Range Rover Evoque SUV - Reliability & safety

Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating and Land Rover's reputation for reliability

Carbuyer Rating

3.9 out of 5

Owners Rating

2.4 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

4.5 out of 5

With a number of safety upgrades and new engine options over the previous model, we expect the new Evoque will be safe and reliable, especially given its premium price tag.

Land Rover didn’t perform that well in the 2020 Driver Power survey, with a higher proportion of owners reporting problems.

The Evoque received a full five-star rating when it was tested by Euro NCAP. It features plenty of standard safety equipment, so you don’t need to dive into the options list to get them.

Range Rover Evoque reliability

Land Rover’s Driver Power rankings as a manufacturer over the past few years can best be described as inconsistent; in 2017, the British brand came 22nd, in 2018 it came seventh, and in 2019 it was 20th. That inconsistency was no different in 2020, with the brand finishing in 25th place. This lowly ranking was largely down to reliability, with 33.8% of owners reporting a fault in the first year, which was one of the most complained about aspects of Land Rover ownership.

Owners also complained about high running costs, and both economy and servicing were poorly rated. If the brand can improve reliability for the new Evoque, as well as its recently facelifted Range Rover and Range Rover Sport models, it stands to do better in the 2021 survey.

Safety

Euro NCAP awarded the Evoque five stars when it tested the car in early 2019. That overall score was achieved thanks in part to a 94% score in the adult occupant category, and an impressive 87% rating for child occupant protection.

Even the unnamed base model features emergency braking, a driver alert sensor, lane-keep assist, a brake pad wear indicator and a pedestrian airbag. Traffic-sign recognition, an adaptive speed limiter, a clear exit monitor with more tech available if you upgrade to one of the higher trim levels. Top HSE models also include blind-spot assist, high-speed emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.

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