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

  • 2018 Audi SQ5 YMM Overview

    April 27, 2017

    The souped-up version of Audi's Q5 compact crossover, the SQ5 was the first of a growing line of premium, high-performance, compact crossovers that's since grown…

  • 2018 Audi Q5 YMM Overview

    April 26, 2017

    Audi's popular Q5 gets its first major overhaul this year, introducing an evolutionary look that hides the latest tech and engineering from Germany's premium all-wheel-drive…

  • 2018 Audi Q3 YMM Overview

    April 26, 2017

    The Q3 may be Audi's smallest crossover, but it doesn't skimp on features or refinement. Instead, it makes a strong play for buyers who prioritize…

  • Our Take: 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    April 25, 2017

    Ford sells two eco-conscious versions of its popular Fusion sedan. While the plug-in Energi allows drivers to travel for miles and miles on electric power,…

  • Our Take: 2017 Audi S6

    April 25, 2017

    The delinquent brother of Audi's midsize A6, the S6 packs a twin-turbo V8 for truly exhilarating performance. Although it looks rather sedate, the S6 remains…

  • 2017 Hyundai Veloster YMM Overview

    April 25, 2017

    Hyundai's youthful hatchback, the Veloster emphasizes style and features, if not actual performance. Buyers are sure to appreciate the crafty three-door layout, which makes the…

  • 2017 Porsche 718 Cayman YMM Overview

    April 19, 2017

    Although it's positioned as a junior model in the Porsche lineup, the 718 Cayman makes no concessions when it comes to performance. For a reasonable…

  • 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid YMM Overview

    April 3, 2017

    Nissan best-selling model, the Rogue now offers buyers the option of hybrid power. The result is a highly efficient version of the brand's hot-selling compact…

  • 2017 Mazda CX-9 YMM Overview

    April 3, 2017

    Mazda's largest vehicle ever, the CX-9 offers room for seven and enough cargo space for a week-long road trip. The same can be said of…

  • Our Take: 2017 Lincoln MKZ

    March 31, 2017

    Lincoln's midsize sedan might not carry the prestige of an Audi or BMW due to its Ford Fusion underpinnings, but the MKZ gives buyers plenty…