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- Body Type: SUV
- Year Built: 2014
- Engine Size: 2.0L
- Trans: Automatic
- Fuel Type: Gas
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Range Rovers of the past have all been V8-powered, so the Evoque marks a new direction for the brand. Under the hood of the Evoque is a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine borrowed from Ford. The peppy 2.0-liter produces 240 horsepower and 380 lb-ft of torque, and is mated to a 9-speed automatic transmission. The Evoque will make a 0-to-60-mph run in an impressive 7.1 seconds. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates its fuel economy at 21 miles per gallon city/30 mpg hwy.
Standard Features & Options
The 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque comes in two body styles and five trims. The 5-door is offered in Pure, Pure Plus, Pure Premium, Prestige and Dynamic, while the coupe is offered only in Pure Plus, Pure Premium and Dynamic.
The Evoque is loaded with many advanced safety technologies, including ABS, traction control, electronic brake force distribution, emergency brake lights and emergency brake assist, corner brake control, dynamic-stability control, roll-stability control, trailer-stability assist, hill-start assist, hill-descent control, gradient-release control and engine-drag torque control.
Neither the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration nor the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has crash-tested the 2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.
Behind the Wheel
Drivers familiar with the driving characteristics of other Land Rovers will find the Evoque atypical. It’s noticeably stiffer over bumps and through the corners than one might expect. But the suspension and chassis aren’t overly rigid, just taut enough to allow the Evoque to handle with firm precision.
The power produced by the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is impressive. Even with light application of the accelerator pedal, the Evoque eagerly rockets forward in a relentless show of horsepower and torque. Typically, we love peppy, energetic vehicles, but in the Evoque it almost feels like overkill. It’s not the performance that bothers us but that whenever the turbocharger kicks in we know fuel economy suffers. Very tender throttle input is needed to keep the Evoque from coming up short of its EPA fuel economy ratings.