You have to think of the three-door (or Coupe) and five-door Evoque as two different models in this area. The three-door fails to impress. Getting into the rear seats is quite a challenge because you have to clamber through a narrow gap behind the tilted-forward passenger seat, and, even when you’re seated, head room isn’t great – six-footers are likely to find their heads brushing the roof.
The five-seater is better. The roofline is higher than the Coupe’s, and, with the seats at around hip height, it’s easy to slide in, and when you’re there it feels much airier than the three-door. Head and leg room are still not as good as in a BMW X1, but two six-footers will be comfortable enough.
A central rear armrest (standard on both the Coupe and the five-door) houses two cupholders, and makes life more comfortable for those in the back. But fold the armrest up, and try and squeeze somebody into the middle, and they’ll be very cramped.