Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (2011 – 2019) Review

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (2011 – 2019) At A Glance


+Very fashionable and desirable. Sleek looks. High-quality interior. Available as a five-door or three-door coupe.

-Top models are pricey. Question marks over reliability. Reports of engine oil contamination from DPF regens after short runs.

Insurance Groups are between 28–40
On average it achieves 73% of the official MPG figure

The Evoque has been a massive hit for Land Rover. As soon as it was launched, demand for the stylish SUV with concept car looks outstripped supply and a waiting list built up. Yet despite that, it seems that we’re seeing the Evoque everywhere and good British design on our roads is back in fashion.

It's certainly hugely desirable but it’s also a premium-priced product. Thankfully, the £28K entry level model looks as good as its fully-optioned £50K counterpart and potential buyers won’t feel shortchanged at the kerbside. Certainly, the Evoque turns heads, which is quite an achievement considering it’s been around a while now.

But the arresting style that’s created by exquisite detailing and that daring roofline and windscreen rake has yet to be copied by the opposition, meaning it’s a car without rivals. And that’s the thing with the Evoque. If you judge it dispassionately on its merits, you could come away feeling a little unmoved by it.

It’s not ballistic-fast, nor does it boast sporting handling. It’s not that roomy either, and those with narrow garages will find it a tight fit. It’s also more expensive than the roomier car it’s based on. And yet, just like the original 1970 Range Rover – but for very different reasons – the Evoque is brilliant. Brilliant in its desirability.

You’ll either love or hate the Evoque, but you’ll not be able to ignore it. If you want practical or value for money, shop elsewhere. If you want to feel and look good, buy an Evoque. And right now, it looks like rather a lot of you are.

Real MPG average for a Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (2011 – 2019)


Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance


Real MPG

17–51 mpg

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Refused bodywork warranty claim on Range Rover Evoque - what should I do?
"I have Range Rover Evoque which is 18 months old. A few months ago I noticed the front lower panel was peeling badly. I took it to my local dealer, where I purchased the car and was told it was wear and tear. I then sent pictures to Land Rover who said it was caused by stone chips! Is there anything that I can do? I am so disappointed with both Land Rover and the Evoque. I paid extra for the Black kit, which now looks awful."
If the peeling is caused by stone chip damage then you will not be able to claim against the warranty. However, if you feel the damage is related to a manufacturing fault, it might be worth getting a second opinion from an independent bodyshop specialist. They may be willing to give you a report that you can use to challenge the dealer's warranty rejection.
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Can I fit a full-sized spare wheel in the boot of my car if it didn't come with one standard?
"My wife's 2013 Range Rover Evoque does not have a spare wheel and I'm reluctant to trust the kit that came with the car. Can I put a full size wheel in the boot? What do I need to to do to make it fit?"
The Range Rover Evoque's boot cavity is not large enough to store a full size spare wheel. It will take a space saver, with a bit of work, but it simply isn't deep enough to hold a standard wheel.
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Can you recommend a replacement for my Range Rover Evoque?
"I currently have a Range Rover Evoque. I'm now looking for a new car of that kind - preferably diesel. Must have large boot, otherwise no particular requirements. What do you recommend? "
Best looking with excellent tech, Peugeot 3008: Most comfortable and most practical with excellent tech: Citroen C5 Aircross:
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Can I reject a car after three months because of a DPF issue?
"My Land Rover Evoque has 2000 miles and is three months old. It has developed DPF engine management light failure. Can I reject the car and get my money back or swap for another product? I have read various threads where this is a known problem not accepted by Land Rover. I believe I may be blamed for not driving enough miles everyday. If this is the case I believe the car was mis-sold to me as they knew I did low mileage before I purchased the car. It was both explained to them and confirmed on the paperwork for the potential trade in if my old car."
This is a standard problem with the Ingenium diesel engine in the Evoque because the DPF is located too far from the engine to passively regenerate. The car has now been re-designed and hopefully this fault will have been eliminated. In theory you have a case to reject the car as "not of satisfactory quality" and "not fit for the purpose you told the dealer you wanted to use it for". That's the theory. Law here: History of the problem with the Evoque here: But if the dealer does not accept your rejection, your case will have to go to the full County Court and you could be in for significant legal and court costs that, even if a ruling is made in your favour, you might not be able to recover.
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