What the critics say
The 2020 Range Rover Evoque
Land Rover’s Range Rover Evoque “finally seems comfortable in its own skin.” Though the first-generation subcompact crossover sold well, buyers complained about ride quality and interior noise—problems not typically associated with luxury vehicles. Everything but the door hinges is new in the 2020, but the changes that matter most are the Evoque’s stiffer platform and more relaxed suspension. The new model just might be “the quietest, most comfortable, and most off-road-ready vehicle in its class.”
The redesigned cabin is “a fine place to be,” despite frustrating touch-screen controls for the infotainment system. Meanwhile, if you want to have any fun driving the Evoque on twisty roads, upgrade to the adaptive dampers. On highways, the 246-hp base engine is “just good enough”—and reason to consider upgrading to the 296-hp mild hybrid.
Car and Driver
Off-road, the Evoque “remains the real deal: It can wade through 23.6 inches of standing water on its way to the Tommy Hilfiger outlet,” and—unlike so many other small crossovers—it can actually climb a mountain track. Still, despite a slight increase in cargo space and an inch more rear legroom, the Evoque remains a small vehicle for its price. It’ll probably continue to sell better in Europe than here.