Our cars: Range Rover Evoque - December
Week ending 14 December
Driven this week 310 miles
Range Rover Evoque review
It’s easy to forget how small the Evoque is compared with rival SUVs. I found that out to my detriment this week when I borrowed the Land Rover to collect some oak flooring I won on eBay.
I thought, with the rear seats folded down, the Evoque would easily be able to swallow the 18 boxes of parquet blocks I had to pick up. As it happened, I had to make a second trip to grab the final five boxes.
On journey would have almost certainly been enough in a BMW X3 or, for that matter, our long-term Mazda CX-5.
By Will Nightingale
Week ending December 7
Driven this week: 500 miles
I drove editor John McIlroy’s long-term Range Rover Evoque for the first time last weekend, and it left a pretty good impression.
For a start, I love the design – the sleek body sitting on big wheels looks really good. It’s like a modern-day Tonka toy, which appeals to my designer’s eye.
I then took out my family for a long trip, and it easily coped with four adults and a lot of shopping. Overall, the verdict was that the cabin felt compact and cosy, but definitely not spacious. Still, everyone liked sitting up high and the overall view out was excellent. The rear window looks small from the driver’s seat, but it actually offers better visibility than I’d expected. I can see a lot of people buying this car for its looks and the wow factor.
Of course, it’s great that the Evoque can also do the off-road thing. I’m going to have to put that to the test soon, too.