- Front-wheel drive eD4 versions are the cheapest to run
- Petrol-fuelled Si4 will require the deepest pockets
- Strong resale values help the Evoque’s cause
Considering that we’re dealing with a premium-badged SUV – albeit one on the dainty side – Range Rover Evoque running costs are low, providing you choose wisely.
Championing the efficiency cause are the front-wheel drive diesel versions badged eD4 E-Capability. In this guise the Evoque – highlighted with its blue tailgate badge – has a claimed fuel economy of 65.7mpg and CO2 emissions rated at 113g/km.
If you really must have a petrol Evoque then you’re restricted to the 2.0-litre Si4 in four-wheel drive form. Be prepared to fork-out for the privilege though, with an official fuel efficiency figure of 36.2mpg and CO2 emissions quoted at 181g/km.
Typically SUVs are more expensive to run than more conventional cars with components such as tyres and brakes wearing out quicker thanks to the crossover’s greater heft. Not only that, they’re typically more expensive to replace, too.
Residual values will be strong so expect your Evoque, in any specification, to have resale values in the region of 50% after three years and 30,000 miles of use.
Estimated fuel cost per year
|Fuel type||Pence per litre||Estimated cost per year *|
|Unleaded||128p||£1,573 - £1,818 *|
|Diesel||131p||£1,063 - £1,385 *|
* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.
Ongoing running costs
|Servicing period||Every 12 months or 15,000 miles, whichever is sooner|
|Warranty||Three years, unlimited mileage|
|Road tax (12 months)||
£30 - £450
See tax rates for all versions
28 - 43
How much is it to insure?
Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.
For the lowest emissions in the Range Rover Evoque line-up, you’ll need to stick with the entry-level, front-wheel drive eD4 E-Capability with a CO2 output of 113g/km.
Bookending the range is the four-wheel drive Si4 petrol, producing 240hp: a nine-speed gearbox is more efficient than the earlier six-speeders, pegging CO2 emissions at 181g/km.
Highest and lowest CO2 emissions
|Engine||CO2 emissions||Road tax (12 months)|
|2.2d Diesel||133 g/km (Min)||£140|
|2.0 Petrol||199 g/km (Max)||£290|
- Land Rover doesn’t have the best of reliability reputations
- Evqoue has already been subjected to six official recalls
- Material quality and assembly do feel strong, though
Over the years reliability hasn’t been Land Rover’s strongest suit and so it seems that the Range Rover Evoque is suffering somewhat from this legacy.
It’s built on a heavily revised version of the Land Rover Freelander 2’s underpinnings, so niggling faults should have been ironed out, but according to the DVSA’s vehicle inspectorate website, it’s been subjected to six recalls.
Two are related to electrical short circuit issues, while the remainder concern a steering fault, a potential engine cut-out, a faulty front passenger airbag and a possible fuel leak. Not a great track record, it has to be said.
On the positive side, the quality of the materials used in the Evoque feel of a quality befitting of the Range Rover badge and it appears to be well-assembled, with few signs of rattles and sqeaks.
Car checklist problem points
|Body||No problems reported|
|Engine / gearbox||No problems reported|
|Other||No problems reported|