2 - BMW 1 Series 125d M Sport
A decent showing by this refreshed German three-door hatchback, after going live on autocar.co.uk 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 autocar.co.uk 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.
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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