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

  • Volkswagen Atlas vs. Honda Pilot

    July 18, 2017

    One of the first crossovers to show that this segment could grow to handle large families while still delivering great ride quality and sedan-like driving…

  • Nissan Rogue Sport vs. Honda HR-V

    July 18, 2017

    The subcompact crossover segment has blown up in recent years as virtually every automaker is getting in on the fun. The Honda Fit-based HR-V jumped…

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. Tesla Model S

    July 18, 2017

    The Tesla Model S has sat at the peak of the electric-vehicle mountain since its debut in 2012. And throughout the years, this electric sedan…

  • Toyota Prius Prime vs. Toyota Prius

    July 17, 2017

    In years past, the Prius Plug-In had a tough time making a case for its extra cost relative to the standard Prius, as it offered…

  • Nissan Armada vs. GMC Yukon

    July 17, 2017

    Though the modern crossover has made the body-on-frame SUV somewhat obsolete, there are still some buyers who prefer the truck-like underpinnings, towing capacity, and ruggedness…

  • Volvo V90 vs. Volvo XC90

    June 27, 2017

    After a 20-year hiatus, a big station wagon returns to Volvo's lineup for 2018. While the new V90 wagon will scratch the itch of select…

  • Volvo V90 vs. Audi Allroad

    June 27, 2017

    The wagon segment is steadily growing in popularity among luxury-car buyers, and after a 20-year break, Volvo decided to join in the fun with the…

  • Toyota Prius Prime vs. Chevrolet Volt

    May 26, 2017

    As automakers continue to perfect and reduce the cost of full-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids have evolved as a successful stopgap solution. The Volt has been…

  • 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…