The 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque continues with the same attractive design as last year, but changes have been made underneath the hood and on the inside. Last year’s P300 powertrain has been discontinued, leaving the P250 powertrain, which consists of a 246-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the only choice available.
On the inside, the Evoque now comes with Land Rover’s Pivi Pro infotainment system that brings over-the-air updates, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard. A new available Online Pack package includes Wi-Fi hot spot, Spotify integration, and a wireless charging pad.
These aren’t major changes, but they simplify the Evoque’s lineup, which should make it easier for consumers to find the right model for them. The new infotainment system promises to be easier to use than last year’s and brings more modern features to the table.
Choosing Your Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
There are five available trims for the Evoque: S, SE, R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic SE, and R-Dynamic HSE. Pricing for the S starts at $44,350 (including destination), while the R-Dynamic HSE is priced at $54,450.
Range Rover only offers one powertrain for the 2021 Evoque. The base powertrain, which is called P250, features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 246 hp.
The engine is paired with a nine-speed automatic transmission and routes power to all four wheels through a standard all-wheel-drive system. The Evoque has a combined fuel economy rating of 22 mpg.
While we miss the discontinued P300 powertrain, the P250 has plenty of power for daily use, while the standard all-wheel-drive system offers a variety of off-roading modes for consumers that enjoy hitting trails.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The Evoque has seating for up to five people, offering a spacious amount of space for those in the front, while passengers in the rear may find legroom to be tight, as the SUV only has 34 inches of rear legroom.
When it comes to cargo space, the Evoque offers 21.6 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats and a total of 50.5 cubic feet with the rear seats folded. Those figures are average for a subcompact SUV.
Land Rover packs the Evoque with a variety of standard safety features. The base Evoque comes with lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, traffic sign recognition, a surround-view camera, and driver drowsiness monitoring.
The available $630 Blind Spot Assist Pack package brings blind-spot monitoring, a safe exist assist system, and rear cross-traffic alert. Adaptive cruise control is included with these features via the Driver Assist Pack that costs $1,950.
The standard infotainment system consists of a 10-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, two USB ports, six audio speakers, an HD Radio, satellite radio, and voice recognition.
The available Technology Pack package brings a head-up display, a 12.3-inch instrument cluster, a wireless smartphone charging pad with a phone signal booster, a rearview mirror camera, and a 10-inch lower touchscreen. The package costs $2,280 on the base Evoque.
Standard features on the entry-level S trim include leather upholstery, 12-way power-adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control, LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.
There are quite a few optional packages for the S trim. The Cold Climate Pack brings a heated steering wheel, heated washer jets, and a heated windshield. The package costs $650. The available $1,080 Dynamic Handling Pack brings red brake calipers, adaptive suspension, and configurable drive modes.
Two major packages are offered. The first and most affordable one is the Premium Upgrade Interior Pack that costs $1,810 and includes bright metal pedals, interior cabin lighting, a suede cloth headliner, illuminated treadplates, and carpet mats. A powered tailgate, keyless entry, a power-adjustable steering column, and cargo space storage rails are included with the $2,010 Convenience Pack.
Land Rover offers a lot of these features independently as standalone options.
The SE adds 20-inch wheels, high-beam assist, adaptive headlights, and a power liftgate as standard equipment.
The SE trim has a lot of the same optional packages as the base S trim.
The main difference between the regular Evoque trims and the R-Dynamic ones is the standard R-Dynamic Exterior Pack on the latter.
The exterior package comes with Burnished Copper exterior accents, dark gray trim pieces, black mirror caps, and a more aggressive body kit. The majority of other standard and optional features carry over from the regular S trim.
The R-Dynamic SE trim shares the same standard and optional features as the regular SE trim but brings the sporty R-Dynamic Exterior Pack as standard.
The range-topping R-Dynamic HSE comes with a rearview mirror camera, keyless entry, a powered gesture liftgate, Windsor leather upholstery, 14-way power-adjustable front seats, and a Meridian audio system as standard equipment.
Optional packages for the HSE mirror ones that are available on lower trims.
With only one available engine, we think sticking with one of the 2021 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque’s lower trims is the best way to go. With more standard tech and safety features, we think the SE is a good starting point. From there, the Driver Assist Pack and the Convenience Pack are the two that we recommend getting, leaving you with a handsome, well-equipped subcompact SUV.