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Used test: Range Rover Evoque vs Volvo XC40 costs

At four years old, these luxurious SUVs are around £14,000 cheaper than their respective new car prices, but is the Evoque or XC40 the better buy?...

Used 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque right panning

Buying and owning

Costs, equipment, reliability, safety and security

After four years on the used car market, the Range Rover Evoque and Volvo XC40 have landed at around £25,000 each. Both cars have depreciated almost the same amount and we'd expect them to carry on having similar residual values as they age further. 

Despite the Evoque's mild-hybrid tech helping it, the XC40 beat its fuel economy during our testing. The Evoque averaged 33.8mpg, while the XC40 managed 37.3mpg. 

Volvo XC40 driving

The XC40 should be cheaper to insure, due to its lower insurance group (of 29). It should set you back around £790, while the Evoque's group 33 puts its costs at around £865. 

For a service of the Evoque, we were quoted £532 via Land Rover. We couldn't get a quote from Volvo, but dealers will sell you a service of the XC40 from £350. 

If you go for either model, you'll get heated front seats, dual-zone climate control and alloy wheels. The XC40 has privacy glass, while the Evoque doesn't. Keyless entry was an optional extra from new on both cars, although it was pricier on the XC40 (because you had to buy the Convenience Pack). On the other hand, metallic paint would've set the original owner of the Evoque back more than it would have the XC40 owner. 

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque infotainment RHD

Euro NCAP awarded both the XC40 and Evoque five stars for safety. If you drill into the detail, the XC40 racked up a few more points here and there, but both are very protective of their occupants. 

In terms of reliability, the Evoque placed 36th out of 39 cars in the family car class of our 2022 What Car? Reliability Survey. The XC40 fared better, ranking ninth in diesel form. As brands, Land Rover came 31st out of 32 manufacturers – needless to say, this is poor – and Volvo finished in 17th. 

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