Toyota or Chevy: Can You Identify The Makes of These Vehicles?

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About This Quiz

Are you an all-American gearhead, or do you prefer the relentless efficiency and economy of the cars made under the flag of the Rising Sun?  This quiz will test your ability to tell the products of Louis Chevrolet's noble enterprise against the postwar success story that is automotive and heavy equipment titan Toyota. Put on your seatbelt, adjust your mirrors, set the radio to your favorite station and take to the road with our Toyota vs. Chevy quiz!

Did you know that Chevrolet was behind one of the first big hostile takeovers in American business history? Louis Chevrolet founded the Chevrolet Motor Car Company with William C. Durant, the recently ousted president of General Motors Corp.  Once Chevy took off, Durant used the company to buy up enough General Motors stock to propel himself back into the leadership of General Motors. And you thought corporate takeovers were invented in the '80s!

Toyota has a far more placid history, being started by Kiichiro Toyoda as an offshoot of his dad's Toyoda Industries. After a couple of decades of successes and failures in Japan, Toyota brought his cars to American shores. When the oil crises of the '70s drove people to seek better mileage, the previously ridiculed Japanese "box" cars took a huge share out of the market and never looked back.

So, which is your favorite? Do you know enough about it to tell it from the other? Try the quiz!

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The Toyota Sports 800 was a tiny sports car with a 700cc engine and was marketed in Japan between 1965 and 1969. It was also one of the first cars to make use of a roof panel that could be lifted out. This was known as a Targa top. Around 3,400 were built.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

After playing it safe for a number of years, Chevrolet introduced the GMT 400 in 1988. This truck featured a sleek new body, designed with the help of a wind tunnel. The ride was also significantly improved thanks to and independent front suspension with torsion bars.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The Toyota Picnic is a seven-seat MPV also known as the Ipsum, Sports Van or Avensis Verso in other parts of the world. It was marketed over three generations from 1995 to 2009. The second generation of this vehicle was based on the Toyota Avensis.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The Aveo is a global brand marketed in over 100 countries under a number of different names. It first entered the sub-compact market in 2002.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Competing in the compact segment, the Citation was produced by Chevrolet between 1980 and 1985.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The Ractis, a mini MPV, entered the Toyota fleet in 2005 and remains a current model to this day. By the time the second generation was released in 2010, another name had been adopted for the model, the Verso-S, although it would only be marketed in Europe under that name.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Marketed in the subcompact class, the aim of the Publica was to give the Japanese public a cheap family car. Available in a number of configurations, including a station wagon, convertible, coupe and pickup, the Publica was built from 1961 to 1978. The last version, known as the Toyota 1000, was also marketed outside Japan.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The Cobalt was produced by Chevrolet between 2005 and 2010. Over 1.1 million were sold during this period, although the Cobalt suffered a number of recalls for power steering problems as well as faulty ignitions. The Cobalt was succeeded by the Cruze.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The Stout, a light truck, was part of the Toyota fleet from 1954 till 1989. The first models were only powered by a 1.5-liter gas engine but by the third generation, produced between 1979 and 1989 the largest engine available was now a 2.2-liter gas powerplant.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

There were just two marques for the Chevy Nova. The first was built from 1961 to 1979 and the second from 1985 to 1988. The Nova started life as a compact car but from 1985 fell into the subcompact segment.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

A pickup with a difference, the SSR was produced by Chevrolet between 2003 and 2006. In fact, SSR stands for Super Sports Roadster with the vehicle actually a convertible pickup with a retractable hardtop! Unfortunately for Chevrolet, sales for the SSR were not exactly stellar.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

A long-serving model in the Toyota lineup, the Previa has been in production since 1990. This three-door minivan is now in its third generation, which was introduced as far back as 2006, although the Previa did receive a facelift in 2016. The Previa is known as the Estima in Japan as well as the Tarago in Australia.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Called the Fun Cargo in Japan and the Yaris Verso in other markets, this mini MPV was a Toyota model from 1999 to 2005. It was initially available with either a 1.3 or 1.5-liter engine until 2001, when a diesel-powered model was introduced.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The Tahoe, a full-sized SUV, was first introduced by Chevrolet in 1995. It is the same vehicle as the GMC Yukon and has a number of power options including a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 FlexFuel engine.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Along with the F-150, the Task Force was the quintessential pickup in the 1950s. With its incredible lines, this body shape is still in demand to this day. Power plant options including a 3.9-liter straight six as well as a 4.6-liter V8.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Available in Japan only, the Chaser was produced between 1977 and 2001, first as a compact car and then from 1988, in the mid-sized car segment. The Chaser shared the same chassis with two other Toyota models, the Cressida/Mark II, and the Cresta. Interestingly, thanks to its front-engined, rear-wheel drive layout, the Chaser became a popular car to use in drifting.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Manufactured under license by Yamaha, the 2000GT sports car was a model offered by Toyota between 1967 and 1970. Essentially, this was the first supercar built by a Japanese firm. The 2000GT was powered by a 2.0-liter straight six engine capable of producing 150 brake horsepower. Only 351 were built.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Competing in the subcompact segment, the Vega was produced by Chevrolet between 1971 and 1977. It was available as a hatchback, wagon, notchback and panel delivery vehicle. Over 2 million Vegas were sold during its production run.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

This plug-in hybrid vehicle from Chevrolet was first produced in 2010. It is available in a number of countries around the world. The Volt has an electric range of around 53 miles.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The first prototype vehicle produced by Toyota was the A1. When put into production, it became the AA. Over 1,300 were made in the period from 1936 to 1943. The AA was available as four-door sedan or convertible.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Made mostly for the Japanese market, the Alphard is named after the brightest star in the Hydra constellation. This luxury MPV, first marketed in 2002, is still in production. It features 3 different models and is available as either a seven- or eight-seater. Now in its third generation, the Alphard top of the range model is powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Introduced in 1961, the Corvair pickup was smaller than most on the market and it didn't catch the imagination of the American public. In fact, by 1964 only 851 were sold. It was discontinued that year.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Marketed in the large car segment, the Avalon regularly sells over 50,000 units a year in the United States. First produced in 1994, this is the company's largest sedan model in America.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The Dina is a medium duty truck produced by Toyota since 1959. In that time there have been eight different generations.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

One of the earliest pickups around, the International Series was the first to feature a 6-cylinder OVH engine. It also had metal rims, a far cry from earlier models with wooden wheels.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The best-selling car in the world, the Toyota Corolla was first introduced in 1966. During its lifetime, it has had 11 redesigns, first starting out as a subcompact model, moving to a compact as well as a mid-sized category. In 2016, over 300,000 units of the Corolla were sold in the United States alone.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Introduced by Chevrolet in 1970, early models of the Monte Carlo are considered to be luxury muscle cars. This marque competed for market share against the Pontiac Grand Prix and Buick Riviera.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Seven generations of the Toyota Celica were produced between 1971 and 2006. This very popular sports car has some excellent racing pedigree and took honors in both track racing as well as rallying.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

A stalwart of the Chevy pickup fleet in the 1970s, the C30 is considered to be the first of the modern pickup trucks. It was also the first Chevy with the crew cab option, meaning the truck could easily seat six people.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Produced between 1923 and 1926, the Superior featured a different series (starting with B) every year. All, however, featured a 4-cylinder 2.8-liter engine that produced 26 brake horsepower. Superior models included a roadster, sedan and a truck.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

This front-engined, four-wheel drive (in some models) SUV is popular in many countries around the world. The Rav 4 was first released in 1992 and is currently in its fourth generation. Its popularity in the United States, in particular, continues to grow.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Specially designed for the South African market, the Quantum is used as a minibus taxi, transporting much of the population to and from work each day. It holds 12 passengers and is powered by either a 2.5 diesel or 2.7-liter gas engine.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Although it was only produced in 1927, the AA Capitol series saw Chevrolet sell over 670,000 units and for once, break Ford's domination of the American motor scene. This series included eight different body types all based on the GM A platform.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

The Toyota Master Ace is known by many names around the world including the Lite Ace, Van, Space Cruiser and Tarago. This is a light van that can be used to transport people or goods.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

This light truck was part of the Chevrolet fleet from 1941 until 1947. In terms of transmission, the AK only had a three-speed manual gearbox. This was coupled to either a 3.5- or 3.77-liter straight-six engine. The AK was also sold under the GMC badge.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Since 1961, Chevrolet has included a van in its model lineup. Currently, this is the Express which was first manufactured in 1995. It is available in a cargo and passenger configuration, depending on the client's needs.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

A Toyota pickup available in the United States till 1995 and still sold in world markets, the Hilux went into production in 1968 and is currently in its eighth generation.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Currently in its third generation, the Highlander is sold in markets around the world, including the United States, Australia and China. No matter where it is sold, it remains extremely popular.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

Produced between 1980 and 2009, the Kodiak was Chevrolet's truck model in the medium-duty truck segment. During its production run, three generations were produced. The third and final generation included two-petrol engined options as well as a diesel powered truck. General Motors discontinued their medium truck range in 2009.

Toyota or Chevy: What am I?

After the Astro failed to gain any significant foothold into Chrysler's domination of the minivan market in the late '80s, Chevrolet turned to the Lumina APV. Built between 1989 and 1996, Chevrolet marketed the Lumina as an 'All Purpose Vehicle'. Initially, it was severely underpowered but improvements were made in that regard. The Lumina had moderate sales success, however.

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