BMW X3 SUV elected top favorite car of the year well over Range Rover Evoque which fails to get even a Recommend rating

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has been a hot favorite this year. It has won so many awards already that it is difficult to count, to name a few, Jeremy Clarkson Car of the Year, MotorTrend SUV of the Year, Autoweek Best of the Best, Top Gear Car of the Year, and North America Truck of the Year.

But when it comes to Consumer Reports, Evoque failed to impress to its hype. According to Consumer Reports, Range Rover Evoque has, “a cramped cabin, stiff ride, artificial-feeling steering and troubling emergency handling, rear view is poor, cargo area is small and its interior is noisy.” Range Rover Evoque failed to even secure an average Recommend rating from Consumer Reports.

On the other hand, BMW X3 came out with flying colors this year according to Consumer Reports. The compact and luxury SUV from BMW while being sized up against Evoque scored 80 in road tests as against 60 scored by Evoque. While sitting behind the wheel of a BMW X3, you can immediately feel its sports related features and specially with a new eight speed automatic transmission it offers a high degree of fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon.

Though Evoque is very stylish, it does have certain limitations when it comes to space within the cabin, ride comforts and constricting emergency handling. X3 from BMW offers sporty handling, luxurious interiors and all this coupled with its fuel economy definitely makes this vehicle deserve its top score.

Mr. David Champion, Senior Director of Consumer Reports, Auto Test Centre in East Haddam, CT said that X3 won on a number of counts and offers a smooth ride even on rough terrain, noise levels in cabin are muted and interiors are also well furnished and space sufficient in the cargo area.