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 Toyota Sequoia

    Full-size SUVs with body-on-frame setups are endangered, as crossovers continue running them off dealer lots. Toyota, however, has figured out how to make the two segments coexist, as it

  • Our Take: 2016 FIAT 500

    Fiat and its 500 hatchback returned to the U.S. in the 2012 model year. With this resurrection came the introduction of the peppy Abarth model too, which gave buyers

  • Our Take: 2016 Volvo S80

    Volvo continues to chug along as one of the under-appreciated participants in the luxury car segment. Sure, it doesn’t have the brand cachet of BMW or Mercedes-Benz, but its

  • Our Take: 2016 Chrysler 300

    The Chrysler 300 enters the 2016 model year with mild updates, including the addition of a new, sports-oriented 300S trim and new tech features. Pricing and Equipment The 2016

  • Our Take: 2016 Dodge Challenger

    Dodge revived the Challenger nameplate in the 2008 model year in an attempt to compete in the resurging muscle car segment. Not only did the new Challenger meet the

  • Our Take: 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE300d

    Mercedes-Benz has revamped its naming system, and the model that replaced the M-Class is the GLE-Class. The GLE300d is the diesel version of this new lineup, and it is

  • Our Take: 2016 Hyundai Accent

    For the 2016 model year, Hyundai has simplified the Accent lineup to include just three versions: SE Sedan, SE Hatchback, and Sport Hatchback. Continue reading to find out if

  • Mitsubishi Unveils the Refreshed 2017 Mirage in Los Angeles

    Nov 24, 2015

    The Mitsubishi Mirage has taken plenty of flak from experts regarding its looks, powertrain, and overly simple cabin. The fact of the matter is, however, it is cheap transportation that

  • Redesigned Mazda CX-9 Debuts in L.A.

    Nov 23, 2015

    The entire Mazda lineup has undergone a complete transformation, except its aging CX-9 crossover. For some reason, the largest of the Mazdas has continued on without the brand’s new KODO

  • Mazda Releases U.K.-Exclusive MX-5 Sport Recaro Limited Edition

    Nov 23, 2015

    For the 2015 model year, the Mazda MX-5 Miata underwent a life-changing redesign. It not only experienced a transformation in terms of looks, but it also got a little smaller