Toyota or Nissan: 93% of People Can't Correctly Identify the Make of These Vehicles! Can You?

By: Craig
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Let the smell of rubber fill your nostrils as you burn down the tarmac! Test your vehicle knowledge as we see just how much you know about the models offered by two legendary Japanese carmakers, Toyota and Nissan.

With over 140 years experience behind them, these two Japanese mega brands build a range of vehicles. And with this quiz, it's up to you to identify which model belongs to which brand. All this from a single image. 

Easy? Well, yes, some will be, especially the more popular models from each manufacturer. 

But don't be fooled, there are models here that will put even the ultimate car buff's knowledge to the test, particularly those that are only available on the Japanese market. But we have every confidence that you will be able to identify from which automaker they originate. 

No doubt it will be a Picnic for you as you Leaf your way through the questions and show us that you are indeed, a Master Ace. 

We know you got this! 

So what are you waiting for! It's time to put your money where your mouth is and show that as a true auto aficionado, you have what it takes to finish in pole position!

A quirky offering from Nissan, the 300ZX quickly became a favorite. With 300 brake horsepower in a small coupe, the 300ZX was quick! It offered rear wheel steering, which made it handle even better.

Blessed with excellent off-road capabilities, the Nissan Frontier entered the market in 1997. It has a range of gas and diesel powerplants along with Blistein shocks as well as a rear locking differential.

Only 351 2000GTs were produced by Toyota between 1967 and 1970. This two-door fastback sports car was designed in conjunction with Yamaha. It came with either a 2.0 or 2.3-liter engine and with a 5-speed manual or 3-speed automatic gearbox.

The Nissan Altima is a solid performer blessed with above-average gas mileage figures, a comfortable interior and spacious cargo areas. That said, it offers a bland interior, average powerplant options and still makes use of some older technology that competitors have long since replaced.

With a bolt on frame body, the Armada is powered by a 5.6 liter V8 Nissan engine. This produces 390 horsepower and 401 pound/feet of torque. It offers a unique 4-wheel drive system that will only send power to the back wheels on flat surfaces. In off-road situations, all power is fed through the front wheels.

One of the finest sports cars on the planet, the Nissan GT-R is not only fast but it handles incredibly! This is a real racer, so don't expect a daily driver here, unless you want to get to your destination quickly! The current generation GT-R was introduced in 2007 and is a follow on of the Skyline GT-R. It is powered by a 3.8 L twin-turbo V6 engine.

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.

This mid-sized cross-over SUV from Toyota was introduced in 2001. It is currently on its third generation and over 500,000 were sold in the United States since 2014.

The first crossover by Nissan for the U.S. market, the Murano was released in 2003. Now in its third generation, current models offer four-wheel and all-wheel-drive options. They are powered by a range of engines including a 2.5-liter hybrid.

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. One negative, however, is the limited clearance which can be overcome by thoughtful, clever driving.

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.

Also known as the Qashqai, the Dualis is yet another compact crossover SUV offered by Nissan. It first entered the market in 2006 and is currently in its second generation. The Dualis is marketed as the Nissan Rogue in the United States.

Nissan used the Olympic Games in Rio in 2016 to introduce its new compact crossover SUV, the Nissan Kicks, to the world. Replacing the Juke in the U.S. market, the Kicks is a 5-door mini SUV based on the V-platform.

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.

Derived from the Corolla, the Auris is a compact hatchback first introduced in 2006. The Auris has an upscale version, called the Blade. This is only available in Japan.

Launched in 2010, the Juke immediately caught the eye with its very different looks in what was a bland compact crossover SUV market. It proved popular in the United States, selling over 150 000 units over a five-year period from 2012 to 2016.

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.

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.

This two-door, two-seater sports car was first marketed by Nissan in 2009. The 370Z is a model found worldwide, but in Japan, it holds the Fairlady name. This badge goes back to the late '60s when Nissan introduced their first sports cars. The 370Z is available as both a roadster and coupe.

Marketed by Toyota between 1974 and 1993, the FJ40 Land Cruiser is considered to be one of their best ever off-road vehicles. Enthusiasts loved the fact that very little had to be modified on the original vehicle to tackle the toughest terrain.

Introduced in 2006, the Lavina is available as both a compact and mini SUV. Interestingly, the Lavina was first sold in China before it was available anywhere else in the world. The current second generation offers both manual and automatic transmission and three gas engines to choose from.

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.

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.

This five-door minivan was first released in 1991 and is still manufactured by Nissan to this day. The latest generation, the sixth for the Serena, includes "ProPilot" technology which automatically keeps the vehicle in its lane on the highway.

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 it did receive a facelift in 2016. The Previa is known as the Estima in Japan as well as the Tarago in Australia.

The Patrol name has been associated with vehicles produced by Nissan since 1951. Early models looked very similar to Jeeps while now, the Patrol, currently in its sixth generation is a typically large SUV by modern standards.

This two-seat mid-engined sportscar 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.

This seven-seat MPV also known as the Ipsum, Sports Van or Avensis Verso was marketed over three generations from 1995 to 2009. The second generation of the Picnic was based on the Toyota Avensis.

A mini MPV, the Note first entered the Japanese market in 2004. This hatchback styled vehicle offers comfortable seating for five and is has a range of engine options including the e-power hybrid engine, launched in 2016. This is different from other hybrid engines in the fact that the electric engine always powers the wheels while the gas engine charges the battery.

The Ractis 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.

The Xterra has some excellent off-road credentials and comes standard with a two-speed transfer case, a rear locking differential as well as a boxed ladder frame. The Xterra is powered by a 4.0-liter V6 engine which produces 265 brake horsepower.

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.

Specially designed for the African market, the Quantum is used as a mini-bus 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.

And a cube it is! One of the oddest looking vehicles on the road, the Cube was released by Nissan for sale in Japan in 1998. After a decade, it was made available in both the European and U.S. markets. This mini MPV is now in its third generation and although it initially sold well in the US, figures have dropped off significantly.

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.

Available as both a sedan and hatchback, the current version of the Nissan Versa has been on sale in the United States since 2012. It is driven by a 1.6-liter gas engine which produces 107 brake horsepower. 650,000 have been sold in the United States since 2012.

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

A full-sized pickup truck first marketed in 2004 by Nissan, the Titan is powered by a 5.6 L VK56DE V8 engine and is only available in the US market.

The Verso is a compact MPV first introduced in 2009 and still in production today. According to Eurocap testing, this is the safest MPV available in Europe. It has a range of engine options including gas and diesel while it is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox.

With engine options from 2.0-liter to 2.8-liter, the Skyline produced between 128 and 400 brake horsepower. The GT-R version was one of only two cars that had managed to lap the full length of Nurburgring in under 8 minutes.

Japanese automaker introduced the Nissan to Japan in 1982. Over the years, this vehicle, found in the compact car class, has been sold in a number of markets around the world, including America. In fact, it quickly became a top seller in the States and in 2016, over 200,000 units were sold. The Sentra is currently in its seventh generation.

This tiny sports car, with a 700cc engine, 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.

This SUV has grown in popularity at an unbelievable rate in the United States. Introduced in 2007, it sold just over 75,000 units the following year. Eight years later, this quadrupled to over 320,000 units in 2016. Interestingly, in that same year, the Rogue featured a special "Star Wars" edition based on the movie, Rogue One.

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 petrol engine but by the third generation, produced between 1979 and 1989 the largest engine available was now a 2.2-liter gas powerplant.

The NP200 is only manufactured by Nissan for the Southern African market. This compact pickup is based on the Dacia Logan and available as both a gas and diesel model.

An all-electric vehicle, the Nissan Leaf went into production in 2010. Of course, perhaps the most important thing with such a car is the range. Today, a fully charged Leaf has a range of 107 miles with the larger 30 kWh battery. Perhaps more importantly, a flat battery can be charged to 80% within a mere 30 minutes. This is the best-selling electric car in the world.

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, it produced 276 brake horsepower.

The Altima, a model now in the mid-sized car segment from Japanese automaker Nissan, was first introduced to the world in 1992. It is currently in its fifth generation and has become one of the best selling cars in the United States with 1.5 million units sold in the past 5 years.

Produced between 2008 and 2015 in the United States and up until 2017 in the rest of the world, the Venza is a mid-size crossover SUV. It is related to the Lexus RX. The top of the range models are powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine in conjunction with a six-speed automatic gearbox.

Derived from the Tundra pickup, the Sequoia is a full-sized SUV first introduced by Toyota in 2000 and currently still forming part of the fleet. It is now in its second generation with the top of the range model powered by a 5.7-liter V8 motor.

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