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

  • Nissan Titan vs. Nissan Titan XD

    March 21, 2018

    The Nissan Titan lineup underwent a much-needed redesign in 2016 with the reveal of the Titan XD. Then, one year later, the lighter-duty Titan arrived…

  • Ford F-150 vs. Ford F-250

    March 21, 2018

    Ford’s F-Series lineup has long been one of the broadest-reaching pickup lines, offering a pickup for every occasion. Between the F-150 and F-250, which is…

  • Our Take: 2018 Nissan Altima

    March 16, 2018

    The 2018 Nissan Altima maintains its position as one of the most popular family sedans on the market, but it has lost a lot of…

  • Our Take: 2018 Jeep Renegade

    March 13, 2018

    When Jeep jumped into the subcompact crossover segment with the Renegade, it did so very carefully as to not offend its ravenous fanbase. And this…

  • Our Take: 2018 Hyundai Accent

    March 13, 2018

    The land of the subcompact cars is stuffed with vanilla sedans and hatchbacks, but the all-new 2018 Hyundai Accent breaks this trend with a surprisingly…

  • Our Take: 2018 Chevrolet Sonic

    March 12, 2018

    Since its debut in 2012, the Chevrolet Sonic has been heralded as one of the best-looking and most entertaining subcompacts. What’s more, its turbocharged powerplant…

  • Nissan Rogue vs. Nissan Murano

    March 7, 2018

    With the crossover segment getting more and more congested every year, we’re starting to see a ton of overlap between models on dealer lots. While…

  • Toyota 4Runner vs. Honda Pilot

    March 7, 2018

    They both can transport the family, tow up to 5,000 pounds, and haul cargo like champs, but that’s about where the similarities between the Honda…

  • Our Take: 2018 Nissan Maxima

    February 22, 2018

    Big sedans don’t quite have the control of the average family’s wallet as much as they did in pre-crossover days. But that doesn’t mean they…

  • Our Take: 2018 BMW X4

    February 21, 2018

    The luxury crossover world has become so crowded that it’s now getting very niche heavy. One of the biggest niche markets as of late has…