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MSRP: $41,100 - $57,600
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MPG: 21 City / 30 Hwy
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Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review

The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque ranks 12 out of 15 Luxury Compact SUVs. This ranking is based on our analysis of published reviews and test drives of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, as well as reliability and safety data.

The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is ranked:

The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is an impressive off-roader and has an opulent cabin, but its outward visibility could be better, its infotainment controls are slow and it doesn't offer much cargo space or rear-seat headroom, critics say.

The 2015 Range Rover Evoque has a standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine that most test drivers say has plenty of power for accelerating from a stop and passing on the highway. A nine-speed automatic transmission is standard. The Evoque gets good fuel economy for the class at an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway. According to auto journalists, the Evoque has a firm ride and poised handling. Additionally, they agree that the Evoque is one of the best off-roaders in the class, with the ability to tackle muddy, rutted roads with ease.

Test drivers say the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has an impressive cabin that is very quiet and lined with luxurious materials. They write that the front seats are supportive but note that outward visibility is compromised by narrow windows and large exterior mirrors, which can impede the view forward. Head- and legroom in the rear seats are cramped, they add. The Evoque has fairly low cargo space for the class. Standard features in the Evoque include a rearview camera, Bluetooth, two USB ports, front and rear parking sensors and an 11-speaker Meridian audio system with an 8-inch touch screen. Options include a five-camera surround camera system, a 17-speaker Meridian audio system, adaptive cruise control, parallel park assist and blind spot monitoring. According to critics, the Evoque's touch screen can be slow to respond and its menus are confusing.

  • "If you're smitten by the 2015 Evoque's stunning looks, we understand. Otherwise, though, it's tough to recommend this Brit over its talented international rivals." -- Edmunds
  • "There's always a price to be paid for being fashionable, and in the case of the 2015 Evoque luxury SUV from Land Rover, that price is a cramped rear seat and diminished cargo space." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • "But seriously the Evoque is pretty good. Go ahead and get one." -- Jalopnik (2013)

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Reviewers say the Lincoln MKC has ample engine power, sporty handling and an attractive cabin. Test drivers are impressed with the MKC's quiet cabin at speed and note that it rides comfortably.

The Acura RDX has ample rear-seat space, according to reviewers, and it offers more cargo space than the Evoque. Critics like its straightforward navigation and audio controls, and they say its standard V6 engine feels very responsive.

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Details: 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

The 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque seats up to five, has standard four-wheel drive and is available in either a two- or four-door body style. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a nine-speed automatic transmission are standard. There are seven trim levels, ranging from the base Pure trim to the top Autobiography Dynamic trim. The Evoque is largely unchanged since it debuted for the 2012 model year. As a result, this overview uses applicable research and reviews from the 2012 through 2015 model years.

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Review Last Updated: 12/19/14

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