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2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2012 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was new.


Interior: 8.2

Inside, the 2012 Range Rover Evoque lives up to its Land Rover heritage with an interior that is equipped with features that most buyers seek. Not only is the cabin stocked full of standard goodies like Bluetooth and two USB ports, but reviewers say that overall, the Evoque’s interior quality and luxurious amenities make the cabin one of its strongest characteristics.

  • "The Evoque might share its engine with the Explorer, but the Rover offers the kind of boutique features that identify it with more rarefied company." -- Automobile Magazine 
  • "Inside, the Evoque treats with a handsome, smartly laid-out cabin." -- Motor Trend
  • "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


With two body styles (four doors and two doors), seat comfort for rear passengers varies in the 2012 Evoque. But for the most part, test drivers are satisfied with the amount of space available in the back row. Like most SUVs and sedans, they suggest limiting the back seat to two passengers, and add that many 6-foot tall passengers will be comfortable. If you’re interested in the two-door, be sure to assess for headroom because the rear dimensions are different. Also keep in mind that passengers will probably have a hard time accessing the second row without the extra doors. One reviewer notes that tall drivers can sit comfortably in the two-door.

  • "Rear headroom in the coupe model is 38 inches, and there is 36 inches of legroom. A panoramic sunroof improves the situation, and even this six-foot-five writer fit comfortably." -- AutoWeek
  • "The 3-door does have a slightly lower rear roof line and most closely matches the LRX concept, but rear doors are such a convenience that the sportier Evoque will be a rare bird. Rear seat comfort is better than most sedans, and the hatch provides ample carrying capacity. Four travel in comfort, five is a bit more tight." -- Road and Track 
  • “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
  • "Oh, and those back seats are pretty cramped, especially in the three-door ‘coupe,’ which has a lower roofline." -- Popular Mechanics

Interior Features

The 2012 Range Rover Evoque is a technically an off-road SUV, but most reviewers say you wouldn’t guess it’s well-suited for climbing rocks and trudging though creeks when you climb inside. That’s because the Evoque has climate control for the rear seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, push-button start, Bluetooth, an 8-inch touch screen, two USB ports and a Meridian sound system standard. Navigation, rear seat entertainment and satellite and HD radio are available, but are expensive options. Navigation is part of the $4,000 premium package, and satellite radio and rear seat entertainment tack another $3,250 to the Evoque’s bottom line.

  • "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
  • "Interior appointments do not disappoint as the usual luxury features will be found, including leather, metallic surfaces, full-size panoramic glass roof, surround cameras, and advanced entertainment systems." -- Motor Trend
  • "Interior appointments are Range Rover-posh, standard-equipment comprehensive, and the array of electronic goodies extensive.” -- Car and Driver
  • “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


With a maximum of 47.6 cubic feet in the coupe model and 51 cubic feet of available space in the four-door model, the 2012 Evoque has a good amount of cargo space, but with the rear seats in use, that space decreases considerably. When seating five, both models have about 20 cubic feet, which is a number typical for midsize sedans, but poor for an SUV. The majority of small SUVS have more than 20 cubic feet with all seats in use.

  • “Even so, the Evoque is still the least practical choice in the small luxury SUV segment. The Evoque also only has 51 cubic feet of maximum cargo space, 3 fewer cubes than the former class baby, the Mercedes GLK.” -- Edmunds

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