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Review: 2013 Land Range Rover Evoque

By Alex L. Dykes on November 13,

Land Rover and Jeep are the go-anywhere brands and the brands resistant to losing sight of hard-core mission. Unfortunately focus can t shelter them the need to meet evermore emissions and fuel economy What s an iconic sub-brand Range Rover to do? Dress up a cross over in high-fashion for the urban set.

This today s question: does the dilute the off-road brand or is it an into uncharted waters?

upon a time, SUVs the land with large-displacement and locking axles and you only a Range Rover if you owned a or wore a crown. Now of course a SUV is a fashion statement which why Victoria Beckham was chosen to the baby Rover. Of course, makes total sense for the since the majority of Range shoppers in America will take their SUV off-pavement off-road.

This departure the full-size Range Rover s requirements meant the boffins sharpen the Evoque s edges, the stance, raise the belt and slam the rear roofline. The is perhaps the most aggressive Land Rover has crafted, and a relief to my eye since the Freelander and LR2 s never looked right to me. extending the Evoque s fashion Land Rover crafted a three and five door although the exterior dimensions are Completing the Evoque s reputation as the Roverlet are puddle lamps into the side view that project an Evoque on the ground when you approach the

Think of the Evoque as the clutch to the Range Rover Sport s bag.

Normally when you your way down the model-line chain you get cheaper interior This is almost a universal law and is of the reason shoppers will buy a instead of a 335i. It would that Land Rover t get the memo when designing the s interior however as even the Pure model we tested had a stitched/padded pleather dash. from looking good and caresses from passengers, the s touch points are notable feeling than the more Range Rover Sport.

The also benefits from a exclusive parts bin sharing signal stalks with the Rover line, steering buttons with the Jaguar XJ and the selector with the Jaguar XK.

Rovers are known for their (and expensive) options but the Evoque take a different bundling high levels of equipment into three trim levels: Pure, and Dynamic (the two-door is only in Pure and Dynamic). The Pure model gets a aluminum roof for 2013 the ginormous fixed glass lid an option (standard on Dynamic and Also new on the option list for is a self-parking option that parks your Baby hands-free.

Seating in the Evoque is suitably with front thrones are supportive and well bolstered for driving. However, the driver s doesn t have the same of motion as much of the competition and the is a bit crowded so if your body much from my 6-foot frame you should spend time behind the wheel you sign papers. The Evoque s cabin is extremely well-appointed no corner-cutting plastics of harsh to be found.

Rear space is however by the Evoque s footprint the rear to two passengers with legs, possibly three in a

Nestled in the middle of a sea of supple is the same 8-inch touchscreen system found in the Jaguar XJ and he Range Rover. If you ve experienced Rover s old infotainment interface, everything you know about it, is thankfully a totally different While the menu interfaces are not as polished as BMW s iDrive or Audi s they are far more intuitive and than anything Land has done in the past. The system excellent USB/iDevice integration we noticed it was not cable of charging an

In keeping with the Evoque s image, the base audio is a 380-watt, 11-speaker Meridian system that sounded it belonged in a much more vehicle.

Options bundling keep dealer inventory so logically Land Rover the gadget menu to two: the Package and the Luxury Package. The Climate Package is the only way to get front seats and includes the thrones, steering wheel, jets and an electrically heated The only downside to this is that the heated windscreen s wires may annoy some so check that out in sunlight you buy. The $4,000 Luxury (standard on Dynamic and Prestige) is a for the gadget hound as it includes digital music storage, go/entry, HID headlamps, auto beams, a surround camera and a 17-speaker 825-watt Meridian system.

While I would honestly the system below the offerings the other Euro brands, the does score points in my for allowing  destination entry in motion.

If  you re worried about reliability ,peeking under the s boxy hood will allay your fears or you a lesson in world geography. sideways in the engine bay is a Ford-sourced engine shared with from the Ford Taurus to the S80. (Before Land enthusiasts turn their up at a Detroit engine, remember the old Rover V8 was really a Buick Starting with an aluminum Ford added twin with independent variable timing, bolted on a Borg (KKK) K03 turbocharger and lathered on the sauce to deliver 240HP at and 250lb-ft of twist from The small engine idles as as BMW s 2.0L turbo, and like the mill it has a vaguely diesel to it thanks to the direct injection

Power is sent to all four via an Aisin 6-speed transmission is Toyota/Lexus s in-house transmission and a standard Haldex AWD system Sweden. The international combination is to scoot the Evoque from in 7 seconds, about the same as a Range Rover Sport My only disappointment is that Tata had their hands in the parts bin they didn t Volvo s smooth 325HP engine for the Evoque Dynamic

No Range Rover would be without a bevy of off-road Of course, the Evoque is the on-road so there s no height-adjustable air suspension, the don t lock and there s no low-speed case. Instead, buyers get a terrain management system push buttons instead of a that tell the traction and control system what to

Our Facebook readers asked us how the handles wet leaves, the answer is: as as any other crossover. Since is essentially the same AWD system is in the LR2 and the Volvo XC60, the Evoque is capable with the going wet/muddy/sandy. I wouldn t want to try my rock-crawling with the Evoque, but it s not to be rock-capable anyway.

Sure the does offer short 8.4-inches of clearance and nearly of water fording capacity, but the XC60 offers more.

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In the Evoque is designed to traverse the jungle and it shows with stiff springs, low profile and impeccable road manners. Of there s no denying that is a front-heavy vehicle and it won t ever as nimble as a BMW X1, but it is surprisingly well-behaved it meets a corner. The AWD system is to lock the center coupling as as possible resulting in predictable carving wet or dry.

The Dynamic trim s optional profile rubber and MagneRide damping suspension further the Evoque s corner carving but they do take a toll on delivering a ride that on harsh.

When the road the reality of a 240HP engine 4,000lbs comes to light. the Evoque s 7 second 0-60 isn t sloe, the 2.0L turbo X1 dispatched 60 in 6.2 seconds with the turbo X1 entering sports territory. The BMW X1 is also more than the Evoque dishing out City and 33MPg Highway to the 8-speed transmission and a lighter weight.

There aren t too luxury crossovers that I willingly flog on the winding back-roads in Northern California, but the is a member of this select that includes the BMW X1 xDrive35i and the XC60 R-Design with (I still can t believe how long names are). There is one problem, the Evoque s brakes t up for the kind of abuse the chassis and can dole out, fading during a session that t have made the Volvo or the BMW a sweat. Even so, the Evoque is fun to hard and looks good in the

Being stylish isn t cheap. ask the folks at Prada. The cost of the s style is an MSRP range $41,995 to $60,095, a stating nearly $10,000 higher the faster and more efficient X1. adjusting for feature content the is still nearly $8,000. kind of pricing premium is new to the brand, just price a Rover out if you don t believe me.

In a way, this pricing (and the resulting exclusivity of the and a dedication to world-class interiors are make the Evoque as much a Rover as the go-anywhere Range Let me answer the is it worth it? question a question: what kind of are you? Do you shop Prada or

Land Rover provided the insurance and one tank of gas for this

Specifications as tested:

0-30: 2.6

0-60: 7.0 Seconds

1/4 Mile: Seconds @ 90MPH

Average Economy: 24.5 MPG over 811

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