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 Volkswagen Atlas

    September 19, 2017

    Built in Chattanooga, Tennessee and intended primarily for the US market, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Atlas is the automaker's first three-row crossover SUV. But despite…

  • Our Take: 2018 Hyundai Elantra

    September 18, 2017

    The 2018 Hyundai Elantra, redesigned in 2017, has shed much of the previous model's swoopy lines for a more restrained, mature look. The redesign also…

  • Is The 2017 Kia Niro Right For You?

    August 22, 2017

    The 2017 Kia Niro hybrid walks the line between traditional wagon and crossover, which could be a problem for some consumers, but it doesn't flaunt…

  • Our Take: 2018 Honda Odyssey

    August 22, 2017

    The 2018 Honda Odyssey marks the start of the fifth generation of a minivan that's served as a family favorite for nearly two decades. Pricing…

  • Our Take: 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid

    August 1, 2017

    The 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Hybrid is the fuel efficiency leader of the Sonata lineup. But despite its stellar numbers, with gas prices hovering around…

  • Is The 2017 Lincoln MKZ Right For You?

    July 27, 2017

    Despite a refresh for that checks off most luxury requirements and even when equipped with a 3.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V6, the 2017 Lincoln MKZ still can't…

  • Our Take: 2018 Chevrolet Equinox

    July 24, 2017

    The 2018 Chevrolet Equinox is all-new, as Chevy downsizes its compact crossover to better compete with segment rivals. But a quiet ride and smooth suspension…

  • Our Take: 2017 Lexus ES 300h

    July 17, 2017

    The 2017 Lexus ES 300h is the ES lineup's hybrid model. While it has a quiet, comfortable ride and an impressive interior, this hybrid luxury…

  • Our Take: 2017 Toyota 4Runner

    July 14, 2017

    Eight years into its current model cycle, the 2017 Toyota 4Runner is more relic than cutting edge. Still, its off-road prowess and slick touches make…

  • Our Take: 2017 Genesis G90

    July 14, 2017

    The Genesis G90 is the flagship sedan for Hyundai's new premium luxury brand, but we expect most buyers will recognize it as the old Hyundai…