2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vs. Its Competition

2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque with Black Design Pack
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Range Rover Evoque redefines the coupe-crossover niche, but it's not the only vehicle in the mix.

BMW's X6 is considerably larger, and considerably less attractive to most eyes--and it's not noticeably better to drive than the X5, yet gives up quite a bit of utility for the coupe-like form.

Infiniti's FX range is similarly odd in appearance, though it is certainly unique, if slightly cartoonish.

The FX is also far more potent a driver's car in V-8 form, but doesn't quite rise to the Evoque's finish and fitment levels.

Audi's Q5 is perhaps the most logical choice of the competitive set, though it's also a bit bloodless and flat-footed.

Volvo's XC60 is, like the brand, more safety conscious, and BMW's X3 is fun and punchy in its own right, with a more 3-Series-like experience behind the wheel.

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8.2
The 2013 Range Rover Evoque nails the coupe-crossover concept, and puts the off-roading on mute with a sexy shape and a casual elegance.
8.4
The 2013 Audi Q5 is one of the more carlike crossovers, with elegant execution, smart high-tech features, and very good passenger space.
8.0
The 2013 BMW X6 finally has some serious competition in the coupe/SUV segment, but remains one of the most impressive sport crossovers around.
8.6
The 2013 Volvo XC60 carries on the tradition of Volvo wagons--even their top-of-the-class safety--only in a modern, fashion-conscious crossover.
MSRP From    
$41,145$35,900$59,800N/A$34,350
Gas Mileage    
20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I4Turbocharged Gas I6N/AGas I6
EPA Class    
Sport Utility 4WD4WD Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleN/A4WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name    
5-Door HB Purequattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door xDrive35iN/AAWD 4-Door 3.2L
Drivetrain    
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveN/AAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
554N/A5
Passenger Doors    
4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sport Utility VehicleSport Utility VehicleCoupeN/AWagon
Transmission    
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomaticN/AAutomatic w/Manual Shift