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2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque was new.

Scorecard

Interior: 8.1

The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque's interior is replete with premium materials and handsome styling, according to automotive writers. They note that the front seats are comfortable but find the rear seats cramped. Reviewers praise the simple, yet smart layout of the dash, though a few think the infotainment system responds slowly to commands. The Evoque's cargo capacity is lower than that of other luxury subcompact SUVs.

  • "The Range Rover Evoque's attractive styling doesn't stop at the sheet metal, especially with the 2016 refresh that has added new refinements to the interior. … The integration of the large, 8-inch touchscreen in the center of the dash is superb, and the uncluttered, steeply angled center stack is effective and pleasing to the eye." -- Edmunds
  • "The Evoque has several characteristics setting it apart from the competition. Perhaps the most notable is its interior, which features excellent build quality, fine materials and pleasing aesthetics. Even in the base model, the Evoque's interior is stunning, with soft-touch materials, brushed aluminum trim and an automatic gear selector that rises out of the center console." -- AutoTrader (2015)
  • "Contrasting with the flashy exterior of the 2015 Range Rover Evoque luxury SUV is a simple-laid-out interior. Material quality is excellent, and the details like buttons and switches have a quality feel." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "Everything feels nice and even smells nice, too. At stop lights I would run my hand over the leather-wrapped top of the dashboard just because." -- Jalopnik (2013)

Seating

The 2016 Evoque seats five and comes standard with leather upholstery. Upgraded leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, heated and ventilated front seats, massaging front seats, heated rear seats, a heated windshield and a heated steering wheel are available. Reviewers find the front seats comfortable, but they say the sloping roofline limits rear headroom and keeps the interior fairly dark. They add that in two-door models, getting in and out of the rear seats proves challenging. Critics say that the Evoque's roofline and narrow windows impair visibility in all directions.

  • "Front seat comfort in the Evoque is quite good, but the sloped roof makes rear headroom tight for adults, and the pinched side windows and rear hatch glass don't permit much light to enter. The two-door Evoque is even worse, as it makes a challenge out of simply entering and exiting the rear seat. Rear visibility is also poor, so the 360-degree parking camera and blind spot monitor are worth the investment." -- Edmunds
  • The seats are comfortable yet supportive, and passenger space is good though a little tight in back. Sitting three across is strictly short-term. Accessing that rear seat is obviously more challenging in the 3-door." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "You pay other prices for the Evoque's stylish appearance. The windshield and rear and side windows are narrow, limiting the driver's ability to see out. Designers compensated by giving the Evoque extra-large side mirrors, but the tradeoff is that the driver's side mirror is so big it's difficult to see pedestrians in the crosswalk when you make left turns." -- BusinessWeek (2012)

Interior Features

Standard features in the 2016 Range Rover Evoque include push-button start, automatic climate control, an 11-speaker Meridian audio system, a USB port, Bluetooth, emergency brake assist, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and the InControl Touch infotainment system with an 8-inch touch screen. Available features include a panoramic sunroof, HD Radio, satellite radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot with an integrated 3G antenna, a 17-speaker Meridian audio system, navigation, head-up display, adaptive cruise control, driver drowsiness monitoring, blind spot monitoring, automatic parallel and perpendicular park assist, a 360-degree camera system and a rear-seat entertainment system.

Automotive writers say the infotainment system’s touch screen makes apps look the same way they do on a smartphone, but they add that it is slow to respond to inputs. Critics report that the available 17-speaker audio system sounds sublime.

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  • Less delightful is the touchscreen's menu interface, which is sometimes slower on the uptake than top rival systems. Land Rover's InControl Apps system integrates Apple and Android smartphones in such a way that certain apps look the same on the touchscreen as they do on your device. Remote features include the ability to unlock and lock doors, start the engine and activate climate control. The Evoque still isn't an infotainment leader in this segment, but native smartphone compatibility goes a long way toward balancing the scales." -- Edmunds
  • "The Evoque's power tailgate worked fine, and the backup camera was pretty convenient, but the main 8" touchscreen wasn't super easy to use. … nor was the interface intuitive." -- Jalopnik (2013)
  • "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 (2012)

Cargo

Four-door models of the 2016 Range Rover Evoque offer 20.3 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats up and 51 cubic feet with them folded. Two-door models offer 19.4 cubic feet of space with the rear seats up and 47.6 with them folded. Both models have less cargo space than luxury subcompact SUV rivals. A hands-free power liftgate is available. Test drivers say that the Evoque’s sloping body design limits cargo space. They note that there is plenty of room for groceries and similar items, but larger objects may not fit.

  • "Finally, the Evoque's shape and comparatively compact footprint don't leave much room for cargo." -- Edmunds
  • Cargo space is okay in both models with fold-down rear seats adding some room for loads, but the rakish, tapering body design does squeeze space." -- Kelley Blue Book (2015)
  • "[T]he sharply angled hatch reduces cargo space to the point where an equal-size sedan would probably offer more actual load capability." -- AutoWeek (2013)
  • I could manage a small trip to Costco or a decent-sized grocery trip without effort, but a double stroller and heck, maybe a single stroller depending on the size, might cause strife. The 60/40-split rear seats will ease some cargo issues if you don't mind losing the passenger space." -- Cars.com (2012)

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