2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Safety

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Safety

As a brand-new vehicle, the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque hasn't yet been crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).

We base our score here on the Evoque's available safety features, which include standard front, side and curtain airbags; anti-lock brakes, traction and stability control; and user-selectable all-wheel drive with hill-descent control and trailer-stability assist, both of which use anti-lock braking to stabilize the Evoque in more extreme driving or towing situations.

The era of truly coupe-like SUVs dawns, finally, and the 2012 Range Rover Evoque nails it with turbo thrust and carlike handling.

Bluetooth is also standard on the Evoque, as are a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors. Among its options are a surround-view rear camera and blind-spot detectors, both useful features we'd recommend for almost all drivers, given the Evoque's high-rise rear end.

Even though it is a tall vehicle with stylishly tapered glass, visibility is surprisingly good in the Evoque, though the rear headrests and rear pillars create medium-sized blind spots.

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