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Editors' Page: 2014 Range Rover Evoque

By Allyson Harwood on March 17, 2014 5:58 PM
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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. It 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 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

In our full review of the 2014 Range Rover Evoque we noted, "Over the road, the Evoque feels polished and sophisticated yet sporty and maneuverable. The body doesn't lean or bounce around too much, the steering feels right, and the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine produces plenty of power for quick acceleration, or relaxed cruising."

What's New, What's Next

The 2014 model year brought a new 9-speed transmission and an efficiency-enhancing all-wheel drive system, while 2015 promises premium Evoque Autobiography versions.

Owners Speak

Owner reviews of the Evoque are more mixed than for other SUVs in the class, but styling and handling are common praises. Fuel economy and shift quality were recurring complaints, both of which have been addressed for 2014 with the new transmission. KBB.com visitor and Evoque owner Aeremis sums it up: "This thing is awesome given that you can accept the drawbacks here and there, but hey, what relationship doesn't have its flaws?" Read more Range Rover Evoque consumer reviews.

Build and Price

The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque starts around $42,000 and can top $62,000 fully loaded. Build and price your own 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque to unlock its Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.

Others to Consider

The BMW X3, Audi Q5 and Mercedes-Benz GLK are obvious competitors, but the sporty and boldly styled Infiniti QX70 is another interesting option for some buyers. For even more options, check out our list of the 10 Best Luxury SUVs.

 

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