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Suzuki's all-new Vitara is the most popular review on over the past week

Suzuki's Vitara has topped the list of the most viewed reviews on Autocar for the week ending 8 May. Read below to find out what joined it in the top five.

1 - Suzuki Vitara

The fresh-faced compact SUV has shot to the top of our most popular reviews list, dethroning the Jaguar XE in the process.

When we tested a prototype version late last year, our man declared that pre-production model to be a decent bet and that it was capable, economical and well-priced.

After undergoing the full road test treatment, we can say hand-on-heart the new Vitara re-confirms our initial thoughts - being a well-equipped, competent performer with sharp driving dynamics.

In a highly competitive segment it needs to be a strong contender, with rivals like the Dacia Duster, Skoda's Yeti and Renault Captur setting a high standard.

Click here to read our review of the new Suzuki Vitara.

2 - BMW 1 Series 125d M Sport

A decent showing by this refreshed German three-door hatchback, after going live on just over a week ago.

BMW has previous history with potent diesel variants of its 1 Series. Back in 2007, the firm unleashed its 201bhp 123d M Sport coupe; a car capable of 0-62mph in 7.0sec and a top speed of 148mph.

This 125d M Sport continues the 'wolf in sheep's clothing' trend, with power coming from a 2.0-litre turbodiesel motor, developing 221bhp and 332lb ft of torque.

To read our verdict, click here.

3 - Tesla Model S P85D

A rather stellar performance by the all-electric Porsche Panamera rival, having gone live only two days ago and already jumping to number three on our rankings.

It's hardly surprising why the Tesla Model S - in range-topping P85D form - is such a huge hit among Autocar's online audience. With a power output totalling 682bhp and 687lb ft of torque, monstrous acceleration and four-wheel drive traction, it's a bonafide weapon.

Click here to read the Tesla Model S P85D review.

4 - Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen's Golf R is on a roll in the most popular rankings. Two weeks ago, it's bigger-booted Estate sibling featured on our list, but this time the hatchback variant returns to the top five.

As well as being a firm favourite with our readers, it's also highly regarded here at Autocar Towers - we're even running one as a long-termer, too.

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To read our in-depth road test of the Volkswagen Golf R hatchback, click here.

5 - Dacia Duster

Another compact crossover to star in our top five and a chief rival to the new Suzuki Vitara.

Dacia's Duster is no stranger to our most popular reviews list, having appeared on multiple occasions.

The Romanian car firm's creation has been a source of controversy since it was launched back in 2010. However, the robust Duster remains incredible value for money with a frugal range of engines and a spacious cabin.

Click here to read our verdict.

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