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

  • Chevrolet Impala vs. Hyundai Azera

    Aug 24, 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. Nissan Sentra

    Apr 29, 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

    Apr 29, 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

  • Lexus GX 460 vs BMW X5

    Apr 29, 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

  • Nissan Titan vs. RAM 1500

    Apr 29, 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

  • Audi A4 vs. Lincoln MKZ

    Apr 29, 2015

    The Audi A4 has established itself as a wise choice in the world of entry-level luxury, while the Lincoln MKZ has to prove it can be taken seriously in this

  • Mercedes-Benz S550 vs. BMW 740i

    Apr 29, 2015

    As the source of the world's finest luxury sedans, one country sets the benchmark: Germany. While it's true that Audi has enjoyed a resurgence in recent years, Mercedes-Benz and BMW

  • Lincoln Navigator vs. Mercedes-Benz GL450

    Apr 29, 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

  • Chrysler 300 vs. Hyundai Azera

    Apr 29, 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

  • Acura RDX vs. Mercedes-Benz GLK350

    Apr 29, 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,