2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
We’ve been seeing the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque crossover at auto shows for what seems like years, and now that we’ve actually gotten behind the wheel of one, what do we think?
Well, the Evoque is stunning, both inside and out, and we came away from our initial drive most impressed with both the quality and finish of interior materials. It will be available as both a 3-door Coupe, and traditional 5-door crossover, with both models offering more than expected room, although rear seat access is a little difficult in the Coupe. We also love the modern and purposeful styling, but visibility does suffer due to the steeply angled rear windows. Fortunately, both rear and front cameras are offered to help. Lots of bold color choices are available too and that will certainly help the Evoque stand out in a sea of silver and black luxury crossovers.
Whether you choose the Coupe or 5-door, power comes from a 2.0 turbo I4. It delivers a healthy 240-horsepower. But, this is a lot of vehicle to move and the engine gets pretty buzzy while doing it. It does offer good for a utility fuel economy at 19-City and 28-Highway. Despite being a compact crossover, and the fact that few Range Rover buyers ever leave paved roads, the Evoque still packs the goods when it comes to off roading, as well.
BEN DAVIS: The Evoque did an impressive job through the busted trails and urban mayhem that we found in the U.K.; Now, obviously most buyers aren’t going to be doing any serious wheeling, but this Landy more than capable of bringing them back home safe if they ever need to.
JOHN DAVIS: The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is arriving in dealerships now with prices beginning at $44,000.
Engine: 2.0 turbo I4
EPA: 19 mpg city/ 28 mpg highway
Price: Beginning at $44,000