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.
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
If you happen to be looking for a small to mid-size crossover vehicle for the family, I have two words for you: Good luck! The continued proliferation of these vehicles, many of them very similar, keeps making the choice more difficult. Nevertheless, let me make a case for the 2015 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T. […]
There I was, cruising along comfortably in a 2015 Nissan Pathfinder, and it occurred to me once again that the American family car has pretty much come full circle. Time travel with me back to the 60s and you will recall that a growing family could fit six people into the two rows of a […]
It seems as if the automotive planners sometimes get carried away when naming their new vehicles. Really, now, was there anything haughty about the hapless Chevy Cavalier? Does bullish come to mind when you are cruising along in a Ford Taurus? And what about the 2015 Nissan Rogue? Spend only a short time behind the […]
You say you’re not familiar with the car that Ford calls the C-Max Energi? Can’t blame you. I haven’t seen more than a handful myself. But, to simplify matters let’s just agree that the C-Max Energi is Ford’s alternative to Toyota’s plug-in hybrid. Surely, you know what a Prius looks like. Anyway, none of […]
So what if you live in a place where the winds often howl, the temperatures plummet, the rains pound or the snows stick. Whenever the sun shines and the mercury climbs, all it takes is the push of a button and 20 seconds later you and your 2014 Lexus IS 350 C Convertible are cruising […]
With nearly 20 models for sale in the affordable mid-size sedan segment of the automotive marketplace, it’s not an easy task for a manufacturer to build one that stands out in the crowd. But Ford has pulled it off with the latest version of its 5-passenger Fusion, now beginning its third model year. The Fusion […]
When you are invited to try out a car with a paint job described as Molten Orange Metallic you pretty much know in advance that it’s not going to be some kind of slothful sedan. And, sure enough, the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST turns out to be a rowdy little hatchback that is as ready […]