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    REALLY diggin this vehicle. Comes in 2 and 4 Door. Can't wait to go for a test drive and see if it has enough room for the kiddos. The "look" is outstanding and the reviews I have read are nice:











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    it seems like all car manufacturers are making smaller cars when majority of people are getting larger?
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    White would be 1st choice Although this pearlescent Green w/ Saddle interior would be "lively".




    Nice reviews too:

    Range Rover Evoque - Road Test First Drive - Autocar.co.uk


    2012 Range Rover Evoque Test Drive - Range Rover Evoque Review - Popular Mechanics
    On-Sale Date: October 2011

    Price: $43,995 to $44,995

    Competitors: Audi Q3, BMW X1

    Powertrain: 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder, 237 hp, 340 lb-ft; 6-speed automatic, AWD

    EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway): 19/28

    What's New: Not all Detroit Auto Show concepts make great road cars. For instance, the retro-inspired VW Beetle gained pounds and length during its journey from concept to production, as did Porsche's original concept Boxster. But Range Rover's new Evoque compact sports utility is virtually identical to the concept unveiled at Detroit 2008, the LRX. With its innovative design, the Evoque is in the vanguard of a new downsized luxury segment that has the automotive world chattering.

    Tech Tidbit: The dual-view screen on the center console uses the Parallax Barrier Technology first introduced on the 2010 Range Rover. It allows the driver and passenger to view different images on the same screen based on their viewing angle. So while the passenger watches TV or a DVD, the driver sees navigation information. It works really well. Dual-view screens are still banned in the U.S., but Land Rover says it plans to challenge that rule.

    Driving Character: Think of the Evoque as the product of a marriage between a European sports hatchback such as the Mini Cooper and a compact sports utility such as the BMW X1. It's a great ride, with positive handling, well-controlled body roll and terrific steering. The Evoque's drive is crisper than anything else in its class or on the Land Rover roster. The Ford four-cylinder twin-scroll turbo motor pulls admirably for a 2-liter, though it burns through gas if you push it. The six-speed Aisin Warner auto transmission occasionally gets lost for a moment when you are just cruising. The chassis setup is biased towards on-road ride and handling, but there's enough suspension to handle a bumpy ascent, and the new speed-adjustable descent control will ensure you make it back down safely.

    Favorite Detail: Placed on a mantel, the jewel-like taillamps would look like modern art. We also love the glittering switches and dials on the facia borrowed from more expensive Range Rover models.

    Driver's Grievance: Try as they might, even the motor industry's best engineering teams are struggling to match the steering feel and feedback of a good hydraulic setup with the latest generation of electronically assisted steering systems. The Evoque's is good but imperfect. Oh, and those back seats are pretty cramped, especially in the three-door "coupe," which has a lower roofline.

    The Bottom Line: Inspired by the wartime U.S. Jeep, the original Land Rover was a boxy utility device. That all changed in 1970, when the little British automaker launched the world's first luxury SUV, the Range Rover. Now Land Rover is trying to change the game again with this new baby version. There's a real buzz about the 4x4 Evoque, and for good reason: It's a small SUV that feels big and luxurious and drives like an all-weather European sports coupe. The Range Rover's good looks are at the heart of the car's appeal, so we have to credit Gerry McGovern's design team for managing to keep the proportions of the 2008 LRX concept car. The Evoque is intended to attract a new range of younger, urban buyers. With a dazzling design and great handling, the Evoque has a good chance of doing just that.
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    I mean I like them and I really was considering one, but the fact that it is a 4 cylinder killed it for me. I know it isn't going to be "slow" but it isn't going to feel like the land rover to me. I don't maybe when I drive it it will be different.

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    Test drove these at my local LR dealer about a month back. They had a launch event with drinks and etc. REALLY cool looking..but the 4cyl's are almost..Acura RDX ish style engines..I would wait a while..they are cool, but...something is missing. Most folks that ordered them then..can get them by Nov.
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    From the reviews I have seen thus far everyone seems to be a fan of it. I like the exterior styling as well but still need to get behind the wheel and drive one. It's definetly priced reasonably and may take a bite out of the ML and X5 market.

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    It looks like a Ford Explorer with a very odd beltline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sleepy996 View Post
    From the reviews I have seen thus far everyone seems to be a fan of it. I like the exterior styling as well but still need to get behind the wheel and drive one. It's definetly priced reasonably and may take a bite out of the ML and X5 market.
    I think it is too small to take a bite out of those lines maybe the x3 and glks?

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    Ugly car .

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    fully loaded its 60k+, might as well buy a sport. For a car that has a 4 cylinder engine $40k-60k seem way too high.

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