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: 2017 Lexus IS 300

    March 23, 2017

    When Lexus scrapped the IS 250 in 2015, it brought in the IS 200t and the IS 300 to fill the entry-level gaps. And since…

  • Our Take: 2017 Kia Sedona

    March 22, 2017

    With the rise of the crossover, the minivan segment is as thin as it’s been since the 1980s. Kia, however, keeps on trucking – or…

  • Toyota RAV4 vs. Jeep Cherokee

    March 15, 2017

    The Toyota RAV4 has long been a top-selling crossovers in the US, while the Jeep Cherokee only reappeared on the scene in 2014, after a…

  • Subaru Forester vs. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

    March 15, 2017

    Subaru has had the lifted, off-road-ready wagon game on lock for what seems like an eternity, but now Volkswagen is trying its hand in this…

  • Our Take: 2017 Ford Flex

    March 10, 2017

    Some buyers consider it a large wagon, while others see it as just another crossover. Regardless of where it falls in buyers’ eyes, the Ford…

  • Our Take: 2017 Ford Expedition

    March 9, 2017

    Although it's a long way removed from its early 2000s heyday, the 2017 Ford Expedition remains a deeply popular choice among full-size SUV buyers in…

  • Our Take: 2017 Ford Edge

    March 8, 2017

    Two years removed from a full redesign, the Ford Edge continues into 2017 with no changes after a handful of tweaks in 2016. Despite being…

  • Our Take: 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan

    March 6, 2017

    The current-generation Volkswagen Tiguan is entering its ninth year in 2017, which is an unusually long life for a crossover. Despite its age, this small…

  • Our Take: 2017 Dodge Journey

    March 2, 2017

    Three rows of seats typically come with a larger price tag, but the 2017 Dodge Journey does just that on a low budget. It’s also…

  • Our Take: 2017 Dodge Durango

    March 1, 2017

    The 2017 Dodge Durango continues in its unique position as one of the few crossovers that has some of the towing and off-road capabilities of…