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: 2016 Acura MDX

    Small crossovers are getting more popular with each passing year, but Acura still caters to buyers who want a midsize SUV with room for up to seven-passengers with the

  • Our Take: 2016 Cadillac SRX

    The crossover SUV segment has been on fire for over a decade now, and it just keeps on growing. Cadillac is not one to shy away from this popular

  • Hyundai Sonata vs. Mazda Mazda6

    Aug 27, 2015

    The midsize sedan market has been overflowing with talent in recent years, and Mazda and Hyundai have thrown their respective hats in the ring with the Mazda6 and Sonata. The

  • Toyota Camry vs. Mazda Mazda6

    Aug 27, 2015

    When the Toyota Camry first debuted back in 1982, it offered buyers the perfect blend of reliability, practicality and value. And while it has long reigned as America's bestselling car,

  • Our Take: 2016 Acura RDX

    If you think a sedan is a tad too small and a midsize crossover is just too much to handle, the 2016 Acura RDX might be the perfect balance

  • Subaru Impreza vs Subaru Legacy

    Aug 24, 2015

    Despite all of the wagon-shaped vehicles Subaru makes, it does manage to turn out sedans, as well. The Japanese company offers the Impreza and its bigger, more powerful brother, the

  • Buick Verano vs Acura ILX

    Aug 24, 2015

    With the likes of BMW, Mercedes and Audi dominating the upper echelons of the luxury car realm, second-tier companies like Buick and Acura often get lost in the mix. The

  • Toyota Camry vs. Ford Fusion

    Aug 21, 2015

    The market for the midsize sedan is tricky to master. Buyers demand space, comfort, reliability, and efficient-yet-powerful engines. For years, no car has dominated this segment like the Toyota Camry.

  • Toyota Camry vs. Hyundai Sonata

    Aug 21, 2015

    Ever since its debut in the early 1980s, the Toyota Camry has dazzled consumers and reviewers alike with its sturdy build, reliability and economical gas mileage. It has consistently topped

  • BMW 320 vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA250

    Aug 4, 2015

    Luxury sedans were once reserved for upper-class buyers, but with demand now rising for luxurious cars in the low-$30,000 range, both BMW and Mercedes have begun releasing less expensive four-door