Upon its introduction, the Range Rover Evoque became the most fuel-efficient Land Rover vehicle ever produced, with up to 28 MPG* during highway driving. The turbocharged 2.0 liter engine also delivers the power of a 6-cylinder in a more efficient 4-cylinder package. A fuel-efficient crossover should not only save fuel, but also perform in a variety of challenging situations. The Range Rover Evoque impresses both off the beaten path and at the pump as one of the most fuel-efficient SUVs Land Rover has ever produced.
Until the Range Rover Evoque burst onto the scene, the Land Rover LR2 was the most fuel-efficient SUV in the lineup. For the 2013 model year, the LR2 received a new 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that boosts horsepower and torque, as well as fuel economy over the previous inline 6-cylinder power plant. In addition to a 12-percent reduction in CO2 emissions, this more fuel-efficient SUV gets up to 22 MPG* during highway driving.
The Range Rover and Range Rover Sport are now both constructed from lighter weight all-aluminum designs. Respective 725-lb. and 770-lb. body weight reductions and a choice of smaller, more fuel-efficient engines help improve both emissions and fuel consumption. Advancements like the Eco Stop/Start (standard on both V6 and V8 models for 2014) turns off the engine when the vehicle is stationary, which further improves fuel efficiency. New 8-speed ZF Automatic transmissions also cut fuel consumption by allowing the engines to operate within their most efficient rev ranges, helping make each the most fuel-efficient SUV to date in their model lines.
Engineering a fuel-efficient SUV depends on exterior design as well as more economically oriented drivetrains. The most-fuel efficient SUVs demand less from their engines because of reduced drag coefficients. The latest Range Rover and Range Rover Sport both benefit from smoother, sleeker styling that drops their drag coefficients well below those of previous models. Improved airflow continues inside the vehicles as well, where more efficient heating and ventilation systems reduce the drain on the engine, again helping make each vehicle a more fuel-efficient SUV than in any previous model year.
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