It's hard to comprehend the sheer number of new cars that get released every year, from refreshed versions of established nameplates to all-new designs filling gaps in the market and introducing new technology.
So where do you turn when you want to cut through the crowded market and decide what to buy? Easy: our huge reviews section. Our in-depth reviews cover the market, telling you what's good and bad about every car.
This list counts down the ten most-read reviews that have been published on our site in the last year.
The best-selling car in the UK, with 89,504 registrations in 2017 at the time of writing in late-December, well ahead of the 68,396 sales of the next best seller, the Volkswagen Golf. It’s no surprise, then, that our review of the seventh-generation of Ford's supermini is in our top ten reviews of the year.
What’s new? Well, the look is an evolution rather than a revolution, but it has been worked on in all major areas. With a four-and-a-half star rating, it’s still one of the class's best.
It’s a ferociously capable SUV, as every Discovery before it has been, although one of the biggest talking points was its asymmetric bootlid. Still, a divisive rear-end didn't stop it earning four-and-a-half-stars.
As the UK’s second-best-selling car of the year, it’s fitting that the Volkswagen Golf is the second most popular review on our site. The Mk7.5 Golf brings ever so subtly refreshed styling and a host of driver assistance systems.
Just one more then. Our Alpine A110 only landed in mid-December, and while it's one of our fastest-climbing reviews, it just hasn't had time to storm up our most-read list. But there are five reasons it's worth highlighting: the five stars it was awarded by Matt Prior.
How good is it? Well, here's Prior's view: “Sometimes you drive a sports car – a Ferrari 458 Speciale, McLaren P1, Porsche 911 GT3 RS 4.0 or Ariel Nomad – and know that, somehow, you’re driving a landmark car. That’s the kind of feeling – even without considering the bravery of Renault to push the button on making it – the A110 gives me. Perhaps it really will be the start of something big. But even if it isn’t, the A110 is truly, wonderfully, special.”