Sean Carson

Sean’s been writing about cars since 2010, having worked for outlets as diverse as PistonHeads, MSN Cars, Which? Cars, Race Tech – a specialist motorsport publication – and most recently Auto Express and sister titles CarBuyer and DrivingElectric.  A life-long car fan, Sean has seen the industry change an incredible amount over the past decade. As Auto Express’s chief reviewer few people drive as many vehicles as Sean. From city cars to supercars, luxury SUVs to EVs, Sean oversees comparison tests for Auto Express, as well as producing the latest launches and first drives online, in print and on video.

e-mail: sean_carson@dennis.co.uk 

Best used mid-size 4x4s and SUVs
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Best cars & vans

Best used mid-size 4x4s and SUVs

Here’s our round-up of the very best used mid-size 4x4s and SUVs that just keep on giving
15 Jan 2021
New Audi Q5 40 TDI 2021 review
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New Audi Q5 40 TDI 2021 review

The revised Audi Q5 40 TDI SUV delivers plenty of tech and surprising value
8 Jan 2021
New Ford Focus ST automatic 2021 review
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New Ford Focus ST automatic 2021 review

Does an automatic gearbox make sense in the popular Ford Focus ST hot hatchback? We find out…
7 Jan 2021
New BMW X5 M Competition 2021 review
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New BMW X5 M Competition 2021 review

The range-topping BMW X5 M Competition SUV turns in an impressive performance – but at a price
6 Jan 2021
New Mercedes C 300 de 2021 review
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New Mercedes C 300 de 2021 review

The diesel-electric Mercedes C 300 de compact exec boasts strong performance and economy
5 Jan 2021
New Porsche Taycan 4S 2021 review
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Porsche Taycan Saloon

New Porsche Taycan 4S 2021 review

The entry-level Porsche Taycan 4S is the pick of the impressive electric car's range
5 Jan 2021
Best mid-size SUVs on sale 2021
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Best mid-size SUVs on sale 2021

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4 Jan 2021

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New SEAT Leon Estate 2020 review

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New Audi S8 2020 review

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Affordable Hybrid Car of the Year 2020: Toyota Yaris

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Small Premium SUV of the Year 2020: Mercedes GLA

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Hot Hatch of the Year 2020: Honda Civic Type R

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Premium Hybrid Car of the Year 2020: Mercedes E-Class
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Mercedes E-Class

Executive Car of the Year 2020: Mercedes E-Class

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Supermini of the Year 2020: Renault Clio

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Family Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Superb

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Mid-size SUV of the Year 2020: Ford Kuga

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City Car of the Year 2020: Volkswagen up!

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Estate Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia Estate

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Compact Executive Car of the Year 2020: Tesla Model 3
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Compact Executive Car of the Year 2020: Tesla Model 3

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Mid-size Premium SUV of the Year 2020: Land Rover Defender
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Mid-size Premium SUV of the Year 2020: Land Rover Defender

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Luxury Car of the Year 2020: Bentley Flying Spur

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Performance Car of the Year 2020: Porsche 911
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Performance Car of the Year 2020: Porsche 911

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BMW X5

Large Premium SUV of the Year 2020: BMW X5

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Skoda Octavia

Compact Family Car of the Year 2020: Skoda Octavia

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