Auto Express is a weekly motoring magazine sold in the United Kingdom published by Dennis Publishing. The editor in chief is Steve Fowler.[2]

Auto Express
Auto Express magazine 28 August 2002.jpg
Auto Express magazine, 28 August 2002 issue
Editor-in-ChiefSteve Fowler
CategoriesAutomobile magazine
Total circulation
37,536 (Jan–Dec 2018)[1]
First issue1988
CompanyDennis Publishing
CountryUnited Kingdom

History and profileEdit

Launched in September 1988, its 1,000th issue was published on 20 February 2008. Its only weekly competitor in Britain is the long established Autocar. In 2011, Auto Express was the biggest selling motoring magazine in Britain, with a circulation of 60,840.[3]

Auto Express is known for its spy shots, and speculative illustrations of forthcoming cars. It also covers news, road tests, first drives, readers' letters and feedback, product tests, long term tests, used cars, prices, motorsport and comment columns. It has sister magazines in France: Auto Plus, and Germany: Auto Bild which follow the same format.

Since April 2001, Auto Express has published the J.D. Power rivalling "Driver Power" satisfaction survey, which shows the one hundred best and worst cars to own that year.[4] Since 2002, Lexus has scored consecutive top ratings in the Auto Express customer satisfaction surveys in the United Kingdom.[5][6][7]


  1. ^ "ABC circulation for 2018". 2 August 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2019.
  2. ^ In Publishing 23 September 2011
  3. ^ Dennis website
  4. ^ Auto Express Driver Power website
  5. ^ "Lexus car dealers are Britain's best". Motortrader. 27 April 2007. Archived from the original on 3 May 2009. Retrieved 6 May 2007.
  6. ^ "Auto Express Driver Power 2007 Survey". Auto Express. March 2007. Retrieved 18 September 2007.
  7. ^ "Best car manufacturers 2019". Auto Express. Retrieved 25 June 2019.

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