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 GMC Acadia

    October 13, 2017

    Battling in a competitive segment, the 2018 GMC Acadia must perform a delicate balancing act, offering consumers good value and a competitive feature set. For…

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. Nissan Leaf

    October 11, 2017

    The race to create the most affordable electric vehicle with a 200-mile range is in full swing, with the Chevrolet Bolt EV ringing up at…

  • Land Rover Discovery vs. Land Rover Discovery Sport

    October 11, 2017

    Land Rover line of off-road-ready luxury SUVs is fresh and fleshed out following the release of the latest Land Rover Discovery, the replacement for the…

  • Our Take: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

    October 11, 2017

    The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is the beginning of the second generation for this compact crossover, but its subtle visual changes make it easy to overlook.…

  • Our Take: 2018 Acura RDX

    October 4, 2017

    Acura has long been a value leader in the luxury segment, especially with its crossovers and SUVs. It’s smallest crossover offering (for now) is the…

  • Our Take: 2018 Infiniti QX30

    September 27, 2017

    Like other luxury automakers, Infiniti is staring at slumping sedan sales as consumers flock to crossovers. And in many cases, those customers are looking at…

  • Our Take: 2018 Toyota Camry

    September 19, 2017

    After years of "meh" designs, the 2018 Toyota Camry has received a stylish and sporty rework that better aligns the Camry with the evolving midsize…

  • Our Take: 2018 Chevrolet Cruze

    September 18, 2017

    In the same vein as the Cavalier of yesteryear, the Chevrolet Cruze attempts to clear Chevy a spot in the hearts of young, growing families…

  • BMW 530i vs Mercedes-Benz E300

    August 23, 2017

    BMW versus Mercedes is about as close to an Ali versus Frazier fight as one can get in the automotive realm. In the midsize category,…

  • Chevrolet Bolt EV vs. Chevrolet Volt

    July 28, 2017

    The green-car battle continues to heat up. While there are plenty of EVs and hybrids to choose from, General Motors has its own inner-brand competition…