What's the used Land Rover Range Rover Evoque like?
It’s widely acknowledged that part of the reason for the extraordinary growth in popularity of the SUV over recent years has been the attractive tonka-toy styling these cars enjoy. That being the case, the success of the chunky Range Rover Evoque over the last few years has come as no surprise to anyone - with its eye-catching, concept car styling, it still has the ability to turn heads and win hearts.
Its premium badge only adds to that appeal, as does its surprisingly good on-road and off-road capabilities. Underneath the skin the Evoque, which can be found as a front-wheel drive or four-wheel drive car, shares parts with the old Freelander, but, thanks to the extensive use of aluminium and plastics in the body, the newer car is lighter and more agile.
Its 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.
Performance has always been good if not stunning. It’s available only with four-cylinder engines, petrol or more popular diesel, but you can pick an Evoque that offers pretty brisk straight-line pace or stick with the regular diesels if your priority swings more towards efficiency and miles per gallon.
There are plenty of trim levels to choose from, too, but whichever one you find on the used car forecourt you’ll still get a handsomely equipped car, as even the most basic SE version comes with plenty of kit.
Of course its popularity means that used examples are highly sought after and not necessarily cheap to buy. Its showroom and visual appeal is still second to none, and its dynamics are able enough to make it the premium compact SUV of choice for many.