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 Lincoln MKX

    April 21, 2017

    Lincoln’s been working tirelessly at upping its luxury game, and it’s made incredible strides in recent years, especially with its midsize MKX crossover. A close…

  • Ford Escape vs. Jeep Cherokee

    April 19, 2017

    The Jeep Cherokee bucks the soft-road trend that's dominated the compact CUV segment, thanks to its unusual off-road capability and towing capacity. But how do…

  • Honda CR-V vs. Jeep Cherokee

    April 19, 2017

    Sixteen plus years ago, comparing the Honda CR-V to the Jeep Cherokee would have caused a few raised eyebrows – after all, one was a…

  • Nissan Titan XD vs. Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    April 11, 2017

    With the redesigned 2017 Nissan Titan also comes the Titan XD, which is supposed to bridge the wide gap between light- and heavy-duty pickups. While…

  • Infiniti QX30 vs. Mercedes-Benz GLA250

    April 11, 2017

    When Infiniti chose to dive into the subcompact crossover segment, it needed a platform to build atop. Surprisingly, a direct competitor, Mercedes-Benz, lent the Japanese…

  • Nissan Titan vs. RAM 1500

    April 11, 2017

    Pickup trucks have seen significant changes in recent years, as they continue catering to customers with a broad range of tastes – some might want…

  • Subaru Outback vs. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

    March 31, 2017

    Subaru practically invented the lifted, off-road-ready wagon segment when it introduced the Legacy Wagon-based Outback in the mid 1990s. Since then, a handful of competitors…

  • Infiniti QX30 vs. BMW X1

    March 31, 2017

    Compact crossovers are taking over the luxury realm, and Infiniti just entered this segment with its 2017 QX30. It’ll face off against the original in…

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    10 Car Insurance Discounts That Can Save You Money

    March 30, 2017

    A few minutes reviewing the car insurance discounts at your disposal can save you hundreds of dollars. Learn the top 10 way to save on…

  • Nissan Armada vs. Chevrolet Tahoe

    March 29, 2017

    Cheap fuel prices continue to drive SUV sales, so it only makes sense that Chevrolet and Nissan are pushing forward with their hulking, body-on-frame vehicles,…