2017 Range Rover Evoque vs. 2017 Acura RDX




These two upscale small crossovers both combine efficiency, utility, and high tech features. If you're shopping for a vehicle in this segment in Chicagoland, then you've narrowed it down to two top choices. The 2017 Range Rover Evoque and Acura RDX are both exceptional models, but if you're trying to decide between them, read on to find out how they compare side by side.

Powertrain and Performance

There are some key differences between these vehicles when you consider what's under the hood. For one, the Land Rover comes standard with the Terrain Response system and full time all-wheel drive, and is ready to tackle any terrain or condition. The Acura actually comes with front wheel drive standard, and you have to pay extra for all-wheel drive.

While the Acura does get a powerful V6 engine, the Evoque uses a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes more torque, and earns better fuel economy when compared to the RDX. Take a look at the power output and efficiency figures:

  • The Range Rover Evoque uses a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder to make 240 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. With standard all-wheel drive Range Rover Evoque earns an EPA estimated 21 mpg city/29 mpg highway.

  • The Acura RDX uses a 3.5L V6 that makes slightly more power at 279 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque. With front wheel drive, the EPA says the RDX is good for 20 mpg city/28 mpg highway. With all-wheel drive, that estimate drops to 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway.

Convenience and Technology

Compare equipment offered standard in these two models and you'll find that the Range Rover wins out, with standard equipment like leather upholstery, an 8-speaker audio system, a voice-activated navigation system, and more. The Acura doesn't come with navigation, or leather upholstery, and only has a 7-speaker audio system.

Visit Land Rover of Hoffman Estates

Drive the current Range Rover Evoque here at Land Rover Hoffman Estates. We're a premier Land Rover dealership serving Schaumburg, so visit us here at 1051 W. Higgins Rd. in Hoffman Estates or contact us today.