Space & practicality

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible review

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Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Convertible
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5 Sep 2016 10:04 | Last updated: 21 Aug 2018 14:37

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Space & practicality

How it copes with people and clutter

It’s unlikely that front seat passengers will have any complaints regarding space; the wide interior means you won’t bash elbows with your passenger. Even with the roof up, head room is very good and drivers have a well-placed footrest for their left foot.

There’s decent storage space under the centre armrest along with USB and aux inputs - a perfect place to hide a mobile phone in other words. There are a couple of well-sized cup holders between the front seats that can be hidden with a sliding cover. There’s further oddment storage hiding behind the base of the dashboard, although this is a touch awkward: you can’t see what’s there, which means it’s easy to forget your belongings.

Moving to the rear, leg room is pretty good by four-seat convertible standards. Helping is the high mounted rear bench that means your knees aren’t forced up towards the roof. Although the interior narrows in the rear, there’s still enough space for two to sit side-by-side without issue. Fitting the flimsy optional wind deflector, which helps reduce buffeting with the roof down, completely blocks off the rear seats.

Unfortunately, the boot has shrunk considerably with the soft-top conversion. You’ll struggle to get a pair of reasonably sized suitcases back there and there’s no folding rear seat, either. The only added flexibility comes from a ski flap fitted to the top-spec models. To make matters worse, the upwardly opening bootlid is perfectly placed to catch your head on when loading or unloading.

 

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