Steve Cypher

Contributing Writer

Steve Cypher is a contributing writer for and Senior Editor for When not covering the latest automotive news or reviewing vehicles, Steve calls upon his years of experience selling cars to explain the car buying process and all things subprime at

Recent Contributions by Steve

  • Our Take: 2018 Lexus NX

    July 19, 2018

    Rivals may have caught up to it in the design department, but the 2018 Lexus NX remains a comfortable, well-equipped, compact crossover with a wide…

  • Our Take: 2019 Hyundai Veloster

    July 6, 2018

    The 2019 Hyundai Veloster, re-designed from the ground up this year, retains its quirky three-door persona but receives a slicker and more chiseled look, a…

  • Our Take: 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

    June 29, 2018

    Aces up the sleeve of the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross include its handsome good looks, a competent engine, and a strong value proposition. But…

  • Our Take: 2018 Lexus LS

    June 26, 2018

    Sharing a platform with the LC coupe, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS continues its luxury mission with an elegant design, opulent interior with plenty of…

  • Our Take: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

    June 26, 2018

    All-new this year, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta offers clean proportions, a wide range of safety features, excellent fuel economy, and a generous warranty. But it…

  • Our Take: 2018 Kia Stinger

    June 19, 2018

    Starting with a sleek, bold design, the 2018 Kia Stinger offers a powerful and practical alternative to competitors at a bargain price. But it lacks…

  • Our Take: 2018 Nissan LEAF

    June 12, 2018

    The all-new 2018 Nissan Leaf gets points for a much-improved design, well-packaged and better-looking interior, longer driving range, and the availability of advanced safety features.…

  • Our Take: 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid

    June 6, 2018

    Reintroduced in 2016 following a 13-year hiatus, the 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid offers buyers a roomy interior, smooth ride, a slew of active safety features,…

  • Our Take: 2018 Kia Soul EV

    June 6, 2018

    The 2018 Kia Soul EV impresses with outstanding fuel economy and hatchback versatility, all wrapped up in styling that doesn't herald its greenness. But it…

  • Our Take: 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid

    June 5, 2018

    Despite slow steering, option prices that can add up fast, and uncompetitive EPA numbers, the 2018 Ford Fusion Hybrid – with its striking design, high-tech…