Range Rover Evoque: the rivals

  • The Evoque's key rivals
  • Compare the cars here
  • Our verdict on each
Audi Q3
What is it? Audi’s smallest – and newest – ‘Q’ model. It goes on sale in November and goes head-to-head with the likes of the VW Tiguan and Ford Kuga, as well as pricier rivals such as the Range Rover Evoque.

For:
Sensible pricing
High-quality cabin
Good to drive

Against:
Unadventurous styling
Some rivals are more practical
Limited off-road ability

Price range: £24,560-£31,360

Find out more here:
Audi Q3 review



Audi Q5
What is it? Audi’s mid-size ‘Q’ model; a practical family car. All versions have four-wheel drive.

For:
Sharp handling
Very well equipped
Strong residual values

Against:
Firm ride
Offset pedals
Rather pricey

Price range: £28,000-£40,765

Find out more here:
Audi Q5 review



BMW X1
What is it? The smallest member of BMW’s 'X' family. It's close in size – if not price - to the Evoque and is offered with a range of three 2.0-litre diesel engines. It's available with front- or four-wheel drive.

For:
Sharp handling
Low CO2 emissions
Well equipped

Against:
Some cheap-looking cabin trim
Refinement could be better
Firm ride

Price range: £24,420-£31,425

Find out more here:
BMW X1 review



BMW X3
What is it? The middle sibling in BMW’s 'X' family. It's bigger than an Evoque and more of a family car than the X1. Available with two trims and two engines, all with four-wheel drive.

For:
Enjoyable to drive
Very low CO2 emissions
Practical cabin

Against:
Clunky manual gearbox
Rather gruff diesel engine
Centre tunnel limits flexibility

Price range: £31,140-£39,625

Find out more here:
BMW X3 review



Mini Countryman
What is it? The Countryman is Mini’s largest model yet. It comes with a choice of four- or five-seat layouts and a range of personalisation options. Lots of engines and trims to choose from, and the choice of front- or four-wheel drive.

For:
Affordable to buy and own
Should hold its value well
Good standard equipment

Against:
Not as much fun as a Mini hatchback
Limited interior space
Too much road noise

Price range: £16,345-£23,190

Find out more here:
Mini Countryman review



Volkswagen Tiguan
What is it? The Tiguan is Volkswagen’s recently face-lifted compact SUV, with updated styling and more efficient engines. As before, it’s a sound ownership prospect and all versions are good to drive. Escape trim adds a more rugged front bumper and extra off-road kit.

For:
Low running costs
Excellent ride and handling
Classy image

Against:
Unadventurous styling
Mediocre performance
Rear visibility could be better

Price range: £21,085-£28,020

Find out more here:
Volkswagen Tiguan driven



Worth waiting for?

Porsche Cajun
A baby brother for the Cayenne. Porsche has confirmed that the Cajun will be built, but nothing beyond that. It’s likely to be based on the Audi Q5, with prices starting at around £40,000 and a launch date in early 2013.

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