Cynthia Gast

Automotive Editor

Cynthia Gast is an automotive writer with a lifelong interest in how things work, including cars. When she is not writing, she enjoys reading the works of other writers, visiting historic sites, quilting, going to the drag races, and, of course, figuring out how things work.

Recent Contributions by Cynthia

  • Lexus IS 250 vs. Mercedes-Benz C250

    March 30, 2015

    The Lexus IS 250 and the Mercedes-Benz C250 are both the base models in their manufacturer’s lineup of entry luxury sedans. As such, while higher…

  • 2015 Nissan Leaf YMM Overview

    November 11, 2014

    The Nissan Leaf has been hailed as the car that took the concept of an all-electric vehicle from a car-show attraction to a functional everyday…

  • 2015 Ford Escape YMM Overview

    October 30, 2014

    Since the Ford Escape’s extensive redesign in 2013, this compact crossover SUV has remained essentially unchanged. Sales continue to climb, keeping this popular vehicle among…

  • 2015 Kia Cadenza YMM Overview

    October 10, 2014

    In its first year, the Kia Cadenza was noticed for its sporty appearance and the fact that although it is a full-size luxury sedan, it…

  • 2015 Buick Verano YMM Overview

    October 1, 2014

    The Verano, now in its fourth year of production, is a small luxury sedan that seats four comfortably and five in a pinch. It features…

  • 2014 Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid YMM Overview

    June 4, 2014

    The Accord Plug-in Hybrid is Honda’s first foray into this relatively small portion of the hybrid market and it is available only in New York…

  • 2014 Nissan NV Cargo NV2500 HD YMM Overview

    June 4, 2014

    Nissan’s NV 2500 HD cargo van is designed to do more than just move stuff from Point A to Point B. Nissan engineers put the…

  • 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe YMM Overview

    May 29, 2014

    In a market where many buyers looking for the size and comfort of a full-size SUV have gone over to the crossover segment, there is…

  • 2014 Toyota Prius C YMM Overview

    May 29, 2014

    As the smallest member of the Prius family, the Prius c is designed primarily for urban drivers who need to make quick turns and park…

  • 2014 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid YMM Overview

    April 3, 2014

    Volkswagen’s Touareg midsize crossover lineup includes models powered by a regular gasoline-powered V6 and those with a turbocharged diesel, each with five trim levels. There’s…

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