Can You Identify These Gas Guzzlers?

Robin Tyler

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About This Quiz

Motor vehicles come in all shapes, forms and sizes. From sedans to SUVs, trucks to supercars, hypercars to city cars, there is something for just about everyone, depending not only on your needs but your tastes as well.  
And each vehicle is different in the amount of fuel it uses. Some are particularly light on fuel, be it driving in traffic conditions in the city and even more so on the highway. Others, however, are what we like to term gas guzzlers. There could be many reasons for that, but it boils down to two things. First, they are heavy vehicles, and it takes an effort to move them from point A to point B. Secondly, they have powerful engines, often V8's, for example.

Gas guzzlers can be found in just about every class of vehicles, except the city class. Those small things seem to run on the whiff of a nearby gas station! Early gas guzzlers were the muscle cars of the 1960s, but SUVs, sports cars and many other classes are not immune to throwing up a thirsty vehicle or two!

Let's get to the task at hand! In this quiz, we want you to identify a range of gas guzzlers from an image alone. Do you think you can ace it? Good luck!

Some versions of the most popular truck in America sure are thirsty. Can you name this one?

Perhaps the most iconic truck ever released by Ford, the F-150 is loved in the United States. It has been the biggest selling truck in the country for the past three decades! Not only that but at certain times, it was also the most popular vehicle in the country in terms of sales. The 2014 Raptor, however, was a little thirsty. It only managed around 11 mpg in city conditions.

Can you name this thirsty performance truck first seen in the mid-2000s?

A Dodge Viper engine in a pickup? Yes, it really happened. The Ram SRT-10 was the fastest production truck at the time, completing 0-60mph in under 5 seconds and able to reach 155mph. And all of that power was channeled through a manual transmission! Scary! The only downside, it guzzled gas, especially in city driving conditions.

This luxury SUV is not shy using gas! Can you identify it?

With a 4.6 liter engine, a central differential with the ability to lock and some of the best visibility available, the 2004 Discovery II quickly became a popular off-roader. It was more than capable of taking on fairly rough terrain with any major modifications. In city driving conditions, expect a thirsty 12 mpg.

Please can you tell us which gas guzzler we have pictured in this image?

The Navigator, the first SUV offered by Ford's luxury brand, is the heaviest vehicle ever produced by Lincoln. The third generation is powered by a Triton SOHC 5.4L V8 engine which gives gas mileage figures of around 13 mpg in the city.

Do you know which gas guzzling SUV is shown in this image?

With a bolt on frame body, the Armada is powered by a 5.6 liter V8 Nissan engine. This produces 390 horsepower and 401 pounds/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. The Armada will give 12 mpg in the city driving.

Massive SUV's use plenty of gas! This one is no different. Please tell us its make and model.

This full-sized SUV was first introduced by Chevrolet in 1995. It offers a number of power options, including a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 FlexFuel engine. Gas mileage figures for the 2005 Tahoe saw it use 14 mpg while driving in daily city conditions.

What is the name of this thirsty American classic?

The Corvette name is loved around the world. From its inception in 1953, the Corvette brand is the jewel in the Chevrolet crown. Of course, everyone has their ideal Corvette with many citing the C1 as a favorite. With an option of three powerful V8 engines, the 1960 Corvette gave 13 to 14 mpg in city driving conditions.

An iconic muscle car that was also a gas guzzler! What is it?

Although it was extremely popular with 1million sold in the first two years of release, the Ford Mustang wasn't a winner in the economy stakes. It was rated at only 10 mpg for city driving.

Can you tell us the make and model of this SUV gas guzzler?

Worldwide sales figures for the Cherokee reached just over 277,000 units in 2015 and it remains a popular SUV. It will cost you at the pump, however, as the Grand Cherokee uses 13 mpg during your daily commute in the city.

Luxurious and frighteningly quick for a massive car, what gas guzzler is pictured here?

The convertible model of the Bentley Continental, the GTC is capable of speeds up to 300 km/h! But it will cost you to buy and to run! A GTC gives around 14 mpg in city driving.

Luxury doesn't always mean good gas mileage. What gas guzzler is shown in this image?

This luxury saloon car is the eighth generation Phantom from Rolls Royce. It is powered by a 6.75-liter twin-turbocharged V12 which produces 563 brake horsepower. And gas mileage? Around 11 mpg in the city driving.

First introduced in 2011, this German luxury car is expensive ... and expensive to run. Can you name it?

If you think about it, 14 mpg for city driving in a performance sedan such as the BMW M6 Gran Coupe is pretty good! This is one of BMW's most expensive models. The Gran Coupe was first introduced in 2011.

James Bond might love this sports car, but he doesn't have to pay for gas! What is it?

Sports cars should be thirsty, right? Well the Aston Martin DB9 isn't too bad considering it has a 5.9 L V12 engine. It will give 13 mpg in city driving.

Certainly not everyone's cup of tea, can you identify this gas guzzler?

The G Wagon, a luxury SUV is not something that you would normally associate with the Mercedes brand. That said, there clearly is a market for it, although if we are honest, it’s not the prettiest car ever made. More like a box on wheels! It was first produced in 1979. The 2014 G550 was a gas guzzler of note, averaging 12 mpg in the city.

The make and model of this fuel heavy vehicle is _________.

This Yukon had less than stellar cargo space. That can be overlooked, however, thanks to its fine interior finish and the massive amount of power sitting under your right foot. That power comes with a price, however, and the 2013 model would only produce 12 mpg in city driving conditions.

Powered by a W16 motor, yes that's two V8s side by side, this hypercar is a legend ... and thirsty, too! What is it?

One of the handfuls of cars to hit 400km/h, the Veyron was first introduced by Bugatti in 2005. It is powered by an 8.0-liter W16 quad-turbo engine. Naturally, it is thirsty and averages only 8 mpg driving in city conditions.

This is yet another gas guzzling truck. Can you name it?

Available as a two-door, four-door double and four-door crew cab, the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado are effectively the same vehicles. The Sierra is popular with customers looking for rugged pick-up capable of going the distance. Its ability to take a beating is one of the reasons the Sierra is used by the U.S. military. The 2013 K15 model had a city driving gas mileage of 14 mpg, better than some other pickups in its class.

Jaguar power makes this luxury SUV a bit of a thirsty beast. What is it?

Powered by a 5.0 L Jaguar AJ-V8 V8 engine, the Land Rover Range Rover Sport has some impressive performance figures for a large car. It also uses 14 mpg while you drive around the city!

Vans can be gas guzzlers too! Do you know the identity of this one?

Since 1961, Chevrolet has included a van in their 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. As one might expect, a van, especially when fully loaded, is heavy on fuel. The Express will give you 11 mpg while delivering those packages in the city.

Derived from a military vehicle, this SUV was just as thirsty as a tank. Do you know what is?

A civilian version of the Humvee military vehicle, the Hummer H1 would then obviously be more than capable as an off-roader. The H1 is a massive vehicle and was a gas guzzler of note with figures of around 10 mpg during city driving.

Muscle cars are all thirsty, right? This one is no exception. What is it?

The Challenger was first introduced in 1970 as a muscle car. The top of the range model from this era was powered by a 6.98-liter Chrysler Hemi engine which gave a city mpg figure of 8 to 10 mpg.

This iconic American sports car, first seen in the early 1990s, is thirsty! What is it?

This classic American super car has been in production since 1992. The SRT, however, is an impressive version of the Viper with some serious gas consumption. It will use around 15 mpg in traffic conditions and regular city driving.

This SUV proved popular in the early 2000s. Can you identify this gas guzzler?

The Aviator debuted on American roads in 2002 and was made for a three-year period up until 2005. This luxury mid-sized SUV was powered by a 4.6 L DOHC Modular V8 engine and models included a 2-wheel drive as well as an all-wheel-drive version. Over 70,000 were sold by 2005. The Aviator gave 13 mpg around the city.

Another beautiful sports car with more trips to the gas station than you would like! Can you name the vehicle pictured here?

Lamborghini makes incredibly beautiful cars, and the Gallardo could be the best of all. Produced between 2003 and 2013, the second generation of the car was powered by a 5.2-liter V10. Lamborghini even released a convertible, the Spyder with a fully automated soft top. Whether that soft top contributed to a city gas mileage of 14 mpg is up for debate!

Name this thirsty muscle car, please.

Dodge certainly made some thirsty muscle cars. Chargers with V8 engines, such as the 1969 model, only gave a city driving mpg figure of 8.7!

Can you identify the gas guzzler shown in this image?

Modern muscle cars are very different from their '60s cousins. Take the CTS-V, for example, with a four-door layout. That said, this still breathes fire and is powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 that produces over 600 brake horsepower with a 12 mpg at its thirstiest.

This big SUV sure is thirsty. But what make and model is it?

It is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine coupled to a six-speed gearbox. The Chevrolet Suburban has been a Chevy brand since the 1930s. The 2013 model produced a city figure of 12 mpg.

Name this modern muscle car, a gas guzzling behemoth!

This modern 650 horsepower behemoth gets you from 0-60mph in just 3.5 seconds an clocks a top speed of just under 200mph. This is thanks to its 6.8-liter supercharged LT4 V8 engine. All that performance for gas mileage figures of 14 mpg while driving through the city. But that's not where you are going to drive this monster, is it?

Can you tell us what the make and model of this SUV?

This full-sized SUV has been in production in the United States since 1996 and is currently in its fourth generation. Despite selling over 200,000 units a year from 1997 to 2000, figures have slowly dropped, and in 2016, Ford sold just over 59,000 units. Early models were particularly thirsty, with city driving figures of around 14 mpg.

It may be a stunning sports car but it guzzles gas! Any idea as to what it is?

A sports car from Lexus, the LFA was produced for just a two-year period from 2010 to 2012. It was one of the most expensive cars offered by the brand and only 500 were built. The LFA was powered by 4.8-liter V10 capable of producing 552 brake horsepower. Sports car performance means the LFA loved to guzzle gas. It gave 12 mpg in city driving conditions.

Please identify this gas guzzling muscle car.

The Grand Prix was built by Pontiac between 1962 and 1973. It underwent a number of cosmetic changes during its 11-year production run but always had a number of V8 engine options to give it that muscle car appeal. Most Grand Prix's only produced a city mpg figure of between 10 to 14.

Identify this luxurious sedan which will cost you a few trips to the pump in and around the city.

The 300C, a luxury full-sized sedan from Chrysler, will give around 16 mpg in city driving. Not too bad all considering. The 5.7L V8 Hemi powered version sees those numbers drop significantly, however.

Early muscle cars were just as thirsty as their modern day counterparts. Which 1960s make and model is this?

Pontiac produced some iconic names in motoring and none more so than its GTO. The first models, released in 1964 were available in a convertible, hardtop and coupe. This was a serious muscle car and remains a firm favorite with enthusiasts today. Gas wise, the GTO was thirsty with figures of around 10 mpg during city driving.

Italian sports cars don't get any better than this ... if you can afford the gas for it! What gas guzzler do we have here?

This four-seat grand tourer was produced between 2011 and 2016. It is powered by a 6.3 L F140 EB V12 engine which propels the Ferrari FF to 208mph and 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds. And fuel consumption? Well, in city conditions, the FF will give figures of 11 mpg, which is pretty heavy.

A gas guzzling Japanese SUV! But do you know what it is?

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 currently in its second generation with the top of the range model powered by a 5.7-liter V8 motor which gives 14 mpg in traffic conditions.

What is the make and model of this performance sedan, which can be a little thirsty from time to time?

The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR, a performance sedan from Mitsubishi, has a very powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. Gas mileage in city driving is around 17 mpg, which is not too bad considering you have 291 bhp under your left foot!

Can you name this gas guzzling hyper car, please?

The Bugatti Chiron’s 8.0-liter 16-cylinder engine produces 1,500 brake horsepower. Its $2.9 million price tag will cause heart palpitations for your bank manager! It's probably worth it to travel at 261mph though. It's a thirsty beast and will only give you 11 mpg in everyday city driving conditions.

Beautiful ... check! Luxurious ... check! Heavy on gas ... double check! Can you name this car?

This stunning 2-door convertible was produced by Rolls Royce form 2007 to 2016. Based on the 2003 Phantom chassis, the Drophead Coupe is powered by a 6.7-liter V12 motor. This vehicle only gets around 11 mpg during city driving.

This luxury sedan of Asian origin likes a drink or two of gasoline. What is it?

A 5.0-liter V8 engine with impressive performance numbers makes the Hyundai Genesis luxurious and speedy. It uses around 16 mpg in city driving which, when you look at the engine, is not actually that bad for a big sedan such as this.

A gas guzzling super car, only 20 models were ever made. Do you know what it is?

Powered by a 6.0-liter V-12 engine, only 20 production models of the Pagani Huayra BC were produced, setting their owners back a cool $2.6 million. And if you can afford that, you won't mind the 13 mpg that it guzzles while you drive around the city!

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