Range Rover Evoque review

Category: Family SUV

Section: Introduction

Available fuel types:petrol, hybrid, diesel
Available colours:
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  • Range Rover Evoque 2020 front
  • Range Rover Evoque 2021 rear tracking
  • Range Rover Evoque 2021 dashboard
  • Range Rover Evoque 2021 rear seats
  • Range Rover Evoque 2020 gear selector
  • Range Rover Evoque 2021 head-on tracking
  • Range Rover Evoque 2021 left panning
  • Range Rover Evoque 2021 right rear panning
  • Range Rover Evoque 2021 wide static
  • Range Rover Evoque 2021 front seats
  • Range Rover Evoque 2021 boot open
RRP £32,115What Car? Target Price from£30,697
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The original Range Rover Evoque changed Land Rover forever. Prior to its watershed launch, the British brand's SUVs were handsome enough, but in quite a functional, boxy sort of way. After it, though, Land Rover was as much about fashion and glamour as it was off-roading and country estates. 

It’s hardly surprising, then, that the designers of this second-generation model opted to take an evolutionary approach; it would have been daft not to, given the huge popularity of the original Evoque. However, the new car's styling was also clearly influenced by the pricier Range Rover Velar, particularly in the squintier front and rear lights and the flush-fitting door handles, which slide out of the doors gracefully when you unlock the car.

Land Rover hasn't been resting on its laurels, either. For the 2021 model year, the Evoque received a subtle nip and tuck inside and out, plus a more sophisticated infotainment system and a range of more powerful engines that feature mild hybrid technology to boost efficiency. You can even get it as a plug-in hybrid these days.

Key rivals include the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and a former What Car? Car of the Year, the Volvo XC40. None of those purports to be as capable as the Evoque off the beaten track, but how do they all compare when it comes to on-road driving manners, interior quality, safety, practicality and running costs? Well, over the next few pages of this review, that's exactly what we'll be telling you.

If at the end of it you decide the Range Rover Evoque – or another vehicle of any make and model – is the car for you, you can secure a hefty discount without any awkward haggling by checking out our free New Car Deals service.

At a glance

Number of trims8 see more
Available fuel types Which fuel is best for you? petrol, hybrid, diesel
MPG range across all versions143.1 - 46.3
Avaliable doors options5
Warranty3 years / No mileage cap
Company car tax at 20% (min/max)£1,010 / £3,791
Company car tax at 40% (min/max)£2,019 / £7,581

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