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 Kia Rio

    August 13, 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: 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback

    August 9, 2018

    An all-new 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback has arrived in dealer showrooms that's more entertaining to drive, offers a sportier look, and features a standard eight-inch…

  • Our Take: 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid

    August 8, 2018

    In addition to a more expressive design, the 2018 Toyota Camry Hybrid offers improved fuel economy, a sportier driving experience, and a long list of…

  • Our Take: 2019 Mazda CX-3

    July 27, 2018

    The fun-to-drive 2019 Mazda CX-3 offers sharp handling, competitive fuel economy, a slick design and, for the new model year, more standard advanced safety features.…

  • Our Take: 2018 Lexus NX

    July 19, 2018

    Rivals may have caught up to it in the design department, but the 2018 Lexus NX remains a comfortable, well-equipped, compact crossover with a wide…

  • Our Take: 2019 Hyundai Veloster

    July 6, 2018

    The 2019 Hyundai Veloster, re-designed from the ground up this year, retains its quirky three-door persona but receives a slicker and more chiseled look, a…

  • Our Take: 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross

    June 29, 2018

    Aces up the sleeve of the all-new 2018 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross include its handsome good looks, a competent engine, and a strong value proposition. But…

  • Our Take: 2018 Lexus LS

    June 26, 2018

    Sharing a platform with the LC coupe, the all-new 2018 Lexus LS continues its luxury mission with an elegant design, opulent interior with plenty of…

  • Our Take: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

    June 26, 2018

    All-new this year, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta offers clean proportions, a wide range of safety features, excellent fuel economy, and a generous warranty. But it…

  • Our Take: 2018 Kia Stinger

    June 19, 2018

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