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Range Rover Evoque review - Reliability and Safety

Reliability is untested, but the Evoque has plenty of safety kit on board

The latest Evoque is yet to be tested by Euro NCAP, but the outgoing model was awarded a maximum five-star overall rating, with 86% adult occupant and 75% child occupant scores.

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

Safety kit includes an intrusion sensor, child locks, six airbags and a deployable bonnet with pedestrian airbag. S models add traffic sign recognition with an adaptive speed limiter, SE models get a standard ‘Park Pack’ (park assist, 360-degree camera, rear traffic monitor, clear exit monitor), while HSE models add Land Rover’s Drive Pack (blind spot assist, adaptive cruise control, high-speed emergency braking).

The latest Evoque is too new to have been included in our 2018 Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, but the previous model finished 42nd out of 75 cars surveyed. Land Rover itself did well, however, thanks to the rest of its more modern range, finishing 7th overall. The Evoque did not feature in the 2019 Driver Power survey either, while Land Rover finished in 20th place out of 30 manufacturers; owners were impressed with just about everything except reliability.

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 X2, but beats the standard three-year/60,000-mile warranties from Audi and Lexus.

Servicing

There aren’t any firm figures for servicing costs as yet, but the outgoing Evoque was quite expensive in this regard, requiring £330 for an interim service or £440 for a full service. It’s likely that the current car should come in at around the same mark.

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