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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Car and Driver logo Car and Driver 9/12/2018 Drew Dorian
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque in Depth: Style and Flair: The smallest Range Rover, the Evoque, has brought the brand's heritage down to a lower price, offering a stylish exterior and a luxurious cabin.© Provided by Hearst Communications, Inc The smallest Range Rover, the Evoque, has brought the brand's heritage down to a lower price, offering a stylish exterior and a luxurious cabin.

Overall Rating: 3-star-photo-673240-s-original© Car and Driver 3-star-photo-673240-s-original

Land Rover's smallest Range Rover, the Evoque, turns heads with its daring exterior styling and has proved such a hit that it spurred other products throughout the lineup to take on a similar look. Although the Evoque was introduced in 2011, it still manages to look fresh and modern, luring moneyed buyers in upscale neighborhoods throughout North America. Its interior is similarly posh, at least for front-seat occupants, and can be optioned heavily to include luxury items such as massaging seats. It doesn't boast the same off-road capability as its larger stablemates nor is it as refined on-road, but it's much easier to pilot through tight city streets than its bigger Rover brothers.

What's New for 2018?

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Two new engines-a 237-hp and a 286-hp turbocharged four-cylinder-join the Evoque lineup for 2018; selecting the 286-hp version nets a sporty-looking body kit, too. Land Rover has also introduced a new trim level called Landmark, which wears the exterior styling of the upscale HSE Dynamic and sports exterior trim and 19-inch wheels that are painted a glossy dark gray. Elsewhere, minor updates improve upon the Evoque's premium feel. Auto-dimming exterior mirrors become standard on the SE Premium, HSE, and Autobiography trims, and the two-tone Ivory and Lunar (read: cream and dark gray) interior is now available on the SE Dynamic convertible. New, dark-aluminum trim now graces the interior of all Evoque models, but a lighter finish is available as an option. The Evoque's available Wi-Fi hotspot has been upgraded from a 3G data connection to faster 4G LTE. The funky two-door Evoque is dead for 2018, but the convertible is still offered alongside the four-door body style.

Trims and Options We'd Choose

Our pick from last year—the two-door "coupe" variant in SE Premium trim—is no longer available. Bummer. As much as we'd like to spec the convertible version in its stead, the four-door is the more practical buy and starts at $42,795 for the base SE model versus the $53,095 of the convertible. We'd upgrade to the new-for-2018 Landmark trim—which looks great with its sportier exterior styling featuring glossy gray accents. Opting for the Landmark trim also adds: 

• Navigation
• Panoramic glass roof
• Power-operated tailgate with hands-free gesture operation

At $49,395, the Evoque Landmark isn't cheap, but it is well equipped and very stylish. Plus, as with every Range Rover Evoque, all-wheel drive is standard; most of its rivals in this segment make that an optional extra.

For details about the 2017 Range Rover Evoque, see our in-depth review.

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• 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque - Overview and Pricing
Engine and Transmission
Performance and Driving Impressions
Audio and Infotainment
Exterior Design and Dimensions
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage

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