Range Rover Evoque

The Range Rover Evoque has been a huge sales success for Land Rover, but while the style of the three and five-door models has won over thousands of buyers, there’s substance to go with the dramatic looks.

Range Rover Evoque 4x4 fording

The Range Rover Evoque has been a huge sales success for Land Rover, but while the style of the three and five-door models has won over thousands of buyers, there’s substance to go with the dramatic looks.

It uses a platform that’s shared with the Land Rover Freelander 2, so it comes with its own version of the company’s excellent Terrain Response system. This allows you to adjust the car’s traction and stability control systems to cope with different types of terrain.

While it’s not quite as accomplished as larger Land Rovers, the Evoque has 
more off-road ability than the vast majority of owners will know what to do with. And arguably even more important for buyers is the fact that you get all the luxuries you’d find in the brand’s bigger cars, but the compact dimensions mean the Evoque is easy to manoeuvre in town as well as being fun on the open road.

You also get the MagneRide adaptive dampers, which means the Evoque stays neat and composed in the corners and it's actually surprisingly agile for such a tall car. The entry-level 2.2-litre diesel engine is good enough for almost all buyers, providing plenty of power, and it's not too bad on fuel either. The 4x4 version gets 49.6mpg and emits 149g/km CO2 - not too bad when you consider how expensive off-roaders can get.

With dimensions of 4.3m long, 2m wide and 1.6m tall, the Evoque offers plenty of interior room. The five-door model gets a 575-litre boot, which expands to 1,445 litres with the rear seats folded.  Go for the three-door and these figures drop to 550 and 1,350 litres respectively.

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