Deal of the day: Range Rover Evoque

  •  Save more than £1500 on the stylish Range Rover Evoque
  •  Well judged driving manners mean it's supple over bumps
  •  Strong resale values bring added reassurance for buyers

We scour the internet broker sites to bring you big discounts on new cars every week. The brokers work with UK main dealers to offer these savings on the latest models.

The car: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 2.2 SD4 Pure
The saving: £1570
The discounted price: £29,934
The broker: carfile.net

For
The Range Rover Evoque is the brand's smallest vehicle but still manages to be as desirable as its larger siblings. Its chunky exterior is complemented by a high-quality and plush cabin.

Fitted with the more powerful 187bhp 2.2-litre diesel, our favourite SD4 Pure model is flexible from low revs and continues to feel strong as speeds rise. This model comes with all-wheel drive for added reassurance when conditions get tricky.

The ride is well judged over UK roads, managing to contain the body movements while being supple over broken surfaces, and the steering is accurate. Engine noise also fades into the background when on the move.

Resale values are strong and there’s a two-wheel-drive 148bhp version that is better suited to company car buyers. Even entry-level Pure spec gets lots of kit, including leather upholstery, touch-screen infotainment and heated front seats.

Against
It has higher fuel consumption and emits more CO2 than virtually all its rivals, which means it’ll cost more to run.

Land Rover has had a patchy record for reliability and was rated below average on the most recent JD Power survey.

Refinement is another area where the Evoque suffers. Wind noise builds up around the door mirrors and road noise is also intrusive on cars with larger alloys. Rear seat passengers may also find themselves getting claustrophobic in the dark cabin.

Rear visibility is compromised by a very shallow rear window, meaning it’s difficult to manoeuvre the car in tight spaces. The boot is slightly small for the class, and the combination of a high floor and rear-seats that don’t fold flat mean it’s not that practical.

Should I add any options?
Considering you pay a premium for the prestige of owning an Evoque, and that the basic Pure is well equipped, we’d avoid inflating the price any further.

If you must, a 17-speaker audio system is available, as are infotainment screens for the rear-seat passengers.

What next?
Head to carfile.net and select Land Rover and Evoque from the drop-down menus to see the full range of deals available.

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