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Range Rover Evoque review - MPG, CO2 and Running Costs

The mid-level diesel offers the best combination of performance, economy and emissions

Regardless of which engine you go for, the Range Rover Evoque boasts good economy and emissions, which should help keep a cap on long-term running costs and company car tax contributions.

Starting with the diesels, the lowest-powered D150 has a quoted NEDC-correlated emissions figure of 143g/km, with average WLTP fuel economy of 42.1 to 44.9mpg; these figures rise to 169g/km and drop to 39.9-41.9mpg respectively if you opt for the automatic, four-wheel drive version.

The D180 sits somewhere in between, with 150g/km of CO2 and 38.4 to 41.3mpg. Opt for the D240 and you’ll still emit less CO2 than the equivalent lowest-powered automatic diesel Evoque, with 163g/km quoted. Fuel economy sits at 37.9 to 40.4mpg, however. The most powerful diesel, the D240, emits 163g/km of CO2 and returns 37.9 to 40.4mpg on average.

Audi Q3 vs Range Rover Evoque vs Volvo XC40

The petrol models emit more CO2 and return slightly worse fuel economy figures than their diesel counterparts. The lowest-powered P200 emits 176g/km of CO2, with 28.6 to 30.7mpg on average; step to the P250 and you’ll get 180g/km of CO2 with average economy figures of 28.5 to 30.4mpg.

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The hot-hatch-baiting P300 is the biggest polluter of the range with 186g/km of CO2, although fuel economy remains much the same as the other petrols: 28.7 to 30.3mpg on average.

We’d plump for the D180 diesel, which seems to offer the best trade off between performance, economy and emissions. Opt for the Evoque or Evoque S with this engine and go easy on the options and you should avoid the government’s £320 annual VED surcharge in years two to six of ownership for cars over £40,000; the CO2-weighted first-year road tax payment will be £205 (usually rolled into the on-the-road price), followed by the standard £135 per year (after April 2019) for hybrid

And while Benefit in Kind percentage charge ranges from 34 to 37% in the 2018/19 tax year depending on engine, all Evoque models will be in the maximum 37% band for 2019/20.

Insurance groups

The Range Rover Evoque starts in insurance group 26 for the lowest-powered petrol and diesel models, climbing through groups 29 to 39 for the R-Dynamic D180 and HSE P300 models respectively.

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By contrast, the BMW X2 starts in group 19 in basic sDrive18i SE form; the sportier sDrive20i M Sport X tops out at group 32 and the performance-orientated X2 M35i’s group 40 rating is just one spot above the sportiest Evoque. The Audi Q3 ranges from group 24 to 36 depending on spec, while the Volvo XC40 sits in groups 22 to 33.

It’s likely that the cachet of that Range Rover badge might have something to do with the Evoque’s higher rating versus its rivals.

Depreciation

Our experts predict that the latest Range Rover Evoque should hold on to around 46 to 54 per cent of its value come trade-in time after three years and 36,000 miles.

By contrast, the Audi Q3 is predicted to retain around 41 to 48 per cent of its value over the same period, with the smaller Q2 expected to hold on to as much as 53%. The Volvo XC40 is expected to retain a decent 47 to 51 per cent over the same period

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