Anthony Sophinos

Automotive Editor

A lover of all things automotive, Anthony has been writing about cars in one way or another since high school. Besides his CarsDirect work, he also dabbles in fiction and travel writing. When he's not putting pen to paper, you can probably find him roaming a junkyard or driving his Mazda Miata.

Recent Contributions by Anthony

  • 2019 BMW X2 YMM Overview

    December 13, 2018

    The X2 is BMW personified. Yes, there’s the famed M3, or the stolen-from-tomorrow i8, or the punchy 2-Series that recalls the old 2002s. But these…

  • 2019 Dodge Charger YMM Overview

    December 10, 2018

    In a market that seems to want less to do with traditional sedans each year, the 2019 Dodge Charger not only survives but prospers thanks…

  • 2019 Nissan Frontier YMM Overview

    November 30, 2018

    Did you forget that Nissan still builds the Frontier? That's OK – we think Nissan did too. After all, the Frontier has been languishing on…

  • Our Take: 2019 Alfa Romeo Giulia

    November 21, 2018

    Even with much of the market's momentum shifting to high-riding crossovers and SUVs, the venerable sport sedan still plays an important role in an automaker's…

  • Our Take: 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

    November 21, 2018

    Where does the time go? It feels like only yesterday that the world was awash in awe at the introduction of the Mercedes-Benz ML320. At…

  • 2019 Lexus LC YMM Overview

    November 20, 2018

    Flagship coupes aren't in the showroom because they're hot sellers. It's usually the opposite – lot boys will be running feather dusters over their long…

  • 2019 Honda Civic YMM Overview

    November 20, 2018

    The humble Honda Civic has long been a microcosm for the Honda brand at large: tidy, zippy, well-built, and reliable. In the decades since it…

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz S-Class YMM Overview

    November 20, 2018

    The Mercedes-Benz S-Class occupies a special place in that strange and wondrous overlap between automobiles and social strata. For years, it's been the choice of…

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class YMM Overview

    November 12, 2018

    The Mercedes-Benz E-Class represents the breadth of the marque's excellence. It doesn't matter which body style is chosen, or which powertrain is preferred. In all…

  • 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 YMM Overview

    November 12, 2018

    Chevrolet once billed itself as "the Heartbeat of America." Though Chevy's marketing department may have moved on to new slogans and catchphrases, the old handle…