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 Land Rover Range Rover

    June 14, 2018

    The Land Rover Range Rover is the king of the endlessly expanding Range Rover lineup. As the king, it remains true to its roots with…

  • Our Take: 2019 Lincoln MKC

    June 14, 2018

    Lincoln has been in full-rebranding mode for several years, which took hold with the launch of the all-new Continental. The rest of the lineup is…

  • Our Take: 2018 Buick Cascada

    June 12, 2018

    Buick saw a glaring hole in the US automotive market in 2016 and decided to fill it with the Cascada. Like many Buicks, the automaker…

  • Our Take: 2018 Porsche Macan

    June 8, 2018

    The 2018 Porsche Macan, the smaller of the automaker's crossovers, is surprisingly beloved by Porsche faithful, as the model never went through the traditionalist revolts…

  • Our Take: 2018 Ford Focus Electric

    June 4, 2018

    Automakers hate the term “compliance car,” but California and several other states have forced automakers’ hands in creating these electrified Frankenmobiles. Enter the 2018 Ford…

  • Our Take: 2018 Ram 2500

    June 4, 2018

    The pickup truck realm has gotten weird lately, as the big three – Ford, Chevy and RAM – all offer very broad ranges that go…

  • Our Take: 2018 BMW 4-Series

    May 31, 2018

    When BMW released the 4-Series as the replacement for the 3-Series Coupe, the world made sense. But then came the 4-Series Gran Coupe to muddy…

  • Our Take: 2018 Lincoln MKX

    May 25, 2018

    Lincoln is hard at work upgrading its lineup to further distance itself from Ford and improve its name in the luxury space. The 2018 Lincoln…

  • Toyota Camry vs. Toyota Avalon

    May 25, 2018

    One of Toyota’s worst-kept secrets is the direct relationship between the Avalon and Camry. Throughout the years, Toyota has placed more separation between the two…

  • Toyota Camry vs. Volkswagen Passat

    May 25, 2018

    The mid-size sedan class is nearly as boring as it gets, but Toyota is trying to inject a little character with its recently redesigned Camry.…