2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

MSRP $41,475 - $60,775

Ranked #18 in Suv

7.1

Overall Rating

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 19, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The 2016 Range Rover Evoque features a compelling balance between sportiness and luxury. With tight proportions and compact sizing, the Evoque stands as the perfect Land Rover for urban commutes. However, the compactness doesn’t hinder the comfort and luxury on offer with the Evoque’s cabin. 

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Pros

Well-Appointed Interior. 

Great Tech Features. 

Compliant, Comfortable Ride. 

Cons

Low Cargo Space. 

Poor Fuel Economy. 

Expensive for its Class. 

What's New?

No major changes from 2015. 


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$41475

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

top speed

134 mph

drivetrain

all wheel drive

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

240 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

250 lb.-ft. @ 1750 rpm

transmission

9 speed shiftable automatic

dimensions

wheelbase

104.8 in.

length

172 in.

width

78.1 in.

height

64.4 in.

curb weight

3865 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

cargo volume

51 cu ft.

towing capacity

3500 lbs.

payload capacity

1102 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

10.4 sec.

standing 1/4-mile

19 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/24/30 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr./ 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

4 yr./ 50,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./ unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SE$41,475 onwards

SE w/Premium Package$45,675 onwards

SE Premium$46,675 onwards

HSE$50,475 onwards

HSE Dyanmic$53,775 onwards

HSE w/Dynamic Package$53,775 onwards

Autubiography$60,775 onwards

Colors and Styles

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque in Aintree Green Metallic color
Aintree Green Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.0

Engine and Performance

6.7

Fuel Economy

6.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

8.0

Safety

8.5

7.1

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

7.1

Overall Rating


The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque starts at $41,800, and offers a 2.0L Inline-4 engine, making 240 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The 2016 Range Rover Evoque competes against rivals such as the 2016 BMW X1 and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250. In this review of the Range Rover Evoque, we walk you through the pros and cons of the SUV, and help you decide whether you should buy one or not. 


7.0/10
Features

6.7/10
Engine and Performance

6.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

8.0/10
Exterior

8.5/10
Safety


2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Features

7.0/10

Much like the rest of the Land Rover lineup, the British carmaker offers the 2016 Range Rover Evoque in 5 different trims. While the base SE model starts at an MSRP of $41,800, the top-end Autobiography trim comes in at a whopping $62,500. The Range Rover Evoque is a well-equipped SUV, featuring some impressive features even with the SE trim. Higher trims, of course, flaunt impressive equipment lists, with the Autobiography trim offering some of the best comfort features in this segment. The following table gives you an idea of all the trims and features offered with the 2016 Range Rover Evoque. 

Model

SE

SE Premium

HSE

HSE Dynamic

Autobiography

MSRP

$41,800

$45,800

$51,000

$54,700

$62,500

Key Features

Cruise Control

SE Features, plus:

SE Premium Features, plus:

HSE Features, plus:

HSE Dynamic Features, plus:

 

Leather Upholstery

Driver Seat Memory

Oxford Leather Seats

Adaptive Dynamics 

Meridian Digital Surround Sound

 

18-inch Alloy Wheels

Gesture-Operated Tailgate

Automatic High Beams

Illuminated Tread Plates

17-Speaker Sound System

 

8-inch Infotainment Screen

LED Accent lighting

Blind Spot Monitor

Dynamic Mode

Oxford Leather Electric Memory Seats

 

12-way Power Front Seats

 

Fixed Panoramic Glass Sunroof

Chrome Exhaust Finish

14-Way Power Adjustment 

 

Dual-Zone Climate Control

 

Heated Front Seats

Perforated Leather Steering Wheel

 
 

Parking Sensors

   

Rear spoiler

 

We Recommend

There’s a good deal of variety when it comes to the 2016 Range Rover Evoque. If you’re considering taking one home, we suggest going for the SE Premium trim. We feel that the SE Premium offers an extremely good balance of price and features. For $45,800, the SE Premium gets you an exquisite leather-wrapped cabin, along with 12-way power adjustable seats. There’s also a good deal of tech features on offer, which makes this trim a compelling deal. 

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Engine and Performance

6.7/10

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque is offered with a 2.0L turbocharged Inline-4 engine, which is capable of making 240 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The Evoque’s engine comes mated to a clever 9-Speed Automatic gearbox, which does a fantastic job of shuffling power though the powertrain. Additionally, the 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque is offered in AWD, which makes driving it easy. 

While the engine itself doesn’t feel particularly powerful, there’s plenty of grunt for powerful highway cruising and comfortable overtaking. Driving in the city feels like a breeze, and the AWD system makes handling comfortable. The 2016 Range Rover Evoque sprints from 0 to 60 MPH in 7.1 seconds, which is sufficiently quick for a vehicle of its size. Additionally, the 2016 model year Evoque also manages to hit top speeds of up to 135 miles per hour, which makes it a great choice for highway crunching. 

Models

2016 Range Rover Evoque

2016 BMW X1

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

MSRP

$41,800

$35,745

$32,845

Engine

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Twin-Turbo Inline-4

2.0L Turbo Inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

FWD

Transmission

9-Speed Automatic

8-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

Power 

240 hp@ 3,200 rpm

228 hp @ 3,750 rpm 

208 hp @ 3,300 rpm

Torque 

250 lb-ft @ 1,900 rpm

258 @ 1,500 rpm

258 @ 1,750 rpm

0 to 60 MPH

7.1

6.5

6.6

Quarter Mile (Sec)

15.1

15.2

15.8

Top Speed (MPH)

135

130

145

Comparing the competition, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque comes out as the clear winner in terms of raw horsepower figure. Both the BMW X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 offer more torque than the Evoque, albeit by a small margin. Despite lower power, the 2016 model year BMW X1 showcases the best 0 to 60 launch time, while the Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 follows closely. Quarter-mile times of all three cars stand fairly close, with the Range Rover Evoque being the quickest in this front. The 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 offers the highest top speed among the competition, going as fast as 145 MPH.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Fuel Economy

6.0/10

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque exhibits pretty decent performance merit, but lags behind in the fuel efficiency department. The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque only manages to return 21 MPG in the city, and 29 MPG on highways. The result is a combined MPG rating of 24, which is lower than what is being offered with the competition. However, to compensate for the low fuel economy, the Evoque comes with a large 18.5-gallon fuel tank, which helps in delivering respectable driving range. 

Models

2016 Range Rover Evoque

2016 BMW X1

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

MPG (City)

21

22

24

MPG (Highway)

29

31

33

MPG (Combined)

24

25

27

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

18.5 

16.1 

13.2 

Comparing the competition, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque fares the worst in terms of fuel economy. On the other end of the spectrum, the 2016 model year Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 manages to return a steady 24 MPG in the city and 33 MPG on the highway, which is significantly higher than that of the Range Rover Evoque. 

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Interior

7.0/10

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque offers an extremely classy and well-appointed cabin. There’s a generous use of leather, especially on the higher trims. You get 12-way power adjustable seats as standard, while you also have the option for upgrading to 14-way power seats, with memory function, ventilation, and premium leather finish. 

You also have the option of customizing the Evoque cabin to a great extent, all the way from choosing the color of your seats and dash, to picking the finish of your dash. The 2016 Range Rover offers a fair bit of space inside the cabin, with up to 5 passengers being comfortably seated. There’s dual-zone climate control on offer, along with additional features such as a panoramic moonroof, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Models

2016 Range Rover Evoque

2016 BMW X1

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.9/56.5/43.1

41.9/56.7/40.4

38.3/54.8/41.9

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.0/55.8/35.6

39.4/57.0/37.0

38.4/53.2/33.9

Cargo Capacity (cu-ft.)

20.0

27.1

17.2

Comparing the competition, the 2016 BMW X1 offers the most interior space. At the front, the Range Rover Evoque, however, offers the most legroom. At the back, the BMW X1 remains the roomiest, with the Evoque following closely behind. In terms of cabin room, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA falls on the disappointing side, offering significantly lower passenger space than both of its competitors. Some key interior features offered with the 2016 Range Rover Evoque include:

  • Dual-Zone Climate Control. 
  • Leather Upholstery. 
  • 12-way/14-way Power Seats. 
  • Seat Memory Settings. 
  • Panoramic Moonroof. 
  • Heated and Ventilated Seats. 
  • Front Cup Holders. 

2016 Range Rover Evoque Infotainment System

The 2016 model year Range Rover Evoque gets Land Rover’s 8.0-inch InControl infotainment system, featuring plenty of apps and settings to play with. You also get an in-built navigation system, which is decent. Sound is channelled via a compelling 12-speaker sound system, and Bluetooth Audio Streaming makes playing your favorite playlists easy. You also have the option for upgrading to a 17-speaker Meridian sound system, which takes music to a whole new level. In addition, Land Rover also offers you Ambient Lighting with your Evoque, which makes night-time driving extremely enjoyable. Some major infotainment features offered with the 2016 Range Rover Evoque include:

  • 8.0-inch Infotainment Screen. 
  • In-Built Navigation System.
  • Bluetooth Audio Streaming.
  • Interior Ambient lighting.
  • 12-Speaker Sound System.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Exterior

8.0/10

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque stands as an extremely handsome and well-designed SUV. The Evoque features sculpted, chunky bodywork with elegant aesthetic elements which seem very pleasing to the eye. The Evoque features intricately designed front and rear lights, which flaunt sophisticated LED matrices. 

The side profile of the Evoque is very unique, and genuinely no other vehicle in this segment matches the elegance and artsy aesthetic of the Evoque till date. Land Rover offers 18-inch alloys with the Evoque, which can be upgraded to 19-inch wheels with fancy finishes depending on your taste. 

Models

2016 Range Rover Evoque

2016 BMW X1

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class

Curb Weight (lbs) 

4059

3697

3296

Length (inches) 

171.5

174.8

173.9

Width (inches)

74.8

71.7

71.0

Height (inches)

64.4

63.7

60.0

Ground Clearance (inches)

8.4

6.9

6.6

Wheelbase (inches)

104.7

105.1

106.3

Among the competition, the Range Rover Evoque actually comes off as the heaviest vehicle in the lot, thanks to the exquisitely appointed cabin, and rather traditional construction. The BMW X1 measures the longest in the competition, while the Range Rover Evoque measures the widest. The Evoque also ends up as the tallest in the lot, while also featuring the greatest ground clearance. The Mercedes-Benz GLA 250 offers the longest wheelbase. Some highlight exterior features offered with the 2016 Range Rover Evoque include:

  • Chrome Grille Surround. 
  • Signature LED Headlights. 
  • Evoque Badging. 
  • 18-inch Alloy Wheels.
  • Optional Privacy Glass. 
  • Illuminated Tread Plates.
  • Chrome Door Handles.

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Safety

8.5/10

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque is a safe vehicle for daily commutes. The Evoque is based on an entirely new platform employed by Land Rover, which is rigid and ensures high structural integrity. This means that the Evoque can take impacts without deforming or transferring shocks to the occupants. Additionally, the 2016 Range Rover Evoque comes with a wide range of active and passive safety features, which make the compact SUV extremely safe for frequent use. Some key safety features offered with the 2016 Range Rover Evoque include:

  • ESP and ABS. 
  • Traction Control. 
  • Hill Descent Control.
  • Dual-Stage Airbags. 
  • Hill Start Assist.
  • Side Curtain Airbags. 
  • Lane Keeping Assist. 
  • LED Headlights with DRLs.
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Monitor. 

2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Final Verdict

The 2016 Range Rover Evoque stands as a classier alternative to the likes of the Mercedes-Benz GLA and the BMW X1. While the Evoque promises great ride quality, cabin comfort and isolation, it misses out on performance, practicality and reliability. Additionally, the higher starting price of the 2016 model year Evoque can actually make it a difficult sell. However, if you’re not concerned about the practicality or the higher price, the 2016 Range Rover should be an excellent choice.

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