The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque is stepping back into the spotlight. The previous generation was Land Rover’s best selling model for most of its lifetime. It’s back with a redesign, although in typical Range Rover fashion, it’s less of a reinvention and more of an evolution. Part upscale utility and part fashion statement, the updated Evoque is ready for a new reign.
What's New for 2020
It may not look like it, but the Evoque was fully redesigned for 2020. It now comes only in a five-door body. Plus, it gets retractable door handles, which is neat.
Choosing Your Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
Although the Evoque technically gets two new powertrains, they’ll be familiar to fans of the brand. Both are based on a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, use a nine-speed automatic automatic transmission, and are standard with all-wheel drive.
The base engine, called P250 by Land Rover, gets a nine-horsepower boost for a total of 246 hp to go along with 269 pound-feet of torque. The base setup achieves an EPA-estimated 20 miles per gallon city, 27 mpg highway, and 23 combined.
The newer development is a mild hybrid system, called P300, used in the R-Dynamic trims. It adds 48 volts of electric power paired with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for a combined 296 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. More about performance than efficiency, the mild hybrid setup only gets 21/26/23 mpg (city/highway/combined).
The Evoque is designed to look good on city streets, but it’s still a Range Rover. The wading depth is even higher this year: it can now tackle up to 23.6 inches of water. The Evoque uses a new Terrain Repsonse 2 system to adapt to road surfaces, but it still uses five drive modes and the flexible all-wheel drive system.
The tech also gets an upgrade. All cars except the S and R-Dynamic S trims get two 10-inch touchscreens front and center (the S and R-Dynamic S just get the top one). The top handles infotainment and navigation, while the bottom covers climate and vehicle functions. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are standard.
Behind the rear seats, the Evoque has 20.9 cubic feet of cargo capacity, which is in the middle of the pack for its class.
The features are divided across six trims:
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque isn’t cheap to begin with, and the long option list can inflate the price quickly. We’d stick to the regular or R-Dyanmic S or SE trims and add packages and standalone features with discretion.