Although it may not be a very practical vehicle, the new 2017 Range Rover Evoque is an appealing choice for those looking for a compact luxury crossover that is more than an everyday grocery-getter. Its highlights include unrivalled of-road abilities, an available two-door body styles, an impressive fuel economy rating, a beautifully crafted interior and exterior design, and excellent handling characteristics. Its release date should be expected mid-next year.
A myriad of changes and updates should be expected from the freshest Evoque. These can be found everywhere apart from its engine. Up front, the Evoque comes with revised LED headlights, and taillights. Farther aback, you’ll notice the rear spoiler that gives the model a new and fresh look. Inside, you’ll notice a vibrant cabin that has made extensive use upscale materials and top-rated technologies on the dash.
For starters, Land Rover has established itself as an unparalleled automaker when it comes to building luxurious SUVs, all its models epitomize on luxury and off-road prowess. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise when the new Evoque trumps all other compact crossovers in its category whenever asphalt turns to dirt. The Evoque is also suitable for everyday driving and an occasional weekend getaway.
Standard accessories and features in this vehicle are breathtaking. Even in basic form, the Range Rover Evoque guarantees a sense of premium luxury and comfort. This has been long been Land Rover’s footprint and is especially true for the new model. In fact, the 2017 model comes with features that would have otherwise been optional in the previous model.
Its exterior design is another discussion of its own, it’s been a showstopper ever since it debuted four years ago, and continues to impress even better with time. Even so, there are some flaws the Evoque comes with that could severely damage its overall appeal. They include a pricey window sticker, a poor rear visibility and a less spacious head- and cargo room.
We recommend shopping around in the segment to check what its competition offers before deciding.
Its alternatives include the 2017 BMW X3. Offers a superior acceleration, more engine variety, more spacious, and its interior is of high-quality. Another solid choice in the segment would perhaps be the 2017 Audi Q5. It offers a variety of powerful engines, lots of interior room, and a smooth ride quality.
Lastly, both the 2017 Lexus NX 200t and the 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class are solid options, too. At the end of the day, you’ll have to weigh in your options carefully depending on your priorities. But even with desirable alternatives to the Range Rover Evoque, it continues to be an epitome of beauty, style, and fuel economy.
2017 Range Rover Evoque Engine Specs
The 2016 Range Rover Evoque’s 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine returns for the 2017 model. the engine comes mated to a standard nine-speed automatic transmission system that forwards the power produced – 240 hp and 250 lbs. ft. of torque to the AWD system, all Evoques come included with hill descent control and hill assist systems in addition to the Land Rover’s Terrain Response system. The system comes in handy whenever a driver wants to use specific settings for the prevailing trail and road conditions.
EPA projects the fuel consumption for the vehicle to stand at 30/21/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined. However opting for fuel efficiency over performance has its own setback, as the Evoque needs a time of about 7.2 seconds to hit the 60 mph mark.
Offered Trims – Range Rover Evoque
The five-passenger 2017 Range Rover Evoque is offered in either two-door or four-door body styles. The latter is offered in base, SE, SE Premium, HSE, and HSE Dynamic trim models, while the former comes in only HSE Dynamic and SE Premium trims. The 2017 Range Rover Evoque XL review is covered separately.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Range Rover Evoque Interior Review
Exterior colors offered for the 2017 model include Baltoro Ice, Aintree Green Metallic, Santorini Black Metallic, Indus Silver Metallic, Loire Blue Metallic, Fuji White, Firenze Red Metallic, Yulong White Metallic, Scotia Grey Metallic, Kaikoura Stone Metallic, and Waltomo Grey.
Some of the standard items available include a rearview camera, an 8” touchscreen display. An automatic windshield wiper, 18” wheels, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, eight-way power front seats, heated exterior mirrors, a rear privacy glass, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, and an eleven-speaker Meridian audio system.
Expect optional packages and standalone options to be made available on its release date.
Wheelbase: 104.8 in
Length: 172 in
Width: 78.1 in
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 20.3 ft³
Curb weight: N/A
Top Speed: 133 mph
0-60: 7,2 sec
MPG: 21/30 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Aintree Green Metallic, Baltoro Ice, Corris Grey Metallic, Firenze Red Metallic, Fuji White, Indus Silver Metallic, Kaikoura Stone Metallic, Loire Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: 3500 lbs
2017 Range Rover Evoque Release Date & Price
Its release should be expected mid-next year, according to industry’s pundits. As for the price, all rumors allege a $41,475 base MSRP for the Evoque SUV, and $51,470 for the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. It is also expected to be available on lease terms once it is offered for sale.