Currently reading: Autocar's most popular reviews of the week
The Land Rover Defender Heritage is the most popular review on this week

Land Rover's Defender Heritage 90 has topped the list of the most viewed reviews on Autocar for the week ending 31 July. Read below to find out what joined it in the top five.

1 - Land Rover Defender 90 Hard Top Heritage

The limited edition Defender has spearheaded our list of the most popular reviews, despite only going live mid-way through the week. 

It's no surprise that's it's taken the number one spot, having warmed its way into the hearts of the British public for generations and carefully honed over a 67-year lifecycle.

With the two millionth Land Rover Defender rolling off the production line last month and Land Rover already plotting its replacement in 2018, this roll-out version could turn into a collector's item.

Click here to read our review of the Land Rover Defender Heritage. 

2 - Honda HR-V 1.6i DTEC Ex Navi

An impressive showing by the Japanese car maker's 2015 HR-V, and another recent review that's shot up the rankings.

The compact crossover segment is one of the most lucrative and fiercely contested markets in the automotive industry. Buyers are lapping up cars like the HR-V, Nissan Qashqai and Skoda Yeti due to their impressive practicality and low running costs.

To read our verdict, click here.

3 - Seat Leon SC Cupra 280 Sub8

The Seat Leon SC Cupra 280 Sub8 is named after its 7min 58.4sec short-lived record lap time for a front-wheel drive production car around the fearsome Nürburgring Nordschleife. 

It's powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder motor that kicks out 276bhp - ample enough for a 0-62mph sprint in 5.7sec and a top speed of 155mph.

That's how far hot hatchback performance has moved on over the years. For reference, a 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2 accelerates from 0-62mph in 5.9sec and tops out at 157mph.

Click here to read our review of the Seat Leon SC Cupra 280 Sub8.

4 - Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen's Golf R is on a roll in the most popular rankings. It's bigger-booted Estate sibling has featured on our list in the past, 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.

Back to top

5 - Jeep Renegade

Jeep has tasted the compact crossover blood and wants a slice of the action, after parent company Fiat Chrysler launched the Fiat 500X

The Renegade may not be the most popular car in its segment and you'll do well to spot one on UK roads. However, variety is the spice of life and the Renegade has no small amount of charm. 

Click here to read our review of the Jeep Renegade.

Read more Autocar reviews here.

Get the latest car news, reviews and galleries from Autocar direct to your inbox every week. Enter your email address below:

Add a comment…