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

  • BMW 540i vs. Audi A6

    November 14, 2017

    The midsize luxury sedan segment is rocking, as the BMW 5-Series, Audi A6, and Mercedes-Benz E-Class are all vying for top-dog status, while the Lexus…

  • Kia Niro vs. Toyota Prius

    November 14, 2017

    Hybrids were once just tiny cars that delivered great fuel economy, but we’re starting to see more variation with the introduction of the Toyota Rav4…

  • Acura RDX vs. Lexus NX 300

    November 14, 2017

    In the important compact SUV segment, though, Lexus’s NX and Acura’s RDX normally find themselves near the top of the sales ranks. But despite competing…

  • Our Take: 2018 GMC Acadia

    October 13, 2017

    Battling in a competitive segment, the 2018 GMC Acadia must perform a delicate balancing act, offering consumers good value and a competitive feature set. For…

  • Land Rover Discovery vs. Land Rover Discovery Sport

    October 11, 2017

    Land Rover line of off-road-ready luxury SUVs is fresh and fleshed out following the release of the latest Land Rover Discovery, the replacement for the…

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. Nissan Leaf

    October 11, 2017

    The race to create the most affordable electric vehicle with a 200-mile range is in full swing, with the Chevrolet Bolt EV ringing up at…

  • Our Take: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

    October 11, 2017

    The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the beginning of the second generation for this compact crossover, but its subtle visual changes make it easy to overlook.…

  • Our Take: 2018 Acura RDX

    October 4, 2017

    Acura has long been a value leader in the luxury segment, especially with its crossovers and SUVs. It’s smallest crossover offering (for now) is the…

  • Our Take: 2018 Infiniti QX30

    September 27, 2017

    Like other luxury automakers, Infiniti is staring at slumping sedan sales as consumers flock to crossovers. And in many cases, those customers are looking at…

  • Our Take: 2018 Toyota Camry

    September 19, 2017

    After years of "meh" designs, the 2018 Toyota Camry has received a stylish and sporty rework that better aligns the Camry with the evolving midsize…