Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Petrol engines 6.2 - 6.7 mpp
Diesel engines 7.6 - 9.1 mpp
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 35.9 - 43.1 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.
Based on "Weighted" mpg; figures depend on the proportion of miles driven in pure electric mode and may vary widely

Fuel economy

Petrol engines 28.9 - 31.3 mpg
Diesel engines 37.8 - 44.9 mpg
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 168.1 - 201.8 mpg
  • Most economical is the front-wheel drive D150
  • All models, bar entry level are mild hybrids
  • Plug-in hybrid P300e is incredbly tax-efficient

The 2.0-litre D150 diesel in front-wheel drove form with a manual gearbox claims up to 42.1-44.9mpg (in WLTP combined 'real-world' tests), while going for the automatic gearbox sees this dip to 39.9-42.0mpg.

The big-selling D180 (four-wheel drive and automatic transmission) has claimed economy of 38.3-41.5mpg, which tallies with our own experiences of the similarly-powered Land Rover Discovery Sport. The most powerful D240 claims between 37.8-40.9mpg.

Opt for the petrol engine and you’ll see a considerable drop in fuel economy. The P200 has a claimed figure of 29.1-31.3mpg, the P250 sees a similar 29.1-31.2mpg, while the top-of-the-range P300 petrol claims 28.9-30.9mpg - which is acceptable considering the performance on offer.

As for the P300e PHEV (plug-in hybrid) version, you get a claimed fuel consumption of up to 201.8mpg (WLTP) and 32g/km of CO2 emissions according to official figures. There's also up to 41 miles of range on battery alone in EV mode. This means some Evoque P300e models qualify for the lower Benefit-in-Kind (BIK) rate of 6% in 2020/21, rising to 8% in 2022/23.

The fuel consumption figures for the diesels suggest incremental improvements over the old Range Rover Evoque. The diesel is clearly more economical than the petrol – but not by as much as you'd expect, so if you're a low-mileage driver, you can go with a petrol engine without it hitting your pocket too deeply.

All the petrol and diesel engines – bar the entry-level D150 manual - benefit from mild-hybrid technology, but they work with varying degrees of effectiveness. The electric assistance kicks in to take out some of the strain from standing starts, but on the P250 we tested, it made very little difference at all to fuel economy figures – we certainly expected more than the 28mpg achieved during our time of testing.

Resale values are strong

The early market signs are that the Range Rover Evoque will be an easy car to resell at a decent price. Car valuation specialist CAP HPI predicts that, after three years, it will retain 67% of its list price in cash terms. The upshot of this is that PCP monthly finance will be competitive as the manufacturer has to charge per month to cover the depreciation.

As always, to maximise your residuals, carefully spec your Evoque, though, as less universally appealing colour and trim combinations will put some people off buying them in the future.

It's probably fair to say that no one is going to buy a Range Rover Evoque to save the planet. But thanks to the addition of mild-hybrid achitecture on all but the entry-level model, there is potential to deliver decent emissions and fuel consumption when driven sympathetically.

The 2.0-litre D150 engine does a decent job of minimising fuel consumption, and will emit 165-176g/km of CO2 emissions (on the Combined test in the tougher 'real world' WLTP test), and that rises to 207-221g/km for the top-of-the-range P300 petrol model. As stated before, the plug-in hybrid P300e joins the range for 2020, and gives you just 32g/km of CO2 emissions.

Is it reliable?

  • Land Rover's reputation for reliability isn't stellar
  • Previous model Evoque is renowned for problems
  • Serious quality improvements suggest a brighter future

Ah, the old cliche – Land Rovers aren't reliable. In recent times, this image for a lack of dependability has been well deserved. The Ingenium-engined models have suffered a number of problems, while electrical issues have also plagued the breed. According to Parkers Owners Reviews, the previous-generation Evoque scores a distinctly unimpressive overall rating of 2.9 out of 5.0.

There are some signs that the company may well be about to turn the corner – or at least we can hope. The interior quality is much higher than before, with many lessons learned from the new Jaguar I-Pace, which is assembled by the Austrian company Magna Steyr (also responsible for the Mercedes-Benz G-Class).

It's early to say, so for now, and going on previous form, were going to award a low score to match those of the owners' reviews.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £150 - £475
Insurance group 26 - 40
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