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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]