By Craig on March 23, 2018
Toyota and Subaru are two of the most iconic Japanese car brands, but each has its own very distinctive identity. Can you tell them apart? In this quiz, we'll put your auto identification skills to the test to see if you can tell one brand from the other in a set of 50 pictures.
Toyota is probably the most well-known Japanese car maker. It has a history almost as long as American car companies, having started in pre-war Japan in 1937. Naturally, the war delayed its introduction to the American market a few decades, but when gas prices skyrocketed in the '70s and the reliability of American cars became suspect, the smaller, fuel-efficient Toyotas gained a market toehold.
Subaru came along a bit later, evolving out of a Japanese heavy equipment maker. In the '70s, it rode Toyota's coattails into the American market, quickly establishing a niche as the "Japanese Volvo," known for making ultra-safe, tremendously reliable cars that, while they weren't exactly sexy, would get you where you were going and make sure you arrived there alive. During the '80s, they became a favorite of young urban types who liked to hit the trails on the weekend, with model names like the Outback evoking an outdoorsy vibe.
So, can you tell these two apart? Put on your seat belt and start the engine on this quiz!