2023 Land Rover Evoque vs. Audi Q3 vs BMW X3
When the Range Rover Evoque was first introduced, it caused a stir among compact luxury SUVs. Never before had the industry seen a model in this class capable of delivering seductive good looks combined with impeccable refinement and cutting-edge technology. Ever since, the competition has been scrambling to try and catch up with Land Rover. To prove how the Evoque continues to set the benchmark for its segment, our team at Land Rover Easton has created this in-depth model comparison against two of its top rivals – the Audi Q3 and BMW X3. Curious about which of these three models will take home the victory? Let’s find out!
Range Rover Evoque vs Audi Q3
2023 Range Rover Evoque S
Audi Q3 45 S line Premium Plus
|246 HP / 269 LB-FT TQ ✓||Horsepower / Torque||228 HP / 251 LB-FT TQ|
|143 MPH ✓||Top Speed||130 MPH|
|7.0 seconds ✓||0-60 Time||7.1 seconds|
|9 ✓||Transmission Speeds||8|
|18 gallons ✓||Fuel Tank Capacity||16 gallons|
|Standard ✓||Integrated Navigation System||Optional|
|Standard ✓||Wireless Smartphone Charger||Not Available|
|Standard ✓||Traffic Sign Recognition||Not Available|
|50.5 cubic feet ✓||Max Cargo Volume||48.0 cubic feet|
First up to challenge the Range Rover Evoque is the Audi Q3. Although the Audi begins with a slight price advantage, a closer look reveals that choosing the Q3 over the Evoque will be the worse financial decision. Under the hood, the Range Rover Evoque packs quite a punch with 246 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque as standard. On the other hand, the Q3 lags behind in both horsepower and torque. Thanks to more power and a more advanced 9-speed automatic transmission, the Range Rover Evoque handily defeats the Audi Q3 in both top speed ratings and 0-60 times. A larger fuel tank also comes in handy on extended road trips. If performance is a trait you crave, the Range Rover Evoque is clearly the better choice.
Shifting our attention to the interiors of both models, the Evoque continues to shine. Its standard Pivi Pro infotainment system includes intelligent navigation with Real Time Traffic Information, helping you stay one step ahead of traffic jams. Similarly, traffic sign recognition capabilities help you stay informed and aware of posted speed limits. Finally, a standard wireless smartphone charger eliminates clutter from cables and wires inside the Evoque. All three of these great features are not offered on the Audi Q3 or require you to select expensive option packages. Last but certainly not least, the Range Rover Evoque offers greater cargo space than the Audi Q3.
Range Rover Evoque vs BMW X3
2023 Range Rover Evoque HST
2023 BMW X3 xDrive30i w/M Sport Pkg.
|296 HP / 295 LB-FT TQ ✓||Horsepower / Torque||248 HP / 258 LB-FT TQ|
|150 MPH ✓||Top Speed||130 MPH|
|9 ✓||Transmission Speeds||8|
|20 inches ✓||Wheel Size||19 inches|
|Standard ✓||Wireless Smartphone Charger||Optional|
|Standard ✓||Adaptive Cruise Control||Optional|
|Standard ✓||Power Sunroof||Optional|
|Standard ✓||Heated Front Seats||Optional|
|Leather ✓||Seat Upholstery||SensaTec Leatherette|
The second competitor to face off against the Range Rover Evoque is the BMW X3. Here, we’ll compare the sport-focused Evoque HST with the X3 xDrive30i with M Sport Package. Despite the lower price tag, the X3 is significantly outmatched by the Evoque HST. The Land Rover boasts significantly higher horsepower and torque along with a more advanced 9-speed automatic transmission. As a result, the top speed of the Evoque HST is much higher than the X3. You’ll also receive larger 20-inch alloy wheels on the Range Rover Evoque HST, helping you make a statement both at a standstill and in motion.
Shifting our attention to the interiors of both of these luxury SUVs, Range Rover continues to hold the edge over BMW. Its standard wireless smartphone charger is an expensive $500 option at BMW. Similarly, you’ll have to shell out thousands of dollars in extra options in order to get adaptive cruise control on the X3. Luxurious amenities inside the Evoque HST include genuine leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a power moonroof. Laughably, all three of these great options are added-cost features at BMW.
Winner – Range Rover Evoque
No matter which way you look at it, the Range Rover Evoque is the superior choice as compared to both the Audi Q3 and BMW X3. Both Audi and BMW are simply unable to contend with the exceptional performance capabilities, premium standard features, cutting-edge technology, and outstanding value found across the entire Evoque model range. Ready to experience all that the Evoque has to offer for yourself? Visit us today at Land Rover Easton and browse our extensive selection of the latest Evoque models to find the one that’s perfectly suited to your lifestyle.