Used Car: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review
Automotive journalists liked the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque’s strong off-road abilities and handsome cabin, but it has a low reliability rating for the class.
Powering the 2013 Range Rover Evoque is a turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Reviewers said that the Evoque accelerates quickly, and some added that the transmission shifts seamlessly. According to the EPA, the Range Rover Evoque gets 20/28 mpg city/highway, which is good for an all-wheel drive SUV. Although most reviewers said the steering is too light, they agreed that the 2013 Evoque is easy to maneuver and has a compliant ride and poised handling. The Evoque comes with Land Rover's Terrain Response system, which lets you choose drive modes for different types of terrain. Reviewers wrote that the Evoque is a capable off-road SUV and easily handles ruts and muddy roads.
The 2013 Evoque is available in two- and four-door models. Test drivers said the 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has an attractive cabin and they enjoyed its large available sunroof and rich leather upholstery. According to critics, cabin space in the five-seat Range Rover Evoque is good in front seats. However, they said the Evoque’s low roofline and small rear and side windows limit visibility and rear-seat space, especially in two-door models. Standard features include remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control stereo, a USB port, Bluetooth and an 11-speaker Meridian audio system with an 8-inch touch screen. Available features include a navigation system, a 360-degree surround camera system, a panoramic sunroof, a 17-speaker Meridian stereo system, parallel parking assist, a rear-seat entertainment system and satellite radio. While some reviewers found the infotainment and climate controls intuitive, others said they are slow to respond. The four-door Evoque offers up to 51 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded, while two-door models have 47.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Both models have less cargo space than most rivals.
Other SUVs to Consider
The 2013 Acura RDX has one of the highest reliability ratings in the class, and test drivers were impressed with its V6 engine’s ample power. They also liked the RDX’s roomy rear seats and abundance of cargo space.
The 2013 Audi Q5 comes standard with all-wheel drive, and reviewers said it has sporty handling and is fun to drive. Test drivers praised the Q5’s opulent, comfortable interior, and it has more cargo space than the Evoque.