2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vs. 2017 Audi Q5
When shopping for a small luxury crossover SUV in the Marco Island area, many drivers are drawn to the likes of the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, and it’s no wonder why. Between its outstanding fuel economy, sleek styling, and extensive features list, the latest Land Rover Range Rover Evoque proves quite attractive in this elite segment. Plus, it now even boasts a convertible option. Some might also consider the 2017 Audi Q5, but upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that the Land Rover model is superior. Find out why before heading to Land Rover Fort Myers to learn more.
When it comes to saving more in the long run, Fort Myers drivers would be better served by selecting the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. That’s because its standard turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and an all-wheel drive system promises EPA fuel economy estimates of 21 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
Meanwhile, the 2017 Audi Q5’s base engine is also a turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder, but it comes mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This setup only allows for 20 mpg city and 27 mpg highway, according to EPA estimates. Even the Audi Q5 Hybrid model, which pairs this engine with a 54 hp electric motor and a battery pack, only matches the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque at 30 mpg highway, making the gas-powered Land Rover small luxury crossover SUV all the more competitive.
As small luxury crossover SUVs, both the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and the 2017 Audi Q5 come similarly equipped from the start, boasting 18-inch wheels, heated exterior mirrors, and Bluetooth connectivity. However, the latest iteration of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque edges out the competition, as it boasts an 11-speaker Meridian sound system as compared to the Audi Q5’s 10-speaker stereo. The Land Rover model also gets a standard rearview camera, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a larger 10.2-inch touchscreen interface, unlike its Audi counterpart, which only adds such features at an extra cost at more expensive trim levels.
When it comes to safety, the 2017 Audi Q5 is lacking, as it doesn’t offer either a surround-view parking camera or a forward collision mitigation system with automatic braking. The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, on the other hand, does indeed offer a 360-degree parking camera and a frontal collision warning system that automatically applies the brakes if there’s an imminent collision.
Drive the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Home from Land Rover Fort Myers
Now that you understand the areas in which the 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque excels over a top competitor, perhaps it’s time that you check out this small luxury crossover SUV in person at Land Rover Fort Myers. Our dealership is located at 15875 S. Tamiami Trl. in Fort Myers, FL, just a short drive from Marco Island. Feel free to reach out if you have questions before.