The Good The 2012 Range Rover Evoque uses direct injection and a turbo to get 240 horsepower out of its 2-liter engine. Its all-wheel-drive system has programs for different conditions. Exterior styling is unique and attractive.
The Bad The transmission has difficulty settling on a gear. Touch-screen response times were slow.
The Bottom Line The 2012 Range Rover Evoque is a luxurious and striking SUV with off-road chops and good-quality, if not cutting-edge, cabin tech.
2012 Range Rover Evoque
The question that was never asked, what would the love child of a Land Rover and a Jaguar look like, has been answered with the 2012 Range Rover Evoque. Eschewing the brute force of the big Land Rover models, the Evoque proves its worth on asphalt, whether as stylish urban transport or making time over a winding road.
It carries the Land Rover badge, a suggestion of who wears the pants in the family, and boasts off-road capability. It has all-wheel drive and Land Rover's Terrain Response System, which lets the driver select programs for mud, sand, and other difficult surfaces, snow being the most likely for the Evoque's demographic.