On this blog, we do a lot of research regarding specific questions about different cars. Today we’ll look at the Range Rover Evoque and answer what kind of gas this car requires. We’ve gone through the owners’ manuals of the 2012 – present Evoque to find the answer. Here’s a quick answer:
All generations of the Range Rover Evoque have premium unleaded gasoline with an octane rating of 91 recommended. However, the 2019 – present-day Evoque can run on 87 octane occasionally when premium gasoline is unavailable.
However, that doesn’t tell the whole story. Below we’ll dive into what kind of gas this car takes. We’ll talk about reformulated gasoline, E-85, and gasoline with additives. Should or shouldn’t you use this for the Range Rover Evoque? We’ll also talk about the fuel mileage of each generation as well as possible knocking noises and so much more. Read on!
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Does The Range Rover Evoque Need Premium Gasoline?
First of all, we need to talk about the use of premium gasoline in the Evoque. As we just stated, using premium gasoline is recommended for all generations of the Evoque. However, only the most recent generation can run on gasoline that has a lower octane rating.
It’s recommended you follow these guidelines as closely as possible. However, it’s also recommended you don’t overdo it. What we mean by this is that many people think it’s even better to provide the engine with an even more premium gasoline (such as 93 or 95 octane).
However, if the manufacturer has stated that 91 octane is recommended, then using more premium gasoline will not benefit you. That’s simply because the engine isn’t designed for this. It also won’t hurt the engine; however, it will cost you more.
On the other hand, using lower than recommended octane levels in engines that aren’t designed for this will hurt the engine. More on that later on when we talk about engine knocking.
What Types Of Gasoline Can And Can’t Be Used?
Besides knowing the proper octane levels, there are several other things that you should be aware of concerning the gasoline you use in your Evoque. These mainly include different kinds of additives used in the fuel.
First of all, it’s essential to know that all generations of the Range Rover Evoque can take gasoline with a maximum of 15% ethanol. Using gasoline with a higher percentage of ethanol will result in severe engine damage. Therefore, do not use E-30 or E85 since these contain 30% and 50 – 85% ethanol. Furthermore, the use of methanol is strictly forbidden in the Range Rover Evoque.
Another point to be aware of is what kind of gasoline you’re filling up with. Typically, it’s recommended to use reformulated gasoline sold by TOP TIER retailers. Reformulated gasoline is recommended because it burns cleaner than regular gasoline, and it’s, therefore, better for the environment. In some areas of the United States, reformulated gasoline is mandatory, and the Evoque is compatible with this.
Furthermore, it’s recommended you use gasoline from TOP TIER retailers. This kind of fuel has all the proper additives already mixed into it. Again, independent research has shown that this type of fuel cleans the internal parts of your engine and fuel system more thoroughly, thereby increasing your engine’s lifespan.
Finally, Range Rover strictly advises against adding additives to your gasoline. Instead, it’s recommended that you use TOP TIER gasoline. Adding aftermarket additives may result in severe engine damage because these additives can contain silicone or micro-metals, which aren’t beneficial to the engine at all.
What If I Hear A Knocking Noise From The Engine After Refilling?
Hearing a knocking noise in a car is a normal occurrence. However, it’s important to listen carefully to the loudness of the knocking noise. A slight knocking noise is normal, especially in instances where the car is achieving peak performance (such as when towing or driving up a hill).
However, a loud knocking noise is a problem, especially if you just refilled the car. In this case, you’re likely using gasoline with a lower than recommended octane level, and the car is not handling this well.
In this instance, the best thing to do is stop the car and call your dealer or garage. It’s very likely the car needs to be drained from its fuel, and the fuel filter will need to be changed. Ignoring the knocking noise will result in severe mechanical damage.
You might even hear a knocking noise after refilling with 87 octane. Even though 87 octane can be used in the 2019 – present-day Evoque, it’s not ideal. Again, you have to listen to how loud the knocking noise is. A faint knocking noise is expected with 87 octane, primarily if you use this kind of fuel over a more extended period of time. However, if this noise becomes very audible, you must take the necessary precautions.
Also read: 15 Common Problems Of A Range Rover Evoque
Does the Evoque Have Good Gas Mileage?
One of the things Range Rovers aren’t known for is their excellent fuel economy. Below, we’ve made an overview of the different generations (based on when the engines were changed or improved) and their fuel economy.
What becomes clear is that the Evoque manages to get a combined MPG of 22 – 24 across all generations. Even the newer MHEV (which is a ‘mild hybrid’) can’t escape this range and that’s quite disappointing overall.
2012 – 2015
2016 – 2019
2020 – Present
What’s The Gas Tank Size Of An Evoque?
Range Rover Evoque made between 2011 – 2018 have a fuel tank capacity of 18.5 gallons (70 liters) for the gasoline engines and 15.85 gallons (60 liters) for the diesel engines. Range Rover Evoque made from 2019 onwards have a fuel tank capacity of 17.7 gallons (67 liters).
How Much Does It Cost To Fill Up An Evoque?
Below, we’ll give you a rough overview of what it costs to fill up different kinds of Range Rover Evoque with a gasoline engine. This is, of course, subject to the gasoline prices in your area. We’ll calculate this with an average price of $4 per gallon. In this case, we learn the following:
It costs $74 to fill up a Range Rover Evoque that’s made between 2011 – 2018, whereas it costs $70,80 to fill up an Evoque made from 2019 onwars.
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