2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Reviews& Test Drives – Green Car Reports

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The new is the smallest car Range Rover has sold, and we use the word car deliberately.

The Land Rover Range Evoque skews far more what most people from a passenger car than it the go-anywhere, climb-anything luxury utility vehicles that Rover has sold since

It’s the first four-cylinder Rover, using a 240-horsepower, direct-injected and turbocharged engine it calls Si4 but Americans might better as the EcoBoost option offered this year in Edge and Ford Explorer

The engine puts out plenty of through the six-speed automatic though there’s enough and turbo lag that drivers be aware that this Rover no longer sleeps torquey sixes and V-8s.

For economy, the results are mixed: The EPA ratings for the 2012 Evoque are 19 mpg 28 mpg highway, for a combined rating of 22 or 23

And the entire car’s been around the four; no six-cylinder is envisioned, meaning it can stay enough to tip the scales at just pounds–including all-wheel drive

Driving the Evoque only the car aspect. The electric power and all-independent suspension let you toss it corners in a way that would larger Land Rovers their doorhandles on the pavement.

the higher-end versions get the magnetically-controlled absorbers that smooth the even further.

Which to say that the 2012 Evoque have off-road chops. all Land Rovers, it includes the Terrain Response system manages the engine, transmission, and suspension differently based on the driver has dialed in via a console (the modes are Normal, Mud Ruts, and Sand).

In the end, its trail performance match most American not the ultimate capabilities of its tree-climbing Rover cousins.

On the outside, the is a sort of stylish station in two-door or four-door forms. Its overhangs and high ground give it a butch look, and the roof color makes it like the biggest, butchest, Mini you’ve ever (The AWD Mini Countryman cute and cuddly in comparison.)

Inside, it’s all about From warm wood to metallics, from leather to a twin-stitched dash covering, the says expensive in subtle that show smaller can be as soothing as bigger. The metal is actual metal, and it also the Ford trick of user-settable LED lighting colors.

Prices at less than $44,000 for the and $45,000 for the sportier three-door. The trim level is called with Prestige as the mid-level, and as the high end.

The three-door, incidentally, can be ordered either a rear bench or two individual buckets, a nice for a vehicle that may spend of its life as a two-seat hatchback.

lists of standard and optional tick most of the boxes in the category, including an eight-inch navigation system, technical like blind-spot monitoring and a camera, steering-wheel audio and controls, and and those magnetic

Finally, in the green column, Rover says each includes about 35 pounds of plastics. But while a diesel of the Evoque is a standard offering North America, it carries the turbo four here in the

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