Cynthia Gast

Automotive Editor

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Cynthia Gast is an automotive writer with a lifelong interest in how things work, including cars. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading the works of other writers, visiting historic sites, quilting, going to the drag races, and, of course, figuring out how things work.

Recent Contributions by Cynthia

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2015 Nissan LEAF

    2015 Nissan Leaf YMM Overview

    Nov 11, 2014

    The Nissan Leaf has been hailed as the car that took the concept of an all-electric vehicle from a car-show attraction to a functional everyday...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2015 Ford Escape

    2015 Ford Escape YMM Overview

    Oct 30, 2014

    Since the Ford Escape’s extensive redesign in 2013, this compact crossover SUV has remained essentially unchanged. Sales continue to climb,...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid

    2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid YMM Overview

    Apr 3, 2014

    Volkswagen’s Touareg midsize crossover lineup includes models powered by a regular gasoline-powered V6 and those with a turbocharged diesel,...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen YMM Overview

    Apr 3, 2014

    The 2014 Jetta SportWagen has more in common with the Volkswagen Golf than with the current Jetta sedan. You’ll find a high-quality interior...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid

    2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid YMM Overview

    Apr 3, 2014

    More fun to drive than most hybrids, the Jetta Hybrid has faster acceleration, better handling and a dual-clutch automated transmission instead of...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Toyota Prius c

    2014 Toyota Prius C YMM Overview

    May 29, 2014

    As the smallest member of the Prius family, the Prius c is designed primarily for urban drivers who need to make quick turns and park in small...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Scion xD

    2014 Scion xD YMM Overview

    Apr 1, 2014

    Although the xD is looking a little dated in comparison to some of its newer rivals in the subcompact market, it is still highly popular. City...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet

    2014 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet YMM Overview

    Apr 3, 2014

    The one-of-a-kind Murano CrossCabriolet is the only mid-sized convertible crossover on sale in the U.S. Since its debut in 2011, it has garnered a...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Mercedes-Benz S550

    2014 Mercedes-Benz S550 YMM Overview

    Mar 27, 2014

    Mercedes-Benz is worried about the competition, so the new S-Class base price is about $2,000 less than the 2013 price. This concern is also behind...

  • 3/4 Front Glamour 2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTEC

    2014 Mercedes-Benz ML350 BlueTEC YMM Overview

    Mar 28, 2014

    Adding the clean-diesel technology of the BlueTEC engine helps this version of the ML350 achieve better fuel efficiency than its gasoline-powered...