2016 Range Rover Evoque Buyer's Guide

By Allyson Harwood on February 26, 2016 11:00 AM

Big Style and Luxury in Range Rover's Smallest Package

Arguably the most stylish compact luxury SUV on the road, the Range Rover Evoque also holds the distinction of being the only SUV in the class available in a 2-door configuration. The Evoque doesn't offer all the off-road abilities of its storied Range Rover siblings, but the more urban-oriented Evoque is nevertheless a well-rounded utility at home on the highway or off the pavement. Competing with SUVs like the BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC (previously known as the GLK) is no easy task, but the Evoque makes its case with standout style and greater practicality than its form-over-function design would suggest.

Driving Impressions

"On pavement the Evoque rides, drives and handles like a fine sports sedan that just happens to be taller. Ride motions are controlled and smooth, steering is direct, it takes curves with the best of them and the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine can quickly put pavement in the mirror." Find more driving impressions in our 2016 Range Rover Evoque full review.

Range Rover Evoque Convertible


Coming to dealerships in mid-2016, the newest member of the Evoque lineup will be the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Convertible. It's based on the Evoque Coupe and is powered by a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with a 9-speed automatic transmission. Pricing is said to start at just over $51,000.

Owners Speak

Owner reviews of the Evoque are more mixed than for other SUVs in the class, but styling and handling are common praises, and fuel economy was a recurring complaint. KBB.com visitor and Evoque owner 1st RR has this to say: "The AWD works really well in the snow, the car feels steady and capable. Gas is mileage is averaging 20-21 mpg, lower than expected. Handling is very good. Ride quality is not great but not harsh either. The light colored interior looks really good, gets positive comments." Read more Range Rover Evoque consumer reviews.

Build and Price

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque starts around $42,000 and can top $75,000 fully loaded. Build and price your own 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Long-Term Evaluation

Kelley Blue Book evaluated a certified pre-owned Evoque over the course of a year. Check out our first impressions of the smallest Range Rover, our opinions of the Evoque's comfort, and what we think of the small luxury SUV's design.

More Small Luxury SUVs

The BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLC (previously known as the GLK) are obvious competitors, but check out our Compact Luxury SUV Buyer's Guide to get your best view of the whole segment. 

Photo Gallery: Range Rover Evoque Inside and Out