The 2020 Range Rover Evoque is a luxury SUV compact available in six finishes: S, SE, first-edition, R-dynamic S, R-dynamic, and R-dynamic HSE. The 2020 Range Rover Evoque is stylish, supple, and capable, and it can be enough for many to accommodate the lack of space, the hard-to-use multimedia system and controls, and bad drive. The Land Rover Evoque 2020 model has an interior of a sub-compact and the price of a luxury compact SUV, but it comes in terms of looks and off-road chops.
Land Rover says that the new Evoque’s bodywork is completely new, but the dramatic sloping roof and rising girth are instantly recognizable as an Evoque. The 2020 Evoque grille and LED headlights and taillights are slimmer and more modern, and the design has become even more minimalist, with less finishing and upholstery and almost no brightwork. The first edition and sportier R-Dynamic models feature interesting copper-colored finishes on the bonnet, fenders, and bumper. But you can also go full Darth Vader with an all-black outer package and black wheels.
2020 Land Rover Evoque Interior
The interior has ample storage space, including space under the front section of the center console. Cargo space is small for the class but sufficient for weekend trips. Land Rover says there are 21.5 cubic feet behind the back seat; that’s 6 percent more than in 2019, but still just as much as a BMW X2 hatchback, and far less than the nearly 29 cubic feet in an X3, which is a more direct competitor. With the Evoque’s 40/20/40 split rear seat folded, the maximum cargo space is 50.5 cubic feet. Most Evoques use Land Rover’s latest InControl Touch Pro Duo infotainment and control system, which has a pair of padded 10-inch touchscreens in the middle. The system also integrated a 12.3-inch adjustable instrument and an information display and an optional clear head-on display.
The futuristic digital array contributes to the pure appearance of the SUV, and the coordinated fonts and graphics are smooth, but its use can be frustrating. Those cool fonts are too small and fine to be easily readable in some light conditions, even after tilting the top screen. The bottom view handles climate and other settings, but it may require multiple actions for simple tasks. It is also slow to start up initially and can have a frustrating delay between touch and result. At least the familiar Apple CarPlay and Android Auto interfaces are standard. Up to six USB ports and a Wi-Fi hotspot are available, and there’s an interesting back seat option: built-in USB power devices on the front seats.
2020 Land Rover Evoque Engine
The standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder was adequate, delivering 246 hp and 269 lb of torque with a nine-speed ZF automatic transmission. But the overall behavior of the drive is definitely not polished: the accelerator’s acceleration is an embarrassment and the accelerator is touchy. First of all, nothing happens, then you give it more gas and it moves forward, not a recipe for city management.
The P300 models use a 2.0-liter turbocharged 296 hp and 295 lb, which is also mated to the problematic ZF gearbox. This version includes the new 48-volt light-hybrid system that improves city gas improvement by storing energy at a slowdown and allowing the engine to stop at less than 11 mph when braking; it then helps with restart and initial acceleration. Gas mileage is competitive, but not impressive: the 246-hp engine is EPA-rated 20/27/23 mpg city/highway / combined, while the 296 hp version is 21/26/23 mpg.
2020 Land Rover Evoque Safety
The standard S-finish safety and driver technology include a forward-collision warning system with a low-speed automatic emergency brake, lane-keeping assistant, and a driver’s attention monitor. There are high-speed automatic braking speeds, automatic high beams, a blind spot monitor, an oncoming door exit warning, rear cross-traffic warning, and customizable cruise control for 2020 Land Rover Evoque SUVs.