2020 Audi Q5 vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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Safety

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The Q5’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Audi Q5 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 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Q5 has standard Secondary Collision Brake Assist, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Both the Q5 and the Range Rover Evoque have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, all-wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, rearview cameras, available lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

For its top level performance in all IIHS frontal, side, rear impact and roof-crush tests, and its standard front crash prevention system, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety grants the Q5 the rating of “Top Pick” for 2017, a rating granted to only 169 vehicles tested by the IIHS. The Range Rover Evoque has not been tested, yet.

Warranty

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The Q5’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Evoque’s (12 vs. 6 years).

There are over 75 percent more Audi dealers than there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the Q5’s warranty.

Reliability

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The Audi Q5’s engine uses a cast iron block for durability, while the Range Rover Evoque’s engines use an aluminum block. Aluminum engine blocks are much more prone to warp and crack at high temperatures than cast iron.

A reliable vehicle saves its owner time, money and trouble. Nobody wants to be stranded or have to be without a vehicle while it’s being repaired. Consumer Reports rates the Q5’s reliability 40 points higher than the Range Rover Evoque.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Audi vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 22nd in initial quality. With 24 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 32nd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Audi vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in reliability, above the industry average. With 97 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

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As tested in Consumer Reports the Audi Q5 is faster than the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque turbo 4 cyl.:

Q5

Range Rover Evoque

Zero to 30 MPH

2.7 sec

3.2 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

6.8 sec

8.3 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

4.6 sec

5.6 sec

Quarter Mile

15.4 sec

16.6 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

94 MPH

86 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Q5 Auto gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Evoque turbo 4 cyl. (22 city/28 hwy vs. 20 city/27 hwy).

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the Audi Q5 uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended for maximum performance). The Range Rover Evoque requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

Transmission

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The Q5 offers a standard sequential manual gearbox (SMG). With no clutch pedal to worry about and a fully automatic mode, an SMG is much more efficient than a conventional automatic but just as easy to drive. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer an SMG or a conventional manual transmission.

The Q5’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

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The Q5’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs standard on the Range Rover Evoque are solid, not vented.

The Q5 stops much shorter than the Range Rover Evoque:

Q5

Range Rover Evoque

70 to 0 MPH

161 feet

181 feet

Car and Driver

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Q5’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Range Rover Evoque (255/45R20 vs. 245/45R21).

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Q5’s wheelbase is 5.4 inches longer than on the Range Rover Evoque (111 inches vs. 105.6 inches).

Passenger Space

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The Q5 has 2.8 inches more front headroom, 1 inch more front legroom, 1.1 inches more front shoulder room, 1 inch more rear headroom, 4 inches more rear legroom and 1.1 inches more rear shoulder room than the Range Rover Evoque.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Q5’s rear seats recline. The Range Rover Evoque’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Q5 has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Range Rover Evoque with its rear seat up (25.1 vs. 21.5 cubic feet). The Q5 has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Range Rover Evoque with its rear seat folded (53.1 vs. 50.5 cubic feet).

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Q5’s rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Q5. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

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The Q5’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Range Rover Evoque’s (4400 vs. 3968 pounds).

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Q5 is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Range Rover Evoque. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

J.D. Power and Associates surveys of service recipients show that Audi service is better than Land Rover. J.D. Power ranks Audi 8th in service department satisfaction (above the industry average). With a 76% lower rating, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Ergonomics

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Heated windshield washer nozzles are standard on the Q5 to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. Heated windshield washer nozzles cost extra on the Range Rover Evoque.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Q5 has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer extendable visors.

Manual rear side window sunshades are available in the Q5 to help block heat and glare for the rear passengers. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer rear side window sunshades.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Audi Q5 has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Range Rover Evoque doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

Economic Advantages

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According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Q5 is less expensive to operate than the Range Rover Evoque because typical repairs cost less on the Q5 than the Range Rover Evoque, including $23 less for front brake pads, $54 less for fuel injection, $101 less for a fuel pump and $173 less for front struts.

Recommendations

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Consumer Reports® recommends the Audi Q5, based on reliability, safety and performance. The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque isn't recommended.

The Audi Q5 outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque by almost six to one during the 2019 model year.

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