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For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 5-Door are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The BMW X2 doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.
To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Range Rover Evoque. But it costs extra on the X2.
The Range Rover Evoque offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The X2 only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.
The Range Rover Evoque HSE/Autobiography’s optional driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The X2 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.
Both the Range Rover Evoque and the X2 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 crash mitigating brakes, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems and rear cross-path warning.
The Range Rover Evoque’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 9 more horsepower (237 vs. 228) than the X2 s/xDrive28i’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.
The Range Rover Evoque has 2 gallons more fuel capacity than the X2 (18.1 vs. 16.1 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.
A nine-speed automatic is standard on the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the X2.
For better stopping power the Range Rover Evoque 286 HP’s brake rotors are larger than those on the X2:
Range Rover Evoque 286 HP
For better traction, the Range Rover Evoque has larger standard tires than the X2 (235/55R19 vs. 225/50R18). The Range Rover Evoque’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the X2 (245/45R20 vs. 225/50R18).
For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Evoque is 2 inches wider in the front and 2.3 inches wider in the rear than the average track on the X2.
For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Evoque has a 1.1 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the X2 (8.3 vs. 7.2 inches), allowing the Range Rover Evoque to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.
The Range Rover Evoque 5-Door has a larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the X2 with its rear seat folded (51 vs. 50.1 cubic feet).
The Range Rover Evoque has a 3306 lbs. towing capacity. The X2 has no towing capacity.
The Range Rover Evoque has a much higher standard payload capacity than the X2 (1100 vs. 899 lbs.).
The Range Rover Evoque has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The X2 doesn’t offer a remote starting system.
Unlike the driver-only memory system in the X2, the Range Rover Evoque offers an optional driver and passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.
The Range Rover Evoque’s optional easy entry system glides the driver’s seat back when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The X2 doesn’t offer an easy entry system.
Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Range Rover Evoque to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The X2 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.
In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Range Rover Evoque offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The X2 doesn’t offer headlight washers.
The X2’s cornering lamps activate a lamp on the front corner when the turn signal is activated. The Range Rover Evoque HSE/Autobiography’s optional adaptive cornering lights turn the actual headlight unit up to several degrees, depending on steering wheel angle and vehicle speed. This lights a significant distance into corners at any speed.
Both the Range Rover Evoque and the X2 offer optional heated front seats. The Range Rover Evoque 5-Door also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated rear seats aren’t available in the X2.
Optional air-conditioned seats in the Range Rover Evoque (except SE/Landmark) keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The X2 doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.
The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque comes in four door and soft top bodystyles; the BMW X2 isn’t available as a soft top.
Motor Trend selected the Range Rover Evoque as their 2012 Sport Utility of the Year. The X2 has never been chosen.
A group of representative automotive journalists from North America selected the Range Rover Evoque as the 2012 North American Truck of the Year. The X2 has never been chosen.
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