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

  • Genesis G90 vs. Genesis G80

    May 22, 2017

    Hyundai spun the Genesis model into its own brand in 2017, ushering in two new models: G80 and G90. The former is a reworked Hyundai…

  • Our Take: 2017 Infiniti QX70

    May 18, 2017

    Performance crossovers are common in the luxury car world, and the Infiniti QX70 is one of the best – and oldest – performers in its…

  • Our Take: 2017 Infiniti Q50

    May 17, 2017

    With a fresh look in 2014 and new turbocharged engines last year, the 2017 Infiniti Q50 has BMW and Mercedes defectors in its sights. But…

  • Our Take: 2017 Volkswagen Passat

    May 17, 2017

    While the Passat is a legend among VW fans and has been around seemingly forever, it's had it's struggled of late. Its sales have lagged…

  • Our Take: 2017 Kia Forte

    May 17, 2017

    While it’s never been a leader in sales, the Kia Forte has long done a respectable job at remaining around the middle of the pack…

  • Our Take: 2017 Kia Optima Hybrid

    May 8, 2017

    Kia initiated a complete redesign of the Optima Hybrid for 2017, giving it new, albeit very lightly changed, body and a new powertrain that pushes…

  • Our Take: 2017 Volvo S60

    May 5, 2017

    Since arriving in its current form in 2011, Volvo has made a few significant changes to its S60 sedan (not to mention its wagon-bodied twin,…

  • Our Take: 2017 Toyota Tacoma

    May 4, 2017

    Though it’s gone through updates and redesigns, the Tacoma has maintained the same basic rugged, do-it-all pickup formula since 2005. In 2016, Toyota gave its…

  • Our Take: 2017 Nissan Sentra

    April 28, 2017

    The Nissan Sentra has been a staple in the economy sedan segment for what seems like an eternity, competing with the the Toyota Corolla, Honda…

  • Our Take: 2017 Smart Fortwo

    April 25, 2017

    Ultra-compact city cars might not be the hottest commodity nowadays, but there are still plenty of environments where a vehicle with the smallest possible footprint…