The price tag and engine simply don't match.
There’s no question the Range Rover Evoque is one of the best-looking luxury compact crossovers on the market. The Evoque looks great inside and out and has been a huge sales success. What’s more, the luxury crossover segment is big now in North America, Europe and China. Luxury automakers are making a killing. But as we learned in our latest unboxing review of the refreshed 2016 Range Rover Evoque, this hot-selling CUV has a massively disappointing feature, its engine.
The only engine on offer for the US-spec Evoque is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four banger with 240 hp. Does this sound at all familiar to you? It should because it’s nothing more than the Ford-sourced two-liter EcoBoost.
For a luxury crossover that can cost upwards of $68,000, the only engine you’re getting also powers a Ford Focus ST? Seriously, Land Rover. We love the rest of the Evoque, but a more powerful engine is desperately needed here. Special thanks to Land Rover Sacramento for allowing us to shoot the car.