As you have probably noticed on your daily drives, there are an increasing number of crossovers on the road today. More specifically, there has been a rise in popularity among compact crossover in the luxury segment, meaning vehicles like the Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3 have are at the top of many consumers' wish lists. While there are a lot of quality options, it's important you understand how some of the top vehicles in the segment stack up against one another. So we took a closer look at the Range Rover Evoque and BMW X3 and analyzed the strength, weaknesses, and key differences in a brief side-by-side comparison.
On the power front, the two are incredibly similar. Both the Evoque and X3 sport a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated for 240 horsepower. Although the X3 delivers 10 additional pound-feet of torque, the Evoque more than makes up for it by offering an additional 2 miles per gallon in highway driving conditions. That edge in fuel-efficiency can be attributed to a number of factors, but the new lightweight 9-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters plays a major role.
|2016 Range Rover Evoque SE||VS||2016 BMW X3 xDrive28i|
|2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder||Engine||2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder|
|240 HP / 250 lb-ft Torque||Power Ratings||240 HP / 260 lb-ft Torque|
|21 city / 30 hwy||Efficiency||21 city / 28 hwy|
|9-Speed Automatic||Transmission||8-Speed Automatic|
In terms of its base equipment, the Range Rover Evoque comes with a few nice features that are noticeably absent in the X3's base model. Features like heated side mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, and keyless ignition all make the experience behind the wheel a little more convenient. The Evoque also comes standard with an 11-speaker Meridian premium audio system where the X3 plays host to a nine-speaker system.
Start your own side-by-side comparison by getting behind the wheel of the Range Rover Evoque for a test drive at Aristocrat Land Rover. You can also learn more about the Range Rover Evoque on our dedicated model review page.