Ford or Hyundai: Only 1 in 18 People Can Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: J.P. Naomi
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Drivers, start your engines! Are you ready to take a ride around the world? We're heading from Dearborn, Michigan, across the globe to Seoul, South Korea. So put your lead foot down and away we go!

Did you know that the Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903? It was also one of the first manufacturers of cars in the United States. Now let's go 64 years into the future and along comes Hyundai in 1967. You might there was no competition between the two, but Hyundai has certainly made a name for itself in the industry. Today, Ford and Hyundai are fierce competitors. The competition drives deep. So deep in fact that in the United States alone, both companies have cars on Car and Driver's "Bestselling Cars in America" list!

And the competition doesn't stop there. Ford and Hyundai consistently compete in the buyer's market. There's the Fusion vs. the Sonata, the Escape vs. the Tucson, the Fiesta vs. the Accent! All are assessed by consumers in the areas of performance, safety and visual appeal. And that is no easy task...

Now, performance and safety aside, do you think you have 'visual appeal' for the vehicles in this quiz? It's time to see how well you know your Fords from your Hyundais, and your Hyundais from your Fords. Head to the starting line and rev that engine! We're heading out in 3....2....1! 

Did you know that the Hyundai Accent is called the Hyundai Verna in South Korea? It has been in production since 1994 as a front-engine, front-wheel-drive vehicle.

The Hyundai i30 is a small family car manufactured by Hyundai in Nošovice, Czech Republic. It began production in 2007 and continues today. It is closely related to the Hyundai Elantra.

Did you know that the Model R is also known as the Model N? It was designed by Henry Ford himself and produced from 1906 - 1908.

Giddyup! Did you know that the Hyundai Pony was the first mass-produced car in South Korea? It was assembled in Ulsan, South Korea, from 1975 - 1990.

The Ford Mustang was designed by John Najjar, Philip T. Clark, and Joe Oros. Its first model year was 1965 and is now in its sixth generation!

The first generation Sonata was introduced in 1985. It was a facelifted Stellar with an engine upgrade, and was withdrawn from the market after just two years due to poor customer reactions.

The Model A was first produced in 1927. Production ended in March of 1932 at which time nearly 5 million had been made and sold.

The Model T is also known as the Tin Lizzie or Leaping Lena. It was produced from 1908 to 1927 and was succeeded by the Model A.

The Hyundai i20 is a supermini car that has been produced by Hyundai since 2008. The i20 made its debut at the Paris Motor Show in October 2008.

With a wheelbase of 84 inches, the Model N weighed about 800 pounds. The car sold for $500 and was considered affordable at the time.

The name Tiburon comes from the Spanish word for "shark." However, in its home South Korean market, this same vehicle is known as the Coupe or Tuscani.

The Ford Fusion is a four-door, five-​passenger mid-size sedan manufactured and marketed by Ford across three generations in gasoline, gas/electric hybrid, and full electric variants. It has been in production since August of 2005.

The Hyundai Santa Fe is an SUV that has been produced by Hyundai since 2000. It is named after the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Ford P68 is also remembered as the Ford 3L GT or F3L. It was a sports prototype racing car model designed by Len Bailey and introduced in March 1968.

Did you know that the Mustang Shelby was originally built by Shelby American from 1965 - 1968? It wasn't until 1969 that Ford began production on this popular muscle car.

The Hyundai ix35 FCEV or Tucson FCEV is a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle. It can travel 369 miles with a fully charged motor.

Did you know the word "aslan" is Turkish for lion? This mid-size four-door five-passenger sedan has front-wheel drive and has been produced since November of 2014.

The Ford Ka was manufactured by Ford Motor Company from 1996 to 2016 as a city car. Beginning in 2014, this vehicle is now produced and classified as a subcompact car.

The Hyundai i10 is a city car that has been produced by Hyundai since 2007. It replaced the Hyundai Atos and is available only with a five-door hatchback body style.​

The Ford Scorpio is an executive car that was produced by Ford Europe from 1985 to 1998. This vehicle, which replaced the European Ford Granada, was assembled in Cologne, Germany.

The Hyundai Eon is also known as the Hyundai Atos Eon. It is classified as a city car and comes in a five-door hatchback with a wheelbase of 93.7 inches and length of 137.6 inches.

Ford Motor Company was founded by Henry Ford on June 16, 1903. Its current headquarters are located in Dearborn, Michigan, though it manufactures cars all around the world.

The Hyundai ix20 is a rebadged variant of the Kia Venga. It has sold exclusively in Europe since 2010.

The Ford Galaxie is a full-sized car that was built in the United States by Ford for model years 1959 to 1974. Its predecessor was the Ford Fairlane and it was followed by the Ford LTD.

The Ford Pinto was the first subcompact developed by Ford in North America. It was available in a two-door sedan, three-door hatchback, and three-door station wagon body style, and was also the first mass-produced American car with rack and pinion steering.

The Hyundai Grandeur has evolved through five generations and is marketed under various nameplates around the world. It is most prominently known as the Hyundai Azera and has been available since 1986.

The Elantra has been produced as a front-engine, front-wheel-drive compact car since 1990. It was initially marketed as the Lantra in Australia and some European markets.

The Ford Ranchero, built between 1957 and 1979, was unlike any other pickup truck. It was adapted from a two-door station wagon platform and integrated the cab and cargo bed into the body.

The Hyundai Porter is also known as the Hyundai H-100 and the JAC Shuailing X. It is currently assembled in Ulsan, South Korea and has a front-engine, rear-wheel-drive layout as well as a front-engine, four-wheel-drive layout.

The Ford Parklane is a car that was produced by Ford in the United States for one year only in 1956. It was produced strictly to compete with the Chevrolet Nomad.

The first Atos was introduced in 1997. It was fitted with a 999cc engine and had a top speed of 88 mph. It was classified therefore as a "city car."

Hyundai H-1 is a nameplate of a van and pickup truck used by Hyundai Motor Company. Three related models throughout Europe are the Starex, Satellite and Libero.

Did you know that the Ford Tempo's twin is the Mercury Topaz? They were both produced by Ford for the model years 1984 - 1994 and were designed by Jack Telnack.

The Hyundai Dynasty debuted in 1996 as a premium executive sedan. It was assembled in Ulsan, Korea until 2005 and featured electronically controlled suspension, dual climate control and power memory seats in the front AND rear.

Ford introduced the Ford Ranger in 1983 in the United States and Canada. Replacing the 1971-1982 Ford Courier, this vehicle was the first compact pickup truck designed by Ford Motor Company.

Did you know that Ford Motor Company also owns the Brazilian SUV manufacturer, Troller? Also, in Australia, they own the performance car manufacturer, FPV!

The Ford Mondeo is a mid-sized or large family car that has been in production since 1992. The name comes from Latin mundus, meaning "world." As such, the Mondeo was designed to be a "world car."

As a full-size luxury car, the Hyundai Equus was considered a limousine and was produced from 1999 - 2016. It was followed by the Genesis G90!

The Ford GT40 is a high-performance endurance racing car based on the British Lola Mk6. Only 105 of these vehicles were produced from 1964 - 1969.

The Ford Thunderbird was a rear wheel drive automobile that was manufactured by Ford in the United States from 1955 through 2005. It went through 11 different model generations and is known for having created the market for "personal luxury car."

The Hyundai Terracan was available from 2001 - 2016 in a 4-speed automatic and 5-speed manual transmission. It had a wheelbase of 108.3 inches, length of 185 inches, a ​width of 73.2 inches and height of 72.4 inches.

The Ford Focus became available in 1998 and followed the Ford Escort and Ford Laser. It comes in six different body styles, though all stay within the compact car classification.

The European Ford Granada was a large executive car manufactured by Ford Europe from 1972 until 1994. Ford Europe was founded in Cork, Ireland, in 1967 and has its headquarters in Cologne, Germany.

In this particular lineup of Hyundai vehicles, the Tucson fits below the Santa Fe and Veracruz in terms of size and power. Not surprisingly, it is named after the city of Tucson, Arizona.

Did you know that Ford employs more than 201,000 people worldwide? Their current revenue is approximately $151 BILLION! Things are looking up for the second-largest automaker in the United States!

The Hyundai Veloster is a coupe first produced in 2011. It began selling in South Korea on March 10, 2011, and in North America in the fall of 2011. It is currently assembled in both Ulsan, South Korea, and Thonburi, Thailand.

The Hyundai Galloper is also known as the Galloper Exceed, Galloper Innovation, Mitsubishi Galloper or Asia Galloper. It was produced from 1991 - 2003 and was available as a five-door SUV or two-door SUV. It was followed by the Terracan.

The good ol' Torino was produced by Ford between 1968 and 1976. It is named after the city of Turin, Italy, which is considered "the Italian Detroit."

The Scoupe was named as a combination of the words "sporty" and "coupe." It was sold in the United States from 1988 - 1995 and was available in a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission.

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