2. Dacia Duster
Want a rugged, dependable new car for £8,995? You would do well to consider a Dacia Duster. Obviously many other people had come to the same conclusion, as the much-discussed budget spin-off from Renault was the second-most popular Autocar review in 2013.
3. Mercedes-Benz A-class
The first generation of A-class was somewhat of a curiosity, with its upright profile and front-wheel-drive layout. That didn't stop it selling well, but it could never be classified as desirable. The new A-class, however, is a much more appealing machine. No doubt its sporty nature and appearance helps bolster its popularity.
4. Skoda Yeti
Another entry in the top reviews that comes from the burgeoning crossover sector. Skoda's Yeti, however, has proper off-road credentials to match its chunky looks, as well as a practical and comfortable interior. It's good to drive too, and offered with a wide range of powertrains.
5. Volkswagen Golf
The genre-defining model from Volkswagen is still a very heavily trafficked review. If you're in the market for a hatchback you'll probably automatically think Volkswagen Golf, type it into your search engine as a starting point and, voila, another hit on our review.
6. Range Rover Evoque
Range Rover's Evoque is a sharply styled premium SUV that's compact in size, good to drive and affordable. No wonder it's been a popular review on Autocar, then. On looks alone it knocks rivals like the BMW X3 into a cocked hat, but it backs up its style with a substantial dollop of substance too.
7. Volkswagen Tiguan
If you want a well-built, practical and comfortable compact SUV, the Volkswagen Tiguan should be near the top of the list. It was launched in 2008 but a steady stream of revisions, new kit and powertrain options have helped keep it on buyers' radars.
8. Nissan Qashqai
The Nissan Qashqai is effectively responsible for single-handedly creating a new sector in the car market. It blended the desirable attributes of an off-roader - namely the high driving position and rugged attitude - with that of an economical, family friendly hatchback, producing a 'crossover'.
9. Mazda CX-5
Mazda created quite a stir when it revealed its 'SkyActiv' series of technologies, which focussed on weight saving and improvements in efficiency, instead of following the typical engine downsizing route. A powerful, practical and economical car resulted, ideal for families and business users alike.
10. Volkswagen Golf GTI
Fast Golfs have always been popular but they have occasionally dipped into being underpowered, overweight or just not that interesting. The Mk7 still transpired to be a little unexciting, but its sheer breadth of talent and composure confirmed its place as an excellent choice.
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