Can You Identify These Cars If We Disguise Them As Dogs?

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Beth Hendricks

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About This Quiz

There's nothing more heartwarming than driving down the road on a cool fall evening and seeing man's best friend hanging out the window of a passing car. Of course, not all pups enjoy a car ride, but most seem to. Why? Well, it appears science may have an answer for us. 

Some researchers believe the joy of a car ride is in the smell. No, not the Taco Bell bag you forgot to throw out, but the scents they pick up through some 300 million olfactory receptors in a pup's nose. A car ride is their opportunity to experience the world around them through what their snouts can pick up. There's also the possibility, according to some scientists, that the simple act of going somewhere perks up your dog's inner hunter. New places, new faces and new adventures are just as compelling to our furry friends as they may be to us.

Of course, some people are just as attached to their rides as they are their furry friends in the passenger seat. You know the type (maybe you are the type): washing, polishing, spiffing up the tires in their driveway every time you see them.

What if we combined the best of those world — mutt and machine — into one? How much of a gearhead are you? Are you a dog lover? Can you distinguish these models if we add fur and a wet nose? Let's see what you've got!



More of these vehicles are sold in California than anywhere else, a perfect locale for taking off its top. What is it?

Blame it on that California sunshine. Jeep Wranglers are sold to more people with California addresses than individuals anywhere else. It makes for a perfect place to take the top off and cruise. Of course, you can buy a hardtop and tool around in it in any of the other 49 states, too.

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This vehicle shares its name with a horse, not a dog. Which vehicle is it?

The Ford Mustang was first introduced to the public in 1964, and the excitement over this sporty ride has continued ever since. It was the first car known as a "pony car," so maybe we should've styled this one as a horse?!

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You don't have to travel to a remote area Australia to see this car, but it sounds like you might. Which car are we talking about?

G'day, mate! This Subaru Outback shares its name with a remote area of Australia known simply as "the Outback." The vehicle's styling makes it one of the few wagon-type vehicles available, perhaps one of the things that keeps Subaru customers so loyal.

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This vehicle, named for a male sheep, is almost 40 years old! Which one is it?

Can you believe that the very first Dodge Ram was introduced to the market in 1981? Since then, the Ram (which represents a male sheep) has taken on many shapes and designs but remains a favorite among truck lovers.

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You can drive this futuristic vehicle up to nearly 300 miles on a single charge. What is it?

If you're a champion of the environment and you like gadgets and gizmos, the Tesla Model X will check all of your boxes. Manufactured with over-the-air updates and plugging along for up to 295 miles on a single charge, this vehicle is both green and tech-savvy.

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Grab one of these before you head out of the country ... at least the second part of the name. Which car are we talking about?

This is actually the second go-around with the Passport name for Honda. After curating a list of 100 name possibilities, Honda tested the options and discovered that consumers still liked the word "Passport," re-engineered from another Honda vehicle in the 1990s.

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Don't worry about slamming the doors on this model. It helps with its air-tight seal. What vehicle are we referencing?

The Mercedes-Benz G-Class requires a bit of extra elbow grease behind an act as simple as closing its doors. Because of the air-tight nature of the interior when the doors are properly closed, you may have to work a little harder to latch them properly.

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We know this car by its long-standing name, but it almost became the "Panther." Which one of these is it?

When the Camaro was still being developed, Chevy employees referred to it as the Panther — a name that nearly stuck. We tend to prefer "Camaro," which, despite some reports to the contrary, is a word that means absolutely nothing.

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It holds the title of the world's first widely-available hybrid. What do we know it as?

When the Toyota Prius was introduced in 1997, it became the first widely-available gas/electric hybrid on the market. The first of its kind was actually sold in Japan the same year and discontinued 20 years later in 2017.

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28: That's the record for the number of people who piled into which one of these vehicles?

The MINI Cooper is made to hold four humans, so cramming nearly 30 in one would be a little tricky. But it's been done. A Guinness world record was set in 2012, eclipsing the previous record of 27.

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The original version of this vehicle was sold only in South Korea. Luckily for us, the second generation reached more people. Which car was it?

When the Hyundai Sonata was first released in 1985, only consumers in Hyundai's native South Korea had access to it. Fast-forward to the car's second generation and beyond, and you'll see the vehicle on roads around the world.

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Ancient Greek author Homer would've been partial to this vehicle's name. What is it?

The Odyssey, a minivan built and marketed by Honda, has been on the road since 1994. That comes a few years (quite a few, actually) after noted author Homer wrote his epic poem of the same name.

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Luxury brand Louis Vuitton developed a line of luggage specifically for one of these vehicles. Which was it?

In 2014, luxury brand Louis Vuitton released a line of luggage in honor of the BMW i8, including a weekender, garment bag and business case. The luggage selection was only available in limited markets including Paris and London.

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You probably wouldn't want to race this vehicle, but its name is derived from a stretch of the famous Le Mans race course. Which vehicle are we referencing?

The Mulsanne Straight is the portion of the Le Mans race track known for allowing racers to reach peak speeds. It lends its name to the Bentley Mulsanne, which was first introduced in 1980.

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This car has its origins in the now-defunct Datsun brand name. Which model is it?

It wasn't always the Nissan Maxima. In the early days, it was the Datsun Maxima before the Nissan brand took over. Early Maximas were built in Japan; today, Maximas are assembled in a Tennessee factory.

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Like to customize your ride? Which of these vehicles has 44,000 color possibilities?

If you've got the money, Rolls-Royce will let you customize the Phantom to your heart's content. With more than 44,000 shades and hues to choose from, you'll certainly find something that speaks directly to your sense of style.

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In a hurry? Which of these models will get you from zero to 60 in 5.1 seconds?

Feeling the need for speed? The Alfa Romeo Giulia might be just what you're looking for. Its standard engine will get you from zero to 60 in a hair over five seconds. All of that in a family sedan package.

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Just a little bit spicy: Which of these models features its manufacturer's only V8 engine?

When the Cayenne was introduced by Porsche in 2002, it was the first vehicle by the auto manufacturer with a V8 engine since 1995. Porsche's previous V8 vehicle was the 928, which was discontinued that same year.

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You may have seen this make in a James Bond movie. Which one is it?

It might not have been an Aston-Martin Vantage in the film you saw, but Aston-Martins have come to be synonymous with 007 himself, James Bond. The Aston-Martin in "Spectre" was, in fact, based on the Vantage itself.

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This car's name translates, literally, to "four doors." Which model are we talking about?

How well do you know your Italian? If you're a student of the language, you already know that "Quattroporte" translates, quite literally, to "four doors." It is Maserati's full-size luxury sedan.

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It doesn't get more intimidating than naming a car after the Mayan god of storms and fire. What car is it?

Huracán was the Mayan god of wind, storm and fire, which makes for a fitting and entertaining name for the Lamborghini Huracán. This car can hit 60 on the speedometer in just 2.5 seconds, reaching speeds of 200 miles per hour.

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You can time travel in a TV series that shares its name with this crossover. Which vehicle are we referencing?

One Outlander is a Mitsubishi crossover; the other is a Starz television show centered on time travel. The Mitsubishi Outlander has been in production since 2001 when it was previously called the Airtrek.

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This vehicle comes in intimidating "Hellcat" and "Hellcat Redeye" versions. What is this model known as?

The Dodge Challenger has been produced at three different times in Dodge's history, the most recent period beginning in 2008. This so-called "pony car" can be purchased in "Hellcat" or "Hellcat Redeye" versions.

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Automobile meets nature in this full-sized SUV. Which of these is named after North America's tallest mountain?

GMC uses the "Denali" designation on its most luxurious vehicles, including the full-sized SUV Yukon. The simple addition of that one little word, which represents a quite large mountain, increases the price tag consumers pay.

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It probably won't be pink, but it will be small. Which of these models is its brand's smallest sedan?

You've probably heard at least the name of the song, "Pink Cadillac." Well, this one isn't necessarily pink, but it is small — Cadillac's smallest, in fact. Prior to the ATS, the CTS was Cadillac's smallest vehicle.

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This car has a bit of an identity crisis, being branded under two different auto manufacturers' names. Which is it?

Originally a division of Hyundai, the Genesis G80 was, at one time, branded as the Hyundai Genesis. After the establishment of the Genesis brand as its own entity, the car became known as the Genesis G80.

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A vehicle known by a collection of letters, this model is its make's most successful seller. What is its name?

The Lexus RX has been around since the 1990s, and it was apparently love at first sight for consumers of this luxury brand. The RX is a mid-sized SUV that falls between its NX and GX models.

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You could call this vehicle museum-worthy; it was the first vehicle to ever be displayed at the Paris' Louvre. Which of these was it?

The Land Rover Range Rover is synonymous with luxury — today and in years past. It was the first car ever to be displayed at the prestigious Louvre Museum in Paris, France. The original Range Rover, built in 1970, was given the honor.

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The manufacturer of this vehicle touts it as their "most aerodynamic model" ever. What car are we referencing?

Jaguar calls its XF model, a four-door sedan, its most aerodynamic car ever. The front bumper, for example, is designed to split airflow between the top of the car and vehicle's underneath.

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No lie: This car is being celebrated for having a cupholder. Which vehicle are we talking about?

The Ferrari California T, unlike many others in the Ferrari family, is designed for everyday use and practicality. In fact, Ferrari has thought of every detail, including a — gasp! — cupholder to make it easier to shuttle your coffee on the way to work.

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In 1991, this car replaced its brand's historic Bronco II. What is its name?

When the Ford Explorer first came along in the early 1990s, it did so as a replacement for the iconic Bronco II. The first year it was offered to the public, more than 300,000 of them were grabbed by consumers.

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Pace yourself: This model has been the pace car at the Indy 500 more than a dozen times. What vehicle are we talking about?

The Chevrolet Corvette has been the pace car at the Indy 500 roughly 15 times, more than any other model to receive the honor. It's a pretty comical choice for a vehicle that can reach speeds greater than 200 miles per hour.

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You can get plenty of people in this vehicle, which has a name fitting for a large group. What is it called?

Three rows of seats in the Dodge Grand Caravan will give you more than enough room for your entire "caravan." This minivan has been a staple of the minivan market since it was first introduced in the mid-1980s.

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Which of these models competes with the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia?

The full-sized Chevrolet Tahoe, with seating for up to nine people, competes with other full-sized SUVs currently on the market, including the Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada.

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Greek mythology might have played a role in the naming of this vehicle. Which of these is it?

The name "Titan" denotes strength and power, making it the perfect choice for a rugged truck like the Nissan Titan. The Titans were gods in Greek mythology who ruled during the Golden Age.

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This sporty ride is the follow-up to the Celica and is back on the market after a 17-year absence. Which vehicle are we talking about?

This isn't the Toyota Supra's first rodeo. Its first run, from 1978 to 2002, saw it appearing in multiple video games. Re-released in May 2019, the newest Supra has found a place in the "Fast and the Furious" movie franchise.

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A roadster designed to its manufacturer's "Jinba Ittai" mantra: Which of these models is it?

Mazda built the MX-5 Miata with its "Jinba Ittai" mantra in mind. "Jinba Ittai" defines the relationship between a horse and a rider or, in this case, a car and its driver. Mazda designed its Miata roadster with this relationship at its center.

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We don't know if Gerard Butler drives one of these, but he did appear in a movie by the same name. What is it?

The Chrysler 300 shares a name with the 2006 Gerard Butler film "300." Chrysler recycled the name, however, from a 1962 model that hung around for just two years. Today's 300 has taken on many looks, including a Motown Edition, paying homage to the Motown music scene.

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You don't have to be a fan of this sport to drive one of these. Which of these is an actual vehicle model?

You caught us! Only the Volkswagen Golf is a legitimate model from among these choices. This compact choice from Volkswagen has been on the road in some form since it was first introduced in 1974.

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It's a Wrangler! It's a truck! Wait, it's ... both? What is this model called?

The Jeep Gladiator is part Wrangler, part pick-up truck. If you can't decide between a traditional Jeep and a truck for hauling, this unique mash-up of the two might be calling your name.

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