Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5
  • It's larger inside than before
  • Boot space has also grown over old model
  • Still less room inside than most rivals

By their very nature, premium SUVs aren't as practical as you think. The old Evoque was a bit of a struggle for families, really. But the 2019 Range Rover Evoque is much better in this regard – it's pretty much the same size as the old one on the outside, but thanks to a longer wheelbase, it offers more space space inside than before, especially in the rear. It’s roomy for front-seat passengers, but the rear is a tight fit for those over six foot – however, foot and shoulder room is fine, and headroom's not bad even with a glass roof fitted.

There are decent storage cubbies in the door bins, centre console and underneath the rear armrest, plus two cupholders. At the rear, door bins are equally generous and large enough for 500ml bottles, and there are two cupholders in the central armrest.

Will it fit in my garage?

Like any other SUV, the Range Rover Evoque is mostly larger than a typical family hatchback, so it’ll need a larger space family cars. It's also very wide, which is a consideration especially for urban dwellers.

It's not the best thing to see out of, with narrow windows and tick pillars, but there are parking sensors, various cameras and automatic parking functions available as options if you’re worried.

Will my luggage fit?

One of the old Evoque's major weaknesses was its tiny boot. Land Rover has increased the size of the luggage area as a response to extensive criticism, so it's now capable of carrying up to 591 litres with the rear seats up, and 1,383 litres with them down. That compares with 525/1,430 litres for the BMW X4, 432/1,308 for the Volvo XC40, and 530/1,525 for the Audi Q3.

In other words, if you're looking the Evoque as a load-lugging family car, it's not really at a disadvantage compared with its rivals anymore. That's good news for families who might have struggled with the last Evoque.

How much will it tow?

There are many possibilities here, but for simplicity's sake, we'll quote the maximum towing figure for a braked trailer.

  • D150 (manual): 1,600kg
  • D150 (auto), D180, D240: 2,000kg
  • P200, P250, P300: 1,800kg

How safe is the Evoque?

  • Extensive safety equipment fitted as standard
  • Two Isofix points on the rear seats
  • Five-star Euro NCAP safety rating

The 2019 Range Rover Evoque comes with a list of safety features to modernise the car and bring it line with its rivals. The following is all available, helping to contribute to the car's five-star Euro NCAP crash safety rating.

  • Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) 
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC)
    This system reduces the risk of skidding on the road by limiting engine torque and applying braking to the appropriate wheels to correct the skid.
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD)
    Automatically varies the braking force to each axle in order to minimise stopping distance, while still maintaining stability and the vehicle’s ability to steer.  
  • Electronic Traction Control (ETC)
    Reduces torque to the spinning wheel, then applies braking to the wheel, if required.
  • Cornering Brake Control (CBC)
    Automatically varies the braking force to each wheel when the vehicle’s brakes are applied around a corner and the limit of grip is reached. The system will prevent the vehicle’s wheels from locking up and skidding.
  • Roll Stability Control (RSC)
    Integrated with DSC to reduce the possibility of rollover, while providing agility and ability to steer around obstacles.
  • Emergency Brake Assist (EBA)
    Boosts the brake pressure through the ABS system to ensure you stop efficiently in an emergency situation
  • Emergency Stop Signal
    Automatically activates the hazard warning lights during emergency braking.
  • Isofix and airbags
    Two Isofix points for baby/child seat restraints are fitted on each side of the rear seats. Six airbags including driver, passenger, side curtain and thorax airbags are standard to protect occupants.

One feature fitted here that's also making its way onto other Land Rover vehicles is a small blind-spot indicator that illuminates on each of the rear doors, warning of any approaching vehicles behind you. This aims to prevent rear passengers from opening them onto any overtaking vehicles.

Adaptive cruise control continues to be available on the Evoque, but our experience with it on the P250 was far from relaxed, thanks to its abrupt responses to vehicles ahead of you. The system simply slams on the brakes as you approach the detected vehicle, regardless of what your preferred distance setting is. There are far better systems out there.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

First Edition equipment

First Edition standard equipment
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
First Edition optional equipment
None available

HSE equipment

HSE standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
HSE optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic equipment

R-Dynamic standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
R-Dynamic optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic HSE equipment

R-Dynamic HSE standard equipment
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Remote locking
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic HSE optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic S equipment

R-Dynamic S standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic S optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic SE equipment

R-Dynamic SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic SE optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Sat Nav
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sat Nav
SE optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2019 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2019
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 94%
Child Occupant: 87%
Vulnerable Road Users: 72%
Safety Assist: 73%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.