The Ford Ecosport is the most popular review on autocar.co.uk over the past week
10 April 2015

Ford's Ecosport has topped the list of the most viewed reviews on Autocar for the week ending 10 April. Read below to find out what joined it in the top five.

1 - Ford Ecosport 1.0 Ecoboost

The baby crossover from Ford heads our most popular reviews list for the second time in two months.

We found that the previous generation Ecosport had decent cabin space and a pleasing gearchange but was powered by an archaic diesel engine and came with woeful driving dynamics.

In one of the most hotly contested segments, and facing with rivals such as the Citroën Cactus and Nissan Juke, this refreshed Ecosport aims to address the shortcomings of the previous model.

Changes include updated cabin materials, more equipment and improvements to the ride and handling. Click here to read our verdict.

2 - Volkswagen Golf R

Still a firm favourite among readers, Volkswagen's Golf R jumped straight to number two on our top-five hot hatchback rankings when it was launched last year.

It was so good, in fact, that it also finished top in our rundown of our 50 Best Cars On Sale Today, fending off such competition as the Mercedes-Benz S-Class and the Range Rover Sport.

Read our in-depth review of the rapid hot hatchback here.

3 - Dacia Duster

The Romanian car manufacturer's compact SUV ranks highly once again on our weekly list of most popular reviews.

Dacia's Duster has been a controversial car since its inception back in 2010. Despite having a poor Euro NCAP crash test result, a gruff diesel engine and vague steering feel, the Duster offers a frugal range of engines, a spacious cabin and incredible value for money. Click here to read our review.

4 - Ford Fiesta ST3 CP3 Performance Pack

This potty Fiesta ST has proved a huge hit with readers since we tested it a couple of weeks ago.

Engineering firm Collins Performance has essentially taken a standard Ford Fiesta ST3 and fettled the 1.6-litre turbo four-pot motor so it produces 270bhp and 265lb ft. It turns the already-potent and entertaining standard Fiesta ST into an eye-popping experience.

To read our verdict, click here.

5 - Range Rover Sport SVR

The first production car to come out of Jaguar Land Rover's Special Vehicle Operations Division is still making a big impact with Autocar's online contingent.

Described by JLR bosses as a Range Rover Sport plus 10% on performance, price and driver focus, it's aimed at high-performance SUVs such as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo S and BMW X6 M.

Click here to read our verdict on the 542bhp Range Rover Sport SVR.

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Our Verdict

The first-generation Ford EcoSport
The EcoSport is a front-engined, front-wheel-drive compact crossover

Fiesta-based crossover faces stiff competition. Is it up to the task?

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