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

    Dec 1, 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

    Dec 1, 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

    Dec 1, 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

    Dec 1, 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

    Dec 1, 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

  • 2013 Honda Civic Review

    Jan 22, 2013

    Responding to the disappointment created by the 2012 redesign, Honda has introduced an updated 2013 Civic. Gone are the cheap plastics that had engulfed the 2012 interior in turn for

  • 2013 Kia Optima Review

    Dec 19, 2012

    Releasing the third-generation two years ago, Kia has produced an Optima heads and shoulders above preceding models. A sporty driving experience is realized by way of nimble handling and plenty

  • 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 Volvo C30 Review

    Dec 30, 2012

    Volvo debuted the North-American C30 in 2007 with hopes of finding a sizable niche of customers desiring a hatchback unique in both driving-experience and style. Though it is not as

  • 2013 Mercedes-Benz G550 Review

    Jan 2, 2013

    For drivers wanting a luxury SUV with historic character and outstanding capability, Mercedes-Benz builds the G-class. Short for Gelandewagen (cross-country vehicle), the G-class had been designed for military-purpose before the