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 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…

  • Our Take: 2018 Lexus IS 350

    February 13, 2018

    Despite lacking the brand cachet of BMW or Mercedes, the Lexus IS has given the German brands a run for their money since 2001. Now,…

  • Our Take: 2018 Nissan Pathfinder

    February 12, 2018

    For three generations, the Nissan Pathfinder was a rugged, off-road-ready people hauler. But in its fourth generation, which debuted in 2013, Nissan buckled convention and…