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 Toyota RAV4

    February 21, 2017

    Following a significant refresh in 2016, the Toyota RAV4 continues with the same appearance inside and out. It does, however, gain plenty of new standard…

  • Our Take: 2017 Subaru Crosstrek

    February 21, 2017

    Once known as the XV Crosstrek, the 2017 Subaru Crosstrek caters to a specific crowd looking for a little extra utility with their hatchback. However,…

  • Our Take: 2017 Kia Soul

    February 21, 2017

    After years of teasing a sporty version of its popular Soul, Kia has finally delivered with the new 2017 Soul Turbo. But will a dose…

  • Our Take: 2017 Toyota Highlander

    February 17, 2017

    The 2017 Toyota Highlander has gone through a heavy refresh, bringing in a new look, a new SE trim level, a more powerful and fuel-efficient…

  • Our Take: 2017 Porsche Macan

    February 14, 2017

    Since arriving in 2015, the Porsche Macan has become the legendary sports car manufacturer’s top-selling model. While its quick adoption is incredible, it should come…

  • Our Take: 2017 Nissan Rogue

    February 14, 2017

    The Rogue continues as Nissan’s top-selling model, making up 23 percent of the automaker's total sales in 2016. While it’s not for every buyer, this…

  • Our Take: 2017 Porsche Cayenne

    February 13, 2017

    The Cayenne contradicted the Porsche ethos when it first hit showrooms in 2003, but it’s now one of the brand’s top-selling models, its sales helping…

  • Our Take: 2017 Ram 1500

    February 13, 2017

    The Ram 1500 lives a tough life competing with the best-selling vehicle in the US for the past few decades, the Ford F-150. However, with…

  • Our Take: 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC300

    February 9, 2017

    Like more mainstream automakers, crossover and SUV sales are red-hot for Mercedes-Benz. The GLC300 is one of Mercedes’ hotter-selling SUVs, due to its good performance,…

  • Our Take: 2017 Jeep Compass

    February 6, 2017

    Stuffed between the blocky Patriot and the Cherokee, the Jeep Compass gives compact crossover buyers yet another option. The Compass is yet another attempt by…