New 2014 Evoque in for it's first service plus periodic loss of power, dome light comes on when encountering a bump in the road and the sunglasses holder is either stuck closed or pops open on its own. Dealer had to replace a bad fuel injector and order a new upper console. Result is that the parts take a while to deliver from England and I am without my brand new Evoque for 5 days.
I bought a 2014 Evoque Pure Plus. I traded in 2 cars. My 2012 Mini Countryman and my 2012 Corvette GS. My job situation has changed- IE I make less per the economy/awful president. Ok, This isn't a political discussion. The Vette outside of being fast was completely unimpressive. The Evoque is beautiful, drives really well, handles and accelerates very nicely. The ride is quiet unlike the Mini. The Mini was loud, transmitted every sound to the occupants. I liked it lot less after owning it a while. The Evoque is luxurious. A work of art. Hopefully it will be more reliable then my 98 and 02 LR Discoveries. The day I picked it up the door remote wouldn't work. A computer update fixed it.
THIS IS a SMALL SUV, if you want big cargo dont buy small suv, the exterior of the car is very good sexy looking, it is more manly than the other small suv ,it is the hottest small suv on the market, it look better with 4 doors than the coupe which looks funny, the interior is state of the art, very nice one of the best with no comparison to the most oudated interiors of the other competetives. the car is fun to drive, it change gears very quickly but sometimes when you dont want t , it could be on the 6th gear at speed of 40, so sometimes you may feel that, vibration side merrors are ugly but compensate for the limited rear view, gas milage as stated, GPS is state of the art. no issues
I purchased a brand new vehicle from this dealership, and unbeknownst to me, the vehicle has a faulty, defective and unsafe transmission. The vehicle is a Range Rover, Evoque. The dealership replaced the transmission with less than 10,000 miles on the vehicle. I wish this was where the story ends. The problem was not resolved. The same issues of jerking into gear persisted. This is scary!! After the vehicle was returned to me on a couple of occasions, the problem was even worse!! While under warranty, this dealership told me there was nothing else they could do to repair the vehicle, knowing the problem was unresolved. I was given no recourse on what could be done to rectify the problem. Unbelievable! Days later, I contacted the dealership to ask what could be done, since the problem still existed and the vehicle is under warranty. With my persistence, I was told that I need to contact the corporate office. Even though later I learned that this is not their normal protocol. Normally when they cannot resolve an issue, the dealership will contact the corporate office for guidance. That did not happen in my case. Long story short, the corporate office has offered nothing but a proposed agreement that does not address the issues they promised to address. So I am still in possession of a defective vehicle which is still under warranty. I would not recommend purchasing a vehicle from this dealership or company. I would have never in a million years expected this type of situation, dealing with a luxury car dealership or company. It?s not only that the vehicle is defective, it?s the process that is being used to resolve this issue. This nightmare could happen to you. Don?t take any chances. Use your power of choice and do your research to support your choice. A vehicle is one of the largest purchases one makes, and you do not want to have it coupled with such an unpleasant experience.
Pure Plus Package ($3,000 -- includes powered leather seats with memory, universal garage door opener, panoramic sunroof, foglights, headlight washers, 19-inch wheels, power tailgate); HDD Navigation ($1,750 -- includes 4x4 information, voice control); Climate Comfort Package ($1,300 -- includes heated front and rear seats, heated windshield, heated steering wheel and washer jets); Black Metallic Paint ($475)
Turbocharged, direct-injected, inline-4, gasoline with auto stop-start
DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
240 @ 5,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
250 @ 1,750
Nine-speed automatic with console shifter and steering-mounted paddles with Sport/Competition modes
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
Significant pause from a dead stop unless the Evoque was first held in place with the brakes while raising the engine's rpm. We found only a slight acceleration advantage to the S-mode Drive. However, automatic upshifts in manual mode (just below the indicated redline) were noticeably quicker, but reduced the acceleration times across the board by about a second. In the end, the new nine-speed transmission seems to have made the Evoque only a couple tenths quicker when all is said and done.
Unlike previous Evoque brakes, these were able to withstand repeated, simulated panic stops from 60 without loss of pedal feel or brake odor. With a medium-firm pedal, modest nosedive and arrow-straight stability, the Evoque is confident and capable.
Initially intrusive ESC seemed to grow more lenient as the number or runs increased -- resulting in a rather thrilling exercise. Steering response is very quick, tire grip is high and suspension is firm AND compliant, so the result is a vehicle that happily transitions from turn to turn with confidence. With ESC "disabled," there was still a measure of intrusion, but only when the vehicle began to slide (especially at the rear) wide of the intended path. Also, the throttle remained fully engaged, until we switched ESC fully "on." Ironically, as free and competent as it was with it "off," we got a slightly better result with ESC on, where it intervened subtly and quickly, keeping a very tight line between the cones. On the skid pad, we found the opposite to be true, managing to outperform ESC because we could get closer to the limit grip of the tires with full control of the throttle. Steering, in both tests, is highly reactive and precise, if a little numb in terms of feel. While it works very well on the track, however, it's a little darty and nervous out in the real world.