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5-Star: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque OVERVIEW
The Range Rover Evoque is the best-selling Land Rover in the manufacturer’s line-up. A solid combination of styling, quality and value has earned this versatile luxury crossover more than 165 awards since its release in 2011, not to mention a loyal following of driving enthusiasts.
What's New for 2016
A new infotainment system that’s easier to navigate will offer screen-swiping capabilities, smartphone style. The Evoque will be the first Land Rover to offer all-LED adaptive headlamps for superior night visibility and safety. A new front bumper enhances the crossover’s modern, beefy design, while an extended interior and exterior color palette, as well as three additional alloy wheel designs have been added to the already large range of options. The trim level designations have been renamed SE, SE Premium, HSE and HSE Dynamic to align the model with the Range Rover family of products.
The 2016 Evoque continues with the same platform but has been fitted with lighter materials to enhance fuel efficiency and performance. These improvements make the model the most fuel-efficient vehicle Land Rover has ever produced with reported figures of 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway.
Choosing Your Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
The Evoque comes available with a large range of options, making it as customizable as you need it to be. For 2016, there are 13 exterior colors and 14 interior color combinations. It may be beautiful, but there’s brawn built into it with a 2-liter 240-horsepower powertrain. It is, after all, a Land Rover.
All Evoques are four-wheel drive and engineered to be just at home adeptly four-wheeling in rough terrain as they are during a leisurely weekend drive to the country club. A series of full-time electronic systems keep the driver in confident control through all conditions. The Adaptive Dynamic System tunes the suspension while features like Terrain Response, Hill Descent Control (HDC), Dynamic and Roll Stability Controls, coupled with a nine-speed automatic transmission that paddle shifts into sport mode, means no terrain is off limits.
A three-door coupe version is available in the SE Premium and HSE Dynamic trims.
The four trim packages are:
There's more than a $12,000 difference between the SE and the HSE Dynamic, while additional upgrades can add up quickly. The SE Premium package is our pick. For a little more than $3,000, it adds rugged styling and enough features to make it the best value.