John Diether

Automotive Editor

John Diether has been a professional writer, editor, and producer since 1997. His work can be found on TV, radio, web, and various publications throughout the world.  He is a graduate of Northwestern University and has a 1992 Cadillac Brougham d’Elegance in his garage. 

Recent Contributions by John

  • 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLS550 YMM Overview

    Although the CLS550 has four doors, Mercedes-Benz insists on classifying the luxurious midsize as a coupe. Once you see it in the flesh, the semantics can be forgiven. The

  • 2016 Toyota Prius YMM Overview

    The hybrid that started it all, Toyota's Prius continues to win buyers with its unmatched efficiency and proven technology. When you consider its other virtues, like practicality and value,

  • 2016 Toyota RAV4 YMM Overview

    A longtime staple of the compact crossover class, the RAV4 continues to rack up sales with its sheer practicality and sterling reliability record. Like other successful Toyota models, the

  • 2016 Toyota Highlander YMM Overview

    While the Highlander might look rugged for a family vehicle, it's a big softie inside with room for up to eight passengers and enough available comforts to pamper all

  • 2016 Toyota Avalon Hybrid YMM Overview

    Even buyers of large sedans are on the lookout for efficiency these days. You might say some are actually obsessed with it. Fear not, drivers who want the once-impossible

  • 2016 Toyota Avalon YMM Overview

    Toyota likes to refer to its Avalon as a premium midsize sedan, which really doesn't do it justice in our view. It's actually a full-size cruiser offering plenty of

  • 2016 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid YMM Overview

    As you might expect from a compact crossover bearing the Subaru name, the Crosstrek Hybrid offers distinctive character to go with its efficiency and all-wheel drive capability. Its rugged

  • 2016 Subaru Impreza YMM Overview

    The poster car for all-weather capability on a budget, the Impreza is the only compact around with standard all-wheel drive. Add to that it's roomy interior and generous feature

  • 2016 Subaru BRZ YMM Overview

    The product of Subaru's joint venture with Toyota, the BRZ holds fast to classic sports car virtues: low weight, petite dimensions, and rear-wheel drive. It's a charming formula that

  • 2016 Smart fortwo Electric Drive YMM Overview

    Almost everyone has seen a Smart Fortwo go by and wondered what the shrimpy little car is all about. Despite its rather odd shape, the Smart is a mainstream