2006 Scion xA and 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada, the Evoque gets mileage that falls between the two so it averages out. Paying for one insurance, even on the new pricey Evoque, is still lower than double paying insurance on the two older cars. I had two cars because I have to get to work even if the roads aren't plowed yet out here, but I liked driving the small, nimble, efficient Scion xA 10 months out of the year. Now I have one vehicle that does both, is shorter than the Bravada, wider and more stable, handles sporty, frees up lots of space in the garage, and has lots and lots of toys. There are other luxury SUVs out there, but either not as capable, or too big and gas thirsty for my tastes. I like powerful/capable efficiency.
I traded in my '10 ECO Flex Limited which was just a little on the big size for me. Last September I sold my 19' boat and immediately had no reason to have a large towing rig. About a day after selling the boat I started thinking about downsizing my ride. Initially I thought about a Ford Edge, a tad on the boring side, but about to come out with a ECO 4 version. However, for some reason, Ford is not offering any towing equipment with that engine.
I still have a small sail boat that weighs around 1000 pounds including the trailer and I also have a small trash trailer for yard cleanup that might go a little higher. The trash trailer goes to the dump about 12 times a year (15 miles away). The sailboat trailer goes down to the boat launch on our lake twice a year (5 miles away). So I don't have a big need to tow, but I do need an occasional tow.
There are several vehicles that would have done the job for me, but I kept thinking about the Evoque and when I test drove one, I was hooked.
I had a VW TIGUAN 2011 4MOTION, great little car, in fact it was little only from the outside...as the interior was much bigger than it looked. The car was great, but when I saw the EVOQUE...that was it, I just loved it.
trade in the Nissan 370Z...totally different concept...loved the 370Z but since i took the Evoque havent regretted it...sad thing is the fuel consumption is the same despite the big difference in engine capacity...