The interior layout, fit and finish
Driving position and dashboard
Land Rover is one of the best in the business when it comes to driving positions, and the Evoque's is yet another example of it getting things right.
You sit higher than you do in many rivals, including the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, plus there's lots of steering wheel adjustment and the driver's seat is super-comfy – with heated, 12-way electrically adjustable front seats (including adjustable lumbar support) from S trim up. R-Dynamic HSE models get 14-way adjustable electric seats with adjustable bolsters, but we don’t think they’re worth the extra outlay.
Despite the rising rear window line and shallow rear screen, you can see quite a lot of what's behind you compared with in some cars in the class. On top of that, every Evoque comes with front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera as standard.
What's more, if you pay a bit extra (or opt for Autobiography trim), you'll get a rear-view mirror that, at the touch of a button, can morph into a screen showing a view directly behind the car, so you can still see behind you while driving even if the boot is loaded to the roof.
Sat nav and infotainment
The Range Rover Evoque's Pivi Pro infotainment system is pretty much exactly the same as you’ll find in the larger Land Rover Defender. Its 10.0in touchscreen is sharp, and if you go for R-Dynamic SE trim and above you can adjust the angle of the screen to suit your driving position. Trims below that have it recessed into the dashboard and you’ll need to pay extra if you want it to be moveable.