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 Lincoln MKX

    May 25, 2018

    Lincoln is hard at work upgrading its lineup to further distance itself from Ford and improve its name in the luxury space. The 2018 Lincoln…

  • Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Avalon

    May 25, 2018

    One of Toyota’s worst-kept secrets is the direct relationship between the Avalon and Camry. Throughout the years, Toyota has placed more separation between the two…

  • Toyota Camry vs. Volkswagen Passat

    May 25, 2018

    The mid-size sedan class is nearly as boring as it gets, but Toyota is trying to inject a little character with its recently redesigned Camry.…

  • Mazda CX-3 vs. Mazda CX-5

    May 23, 2018

    With the crossover segment becoming more niche-heavy with each passing year, sibling rivalries are becoming more common. The Mazda CX models – the CX-3 and…

  • Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V

    May 23, 2018

    Though they compete in the same class, the Subaru Forester and Honda CR-V have significantly different personalities. The new CR-V is more tuned toward the…

  • Nissan Rogue vs. Honda CR-V

    May 23, 2018

    Despite never being the sexiest option, the Nissan Rogue remains the best-selling compact crossover in the US. Yes, even better than the popular Honda CR-V.…

  • Kia Sportage vs. Mazda CX-5

    May 23, 2018

    The Kia Sportage and Mazda CX-5 will never burn up the sales charts, but they remain consistent and continue to cater well to the younger…

  • Chevrolet Equinox vs. Hyundai Tucson

    May 23, 2018

    The Chevrolet Equinox recently went through a huge change, as it shrunk in size and dropped a whopping 400 pounds. This puts it in a…

  • Chevrolet Equinox vs. Kia Sportage

    May 23, 2018

    The Chevrolet Equinox enters new territory by shaving off 400 pounds and taking aim at some of the leaders in the small crossover class, like…

  • Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4

    May 23, 2018

    The small crossover class is just about as competitive as it gets in the automotive space these days, as automakers jockey for positioning in buyers’…