Blake Zimmer

Automotive Editor

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Blake Zimmer is an automotive writer who has had an interest in cars since first walking into his grandfather’s auto shop. Once behind the wheel, his interest developed into an all-out passion appreciative of all aspects in the automotive industry. Though born in Columbus, Ohio, Blake has hopped around the Midwest and currently resides in St. Louis. For leisure, he spends time relaxing with family, making music and restoring classic cars.

Recent Contributions by Blake

  • Toyota Highlander vs Toyota 4Runner

    Mar 4, 2015

    Searching for your next SUV can be an arduous task with the array of sizes and capabilities offered by auto manufacturers. Although even when a buyer is confident in a

  • Mitsubishi Lancer vs. Volkswagen Jetta

    Jan 27, 2015

    While foreign entries used to dominate the small sedan market, new American cars like the Chevrolet Cruze and Ford Focus lead the segment today. Imports such as the Mitsubishi Lancer

  • Ford Fiesta vs. Ford Focus

    Jan 27, 2015

    When you compare Ford's current small-car lineup to that of just a decade ago, the transformation is remarkable. Not only is the Focus a world-class compact, but it's joined by

  • Toyota Avalon vs. Lexus ES 350

    Jan 27, 2015

    Toyota and its luxury subsidiary Lexus might be headquartered in Japan, but they build cars designed to glide over American roads. The full-size Toyota Avalon, which shares a platform with

  • Chevrolet Malibu vs. Nissan Altima

    Jan 27, 2015

    It would be easy to make a case that the midsize sedan segment is the industry's most competitive -- so it's no surprise the Chevrolet Malibu and Nissan Altima received

  • 2014 Jeep Patriot Review

    Mar 22, 2013

    With plans to replace with Patriot in the near future, Jeep decided on an early release for the final 2014 model year of the slow-selling SUV that shares a platform

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen Review

    Mar 13, 2013

    In today's eco-conscious market, many shoppers favor crossovers over traditional SUVs for better fuel economy with similar space. But for those willing to go a step further, the Volkswagen Jetta

  • 2013 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Review

    Mar 13, 2013

    A brand new addition to the Jetta lineup for 2013, the Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid sips fuel while providing the same amount of power as a five-cylinder gas-powered Jetta—though this economy

  • 2013 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Review

    Mar 8, 2013

    If you've ever seen "The Fast & The Furious" films, you're likely familiar with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. Popular among street-racers for its high performance and relatively low price, the

  • 2013 RAM 3500 Review

    Mar 8, 2013

    For 2013, Motor Trend's "Truck of the Year" award went to the refreshed RAM 1500. But the 1500 wasn't the only truck in the RAM model-lineup to receive a facelift.