Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Impressively comfortable front seats
  • Decent driving position
  • Driver aids compensate for poor visibility

How is the quality and layout?

The Range Rover Evoque’s interior will be familiar to anyone who’s spent any time in any other Range Rover product. But that’s no bad thing. As soon as you step into an Evoque, you’ll be impressed by the luxurious ambience – the well-considered trims and materials, the low-line dashboard, well-shaped seats, and twin-screen infotainment system.

The driving position is nearly perfect, both elevated above the non-SUVs, but reclined enough to make it not feel like a truck. The main criticism with this is the poor visibility – the thick A- and B-pillars, along with the slit-like rear windows mean that it could feel claustrophobic inside if you choose a dark interior and don’t specify a panoramic sunroof.

Infotainment and tech

The Evoque’s infotainment is one of the swishest around. There are two screens. The top is for general stuff, such as sat-nav instructions, while the lower half is reserved for climate controls and vehicle modes.

The touchscreen is 10.0 inches and comes with Pivi or Pivi Pro software. Pivi Pro is reserved for more expensive models. Apple CarPlay or Android Auto connection is included with both, while Pivi Pro unlocks over-the-air-updates and the ability to connect two phones at the same time via Bluetooth. The Meridian sound system is clear through the speakers, but there are still better systems offered by rivals out there.

The steering, with its touch sensitive buttons, adds to a grown-up and expensive feeling cabin. Land Rover’s Clearsight rear-view mirror is well worth looking at if you carry passengers regularly – or just think the view out isn’t good enough.

Comfort

  • Impressive ride comfort
  • Body control is also excellent
  • High-speed cruising is very quiet

The Evoque’s driver’s seat and steering column have plenty of adjustment, resulting in ample headroom upfront. All Evoques have soft and luxurious-feeling seats, which are are also very supportive, with a particularly good lumbar setting.

In the rear, passengers get adequate head and legroom, even when sat behind the tallest front-seat occupants. There are separate controls for the climate control system in the rear, as well as USB sockets for easy charging of devices.