Author Archive: Nick Yost

Nick has been an avid observer of all things automotive almost since birth and has been writing professionally about cars, trucks and the industry for more than 30 years.

He is the author of The Essential Hybrid Car Handbook and was the long-time automotive editor for the Reading (Pa.) Eagle and Times. His articles have appeared in a variety of magazines, including The Robb Report and Men’s Health, and he has written for a variety of auto industry-related Web sites.

He is also a member and former director of the International Motor Press Assn., a New York-based organization of more than 500 automotive journalists and auto industry executives.

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2015 Ram ProMaster City road test: Small enough for urban traffic, big enough for many businesses

2015 Ram ProMaster City road test: Small enough for urban traffic, big enough for many businesses

The name alone — 2015 Ram ProMaster City SLT Cargo — probably won’t sell this vehicle, but if you are a florist, an appliance repairman, an interior decorator or member of a rock band it might just be exactly what you are looking for. Heck, outfitted with rear seating for three, it might be just […]

July 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Chrysler 300 Limited road test: Comfortable, capable and luxurious

2015 Chrysler 300 Limited road test: Comfortable, capable and luxurious

When the 10th generation Chrysler 300 was unveiled in 2004, it hit the asphalt with tires spinning, drawing raves from many corners. A decade later, the 2015 Chrysler 300 has undergone many updates and improvements, but it retains its original swagger, its distinctive design and, more importantly, some of the same mechanical underpinnings.. And that […]

June 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Hyundai Azera road test: New features abound in mid-life upgrade

2015 Hyundai Azera road test: New features abound in mid-life upgrade

The 2015 Hyundai Azera Limited has a lot of new features, but you might not notice any of them if one should cross your path. Unless you are an owner, an employee of the South Korean manufacturer or a hard-core fan, you likely will not lock onto the redesigned grille, the new front and rear […]

June 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
Audi A3 road test: Small, frugal and luxurious

Audi A3 road test: Small, frugal and luxurious

Of course size matters but, when it comes to cars, bigger isn’t necessarily better. Consider the 2015 Audi A3 sedan, a new, small entry from the German manufacturer of highly regarded automobiles. With the introduction of the newest A3 models, Audi joins a growing list of carmakers who seek to increase sales by going down […]

May 11, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Chevrolet Trax road test: Just right for the big-city folks

2015 Chevrolet Trax road test: Just right for the big-city folks

To be honest, it took a while to wrap my brain around the 2015 Chevrolet Trax LT that I recently put through its paces. The problem is terminology. The Trax is referred to by many as a subcompact sport-utility vehicle. Isn’t that kind of like an oxymoron? You know, giant shrimp, tallest midget, etc. I […]

May 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 GMC Canyon road test: a pickup truck without the jiggles and joggles

2015 GMC Canyon road test: a pickup truck without the jiggles and joggles

An acquaintance who spent time driving the all-new 2015 GMC Canyon summed up what he liked best about the mid-size pickup truck in one simple sentence: “It doesn’t ride like a truck.” To me, that is a particularly important distinction between the Canyon and some competitors, including full-size pickups that capture the bulk of the […]

April 17, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Audi Q3 road test: Luxury and practicality in a pint-size crossover

2015 Audi Q3 road test: Luxury and practicality in a pint-size crossover

Small crossover utility vehicles are popping up like crocuses in Spring so it’s no surprise that the German manufacturer has joined the fray with the 2015 Audi Q3. And, as one would expect, the crossover is handsome on the outside, luxurious on the inside, easy to drive, well equipped, reasonably fuel-efficient —- and relatively expensive. […]

April 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country road test: Part wagon, part SUV

2015 Volvo V60 T5 AWD Cross Country road test: Part wagon, part SUV

The good news for legions of long-time Volvo lovers is that the Swedish manufacturer has returned the station wagon to the United States in the form of the handsome 2015 V60 entry-level luxury hatchback. Available with 4-, 5- and 6-cylinder engines and the option of front-wheel drive or all-wheel drive, depending on model chosen, the […]

March 23, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco road test: A lot more than just frugal

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco road test: A lot more than just frugal

With the addition of the 2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco to the lineup of the South Korean automaker’s 7th generation mid-size family sedan, the hard-charging company has made a buyer’s decision more difficult. What the Eco brings to the Sonata showroom is a slightly more efficient powertrain than the two initial offerings and pricing that is […]

March 13, 2015 | By | Reply More
2015 Dodge Charger SE road test: No Hellcat, but no pussycat, either

2015 Dodge Charger SE road test: No Hellcat, but no pussycat, either

To many of us of a certain age, the extensively reworked 2015 Dodge Charger takes us rushing down memory lane to the days when Detroit iron held sway all across America. After all, there are precious few, relatively affordable full-size sedans in production that can send power to the road through the rear wheels. And, […]

March 9, 2015 | By | Reply More
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