This Land Rover Range Rover Evoque video review includes information about the four-door and two-door coupe models, along with the Pure, Premium, Dynamic, Prestige and Autobiography trim levels. We cover their fuel economy, pricing, off-road capability, competitors and technology features like InControl Apps. For more information, read the 2015 Range Rover Evoque review.
The Evoque distinguishes itself from the competition with sharper styling inside and out as well as a surprising amount of off-road capabilities. The Evoque can tackle far more than a dirt road and is certainly deserving of the Range Rover badge.
The Evoque also lives up to Land Rover expectations when it comes to interior quality. Materials used are excellent and the overall design is modern and attractive.
As with other vehicles in the Land Rover lineup, the infotainment system is behind the times with slow reactions and nonintuitive operation compared to competitors. A new InControl Apps feature does bridge the gap slightly by offering some smartphone integration.
The Evoque has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that's good for 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. Acceleration is a little slow for the class, reaching 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. A new Autobiography Dynamic model increases output to 285 hp and 295 lb-ft or torque, but the high price may not justify these gains. Unlike the Audi and BMW SUVs, there is no diesel model offered in the United States. On the plus side, it has a pretty good EPA rating of 24 mpg in combined driving.
An unfortunate byproduct of the Evoque's styling, however, is the compromised rear visibility and reduced cargo space. The backseats have ample headroom, and adequate legroom, but the cargo capacity maxes out at 20.3 cubic feet behind them. That falls well short of its main rivals and about what you'd get from a hatchback.
The biggest hurdle for the Range Rover Evoque is its price. The base Pure trim starts around $41,000, which is a couple thousand more than rivals. The top-of-the-line Dynamic coupe will set you back $61,000 — that's about $10,000 more than a top-of-the-line BMW X3. Unless the Evoque's styling really grabs you and you need a lot of off-road capabilities, it's a tough pill to swallow.