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 GMC Sierra 1500

    February 21, 2018

    Five years into its current model cycle and due to be replaced by next year, the 2018 GMC Sierra 1500 features restrained good looks, a…

  • Our Take: 2018 Honda CR-V

    February 21, 2018

    All-new last year, the 2018 Honda CR-V checks nearly all the right boxes – quiet, comfortable, roomy, and fuel efficient. But it's not very entertaining,…

  • Our Take: 2018 Kia Niro

    February 21, 2018

    All-new last year, the 2018 Kia Niro hybrid – with a plug-in variant added this year – strikes a balance between a compact hatchback and…

  • Our Take: 2018 BMW 330i

    February 20, 2018

    Six years into its sixth generation and last updated in 2015, the 2018 BMW 330i comes with classic looks, a superb turbocharged four-cylinder engine, and…

  • Our Take: 2018 Mazda CX-5

    February 20, 2018

    The 2018 Mazda CX-5 checks nearly all the right boxes – stunning exterior, excellent handling, and, for 2018, the first US application of cylinder deactivation…

  • 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…