The 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is a small SUV with a lot of personalities, but most competing subcompact luxury SUVs are more practical. The high starting price, cramped back seats, and relatively poor fuel economy make the Evoque a tough sell if you’re looking for good value in a small luxury SUV.
The 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is essentially a carryover model with a few minor changes. For example, adaptive cruise control is now standard on all trims, which we expect for this price point.
A couple of option packages have been dropped, but the SE trims now have an updated deployable touchscreen and Meridian premium audio.
Compact luxury SUVs are a dime a dozen, but the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque stands out as something unique. It has styling not quite like anything else on the road, plus it has the outstanding off-road capabilities associated with the storied Range Rover name. Not only that, but it’s a comfortable and luxurious daily driver as well.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is powered by a 246-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder dubbed P250, and it comes standard with a nine-speed automatic and all-wheel drive. At our test track, the Evoque delivered a 7.1-second zero-to-60-mph run.
Rivals such as the BMW X1 and the Volvo XC40 delivered slightly quicker times, but the Land Rover is still competitively lively. The more powerful P300 powertrain is limited to the top-spec HST R-Dynamic.
That engine makes a stout 296 horsepower and is assisted by a 48-volt hybrid system; at our test track, the P300 managed a 6.6-second zero-to-60-mph time. On the road, there’s no mistaking the Evoque for a hatchback car as you can with the X1.
It feels substantial, and the seat height is SUV appropriate; it handles corners adequately but won’t satisfy enthusiast drivers in the same way as the BMW or Mercedes-Benz GLA-class.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA estimates that the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque should deliver 20 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. In our 75-mph highway fuel-economy test, a P250 returned a rather dismal 24 mpg. For more information about the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque’s fuel economy, visit the EPA’s website.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Unfortunately, the Evoque’s chunky exterior dimensions belie its cabin space, which is tight—especially for those in the back seat. When compared with other subcompact SUVs such as the X1 and the XC40, the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque‘s rear seats feel downright confined. That said, interior materials are quite nice.
The 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque can be ordered with a very cool textured-cloth upholstery that covers the seats, door panels, and dashboard; leather is still offered as standard, though.
Other standard features include dual-zone automatic climate control, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, and ambient interior lighting.
Cargo space behind the rear seat isn’t as generous as you’d expect from an SUV, but it held six carry-on suitcases in our testing, which aligns with a good part of the segment.
Infotainment and Connectivity
All Evoque models come with a 10.0-inch infotainment touchscreen running Land Rover’s Pivi Pro interface. The system offers good functionality and is much improved over the last generation models’ InControl Touch Pro system, but buyers will still need to get accustomed to its quirks.
Navigation and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration are all standards; a head-up display, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a Meridian premium audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio are all optional.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Land Rover has equipped the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque with a host of standard driver-assistance features with more offered as optional extras.
For more information about the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque‘s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque R Dynamic HSE P300
front-engine, all-wheel-drive, 5-passenger, 4-door hatchback
PRICE AS TESTED
$67,190 (base price: $56,795)
turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve 2.0-liter inline-4, 296 hp, 295 lb-ft + permanent-magnet synchronous AC motor, 15 hp, 103 lb-ft; combined output, 296 hp, 295 lb-ft; 0.2-kWh lithium-ion battery pack
9-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Suspension (F/R): strut/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 13.7-in vented disc/12.8-in vented disc
Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season, 245/45R-21 104W M+S JLR
Wheelbase: 105.6 in
Length: 172.1 in
Width: 75.0 in
Height: 64.9 in
Passenger volume: 90 cu ft
Cargo volume: 22 cu ft
Curb weight: 4419 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS
Zero to 60 mph: 6.6 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 18.9 sec
Zero to 130 mph: 43.3 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 7.6 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 4.0 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 6.5 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 15.2 sec @ 91 mph
Top speed (governor limited, mfr’s claim): 150 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 181 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad*: 0.83 g
C/D FUEL ECONOMY
Observed: 19 mpg
75-mph highway driving: 27 mpg
Highway range: 470 miles
EPA FUEL ECONOMY
Combined/city/highway: 23/21/26 mpg