2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vs. 2019 Volvo V60

Detailed Review, Specifications & Comparison

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Safety

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 V60.

Both the Range Rover Evoque and the V60 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, driver knee airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras, driver alert monitors, available blind spot warning systems, around view monitors and rear cross-path warning.

Engine

The Range Rover Evoque’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 11 lbs.-ft. more torque (269 vs. 258) than the V60 T5’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

Fuel Economy and Range

Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Evoque’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The V60 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The Range Rover Evoque has 3.2 gallons more fuel capacity than the V60 FWD’s standard fuel tank (17.7 vs. 14.5 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Range Rover Evoque has 1.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the V60 AWD’s standard fuel tank (17.7 vs. 15.9 gallons).

Transmission

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 V60.

Brakes and Stopping

For better stopping power the Range Rover Evoque’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the V60:

Evoque

V60 T5

V60 T6

Front Rotors

13.7 inches

12.7 inches

13.6 inches

Tires and Wheels

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Evoque offers optional 21-inch wheels. The V60’s largest wheels are only 19-inches.

Suspension and Handling

The Range Rover Evoque has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The V60’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

The front and rear suspension of the Range Rover Evoque uses coil springs for better ride, handling and control than the V60, which uses transverse leafs springs in the rear. Coil springs compress more progressively and offer more suspension travel for a smoother ride with less bottoming out.

For better handling and stability, the track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Evoque is 1 inch wider in the front and 1.2 inches wider in the rear than on the V60.

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Evoque has a 2.9 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the V60 (8.3 vs. 5.4 inches), allowing the Range Rover Evoque to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged.

Chassis

The Range Rover Evoque is 1 foot, 3.3 inches shorter than the V60, making the Range Rover Evoque easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

Passenger Space

The Range Rover Evoque has 1.5 inches more front headroom, .5 inches more front shoulder room, .2 inches more rear headroom and .9 inches more rear shoulder room than the V60.

Towing

The Range Rover Evoque’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the V60’s (3968 vs. 2000 pounds).

Economic Advantages

Insurance will cost less for the Range Rover Evoque owner. The Car Book by Jack Gillis rates the Range Rover Evoque with a number “3” insurance rate while the V60 is rated higher at a number “10” rate.

According to The Car Book by Jack Gillis, the Range Rover Evoque is less expensive to operate than the V60 because it costs $263 less to do the manufacturer’s suggested maintenance for 50,000 miles. Typical repairs cost less on the Range Rover Evoque than the V60, including $196 less for a water pump, $154 less for a fuel pump and $71 less for a power steering pump.

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