Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

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

Petrol engines 3.9 - 5.7 mpp
Diesel engines 3.6 - 5.7 mpp
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 18.8 - 26.2 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 29.3 - 42.6 mpg
Diesel engines 29.4 - 46.3 mpg
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 141.0 - 196.6 mpg
  • Plug-in hybrid most economical
  • All models, bar entry level and plug-in, are mild-hybrids
  • Plug-in hybrid P300e is incredibly tax-efficient

How much is it going to cost to run?

Following the most recent updates, there’s a good selection of Evoques that offer reasonable real-world fuel efficiency, especially the plug-in hybrids, hence the competitive 3.6 - 26.2 mpp figures. Under the ‘real world’ WLTP official fuel efficiency testing regime, P300e PHEV is the most efficient, but the diesels return acceptable fuel economy when driven carefully.

MPG and CO2

Figures for fuel economy and CO2 emissions are as follows under the latest WLTP regime:

Petrol:

  • 1.5 P160 160hp eight-speed automatic: 33.9-35.4mpg, 180-188g/km
  • 2.0 P200 200hp nine-speed automatic: 29.3.2-31.7mpg, 201-217g/km
  • 2.0 P250 250hp nine-speed automatic: 29.3-31.6mpg, 201-217g/km
  • 2.0 P300 300hp nine-speed automatic: 29.3-31.3mpg, 203-217g/km

Diesel:

  • 2.0 D165 165hp six-speed manual: 43.5-46.7mpg, 158-170g/km
  • 2.0 D165 165hp nine-speed automatic: 41.8-44.1mpg, 168-177g/km
  • 2.0 D200 200hp nine-speed automatic: 40.3-43.8mpg, 169-184g/km

Plug-in hybrid

  • 1.5 P300e 300hp eight-speed automatic: up to 141mpg, 44g/km

The diesels are the big-sellers in the UK. They’re effortless to get up to speed and suit the character of the Evoque well. 

Opt for the petrol engine and you’ll see a considerable drop in fuel economy. However, it’s an acceptable amount considering the performance on offer.

The P300e PHEV (plug-in hybrid) version has the highest MPG and lowest 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.

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 architecture on all but the entry-level model, there is potential to deliver decent emissions and fuel consumption when driven sympathetically.

Servicing and maintenance

This is a premium vehicle and you will need to budget for premium prices when it comes to servicing and other costs, too. However, Land Rover’s fixed-price servicing plans successfully help owners map out their future costs. It’s about £700 for four-cylinder diesel models and includes scheduled maintenance for five years or 50,000 miles, while the 75,000-mile plan costs £800.

All Evoques are sold with a three-year/60,000-mile warranty, which is probably as long as most finance agreements, but lags behind most of the opposition. Despite this, the Evoque will remain highly desirable for many years to come on the used car market, which will keep resale values high.

How reliable is it?

  • 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.

We had a D165 on test and it did break down. At least Land Rover’s customer service department was helpful, and an AA van arrived with us within 45 minutes. They managed to fix the issue roadside, too.

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 worth checking the owners’ reviews to see what people think.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165 - £520
Insurance group 24 - 40
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