Toyota or Ford: 88% of People Can't Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles. Can You?

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So you think you are a car buff, right? Well, would you be able to identify a range of Ford or Toyota models by just looking at a picture? Why don't you take up the challenge!

Possibly the most iconic car ever built, the Model T made vehicles affordable to the man in the street. Thanks to Henry Ford using interchangeable parts as well as using a production line to build the car, prices for the Model T were kept low enough for ordinary people to be able to buy a car. And it showed in the sales figures, with over 15 million sold from 1908 to 1927.

The Thunderbird was originally devised by Ford to compete with the first generation Corvette. Much debate rages whether this vehicle could be considered as a muscle car, but early models certainly displayed many traits adopted by muscle cars in the 1960s.

Arguably the most iconic muscle car ever, the Mustang was first released in 1964. It proved one of the most popular debuts ever and within a year, 400,000 units had been sold, which quadrupled Ford’s sale estimates.

Built between 1958 and 1971, the Galaxie was so named to take advantage of the space race between the USSR and the United States. This vehicle was in direct competition to the Chevrolet Impala and included a few powerful models considered to be muscle cars, especially those with the Cammer V8 engine.

Launched in 1956, the Parkland was a two-door station wagon. It was powered by either a straight six or V8 engine and had a 3-speed transmission.

The Ford Model N was produced between 1906 and 1908. It was only made in the color maroon and featured an engine at the front of the car, unlike the Model A and Model C. Over 7,000 were built.

Got $60,000 lying around? Then you can own a modern Shelby Mustang. This Mustang is powered by a 5.2-liter V8 Ford engine that propels it to 60mph in just 3.7 seconds.

The Ford Model R was only produced for a brief period in 1907. Essentially it was the same as the Model N but the body was a little bigger, and it had larger fenders and an oil lamp.

Produced for a decade between 1970 and 1980, the Pinto was a Ford model in the subcompact car segment, their first model in this segment in America. It had three body styles - a two-door coupe, station wagon and three-door hatchback. The Pinto was popular, with Ford producing 3 million by 1980 when it was replaced by the Ford Escort.

This Toyota pickup has been available in the United States since 1999. By producing the Tundra, Toyota became the first Japanese company to make an American sized pickup. It is available as a regular 2-door cab, 4-door double cab and crewmax.

Related to the Mazda B-Series, the Ford Ranger was produced in the United States over a 29-year period up until 2012. Ford plans to reintroduce the model in 2019. The Ranger is still sold in international markets, however.

The Ford Super Duty is an excellent choice as an off-roader, particularly when you might be pulling a heavy load or even hauling extra equipment. With a solid beam axle, the Super Duty offers better axle articulation and has superior durability. Another plus is the ability to then put on larger tires. The differential also locks the rear electronically which means the Super Duty handles even the toughest terrain. And then there is the 860 pounds/feet of torque cranked out by the 6.7-liter engine for the top of the range models.

The Grenada was marketed as a mid-sized car in the United States between 1975 and 1982. It came in many guises including a 2- and 4-door sedan, station wagon and a 2-door coupe. The Grenada was also sold in Europe.

The Fusion, a mid-sized sedan model from Ford, first hit the market in 2006. Straight away, Ford had a winner on their hands and a range of models followed, including a hybrid as well as a fully electric version. The Fusion is now one of the most popular models in the United States.

The generation 2 models specifically are ranked by many as one of the top off-roaders ever made. Not only are they excellent in tough terrain but they are reliable, an important factor when you are far from the nearest mechanic when something goes wrong. One concern about the Tacoma is that the stock suspension is not as good as it could be and this is often the first thing that owners modify.

Released in the compact car market in 1982, the Toyota Camry has changed over the years and since 1991, the vehicle has found itself in the mid-size car category. In that guise, the Camry has undergone facelifts on six separate occasions. It is an extremely popular model in the United States, selling over 2 million units in the last five years.

A utility coupe produced by Ford from 1957 to 1979, the Ranchero was actually adapted from a station wagon design. Over 500,000 Rancheros were sold in the 22 years it was produced.

Like its smaller counterpart the Fiesta, the Ford Focus was designed for the European market, The Focus is available in a host of models with the top of the range RS a real boy racer!

Certainly one of Toyota’s better off-roaders, the 4Runner is powered by a 4.7-liter V8 engine. Not only is the 4Runner a very capable off-road machine, it has that excellent Toyota reliability.

The Ford Tempo was an attempt by the American company to produced a small vehicle that would compete with Japanese imports in the 1980s. The Tempo was also badged by Mercury under the name Topaz. This compact car was produced from 1983 to 1994.

Competing in the subcompact car class, the Yaris was first released in 1999. Currently, in its third generation, it is available in a hatchback and sedan and is powered by a range of engine options from 1.2 to 1.5-liter gas engines as well as a diesel option.

The first generation of the GT40 won the prestigious Le Mans 24-hour endurance race for four straight years from 1966 to 1969, which included filling out the top three positions in 1966. Only 105 were produced.

The Ford Ka (no, we are also not sure how to pronounce it) was a popular product in many overseas markets and was first introduced in 1996. This small vehicle featured in the city car segment.

This two-seat mid-engined was produced by Toyota from 1984 till 2007 and over three generations. The MR2 was an abbreviation for mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, 2-seater.

The Ford Mondeo was first produced in 1993. Considered to be one of Ford's "World Cars," the Mondeo has sold in many countries across the globe. It was marketed as the Contour in the North American market.

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.

Now 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.

Largely acknowledged as one of the best off-roaders ever, the FJ40 Land Cruiser was produced between 1974 and 1993. And the best part? Well, the Cruiser was able to tackle the toughest terrain straight out the box, with little need for modifications.

The Ford P68, also known as the F3L was a prototype racecar built in the United Kingdom. Despite its incredible looks and racing potential, it proved to be very unstable especially at high speed. It never won a race it entered.

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

The Ford Scorpio was a model released in Europe between 1985 to 1998. It formed part of the executive car segment, with two generations released during the 13 years it was produced.

The Super Deluxe was produced by Ford between 1941 and 1948. It came in a variety of body styles including a 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, 4-door sedan as well as a station wagon to mention a few.

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

A special edition of the Gran Torino, the King Cobra was meant to dominate NASCAR for Ford. Unfortunately, only three were ever produced.

With performance on par with many far more expensive supercars, the Supra became a popular performance car option for the man in the street. Powered by a 3.0-liter Twin-Turbo engine, the Supra produced 276 brake horsepower.

The Kuga forms part of the very competitive compact crossover market. But it's not only in Europe where it is popular. Marketed under the name Escape, the vehicle is sold in the US as well. Other markets include South Africa and Australia. The Kuga is available as either a front-wheel or all-wheel drive.

With seating for up to 8, the Sienna is certainly a people carrier! It is also extremely safe and the only minivan to offer all-wheel drive.

Starting out in the full-sized car segment, the LTD, produced by Ford for a 24-year period between 1962 and 1986, moved into the mid-sized segment for its last four years of production. Interestingly, for most of the production run, the LTD was the largest sedan vehicle produced by Ford.

Is it a Ford? Technically, yes. The Maulitier or Mule was a German half-track vehicle used by the armed forces during World War II. This name was given to all the half-tracks produced, with many of them converted from Ford trucks.

Just over 20 years ago, Toyota first launched their hybrid vehicle, the Prius. From 1997 to 2003, the Prius was part of the compact car market. In 2003, it was relaunched as a hatchback. With over 4 million sales worldwide, this is the top selling hybrid car on the planet.

The Model A was the follow up to the Model T and was just as much of a success. In a period of only six months between February and July 1929, over 1 million were sold.

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