Nearly seven years after its introduction, the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is still one of the brand's best-selling vehicles. With its coupe-like styling and luxury features, the Evoque looks a lot more expensive than the numbers on its price tag. Those looking to enjoy sunny weather or really stick out of the crowded SUV segment can opt for the Rang Rover Evoque Convertible.
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Overview
What's New for 2018
For the 2018 model year, the Range Rover Evoque gets two new 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engines – one that produces 237 horsepower and another that generates 286 hp. There are three new trims for the five-door lineup, which include the HSE Dynamic, Autobigoraphy, and Evoque Landmark Edition. SUVs that come with the more powerful engine now feature a sportier front end.
New features have also been added in the cabin, too. Auto-dimming exterior mirrors are standard on the HSE trim level and up, while the available wifi connectivity has been upgraded to 4G speeds. Lastly, there's a new Lunar/Ivory interior color scheme on the SE Dynamic Convertible and a Dark Sport Textured trim finisher is standard throughout the entire lineup, except for the Autobiography and Landmark Edition trims.
Choosing Your Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
The Range Rover Evoque is available in a five-door model and a convertible body style, as well. The standard powertrain for both body styles is a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 237 hp and 251 pound-feet of torque. A more powerful version of the motor that generates 286 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque is available on higher-end trims. Both engines are paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission. As this is a Land Rover, all-wheel drive is standard.
Go with the 237-hp model and you can expect an EPA-estimated 22 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. The more potent Evoque and the Evoque Convertible each net 21 city, 29 highway, and 24 combined.
Despite its athletic design, the Range Rover Evoque is versatile with a cargo capacity of 20.3 cubic feet with the second row in place. With the second row folded down, cargo capacity in the SUV expands to 51 cubic feet.
While the Range Rover Evoque is styled for the road and emphasizes sportiness on tarmac, the SUV still has some of the off-roading prowess as its larger stable mates. The SUV comes with All-Terrain Progress Control (essentially cruise control for traveling off-road), Land Rover's awesome Terrain Response system which configure the Evoque's systems to suit the terrain, Hill Descent Control, and Gradient Release Control. While the majority of Range Rover Evoque owners won't go off-roading, the SUV is more than capable of traveling off the beaten path.
The five-door body style is available in eight trims, while the convertible is offered in two trims.
While the convertible Evoque is quirky and striking all at the same time, the five-door HSE trim is the one we'd go with. The model comes with a good mix of convenience and tech features as standard, including a rearview camera. The Driver Assistance and Cold Climate Convenience Packages are worth the additional costs. For consumers that absolutely want to go with a convertible, the SE Dynamic is the better value.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a small and stylish sport utility vehicle that brings the brand to a more accessible price point. While many people may see the Evoque as a sort of automotive fashion accessory, it's still capable of significant off-road capability while offering the luxury features that defines the Range Rover brand. Oh, and they make a convertible version if you're one of those people who want a drop-top SUV.
The best value for the expansive Evoque line lies with the HSE trim with the base engine option. The 237-horsepower is plenty for 90 percent of the people who shop for an Evoque, and the extra power doesn't make the little SUV feel like it can move a mountain. Instead, you'll get the pocket-sized Range Rover with enough equipment to give it the feel of its bigger brothers at a reasonable price. The HSE adds 12-way adjustable leather seats, interior mood lighting, and a premium sound system to the previous offerings, giving you a serious amount of luxury for your money.
As for options, the Cold Weather Package is a must-have as heated seats are essentially a requirement for a luxury SUV, especially if you don't live in Southern California like us. We'll also recommend the Driver Assistance Package, as it is seriously helpful in removes stress from the pain of driving parking around town, and removing stress from the driving experience is the entire point of the Luxury automobile.
- Model: 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque HSE
- Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
- Output: 237 hp / 251 lb-ft
- Transmission: Nine-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: All-wheel drive
- Fuel Economy: 22 City / 29 Hwy
- Options: Cold Climate Convenience Package ($510, heated windshield, heated washer jets, heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats), Driver Assistance Package ($1,735, park assist, surround-view camera, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, automatic emergency braking, driving condition monitor, road sign recognition)
- Base Price: $52,095 (including a $995 destination charge)
- Best Value Price: $54,340
The Evoque gets a choice of two power options, which are essentially two tunes of the same 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. The base model gets a reasonable 237 hp and 251 pound-feet of torque, while the upgrade gives you 286 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Neither of these engine choices are much to write home about, but they don't leave you wanting for power either. Regardless of engine choice, the Evoque is equipped with a nine-speed automatic transmission that feels very competent.
You may think that this pint-sized Range Rover that's practically built with Los Angeleno nobles in mind may skimp out on the off-road goodies the company has built its name on, but you would be mistaken. The Evoque's all-wheel-drive system has the same terrain sensing technology found in other Land Rover models, and the optional All-Terrain Progress Control allows you to do a surprising amount of rock climbing for the little 'ute. Most surprisingly of all, the Evoque can actually ford up to two feet of water, which is pretty impressive and almost certainly a feature that will be disused by most owners.
Style is the point of the Evoque. It looks like a pocket version of the rest of the Range Rover lineup, and that's incredibly important. It allows people to say they drive a Range Rover at a lower price and in a smaller package, which is very important to a significant slice of the population. Inside, the Evoque's Range Rover roots carries on, with a luxurious but utilitarian approach to design.
The Evoque's comfort is fantastic for two with adjustable real leather seats even in the base level, but the rear seats are quite cramped. It's important to remember that this vehicle isn't a car for hauling families. Equipment and features are added as you climb the trim chart, with comparatively few packages and options compared to most other luxury vehicles. No features are particularly noteworthy or groundbreaking with the Evoque, but it does offer the standard palette of luxury vehicle technology and features across the trim levels including high-end leather, heated and cooled seats with massaging functions, and a surround-view camera system.
Those who look to make a serious statement are given the option of the Evoque convertible. Convertible SUVs generally look ungainly and poorly executed, but the Evoque may be the best rendition of the concept so far. It doesn't look as awkward or ungainly as previous attempts, and it'll certainly inject a bit of fun provided you live in an area that gets sunlight on a regular basis.
The Best and Worst Things
The best and worst things about the Evoque is the size. On one hand, the Evoque is the perfect vehicle for the city-bound who are unladen with the need to haul children around. It offers everything you would expect from a Range Rover, but in a package that allows you to cram it into small parking spots that would be completely impossible for the larger Rovers. If you're by yourself most of the time yet still want a Range Rover, the Evoque is everything you could need.
On the other hand, the size does negate almost all practicality in terms of carrying things and people. The back seat is cramped and uncomfortable for most adults, and cargo space is fairly limited – as is the case with most compact SUVs. The Evoque is best experienced with only one other passenger, doubly so for the convertible versions.
Right For? Wrong For?
The Evoque is honestly the perfect vehicle for the L.A. or Manhattan socialite. It's aimed at those who have money, but don't have the need for larger vehicles. The baby Rover is easy to park on trendy shopping streets or cramped high-rise parking decks, and the prestigious badge will announce your elevated status even if it's the cheapest Range Rover in the stable.
Those who live a more suburban life with a yard and a driveway would probably be better off with either the larger Land Rover Discovery or Range Rover Velar if you'd like to have a Rover in your life. That way, you'll be able to accomplish the more utilitarian aspects of SUVs like hauling around your kids and their friends and picking up bags of mulch or beds of flowers.
The Bottom Line
The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a Range Rover for those that don't really need a Range Rover. Its small size is perfect for getting around the city while still offering the experience people expect from the brand. That said, it's too small for utility work, and those with families should look elsewhere.