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.
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 […]
It’s not very often — if ever — that you see the words “Lexus” and “hot rod” in the same sentence. Yet, the terms pair well in any discussion of the 2014 Lexus IS F. To bring you up to date, The IS F sedan was introduced in 2007 as an addition to the Lexus […]
It is almost time to say good bye to the Toyota FJ Cruiser When the last of its 2014-model off-road vehicles has been sold, the Cruiser will officially be put out to pasture, so to speak.. This undoubtedly does not come as good news to many of the faithful, who have recently bestowed upon it […]
The winds of change have been wafting over Lexus over the past seven years and a fresh gust will soon arrive. Ready for its debut are the RC sports coupes, and they will be available in two levels of excitement, the hot RC 350 and the scalding, track-ready RC F. The mission for these coupes […]
You say you would like a sporty new mid-size sedan that speaks with a German accent but your wallet screams “Nein!” every time you check the prices of the three premier brands from across the Atlantic. Well, then, how about a Buick? No, I’m not kidding. I am referring specifically to the all-wheel-drive 2014 Buick […]
Don’t mess with success! One has to guess that, in essence, was the order from General Motors headquarters as designers and engineers went to work in developing the 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and its close relatives from GMC and Cadillac. After all, GM pretty much has a lock on the traditional full-size, truck-based sport-utility vehicle, so […]
If you want all the luxury of an expensive sedan, but actually need a full-size pickup truck, you may want to take a hard look at the 2014 GMC Sierra Denali. The all-new model is more comfortable, more capable, more sophisticated and more high-tech than the model it replaces. It has the capability of a […]