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Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 7.9
Total Cost of Ownership: 7.6
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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review

The Range Rover Evoque ranks at the back of luxury subcompact SUV class. This SUV has cramped rear seats, an unrefined transmission, and a poor predicted reliability rating.

Pros & Cons

  • Rich, opulent cabin
  • Good off-road ability
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Poor rear visibility
  • Hesitant transmission

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Overview

Is the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque a Good Used SUV?

The Range Rover Evoque isn’t a great option if you’re shopping for a used luxury subcompact SUV. The Evoque has snug back seats, mediocre fuel economy, and a transmission that feels hesitant. Not only does this Land Rover have a low predicted reliability rating, but it also has higher projected ownership costs than many class rivals. These drawbacks largely overshadow the Evoque’s handsome interior and competent off-road ability. Before you buy, consider top-rated alternatives like the 2017 BMW X1.

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How Much Is the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque?

You can expect to pay between $35,500 and $50,400 for a used 2017 Evoque. These figures are based on listings for the 2017 Range Rover Evoque on our site. The average price is $42,400. Prices vary depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Cost to Own?

The Evoque’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be $30,400, or about $6,100 per year. That’s higher than average for a luxury subcompact SUV.

Is It Better to Buy a Used or New Range Rover Evoque?

The 2018 Evoque starts at $41,800 but can exceed $65,000 in top trim levels. You can save a lot of money by shopping for a used 2017 Evoque, especially if you want a base model with few options. That said, you may want to spring for the newer model if you’re looking for better performance. Land Rover added a more powerful 286-horsepower engine to the Evoque lineup for 2018, and discontinued the coupe body style. Otherwise, the SUV is largely unchanged from year to year.

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If you would prefer a new SUV, you’ll find plenty of less expensive options. Among new compact SUVs, the highly rated 2018 Mazda CX-5 starts at just $24,150, and it boasts a roomier cabin and better fuel economy than the Evoque. The upscale 2018 Honda CR-V and 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan are worth a look as well, and both start at just over $24,000.

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Which Model Year of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Is Best?

Land Rover introduced the Range Rover Evoque for the 2012 model year, and there hasn't been a full redesign since. This means you can save a lot of money with a very similar yet older model. It’s worth mentioning that none of these Evoque models are highly ranked, however, due to their lower-than-average reliability ratings.

If you want an Evoque with the latest active safety features, limit your search to the 2014-and-newer models. The earlier 2012 and 2013 models weren’t available with adaptive cruise control or forward collision warning with brake assist. If you want an Evoque convertible, opt for a model from 2017 or after.

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How Reliable Is the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque?

The 2017 Evoque has a poor predicted reliability rating of 2.5 out of five from J.D. Power.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Recalls

At the time of this writing, there are two recalls for the 2017 Evoque. Land Rover is recalling certain models due to defects with the front suspension and front passenger-side airbag. Before buying a used Evoque, make sure these recalls have been addressed.

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Which Used Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Model Is Right for Me?

The 2017 Evoque has seven trim levels and is available in two-door, five-door, and convertible body styles. Most shoppers will be happy with the Evoque SE base model, which comes standard with a 240-horsepower engine, four-wheel drive, a touch-screen navigation system, a rearview camera, parking sensors, Bluetooth, a USB port, automatic climate control, leather seats, remote keyless entry, push-button start, cruise control, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and alloy wheels.

Optional equipment can vary widely between used models, so you may have to hunt for an Evoque with the specific features you want. Available features include heated, ventilated, and massaging front seats; heated rear seats; a panoramic sunroof; and a power tailgate. The Evoque is also available with several driver assistance features, such as forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, lane keep assist, parallel park assist, a 360-degree parking camera, and a driver drowsiness monitor. To make sure you get all of these features, opt for the Evoque Autobiography trim.

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Certified Pre-Owned Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Warranty

You may want to consider a certified pre-owned vehicle for the extra coverage it provides. Land Rover extends its original new-car warranty to seven years or 100,000 miles for certified pre-owned vehicles. Every CPO Land Rover must pass a 165-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read the Land Rover warranty page carefully. Despite this lengthy coverage, rivals like Lexus and Mercedes-Benz have more comprehensive certified pre-owned programs, according to our research.

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How Safe Is the Range Rover Evoque?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety have not published crash test results for the 2017 Range Rover Evoque.

All models come standard with a rearview camera and parking sensors. Available safety features include blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning with brake assist, lane keep assist, traffic sign recognition, a 360-degree parking camera, a driver drowsiness monitor, parallel park assist, and adaptive cruise control.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque or 2017 BMW X1?

The 2017 BMW X1 can’t match the Evoque’s off-road ability, but it outshines the Range Rover in most other areas. The BMW rates higher for predicted reliability, and it delivers zippier acceleration and better fuel economy (up to 23/32 mpg). Its cabin has more rear-seat and cargo space and an easier-to-use infotainment system. Used X1 models are often less expensive as well, rounding out the reasons why it’s a better choice.

Which Is Better: 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque or 2017 Audi Q3?

The 2017 Audi Q3 isn’t as well-rounded as the BMW, but it’s still a better pick than the Evoque. The Audi rewards occupants with a smoother and comfier ride. It rates higher for predicted reliability as well, and used models are typically much less expensive.

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2017 Evoque Performance

How Does the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Drive?

The Evoque has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 240 horsepower. A nine-speed automatic transmission and four-wheel drive are standard. Though the Evoque’s powertrain provides adequate passing power after you get moving, it struggles initially to get the Evoque up to speed. The transmission seems hesitant to downshift when needed, and it occasionally clunks into gear in stop-and-go city driving.

Thanks in part to its responsive steering and strong brakes, the Evoque feels confident around turns. Its suspension yields a firm ride, but not to the point of feeling uncomfortable.

All models come equipped with two handy off-roading features. Land Rover’s Terrain Response system allows the driver to adjust the traction control for different off-road surfaces like gravel, grass, snow, mud, and sand. All-Terrain Progress Control functions like a low-speed cruise control for off-road driving. Both systems work well, and they make the SUV surprisingly capable on rough terrain.

Does the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Get Good Gas Mileage?

The Evoque gets low fuel economy for a luxury subcompact SUV. It returns just 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, or 20/28 mpg with the convertible.

2017 Range Rover Evoque Towing Capacity

The Evoque two- and five-door models can tow up to 3,960 pounds when properly equipped. Evoque convertible models are rated to tow 3,300 pounds.

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2017 Range Rover Evoque Interior

How Many People Does the 2017 Range Rover Evoque Seat?

The 2017 Evoque is available as a five-door SUV, a two-door coupe, and two-door convertible. The two- and five-door models have five seats; the Evoque convertible seats four.

The front seats are comfortable, supportive, and roomy in all three body styles. However, the rear seats are cramped, and they’re especially awkward to access in the coupe and convertible models. Rear visibility is poor as well, due to the SUV’s sloping roofline and slim windows.

That said, the Evoque’s cabin showcases Land Rover’s signature sleek styling and lush interior materials. There’s plenty of crisp metal accents, soft-touch plastic, and upholstered surfaces. Leather seats are standard; heated, ventilated, and massaging seats are available.

How Many Car Seats Fit in the 2017 Range Rover Evoque?

The Evoque has two full sets of LATCH connectors for installing child safety seats.

2017 Range Rover Evoque Features

The Evoque comes standard with an 8-inch touch-screen navigation system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a USB port. Available features include a larger 10-inch touch screen, a CD player, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hotspot, a hands-free power tailgate, and a head-up display. The basic audio and climate controls are user-friendly, but the 8-inch touch screen can be a little slow to respond to inputs. The InControl Pro’s larger 10-inch screen reacts a bit quicker and is easier to see when driving.

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2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Dimensions

Range Rover Evoque Cargo Space

The Evoque five-door SUV has 20.3 cubic feet of cargo space behind its rear seats, and 51 cubic feet with these seats folded, which is about average for the luxury subcompact SUV class. The coupe body style shrinks those measurements to 19.4 and 47.6 cubic feet, respectively. The Evoque convertible has a very small 8.9-cubic-foot trunk.

2017 Range Rover Evoque Length and Weight

The Evoque is 14.3 feet long, and it has a curb weight of between 3,649 and 4,268 pounds.

Where Was the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Built?

Land Rover built the Evoque in the United Kingdom.

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