Update: Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Better late than never. I’ve got nothing but good things to say about my week with the 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque. My biggest concern with the Evoque was how much its styling would impact its practicality, but I’m happy to report that after a 350 mile road trip hauling a full set of dining room chairs (plus assorted luggage and gifts), and then ferrying a load of five passengers around Montreal, the Range Rover performed exceptionally well.
Headroom is actually decent in the back, even with the sloped roof, and when the rear seats are folded forward cargo room is healthy too. Where you really notice the truncated roofline is when dealing with the ‘trunk’ between the rear seatback and the liftgate: it’s pretty small, especially in comparison to other compact luxury rivals. The fit and finish of the Land Rover’s interior, however, goes a long way towards helping you forgive it coming up short in certain areas. Materials are top-notch, and it looks and feels significantly different inside from its LR2 sibling.