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Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review

£31,130 - £55,560
Published: 13 Jan 2015


What is it like to drive?

The ride and handling people have pulled off something a bit special here. The Evoque might be a Rangie, but there’s nothing wallowy about the way it corners. It attacks windy roads like an excited hot hatch, but still rides with the class of its big brother. This is a very well-rounded machine, and although purists might think it’s some fancy bit of chintz, it’s still a grafter when the road turns brown.

We’ve driven the Evoque to the Scottish Highlands, across an Icelandic glacier and over mammoth dunes in Dubai. And it didn’t slip up once. More recently, we've been driving it in 2015 guise, relishing the addition of that 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine. It's a huge step on from the rattly old 2.2, and makes the choice of engine almost a no-brainer. Even so, there’s still a turbocharged petrol for those who fancy going from zero to sixty in 7.1 seconds (and making a lot of fuss in the process). 

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The bulk of the range is all-wheel drive, but there is a fuel-sipping front-drive eD4 variant too - although most buyers seem to think a manual gearbox in an evoque isn't the done thing and still go for the 4WD TD4 auto. 

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Highlights from the range

the fastest

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1.5 P300e Evoque Edition 5dr Auto
  • 0-626.4s
  • CO2
  • BHP300
  • MPG
  • Price£50,995

the cheapest

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2.0 D165 5dr 2WD
  • 0-6210.1s
  • CO2
  • BHP163
  • MPG
  • Price£31,505

the greenest

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 1.5 P300e HSE 5dr Auto
  • 0-626.4s
  • CO243.0g/km
  • BHP300
  • MPG
  • Price£51,075

Variants We Have Tested

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