We’ve had the opportunity to sample a good number of cars in 2017, ranging from humble SUVs to a few hatchbacks. Of course, some reviews attracted a larger number of readers, as we discovered after analysing some data from Google Analytics.

As it turns out, reviews involving SUVs accounted for half of the top 10 list of the most popular reviews on paultan.org in 2017. Meanwhile, Honda vehicles were of particular interest to our readers, with four of them being represented across a number of segments.

Other reviews that had the attention of our readers involved brands like Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, BMW, Hyundai, Perodua and strangely enough, Geely. We reckon most of you can guess what models made the cut, so let’s get right to it then.

Presenting to you the top 10 most viewed reviews on paultan.org in 2017.

10. DRIVEN: Volkswagen Tiguan – striking middle ground

An intriguing alternative to the usual suspects, the Volkswagen Tiguan strikes the middle ground in one of the most competitive of segments – the SUV one. Offered as a locally assembled model, the Tiguan boasts a competent powertrain, nifty tech on higher-spec variants as well as impressive practicality.

9. DRIVEN: Mercedes-Benz GLC200 – value for money?

We did say SUVs were popular on the list, and coming in at number nine is the most affordable Mercedes-Benz GLC you can buy. The GLC 200 may lose out on certain items in order to keep its attractive price tag, but it isn’t what you might call spartan either. Along with a comfortable ride, the GLC 200 is a good entry for those looking to enter the premium SUV segment.

8. DRIVEN: 2017 Honda CR-V – first impressions of Honda Sensing and the 1.5L VTEC Turbo

Time for another SUV! This one however, is a well known nameplate among car buyers as it is of course the Honda CR-V. The fifth-generation model features a 1.5 litre VTEC Turbo engine and Honda Sensing suite of safety and driver assist technologies, so there’s plenty new about the five-seat SUV. This first impressions drive was later followed up by a full, in-depth review posted just last month.

7. DRIVEN: 2017 FK8 Honda Civic Type R, paradigm shift

The name itself is enough to get most people excited, and after a decade-long absence, the Honda Civic Type R officially returned to Malaysia on November 9 in the form of the FK8. Prior to its launch debut, one of our own had a chance to try one out in Germany, and that review is now the seventh most viewed one in 2017.

6. DRIVEN: Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, thinking out of the box

A hybrid vehicle with autonomous emergency braking priced at around RM114k? Sounds like quite the bargain, which is why many were keen to know more about the Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, making it the sixth most viewed review on our site in 2017.

5. Driven Web Series 2017 #1: plug-in hybrid sedans – BMW 330e vs Mercedes C350e vs VW Passat 2.0 TSI

In fifth place, we arrive at the season premiere of the new Driven Web Series, where we pitted two plug-in hybrids in the form of the F30 BMW 330e and W205 Mercedes-Benz C 350e, against a non-electrified (and affordable) alternative – the B8 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TSI. The season will continue on with new episodes in 2018, so stay tuned for that!

4. DRIVEN: Geely Boyue – first impressions review of what will be Proton’s first ever SUV, coming in 2018

Proton will introduce its first SUV model in the future as part of its signed deal with Geely, which will be based on the Chinese carmaker’s Boyue. Naturally, most of our readers are curious just what such an SUV will be like, and our review of one while in China is fourth on the list.

3. DRIVEN: Honda BR-V 1.5L – seven seats, family first

The third Honda on the list is the BR-V, which also snagged the top spot in another top 10 list of ours for the most popular stories in 2017. Based on this review’s placing, it appears many of you wanted to know if the budget seven-seater was good enough for the demanding Malaysian carbuyer.

2. DRIVEN: Honda City Sport Hybrid – charged goodness

Honda and hybrid technology made a big return this year in the form of the Jazz Hybrid as well as the City Hybrid, and it was the review of the latter that garnered more interest. Featuring the Sport Hybrid Intelligent Dual Clutch Drive (i-DCD) system and a reasonable price tag, the City Hybrid appears to be a good start for those looking to embrace electrification, and it looks like many wanted to know what the experience of driving one was like.

1. DRIVEN: New 2018 Perodua Myvi – first impressions

At the first mention of Perodua at the start of this post, it shouldn’t be any surprise that the new Myvi occupies the top spot for the most viewed review on the site in 2017. We called it a “fantastic value for money” during our brief time with, and based on the specs, an impressive suite of safety systems (on higher-end variants) plus an interior that boasts plenty of clever touches, it certainly makes a strong case. Since then, we’ve also posted a more in-depth review as well as a video with a demo of the ASA in action.