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

  • Genesis G70 vs. Genesis G80

    December 4, 2018

    With the release of the smaller and nimbler G70, Genesis now has a complete line of luxury sedans to compete with BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi.…

  • Nissan Kicks vs. Nissan Rogue Sport

    November 30, 2018

    The crossover segment is so popular some automakers have launched sibling models that are close in size and target demographic. For Nissan, the Rogue Sport…

  • Honda HR-V vs. Nissan Kicks

    November 30, 2018

    The subcompact crossover segment is busy these days as more automakers toss their hats into the ring every year. Nissan was in this segment early…

  • Our Take: 2019 Genesis G70

    November 30, 2018

    Genesis got a big shot of steroids with the release of the Kia Stinger-based 2019 G70 sports sedan. It packs a mean wallop and piles…

  • Our Take: 2019 Toyota Highlander

    November 30, 2018

    In 2018, the Toyota Highlander went through a significant and much-needed refresh to keep it as modern looking as possible. Sadly, this refresh missed the…

  • Our Take: 2019 Mitsubishi Outlander

    November 29, 2018

    Mitsubishi has gone through somewhat of a revolution lately, including switching to almost exclusively crossovers and adding electric motors. Topping its crossover range is the…

  • Our Take: 2019 Lexus RC

    November 29, 2018

    Combining excitement and performance is key in the luxury coupe segment, and the 2019 Lexus RC does just that – especially when you slap an…

  • Lexus NX vs. Lexus RX

    November 21, 2018

    Lexus has a nice selection of crossovers and SUVs to pick from, including a perennial best-seller in the RX. When looking at buying the RX,…

  • Our Take: 2019 Toyota Sequoia

    November 21, 2018

    IThe Sequoia has lived up to its name over the past 12 years, standing tree-like in one place and refusing to move. The 2019 Toyota…

  • Our Take: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

    November 21, 2018

    With the full-size pickup truck segment going through massive changes, it was time for the Silverado to get a full update. That update comes in…