2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vs. Its Competition

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (European spec)
Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

The Range Rover Evoque is, hands-down, our pick for the most attractive in the luxury crossover segment, but there are attractive alternatives with different capabilities, sizes, and features in a similar price range.

BMW's X6, for instance, is larger and perhaps more recognizable, though much of that recognition is based on its controversial, and to many, ugly shape; the X6 isn't appreciably better to drive, either.

Infiniti's QX70 (which used to be called the FX) is nearly as odd as the X6 in appearance; though it's a potent driver's car in V-8 form, it's also very expensive.

Audi's Q5 might be the most logical pick in this group, with competitive features, clean styling inside and out, but it comes off a bit flat-footed in performance and cool in execution.

Volvo's XC60 is more safety-conscious (at least in marketing), but also somewhat frumpier; BMW's X3 is fun and car-like in its own right, but not nearly as unique in appearance or feel as the Evoque.

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8.2
The 2014 Range Rover Evoque may not be as burly as its bigger brand-mates, but it's every bit as sophisticated and stylish.
8.4
The 2014 Audi Q5 gets quite serious about fuel economy with TDI power; it's still one of the most elegant, truly carlike luxury crossover SUVs.
8.0
The 2014 BMW X6 bends genres, in mostly successful ways; but whether you like it depends on what you're crossing over from.
8.0
The 2014 Infiniti QX60 is luxurious and full featured, while offering families a roomy, reconfigurable layout that makes good sense.
8.4
The 2014 Volvo XC60 keeps in sync with Volvo's reputation for safe, luxurious wagons–just in a taller crossover package.
MSRP From    
$41,100$37,300$60,800$42,100$34,850
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded I-6
EPA Class    
Small Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDStandard Sport Utility Vehicles 4WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WDSmall Sport Utility Vehicles 2WD
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5-Door HB Pure Plusquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumAWD 4-Door xDrive35iFWD 4-DoorFWD 4-Door 3.2L
Drivetrain    
Four Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55475
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
5-Doorquattro Sport UtilitySports Activity CoupeSport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD