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 Articles by Cynthia

  • Subaru Impreza vs Mazda Mazda3

    In the crowded compact car market, what makes one brand and model stand out over another? We can look to issues of fuel economy, reliability,...

    Monday, Oct 7, 2013
  • BMW X1 vs Volvo XC60

    In the battle of the compact crossover SUVs, the European contestants are less recognized than some of their leading American and Asian rivals. The BMW...

    Tuesday, Sep 3, 2013
  • Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

    Perennially among the top-selling compact SUVs in the U.S., the Honda CR-V and the Toyota RAV4 offer buyers many similar features. While lists of standard...

    Thursday, Aug 29, 2013
  • Chevrolet Equinox vs. Mazda CX-5

    The Chevrolet Equinox and the Mazda CX-5 are both relative newcomers in the compact SUV segment. The Equinox debuted in 2005 and went into its...

    Monday, Aug 26, 2013
  • Ford Escape vs. Kia Sportage

    Comparing the Ford Escape and the Kia Sportage seems a bit like watching a bully mess with a weakling. In the past, the Escape has...

    Monday, Aug 26, 2013
  • Toyota RAV4 vs. Mazda CX-5

    We could call this comparison “An Oldie but Goodie Meets the New Kid on the Block.” Toyota’s RAV4 dates back to 1996, making it one...

    Monday, Aug 26, 2013
  • Audi A8 vs. BMW 740i

    The Audi A8 and the BMW 7 Series compete in the full-size luxury sedan segment of the automotive world. Similarities abound between these two sedan...

    Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013
  • Kia Rio vs. Hyundai Accent

    Although the Kia Rio and the Hyundai Accent share many of their components, such as their 1.6-liter engine, they are not the same car sharing...

    Tuesday, Aug 13, 2013
  • Honda Ridgeline vs. Nissan Frontier

    These two trucks are at opposite ends of the pickup spectrum. The Honda Ridgeline functions like a car with a pickup bed, while the Nissan...

    Monday, Aug 12, 2013
  • Mistubishi Outlander vs. Toyota RAV4

    Through the first six months of 2013, the Toyota RAV4 outsold the Mitsubishi Outlander by a ratio of nearly 20 to 1. To be fair,...

    Monday, Jul 29, 2013