the Toyota Camry.

The Chevy Monza was produced from 1975 to 1980 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 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 2011.

The Chevy Sonic is the second generation model of the Chevy Aveo, a B-class subcompact car introduced in 2010. There are just two generations of the Aveo. In Australia, the second gen Aveo is called Holden Barina.

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 with the introduction of the fourth generation.

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 confusion due to the Bolt's similarity in name to the Chevy Volt.

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.

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 comes in two other versions: a van and a pickup. The van is called the Greenbrier Sportswagon.

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