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

  • VW Delays Annual Press Conference Amid Uncertainty in Diesel Scandal

    Feb 8, 2016

    Volkswagen, as we all know is neck deep in a scandal involving its diesel engines and governments around the world. The automaker got caught red handed with a cheating device

  • President Obama Proposes $10-Per-Barrel Oil Tax to Fund Green Initiatives

    Feb 5, 2016

    Political lobbying from the automotive industry is a pretty hot topic these days. Whether it's an automaker looking for some form of bailout, a startup looking for financial support, or

  • Toyota Kills Off Scion, Will Rebrand Certain Models

    Feb 4, 2016

    When Toyota first released the Scion brand back in 2003, it was a refreshing change to an industry that had become stagnant in terms of design and progressive thinking. The

  • Hyundai Elantra vs. Mazda Mazda3

    Feb 3, 2016

    The Hyundai Elantra arrived in its current form through trial and error. Thankfully, the error part is over. What remains is a sophisticated small sedan that appeals to a broad

  • Nissan Sentra vs. Mazda Mazda3

    Feb 3, 2016

    There has been a Sentra on the U.S. market ever since Datsun changed its name to Nissan in the early 1980s. The inexpensive and efficient Nissan Sentra replaced the Datsun

  • Chevrolet Equinox vs. Hyundai Tucson

    Feb 3, 2016

    There's a good reason why compact crossovers are all the rage. They offer generous cargo space, reasonable efficiency and good value for the money. The Chevrolet Equinox and Hyundai Tucson

  • Ford Escape vs. Hyundai Tucson

    Feb 3, 2016

    The compact SUV market is flooded with great choices, but Ford remains at the head of the class with the Escape. In fact, the Ford Escape has been one of

  • Toyota RAV4 vs. Hyundai Tucson

    Feb 3, 2016

    Featuring maneuverable size, amiable road manners and a good mix of versatility, the Toyota RAV4 helped to usher in a new genre of vehicle -- the compact crossover SUV. See

  • Hyundai Tucson vs. Kia Sportage

    Feb 3, 2016

    Though not quite twins, the Hyundai Tucson and Kia Sportage definitely qualify as corporate cousins. Both brands are part of the Hyundai conglomerate and share certain technology and components. Even

  • Hyundai Tucson vs. Mazda CX-5

    Feb 3, 2016

    Small crossovers aren't generally known for their performance, but Hyundai and Mazda have injected some fun into the genre with their respective offerings, the Tucson and CX-5. Along with efficiency