“Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) convertible” are not as foolish as they sound. 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Range Rover, after the tire trail to stop the Nissan slave slavery cross-border convertible, is the latest ultra-short section. The difference is that the Rover will be positive for the reason that is made by a carmaker, over the years, has been trying to put himself with fashion and elegant culture. The association will take the Range Rover convertible from a potentially awesome scrolling style statement that may make the passerby smile and want to take pictures. We track the test, the real mpg, the road trip over the Rover redeem the decision how much of the threat SUV can be converted in the c-class car convertible, 3 series convertible, A5 convertible.
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The 2017 Range Rover convertible soft top reduces the speed by 18 seconds and closes the backup in 21 seconds, all 30 miles per hour. Not unique, but it is still cool for those who may have not experienced a new conversion. While the other four luxury convertibles offer all-wheel drive, the Rover AWD system standard. In the first open comment, we point out that the same effective affective-off-road hardtop convertible model.
If you really wanted a trail-ready SUV convertible to scuff up, though, you’d have bought a Jeep Wrangler. Evoque convertibles will spend most of their lives on paved roads and are powered by a 240-horsepower turbo-four. The engine sounds stronger than 240 hp would suggest (though it’s slightly buzzy at around 1,100 rpm), and our 4,481-pound tester’s 0–60-mph acceleration comes in a Motor Trend–tested 7.4 seconds. That’s a respectable performance that matches the time we recorded on a 2015 Evoque four-door hard top with the same powertrain, but will be on the slower end for convertibles with starting prices in the $50,000 range. We’ve tested an all-wheel-drive 2017 Mercedes-Benz C300 coupe hitting 60 mph in 6.2 seconds, and BMW estimates a 430i xDrive hardtop convertible will reach 60 mph in a much quicker 6.1 seconds. In the city, the Evoque convertible’s nine-speed automatic is responsive, but it can be difficult to modulate the throttle if you only want a moderately aggressive launch.
The Evoque convertible drives well on winding roads, but it’s wider than its non-SUV competition and felt big on narrow two-lane stretches. On the highway with the top up, the cabin is quiet enough, but there’s a fair amount of road and tire noise with the optional 20-inch wheels on our tester. Despite that, on a statement car such as the Evoque drop-top I’d still go with flashy wheels to make the biggest impact. At highway speeds with the top down, my experience differed from that of our First Drive review—I found it a bit loud, even with the wind deflector in place.
It’s on the highway you can make the most of that nine-speed auto with fuel economy, which the EPA rates as 20/28 mpg city/highway. At Motor Trend, we also test cars’ Real MPG to provide a more real-world focused data point besides the EPA, with tests that involve a $150,000 gas analyzer and a set route. The Real MPG highway results showed 27.4 mpg, or almost as good as the EPA, but the Evoque’s city results of 16.6 mpg are disappointing. When we tested a 2015 Evoque four-door hardtop with the same engine and transmission—but with a curb weight more than 400 pounds lighter—the Range Rover earned Real MPG ratings of 19.4/26.6.
Inside, you’ll find that visibility is actually not bad. As we mentioned in our First Drive review, without a B-pillar, the Evoque’s side visibility is good, and rear sightlines are no worse than other luxury convertibles in this class. Whether we were canyon driving in the hills of Malibu or driving slowly through the beachside city of Carmel, California, I really appreciated the Evoque’s comfortable seats. Where I’d prefer the Range Rover’s non-SUV competitors is with two key seating details. The first is that others offer a heating element in the seats themselves to keep your neck warmer. I find it encourages more top-down driving in colder weather, but some will just find the effect weird. Second, the Evoque convertible really needs a better system to facilitate reaching for the front seat belts. There’s a silver-colored clip to hold the belt on the side of the seat, but it’s not difficult to unhook the belt from the clip. You have to arch your back a tad to grab the belt from its holster. (BMW and Mercedes-Benz offer an automatic seat belt extender.) Getting in and out of the rear seats isn’t easy, but it’s not that much different from similar convertibles. The trunk will fit two carry-on-size suitcases plus a couple smaller items on the side, and it stays the same size of just under 9 cubic feet regardless of whether the top is up or down. That’s cool. But because the cargo area’s opening is vertical, you slide in your bags at the trunk’s height. Conventional trunk openings allow you to lower a bag into the trunk from an easier angle.
Several other minor problems keep the Range Rover internal convertible from a comprehensive solid performer. Dashboard and instrumentation between the big screen seen when the navigation system does not accept voice commands, it is a feature I missed the trip along the California coast. (Land Rover tells us that this feature is a future car.) Obviously big 10.2 inch screen info entertainment looks modern but the installation center stack is a little lower. At night, I noticed a little extra glare on the head of the car headlamp of the windshield HSE dynamic tester.
All these small problems will not prevent people from falling in love with the Land Rover Range Rover. It is unique, the ability to sell a brand, many with luxury and style. Whether love will last for a period of three to five years depends on the length of the other everyday factors, including fuel economy in the city, outdated dashboards, no voice control navigation, and the lack of electronic harness extender. If you can handle the Irish Condor is not perfect, you will appear in a cross-country dialogue to start the car more interesting than the traditional beautiful convertible.
|2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque HSE Dynamic Convertible|
|PRICE AS TESTED||$62,745|
|VEHICLE LAYOUT||Front-engine, AWD, 4-pass, 2-door convertible|
|ENGINE||2.0L/240-hp/250-lb-ft turbo DOHC 16-valve I-4|
|CURB WEIGHT (F/R DIST)||4,481 lb (57/43%)|
|LENGTH x WIDTH x HEIGHT||172.0 x 78.0 x 63.3 in|
|0-60 MPH||7.4 sec|
|QUARTER MILE||15.8 sec @ 85.7 mph|
|BRAKING, 60-0 MPH||117 ft|
|LATERAL ACCELERATION||0.87 g (avg)|
|MT FIGURE EIGHT||26.6 sec @ 0.65 g (avg)|
|REAL MPG, CITY/HWY/COMB||16.6/27.4/20.2 mpg|
|EPA CITY/HWY/COMB FUEL ECON||20/28/23 mpg|
|ENERGY CONS, CITY/HWY||169/120 kW-hrs/100 miles|
|CO2 EMISSIONS, COMB||0.85 lb/mile|