2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vs. Its Competition

2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

Defining the niche of coupe-like luxury crossovers is no easy thing, but at least two vehicles make it their life mission.

The BMW X6 landed from its peculiar planet first, and yes, it does feel a little like a BMW underneath, but it's not much better to drive than an X5, and loses lots of interior space in the process.

The Infiniti FX strikes out on its own styling tangents, with wavelike details on its bubbly shape adding up to something a little cartoonish.

Better to compare the Evoque to the more forthright utes like Audi's heavy, not so nimble and rather plain Q5; the lovely Evoque cousin preoccupied with safety, the Volvo XC60; and even the latest BMW X3, a rorty performer with much more cabin space and much more 3-Series baked into it this time around.

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The era of truly coupe-like SUVs dawns, finally, and the 2012 Range Rover Evoque nails it with turbo thrust and carlike handling.
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The 2012 Audi Q5 is one of the
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The 2012 BMW X6 is no longer alone in the coupe-like SUV market, but it remains one of the best options, for its performance, luxury, utility, and style.
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The 2012 Volvo XC60 is an attractive, well-designed family luxury vehicle, with a class-leading roster of innovative safety and tech features.
MSRP From   
$41,145$35,600$59,600$33,300
Gas Mileage   
18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I6Gas I6
EPA Class   
Sport Utility 4WD4WD Sport Utility Vehicle4WD Sport Utility Vehicle2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
5-Door HB Pure Plusquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door 35iFWD 4-Door 3.2L
Drivetrain   
All Wheel DriveAll wheel driveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
5545
Passenger Doors   
4N/AN/AN/A
Body Style   
Sport UtilitySport Utility Vehicle4dr Sports Activity Coupe5 Door Wagon
Transmission   
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual TransmissionAutomaticAutomatic w/manual shift