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Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque – pure 4WD 4-Dr Sport Utility I4 Auto Trans (Base Trim)

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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque: Angularfront
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Editors Overall Rating

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We liked
  • The Most Fashionable Compact SUV
  • Luxury In an Urban-Friendly Package
  • Available in Two-door or Four-door
We disliked
  • You Pay for the Range Rover Name
  • Snug Rear Seat
  • Limited Utility
PRICING Fair Market Pricing
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$39,128
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MSRP
$41,100
MPG
21 / 30
City/Hwy
ENGINE
2.0L I4
HORSE POWER
240 hp
@ 5,500 rpm
TORQUE
250 ft lb
of torque @ 1,750 rpm
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The 2015 Range Rover Evoque has been a smashing success for parent company Jaguar Land Rover. First introduced in 2011 as a ’12 model, the upscale cute ute has gone on to spawn multiple special-edition variants, including one designed with input from Victoria Beckham and, most recently, the NW8 edition paying homage to Abbey Road Studios, which made the Beatles famous. Last year, the Evoque was upgraded with a nine-speed automatic, improving fuel economy by 1 mpg city and 2 mpg highway. The current Evoque is powered by a 2.0L turbocharged I-4 making 240 hp and 250 lb-ft of torque, shared with the Discovery Sport. The current Ford-based engine will soon be replaced by JLR’s all-new in-house Ingenium I-4 engine, which will be offered in gas and diesel variants. Unlike most other models in its class, the Evoque is offered as a two-door or four-door model, and the Evoque convertible concept looks like it’s headed for showrooms soon.

REVIEW

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Long Term Verdict

Evoque’s condensed size and surefooted stability make it a great weekend runner for two.

Brian VanceJan 31, 2014
The first thing you need to know about daily driving Range Rover's Evoque is that getting gas takes a lot longer in this vehicle. This has nothing to do with the intake flow rate of the Evoque's fuel filler, and everything to do with the eye-catching, kinetic styling that Rover managed to shrink-wrap around its tiny crossover. In the time it takes to fill its tank with premium, no fewer than two or three fellow gas-station patrons will inquire about the Evoque. When you're on the road, people whip their heads around as they drive by, tapping their passengers on the shoulder and pointing. It got to the point where I was almost certain I was going to witness an accident right in front of me. Luckily, that didn't happen, but people are drawn to the car's striking appearance, and many want to know what it's like to own one.
I too was curious when I ordered a five-door version for our long-term test fleet after the staff named it Motor Trend's Sport/Utility of the Year for 2012. Once I took possession, I vowed to introduce it to as much of the wilderness as my weekends would allow, exploring its ability to wander freely off the beaten path. Task number one was to find out how many off-road ingredients Land Rover baked into its Evoque cake.
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A camping trip to California's Los Padres National Forest provided the opportunity to test the Terrain Response system. Working as advertised, it easily scooted to the top of a loose-dirt ridge, then safely modulated the vehicle's downhill speed using Hill Descent Control. Both systems proved Land Rover had placed lots of importance on electronic-aided systems that boost driver confidence once the small 'ute leaves the pavement.
A backpacking trip to Lake Tahoe began with some quick dashes through the paved back roads of the Sierras and a solid flogging of the car's aggressive on-pavement talents with the Terrain Response flipped to its most gnarly setting. This setup proved that although the Evoque lacks the spryness and agility of an all-out sport sedan, it does display a high amount of road-holding competence and can be fun to throw into a corner. The turbo-four is no hindrance to said fun, and, coupled with the six-speed transmission in Sport mode, has plenty of punch to make the Evoque feel downright quick.
As Tahoe approached and the road came to an end at the rudimentary parking lot adjacent to the trailhead, the Evoque showed its best party trick yet: squeezing itself between a slab of granite and a large pine tree, creating an extra spot in the otherwise full lot.
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A few months later, a co-worker borrowed the Evoque to take to Mammoth Mountain. She noted that on a snow-covered roads in and around the ski resort, the Evoque would occasionally lose grip, but the traction system would quickly actuate, catch, and correct any sliding. As she rolled up the long driveway of her cabin, the Evoque easily plowed through 6 inches of freshly fallen snow.
Though the exterior design package is what compels passersby to approach the Evoque, it also compromises outward visibility. The high beltline and small windows look stunning from the outside, but when parking, the driver has a frustrating lack of view. This became painfully obvious after a staffer returned from running a lunchtime errand and attempted to park the Evoque next to our long-term Nissan GT-R. The passenger door of the Evoque met the front corner of the GT-R, and the result was a bit of bent Range Rover metal. Though most of the fault belonged to the driver, the high beltline made things worse. That incident aside, the Evoque's short 172 inches of length and surround-view camera help its parkability.
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The Evoque didn't require its first oil/filter change until the odometer ticked 16,000 miles. Such long intervals between required service meant that only one oil change was required during our year-long test. Our overall fuel economy penciled out to 20.1 mpg, just 1.3 shy of the EPA combined figure, which is impressive for a small turbocharged engine in our hands.
Just a few issues arose during the Evoque's stay. The first -- loose bolts on a door hinge -- caused the door to make a popping sound when opened. The dealer tightened the bolts and the sound stopped. The second issue involved broken connectors that hold the cargo cover to the rear hatch. The connectors required a special order by the dealer, but were otherwise easy to replace. Last, the red leather on the driver-seat bottom became prematurely stretched and deformed, and no longer fit tautly between the bolsters.
The Evoque is a design statement that unequivocally puts fashion first. With this car, Range Rover has proven that melding alluring styling with a compact, versatile chassis (on- and off-road) creates a unique SUV package that makes a persuasive proposition for those with an active lifestyle.

Our Car
Service life 12 mo/25,600 mi
Base Price $41,995
Options Dynamic Premium Package ($9500: 17-speaker Meridian sound system, xenon headlights, surround camera system), Adaptive Dynamics featuring MagneRide ($1250), Climate Comfort Pack ($1000), Special Paint ($950), Satellite radio ($750), Contrast black roof ($650), Ebony headliner ($275)
Price as tested $56,370
Average CO2 0.97 lb/mi
EPA City/Hwy/Comb Fuel Econ 18/28/22 mpg
Average Fuel Economy 20.1 mpg
Unresolved Problems None
Maintenance Cost $0 (1-oil change, inspection, cabin-air filter, engine-air filter)
Normal-wear cost $0
3-year residential value* $27,058
Recalls None
*Automotive Lease Guide

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
DRIVETRAIN LAYOUT Front engine, AWD
ENGINE TYPE Turbocharged I-4, alum block/head
VALVETRAIN DOHC, 4 valves/cyl
DISPLACEMENT 122.0 cu in/1999 cc
COMPRESSION RATIO 10.0:1
BATTERY TYPE (Lead-acid, Nickel-metal hydride, Lithium-ion, Zinc-air, Ultra-capacitors)
POWER (SAE NET) 240 hp @ 5500 rpm
TORQUE (SAE NET) 251 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
REDLINE 6800 rpm
WEIGHT TO POWER 16.5 lb/hp
TRANSMISSION 6-speed automatic
AXLE/FINAL-DRIVE RATIO 3.75:1/2.57:1
SUSPENSION, FRONT; REAR Struts, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar; multi-link, coil springs, adj shocks, anti-roll bar
STEERING RATIO 15.4:1
TURNS LOCK-TO-LOCK 2.4
BRAKES, F;R 11.8-in vented disc; 11.9-in disc, ABS
WHEELS 8.0 x 19-in, cast aluminum
TIRES 235/55R19 105V M+S Continental CrossContact UHP
DIMENSIONS
WHEELBASE 104.8 in
TRACK, F/R 63.9/64.1 in
LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT 171.9 x 77.4 x 63.2 in
GROUND CLEARANCE 8.4 in
APPRCH/DEPEART ANGLE 25.0/33.0 deg
TURNING CIRCLE 37.1 ft
CURB WEIGHT 3968 lb
WEIGHT DIST., F/R 58/42 %
TOWING CAPACITY 3500 lb
SEATING CAPACITY 5
HEADROOM, F/R 40.3/39.7 in
LEGROOM, F/R 43.1/35.7 in
SHOULDER ROOM, F/R 56.6/55.4 in
CARGO VOLUME 51.0/20.3 cu ft
TEST DATA
ACCELERATION TO MPH
0-30 2.2 sec
0-40 3.5
0-50 5.0
0-60 6.8
0-70 9.0
0-80 11.8
0-90 15.2
PASSING, 45-65 MPH 3.6
QUARTER MILE 15.2 sec @ 90.1 mph
BRAKING, 60-0 MPH 113 ft
LATERAL ACCELERATION 0.83 g (avg)
MT FIGURE EIGHT 27.4 sec @ 0.59 g (avg)
TOP-GEAR REVS @ 60 MPH 1850 rpm
CONSUMER INFO
BASE PRICE $41,995
PRICE AS TESTED $56,370
STABILITY/TRACTION CONTROL Yes/Yes
AIRBAGS Dual front, front side, f/r curtain, driver knee
BASIC WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 miles
POWERTRAIN WARRANTY 4 yrs/50,000 miles
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE 4 yrs/50,000 miles
FUEL CAPACITY 18.5 gal
EPA CITY/HWY ECON 18/28 mpg
ENERGY CONS., CITY/HWY 187/120 kW-hrs/100 miles
CO2 EMISSIONS 0.90 lb/mile
RECOMMENDED FUEL Unleaded premium
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