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 Mazda Mazda6

    May 24, 2018

    With updated styling touches and a new turbo-four borrowed from the CX-9, the 2018 Mazda6 retains its slick design, upscale interior, and lofty position in…

  • Our Take: 2018 Mazda Mazda3

    May 22, 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: 2019 Jeep Cherokee

    May 21, 2018

    With a new, more conventional front fascia, the refreshed 2019 Jeep Cherokee scores points for its class-above interior materials, available active safety features, and the…

  • Our Take: 2018 Buick Regal

    May 15, 2018

    One of a trio of all-new Regals, the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback offers a slick euro-inspired design, the choice of front- or all-wheel drive, and…

  • Our Take: 2018 Buick Regal TourX

    May 10, 2018

    All-new this year and sporting a slick, euro-inspired design, the 2018 Buick Regal TourX offers a rugged-looking exterior, standard all-wheel-drive, a smooth ride, and plenty…

  • Our Take: 2018 Toyota Prius Prime

    May 3, 2018

    The plug-in version of Toyota's iconic hybrid, the 2018 Prius Prime features a heroically-sized touchscreen on most models, outstanding fuel economy, roomy four-passenger seating, and…

  • Our Take: 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class

    May 3, 2018

    Starting with a graceful, stunning design, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class dazzles with its balanced handling, luxurious cabin, and sizzling AMG-enabled performance. At the same time,…

  • Our Take: 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe

    April 30, 2018

    The full-size 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe backs up its heavy-duty SUV cred with a pair of muscular V8s, a comfortable interior, and a veritable smorgasbord of…

  • Our Take: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited

    April 26, 2018

    In addition to a smaller, more urban-friendly footprint than the redesigned Tiguan, the 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan Limited – a carryover first-generation model – also scores…

  • Our Take: 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan

    April 24, 2018

    In a nod to American tastes, the all-new 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan is larger – both inside and out – than the outgoing model. A spacious…