Steve Huntingford

Steve Huntingford

Steve Huntingford is a motoring journalist with more than 20 years’ experience, and has been editor of What Car? since 2016.

This means Steve oversees all of What Car?'s editorial output, both online and in print.

He previously held several other positions at What Car?, including road test editor and new cars editor. What's more, he served as motoring editor at The Daily Telegraph between 2013 and 2016, and has contributed to Autocar, PistonHeads and The Evening Standard.

Steve frequently appears on BBC TV and radio – as well as on – as an expert on motoring issues and the automotive industry, and has guested on GB News, LBC and Sky News.

He studied periodical journalism at the London College of Printing (now called the London College of Communication), and also has a Masters Degree in automotive design from Coventry University.

Steve is an expert on:

  • Car testing
  • Electric cars
  • Family cars and SUVs
  • New car buying and leasing
  • Car technology

What’s the best piece of advice you could offer a car buyer?

It's sometimes said that there’s no such thing as a bad car any more. But while it’s true that very few are now dangerous or hopelessly unreliable, the gap between the best and worst models remains huge, so it's crucial that you do your research to make sure you get a car that will be a pleasure rather than a pain to live with.

What’s the best car you’ve ever driven?

As a former road tester, I've been lucky enough to drive some pretty exotic cars over the years. However, as a family man with a seven-year-old, it's models that blend driving fun with comfort, practicality and sensible running costs that most impress me.

What will the car market look like in 20 years?

I think a lot more people will lease cars in the future instead of buying or financing them. But even though they might never actually own the cars they drive, I think the majority will still want to have a car that's 'theirs'. Just hiring a car when you need it might sound appealing in theory, but who really wants to be taking child seats in and out of cars every five minutes?

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