Think of the Evoque as a baby Range Rover, designed to offer all the appeal and desirability of the company’s prestige SUVs in a smaller, more affordable package. There’s even a three-door model, which warrants its Coupe badging with a noticeably sportier silhouette.
The Evoque’s pricing actually puts it in competition with a wide variety of small SUVs, from the cheaper but equally practical Audi Q3, to the more spacious BMW X1, which is our favourite in the class. However, top-spec Evoques are priced more in line with larger, sportier SUVs such as the Porsche Macan and Audi SQ5. Since the Evoque is available with only four-cylinder diesel engines, it’s not the best choice if you’re looking for eye-widening, straight-line pace and the ultimate driving experience. If image, resale values and a premium interior are more important then you’ll find plenty to like here.