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 Titan vs. RAM 1500

    Dec 1, 2015

    Back in 2004, the Nissan Titan was the first full-size pickup from Japan that was meant to compete directly with heavyweights like the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado and the then-Dodge-now-RAM

  • Lexus GX 460 vs BMW X5

    Dec 1, 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

    Dec 1, 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

    Dec 1, 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

    Dec 1, 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

    Dec 1, 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

  • Honda Pilot vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

    Dec 1, 2015

    Sport-utility vehicles are one of the highest sellers in the U.S. Over the years, they've had to adapt and change to meet the standards of today's typical SUV customer. Where

  • Honda Pilot vs. Nissan Pathfinder

    Dec 1, 2015

    While sport utility vehicles were originally designed to be rugged, off-road trailblazers, in today's world the reality is that most SUVs and crossovers can be found in a suburban driveway

  • Toyota 4Runner vs. Nissan Pathfinder

    Dec 1, 2015

    There are many long-standing rivalries in the automotive world that live and breathe to this day: Mustang vs. Camaro, Impreza vs. Lancer and F-150 vs. Silverado, just to name a

  • Mazda CX-9 vs. Kia Sorento

    Dec 1, 2015

    Nowadays, crossovers are big business. When the price of gas began to climb a few years ago, buyers started moving out of their large SUVs and into smaller crossovers. In