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Lovely car -shame about the auto gearbox & consumption
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2.2 SD4 Dynamic 5dr Auto (Review date: 10th February '14)
The car drives well and can cart a small family around with ease. The boot is compact, probably smaller than a golf. Comfort levels are as expected and the controls and interior is good quality. The small proportions are not reflected in the consumption. Do NOT believe the official figures, you will not get more than 30mpg around town. My wife has never averaged over 26mpg and even when I drove sensibly on a motorway (all be it with a fairly full load) I could only manage 40mpg.
The biggest downfall with the car is the automatic gearbox. It is the worst I have used on a modern car. It is ponderous, non-repsonsive and will get you in trouble if you are in a hurry. It is something that my wife can live with, but if the car was mine it would drive me nuts.
We haven't had any reliability issues and the car is regularly used off road where it performs admirably.
Fantastic multi purpose vehicle
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2.2 SD4 Dynamic 5dr Auto (Review date: 5th December '13)
This car is the best I've owned so far. It has been used for 4x4 rough tracks, as I compete in mountain bike events. I can give a quick clean and it's been used as a chav chariot to posh restaurants.
Fuel economy is around 30mpg not bad as it's a proper 4x4, not a pretend 2wd, which switches eventually to some sort of 4x4 system.
Motorway journey's can see well into the 40mpg, so I don't see the issues?
In my opinion best option to go far is the panoramic sunroof and contrasting roof which makes it look squat like the coupe version.
The only cons are the 20" wheels when that white stuff appears on our roads. I have purchased some 18" wheels with winter tyres for Â£800 and this thing is unstoppable in snow. I live in the Pennines and I haven't got stuck yet, which annoys my defender friends :-)
The evoque handles like any car especially in dynamic mode with plenty of pulling power 190bhp.
I cannot praise this car enough!!
2wd delivers economy
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2.2 eD4 Pure 5dr 2WD (Review date: 2nd October '13)
I've owned my Evoque for a year now and driven 20k miles. Overall it is a cracking car - stylish, high levels of standard equipment, great to drive (much more like a car than an SUV), nice detailing inside, feels like a baby Range Rover.
Couple of niggles - manual gearbox could be smoother, not quick from standstill though fine through the gears, it's not that practical (especially the boot) and the start/stop mechanism is completely pointless and gets frustrating in traffic yet you can't permanently disable it.
I get 40mpg round town without trying and 50mpg on the motorway without holding back so it seems like the manual gearbox and 2wd make it much more economical. I'm sure an exec saloon would be more efficient but not half as interesting!
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2.2 SD4 Dynamic 5dr [Lux Pack] (Review date: 17th September '13)
While the shape of the Evoque may be a change from the usual Land Rover outline, it hides a spacious interior, which is detailed to a high specification, with nothing overlooked.
From the key-less entry system to the split screen display that allows you to view the SatNav while the passenger watches TV, the smaller details have all been considered. There is a chunky feel of substance and quality not found in other cars that gives the impression that the Evoque is manufatured to a high standard.
I was particulary impressed by the little touches of elegance, such as the image of a Land Rover climbing a hill projected onto the ground when the dorrs are first unlocked, combined with the intuitive elegance of the control panels and touch screen system.
Ideal for families, and more than comfortable for all on long journeys, the Evoque has a design and feel to it that does not leave you wanting more.
The 4WD system is also easy to use, at the touch of a button, making the car equally practical on and off the road. In cities, the ease of handling, sensors and cameras, make parking a breeze, while motorways reveal the full comfort and ability of the Dynamic model.
It is a car that offers a functionality ahead of its time, and will not easily become overtaken or outdated.
More fashion than farmer
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2.2 SD4 Pure 5dr (Review date: 6th July '13)
My friend and colleague kindly lent me her much admired Evoque for 48 hours. I was quite excited at the prospect but after 48 hours have to admit happy to hand the keys back.
It has a really stylish and nicely crafted interior but at the end of the day it is a really feminine car, with little highlights and accessories. This seems strangely at odds with its 4x4 roots. I live in the country and commute 100 miles a day and this car felt strangely out of place in the country. Itâs too manicured.
At a practical level the performance was better than I expected and the mid-range acceleration is good. Link this to good sound suppression and it makes a good motorway car. However the fuel consumption is dire. I drove this manual version quite gently for 150 miles of largely motorway cruising and only achieved 35 mpg. The engine stop start facility is silly because after a very short time the facility de-activates because it detects that the battery is going flat. Surely they should have put a larger capacity battery in.
Overall itâs a really nice suburban car for a lady but I am happy to have saved Â£10,000 and drive my slightly more crude but honest and more economical Kia Sportage.
Great to drive but very poor mpg
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2.2 SD4 Pure 5dr Auto [Tech Pack] (Review date: 1st November '12)
I have owned my evoque for 6 months now and, in general, really like the car. In my opinion it looks fantastic and the interior is first class. The car's standard kit is very generous with heated leather, iPod, Bluetooth, superb stereo, USB etc. it's not the most spacious but absolutely fine for my needs.
Generally, I am not a huge fan of SUVs or crossovers as they are usually far poorer to drive that the equivalent car. The evoque is a revaluation for a 4wd suv. It handles incredibly well and is great fun to drive. Even with 20" alloys, it also rides very well.
Performance is good with plenty of low down torque. The auto box is quick but tends to hold onto gears a bit too long so I use the flappy paddles far more than I would normally.
My biggest gripe is the fuel consumption which is woeful. On average I get late 20mpgs. Even on motorways doing 70 or so I cannot get it above 34mpg. My last car was a 3 litre twin turbo 3 series and it would average 34 and get 40 on a long run. It also had almost 300bhp and was very quick!
Overall, the evoque is a very good car, is stunning inside and rides and handles unlike any suv. If only the fuel consumption was better.
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LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2.2 SD4 Prestige 5dr Auto (Review date: 28th October '12)
I had one of the very first Evoques and it was the 5 door SD4 Auto Prestige in Orkney grey.
It's looks sold it to me and I have never been asked about a car as many times as when driving the Evoque. I found the build quality very good, the tech was also good and the standard kit in the Prestige high. Room in the back is surprisingly good. It drove much more car like than 4X4 and could hustle along quite well.
On the minus side the purchasing dealership was dire, in fact the worst experience that I've ever come across in purchasing many more than 30 cars during my driving life. The economy isn't great to be honest unless you do long gentle runs. I do most short urban trips and was getting an average of 28MPG, when I get 27MPG out of my current V8 TDI Touareg over the same routes.
The boot is virtually the same size as a VW Golf, so don't believe the LR figures because they measure the volume to the roof, whereas most measure to the window level. The worst features are the engine and the slow witted six speed auto. It needs more power and an 8 speed. Great part ex price though
evoque is the kings new clothes
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2.2 SD4 Pure 3dr (Review date: 2nd February '12)
yes it has the looks and all the new technology and gadgets BUT still has the dire land rover build quality and APPALLING fuel consumption.
the stated mpg's are a complete con and they refuse to qualify just how they achieved them.
i have driven 3500 miles at all speeds, conditions and driving styles and cannot get anything like the claimed figures.
so if you dont mind 28mpg from a 2.2l diesel then buy one!
Love at first keyless entry
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2.2 SD4 Prestige 5dr Auto [Lux Pack] (Review date: 28th October '11)
Yesterday I went to test drive a used Audi Q5 & ended up buying an Evoque which I drove away today. A local dealer had taken delivery of a cancelled order literally 10 minutes before my arrival, & despite my intention to spend half as much and come away with a different car, I couldn't keep my eyes off the Evoque.
I love gadgets & this car played massively into my achilles heel. Even the cream interior didn't put me off. Id have preferred black but after just one day it has massively grown on me.
The engine is quiet in the cabin. It's not exactly 'sxxx off a shovel', which Im happy to leave behind in my 20s. It almost feels like it drives itself - the steering is light & in all the 70 miles now on the clock I haven't had a single moment of wobblyness or fear.
Sound system sounds great. You can stream music over bluetooth from your phone & there's a dedicated iPod USB socket in the armrest area. There's a separate USB socket (just charging) and an AUX IN socket.
Touchscreen is brilliant. You get Freeview TV as well as DAB/FM etc. The dual-screen mode means the passenger can watch TV while all the driver can see is the Sat Nav etc - the driver cannot watch TV when the car is moving, understandably. They also supply wireless headphones for the passenger so they can hear the TV while you hear Satnav directions. It's simply brilliant.
There are 5 cameras: 2 front, one back, two side - you can see kerb views (v. handy), & the parking aids & on-screen guides are perfect. The park assist is scary but brilliant with you controlling the brake & the car steering itself into a parallel parking space. Quite a leap of faith using that the first time, but then you just find reasons to park to watch it move itself!
At night theres mood lighting which you can alter in touchscreen menu (blue through to red). The biggest "Nice touch" moment was unlocking the car in the dark and noticing the wing mirror shines a spotlight down with the Evoque logo in it.
There's all the usual labour-saving lights/wipers, cruise control & in this 4wd version, hill decline and terrain settings which I haven't played with yet.
Got so much more to say, but stopped by the character limit. Go test drive one anyway, it's a head-turner!