What should I look for in a used Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 4x4?
The Evoque will have been used on school runs and commuting trips as well as for family holidays, so check the bodywork for car park scuffs and the alloy wheels for any kerb damage, and check everything works in the interior, especially the seat operation.
Although it is unlikely, some Evoques might have been taken off road; it is a Land Rover, after all. So, have a look underneath for evidence of off-road damage such as dented panels, caked-on mud or broken bits of plastic.
What are the most common problems with a used Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 4x4?
Unfortunately, it seems build quality can be variable on the Evoque.
Most problems centre on the non-engine electrics, especially around the air-con and sat-nav units, with gearbox woes a close second, followed by engine and suspension issues. Automatic gearbox problems on the Evoque are fairly common. These gearbox problems can vary greatly and can be caused from a software fault to actuator problems, right up to problems with the gearbox itself.
There are known issues with the tailgate alignment on the Evoque. This poor alignment can also mean that the reversing camera on the dashboard could be slightly out of alignment and therefore leave you without the full picture.
On vehicles with engine start-stop technology, the flywheel is prone to early wear due to the continual starting and stopping. If you feel excessive vibration through the clutch pedal, this will be the most likely cause.
There have been eight recalls for the Evoque so far, including for fuel leaks, short circuits and the front passenger airbag not deploying in an accident. It would be worth your while contacting your local Land Rover dealer to find out if your car is affected and whether it still needs any remedial work carried out.
Is a used Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 4x4 reliable?
The Evoque didn’t feature well in the most recent What Car? Reliability Survey, finishing 23rd out of a group of 25 large SUVs. Land Rover as a brand fared even worse, finishing in 30th place out of 31 manufacturers.