Base Versus Loaded: 2013 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Five-Door

By Brandon Turkus

June 05, 2012

Here’s a tip about the next issue of Winding Road; you’ll be seeing quite a bit of the Range Rover Evoque in it. In particular, there’ll be a piece of content, starring the five-door Evoque (we covered the Coupe a few months back), that is sure to cause at least a few arguments among our loyal readers.
Until then, though, let’s take a deeper dive into the smallest vehicle to wear the Range Rover badge, the Evoque. The Evoque is available in three different trims: Pure, Prestige, and Dynamic. Pure represents the base (but still amazingly well-equipped) model, while Prestige is the luxury oriented offering and Dynamic has a sportier lean. Both the Prestige and Dynamic are strikingly similar, except for a few very minor areas. Still, the Prestige is slightly more expensive to start (by about $900), while the Dynamic is pricier overall.
Fully optioned, a Range Rover Evoque Dynamic Five-Door will cost $61,370. The thing is, it doesn’t seem like there is anything (save perhaps the awesome Meridian sound system) that the Evoque Dynamic (or Prestige for that matter) has that can’t be optioned on the standard Pure trim. You can get the same twenty-inch wheels, Climate Comfort Package. You can get the nav system and rear seat entertainment system, as well. What do we think readers? Would you rather tick the option boxes on the Pure, or get the twenty-inch wheels, upgraded stereo, and other miscellaneous goodies that come with the Dynamic trim?
Price: $43,145 (Evoque Pure) + $850 (Destination & Handling) + $0 (Options) = $43,995
Price: $50,645 (Evoque Dynamic) + $850 (Destination & Handling) + $9875 = $61,370
What $17,375 Buys
Dynamic Trim - $7500
Galway Green Metallic Paint - $950
Twenty-Inch Chrome Shadow Alloy Wheel-Style 7 - $2500
Indus Silver Panoramic Roof - $650
Ebony Roof Headliner - $275
Climate Comfort Package - $1000
            - Heated windscreen
            - Heated front seats and steering wheel
            - Heated windscreen washer jets
Adaptive Dynamics—Including Dynamic Mode - $1250
Rear Seat Entertainment - $2500
Satellite Radio & HD Radio - $750
Standard Features
Option Packs
Premium Package Vision Assist Package
Driving And Transmission
Six-speed Automatic Transmission with Drive Select
Suspension and Steering
Terrain Response
Hill Start Assist
Hill Descent Control (HDC)
Cruise Control
EPAS (Electronic Power Assisted Steering)
Electronic Park Brake
Safety and Security
Airbag System
Child Seat LATCH Anchor Points
Interior Options
Climate Control with Air Filtration and Air Quality Sensing
Climate Control—Rear Vents
Interior Auto-dimming Rear View Mirror
Loadspace Stowage Rails
Carpet mats
Interior Illumination
Rear Seats
Rear Center Head Restraint
Rear Seat Center Armrest
Steering Wheel
Push Button Start
Global Opening
Stowage – Center console – covered
Sun visors – Illuminated vanity mirrors (drive and passenger)
Luggage Cover
Illumination – Footwell, glovebox, load compartment lamp
Front seats – Electric driver adjustment including recline, height, lumbar support, memory and electric passenger’s recline, lumbar support (6/4 way)
Passive Keyless Entry
Exterior Options
Parking Aid – Front
Parking Aid – Rear Camera including Hitching Guidance
HomeLink – Universal transmitter for operating garage doors and gates
Powered Electrical Tailgate
Solar attenuating glass
Rain Sensing Windshiled Wipers
Privacy Glass
Black Exterior Mirrors – electric adjustment, heated, power-folding, puddle lamps, direction indicators, memory function & auto dipping in reverse gear
Headlamps – Automatic
Headlamps – Adaptive Xenon HID with LED signature lighting & automatic headlamp leveling
Front Fog Lamps
Parking Aid – Rear
Heated Rear Screen
Powerwash Headlamps
Surround Camera System with Towing Assist
Information, Communication & Entertainment
Meridian Surround Sound System 825 watt, 17 speakers system
HDD Navigation System
8 inch Touch-Screen
USB Connectivity x2
Audio Connectivity System
5 inch TFT Color Driver Information Display
Bluetooth Telephone Connectivity
Wheel Options
Spare Wheel – Temporary steel eighteen-inch
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Tire Kit