Justin Cupler

Automotive Editor

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Justin Cupler has specialized as an automotive writer since 2009, and has seen himself published in multiple websites and online magazines. In addition to contributing to CarsDirect, Justin also works as editor in chief for a large performance car online publication. His specialty lays in the high-performance realm, but has a deep love and understanding for all things automotive. Prior to being an automotive writer, he was an automotive technician and manager for six years, but spent the majority of his younger life tinkering with classic muscle cars.

Recent Contributions by Justin

  • Our Take: 2018 Chrysler 300

    January 12, 2018

    Chrysler resurrected a blast from the past with the return of the 300 nameplate as the 1999 300M. But the 300 really hit its stride…

  • Jeep Compass vs. Jeep Cherokee

    January 9, 2018

    Years ago, buyers had three Jeeps to choose from: Wrangler, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee. But with competition in the crossover and SUV realms growing, Jeep…

  • GMC Acadia vs. GMC Terrain

    January 9, 2018

    With the crossover realm growing so quickly, it is easy to lose oneself at the dealership. There are so many options, but you don’t even…

  • Our Take: 2018 Mazda CX-3

    January 4, 2018

    First came compact crossovers, but those weren’t small enough for some, so automakers took it a step further and created subcompact crossovers. These tiny people…

  • Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Ford Escape

    December 18, 2017

    Compact crossovers continue to be some of the hottest vehicles on the market today, picking up right where SUVs left off in the days of…

  • Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Honda CR-V

    December 18, 2017

    The compact crossover segment continues its red-hot ways, and to better serve this segment, Volkswagen stretched its Tiguan and added an optional third row of…

  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport vs. Land Rover Range Rover Velar

    December 4, 2017

    In recent years, Land Rover has softened up just a bit, especially with the Range Rover Evoque and the Discovery. But a soft Land Rover…

  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio vs. Porsche Macan

    December 4, 2017

    In the highly competitive premium small crossover segment, automakers have the tough duty of creating models that are not only relatively affordable, but they also…

  • Volkswagen Tiguan vs. Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

    December 4, 2017

    The Volkswagen Tiguan has needed a redesign for some time now, and the German automaker obliged in 2018 with a newer, more modern example. While…

  • BMW 530 vs. BMW 540

    November 21, 2017

    You’re sitting at the BMW dealer debating between two versions of the 5-Series; yeah, life is pretty good. In all seriousness, though, choosing between the…