Range Rover Evoque review - Reliability and safety
The Evoque has plenty of active on-board safety kit and a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP
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 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 R-Dynamic models can be optioned with Land Rover’s Drive Pack (blind spot assist, adaptive cruise control, high-speed emergency braking).
The Evoque finished in 53rd position (out of 75 cars) in our Driver Power owner satisfaction survey, while Land Rover itself has showed steady improvement, moving up from 25th place (out of 30 manufacturers) in 2020 to 22nd spot in 2021 and 14th position in 2022.
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.
The Evoque should be serviced annually or every 10,000 miles. 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 sign-up price for their whole duration, with buyers given the choice of spreading the cost or making a one-off payment.
In this review
- 1Range Rover Evoque reviewThe Range Rover Evoque offers great levels of luxury, technology and – perhaps most importantly – style
- 2Engines, performance and driveThe Evoque is comfortable and refined, but not the most thrilling car in its class
- 3MPG, CO2 and Running CostsEfficient plug-in hybrid tech is available in the Evoque, while residual values should be strong
- 4Interior, design and technologyThe Evoque looks great, has a luxurious interior and boasts impressive tech
- 5Practicality, comfort and boot spaceThe Evoque is more practical than before, but it’s still a bit cramped in the rear
- 6Reliability and Safety - currently readingThe Evoque has plenty of active on-board safety kit and a full five-star rating from Euro NCAP