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

  • 2017 BMW 540 YMM Overview

    February 16, 2017

    The midsize BMW 5-Series gets a careful but thorough makeover this year, including additional technology and fresh exterior styling. As the six-cylinder model in the…

  • 2017 BMW 530 YMM Overview

    February 16, 2017

    BMW's midsize 5 Series has a new look this year, along with upgraded technology and a touch more passenger room. The revised lineup starts with…

  • Our Take: 2017 Honda HR-V

    February 15, 2017

    The HR-V may be Honda's smallest crossover, but its efficient interior packaging makes it a highly practical family vehicle. Pricing and Equipment The HR-V lineup…

  • Our Take: 2017 Honda CR-V

    February 15, 2017

    Surprisingly spacious inside and generously equipped, the redesigned Honda CR-V excels in what really matters to buyers of compact crossovers. Pricing and Equipment The CR-V…

  • Our Take: 2017 Honda Accord

    February 15, 2017

    Refined and athletic, the Accord has been a top choice among midsize sedans for decades. It faces some very worthy competitors these days, but that…

  • Our Take: 2017 Honda Civic

    February 13, 2017

    Although the Honda Civic enjoys an undisputed reputation for economy and reliability, we're most impressed with how well this compact treats its passengers. Pricing and…

  • Dodge Journey vs. Dodge Grand Caravan

    February 9, 2017

    Most large families rely on a crossover SUV or a minivan to get everyone to the same place. Dodge is one of the few brands…

  • Ford Escape vs. Ford Explorer

    February 9, 2017

    Ford's most popular crossover SUV, the five-passenger Escape provides car-like efficiency and performance, along with the cargo space of a utility vehicle. The Ford Explorer…

  • Our Take: 2017 Buick Envision

    January 31, 2017

    Entering its first full model year in the Buick lineup, the Envision crossover offers upscale appointments and character in a package that sits neatly between…

  • Our Take: 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV

    January 30, 2017

    With 238 miles of range and a reasonable price tag, the all-new 2017 Chevrolet Bolt is the best attempt yet to bring pure electric vehicles…