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

  • Ford Fiesta vs. Ford Focus

    Sep 28, 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

  • Nissan Rogue vs Nissan Murano

    Aug 21, 2015

    Every manufacturer wants to build CUVs that appeal to a wide audience with an array of capabilities. Nissan does just that with the compact Rogue and the midsize Murano. Both

  • Honda Civic vs Honda Fit

    Apr 29, 2015

    There are many different factors that go into determining a model's base trim -- everything from price point to segment and competition. That's why it's not unusual to find base

  • Toyota Avalon vs. Lexus ES 350

    Apr 29, 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

  • Toyota Highlander vs Toyota 4Runner

    Apr 29, 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

    Apr 29, 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

  • Chevrolet Malibu vs. Nissan Altima

    Apr 29, 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

  • Nissan Maxima vs. Toyota Avalon

    Apr 29, 2015

    In today's automotive market, the Nissan Maxima and Toyota Avalon compete for much more similar shoppers than in previous decades. The 1990s witnessed ho-hum Avalons that delivered proven Toyota reliability

  • Ford Fusion vs Ford Taurus

    Jan 10, 2014

    The redesigned Fusion has taken the midsize market by storm -- there have been reports that Ford couldn't keep up with demand for the stylish family sedan. The Taurus, meanwhile,

  • Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

    Nov 20, 2013

    As yearly sales numbers make it easy to see, Americans love midsize sedans. So with the rise in environmental awareness, it only makes sense that we would love hybrid midsize