Jimmy Lykens

Automotive Editor

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Jimmy Lykens is a native of the coalfields of southern West Virginia, but he and his wife currently live in Nashville, TN and are expecting their first child.  Jimmy has been a lifelong auto and motorcycle enthusiast and writes many independent articles on both. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

Recent Contributions by Jimmy

  • Nissan Versa vs. Nissan Sentra

    Jan 27, 2015

    If you're looking for a brand new car but don't want to spend a lot of money, then it's only natural that you'd look to Nissan and entry-level offerings like

  • Dodge Dart vs. Dodge Avenger

    Jan 27, 2015

    After Fiat's takeover of Chrysler, the Italian company worked quickly to introduce new models and revise those that were already on the market. The 2013 Dart, for instance, gave Dodge

  • Chrysler 300 vs. Hyundai Azera

    Jan 27, 2015

    When shopping for a full-size sedan, you have plenty of options. The main question is whether you prefer more luxury or more performance -- and how much you're willing to

  • Chevrolet Impala vs. Hyundai Azera

    Jan 27, 2015

    If we asked you to name an American sedan, it wouldn't be a surprise if the first car that comes to mind is a Chevrolet Impala. In and out of

  • Nissan Versa vs. Mazda Mazda2

    Jan 27, 2015

    Gas costs even more than it did a few years ago and -- as a result -- more and more people have been trading in sport utilities and larger sedans

  • Lexus GX 460 vs BMW X5

    Jan 21, 2015

    When it comes to luxury SUVs, the BMW X5 has been one of the leading lights for years. Its dedicated approach to precision engineering, sporty handling and true luxury has

  • Lincoln Navigator vs. Mercedes-Benz GL450

    Jan 21, 2015

    Although rising gas prices have hurt the full-size SUV market, affluent buyers still want luxurious family haulers. Among their choices is the Lincoln Navigator and the Mercedes-Benz GL450, each of

  • Acura RDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK350

    Jan 21, 2015

    The sport-utility market isn't as cut and dry as it once was. We used to think of SUVs as rugged vehicles that went places few dared to venture; today, though,

  • Toyota Venza vs. Ford Edge

    Jan 21, 2015

    Crossover utility vehicles are very popular these days, offering the size and capability of a traditional SUV in a more efficient and -- often -- more stylish package. Two prime

  • Ford Flex vs. Chevrolet Traverse

    Jan 21, 2015

    The crossover craze might have started with compact and midsize vehicles, but it's also firmly entrenched in the full-size segment. With copious amounts of cargo and passenger space available in