The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque isn’t the most spacious or affordable SUV in its class. However, the Evoque’s lavish interior, dynamic handling and distinctive exterior styling should win the hearts of Range Rover fans who want a small, luxurious crossover.
The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a luxury compact SUV that’s available in two-door (Coupe) and four-door body styles. SE, SE Premium, HSE and HSE Dynamic trims are offered on the four-door model, while the Range Rover Evoque Coupe comes in SE Premium and HSE Dynamic trims.
For 2016, the Range Rover Evoque gains updated interior and exterior styling, as well as revisions to the gauge cluster and touch-screen infotainment system. A few new options also debut, including a head-up display, lane-keeping assist and a hands-free power liftgate.
Like the larger Range Rover and Range Rover Sport, the 2016 Evoque features distinctive exterior styling that’s unique to the brand. A new front bumper, updated headlight assemblies and newly available LED fog lamps grace the front end. Our test Range Rover Evoque looked especially menacing, thanks in part to a black-on-black color scheme with minimal chrome accents.
Heated sideview mirrors, automatic windshield wipers and 18-inch wheels are among the 2016 Range Rover Evoque’s standard exterior features. Higher trims bring in adaptive LED headlights, 19- or 20-inch wheels, automatic headlights and a new hands-free power liftgate.
The 2016 Range Rover Evoque is proof that choosing the most diminutive model in the lineup does not necessarily compromise interior quality. Our test Evoque was a top-of the-line HSE Dynamic trim, with interior materials that are among the most opulent you’ll find in the luxury compact SUV segment.
Full leather upholstery with an attractive two-tone color scheme graced the seats and door panels, and contrast stitching is everywhere, including the seats, door panels and dash. The soft-touch materials on the dash are particularly eye-catching, especially when combined with the aluminum trim that’s exclusive to the top-line Evoque. The only real fault is that some of the switchgear lacks the tactile precision you’ll find in competitors built by BMW and Audi. In particular, the steering wheel-mounted buttons felt a little flimsy and seemed somewhat out of place.
Cargo space isn’t a strong suit either, though one could argue that you don’t buy a Range Rover Evoque to make weekend runs to Home Depot. The four-door has 20.3 cubic feet of space behind the second row, which expands to 51 cubic feet with the rear row folded. The Evoque Coupe offers slightly less utility, with a maximum of 47.6 cubic feet of space.
Every 2016 Range Rover Evoque comes with comfort and convenience features like power-adjustable front seats, leather upholstery and dual-zone automatic climate control. Higher trim levels bring in amenities like higher-quality leather, heated front and rear seats, a heated steering wheel and memory settings for the driver’s seat.
The Range Rover Evoque comes with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque. A nine-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard. Land Rover’s Terrain Response system is also included and provides up to five driver-selectable settings to optimize performance for different types of terrain.
Fuel economy is an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway, which is similar to what competitors like the Audi Q5, BMW X3 and Lexus NX 200t get.
Particularly dynamic handling is one of the 2016 Range Rover Evoque’s best qualities. This luxury compact SUV stays controlled through tight turns, while quick steering and a small turning circle result in great maneuverability. The Evoque’s ride is controlled and comfortable in most situations, though you’ll definitely feel the impact of larger road imperfections.
There’s plenty of power from the Range Rover Evoque’s turbo-four, though we caught the nine-speed automatic transmission off-guard a few times during our week of driving. In particular, the transmission didn’t downshift quickly enough when we were edging along in rush-hour traffic and needed to accelerate quickly to make a lane change. Selecting the transmission’s Sport mode makes it more responsive in these situations.
The base Range Rover Evoque comes with Bluetooth, two USB ports, proximity key with push-button start, a Meridian audio system and an 8-inch touch-screen display. Available features include navigation, satellite radio, a head-up display and a rear-seat entertainment system.
While the Evoque’s touch screen could respond more quickly to user inputs, it’s still a relatively straightforward system that most buyers should find easy to use. A home screen provides quick access to primary functions like audio, navigation and phone settings, and redundant buttons are on the steering wheel and either side of the display. The climate control system is easy to operate, with large knobs and buttons located on the center stack.
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has not been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera come standard on all models, while optional driver assistance features include forward collision warning and mitigation, a 360-degree camera system and blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert.
With a starting price of $41,475, the base Range Rover Evoque SE is fairly expensive for the segment. Competitors like the base BMW X3 and Audi Q5 are slightly less expensive, while models like the Lincoln MKC, Infiniti QX50 and Acura RDX offer a significantly lower cost of entry. Still, the Range Rover Evoque comes with a level of distinction that’s hard for other compact SUVs to match.
Our test Evoque in the top HSE Dynamic trim started with an MSRP of $53,775. A Black Design package ($3,500) brought in unique exterior styling updates and larger 20-inch wheels, while a Cold Climate Convenience package ($500) added items like a heated windshield and steering wheel. Satellite radio ($750) and Santorini black paint ($475) brought the as-tested price to $59,995 after a $995 destination charge.
The 2016 Range Rover Evoque is far from the most practical SUV on the market. A high starting price and limited cargo space will reduce its appeal for a number of buyers who want a small luxury crossover. However, what the Evoque lacks in utility, it makes up for in style. No other compact SUV is quite as distinctive on the outside, and the plush cabin makes it fully deserving of the Range Rover badge. A capable all-wheel drive system and dynamic handling only sweeten the deal.
By Jim Sharifi (Last Updated 12/12/2017)
Jim Sharifi leads CARFAX’s editorial efforts, with a focus on vehicle reviews and the CARFAX Blog. Formerly a Senior Editor on the U.S. News Autos team, Jim strives to provide car buyers with helpful, consumer-oriented advice.
"Like most vehicles, value is when you buy used and let the original owner take the biggest lost if they purchased. This would be a great lease car new and saved nearly 50% off original price only a few years old."
Nicely finished interior. Attention is in the details
Modern and fun design
Seems pretty quick and fun to drive
It’s not the roomiest, however for most, it is probably enough room
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Pricing
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The price range for the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is $21,974 - $31,900.
The average selling price is $26,371.
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$41,475 - $53,775
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$21,974 - $31,900
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$19,980 - $32,160
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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Pricing By Trim
TrimPrice RangeAverage Selling PriceCARFAX Value
SE$21,700 - $28,800$24,646$21,620 - $28,820
SE Premium$21,500 - $28,870$25,357$19,290 - $29,790
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