Jimmy Lykens

Automotive Editor

Jimmy Lykens is a native of the coalfields of southern West Virginia, but he and his wife currently live in Nashville, TN and are expecting their first child.  Jimmy has been a lifelong auto and motorcycle enthusiast and writes many independent articles on both. He holds a degree in Fine Arts from Marshall University in Huntington, WV.

Recent Contributions by Jimmy

  • Honda Pilot vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

    January 21, 2015

    Sport-utility vehicles are one of the highest sellers in the U.S. Over the years, they've had to adapt and change to meet the standards of…

  • Lexus GX 460 vs BMW X5

    January 21, 2015

    When it comes to luxury SUVs, the BMW X5 has been one of the leading lights for years. Its dedicated approach to precision engineering, sporty…

  • Toyota 4Runner vs. Nissan Pathfinder

    January 21, 2015

    There are many long-standing rivalries in the automotive world that live and breathe to this day: Mustang vs. Camaro, Impreza vs. Lancer and F-150 vs.…

  • Toyota 4Runner vs. Jeep Grand Cherokee

    January 21, 2015

    Few marques in the auto world can claim the same legendary off-road status as Toyota and Jeep. The Toyota 4Runner and Jeep Grand Cherokee have…

  • 2014 Mercedes-Benz SLK250 Review

    October 14, 2013

    When it appeared on the scene in 1996, the relatively affordable Mercedes-Benz SLK brought the hardtop roadster to a much wider audience. Although somewhat awkward…

  • Volvo S60 Review

    September 26, 2013

    When the Volvo S60 was introduced for the 2001 model year, it was aimed squarely at entry-level luxury veterans like the BMW 3 Series and…

  • GMC Yukon XL 1500 Review

    September 20, 2013

    GMC has been criticized by some for producing upscale versions of less-expensive Chevrolet models, much like Lincoln does with Ford products. While there is some…

  • Chevrolet Suburban 1500 Review

    August 30, 2013

    The Chevrolet Suburban has been with us for a very long time. In fact, its 80 years of continuous production is the longest of any…

  • 2014 Buick Enclave Review

    June 26, 2013

    The Enclave is Buick's entry in the full-size CUV segment and shares its Lamda platform with other GM SUVs like the Chevrolet Traverse. Crossovers offer…

  • 2014 Chevrolet Traverse Review

    June 26, 2013

    When the Chevrolet Traverse was introduced as a replacement to the Trailblazer in 2008, it had some big shoes to fill. The Trailblazer was a…

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