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Range Rover Evoque

(2019 - present)

Expert Rating

New car score:

67
%
B

Used car score:

65
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

74
%
B

Safety Rating:

70
%
B

Eco Rating:

66
%
A

Reliability Rating:

72
%
C

Running Costs:

48
%
D

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

New car score:

67
%
B

Used car score:

65
%
B

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

74
%
B

Safety Rating:

70
%
B

Eco Rating:

66
%
A

Reliability Rating:

72
%
C

Running Costs:

48
%
D

Summary


The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a medium-sized SUV, built here in the UK at Land Rover’s Halewood plant. The second-generation model was launched in early 2019, following on from the successful original model that had been on sale since 2011.

Unlike the original version, the current Evoque is only available in a five-door body style. Both the petrol and diesel options are mild hybrids while a plug-in hybrid joined the range in mid 2020, an overall update following in 2021 with new infotainment systems. We are still awaiting a predicted full-electric model, however, and the convertible of the first generation is yet to be repeated. 

The Range Rover Evoque has received consistently good reviews from the UK media, with particular praise for its comfort and safety assist technology. “It features an array of new technology and is one of the most luxurious small SUVs,” says Carbuyer.

The main criticisms of the new model have mainly been directed at its evolutionary styling and rather cramped rear seating – Business Car warns that the boot space is not as commodious as quoted and “You’ll probably find the boot less accommodating than those in the BMW X1 or Volvo XC40.”

 The plug-in impresses with its smoothness, Autocar commenting; “even though it weighs the better part of 2.2 tonnes, the car doesn’t generally drive like it.”

The Evoque’s overall Expert Rating score has been dragged down by what Which? describes as “Land Rover’s dire reliability record”. What Car? concurs, with a 2021 reliability survey placing the Evoque 14th in its list of the most unreliable new cars on sale.

As of January 2024, the Range Rover Evoque has a New Car Expert Rating of B, with a score of 67%. It scores highly for its low CO2 emissions (thanks to the plug-in hybrid model bringing down the average), while media reviews and safety ratings are decent. However, running costs are high and reliability is no better than average.

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Range Rover Evoque highlights

  • Very comfortable ride
  • Wide-ranging safety tech
  • Plug-in drivetrain very smooth
  • Handles well for heavy car
  • Proper off-road ability

Range Rover Evoque lowlights

  • Very poor reliability record
  • Expensive, to buy and run
  • Rear cabin cramped
  • Top-end performance lacking
  • Still no electric version

Key specifications


Body style: Medium SUV/crossover
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £40,080 on-road

Launched: Winter 2018/19
Last updated: Spring 2021
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


Reviews, road test and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall score: 5 stars
Date tested: April 2019
Read the full Euro NCAP review

Adult protection: 94%
Child protection: 87%
Vulnerable road users: 72%
Safety assist: 73%

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of January 2024, the Range Rover Evoque has not been lab tested by Green NCAP.

Reliability rating

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Reliability data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by MotorEasy

All data based on MotorEasy average workshop costs for extended car warranty claims

As of January 2024, the Range Rover Evoque has a reliability rating of 66%, which the best of any Land Rover model and about average for the overall new car market. This is based on workshop and warranty provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our commercial partner, Motorway. It applies to both the current Evoque and earlier (pre-2019) models.

Based on quite a large number of claims, the average repair cost for an Evoque to date is more than £800 – which is obviously a lot more than the cost of a used car warranty so that’s certainly worth considering.

Engine problems are the most common – and most expensive – faults reported, with an average repair bill of nearly £1,400. Electrical system faults are also common, but much less expensive.

Costs for all repair categories are also reasonably expensive compared to similar cars, which is worth keeping in mind if you’re looking at a used Range Rover Evoque.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models32 mpgE30 – 33 mpgE – E
Diesel models45 mpgC40 – 47 mpgC – D
Plug-in hybrid models191 mpgA31 – 198 mpgA – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models200 g/kmD196 – 214 g/kmD – D
Diesel models166 g/kmC157 – 185 g/kmC – C
Plug-in hybrid models33 g/kmA32 – 34 g/kmA – A
Battery rangeAverageScoreVariationScore
Plug-in hybrid models38 milesD34 – 40 milesD – E
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models35C26 – 50B – F
Service and maintenanceCostScore
Year 1£316C
Year 2£704C
Year 3£1,129C
Year 4£1,383C
Year 5£1,883C
Overall£5,415C

As well as a paying a premium price tag when you buy a Range Rover Evoque, you’ll be spending plenty to keep it running over your first five years, according to information provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

Fuel consumption for the petrol models is very poor, while diesels are only average. The plug-in hybrid looks good on paper, but every plug-in hybrid looks good – it’s a function of inadequate EU/UK government lab tests that all car manufacturers have to use. There’s no way you’re going to get 191 miles out of one gallon (4.5 litres) of petrol and a bit of electricity in the real world…

Servicing costs are average for a vehicle in this price bracket, but you’ll find plenty of similarly-sized small SUVs that are significantly cheaper to own and run.

Security rating

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Independent vehicle theft and security ratings from Thatcham Research

Rating: Superior | Good | Basic | Poor | Unacceptable
Relay Attack: Pass

Date: 2019

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the Range Rover Evoque has received

2023

  • What Car? EV Awards – Best Hybrid Small SUV

2021

  • What Car? Awards – Best Family SUV Interior
  • Business Motoring Awards – Best Medium SUV

2020

  • What Car? Awards – Best Family SUV
  • The Sun Motor Awards – Best Family Car
  • Fleet World Awards – Best Fleet Medium SUV

2019

  • Auto Express Awards – Best Small Premium SUV
  • GQ Car Awards – Best Compact SUV
  • News UK Motor Awards – Best Family SUV

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If you’re looking at the Range Rover Evoque, you might also be interested in these alternatives

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