2020 Range Rover Evoque - 2 Minute Review

Published March 19, 2020 by Elizabeth Jeneault

 

The smallest vehicle in the Range Rover lineup boasts a new design. It also rides on a new platform to help make way for a new mild-hybrid powertrain option, and there’s now more off-road technologies! This is the 2020 Range Rover Evoque. Thanks for watching and thanks to Jaguar Land Rover of Cherry Hill! 

 

Keep in mind, this is the most affordable Range Rover. But, it’s still luxurious and also continues to look great. The redesigned Evoque now has fewer lines and cleaner surfaces. The flush deployable door handles and new slim LED headlights impress, and there are optional 21” wheels.

 

Hop inside with me now, where you’ll find new seating that’s offered in a range of materials. And there’s heating, cooling, and massage you can add. While there are more storage options  and also more rear passenger knee room in this redesigned Evoque, this is the smallest Range Rover and so it’s just not going to feel as spacious as the other models. You might want to keep that in mind if you plan on having a packed car. 

 

There’s the Touch Pro infotainment system with a 10” touchscreen, standard with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and navigation. You can upgrade to have a second 10” screen with the Touch Pro Duo system, which also comes with a 12.3” interactive driver display and a head-up display. While there’s standard interior lighting, you can add configurable ambient lighting to help set the mood. And there are USB ports for keeping your devices charged while on the go. 

 

As for performance, the Evoque continues to have a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder as standard. But, its new architecture has helped make way for an upgraded version that comes with a 48-volt mild-hybrid system and churns out 296 horsepower. All-wheel drive with driveline disconnect comes standard, as does the Terrain Response 2 system. There’s optional adaptive dynamics and wade sensing. This is also the first Land Rover vehicle to feature an optional ClearSight Ground View monitor, allowing you to virtually see under the front end of your Evoque while off-roading. 

 

Recap and rating time now! I do love the new exterior of the Evoque, so I’ll rate that at an 8. Interior is nice, but it is going to feel a little cramped with all five inside. 7.5. Performance, I’ll rate at a 7.5 as well. Fuel economy figures are average and the mild-hybrid system doesn’t make the numbers better. 7.5 there. And overall value I’ll rate at an 8 and especially because it’s the most affordable Range Rover. And that results in an SUVs.com deal score of 77 out of 100. 

 

And I want to know what you think about this second-generation Evoque. Do you like the changes made? Let me know in a comment below! 


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