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.
Land Rover's rugged-yet-luxurious Range Rover line has long appealed to the well-heeled and adventurous elite. But with rising gas prices and ever-more-stringent environmental standards, even the mighty Range Rover needs to adapt. Attracting younger fans away from BMW X3 and Audi Q5 models won't hurt either. Enter the 2014 Range Rover Evoque, a sleek and stylish compact SUV that comes in 5-door and 3-door coupe flavors and five trim levels that Land Rover calls "design themes." With an efficient 240-horsepower turbo-4 engine, good aerodynamics and a small, lightweight body, the all-wheel-drive (AWD) Evoque reinterprets the classic Range Rover formula with a renewed sense of style and a newfound environmental conscience.
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!"
23 people out of 23 found this review helpful
By uncle john on Tuesday, February 18, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,100overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Cons: "rear vision limited"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"bought may 2012. paddle shift is a dream. takes a hard corner like it's on rails. some tire noise, but not obtrusive. interior leather beautiful and wears well. great passing ability at high speed. floats on trips like a butterfly. it's a pleasure in every since of the word."
7 people out of 7 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."
49 people out of 53 found this review helpful