Land Rover Range Rover Evoque review

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22 Feb 2016 12:20 | Last updated: 18 Sep 2018 18:10

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When a car maker turns a glitzy motor show concept into a production model, the end result is usually disappointing, with the changes needed to make it road legal taking away much of the visual impact. However, the Range Rover Evoque proves this doesn't have to be the case.

Inspired by Land Rover's LRX concept, the Evoque is the baby of the Range Rover line-up, designed to offer all the appeal of the company’s prestige SUVs in a smaller, stylish and more affordable package.

The Evoque’s pricing puts it in competition with a wide variety of small SUVs. Cheaper versions go head to head with the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, while top-spec Evoques are more in line with sporty SUVs such as the Porsche Macan.

It is available only with four-cylinder engines, but with a selection of more powerful diesel and petrol engines introduced this year, you can now pick an Evoque that offers pretty brisk straight-line pace or stick with the regular diesels if your priority swings more towards efficiency.

Read on over the next few pages for everything you need to know before buying an Evoque, including our recommendations for the best engine, trim and options.

 

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There are 5 trims available for the Range Rover Evoque 4x4. Click to see details.See all versions
SE
This is the cheapest trim, and is the one to go for provided you’re not set on having sat-nav, as it comes with more than just the essential kit. Heated leather seats, dual-zone climate control, 18...View trim
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SE Tech
Our favourite trim gets everything that’s standard on the SE, but adds sat-nav, a heated windscreen, an electrically adjustable passenger seat, interior and exterior styling tweaks, and xenon (inst...View trim
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Landmark
We are yet to try out this variant...View trim
Fuel Petrol, Diesel
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HSE Dynamic
This trim adds mostly style tweaks, such as illuminated tread plates and 20in alloys, but it also gets an upgraded audio system, full electric seat adjustment (including lumbar support) and more su...View trim
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HSE Dynamic Lux
Adds a fixed panoramic glass roof, a self-parking system, audio system upgrade and blind-spot monitoring among other upgrades. However, it pushes the Evoque’s price into territory that it struggles...View trim
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£41,240
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