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: 2019 Audi A8

    August 13, 2018

    Audi debuted the 2019 A8 in July, showing off its upcoming Level 3 automated driving technology and 48-volt mild-hybrid powertrain. Despite all these technological upgrades,…

  • Our Take: 2019 Buick LaCrosse

    August 3, 2018

    Since General Motors trimmed its brand offerings post-financial collapse, Buick has pushed hard to reinvent itself as a legit luxury-car alternative. When the brand released…

  • Our Take: 2019 Subaru Crosstrek

    August 1, 2018

    Subaru can sometimes be unapologetic in its simplicity as it knows its target demographic. It targets people who don’t mind getting their rig a little…

  • Our Take: 2019 Chevrolet Equinox

    July 25, 2018

    The compact crossover segment is massive and showing almost no signs of slowing as the public continues to gobble up these small people-haulers at an…

  • Chevrolet Tahoe vs. Ford Expedition

    July 20, 2018

    Large body-on-frame SUVs aren't overly popular today as smaller, more agile crossovers have taken some of their thunder. That said, when you need to maximize…

  • Audi Q5 vs. BMW X3

    July 20, 2018

    Luxury crossovers are some of the best-selling vehicles on the market today, and two of the kings in this segment are the Audi Q5 and…

  • Our Take: 2018 Fiat 500

    July 19, 2018

    Since its relaunch in 2012 as a quirky, attention-grabbing hatchback, the FIAT 500 hasn’t seen many changes. While its looks kept it in people’s hearts…

  • Our Take: 2018 BMW M5

    July 10, 2018

    After taking the 2017 model year off as BMW worked on refining this performance sedan, the M5 returns in 2018. The 2018 BMW M5 comes…

  • Our Take: 2018 Audi S6

    July 9, 2018

    The luxury sports sedan market is chock-full with upscale German metal from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, and Audi. The latter has its iconic S6 sedan that…

  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited vs. Toyota 4Runner

    July 2, 2018

    The 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited underwent a much-needed complete redesign, but we won’t fault you if you can’t spot the changes right away. Also in…