2019 BMW X2 vs. 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

The BMW X2 has Daytime Running Lights to help keep it more visible under all conditions. Canadian government studies show that driving with lights during the day reduces accidents by 11% by making vehicles more conspicuous. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer Daytime Running Lights.

Both the X2 and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, front seatbelt pretensioners, plastic fuel tanks, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, rearview cameras, available all wheel drive, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.

Warranty

The X2’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Evoque’s (12 vs. 6 years).

BMW pays for scheduled maintenance on the X2 for 3 years and 36,000 miles. BMW will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Land Rover only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Range Rover Evoque.

There are almost 2 times as many BMW dealers as there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the X2’s warranty.

Reliability

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that BMW vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW 11th in initial quality, above the industry average. With 73 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 31st, below the industry average.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2018 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that BMW vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks BMW 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 77 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

The X2’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 7 lbs.-ft. more torque (258 vs. 251) than the Range Rover Evoque’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The X2 M35i’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 16 more horsepower (302 vs. 286) and 27 lbs.-ft. more torque (322 vs. 295) than the Range Rover Evoque’s optional 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Car and Driver the BMW X2 s/xDrive28i is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (base engine):

 

X2

Range Rover Evoque

Zero to 60 MPH

6.4 sec

8.1 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

17.5 sec

23.2 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

7.2 sec

9.3 sec

Passing 30 to 50 MPH

3.5 sec

4.6 sec

Passing 50 to 70 MPH

4.4 sec

6.3 sec

Quarter Mile

15 sec

16.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

93 MPH

86 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the X2 gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door:

 

 

 

MPG

X2

 

FWD

sDrive28i 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

23 city/32 hwy

 

AWD

xDrive28i 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

21 city/31 hwy

 

 

M35i 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

23 city/29 hwy

Range Rover Evoque

 

AWD

2.0 turbo 4 cyl. (237 HP)

22 city/29 hwy

 

 

2.0 turbo 4 cyl. (286 HP)

21 city/29 hwy

Transmission

The X2’s launch control uses engine electronics to hold engine RPM’s precisely in order to provide the most stable and rapid acceleration possible, using all of the available traction. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer launch control.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the X2’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover Evoque:

 

X2

Range Rover Evoque

Front Rotors

13 inches

12.8 inches

The X2’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the Range Rover Evoque are solid, not vented.

The X2 stops much shorter than the Range Rover Evoque:

 

X2

Range Rover Evoque

 

70 to 0 MPH

162 feet

176 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

The X2’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Evoque’s standard 60 series tires.

Changing a flat tire near traffic can be dangerous and inconvenient. The run-flat tires available on the X2 can be driven up to 50 miles without any air pressure, allowing you to drive to a service station for a repair. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer run-flat tires.

Suspension and Handling

The X2 xDrive28i handles at .91 G’s, while the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The X2 sDrive28i xDrive executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.8 seconds quicker than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door (25.9 seconds @ .68 average G’s vs. 27.7 seconds @ .66 average G’s).

Chassis

The BMW X2 may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 350 to 700 pounds less than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque.

The X2 is 6.2 inches narrower on average than the Range Rover Evoque, making the X2 easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The design of the BMW X2 amounts to more than styling. The X2 offers aerodynamic coefficients of drag from .31 to .33 Cd (depending on bodystyle and options). That is lower than the Range Rover Evoque (.35 to .39) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the X2 get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the X2’s rear seats recline. The Range Rover Evoque’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

The X2 has a much larger cargo volume than the Range Rover Evoque 5-Door with its rear seat up (21.6 vs. 20.3 cubic feet).

The X2’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Evoque’s in almost every dimension:

 

X2

Range Rover Evoque

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

30.6”/63”

31.3”/62.2”

Max Width

48”

43.5”

Min Width

39.6”

39.2”

Height

28”

34.3”

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the X2’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Servicing Ease

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that BMW service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks BMW 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 45% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 23rd.

Ergonomics

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the X2 has a standard rear wiper. The Range Rover Evoque Convertible doesn’t offer a rear wiper.

Consumer Reports rated the X2’s headlight performance “Very Good,” a higher rating than the Range Rover Evoque’s headlights, which were rated “Fair.”

Model Availability

The X2 is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Recommendations

Consumer Reports® recommends the BMW X2, based on reliability, safety and performance.

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