I've had mine now for two months exactly to this day. I am glad I went with my gut on this one (Pure Premium). My previous ride was a Toyota FJ Cruiser. That was a great, reliable vehicle, but I always thought Toyota could have done a better job on the interior. I also didn't need quite so extreme an off road vehicle. My main need for 4X4 is to go skiing. I live in the NW, and drive to Whistler often, and since the Olympics, the highway is pretty much freeway all the way, so FJ was overkill, and not so good gas mileage. What I really liked about it was it's torque and HP (470 and 430 respectively). I was hesitant about the four banger 2 liter in the Evoque, but driving it, being a much lighter vehicle, I can tell you it has more "pop" to it. I'm not driving in races, so top speed isn't too important to me. I tend to take good care of what I drive, so when it comes to trade in, I can get the best return. So I traded my FJ for the 2014 Evoque, and I have not regretted it one bit. I had one of the first FJ's in the town where I live. Now there are six or seven I see daily. Still only one Evoque though; mine. Prepare to spend more time getting gas, since people are going to ask you about it. Good luck. One tip, the 2014's have a nine speed auto gearbox. Much smoother shifting combined with the variable valve timing. The new RR Sport is styled like an Evoque, but is bigger and maybe a better comparison of the MDX. Good luck and enjoy the process. I'm still looking for any excuse to drive my Evoque.
07-08-2014 12:28 AM
have my evoque now for 3 weeks. Love it. I'm in the USA East Coast if that matters, and got it at Jaguar Land Rover Monmouth in NJ, excellent dealer with excellent service.
I've wanted to get one since 2012 but wasn't done paying off my Rogue. Now I got the 2014 and love every bit of it. Pure Plus Ipanema Sand.
I have a 2013 Evoke. I like it, but would not buy it if I had a do over. It has a very small back seat area. The storage space behind the back seat is also small. If you have to use an ez pass, it cannot be read thru the heated glass on the windshield & you have to find another place to put the pass. I am not crazy about the GPS. If you decided to get the Evoke, I strongly urge you to get the sensors in the side mirrors as I find the mirrors hard to adjust to a good position. My mirrors also tend to readjust themselves. I have had some difficulty w/the "sound not ready" feature. My dealer in Tacoma can't figure it out & just hopes it won't continue to occur. It does get good gas mileage, drives nicely, & looks good. Because of the voice not ready issues, I'm reluctant to take it out of town. I only have 8000 miles after 14 months. I am in the process of deciding to trade it, try to sell it myself or just put up with it.
Coming up on three years of ownership with my 2012 without one single solitary issue. Not one. Would certainly get another.
My 2015 has been to dealer 6 times in the last 6 months, all started from salt damage on connector they could NOT find, I did, NEVER will I ever buy another one.
I purchased my 2015 a couple of years ago with about 38k miles and it now has 51k. The only REAL problem I have had is the sunglass holder. There are a few rattles that are annoying and the door seals seem to make a creaking noise if I don't put some kind of vinyl conditioner on them regularly, but for the most part I have not had any issues. However I have an OBDII reader and it pulls several codes that are mostly intermittent issues. My biggest complaint is the ridiculous cost of the parts and the labor for any work performed at the dealer. But ultimately I love driving mine and it has been a good car so far. However based on what I have read I fully expect to have some issues with it in the next 50k miles. From what I have read the exhaust manifolds almost definitely will crack somewhere between 50-80k miles and to get that part you have to also buy the turbo so it isn't cheap.
Before I purchased this Evoque I test drove an Acura RDX and I really didn't like it at all. Everything about it was just vanilla (the looks, the handling, the interior). If I was going to go the safe route I would go with the king of reliability and get a Lexus or Toyota.
lets be honest, the turbo will die under 100,000 miles, in winter you will get 'battery messages'' my wife freaks out and demanded new battery, new one in, same messages in -30, and by the way no one I have asked knows
when the little battery is bad, no way to tell I think. my éco' stopped working, dealer said 'battery' HAH, same with new battery. wait for your 'tune up'' bill, HAH get a loan, it will cost you big time. would I buy another, no way,
dealer hear charges $150.00 an hour. robbery. back door fit is horrible, I have to slam my back hatch to close it, I've hit too many potholes and hinges are out of alignment again.
I haven't had a main battery issue, but the small battery/eco thing is a joke. When ECO stop/start stops working, they claim it is the small battery. But then when it is replaced it will work for a while but stop again. Then after 4 months of not working, it will do it one day.
My doors and hatch all fit fairly well, but I have an horrible noise problem with what I assume comes from the flex of the vehicle and the door seals. It sounds like crinkling plastic grocery bags...or maybe partially melted ice sloshing around inside of a cooler. I have had some success with putting something like 303 on the door seals but then it comes back and sometimes it doesn't seem to help. I'm not really sure what the cause is. But I've never owned a car that makes this noise.
The dealer here is about $130/hr I think. It is ridiculous. So far I have had good luck and I like driving mine, but I doubt I will ever by a JLR product again. My wife is looking for a vehicle right now and I am begging her to go with a Lexus NX or RX.
well, my evoque went back to dealer 5 times, they gave up, I finally found bad plug in inner front fender well driver side with salt damage, mine is 2015, just replaced cv joint $1,000.00 ,millage is 67,000 klms, back hatch does not close
properly, just replaced oxy sensor downstream, and I have heard turbo will only last 100,000 klms , poorly built. my dealer charges $150.00 an hour. hope someone runs a stop sign or steals it, too hard to sell.
Alternator needs replaced, but still charges...
Replace rear wheel bearing, but still side-to-side play in wheel. Will need to replace it again along with the hub.
Replace front left strut due to knocking... Now front right knocking.
Nose bearing went on the power transfer unit...
$1200 to rebuild it, $500 to take it out/put it in the car and $500 car rental for 2 weeks. Praying they preloaded the bearings properly!!
Had a rock crack my heated windshield..... $1000
Driving over hard-edge bumps creates a LOT of noise inside the car. Like everything with a fastener on it is loose... And a lot of plastic creaking. Drives me crazy.
Been looking at a 2019 Buick GS