ABS and ESC standard. Side and head protection air bags standard.
Overall, the Evoque is more about style than function. We tested a four-door Evoque with the old six-speed automatic and got 21 mpg overall. The now-standard nine-speed automatic was neither smooth nor responsive in the similar Discovery Sport we tested. The Evoque's ride is choppy, and noise levels are elevated. Interior room and visibility are sacrificed for the striking silhouette. Controls are a bit quirky. Handling is sprightly but becomes disconcerting at the limits. The Evoque's Terrain Response system facilitates moderate off-road capability. Updates include optional lane-keeping assist, the addition of the InControl infotainment system, and new seats. A more powerful, 286-hp engine is new for 2018.