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.
NEW YORK — With flashy, high-tech presentations and upbeat sales pitches, 32 automobile manufacturers introduced some 60 vehicles to automotive journalists at Press Days previewing the 2014 New York International Automobile Show. The vehicles — some world debuts, some just new to the United State public — range from new megabuck cruisers by […]
No doubt about it, the refreshed 2014 Hyundai Equus Ultimate is a full-size, full-bore luxury sedan with more than 50 special comfort, convenience and safety features. But, as I cruised around the urban and rural roads of southern South Carolina, I couldn’t help thinking there was one more important feature that I could have really […]
Considering the miserable weather that has afflicted millions of motorists across much of the country this winter, now might not be the most opportune time to be discussing the merits of the rear-wheel-drive 2014 Dodge Durango. But, for those of you whose lives have not been plagued by the relentless winter storms, let’s take a […]
A week with a 2014 Nissan 370Z Roadster was more than enough to make this enthusiast wonder — once again — why Japanese manufacturer Nissan ever allowed the newest Z car to stray so far from the formula of its progenitor, the Datsun 240Z sports coupe. The original Z car, which made its debut about […]
Pull the diminutive 2014 Nissan Versa Note into a parking space next to the smallest Honda and you can’t help but notice that it is an almost exact Fit — at least on the outside. A more detailed examination of the Nissan Versa Note and the Honda Fit will, of course, reveal some significant differences, […]
Out on the road it doesn’t always seem that way, but there are lots of people who don’t prefer to be hauled around in cars on stilts (aka SUV/crossovers). Instead, they like the old-fashioned comfort of a luxurious, full-size sedan. That’s where the 2013 Hyundai Azera comes in. After a short hiatus out of the […]
A week with the 2014 Kia Sorento SX served as a reminder that three-row, mid-size crossover vehicles (aka family transporters) involve an important compromise. You can haul up to seven people (small kids only in the third row, please) and have almost no space for luggage, and maybe not even enough for a week’s worth […]
The 2013 Honda Accord Touring, top-of-the line entry in the Japanese manufacturer’s thoroughly upgraded mid-sized sedan lineup, got me to thinking about what really constitutes a luxury car. Now, I’m not trying to put the ninth generation Accord on the same pedestal with world-class heavyweights like the Mercedes-Benz S550 and its handful of competitors. But, […]
As I was cruising around for a week in the all-new, fifth generation 2013 Nissan Altima, I couldn’t help but notice that it attracted more than the usual amount of attention expected from a mid-size family sedan. No wonder. The sleeker, more modern shape is a welcome change from a design that had begun to […]
Searching for a vehicle with comfort, utility, a dose of luxury and a place to put those 2.3 kids and all their associated paraphernalia? The 2013 Toyota Highlander might be just what you are looking for. But don’t tell the salesman you want a new car. And don’t even think of calling your choice a […]