89% of people can't identify these car types from a single sentence summary! Can you?

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Regular gas or diesel? Two doors or four? Think you have what it takes to name the type of car given just one sentence? Put your top down and take this quiz now!

A _____ is just a good ol' regular passenger car with two doors or four.

A traditional car in the US, Canada, New Zealand and Australia is called a sedan, while the same type of car is called a saloon in British, Irish and Indian English.

A _____ truck is common among those in the construction industry.

A pickup truck is classified by having an enclosed cab and an open cargo area with low sides and tailgate. It is used for hauling light materials.

This car had a large in-cabin storage space, and was popular among large families from the 1950s-1970s.

The wagon vehicle was derived from the horse-drawn vehicle. It is commonly referred to as a station wagon, though less common with the invention of SUVs.

If you're into style, prestige and advanced features, you must be driving a _______ vehicle.

Don't be fooled, advanced features such as heated seats and GPS systems come with a high price tag! Luxury cars are especially popular among professional athletes.

When weather conditions are beautiful, you might consider putting the top down in your ______.

Though best suited for warmer climates, convertibles were the only type of vehicle available in the early days! A Mazda MX-5 Miata is an example of a present day affordable convertible option.

A _______ is sporty and personal, often with only two doors and minimal storage space.

The term coupe originally referred to horse-drawn carriages without rear-facing seats. Though smaller in size than a sedan, insurance cost is typically higher with a coupe.

This is a vehicle with one large enclosed area commonly used among businesses.

Vans are built on truck-like frames. They are typical among businesses such as plumbing companies, rug companies, bakeries and flower shops.

This type of vehicle is common among large families, though some husbands may be embarrassed to drive it!

Minivans are known as 'people carriers' in British English. They are also classified as an MPV, multi-purpose vehicle. Though the main purpose for families is to tug their children, dogs, soccer balls and groceries around.

A mini or _____ car is used primarily in urban areas.

An example of a city car is the Fiat Panda or the BYD F0. Mini cars were born out of the Great Depression era when the market for large and luxurious vehicles collapsed.

______ gained major popularity in the mid-1990s, though their gas intake was not so favorable.

SUV stands for sport utility vehicle. Unknown to many, SUVs have existed since the 1930s, but did not become popular among the general population until the 1990s.

This type of vehicle uses two or more distinct types of power to drive a generator that powers an electric motor.

Power sources for hybrid vehicles include coal, wood, or other solid combustibles, compressed or liquefied natural gas, solar, wind, diesel fuel and hydrogen, to name a few. They get outstanding mileage.

What do you get when you cross a truck with a car?

A crossover vehicle often has the height of a truck-based vehicle but it is built on a car-like body frame. Some examples include the Ford Escape, Toyota RAV4 and Nissan Rogue.

A ________ car is focused on performance and competition, and so is its driver!

Sports cars often rely on lightweight components such as aluminum or carbon fiber in order to maximize the engine power and handling.

This type of vehicle is known for its rear door that swings upward to provide access to the trunk or cargo area.

Examples of a hatchback car include the Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark and Kia Rio. Audi, BMW and Porsche have also introduced hatchbacks into their line of vehicles.

This is a used car that has been guaranteed by the manufacturer following an inspection processes.

Certified Pre-Owned vehicles provide a cost-efficient option for individuals who need a reliable car at an affordable price. Manufacturers will often back the original warranty on the CPO vehicle.

This is the American term for an automobile with a class size smaller than a compact car.

An example of a subcompact car includes the Chevrolet Aveo. Subcompact cars typically do not exceed 165 inches in length.

Known as a "small family car" in Britain, a _____ is a classification of cars that are larger than a subcompact car, but smaller than a mid-size car.

Compact cars tend to have wheelbases between 100 and 109 inches. The United States Environmental Protection Agency defines them as measuring between 100 and 109 cubic feet of combined passenger and cargo volume capacity.

_______ or "medium"-size cars is the standard American size car.

Mid-size cars are occasionally referred to as an intermediate vehicle. The first mid-size car in the United States was the Rambler Six introduced in 1956.

General Motors, Ford and Chrysler spent much of the 1950s and 1960s making ________ cars - ones that can carry up to six passengers.

Full-size car means large car. Some examples of full-size cars include the 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air and the 1965 Chyrsler New Yorker.

This type of car is propelled by one or more electric motors by using electrical energy stored in rechargeable batteries.

Electric cars were first produced in the 1880s. But it wasn't until 2008 that electric vehicle production made a comeback. This is due mostly to advanced batteries and concerns about oil prices.

For those who take an RV on a camping trip, what do the letters RV stand for?

A recreational vehicle is a motor home that typically comes equipped with living space, kitchenette and restroom. It is used for long road trips, or while camping.

This is a motor vehicle whose primary purpose is to transport cargo.

Trucks come in all sizes, powers and purposes. Some may be an 18-wheeler for transporting cargo, and some may be equipped with special equipment such as fire trucks and concrete mixers.

A 'show vehicle' or prototype is a _________ car, intended for showcasing new styles and technology.

The first concept car was the 1938 Buick Y-Job. It was designed by Harley J. Earl.

What has only two wheels and is driven on beautiful weather days?

Hildebrand & Wolfmuller became the first company to produce motorcycles in 1894. The top producer of motorcycles as of 2014 was Honda.

Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Paganis and Koenigseggs are high-performance, flashy cars known as _________.

Sportier than a sports car, more flashy than a luxury car, supercars are some of the most expensive vehicles on the market.

A _______ vehicle is one that is capable of driving off paved or gravel surfaces.

Some common off-road vehicles include the Ford F-Series, Dodge Ram and Toyota Tacoma. Off-highway vehicles include tractors, forklifts, cranes and backhoes.

What is a self-driving car known as?

Autonomous cars are also known as Unmanned Ground Vehicles. They are capable of sensing the environment and navigating without human interaction.

A _______ car was an open car with four or more seats that was highly popular in the early 20th century.

Think 1913 Maxwell Model 24-4! As soon as closed-bodied cars became less expensive in the 1920s, the general population found touring cars not as practical anymore.

This type of road vehicle is used for transporting many passengers who get on and off at various stops along the road.

Buses are used for many different purposes, but all for carrying passengers. They could be scheduled buses, tourism buses, or used for political campaigns or music concerts.

The 1964 Ford Mustang is the original ______ car, one that is affordable, compact, and stylish with a sporty image.

Other pony cars included the 1965 Plymouth Barracuda, the 1968 Chevrolet Camaro and the 1969 AMC Javelin. It has revived again in the Ford Mustang GT4.

According to car enthusiasts and collectors, a car from the years 1919 - 1930 is known as _______.

Vintage cars are old automobiles! Some examples include the 1919 Ford Model T coupe, the 1921 Hudson Super Six phaeton and the 1930 Cadillac V-16 452 Sports series phaeton.

This is a converted car, often a station wagon or minivan, that is used to transport coffins.

Hearses are often longer and heavier than their traditional minivan or station wagon. In some emergency cases, they can also be used as an ambulance.

Driven by a chauffeur on special occasions, a _______ is used to transport 6-12 people at once.

In German, the term limousine actually means a sedan. However, in America, it refers to a more fancy type of vehicle.

A car that is more than 25 years old is said to be ______.

The Antique Automobile Club of America defines an antique car as more than 25 years of age. Upon reaching antique status, cars can apply for an antique vehicle registration.

A ______ is an automobile with wheels that project beyond the body of the vehicle.

A buggy is often built either as a kit car or from scratch. There are many different types of buggy vehicles including dune buggy, Baja bug, moon buggy and Bennet buggy.

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