Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Interior
Test drivers say the cabin in the Evoque is one of the most well-made in the class. Though the cabin is high-quality, reviewers say the second-row seats are cramped, which is common for the class, and are disappointed that it doesn’t have as much cargo space as its competitors.
- "The standard panoramic glass roof (on all models but the new base Pure) helps keep the Evoque's interior from feeling confining despite the low roofline and shallow side windows. It lets in an abundance of sunlight and gives a brilliant view out." -- Kelley Blue Book
- "Inside, the Evoque treats with a handsome, smartly laid-out cabin." -- Motor Trend (2012)
- "One of the nicest features of the Evoque is its interior. The steel unit-body is stiff and there wasn’t a single squeak found, not a panel out of place, or stitch gone wrong." -- Road and Track (2012)
According to auto writers, cabin space in the five-seat Range Rover Evoque varies depending on body style. The front seats are spacious, but reviewers complain about poor visibility. They say that the Range Rover Evoque’s low roofline and small rear and side windows limit what the driver can see. Like many luxury compact SUVs, test drivers suggest limiting the back seat to two passengers, and add that many passengers will feel cramped, particularly in the two-door model. They suggest that shoppers who will have rear passengers frequently get the four-door models because the extra doors make entry and exit easier.
- "Headroom and legroom are plentiful. Rear visibility is hampered by the vehicle's sloping rear roof line; narrow rear side windows; and small, raked rear window." -- Consumer Guide (front seats, 2012)
- "There's a decent amount of headroom, and the front seats are quite comfortable. In back, the four-door model is a bit more accommodating and clearly the choice for families." -- Edmunds (2012)
- "Four travel in comfort, five is a bit more tight." -- Road and Track (2012)
- "Oh, and those back seats are pretty cramped, especially in the three-door ‘coupe,’ which has a lower roofline." -- Popular Mechanics (2012)
The 2013 Range Rover Evoque comes standard with an 8-inch, touch-screen stereo, two USB ports, an auxiliary input jack, Bluetooth and an 11-speaker Meridian sound system. Optional features include a navigation system, 360-degree surround camera, rear-seat entertainment system, satellite radio and HD Radio.
Test drivers are impressed with the number of standard and optional features the Evoque offers. In particular, they say the sound quality from the Meridian sound system is outstanding. Reviewers say that for a touch-screen system, it is pretty easy to use, considering that it controls a lot of the entertainment and communication systems. They like that it replaces a lot of the buttons that would otherwise be located on the dashboard. One test driver thinks the system is slow.
- "The vehicle electronics network is fiber optic and coordinates the touch-screen and voice-command features that control the car's many entertainment and communications devices without needless control clutter. High-end audio with up to 17 speakers is supplied by Meridian, a company that claims to have invented surround sound, and it sounds brilliant." -- AutoWeek (2012)
- "Interior appointments are Range Rover-posh, standard-equipment comprehensive, and the array of electronic goodies extensive." -- Car and Driver (2012)
- "The large, centrally located touchscreen interface is also shared with sister company Jaguar. It's far more user-friendly than what was fitted to prior Land Rover models, though overall operation is still a bit slow." -- Edmunds (2012)
With the rear seats up, Range Rover Evoque four-door models have 20.3 cubic feet of cargo space. With the rear seats folded, that number increases to 51 cubic feet. The coupe model has 19.4 cubic feet with the rear seats up and 47.6 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Reviewers are disappointed with the Range Rover Evoque’s cargo space, which is less than what many of its competitors offer. They say interior storage is much better. It has a large glovebox and center console, as well as a lot of small storage spaces.
- "Evoque's power liftgate is standard and a welcome convenience. Small items storage is good for a vehicle this size and is comprised of a large glovebox, a deep center console, small cubbies in back, and several door and seat pockets." -- Consumer Guide (2012)
- "Even so, the Evoque is still the least practical choice in the small luxury SUV segment." -- Edmunds (2012)
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