Distinctive styling; responsive handling; powerful; fuel efficient
Significant road noise; small interior space; high base price compared to Audi or BMW models
Major changes for the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque include a new, 9-speed automatic transmission, an improved all-wheel-drive system with active differentials (the system slips into 2-wheel drive mode to help save fuel and returns to 4-wheel drive when needed) and the addition of Park Exit, which automatically exits parallel parking spots.
While we like the low price, the Evoque Pure lacks a couple of features that luxury buyers want: navigation and a panoramic sunroof. We recommend stepping up to the Evoque Pure Premium. This model still feels sumptuous and includes the latest technology, but it is priced several thousand dollars less than its upper-trim counterparts. We prefer the practicality of the 5-door, but if the sleeker Coupe fits your lifestyle, its Pure Premium version is available.
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque comes in two body styles and five trims. The 5-door is offered in Pure, Pure Plus, Pure Premium, Prestige and Dynamic, while the coupe is offered only in Pure Plus, Pure Premium and Dynamic.
The Evoque Pure ($41,995) features a turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, Terrain Response driver selectable all-wheel drive, rain-sensing wipers, power folding side mirrors, 19-inch wheels, suede and leather seating, automatic climate control, a power rear lift gate, front and rear parking sensors, rear backup camera, 380-watt sound system with 8-in touchscreen audio, Bluetooth and USB/iPod interface.
The Evoque Pure Plus ($44,995, 5-door; $45,040, coupe) adds a full-length glass panel roof, power driver's and passenger seats, full leather seating, front fog lights and headlamp power washers.
The Evoque Pure Premium ($49,959, 5-door; $50,595, coupe) adds HDD navigation with off-road mapping, passive keyless entry with push-button start, a surround camera system, roof rails, 825-watt audio upgrade with subwoofer and 16 speakers, automatic HID headlights and automatic high beams.
The Evoque Prestige ($56,295) brings unique exterior trim and wheels and a full Oxford leather interior including leather dash cap.
The Evoque Dynamic ($57,195, 5-door; $58,195, coupe) offers the same features as the Prestige but with more exterior and interior trim and color choices and 20-in wheels.
Option packages for the Range Rover Evoque include the Climate Comfort Package (heated windshield, heated front seats and steering wheel and heated windshield washer jets) and the Vision Assist Package. Other available features include Park Assist and Exit, Adaptive Cruise Control and Closing Vehicle Sensing (bringing the car to a complete stop in a collision), rear-seat entertainment package and Adaptive Dynamic suspension.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Maintenance||1 Years/15,000 Miles|
Volvo XC60 -- Starting at $35,000, the XC60 has the same 3.2-liter inline 6-cylinder that Land Rover used in the Evoque's cousin, the LR2. With striking body lines, the same horsepower rating and a 6-speed automatic gearbox, the XC60 is a strong competitor for the Evoque.
BMW X5 -- The X5 is fitted with a 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine and an 8-speed automatic transmission. The interior of the X5 might not be as stunning as the Evoque's, but it is slightly larger and more livable.
Audi Q5 -- The base Q5's turbocharged 2.0-liter inline 4-cylinder engine makes only 211 hp. An available supercharged V6 packs 272 hp, but fuel economy suffers. Like the X5, the Q5 has a standard 8-speed automatic transmission. Audi's world-renowned Quattro all-wheel-drive system is also standard.