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 Toyota RAV4 YMM Overview

    Oct 10, 2016

    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

  • 2017 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid YMM Overview

    Oct 5, 2016

    The gas-electric version of Toyota's popular compact crossover, the RAV4 Hybrid proves that you can have both all-wheel drive and exceptional efficiency. You don't have give up performance, either.

  • 2017 Hyundai Elantra GT YMM Overview

    Oct 5, 2016

    The sporty relation to Hyundai's popular compact sedan, the Elantra GT provides heightened performance and style along with hatchback utility. You also get access to some of the most

  • 2017 Buick Envision YMM Overview

    Oct 5, 2016

    Following a brief run of debut models, the Envision enters its first full model year. The five-passenger crossover fits neatly between the subcompact Encore and full-size Enclave in Buick's

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE43 AMG YMM Overview

    Sep 20, 2016

    The most dramatic member of the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the GLE43 AMG Coupe combines the comfort and capability of a midsize crossover with the aggressive styling of a sporty two-door.

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE63 AMG YMM Overview

    Sep 20, 2016

    The high-performance member of Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class, the GLE63 AMG brings twin-turbo V8 power to the midsize luxury crossover market. Few other vehicles can run so fast and corner so

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S550 YMM Overview

    Sep 20, 2016

    If the Mercedes-Benz S-Class is a little too common for your taste, you can always upgrade to its ultra-luxury relation, the Mercedes-Maybach S550. In addition to everything else you

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz Maybach S600 YMM Overview

    Sep 20, 2016

    If you want the indulgence of V12 power, but the Mercedes-Benz S-Class isn't quite exclusive enough for you, try on the obsessively luxurious Mercedes-Maybach S600. Along with faultless quality

  • 2017 Infiniti QX30 YMM Overview

    Sep 19, 2016

    Infiniti's newest model is also its most affordable and hardest to categorize. The QX30 is officially billed as a compact crossover, but looks more like a hatchback and handles

  • 2017 Infiniti QX50 YMM Overview

    Sep 19, 2016

    Infiniti's long-running compact crossover, the QX50 focuses more on performance than others of its ilk. With its powerful V6 and rear-drive architecture, it's definitely a crossover for buyers who