Used Range Rover Evoque review: 2011 to 2018 (Mk1) - Practicality and boot space

The Range Rover Evoque isn’t the most practical SUV around, but the five-door should be good enough for family life

Carbuyer Rating

3.5 out of 5

Practicality and boot space Rating

3.0 out of 5

There are different versions of the Range Rover Evoque to consider for practicality. The five-door Evoque has a more spacious interior than the three-door Coupe thanks to its upright styling, while its boot is also slightly bigger than the three-door's. Yet even the Coupe's boot is reasonably large and well shaped. Choosing a four-wheel-drive model boosts both the Evoque's towing and off-road ability.

Avoid the Evoque Convertible if practicality is a concern because it has less space inside than either of the hard-top models. It takes 18 seconds to lower the roof in that model, and you can do it at up to 30mph.

How big is the Range Rover Evoque? 

The Range Rover Evoque is roughly 4.4m long, 2m wide and 1.6m high, although the exact dimensions depend on the trim level you choose as there are differences in the body and wheels. The main thing to consider is the width, which may mean it won’t fit into a smaller single garage, although most owners probably won’t need to squeeze one indoors.

How much space is there for passengers?

The five-door model is 40mm higher than the Coupe, which means more headroom in the back seat, as well as slightly more rear legroom. Space up front is decent, too, and Land Rover hasn’t skimped on storage space. The Evoque has door bins that can hold a large water bottle, a big lidded cubbyhole in the centre console and several cup-holders.

Legroom in the Convertible model isn’t great, so it’s only really meant to be used for short trips with four people inside.

How big is the boot?

Range Rover quotes a figure of 575 litres for the Evoque’s boot (or 550 litres for the three-door model), but be aware that this figure assumes you’ll load it all the way to the roof. Measured to the rear parcel shelf (which is how most other manufacturers gauge carrying capacity), the boot’s volume is still reasonable, at 420 litres. 

All Evoques have a well shaped load area with a large opening and rear seats that fold almost completely flat. Put all the seats down and the five-door Evoque has a maximum capacity of 1,445 litres, while the three-door car offers 1,350 litres. The Convertible has just 251 litres of boot space so it’s not very good for carrying luggage.

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