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: 2018 Toyota Camry

    September 19, 2017

    After years of "meh" designs, the 2018 Toyota Camry has received a stylish and sporty rework that better aligns the Camry with the evolving midsize…

  • Our Take: 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

    September 18, 2017

    In the same vein as the Cavalier of yesteryear, the Chevrolet Cruze attempts to clear Chevy a spot in the hearts of young, growing families…

  • BMW 530i vs Mercedes-Benz E300

    August 23, 2017

    BMW versus Mercedes is about as close to an Ali versus Frazier fight as one can get in the automotive realm. In the midsize category,…

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. Chevrolet Volt

    July 28, 2017

    The green-car battle continues to heat up. While there are plenty of EVs and hybrids to choose from, General Motors has its own inner-brand competition…

  • 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…