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 Range Rover Evoque is yet another example of it getting things right.
You sit higher than you do in most rivals, including the Audi Q3 and BMW X1, and the pedals are comfortably lined up with your body. Even those measuring north of six feet tall will find it easy to find the right driving position because there's loads of steering-wheel adjustment, and if you opt for S trim or above you get heated, 12-way electronically adjustable front seats (14-way in R-Dynamic HSE models). Regardless of which version you go for, the seats themselves are very comfortable.
Despite the rising rear window line and shallow rear screen, you can see quite a lot of what's behind you compared with some other family SUVs. Every Evoque comes with front and rear parking sensors and a reversing camera as standard.
If you pay a bit extra (or opt for Autobiography trim), you'll also get a rear-view mirror that, at the touch of a button, becomes a screen showing a view from the back of the car, so you can see behind even if the car is loaded to the roof.
Sat nav and infotainment
The Evoque's Pivi Pro infotainment system is pretty much 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 its angle to suit your driving position. Trims below that have it recessed into the dashboard unless you pay extra for it to be moveable.