Range Rover Evoque vs. Infiniti FX30d. This comparison does sound a bit ridiculous, but they have on mutual point. The price tag! Infiniti EX30d is much bigger than the Evoque and Infiniti is targeted to a higher segment. Basically, comparing these two vehicles is not reasonable. However, their prices are bit similar!
Infiniti FX30d GT Premium model is powered by a 3-lt diesel engine with 238 HP and 550 Nm of torque coupled with 7-speed automatic gearbox. And only needs 8.3 seconds to reach 100 km/h with the top speed of 210 km/h. Infiniti FX30d features bi-xenon headlights, electric and memory seats, heated and ventilated seats, key-less access, surround camera, radar guided cruise control and the list goes.
Range Rover Evoque SD4 Prestige is powered by a 2.2-lt diesel engine with 190 HP and 420 Nm of torque coupled with 8-speed automatic gearbox. Similar to Infiniti, Evoque needs only 8 seconds to reach 100 km/h with the top speed of 195 km/h. The features are quite similar to Infiniti, except radar guided cruise control and ventilated seats (I really these two features). And Evoque is way smaller than FX and I consider the Evoque as the biggest designer handbag you can buy on market.
Let’s go back to price, Infiniti FX30d GT Premium is £54,000 and Range Rover Evoque SD4 Prestige is £49,000. The price gap between these cars is only £5000. If you find this very high, you can go for Infiniti EX30d and it will be cheaper than the Evoque. Unfortunately, Evoque is an expensive and becoming more popular on street, which leads to reduce exclusivity. Actually, Infiniti is not designed for European market and some of the interior bits may not charm you but, still Infiniti is a very well built and offers a very good vehicle for a very good price.
I know many people will not go for an Infiniti over a Range Rover, because that’s Range Rover. But Infiniti still deserves a chance.
This comparison is done for European market, other markets with heavy import duty on bigger engines is going to extend the price gap.