The Evoque is more about style than function.
Sure, it wears the prestigious Range Rover logo, but the SUV is frustrating on several levels.
There is a pronounced initial delay when accelerating from a rolling stop, then the power comes on too abruptly.
The ride is overly stiff, fuel economy is among the worst in its class, and outward visibility is hampered.
The dual-screen infotainment system echoes other Land Rover models.
We find it convoluted and rather slow to respond to commands.
On the plus side, handling is quite nimble, the front seats are comfortable, and fit and finish is impressive.
Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, and lane keeping assistance are standard; other advanced safety features are optional.