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Range Rover Evoque - Reliability and safety

The Range Rover Evoque has plenty of active on-board safety kit and a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP

Overall Auto Express Rating

4.0 out of 5

Reliability and Safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

Price
£40,020 to £60,820
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The Evoque was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and achieved a maximum five-star overall rating, with a 94 per cent score for adult occupant safety and 87 per cent for child passenger protection.

All models come as standard with a reversing camera, front and rear parking assistance, lane-keep assistautomatic emergency braking (AEB), a driver condition monitor and cruise control with a speed limiter.

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Safety kit includes adaptive cruise control, an intrusion sensor, child locks, six airbags, a deployable bonnet with pedestrian airbag, and a traffic sign recognition with an adaptive speed limiter. Dynamic SE models and above get blind spot assistance and a rear traffic monitor.

Unfortunately, the Evoque finished even lower than last time in the 2023 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, dropping from 53rd position (out of 75 cars) down to 72 (still out of 75 cars). Reliability, cost of ownership, and exterior bodywork quality were all areas of concern, as was the infotainment system. The latter has been improved in later cars, so hopefully, this part of the scoring will get better.

Owners' feedback about the brand is showing signs of improvement, moving up from 22nd position (out of 29 brands) in 2021 to 14th spot in 2022 and the same spot in 2023 – ahead of premium automakers such as BMWAudi and Mercedes.

Warranty

The Evoque is subject to the same competitive warranty as other Land Rover products: three years with unlimited mileage. This is the same as you get with the Jaguar E-Pace or BMW X1/X2, but beats the standard three-year/60,000-mile warranties from Audi and Lexus.

However, the battery pack in P300e models is only guaranteed for six years or 60,000 miles, which is a little stingy considering the vast majority of its plug-in hybrid rivals have cover for up to eight years or 100,000 miles.

Servicing

Every Evoque has a service schedule of two years or every 21,000 miles – whichever comes soonest. Land Rover includes a two-year parts warranty on all its servicing and maintenance work, and offers service plans for its cars. Prices are fixed at a sign-up price for their whole duration, with buyers given the choice of spreading the cost or making a one-off payment.

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Senior news reporter

A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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