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 Volkswagen Tiguan

    April 24, 2018

    In a nod to American tastes, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is larger – both inside and out – than the outgoing model. A spacious…

  • Our Take: 2018 Volvo S60

    April 23, 2018

    Heading into what may be its last year, the current-generation 2018 Volvo S60 offers up a luxurious interior, superb safety scores, and a wide choice…

  • Our Take: 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid

    April 23, 2018

    The 2018 Toyota Avalon Hybrid, the fuel efficiency leader of the lineup, offers a controlled and supple ride, modern design, roomy interior, and a wide…

  • Our Take: 2019 Honda Ridgeline

    April 23, 2018

    Looking past its limited off-road abilities, fussy infotainment software, expensive active safety features, and pricey bottom line, the 2019 Honda Ridgeline offers class-leading handling, a…

  • Our Take: 2018 Volkswagen Beetle

    April 23, 2018

    The 2018 Volkswagen Beetle charms with its iconic design, outstanding warranty, and excellent fuel economy. Aside from showing its age, its deficiencies also include a…

  • Our Take: 2018 Chevrolet Spark

    April 23, 2018

    Better than most of its rivals, the 2018 Chevrolet Spark – the brand's most affordable vehicle – sways us with room for four adults, available…

  • Our Take: 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage G4

    April 3, 2018

    It may return excellent fuel economy and be a snap to park in the city, but that's all the upside there is to the 2018…

  • Our Take: 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata

    March 30, 2018

    The 2018 Mazda MX-5 lacks storage space and advanced safety features, has pricey top trims, and a bothersome infotainment system, but it overcomes these foibles…

  • Our Take: 2018 Honda Pilot

    March 27, 2018

    Looking past its understated design, average fuel economy, and fussy nine-speed automatic transmission, the 2018 Honda Pilot offers solid, predictable handling, a well-organized and nicely-appointed…

  • Our Take: 2018 Ford Edge

    March 27, 2018

    The 2018 Ford Edge beckons with clean lines, a spacious interior, and a poised ride on most models, but disappoints with subpar seats, a stiff…