2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review: A New Start

by Aiden Eksteen

With the Range Rover Evoque having undergone a full redesign for the 2020 model year, Land Rover promises that the luxury compact SUV is better than it's ever been before. At present, the nameplate has already received more than 217 international awards and global sales have climbed to over 772,000. In previous years, the Evoque was overshadowed by its more refined and modern counterparts, the BMW X2, Audi Q3, and Mercedes-Benz GLA, but with its overhaul, the Evoque is now more capable on and off the road, with a far more contemporary cabin, and with a comprehensive range of innovative technologies. Its familiar 2.0-liter turbo-four has been reworked to deliver either 246 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque in standard and First Edition models, or 296 hp and 295 lb-ft in R-Dynamic models. Outputs are routed via a nine-speed automatic gearbox to the Evoque's all-wheel-drive system by default. While the Evoque's age had quickly caught up to it in prior years, its recent overhaul promises to skyrocket its position within the class.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2019 Range Rover Evoque?

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has undergone a complete overhaul for the 2020 model year and though it doesn't look very different from the 2019 model, this year's model boasts a full compendium of new enhancements and alterations applied from the ground up. Some of the more significant enhancements made to the new Evoque include its reworked 2.0-liter turbo-four which is now offered in two higher states of tune, a 0.8-inch longer wheelbase which benefits passenger and cargo room, and its new mixed metal Premium Transverse Architecture has granted it an improved ride quality and off-road capabilities, too. The infotainment system has been upgraded to a Touch Pro Duo setup as well.

Pros and Cons

  • Standout exterior design
  • Premium and comfortable cabin
  • Polished on-road handling
  • Proficient off-road capability
  • Numerous standard driver-assists
  • Uneconomical four-cylinder gas engines
  • Relatively limited cargo-hauling practicality
  • Unrefined nine-speed automatic transmission
  • Laggy infotainment system

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Trims

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
P250 S
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$42,650
P300 R-Dynamic S
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$46,600
P250 SE
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$47,200
P300 R-Dynamic SE
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$51,150
P300 R-Dynamic HSE
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$55,800
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2020 Range Rover Evoque Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 172.1 in
  • Wheelbase 105.6 in
  • Height 64.9 in
  • Max Width 75.0 in
  • Front Width 64.0 in
  • Rear Width 64.2 in
  • Curb Weight 3,935.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Santorini Black Metallic +$610
  • Yulong White Metallic +$610
  • Indus Silver Metallic +$610
  • Firenze Red Metallic +$610
  • Kaikoura Stone Metallic +$610
  • Seoul Pearl Silver Metallic +$610
  • Eiger Grey Metallic +$610
  • Corris Grey Metallic, Built Out: 06/05/19 +$610
  • Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic +$1,325
  • Silicon Silver Premium Metallic +$1,325
  • Narvik Black
  • Fuji White
  • Nolita Grey Metallic

2020 Range Rover Evoque Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
  • Transmission
    9-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    AWD

Handling and Driving Impressions

Capable both on and off the road, the Range Rover Evoque is a fun-to-drive compact SUV with a potent engine and highly capable terrain management system. It's actually rather sporty on the road, though it wouldn't satisfy driving enthusiasts as much as the BMW X2 or Mercedes Benz GLA-Class would. Nevertheless, its steering is responsive and accurate - it could be a little more communicative of the wheels, especially considering the Evoque's off-road capabilities, but it's otherwise nicely weighted for easy control. The SUV's suspension is pliant and well-damped, yet firm enough to afford the Evoque some cornering composure without it eliciting too much body roll. Unfortunately, because of the Evoque's firmer than typical ride and large wheels, it's not as comfortable on the road as most other luxury SUVs, and even minor road abrasions and undulations can be felt through the cabin.

With adequate wading depth, ground clearance, and approach/departure angles, the Evoque certainly offers some impressive off-road capability, too. The Evoque is capable of wading through water of up to 23.6-inches deep, that's 4.1-inches up on the older models' capability of 19.6-inches.

2020 Range Rover Evoque Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 40.0 in
  • Front Head Room 39.9 in
  • Rear Leg Room 33.8 in
  • Rear Head Room 38.3 in

2020 Range Rover Evoque Trunk and Cargo Space

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2020 Range Rover Evoque Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque a good SUV?

With its recent overhaul, the Range Rover Evoque is certainly better than it used to be. While it's kept its stylish design, it now boasts a more polished drive, sporty handling dynamics, and improved off-road capability, thanks to its more powerful turbo-four and the new mixed-metal Premium Transverse Architecture. Land Rover has packed a whole lot more value into the Evoque, with every model now presenting a far more contemporary cabin and one that's feature-rich even at the base level. Despite what engine is in play, the Evoque is relatively uneconomical on fuel consumption, in fact, it's less fuel-efficient than it was last year, revealing the British marque's priority focus on bolstering performance and capability.

Unfortunately, while the new dual ten-inch touchscreen displays look really great, the infotainment system itself is frustratingly slow; there are pronounced lag spikes when switching between menus. It's otherwise easy to use and comes installed with plenty of functionality, so if you have patience, this won't be that problematic. Some rivals offer much more intuitive systems, however.

There's not much to dislike about the Evoque, especially with its 2020 redesign, but even so, many of its rivals offer better performance in general, a more refined ride quality, and more value for the money overall.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Comparisons

Land Rover Range Rover Velar Land Rover
Land Rover Range Rover Sport Land Rover
CompetitorHorsepowerMPGPrice (MSRP)
Land Rover Range Rover Evoque246 hp20/27 mpg$44,700
Land Rover Range Rover Velar 247 hp20/26 mpg$58,300
Land Rover Range Rover Sport 355 hp19/26 mpg$83,000

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vs Land Rover Range Rover Velar

With the Velar coming in at a starting MSRP of $56,300 and the top-spec model nearing the $100,000 mark, buyers will want to know whether the Velar is worth the $15,000 upshot in price over the Evoque. The Velar is available with a powerful V8 engine option which gives it a 0-60 mph sprint time of just 4.3 seconds which is mighty impressive for the class, but of course those thrills come at the expense of fuel economy, with estimates hovering around 15/20/17 mpg. The Velar's standard engine is otherwise the same as the Evoque's P250 unit, and performs identically, barring in maximum towing capacity where the Velar is capable of tugging a max of 5,511 lbs. The Velar is a little bigger and subsequently offers more passenger room throughout the cabin, and a little more practicality with 29.4 cubes of cargo room behind the rear seats. Ultimately, if you don't need a really fast, really capable off-road luxury SUV that you're likely not going to be taking off-road, then the Evoque is a suitable option. For everything more, go with the Velar.

See Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque vs Land Rover Range Rover Sport

As its name suggests, the Range Rover Sport is a far more performance-oriented luxury SUV than the Evoque, with a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 engine rumbling beneath the hood producing 567 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque for all four wheels. With its mighty V8 the Sport is capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in just 4.3 seconds, although there are other powertrains to choose from, which also drops the price a little. Its sportier underpinnings also give it more capability around the corners and subsequently a more enjoyable driving experience. The Sport happens to be a little more practical than the Evoque too, offering more passenger room and more cargo capacity with 28 cubic feet behind the rear seats. The Range Rover Sport is quite a bit pricier than the Evoque but if its highway thrills, off-road chills, and fewer dollar bills you're looking for, it's the one to go for.

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