For 2015, Reverse Traffic Detection is added to the Blind Spot Monitor system, while Perpendicular Parking Assist becomes part of the Advanced Park Assist package. Pure and Pure Plus trims can be equipped with Smart Key, HDD navigation with off-road navigation maps and intuitive voice control.
Although it has only been on the market for two years, the 2014 Range Rover Evoque gets substantial upgrades. Foremost is the new 9-speed automatic transmission, which helps improve fuel economy and acceleration, and lessen overall emissions. The exterior also gets a few noteworthy alterations, and there's a new suite of driver-assist features, including active cruise control.
Brand-new last year, for 2013 the Evoque line gets a new, more affordable base model, the Pure. Also there's a new Park Assist option that manages the steering when parallel parking, and the available navigation system now incorporates Land Rover's Off-Road Navigation.
Can an off-road-capable SUV double as an ultramodern work of art and still be taken seriously? It can if it's Land Rover's 2015 Range Rover Evoque compact-luxury SUV. The Evoque takes it to competitors like the BMW X3 and Audi Q5 by offering styling that's supercar slick, and then tossing in a truly off-road-capable suspension and all-wheel-drive (AWD) system. Rubbing salt in the wound is the 3-door Evoque coupe, a unique vehicle in this segment that should hold strong appeal to those seeking exclusivity in their daily ride. A 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged engine attached to a lightweight body provides power to all five of the Evoque's diverse trims.
By Aeremis on Thursday, December 20, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,700overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Feature packed, great looks, off road capable"
Cons: "New model bugs, could use more storage"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"You definitely get what you pay for. Camparable crossovers (VW Toureg, BMW X3/X5, Audi Q5, etc.) may start off less, but once you add the options to match the pure plus w/premium package, the others end up being way more than the evoque. Value 8/10: For the amount of features you get and the luxury brand name, it's a decent price. Reliability 6/10: While I've had no safety issues, I've still had to bring the vehicle in for minor things here and there. It's a real pain in the rear when you live about 100 miles from the nearest dealership, not to the mention the unnecessary miles you have to put on your car. From reading other owner reviews, it seems this is a mixed bag and some have problems while others have seen nothing. Too early to tell though. Quality 8/10: excellent materials and well assembled, but I do have to ding a couple points since things are already "breaking" so soon. Driving Dynamics 9/10: Solid performance, great feel, good fuel economy. -1 point as there is noticeable turbo lag and if you don't feather the throttle properly, the sudden turbo kick can be quite unexpected. Design 10/10: There's no denying it. This thing looks amazing. From the head turning headlights and body lines, to the luxurious interior, the Evoque definitely has the "wow" factor. Comfort & Convenience 8/10: While it fits 4-5 adults quite comfortably, the storage is lacking. Not that big of a deal as a city cruiser/commuter. This can be remedied by laying down the rear seats, but you give up the rear seating. It can also be offset by having roof rails, but they aren't standard like a lot of other crossovers in this price range and cost quite a bit as a separate accessory. Overall 8/10: This thing is awesome given that you can accept the drawbacks here and there, but hey what relationship doesn't have its flaws? The things that I've had issues with so far aren't bad considering that you keep in mind that this is a first year model. Overall, I love my Evoque!"
25 people out of 25 found this review helpful
By eEK on Thursday, February 07, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,125overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Cons: "Everything else"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Bought car January 2. Towed after 1 week. All warning lights came on no power steering, car would not shift to another gear. Everything. Took one week to repair. Module replaced. Smart keys stopped working this week. Called everyone to complain. Called first time and this time also. Said I have warranty and they stand behind. No help. Poor service to make sure car one month old repaired. I have owned 20 cars from for focus to Infiniti and this is the worst. Car towed again today."
53 people out of 57 found this review helpful
By mark on Sunday, June 17, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,100overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Beautiful to look at."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This SUV is so comfortable it unbelievable and the seats are the best I've ever sat in. The steering is so responsive and turns on a dime. I hope you like attention because that what you'll get driving one. Gas mileage is good. The engine is fast and willing. It's works well off road. Love the 825 watt stereo."
12 people out of 13 found this review helpful