This is the chapter were the Evoque is the least Range Rover-ish and it all has to do with the suspension setup, which belongs to the hot hatch area, rather than to the SUV one. Fortunately, the rest of the car does everything it can to save the day, with the efforts being remarkable.
The seats give you a coasy feeling, and this is also true for the rear ones, while the optional leather on our test car was extra-smooth. The soundproofing is excellent, while the interior space is decent, even for the two passengers sitting in the back.
We'll remind you that the five-door version of the Evoque is just as long as the coupe, so it's no wonder that, in the back, the car doesn't feel like a coupe at all.
The vehicle we tested also came with optional goodies such as heated front seats and a touch-screen infotainment system ,which really made life sweet aboard.
The compact glass area of the Evoque has two faces: it gives a feeling of security, working together with the cabin design to create the impression of a cocoon, but it can become annoying inside the city, where the visibility is below average.
All in all, the Evoque would be a comfortable car, if the suspension used a different setup. However, we understand the compromise and prefer it to one that would throw handling out the window. But you don't need to choose - go for the optional adaptive dampers and all the problems will be solved.Continue reading