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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. I’d 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 I’m 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 there’s 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!
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 2.2 SD4 Prestige 3dr (Review date: 4th August '11)
I have been driving the pre production car for many months and i am still amazed at the evoques all round abilities, especially on Britains pot hole ridden road system. Space inside is comparable to a ford focus which is more than adiquate for most. Buy one and you will be the envy of all your friends.