Nope - I double checked the figures on the Land Rover Website to make sure I was looking at the correct model and fuel type. (I've got a 2.2 Diesel 190). In fact at the end of last week I fuelled up, drove mostly motorways for 200 miles. It registered an average speed of 65mph - which only returned 35.2mpg - not quite the average 44.1mpg that was claimed. I realise the mpg figures are calculated in ideal conditions and are always a bit aspirational, but this is way off!You must have read "hype" from the European Diesle 2-WD version. The Gasoline 4-WD version is rated at 28 highway. I've been averaging 25.5. It would probably be higher if I stayed at the speed limit and didn't have so much fun passing people. The car I traded in had a 1.5L engine and 96hp, now this has a 2.0L engine and 240HP. Nice improvement in efficiency when you look at the power coming out compared to the amount of fuel going in.
It's great to drive. I used to have an Audi TT which was also diesel - and obviously the Evoque's not going to handle like the TT but still, the accelleration is more than adequate. 0-60 isn't that fast, but in the higher level, 50-70 for overtaking, it feels pretty good - and that's whats most important - not beating the boy-racers from the lights! Besides - the issue in this thread is the fuel economy so my right foot has a helium balloon tied to it all the time!!Hey ferymac, how is the diesel to drive? I think I read it has 310 ft/lbs of torque so the must still scoot.
This is more LOGICAL, as I get exactly the same average as you do and I have been checking for over 2K miles now.God! you guys must drive it feathering the throttle. I think I drive a lot slower than usual coasting as much as possible and using the cruise control between lights and still get 18.3 to 18.9 average. that means i am averaging about 14 city 23 highway. That aint that good. Still Better than my honda element (15-20mpg) not better than my supercharged Elise (20 - 28). The honda element is about the only car ive seen that does better in city than highway. Pushing 80 mph at 4k rpm with a box shaped design is like dragging a building with a lawnmower.