2012 Range Rover Evoque Review + Video

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A Range Rover wouldn’t be a Range Rover without first-class accommodations for its passengers. The front dash design is Jaguar-esqe, but the leather seats are buttery soft and a joy to settle into for any journey short or long. Customers are offered three design themes: the cool and contemporary ‘Pure’, the luxurious ‘Prestige’, and the bold and sporting ‘Dynamic’. Customers can further tailor these themes with different designer interiors, option packs, standalone and accessory items, or add in the concert hall quality 825 Watt, 17-speaker Meridian surround sound system.

2012 Evoque Dynamic interior

Back seat passengers get enough legroom that comes close to flying in business-class on flight between Los Angeles and Chicago. Headroom is non-confining for back seat passengers up to 6 feet tall. Cabin ambient lighting is provided by a full-sized fixed glass panoramic roof that stretches almost the full length of the Evoque’s roof.

The rear cargo area has adjustable stowage rails and a strap with an inertia locking reel, which works in a similar fashion to a seat belt, for securing items. Under-floor storage compartment adds extra capacity to a rear cargo area that has a maximum of 20.4 cubic feet for the 5-door model and 19.4 cubic feet for the Coupe model.

Our time spent behind the wheel of the Range Rover Evoque was very short, but it does have a lot going for it. A very comfortable ride, plush interior, all-terrain capability, and a rev-happy engine are especially noteworthy. On the flip-side, the low production numbers place this year’s availability in the hands of a select few. And no mention when the U.S. will get the more fuel efficient diesel version.

2012 Range Rover Evoque Coupe and 5-Door:

  • BASE PRICE: $43995
  • ENGINE: 2.0L direct-injection turbocharged 4-cylinder gasoline engine
  • HORSEPOWER: 240 bhp
  • TORQUE: 251 lb-ft of torque
  • TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic
  • 0 – 60: 7.1 seconds
  • FUEL CONSUMPTION: 27 MPG overall (not EPA estimate)


Standard Equipment:
Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine
6-speed automatic transmission with shift paddles
Permanent 4-wheel drive
Hill descent control
Hill start Assist
Trailer stability assist
Traction control, stability Control
Electrically assisted power steering
Seven air bags
Rain-sensing wipers
Front and rear fog lights
Dual-zone automatic climate control
Leather-wrapped, tilt and telescopic steering wheel
Power seats
Leather seats
Power windows
Fixed panoramic glass roof with power shade
Power tailgate
Power door locks with keyless entry
Pushbutton keyless ignition
380-watt, 11-speaker Meridian audio system
Bluetooth phone and audio
8-inch touch-screen
Front and rear parking aid
Backup camera

Options on this vehicle:
Dynamic Premium trim level – $7500
19-inch wheels
Black exterior trim
Sports exhaust tips and rear skid plate
Oxford leather steering wheel
Perforated leather seats
Contrast stitching
Aluminum interior trim
Passive entry
Surround camera system
HDD navigation with voice control
825-watt, 17-speaker Meridian audio system
Xenon headlamps with AFS, auto high-beam assist
Rear-Seat Entertainment – $2500
Dual 8-inch video screens
DVD player, remote control, wireless headphones
Style 7, 20-inch shadow chrome wheels – $2500
Climate Comfort Package – $1000
Heated front seats, steering wheel, windshield, washer jets
Special paint – $950
Black roof – $650

Key options not on vehicle:
Adaptive Dynamics – $1250

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  • Francois says:

    Ahh, I get it. There’s a 3-door and a 5-door model. The 3-door is pretty sleek. But it’s pretty limited. 5-door looks awesome and this vehicle blows away any SUV design so far, including the Audi Q5.

  • Francois says:

    That is the finest looking vehicle ever from Land Rover!

    How’s the rear seating and cargo room?

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