Steve Cypher

Contributing Writer

Steve Cypher is a contributing writer for and Senior Editor for When not covering the latest automotive news or reviewing vehicles, Steve calls upon his years of experience selling cars to explain the car buying process and all things subprime at

Recent Contributions by Steve

  • Our Take: 2018 Chevrolet Trax

    February 8, 2018

    Following a mild update last year, the 2018 Chevrolet Trax, available in three trim levels, boasts a roomy interior, hatchback versatility, and available all-wheel drive…

  • Our Take: 2018 Ford Escape

    February 8, 2018

    Following a mild refresh last year, the slickly-designed 2018 Ford Escape adds a new trim level – the SEL. But its sharp handling, generous cargo…

  • Our Take: 2018 Nissan Rogue

    February 8, 2018

    Five years into its current generation, the 2018 Nissan Rogue, the brand's top-selling model, features a smooth ride, great interior space, and lots of advanced…

  • Our Take: 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage

    February 6, 2018

    There aren't a lot of nice things we can say about the 2018 Mitsubishi Mirage. Sure, it returns excellent fuel economy and doesn't take up…

  • Our Take: 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe

    February 1, 2018

    Five years after coming to market and one year after a mild refresh, the 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe continues to present a value proposition for…

  • Our Take: 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

    January 30, 2018

    Due to be replaced with a new model this year, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta remains a practical offering in the compact sedan class. While it…

  • Our Take: 2018 Buick Encore

    January 30, 2018

    The 2018 Buick Encore, available in six trims, boasts attractive styling, a smooth ride, and available all-wheel-drive on all but the entry model. But a…

  • Our Take: 2018 Kia Rio

    January 24, 2018

    The all-new 2018 Kia Rio is longer, lower, and wider than the outgoing model with cleaner lines, a quieter interior, a suppler ride, and an…

  • Our Take: 2018 Ram 1500

    January 24, 2018

    Ten years into its current model cycle and due to be replaced by a new model next year, the 2018 Ram 1500 features an aggressive…

  • Our Take: 2018 Ford Mustang

    January 24, 2018

    In addition to an exterior refresh, the 2018 Ford Mustang now features a new 10-speed automatic transmission, more available advanced safety technologies, and a driver-adjustable,…