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: 2019 Hyundai Elantra

    January 16, 2019

    A mid-cycle refresh for the 2019 Hyundai Elantra brings a number of styling updates that add to a value proposition that includes a trio of…

  • Our Take: 2019 Honda Civic

    January 10, 2019

    Despite being somewhat pricey with an average base engine, and boy-racer styling on some models, the 2019 Honda Civic remains at the top of the…

  • Our Take: 2019 Honda Insight

    December 17, 2018

    In addition to stellar fuel economy, the all-new 2019 Honda Insight comes to market with a graceful design, roomy interior, and a wide range of…

  • Our Take: 2019 Honda HR-V

    November 27, 2018

    One of the more established players in the hot compact crossover class, the Honda HR-V was an innovator when it debuted in 2016 and the…

  • Our Take: 2018 Kia Stinger

    November 21, 2018

    Starting with a sleek, bold design, the 2018 Kia Stinger offers a powerful and practical alternative to competitors at a bargain price. But track performance…

  • Our Take: 2018 Genesis G80

    November 21, 2018

    Even with the addition of a new Sport version this year and changes across the lineup that include new front and rear fascias, a profusion…

  • Our Take: 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

    November 14, 2018

    The greenest in a trio of fuel efficient powertrains, the 2018 Hyundai Ioniq Electric offers spectacular fuel economy, usable range, a smooth ride, and quiet…

  • Our Take: 2018 Toyota Tundra

    November 13, 2018

    Twelve years into its current model cycle and refreshed for a second time just this year, changes to the 2018 Toyota Tundra include dropping the…

  • Our Take: 2018 Mazda Mazda3

    October 24, 2018

    The 2018 Mazda Mazda3 adds standard low-speed automatic emergency braking to a value proposition that already includes a slick design, stellar performance, and solid fuel…

  • Our Take: 2018 Lexus LX

    October 24, 2018

    A combination of old-school SUV, and leather- and wood-trimmed luxury yacht, the large-on-the-inside and -outside 2018 Lexus LX offers big V8 power, a lush cabin,…