Range Rover Evoque 2019 rear space

Range Rover Evoque review

Passenger & boot space

Manufacturer price from:£31,715
What Car? Target Price£30,470
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Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Being quite a substantial car, you wouldn’t expect to struggle to fit in the front of the Evoque and, sure enough, you won’t – at least not unless you’re exceptionally tall.

Both front seats slide a long way back on their runners and you’d have to be close to seven feet tall to feel your hair brushing the ceiling, even if you opt for a panoramic sunroof – a feature that can often severely restrict headroom.

As for storage space, there’s loads, including a reasonably sized glovebox and cubby under the central armrest, a couple of cupholders between the front seats, and lots of handy trays dotted around.

Rear space

Although the Evoque is still tiny by Range Rover standards, this latest version is actually bigger in the back than its predecessor, thanks to its longer wheelbase (the distance between the front and rear axles).

In fact, the Evoque is one of the roomiest family SUVs when it comes to both rear head and leg room — the Xc40 has more of the latter, but not by much, and the Evoque's rear seats are better shaped. Its relatively broad interior should also make carrying three adults in the back less of a squeeze than it is in many rivals.

Range Rover Evoque 2019 rear space

Seat folding and flexibility

The rear seats don’t do anything clever, such as slide or recline – handy features that are available on both the Audi Q3 and BMW X1.

However, the rear seatbacks split in a 40:20:40 arrangement, which is better than the 60:40 split you get in the XC40 and enables great flexibility when you need to carry both rear passengers and a lengthy load.

Boot space

You can ignore the official capacity in litres – Land Rover measures boot space in a different way to most other manufacturers. We have assessed it using the What Car? suitcase test to see what it's like in reality, though. It accepted five carry-on suitcases, which is okay, but not a match for a BMW X1 or Volvo XC40. If golf is your bag, there's enough room for a set of clubs.

The 40:20:40 split rear seats fold down to leave an almost completely flat extended loadbay for use when you need to cart around more clobber.

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