Range Rover Evoque: Luxury four-wheeling for city slickers

Land Rover's latest model, the Range Rover Evoque, gives a nod to city life. But don't worry, it can still climb hills.

Putting Sport back in SUV
Putting Sport back in SUV
Base price: $43,145 - $44,145
Mileage: 18 city/28 hwy.

The Range Rover Evoque, from Land Rover, follows in the recent trend of companies making SUVs with more S (as in sport) and less U (as in utility).

It's kind of a surprising move for Land Rover, Britain's SUV-only brand, which prides itself on real off-road capability even in its pricey $80,000 luxury vehicles.

Hardly anyone -- at least in the in this country -- actually takes Land Rovers off-road. Would you spend that kind of money on something then take it anywhere near a rock?

So, Land Rover made the Evoque, an SUV that's more comfortable in the concrete jungle than any Land Rover I've tried before.

And, yes, it still goes off-road. I know, because I took it four-wheeling In Brooklyn, seriously.

By Peter Valdes-Dapena - Last updated October 24 2011: 1:02 PM ET
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