2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque

2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Review: Style Icon With Substance

by Cobus F. Potgieter

The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has landed in the US with relatively few changes, after undergoing a redesign for the 2020 model year. The previous generation of the compact luxury crossover was extremely successful and, instead of meddling with a winning recipe, Land Rover has refined and improved the new model. The original sold more than three-quarters of a million units in eight years after making it from the sensational 2008 LRX show car to production nearly unchanged. It even spawned a convertible model in 2017.

As you'll see in this review, in its second year on the market, some of the irritations we complained about last year have been addressed to allow the Evoque to better compete with excellent CUV rivals such as the Audi Q2, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and BMW X2. There's just a single 246-horsepower engine but it delivers decent performance. The Evoque banks on style, not space, but considering its looks, few buyers would care, and it puts up a good fight.

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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Changes: 🚙What’s the difference vs 2020 Range Rover Evoque?

For the 2021 Range Rover Evoque SUV range, the 296-hp mild-hybrid-assisted version of the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine has been dropped from the range. There wasn't much of a performance advantage, with the 246-hp engine being more than capable of powering the small body.

Land Rover also seems intent on keeping the new Evoque as up to date as possible. It's just a year old but has already received an infotainment update. All Evoques are now equipped with Land Rover's new Pivi Pro interface, which is easier to use and comes with more functionality. This new system allows for over-the-air updates, for example. New optional packages include an Online Pack with wireless charging, Spotify and a Wi-Fi hotspot, while a rear collision monitor has also become available.

Pros and Cons

  • Striking coupe-like appearance in a practical 5-door SUV body
  • Much-improved infotainment system
  • Excellent on-road handling
  • Actual off-road ability
  • Stylish, quality interior
  • Many standard driver-assistance features
  • Clumsy 9-speed automatic transmission
  • A single drivetrain option
  • Heavy on fuel
  • Trunk is small

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2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Trims and Prices

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
$43,300
P300 R-Dynamic S
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$44,900
P250 SE
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$48,000
P300 R-Dynamic SE
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$49,600
P300 R-Dynamic HSE
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
9-Speed Automatic
All-Wheel Drive
$53,400

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

  • Yulong White Metallic
  • Eiger Grey Metallic
  • Portofino Blue Metallic
  • Firenze Red Metallic
  • Lantau Bronze Metallic
  • Seoul Pearl Silver Metallic
  • Nolita Grey Metallic
  • Santorini Black Metallic
  • Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic
  • Silicon Silver Premium Metallic
  • Fuji White

Range Rover Evoque Performance

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Engine and Transmission

The mild-hybrid 296-hp P300 model has been dropped from the Range Rover Evoque SUV range, so no MHEV models are left for the 2021 model year. Only a single drivetrain option remains - a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 gas engine with 246 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque sending its power to an all-wheel-drive system via a 9-speed automatic transmission.

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

Range Rover Evoque Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    17.7 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 20/27 mpg
* 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque P250 S

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 38.9 in
  • Rear Leg Room 33.8 in
  • Rear Head Room 38.3 in

Range Rover Evoque Trunk and Cargo Space

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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

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque a good SUV?

There is a lot to like about the 2021 Range Rover Evoque, not least of all its striking styling and beautiful interior, as well as its excellent blend of on-road dynamics, actual off-road ability, and near-4,000-pound towing capacity. The latest infotainment system is also much improved, especially with the available twin ten-inch screens. However, the competition is strong in this class, and the drivetrain only offers average performance and below-average fuel consumption.

The lovely ride/handling balance is spoiled a little on the firm-riding models, with their 20-inch wheels, and a BMW X2 with less power offers better performance and far better fuel economy. The Evoque's reliability is below average, too, although once the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is put to review by the NHTSA and IIHS, its safety rating should prove to be good. With its looks, generous tally of standard driver-assistance and luxury features, and above-average off-road ability, owners will love it. It's just not necessarily the best vehicle in its class.

🚗What Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Model Should I Buy?

The 2021 Range Rover Evoque price list starts at $43,300 for the P250 S, but it's the $48,000 P250 SE that you really want. It adds all the desirable features the S misses out on, such as the twin ten-inch screens, better LED headlights, 20-inch wheels, a power liftgate, wade sensing, and several more driver-assistance features. If you don't mind the stiff ride, it represents the best value in the range. You can add adaptive cruise control and still come out under $50,000. On the other hand, if the budget stretches to $53,400, the R-Dynamic HSE does offer more equipment than the extra money it asks for.

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